Short news

10:42 03/04/2021
Egypt mummies to pass through Cairo in ancient rulers' parade

Crowds of curious Egyptians are expected to line the streets to witness an historic procession of their country's ancient rulers through the capital, Cairo. The lavish, multi-million dollar spectacle will see 22 mummies - 18 kings and four queens - transported from the peach-coloured, neo-classical Egyptian Museum to their new resting place 5km (three miles) away. The mummies will be relocated to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation in what is called The Pharaohs' Golden Parade.

Source: bbc.com

10:00 03/04/2021
Covid: 30 blood clot cases found in AstraZeneca recipients in the UK

The UK's medicines watchdog says it has found 30 cases of rare blood clots in people who have had the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) says the risk of having this type of clot is "very small". The UK cases were out of more than 18 million doses given as of 24 March. Fears over clots have led nations such as the Netherlands, Germany, France and Canada to restrict the jab's use.

Source:  bbc.com

17:56 02/04/2021
Seal Alliance asks walkers to give the animals space as lockdown eases

The public is being urged to give seals space to protect them after a much-reported death of a seal in London. The Seal Alliance is warning that getting too close to seals can lead to their injury and death, even up to several months later. Seals have ventured further inshore on beaches and coastlines that were quieter during lockdown, it says. Last month a popular seal known as "Freddie" was put down after he was attacked by a dog in Barnes, London.

Source: bbc.com

17:25 02/04/2021
EU urges China to ensure freedom of speech after BBC journalist leaves country

The European Union on Friday called on China to ensure freedom of speech and the press after a British Broadcasting Corporation journalist in China relocated to Taiwan saying he had suffered threats and obstruction. The journalist, John Sudworth, told BBC radio he moved with his family because it had become increasingly difficult to remain in the country. Beijing denied making any threats.

Source: reuters.com

16:40 02/04/2021
Iran rejects meeting with U.S. at Vienna nuclear deal talks

Iran on Friday rejected any meeting with the United States in Vienna, where it is taking part next week in a session with the remaining participants in its 2015 nuclear deal, an Iranian Foreign Ministry website reported. “It is their business, whether other parties to the (nuclear accord) seek to consult bilaterally or multilaterally with the United States..., whether in Vienna or elsewhere,” Araqchi added. “The Iranian delegation will not have any talks with the U.S. delegation at any level.”

Source: reuters.com

15:47 02/04/2021
Italian restaurant owner wrongly targeted by US sanctions

One of Donald Trump's last sanctions before he left office was mistakenly on a restaurant owner in Verona, Italy. The error happened as part of the Trump administration's crackdown on blacklisted Venezuelan crude oil. In a case of mistaken identity, restaurant owner Alessandro Bazzoni found himself on the US Treasury's blacklist in January, but was this week finally taken off. Legal experts say this type of mistake happens regularly and can be costly.

Source: bbc.com

15:23 02/04/2021
Два самолета столкнулись в аэропорту Сургута

На стоянке в аэропорту Сургута столкнулись два самолета. Инцидент произошел вечером 1 апреля. При техническом обслуживании самолет ATR-72 с запущенными двигателями начал самопроизвольное движение и столкнулся с самолетом ЯК-40, который находился на стоянке. В самолетах на момент столкновения не были ни пассажиров, ни членов экипажа. Никто не пострадал. Самолеты получили механические повреждения.

Источник: moya-planeta.ru

15:12 02/04/2021
Vietnam PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc to run for president

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was relieved from duty on Friday morning here to run for president at the ongoing 11th session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam. Phuc has been nominated to run for the post of the president to succeed Nguyen Phu Trong. This will be the first time ever the NA casts a ballot to elect an incumbent prime minister to the presidential post, according to Vietnam News Agency.

Source: chinadailyhk.com

14:28 02/04/2021
Scottish start-up ATAE unveils new pure-electric 4x4

Scottish start-up, All Terrain All Electric (ATAE) will soon launch a pure-electric 4x4 which it hopes will serve as an economical and reliable workhorse for the UK’s farmers, plugging the gap left by the previous generation Land Rover Defender. It’s called the Munro Mark 1 and, like all the best rough-and-tumble off-roaders, it’s built on a simple ladder chassis and features live front and rear axles, permanent four-wheel drive, locking differentials and two-speed transfer case.

Source: autoexpress.co.uk

13:36 02/04/2021
Erling Haaland's father Alf-Inge and agent Mino Raiola hold talks with Barcelona and Real Madrid

Months of speculation over a potential big-money move for Erling Haaland received fresh fuel on Thursday after the striker's father, Alf-Inge, and his agent, Mino Raiola, were pictured arriving in Barcelona, before reportedly travelling to Madrid. The prodigious Borussia Dortmund star has been repeatedly linked with a transfer to the Camp Nou, along with numerous other top clubs.

