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Serbian president rules out NATO membership, anti-Russian sanctions

Despite foreign pressure, Serbia will never impose sanctions on Russia and will stay out of any military bloc, including NATO, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told a pro-government rally in Belgrade on Friday evening.

Trump slams aides who cooperated with Mueller’s investigation

President Donald Trump lashed out Friday at current and former aides who cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, The Associated Press reported citing Trump’s Twitter account.

Iraq to convene summit with representatives of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria

Iraq will convene a summit with representatives of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, reports AFP.

Free entry visa to Artsakh for a period until 21 days will foster tourism

On April 29, the law of the Republic of Artsakh ‘On Making Amendment to the NKR Law ‘On State Duty’, signed by President of the Republic of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan on April 12, 2019, will come into force, the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Artsakh stated.

Trump to be 'first foreign leader to meet Japan’s new emperor'

A US serviceman has fatally stabbed a Japanese woman and then killed himself in Okinawa, Al Arabiya reports, citing the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

French writer Welbeck awarded Order of Legion of Honor

French writer Michel Welbeck received from the hands of French President Emmanuel Macron the country's highest award — the Order of the Legion of Honor.

Vatican displays Holy Stairs for first time in 300 years

Visitors to Rome this Easter can have a once-in-a-lifetime experience: climbing the original stairs that Jesus is said to have walked on while on his way up to be judged by Pontius Pilate before his crucifixion, CNN reports.

Mali PM, Government retire

Mali's Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga and his entire government have submitted their resignations to the president of the country Ibrahim Boubacar Keita who accepted them, reported.

Pashinyan, Putin 'may have meeting' on May 29

Speaker of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko announced that President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan may hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council which will take place in Kazakhstan on May 29, RIA Novosti reported.

Pope Francis Wished the Jewish Community of Rome a Happy Passover

Pope Francis sent a message to the Chief Rabbi of Rome Riccardo Di Segni wishing him and the Jewish community a happy Passover, the Italian Jewish newspaper Pagine Ebraiche reported on Thursday, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Russian border guards apprehend Turkish citizen for illegally crossing Armenia-Turkey border

Russian border guards in Armenia have apprehended a trespasser near the Meghrashat community for illegally crossing the Armenian-Turkish border, the Russian Federal Security Service in Armenia told Armenpress.

Britain concerned about US decision on Cuba

Britain is concerned about new attempts by the United States to require foreign companies to abide by U.S. sanctions on Cuba, which have been rejected by the UK and other European countries, Reuters reported.

Serbia will never impose sanctions on Russia despite pressure — foreign minister

Serbia will not impose any restrictive measures on Russia despite pressure, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic told Izvestiya daily, Tass informs.

Garo Paylan expresses greetings to new Istanbul mayor

Turkish-Armenian MP Garo Paylan has welcomed newly elected mayor of Istanbul Ekrem Imamoglu on his Twitter page, reports.

One dollar falls below AMD 483 in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 482.83/$1 in Armenia on Thursday; this is down by AMD 0.55 from Wednesday, according to the official website of the Central Bank of Armenia.

Armen Sarkissian held a meeting with Arman Tatoyan

On April 18 President Armen Sarkissian held a meeting with Armenia’s Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) Arman Tatoyan.

Russian MFA: FM, OSCE Secretary-General to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement on 24 April

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and OSCE Secretary-General Thomas Greminger are scheduled to discuss the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict next week in Moscow.

'Currently no talks are being held based on any program’ – Armenian MFA comments on Azerbaijani FM’s statement

Anna Naghdalyan, spokeswoman of Armenia’s foreign ministry, commented on the statements made by Azerbaijani foreign minister Elmar Mammadyarov after the recent meeting with the Armenian foreign minister in Moscow.

John Evans: I am thinking of what Armenians lost in terms of churches

Former U.S. ambassador to Armenia John Evans touched upon the destruction of Armenian churches during the Genocide in the context of fire of Notre Dame de Paris.

The issue of teachers’ salaries increase in Artsakh is being discussed. Narine Aghabalyan

There has already been a statement on the increase of teachers’ salaries in Armenia. In the coming days a meeting with Minister of Education and Science of Armenia Arayik Harutyunyan is scheduled.