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Source: The Guardian
- 21:23 | Region 3 Istanbul consulates evacuated
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Source: ABC News
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The World Health Organization is sending additional medical experts to Mali to help handle its first confirmed Ebola case, a spokesman said Friday, as a senior WHO official announced accelerated vaccine trials.
- 21:07 | In the world British woman, 24, dies during cosmetic surgery in Bangkok
Police said the woman stopped breathing while under anaesthetic at a clinic in Bangkok on Thursday.
Source: The Telegraph
- 21:00 | In the world Doctor with Ebola in NY hospital, nurse declared virus-free
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- 20:52 | In the world Cameron: UK won't pay EU bill next month
David Cameron has angrily insisted the UK will not pay £1.7bn being demanded by the European Union on time.
- 11:43 | Armenia Prices of dairy products may go up
According to manufacturers of dairy products, the increase in electricity tariffs resulted in an increase of prices for raw products.
- 10:39 | Armenia ANC holds heated discussion
The ANC Youth Congress held a heated discussion about some details of the previous opposition rally.
- 09:05 | In the world EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut
The binding decision came after heated discussions at a summit in Brussels, as some members had argued that their varied interests should be protected.
- 09:01 | In the world EU provides 24.4 mln euros to develop vaccine against Ebola
The European Union appointed a coordinator on Thursday to lead its drive to fight Ebola in West Africa.
- 08:57 | In the world Three dead in helicopter-small plane collision at Maryland airport
Three people died and two were injured when a small aircraft and a helicopter collided Thursday afternoon at a municipal airport in Frederick, Maryland.
- 08:51 | In the world Mali detects first Ebola case
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Source: RIA Novosti
- 08:44 | In the world Ottawa shooting suspect not known as connected to terrorists
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Source: RIA Novosti
- 08:38 | In the world New York doctor tests positive for Ebola
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- 13:22 | Armenia Serzh Sargsyan visits Expo Russia-Armenia
The aim of the exhibition is to develop economic, scientific, technological and cultural cooperation between Armenia and Russia, to boost joint business as well as trade, economic and investment ties.
Source: presidential press service
- 11:15 | Armenia Armenian parliament turning into rural club
“The Armenian parliament is gradually turning into a rural club, where MPs are making personal insults.”
- 11:14 | Armenia Minister of Sport may resign soon
Over 3,000 sportsmen, their parents and coaches from 23 sports schools and 2 colleges of the Armenian Ministry of Sport were forced to attend the opposition rally at Yerevan’s Liberty Square on October 10.
- 10:55 | Armenia Khachatryan and Beglaryan dismiss rumors of appointment as Deputy PM
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Source: Haykakan Zhamanak
- 09:04 | In the world Baby killed in Jerusalem hit and run
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- 08:55 | In the world White House fence jumper detained by Secret Service
A man jumped over the White House fence Wednesday night -- but he barely made it onto the lawn before two police dogs took him down.
- 08:54 | In the world Ebola: Obama 'optimistic' on virus situation in US
He said many relatives of the only known person to have died of the virus in America seemed to be out of danger.
- 08:49 | In the world Canada's Parliament to resume work on Thursday
The Canadian parliament was shut down, following the shooting of a soldier at Ottawa's National War Memorial by an unknown gunman.
Source: RIA Novosti
- 08:44 | In the world Somali pirates still holding 37 sailors - UN official
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Source: RIA Novosti
- 08:39 | In the world Ottawa shootings: Canada 'not intimidated' - PM Harper
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Source: The Daily Mail
- 21:48 | In the world Russian sub or no, there's a mighty stir in Sweden's waters
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- 21:41 | In the world Ebola: WHO emergency team holds talks on travel curbs
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- 21:34 | In the world Kurdish fighters killed in Syria buried in Turkey
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Source: ABC News
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Source: The Guardian
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Source: The Associated Press
- 21:13 | In the world Pope Francis inspires cookbook written by Swiss Guard
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Source: The Telegraph
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- 21:00 | In the world Shots fired inside Canada parliament
A gunman shot a soldier at a war memorial in Ottawa, then ran into the nearby parliament building where he exchanged gunfire with police.
- 17:11 | Armenia Armenia’s future is promising – Ambassador
“Armenia underscored its willingness to continue cooperation with the European Union after joining the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU),” French Ambassador to Armenia Henri Reynaud told reporters.
