Vic Darchinyan beats Rodrigo Guerrero in super-flyweight bout

March 14, 2010 - 12:51 AMT  05:16 GMT
Boxing: On Saturday night at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, California, Darchinyan did his part to keep the hopes for rematch with Filipino Nonito Donaire alive, boxing to a commanding unanimous decision win over 22-year old challenger Rodrigo Guerrero (13-2-1, 9 KO) of Mexico City, Mexico.

Armenian Genocide Resolution and ANC rally intensified the political life in Armenia

March 6, 2010 - 13:05 AMT  05:16 GMT
Last week, the internal political life in Armenia has been very active. On March 1, Monday, the Armenian National Congress (ANC) coordinator Levon Zurabyan addressing a rally in Yerevan on behalf of ANC voiced six steps to get out of the ‘March crisis’. According to Levon Zurabyan , those steps should be implemented before the next meeting of the PACE Monitoring Committee. "First of all, it is necessary to release all political prisoners, the second, to recover until April an independent body investigating killings on March 1 and 2. Third, to review the law on holding rallies and marches in April and re-shape it. The fourth, to open the A1 + TV station by May, the fifth, to reform the Armenia’s electoral code by late May and the seventh – to hold early parliamentary and presidential elections between June and September, " Levon Zurabyan said. The Congress will present these issues to the Council of Europe representatives on March 16 in Armenia.

Government plans to further expand IT in the educations system

March 1, 2010 - 15:50 AMT  05:16 GMT
The government announced plans to connect most of Armenia’s general and secondary schools to the internet and join them into a unified network by 2011. The director of National Center for Educational Technologies Areg Grigoryan said 624 schools are already connected to the world wide web with plans pending to connect 750 more schools to the internet once work on building the dedicated network is completed as part of a World Bank funded project.

Armenian doctors have to both treat cancer and raise funds for it

February 28, 2010 - 15:52 AMT  05:16 GMT
February 15 is International Childhood Cancer Day. New cases of cancer in Armenia account for 7000 annually, including about 100 children under 15. The figure is terrifying, although they don’t differ much from the world statistics. Cancer is a very insidious disease without marked initial symptoms. In most cases, the latent period of the disease is durable and it can hardly be detected in the initial stage.

Armenia sees economic growth and mortgage lending boost

February 20, 2010 - 17:09 AMT  05:16 GMT
The GDP in Armenia grew by 2,4% in January 2010, compared with January 2009 results, to comprise AMD 149,5 billion.