October 16
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Two Russian women said they were assaulted and robbed in Gyumri. Yerevan resident Natalya V. told police that her hand was twisted and her purse was stolen, while the muggers had fled.

The women suspect the taxi driver of this mugging.

Medical examination revealed that both women were under the influence of alcohol.

One person was killed and five others were injured in a heavy snowfall in Moscow. The snowstorm caused huge traffic jams, canceled around 200 flights and toppled numerous trees.

This amount of snowfall in the Russian capital city is the largest over the past sixty years.  The flights to Yerevan were also delayed.

The average life expectancy in Armenia is up to 75 years, National Statistical Service said. This is 78.3 years for women, whereas 71.6 years for men. Women in the country are about 11 percent more than men.

Child mortality rate has dropped in Armenia, while maternal mortality ratio has increased.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev decided to hold extraordinary presidential elections on April 11.

The head of state received the right to personally appoint early elections after amendments to the Constitution were made at a referendum on September 26, 2018. What caused such an unexpected decision to hold elections six months ahead of the announced deadline is not known.

U.S. began withdrawing troops from Iraq after the declaration of victory over ISIS. According to two Iraqi officials, the US-led coalition and the Iraqi government reached an agreement on the withdrawal of troops from Iraq for the first time in three years.

The euro’s exchange rate against the Armenian dram comprised AMD 600/ €1 on Monday. The exchange rate for one dollar was AMD 481.58.

The NASDAQ OMX Armenia stock exchange, however, saw no USD trading on Monday.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a player who comes from a country, Armenia, where you need special character to become a great football player, Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger said.

Mkhitaryan played the full game and made three assists during the Saturday match against Everton.

The International Olympic Committee refused to invite 15 Russian athletes to the Winter Olympics after their ban was overturned by that Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Last week the Court satisfied appeals of 28 Russian athletes and annulled their life ban from the Olympic Games.

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