Homeland not a prison, nor an inn: President
“Promotion of statehood is one of the main challenges faced by Armenian people today, and we must rise to it,” Serzh Sargsyan said.
220 Azeri ceasefire violations reported on week of Sept 14-20
Azerbaijan fired over 900 shots from various caliber weapons towards the positions of Karabakh defense army.
Roof of St. Minas Armenian Church collapses in Georgian capital
The year 2009 saw a collapse of the Church of Mughnetsos, while in 2012, Surb Nshan was damaged in fire.
Air Armenia to resume flights as Russian debt problems settled
Earlier, Rosaviation announced plans to suspend air navigation services to Air Armenia over the airline’s outstanding and current debts.
Monet, Renoir, Matisse masterworks to be showcased in Florida
Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum are among the lending institutions.
Ray Bradbury’s science fiction & art collection put up for auction
Bradbury, the famed writer of “Fahrenheit 451” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes” who died in 2012, was a prolific collector.
Cher sued by backup dancers over alleged race discrimination
Her former choreographer and two back-up dancers claimed that their dismissal followed an instruction not to hire any more dark skinned dancers.
Visitors called to “use imagination” as Picasso museum opens in Paris
The museum, which is under the stewardship of the French government, won't officially open until Oct. 25.
Former French President Sarkozy announces return to politics
In July, he was placed under formal investigation on suspicion of seeking to influence judges who were looking into his affairs.
Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds cross into Turkey after IS advance
At least 18 Islamic State fighters were killed in clashes with Syrian Kurds overnight as the militant group took control of more villages.
Catalonia's parliament approves independence referendum
Mas earlier said Scotland's rejection of independence was "not a setback" and that having the chance to vote was "the key point".
Turkey’s ex-President denies rumors about forming new party
"As I said before, I will be doing what other former presidents have been doing after they serve as the president,” Gül said.
Microsoft delays Xbox One launch in China, gives no reason
In a statement, Microsoft VP Yusuf Mehdi said that Xbox One pre-orders in China have been “beyond our expectations.”
Iran has a role to play in fight against Islamic State: Kerry
Last week, the U.S. said it would be inappropriate for Iran to join the coalition because of its "engagement in Syria and elsewhere".
Russia denies discrediting Malaysian jet crash investigation
Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in Ukraine's eastern region of Donetsk, killing all 298 people on board.
Fitch says U.S. still deserves AAA credit rating
Fitch noted that the economic growth in the U.S. is stronger than most other advanced countries, even if still not particularly fast.
Storm heads to Taiwan after leaving 200,000 displaced in Philippines
A boat capsized in the central Philippines but all 53 crew and passengers were rescued by the navy, Alexander Pama said.
ECHR to hear Berlusconi appeal against tax fraud conviction
The 77-year-old was convicted of artificially inflating prices of film distribution rights bought by his company, Mediaset, to avoid taxes.
Dink Award winner says ‘new Turkey is a scary place’
“This means new violations and more threats, and we are already seeing the signs of this,” Şebnem Korur Fincancı said.
Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agree to create buffer zone
The longer-range artillery systems are to be pulled even farther back to make sure the parties can't reach one another.
Islamic State militants release Turkish hostages in Iraq
Turkey has refused direct involvement in the military campaign against IS partly because of fears over the hostages' safety.
President Sargsyan meets Pope Francis in Rome
After meeting the Pope, President Sargsyan met with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.
Aram I to petition Turkish court for return of Sis catholicosate
"Turkey must always be reminded that Armenia will never stop fighting for its rights in the face of all odds," the Catholicos stressed.
Pakistan picks “Daughter” Toronto thriller as foreign Oscar entry
A woman married off when she was 15, flees her family with her daughter when it emerges that the daughter might suffer the same fate.
Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain’s “Most Violent Year” enters Oscar race
Set during in crime-ridden New York in 1981, the film follows an immigrant family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream.
Turkey’s recognition of Genocide will promote regional stability: PM
Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan stressed the invaluable role of Diaspora in the Genocide recognition campaign.
