00:12 | March 21, 2018
In 1960, at the height of the observatory’s Golden Age, a Schmidt-class 1m telescope was brought to Byurakan. An interesting historical side note is Adolf Hitler had presented the telescope to Mussolini as a gift. The aim was to establish an observatory in Italy. The project was never realized.
20:42 | March 20, 2018
The story begins with a stolen car. It ends -- according to a new investigation by KRIK, an OCCRP partner -- with a connection to Vladimir Marinkovic, a senior legislator and vice president of the Serbian National Assembly.
12:59 | March 20, 2018
Referring to an interview Serzh Sargsyan gave to Tert.am yesterday in which the outgoing Armenian president didn’t rule out becoming the country’s next prime minister, Yelk Alliance leader Nikol Pashinyan declared in parliament that, “I believe that Sargsyan wants to create a new form of government in Armenia and that it should be called a government of lies.”
19:21 | March 19, 2018
The students have written to President Serzh Sargsyan, requesting that he rescind the March 15 dismissal of Hovhannes Khorikyan and Gagik Hamparyan by university rector Sahak Minasyan.
17:05 | March 19, 2018
50-60% of infectious intestinal cases in 2016-2017 and January of this year were food-related. The main culprit is coming into contact with sick animals or consuming tainted dairy products.
13:51 | March 17, 2018
At a meeting with representatives of Yerevan-based construction firms, Yeghish Terteryan, who heads the Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body, raised the issue of improper dumping of building waste, telling the business owners that his agency would prefer to prevent such violations, rather than having to fine the companies at fault.
10:55 | March 17, 2018
Armenia’s Ministry of Health reports that plans are underway to build a new hospital in Vayotz Dzor Province and that Minister of Health Levon Altunyan has already met with local physicians in the town of Yegheknadzor.
19:41 | March 16, 2018
The number of children has dropped so much that a part of the kindergarten building has been allocated by the city authorities to the State Committee of the Real Estate Cadastre.
17:47 | March 16, 2018
Prime Minister Robert Fico resigned on Thursday following mass protests and political turmoil over the murder of a journalist who delved into corruption and links between organized crime and politics.
21:02 | March 15, 2018
The infamous Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca, which was implicated in the Panama Papers scandal, announced Thursday it will be shutting down after 40 years of operations because of the firm’s ruined reputation as a result of the leaks.
15:07 | March 15, 2018
Dean Cain, who played Superman in “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”, which ran on American TV from 1993-1997, has told The Jerusalem Post that he hoped every government would recognize the Armenian Genocide because “it’s a historic fact.”
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