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I believe that I have a place at the top of the industry: Dati

I believe that I have a place at the top of the industry: Dati

Fame is usually not the goal for a true artist. You can be famous for many things today. But as an artist you would like for your art and craft to be recognized all over the world, yes! And have people use what you do to their own best ability and appreciate it as much as you do. The main obstacle I would say is timing. Everything has it’s time and place and I believe that I have a place at the top of the industry.

Armenia improves positions in Global Competitiveness Ranking

Armenia improves positions in Global Competitiveness Ranking

The World Economic Forum published the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-­2017, reports Armenpress. Armenia is ranked 79th in the list of 138 countries. Compared to last year, Armenia improved positions by three points. Last year the country was ranked 82nd.

Armenia ranked 112th in Global Peace Index

Armenia ranked 112th in Global Peace Index

According to the published data, 93 countries improved their positions while 68 deteriorated. The GPI is being published in the past 11 years. This year for already 9th times Iceland is leading as the most peaceful country in the world.

Nagorno-Karabakh’s gathering war clouds

Nagorno-Karabakh’s gathering war clouds

Russia has been the dominant international player in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict for the last ten years. It has been the only global power publicly presenting proposals to the Armenian and Azerbaijan leaderships and reacting instantly to changes in the conflict zone.

Hillary Clinton says Putin wants “to bring down US”

Hillary Clinton says Putin wants “to bring down US”

“I think it’s important to learn the real lessons from this last campaign,” she said. “The forces aren’t just interested in influencing elections and politics. They’re going after the economy and our unity as a nation,” she said.

US Senators suggest enhancing Russia sanctions

US Senators suggest enhancing Russia sanctions

Bipartisan leaders of the US Senate Banking Committee announced a plan on Wednesday to enhance sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine and Syria, as well as alleged internet intrusions in the U.S, according to Bloomberg.

Armenia to lift visa requirement for Qatari citizens

Armenia to lift visa requirement for Qatari citizens

Armenia will lift visa requirements for citizens of Qatar, with the relevant bill included in the Cabinet meeting’s June 1 agenda. The decision comes as the multilateral cooperation and ties between Armenia and Qatar are progressing yearly.

Germany opposes holding NATO 2018 summit in Turkey

Germany opposes holding NATO 2018 summit in Turkey

Now, however, according to Die Welt, a drastic change of stance is expected. “We don’t want an impression to be created as if NATO is defending the domestic policy of Turkey’s government,” Die Welt quoted a diplomatic source familiar with the situation as saying.

Serbian Premier resigns

Serbian Premier resigns

Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic has resigned, TANJUG agency informs. “I resign from the post of the Head of the Executive of Serbia,” reads his resignation addressed to the parliament.

Nalbandian’s reply to Aliyev

Nalbandian’s reply to Aliyev

Armenia has always supported meeting with Azerbaijan on the level of both Foreign Ministers and presidents, and if the situation matures, works will be carried out to organize and it’ll be possible to launch a meeting. Armenian FM Edward Nalbandian told at the joint press conference with Lamberto Zannier, OSCE Secretary General.

Arrested blogger Lapshin’s mother visits her son in Baku

Arrested blogger Lapshin’s mother visits her son in Baku

The attorney said Lapshin’s mother arrived in Baku to be informed about the investigation process and the son’s health condition. Bella Lapshina met with her son and was informed that the investigation has been completed. The attorney also informed that currently they get acquainted with the investigation results.

The Co-­Chairs will be in Armenia in ten days: Nalbandian

The Co-­Chairs will be in Armenia in ten days: Nalbandian

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Ambassadors Igor Popov (Russia), Stéphane Visconti (France) and Richard Hoagland (USA) will visit Armenia in ten days, Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said at a joint press conference with OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier in Yerevan on May 30.

Serbian PM says no plans to join NATO

Serbian PM says no plans to join NATO

When commenting on a question by Vojislav Seselj, leader of the Serbian radical activists, asking how long he planned to sit on two chairs playing political games with both Russia and the EU, Vucic said: “This is not about sitting on two chairs.” “Seselj has chosen a chair on one side, while I choose the one in the middle, which is the Serbian chair, and I don’t want to choose another.”

Hrant Dink fought to defend human rights at all costs: Australian MP

Hrant Dink fought to defend human rights at all costs: Australian MP

“Hrant Dink dedicated his life to resolving TurkishArmenian relations. He devoted his journalistic career to recognizing the hardships of the Armenian people and attempting to establish reconciliation between cultures. Despite enduring threats from extremists about his statements on the Armenian Genocide, Hrant Dink continued to fight to defend human rights at all costs,” Jason Falinski said.

Ex­Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at age 83

Ex­Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at age 83

Noriega had been a staunch proAmerican ruler and alleged CIA asset, but he was removed from power when US troops invaded Panama in 1989. He was later jailed in the US on charges involving drugs and money laundering. He had reportedly worked with famous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

Dozen dead, nearly 170 injured in Moscow as severe storm causes havoc

Dozen dead, nearly 170 injured in Moscow as severe storm causes havoc

The number of those applying for medical assistance in its aftermath continues to rise, it said. “There are casualties as a result of the storm, more than 40 people applied for medical attention. My condolences to the relatives and loved ones of those who died,” Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin tweeted earlier.

Violent thunderstorm kills 7 in Moscow

Violent thunderstorm kills 7 in Moscow

The thunderstorm blew down hundreds of trees in its path, damaging numerous vehicles in Moscow and its surrounding neighborhoods, causing commuter train delays and bringing traffic to a standstill in the city’s center.

Putin arrives in France for first meeting with Macron

Putin arrives in France for first meeting with Macron

The Russian and French leaders will also attend a large exhibition in the Royal Palace devoted to the 300th anniversary of Russian Tsar Peter the Great’s first trip to France. At the conclusion of his visit, Putin will leave Versailles for Paris to attend the Russian Cultural and Spiritual Center opened in October last year.

EU extends sanctions against Syria by one year

EU extends sanctions against Syria by one year

On May 29 the Council of the European Union extended restrictive measures against the Syrian regime until 1 June 2018, the EU Council official website informs. This decision is in line with the EU strategy on Syria, which states that the EU will maintain its restrictive measures against the Syrian regime and its supporters as long as the repression of civilians continues.

Ruben Ostlund’s ‘The Square’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

Ruben Ostlund’s ‘The Square’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

“The Square”, a Swedish movie about the curator of a museum filled with grotesquely pretentious conceptual art, beat stiff competition to win the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, Reuters reports. Critics hailed the movie by writerdirector Ruben Ostlund as “highwire cinema” that veers between comedy and thriller.