13:40 | October 23, 2014
In response to a bill introduced today by MPs Rubik Hakobyan and Tevan Poghosyan to eliminate military conscription postponements for students seeking post-graduate education, Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan said such a controversial measure wasn’t merely the decision of two legislators.
21:21 | October 22, 2014
The Romanian Anti-Corruption Office (DNA) raided offices and businesses connected to the Romanian state forest authority, Romsilva, on Oct. 15 over allegations of bribery and corruption.
17:44 | October 21, 2014
Plastered by a street art group calling itself Hakaharvatz (Counter Strike), the image of the kissing couple has yet to be torn down, as is the case with other Counter Strike installations.
17:17 | October 21, 2014
In ports across the United Kingdom, shipping containers may conceal stolen vehicles destined for other countries. A recent operation by British authorities seized many of these vehicles before they could be smuggled overseas.
16:20 | October 21, 2014
A statement issued by the Pre-Parliament issued the same day says that Yenikomshian told the police, allegedly from the Criminal Investigation Division, that he was sightless.
10:43 | October 21, 2014
Policy Forum Armenia condemns in strongest possible terms the brutal treatment of Alec Yenigomshian, a blind political activist, by police in downtown Yerevan on October 19, 2014.
20:14 | October 20, 2014
Croatia’s anti-corruption police (USKOK) arrested the mayor of the capital city, Zagreb, and several of the city’s top administrative officials on Oct. 19 on suspicion of corruption and abuse of power relating to the city’s municipal services company, reports Deutsche Welle.
19:36 | October 20, 2014
A delegation of the representatives for Eastern Partnership will be visiting Armenia on October 21 and 22. During their trip the Ambassadors will give a lecture at the Yerevan State University on the topic of ‘‘Strengthening of the cooperation between Armenia and EU within the framework of Eastern Partnership’’.
14:58 | October 20, 2014
Shant Harutyunyan, the event organizer was sentenced to six years imprisonment on October 17 on the charge of “hooliganism committed with a weapon or another item used as a weapon”.
22:04 | October 17, 2014
When Sondra Arquiett agreed to cooperate with government investigators investigating drug traffickers, she gave them access to her cell phone and all its contents. But could she have anticipated what they would do with it?
22:00 | October 17, 2014
A court in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Oct. 13 sentenced Muslim Umiryayev, the country’s former vice minister of agriculture, to 10 years in prison for accepting a US$ 100,000 bribe.
21:15 | October 16, 2014
The founder of Liberty Reserve, a digital currency payment processing company that prosecutors say criminals used to launder US$6 billion of illicit profits, has pleaded not guilty in the US District Court in Manhattan, according to ABC News.
21:13 | October 16, 2014
A former top executive of Zurich-based UBS AG, a Swiss financial services company, faces up to five years in prison for conspiracy to commit tax fraud if convicted in a trial that began Oct. 14 in Florida.
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