Putin says Western sanctions violate WTO principles
Vladimir Putin said Russia had no intention of punishing the West for the sanctions, imposed over Moscow's role in Ukraine.
U.S. Senate says Chinese hackers attacked military contractors
The latest report found that U.S. government agencies had failed to share the information about the attacks among themselves.
European Parliament urges sanctions over Azeri violations of human rights
EP issued a resolution condemning deteriorating human rights climate in Azerbaijan and escalation of government repression.
Armenian Genocide survivor’s daughter publishes father’s story
“That law remains in the archives of Turkish history, all other records of the period were systematically expunged,” Chesnut says.
World's billionaire population at all-time high
Sixty-five percent of female billionaires are married, 10 percent divorced, 4 percent single and 21 percent widowed.
Mackenzie Davis to join Matt Damon in Ridley Scott sci-fi “The Martian”
Damon will star as an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return home to Earth.
Daniel Rigby to infiltrate Armenian crime family in “Undercover” comedy
Rigby plays the neurotic central character who finds himself attracted to both the femme fatale of the Sarkissian family and his police handler.
Aubrey Plaza lends voice to Grumpy Cat in “Worst Christmas Ever”
Lifetime's TV movie follows a pet-store cat that is perpetually overlooked and the 12-year-old girl, Chrystal, who can communicate with her.
Inception Media picks up Gérard Depardieu, Elizabeth Hurley's “Viktor”
In the film, a man consumed by the guilt of his son's murder in Moscow, he enters the Russian underworld on a mission of vengeance.
Toshiba cutting its PC workforce, sales bases
The revised approach calls for growing business-to-business sales to over 50% of all sales in the company’s 2016 fiscal year.
Apple chief executive defends firm’s privacy stance
Cook also reiterated Apple’s statement that it has had no involvement with any U.S. govt. data-gathering schemes, such as PRISM.
Libya's elected parliament rejects PM’s new cabinet
Lawmakers demanded Thinni submit a new cabinet with not more than ten ministers, spokesman Faraj Hashim said.
Poroshenko due in U.S. to seek support to resolve crisis
Both the U.S. and the EU have recently imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis.
Hyundai offers over $10bn for land in Seoul’s tony district
Hyundai Motor has 18,000 employees in Seoul but its current headquarters in southern Gangnam can accommodate just 5,000 people.
Air France cancels over 70% of flights to Russia over strike
To passengers stuck at airports, the company is providing hotel accommodation, meals and, in some cases, compensation payments.
Islamic State seizes Syrian villages at Turkish border: Kurdish commander
Ocalan Iso said that IS fighters were using heavy weapons including tanks in their attack near the city, known as Kobani in Kurdish.
Genocide, Karabakh: Yerevan, Baku envoy nominees’ U.S. Senate hearings
While noting that there can be no military solution, neither nominee commented on Azeri attacks against Armenia and Karabakh.
Iran-downed Israeli spy drone took off from Nakhijevan: sources
The revelation about the Israeli drone’s launch site indicates Baku’s involvement in the spying mission, the unnamed sources claimed.
Karabakh serviceman killed in Azeri sniper attack
The soldier received a lethal injury in the southern of the line of contact between the armed forces of Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
Jason Reitman's "Men, Women & Children" unveils new trailer
The film previously released a teaser trailer about people who have lost physical interaction yet keep themselves connected through technology.
Focus World nabs Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton dramedy “Ruth & Alex”
“Ruth & Alex” tells the story of a couple grappling with whether to sell their Brooklyn walk-up after 40 years.
Channing Tatum eying math prodigy role in "Struck by Genius"
Tatum just got off "22 Jump Street" with Jonah Hill and will next share screen with Mila Kunis in "Jupiter Ascending".
Barbra Streisand set for 10th No. 1 album on Billboard 200
The set, which was released on Sept. 16, may sell over 150,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 21, according to industry forecasters.
Facebook developing new app for private sharing: report
It's not clear whether Facebook will eventually make the app available to the public, as some experiments are scrapped later down the line.
