Most important sports events of 2016
Olympic medals and courageous victories
Armenian athletes won 170 medals at European and world championships, including 4 Olympic medals in 2016. The members of Armenia’s adult, junior and youth teams won 10 gold, 11 silver and 20 bronze medals at world championships, as well as 37 gold, 46 silver and 42 bronze medals at European competitions. 7 athletes with disabilities are among the medalists. Greco-Roman wrestler, Olympic champion Artur Aleksanyan was recognized as the best athlete of the year.
Monica Lewinsky saga in the works as “American Crime Story” season
Showrunner Ryan Murphy has set his sights on exploring the Monica Lewinsky scandal for a subsequent season of the franchise.
FaceTime group video calls to debut in iOS 11, rumor says
Users will have to initiative a group FaceTime video call from a group chat in Messages. Up to five people should be able to participate.
“Black-ish” hit comedy series spinoff in the works at ABC
The comedy has become a critical darling and awards season player for stars including Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
ANCA congratulates Trump, calls for strengthening of U.S.-Armenia ties
ANKA urged Trump to bring “energy to U.S. policy on Armenian issues, further strengthening the robust U.S.-Armenia relationship."
Italy rescue team pulls out more people from avalanche-hit hotel
The four additional survivors were pulled out of the remains of the Hotel Rigopiano in central Italy, firefighters said.
Blast causes deaths in Syrian camp near Jordan border
Badr Abu Sultan, a resident of the Rukban camp, says a suspected car bomb in a local market caused the powerful explosion.
Refinery29's “Strangers” trailer features Jemima Kirke, Shiri Appleby
Announced during the Digital Content NewFronts last spring, the series is premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.
Breakout drama “This Is Us” renewed for 2nd and 3rd season at NBC
Starring Milo Ventimigila, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley, “This Is Us” ranks as the No. 2 drama on broadcast.
French far-right's Le Pen predicts domino effect after Brexit
Marine Le Pen has marked out Europe as a major plank in her programme with broadsides at the EU and the euro currency.
Kathryn Hahn, Kevin Bacon’s “I Love Dick” gets premiere date
The show stars Kathryn Hahn as Chris, a frustrated New York filmmaker who finds herself marooned in Marfa, Texas.
Armenia Public Council addresses Lukashenko over Lapshin's detention
"We are well aware that the Belarusian president can solve the issue so we have addressed the letter to him," Ani Gasparyan said.
ABC greenlights Greg Berlanti’s comedy “Raised By Wolves”
The pilot, written by Cody, centers on Sheila Gable, a single parent and one tough mother.
Lorde confirmed for Belgium festival Rock Werchter
Five new names have been announced for the festival, which is headlined by Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Linkin Park and Foo Fighters.
Blossoms added to star-studded NOS Alive line-up
Other acts on the bill include Depeche Mode, Wild Beasts, Phoenix, The Kills, Warpaint, and Alt-J.
Austria police arrest man in Vienna, "foil terror attack"
Wolfgang Sobotka said the 18-year-old was an Austrian citizen of a migrant background and there were "indications" of jihadist motives.
Boris Johnson says "positive and optimistic" on relations with Trump
Johnson, who is visiting Myanmar, said on January 21 he was "very optimistic" a trade deal could be done quickly with the new president.
Russia's Putin to call Trump in coming days: Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to call U.S. President Donald Trump is coming days to congratulate him on taking office.
16 dead as Hungarian school coach crashes in northern Italy
Some 39 injured were taken to hospital following the accident near Verona, which occurred when the vehicle smashed into a bridge pillar.
Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange’s “Feud: Bette & Joan” new pics revealed
Sarah Paulson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Alfred Molina also star in the first season.
Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson in "The Lost City of Z" new trailer
While the previous trailer focused on the tale's adventure aspects, the latest one centers on how Fawcett's friends and family support his belief.
Vine Archive to keep the videos looping forever
The Vine Archive takes over the Vine.co URL, but with a handy index page to help you navigate the millions of archived video loops.
Content takes int’l sales on “Cries From Syria” ahead of Sundance debut
“Cries From Syria” uses footage from Syrian activists and citizen journalists to chronicle the violence engulfing their country.
USSR closed canal and made Iran's Armenians return to homeland: CIA
A large number of Armenians did return to the USSR, including 20.000 Iranian-Armenians from Arak, Julfa, Faridan and elswhere.
