In 2012, the parents of every new baby will receive about $129 from the government, and other news

In Yerevan:

  • The embattled mayor of a tiny village joined a Yerevan protest against open-pit mining in the country's south.
  • The parents of every new baby born in Armenia next year will be given 50,000 drams (about $129) by the government.
  • The President and First Lady threw a Christmas party for the city's "large families."
  • A Russian couple was swindled out of $48,000 by a scam artist who sold them a fake storefront. The schemer promised to pay them back for two years, going so far as to threaten to sell a kidney to make good on his debts.

Photo by Flickr user 88mm.ch. Submit your photos to atlanticcities.postcard@gmail.com or add them to our Flickr page.

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. A sign outside a storefront in Buffalo, New York.
    Environment

    Will Buffalo Become a Climate Change Haven?

    The Western New York city possesses a distinct mix of weather, geography, and infrastructure that could make it a potential climate haven. But for whom?

  2. A line of stores in Westport, Connecticut
    Equity

    Separated by Design: How Some of America’s Richest Towns Fight Affordable Housing

    In southwest Connecticut, the gap between rich and poor is wider than anywhere else in the country. Invisible walls created by local zoning boards and the state government block affordable housing and, by extension, the people who need it.

  3. A photo of a police officer in El Paso, Texas.
    Equity

    What New Research Says About Race and Police Shootings

    Two new studies have revived the long-running debate over how police respond to white criminal suspects versus African Americans.

  4. photo: A vacant home in Oakland that is about to demolished for an apartment complex.
    Equity

    Fix California’s Housing Crisis, Activists Say. But Which One?

    As a controversy over vacancy in the Bay Area and Los Angeles reveals, advocates disagree about what kind of housing should be built, and where.

  5. The Kunsthaus in Graz, Austria.
    Design

    The Prophetic Side of Archigram

    It’s easy to see the controversial group’s influence in left field architecture from High-Tech to Blobism 50 years later, but it’s easier still to see it in emerging technologies and the way we interact with them.

×