Amazon updates Kindle range with four tablets & two e-readers
Amazon claims that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 now has one million more pixels than the iPad Air, with 339ppi.
Voting underway in Scotland’s independence referendum
With 4,285,323 people - 97% of the electorate - registered to vote, a historically high turnout is expected.
Turkey mulls "buffer zone" against Islamic militants: Erdogan
NATO member Turkey has not committed to an alliance coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic State group.
U.S. sanctions "end in themselves," Iran FM says as nuke talks resume
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers the aim was to reach a deal under which "any pathway to a bomb will be eliminated."
Police raids were to prevent IS-planned beheading, Australia PM says
Abbott said there was a "serious risk from a terrorist attack" days after Australia raised its national terror threat level to "high".
Iraqi forces launch intense military operation against IS
Security sources said the Iraqi Army's 8th division hit areas in western Ramadi with mortars, artillery and rocket fire.
Two suicide bombers kill at least 15 at Nigerian college
Spokesman Sani Datti of the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency said the bombers also died, making the total death toll 17.
UN human rights team says barred from visiting Azeri jails
The team said they had also been barred from completing work at some sites to which they had been initially admitted.
Marvel's “Doctor Strange” filming date set, Joaquin Phoenix “in final talks”
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously said that Doctor Strange will be a "crazy acid trip".
Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts’ “While We're Young” sells worldwide
The dramedy stars Stiller and Watts as a married couple whose lives are disrupted by the arrival of a younger couple, played by Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried.
Microsoft launches its first smartwatch-compatible OneNote app
Elsewhere, the company also announced that it is delivering an update to its iOS 8 version of the app.
Samsung “developing Galaxy Grand Prime selfie-centric smartphone”
A 5-megapixel front-facing camera backed up by a range of software features is listed as the device's centerpiece.
“Kings of Summer” helmer to film Tom Hiddleston in “Skull Island”
Hiddleston won praise for his work in “Only Lovers Left Alive” and “Midnight in Paris,” among other films.
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" unleashes new banner
The final film will bring to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves.
Envoy: Vatican was warned of Pope assassination attempt risk
The leader of the Roman Catholic Church could also be vulnerable when he travels to Turkey in November, the ambassador said.
“Game of Thrones” actor joins “Bleed for This” boxing bio
Ben Younger (2005's “Prime”) is writing and directing Bleed for This, which is executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
Ukraine’s PM says million of civil servants to be screened for loyalty
"All the bodies of central power who worked at the time of President Yanukovich will fall under this law," Yatseniuk said.
Microsoft's Windows Phone 9 tipped for January 2015 debut: report
The computing giant is holding a Windows-themed press conference on September 30, where the future of the operating system will be mapped out.
Obama to address U.S. troops on ‘strategy to destroy’ IS
Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerga forces backed by U.S. jets and drones have been advancing against IS positions in northern Iraq.
France arrests suspects of recruiting women to join Islamists in Syria
A Frenchman who fought with the Islamic State group is suspected of attacking a Jewish museum in Brussels in May.
Google Glass available to purchase online through Net-a-Porter
The luxury fashion retailers have become the first third-party outlets to offer the headset, stocking it in a range of colours and styles.
Broad Green Pictures nabs “99 Homes” Venice Fest drama
The recently launched distributor said it will release “99 Homes,” which stars Andrew Garfield, in the spring of 2015 and launch an Oscar campaign.
Publisher: Greek law caught Turkish, Azeri propagandists by surprise
Azeri commentators also made contradictory claims even though the Greek law has nothing to do with Azerbaijan, Sassounian says.
“Citizenfour” Edward Snowden doc to premiere at New York Film Fest
The Fest kicks off on Sept. 27 with the premiere of Fincher‘s “Gone Girl” and concludes on Oct. 13 with Inarritu‘s “Birdman.”
"Lucifer" Vertigo comic given put-pilot commitment on FOX
"Lucifer" centers around the Lord of Hell after he abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles.
Armenia's economy to be affected by Russia slowdown: Moody’s
The revised figures are based on the forecast for the Russian economy to contract by 1.0% in 2014, followed by stagnation in 2015.