Untitled Buena Vista Social Club Doc pulled from Sundance lineup
Broad Green, the film’s distributor, attributed the last minute decision to pull the film to the need to make more post-production tweaks.
The xx have shoot to the top of UK album chart with “I See You”
In the UK singles chart, Ed Sheeran remains at Number One and Two with “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill”.
Blogger detained in Minsk apologizes to Azerbaijan's president
Yulia Rachinski-Spivakov said that Lapshin's mother, who was also Israel's citizen, had also requested Aliyev to pardon her son.
Adele joins 2017 Grammy Award performers list
Nominated for five Grammys this year, the Londoner is up for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for "25".
Turkish court to hear 51 witnesses on Hrant Dink case
His wife Rakel Dink said in İstanbul that the perpetrator of the murder was the state since the case has not yet been solved.
Pakistan bomb blast kill 18, wounds 51 in country's northwest
Shahid Khan said the explosion took place when the market was crowded with retailers buying fruits and vegetables from a wholesale shop.
Berlin Fest adds new films starring Catherine Deneuve, Geoffrey Rush
In all, the competition lineup features 24 films, all but two of which will have their world premieres at the festival.
Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 billion over royalties
Apple alleges that once it began cooperating with Korea's investigation of Qualcomm, the company withheld $1 billion in retaliation.
The Orchard, CNN Films nab Sundance hunting doc “Trophy”
The sale comes on the eve of the doc’s world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
“Green Lantern Corps” eying Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Tom Cruise
Despite mixed reviews received by "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Suicide Squad", Warner Bros is still optimistic about DC Extended Universe.
DirecTV Now has 200,000 subscribers in first month
That figure represents only paying subscribers, meaning people who signed up for a trial period and can still cancel aren’t included.
“House of Cards” rolls out chilling teaser for season 5
The fifth season of the critically-acclaimed political drama is set to premiere May 30 on Netflix.
Alexandra Shipp to join “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda”
Shipp portrayed Ice Cube’s wife, Kimberly Woodruff, in the biopic “Straight Outta Compton”.
Turkish parliament backs bill boosting Erdogan powers
The government insists the proposals to create an executive presidency will ensure simpler and more effective administration.
Brian Cox’s D-Day drama “Churchill” gets release date
The film is set in June, 1944, as a million Allied forces are assembled on the south coast of England on the brink of the greatest invasion in history.
J.K. Rowling shuts down “The Cursed Child” movie trilogy rumor
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is a two-part West End stage play based on new story by Jack Thorne, Rowling and John Tiffany.
Ken Nahigian to head Trump-Pence transition team
Throughout the pre-election and Transition periods, Armenian-American Ken Nahigian served as the head of President-elect support.
James Cameron, “Deadpool” helmer team for new “Terminator” movie
Cameron's last involvement in the "Terminator" movie series was "Terminator 2: Judgment Day".
70 ceasefire violations by Azerbaijan registered overnight
The Azerbaijani troops, in particular, employed large-caliber firearms and grenade launchers to fire some 800 shots.
Gambia's defeated president says will step down on state TV
"I believe it is not necessary that a single drop of blood be shed," Jammeh said in a brief statement on state television.
Trump signs executive order to abolish Obamacare law
Republicans are pledging rapid votes on a replacement bill in order to prevent gaps in coverage and reassure a restless insurance industry.
IS destroys part of Roman theater in historic Palmyra
It was the extremist group's latest attack on world heritage, an act that the U.N. cultural agency called a "war crime."
PlayStation VR adds support for 360-degree YouTube videos
A handful of early PSVR owners received the update last December, but said the quality of the service was poor.
Air strike kills dozens at jihadist camp in Syria, monitor says
The strike targeted a Fateh al-Sham base in a rebel-held area of Aleppo; it was not clear if it had been carried out by Russian or U.S. planes.
Sarah Gadon, Rosanna Arquette to star in ghost story “Octavio Is Dead”
Gadon portrays the daughter of her overbearing mother and enters the rich and strange world of her deceased father, a man she never knew.
Boko Haram attacks refugee camp bombed by Nigeria's air force
The attack occurred as aid workers were trying to help bombing victims. The Red Cross said it had evacuated nearly 90 people from Rann to Maiduguri.