Google, Apple to encrypt users' data by default
The introduction of default encryption also protects U.S. firms from having to hand over data to law enforcement agencies.
"Hotel Transylvania" helmer’s “Popeye” unveils 1st footage
Gennady Tartakovskys’ directed "Hotel Transylvania" which earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Animated Film for Sony.
Russia mulls ways to isolate itself from internet ‘in case of emergency’
Emergency situations would include “any military activities against the country or mass protests within the country”, a source said.
Oscar winner Ang Lee to adapt “Long Halftime Walk” satirical novel
The film centers on 19-year-old soldier Billy Lynn and his squad, pushed into the limelight as heroes after surviving a battle in Iraq.
No alternative to int’l censure of Armenian Genocide: President
“Sooner or later the Genocide will be given a complete, comprehensive and unequivocal characterization,” the Armenian leader said.
UN declares Ebola ‘threat to peace and security’
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the mission’s effectiveness will depend crucially on support from the international community.
“Mateo” youth drama to represent Colombia in foreign Oscar race
The film trumped 18 other contenders, led by finalists “Tierra en la Lengua” and “Los Hongos”, for the honor.
“The Intouchables” helmer’s “Samba” finds U.S. distribution
“The Intouchables” broke box office records in France and was the top grossing French-language film in the U.S. in the last decade.
Ameriabank credit portfolio tops AMD 200 billion in Aug 2014
“A 10% credit portfolio upsurge was registered in the first 7 months of 2014, with the bank planning to bring the figure to $550M,” Sahakyan said.
GlaxoSmithKline fined $490mln in China after court verdict
The record penalty follows allegations the drug giant paid out bribes to doctors and hospitals in order to have their products promoted.
European Commission President hails Scotland vote
“The European Commission will continue to engage in a constructive dialogue with the Scottish government,” Barroso said.
Catalonia parliament leader to get power to call secession referendum
Mariano Rajoy has vowed to prevent the Nov 9 vote that Catalans want to hold in the wealthy Mediterranean region of 7.5 million people.
Max Borenstein to pen "Godzilla 2" hit monster flick sequel
Borenstein has also been tapped to write the script for King Kong spin-off "Skull Island" starring Tom Hiddleston.
Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams in Tim Burton's “Big Eyes” trailer
The true story centers on Walter and Margaret Keane who became famous in the 1950s thanks to popular paintings of big-eyed children.
Man shoots dead daughter, her six children in Florida
Multiple shootings in the U.S. have happened in schools, colleges, military institutions, shopping malls and homes.
Joint letter laments persecution of Assyrians in Iraq
The Assyrian Universal Alliance and the Armenian National Committee of America have sent a joint letter to Congressman Royce.
Vanes Martirosyan to fight in junior middleweight boxing match
Martirosyan is especially eager to fight in front of the Armenian communities of New England and of the greater tri-state area.
Ukrainian leader says U.S. promised $1bn in financial guarantees
"Agreed with @BarackObama that Ukraine will receive $1 billion in financial guarantees," he said after visiting Washington.
California Governor signs Armenian Genocide Education Act into law
The bill adds Armenian Genocide survivor and witness oral testimonies into the teachings of human rights in California public schools.
Roadside bomb kills 5 UN peacekeepers in Mali
A car carrying Chadian troops hit the explosive north of Aguel'hoc, which is near the embattled city of Kidal, said Olivier Salgado.
Obama remains open to meeting Iran’s Rouhani, U.S. official says
A year ago, Obama and Rouhani, freshly elected president, held a historic telephone call after the General Assembly.
Hollande says France will launch airstrikes against militants in Iraq
The French President traveled to Baghdad last week to help mobilize support for military strikes against Islamic militants.
UN says running out of money to pay for Syria food programs
WFP needs $1 billion for its emergency programs for this year for refugees but has received only $410 million, or 39 percent.
Scots vote ‘no’ in independence referendum
But the yes campaign scored a handful of notable successes, succeeding in the largest city of Glasgow by 53% to 47%.