- 16:35 | Armenia ‘Parliamentary trio’ may become ‘sextet’ – Heritage member
We have repeatedly said that the ‘parliamentary trio’ may become a ‘sextet,’ or two non-government parties may remain in the arena, MP from Heritage Party Tevan Poghosyan told reporters.
- 15:26 | Armenia Leaders of Prosperous Armenia and Armenian National Congress meet
A meeting of the Prosperous Armenia leader and Heritage Party chairman Raffi Hovannisian will also take place today.
- 12:06 | Armenia Meeting of ‘parliamentary trio’ leaders delayed
Heritage faction head Ruben Hakobyan stated that he cannot say when the ‘parliamentary trio’ leaders will meet.
Source: Haykakan Zhamanak
- 11:34 | Armenia Serious agitation among authorities
On the eve of domestic political escalations a serious agitation arose among the authorities.
Source: Chorrord Ishkhanutyun
- 10:46 | Armenia Rosneft gains superprofit
Economist Vahagn Khachatryan told Zhamanak that oil prices do not go down in Armenia because of the monopolies in the sector.
- 10:44 | Armenia Vardan Ayvazyan struggles for post of Territorial Administration Minister
The new Minister of Territorial Administration will be named by the end of this week.
- 10:23 | Armenia Election of Armenian judge at ECHR may be invalidated
Some NGOs plan to file complaints to the court.
- 09:06 | In the world U.N. chief says moving ahead with Gaza war inquiry
The world body has said that tens of thousands of dwellings were damaged or destroyed in 50 days of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants, and 108,000 people were left homeless.
- 08:55 | In the world Bodies of 4 infants believed found in Canadian storage locker
Police discovered the remains on Monday afternoon after being notified by the storage company, Constable Eric Hofley of Winnipeg Police Service said.
- 08:49 | In the world Former Syrian parliamentarian hunger strikes in Washington
Mohamad, a Kurd who sat in Syria’s parliament in the early 1990s, began an open-ended hunger strike at Dupont Circle on Monday in support of holdouts in his home town, Kobani.
Source: RIA Novosti
- 08:48 | In the world Ebola serum for Africa patients within weeks, says WHO
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- 08:43 | In the world United Nations consider Islamic State actions against Yazidis to be attempted genocide
"Facts are indicating that actions against Yazidis may amount to attempted genocide," UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Simonovic stated.
Source: RIA Novosti
- 08:39 | In the world Islamic State: US probes 'stray Syria air drop' in IS video
The US defence department has said it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants in control of US weapons intended for Syrian Kurdish fighters.
- 18:16 | Armenia Famed pianist Tigran Hamasyan to give 100 concerts for Armenian Genocide centenary
World famous jazz pianist, composer Tigran Hamasyan and Yerevan State Chamber Choir plan to give 100 concerts in various countries of the world in 2015, on the occasion of the Armenian Genocide centenary.
- 17:04 | Armenia 478 babies born in Yerevan in one week
Of them, 253 were boys and 225 girls.
Source: Yerevan Municipality
- 17:00 | Armenia Will non-government parties boycott parliamentary discussions?
“The authorities do everything to prevent the discussion of the opposition’s urgent matters in the parliament,” Heritage parliamentary faction head Ruben Hakobyan told reporters.
- 15:27 | Armenia Opposition rally to call for power change
Commenting on the October 10 rally of the opposition parties, Hakobyan said that there can be different opinions, but one thing is obvious: people expected unity, so that rally can be considered a preparation for the October 24 rally.
- 15:26 | Armenia Armenian Ombudsman analyzing results of expertise of Karen Petrosyan’s body
The Armenian Ombudsman has not yet expressed his view on the forensic examination of Karen Petrosyan’s body.
- 13:37 | Armenia Serzh Sargsyan appoints new judges to Civil Court of Appeal
Harutyun Yenokyan, Margarita Hartenyan and Gayane Karakhanyan were appointed judges of the Civil Court of Appeal.
Source: presidential press service
- 12:43 | Armenia Bear escapes from restaurant in Armenia’s Tsakhkadzor
A bear got out of the cage and escaped from Tputner restaurant in the Armenian city of Tsakhkadzor.
- 12:19 | Armenia Economic activity index rises by 5.1 percent
Within nine months of 2014, The agricultural sector recorded a 6.9 percent growth, services 6.8 percent growth, and trade 5.2 percent growth.
