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Trump congratulates Zelensky on victory in Ukraine presidential election

US President Donald Trump on April 21 congratulated Vladimir Zelensky on his victory in the Ukrainian presidential election during a telephone conversation, the White House said in a statement.

Jailed general Manvel Grigoryan denied bail bond

A Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction has denied jailed retired general Manvel Grigoryan’s motion to be released on a 10,000,000 dram bail, the ex-lawmaker’s lawyer Arsen Mkrtchyan told reporters.

Sri Lanka bombings: Toll in Eastern Sunday church attacks rises to 290

Eight coordinated explosions that tore through churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday have killed at least 290 people and injured another 500, in what officials have called a "brand-new type of terrorism."

Ukraine’s Poroshenko concedes defeat in presidential poll

Incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday conceded he had been soundly defeated in a run-off vote by comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy and would be leaving office next month, but said he did not plan to quit politics altogether, Reuters reports.

Russia to carry out observation flight over US this week

A group of Russian inspectors will conduct an observation flight over the United States’ territory on April 22-27, Head of the National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center Sergey Ryzhkov said, according to Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper, Tass reports.

Nikol Pashinyan extends congratulations to Vladimir Zelensky on landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential poll

Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan congratulated Vladimir Zelensky on his victory in Ukrainian presidential elections.

Divine Liturgy of Easter Sunday in the Stepanakert Cathedral of Intercession

At the initiative of the Culture, Youth Affairs and Tourism Department of the Municipality of Stepanakert, a festive event was held in the courtyard of Stepanakert's Cathedral of Intercession.

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, news.com.ua 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.