Source: eurosport.com

13:16 02/04/2021
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi charged with violating state secrets as wireless internet shutdown begins

Myanmar's ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with violating the official secrets act, her lawyer said Thursday, as the ruling military junta cut all wireless internet services in the Southeast Asian country until further notice. Suu Kyi's charge of breaking the British colonial-era law is the fifth and most serious charge leveled against her since the military seized power in a coup on February 1. A conviction can carry a prison sentence of up to 14 years.

Source: cnn.com

12:45 02/04/2021
World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day was established on December 18, 2007 by the United Nations. Autism affects approximately 1 out of every 150 children around the world. It is a neural development disorder that affects their ability to socialize normally by impacting their abilities to utilize verbal and non-verbal communication. Since 2012, there has been a 30% increase in the amount of children being affected with autism, and World Autism Awareness Day helps to bring awareness to this growing health concern.

Source: daysoftheyear.com

12:04 02/04/2021
On London rooftop, Royal Opera Chorus reunites for performance

Wrapped up in coats and with London’s famed landmarks behind them, members of the Royal Opera Chorus sing the Anvil Chorus from Giuseppe Verdi’s 1853 opera “Il Trovatore” in their first reunion in a year. Standing apart due to social distancing measures brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 25 singers are gathered on the rooftop of the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden. Their performance, which also includes the final chorus from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”, will be streamed on the Royal Opera House’s Facebook page on Good Friday as the venue prepares to welcome back audiences in May.

Source: reuters.com

11:25 02/04/2021
Britney Spears' dad requests pop star to pay nearly $2 million of his legal fees

Britney Spears' father has requested the pop star's estate cover the steep costs of his legal fees. In a declaration recently filed by Jamie Spears' attorneys, the 39-year-old "Toxic" singer's father is requesting her estate cover the costs of nearly $2 million. Additionally, Jamie is also requesting to be compensated for the time he spent as his daughter's conservator from the period of Nov. 1, 2019 to Feb. 28, 2021.

Source: foxnews.com

10:48 02/04/2021
Taiwan train crash: dozens dead after express service derails in tunnel

Dozens of people have died after a train derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan on the first day of a holiday period, authorities say, in the island’s deadliest rail disaster in decades. The 408 Taroko Express was carrying about 350 people when it derailed on Friday morning at Qingshui tunnel in Huaelien county, the transport ministry said. It said 36 passengers “had no signs of life”, and 44 others had been sent to hospital with injuries. Most of the fatalities were in the rear two carriages, authorities said.

Source: theguardian.com

10:27 02/04/2021
French alcohol ban sobers restauranteurs

The French restaurant industry has suffered another blow, after the Prime Minister banned the consumption of alcohol in public during the April lockdown. Many have been selling takeaway drinks, but authorities say it's leading to large gatherings that could further spread the coronavirus. Also in the show - the World Trade Organization urges vaccine manufacturers to do more to help developing countries.

Source: france24.com

10:00 02/04/2021
Nike wins halt to further sales of Lil Nas X 'Satan Shoes'

A federal judge on Thursday sided with Nike Inc in ordering a Brooklyn company to temporarily stop further sales of “Satan Shoes” it produced in collaboration with the rapper Lil Nas X. Lawyers for Nike and MSCHF had no immediate comment or did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Source: reuters.com

18:00 01/04/2021
Beaming Queen jokes Typhoon jets are 'off to chase the Russians' on first outing of 2021

The Queen quipped with an airman about whether Typhoon jets have been "sent to chase the Russians" on her first outing in five months. She paid tribute to the "skill and sacrifice" of the RAAF during her first public engagement of the year outside Windsor Castle.

