Armenia has seen weeks of peaceful protests. The protesters themselves have been surprised by the amount of people taking to the streets. As DW found out, talking to people out on the streets of Yerewan.
The billionaire former businessman is accused of pocketing millions of euros in EU funds along with two of his children. One of his sons said he was held involuntarily in Crimea in an effort to impede the criminal probe.
Sri Lankan lawmakers threw punches and objects in parliament after a political crisis left the country without a government. Germany's ambassador to the country called the brawl "a bad day for democracy in Sri Lanka."
Armenia's president has dissolved parliament and called for new elections in December. The move is in sync with acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian's plans to gain control of the legislature through snap elections.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan seeks to gain control of parliament through early elections. Pashinyan came to power last spring in the wake of anti-corruption protests.
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