Source: mirror.co.uk

Newsfeed

20:09
No incidents reported at Armenian-Azerbaijani border – Defense Ministry
The operational and tactical situation remained stable along the entire length of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border on 12 and 13 April with no...
19:39
Robert Kocharyan tests negative for coronavirus, his office says
Armenia’s former President Robert Kocharyan has tested negative for COVID-19, his office said on Tuesday. The ex-president did not...
19:26
Artsakh rescuers find 2 more bodies in Tuesday’s search
Artsakh rescuers on Tuesday found 2 more bodies in their search operations for the 2020 Artsakh war casualties in the Azerbaijani-held areas....
19:09
Armenian MP: In Strasbourg, we will make very harsh statements and serious claims
MP Mikayel Melkumyan from the opposition Prosperous Armenia Party on Tuesday called the latest remarks of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev...
18:36
Armenia kicks off COVID-19 vaccination drive
Armenia launched a massive COVID-19 vaccination program with at-risk groups on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health said. People aged 65 and...
17:59
OSCE PA human rights leaders troubled by moves to dissolve People’s Democratic Party in Turkey
Concerned by moves to legally dissolve the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey, leaders of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s...
17:52
Armenian MP calls for international arrest warrant against Azeri generals
Armenia should issue an international arrest warrant for the Azerbaijani military’s top brass for crimes committed during the recent...
17:00
Perez re-elected as Real Madrid president
Florentino Perez has been re-elected unopposed as president of Real Madrid for a sixth term, the Spanish champions announced on Tuesday. The...
16:52
Armenian parliament fails to elect Levon Buniatyan as PSRC member
The National Assembly of Armenia failed to elect Levon Buniatyan as a member of the Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC) on Tuesday....
16:26
Court postpones hearing in Robert Kocharyan’s case until May 4
The Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction, presided over by judge Anna Danibekyan, on Tuesday postponed a hearing in the case involving...
15:55
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West agree joint custody after divorce
Kanye West has agreed to joint custody of his and Kim Kardashian's four young children. His response mirrors Kardashian's divorce...
15:42
Armenian ombudsman meets with families of captive soldiers from Shirak
Armenia’s Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) Arman Tatoyan on Tuesday met in Gyumri with the families of servicemen from Shirak Province...
15:30
‘Ilham the falsifier should decide at last which of his lies is more correct’ – Serzh Sargsyan’s office
The office of Armenia’s third President Serzh Sargsyan has reacted to the latest statement of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on an...
15:08
Russian, Azerbaijani military in close dialogue over debris of Iskander missiles, Kremlin says
The issue of Baku’s claims that some debris of Iskander-M missiles have been found in Nagorno-Karabakh is being closely discussed by the...
14:56
Azerbaijani authorities manifested how far they stand from own declarative statements on regional peace and reconciliation - Foreign Ministry
Armenia's Foreign Ministry has issued a statement  on opening of the “park” in Baku dedicated to Artsakh war. It is noted...
14:38
EU envoy for the South Caucasus visiting Yerevan
The EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar is visiting Yerevan. "Leaving Georgia for...
13:50
Search operations for casualties of the 2020 war to continue in Jrakan direction
The search operations to find casualties of the 2020 war and those missing in action will continue in Azerbaijani-held Jrakan (Jabrayil) region...
13:29
Canada cancels export permits of military goods and technology to Turkey
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Marc Garneau announced on Tuesday about the cancellation of export permits of military goods and...
12:39
The “military park” in Baku another manifestation of the morbid Armenophobia of the Azerbaijani authorities - Gegham Stepanyan
The Human Rights Ombudsman of the Artsakh Republic Gegham Stepanyan has issued a statement about the so-called "exhibition-park"...
12:19
G7 condemns 'threatening' Russian troop build-up near Ukraine
Foreign ministers from the G7 group of nations, including the United States, Britain and France, have condemned an increase in Russian troop...
11:57
726 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Armenia on April 13
Armenia has confirmed 726 new cases of coronavirus in a 24-hour period, bringing the national tally to  204,053 as of 11 a.m. Tuesday,...
11:52
Russian sappers demine farmland on the outskirts of Mardakert city in Artsakh
The sapper groups of the humanitarian demining company of the Russian peacekeeping contingent continue to clear the territory of Artsakh...
10:58
Angela Merkel to address PACE spring session
On the occasion of the German Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Minister of State for Europe...
10:44
The so-called "Park" dedicated to the Artsakh war in Baku is a proof of Azerbaijani genocidal policy and state supported Armenophobia - Ombudsman
The Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan has issued a statement about the so-called "exhibition-park" related to the...
10:16
PACE Committee Chair expresses deep concern over the fate of Armenian captives and missing persons
Chair of the PACE Migration Committee Pierre Alain Fridez (Switzerland, SOC) has expressed concern about the fate of the  captives and...
20:43
Azerbaijanis want to control the road leading to Sarushen - Metakse Hakobyan
It is with regret to admit that living in Artsakh is no more secure as shown by our experience of the past five months, Deputy at the Artsakh...
19:49
Nationwide tree planting expected on April 25
Minister of Environment Romanos Petrosyan was in Aragatsotn province on Monday, where the tree planting of 2021 "10 million trees"...
19:20
EU sanctions elite Iran commander over 2019 protests
The European Union has imposed sanctions on eight Iranian militia commanders and police chiefs, including the head of the elite Revolutionary...
19:00
Our authorities are incapable to return the captives - Larisa Alaverdyan
First Ombudsman of Armenia Larisa Alaverdyan believes that the parents of war prisoners should be cautious about to whom they delegate the task...
17:43
ICRC shares photos from borderline villages in Armenia affected by the war
The International Committee of the Red Cross in Armenia has published photos from brioderline villages of Armenia affected by the recent war in...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

[]