Source: Haykakan Zhamanak
15:26 27/02/2013 » Sport
Henrikh Mkhitaryan: I never take the praise, if I know that I played badly
The latest issue of Shakhtar magazine has appeared on newsstands. Below is an interview with one of the protagonists of the January issue - Henrikh Mkhitaryan, published by FC Shakhtar Press Office.
- Henrikh, last year, you hit nearly all football top lists one can imagine - in Ukraine, Armenia and in Europe. Aren’t you afraid that such popularity can just blow your mind?
- I am not afraid of it, because I've always dreamed of it! I had to cover a very long way. And it was hard to accomplish. The same happens in life: it’s hard to achieve something, but you can lose it in one minute, just in no time. So I know the value of what I have achieved, and I hope that I won’t ever lose it.
- So do you purposefully control yourself not to be influenced by fame?
- No, I don’t. But at times, I intentionаlly listen to what they say about me. That’s pleasing and motivational for me to perform even better.
- Whose opinion is most important to you?
- First of all, I'm self-critical. I know myself when I played well, and when not, when I managed to do something and when I didn’t. And then come Lucescu with theory sessions, plus friends and relatives.
- How do you respond to criticism?
- If criticism corresponds to reality, then I respond to it very positively, because it proves the fact that I have the potential to play even better.
- And if, say, you are severely criticized by an individual who has never played football?
- Maybe we’ll have a discussion with him or her about this. After all, not everyone can see what happens on the pitch. Watching football is much easier than playing. When you take the field – that’s a totally different world. Therefore, I usually begin to explain why it happened that way in that particular situation. But dissatisfaction is expressed by a representative of football community, it is better to listen to them than to argue. Although you can listen first and then give your opinion.
- Is it possible to infuriate you?
- There is a point when I realize that we can’t continue like that any more, it just won’t help. I will still prove my point – by my performance instead of words.
- What game or maybe the missed effort do you kick yourself the most?
- There were many chances I failed to convert. But I try to work on that, because I know that in the game you can have just one chance, but a very important one. Perhaps, at 0-0 in the 90th minute, you may have that chance, and if you don’t covert it, the team will lose points. Therefore, I try to improve, especially as I had some problems in this regard.
- And yet what mistake was the most disappointing?
- I think it happened in the home game against Chelsea. I had five goal-scoring chances, but Cech just tipped the balls away.
- How do you feel about the fact that the Armenian fans, no matter how you play, still praise you?
- I never take the praise, if I know that I played badly. They're fans, this is normal. They are the people who just like you and support you throughout. I am thankful to them. By the way, the situation has changed now: when my performance is poor, my countrymen start criticising me.
- Henrikh, you just said you were mastering your finishing. But this is a common statement for players. Can you explain how you polish it in more detail?
- I can simulate the goalscoring situation in training. Yes, the goalmouth is clear, the goalie is not there. But you probably understand that I must hit the corner of the net instead of just making it on target. It is better to hit the corner three times out of ten than just fire the centre of the goal. That’s, actually, the performance.
- Do you practise free kicks?
- Yes, we stay with the mates for that after trainings.
- But in the game you never take them! Can’t dare?
- Simply enough, Mister just tells us who will do that. That's why I never step up for it.
- Are you an emotional man. What about the spot kicks, the nerves?
- I already took a penalty kick last year, in a match with Hoverla, and missed. But if I have another chance – I’ll try. Why not?
- Aren’t you afraid of getting injured on the pitch? After all, it’s always in your subconscious.
- No, I’m not. If a player takes to the pitch with such thoughts, he will surely get injured.
- Do your mother and sister often attend the games?
- The last one attended by my sister was the game with Juventus in Turin. And mom... (takes him long to recall) When Armenia played Lithuania! Speaking of Shakhtar, then at the game with Barcelona two years ago.
- But do they watch it on TV?
- Yes, always! Both on television and on the Internet they find broadcasts. They call immediately after a game, congratulating me and scolding sometimes.
- What has changed about you since your move to Shakhtar?
- I matured: I came when I was 21, and now I’m 24.
- You feel that you grew older?
- Yes, because I've got used to this team. When you join a new team, you try to adapt, and eventually you start feeling more at ease, just as an experienced man.
- Do you feel that you are gaining credibility in the team, your significance grows, you have the right to vote?
- I don’t have any voting right, because there are players who have been longer than me at Shakhtar. We have the captain and the vice-captain, who are entitled to vote. I can just do my job on the pitch - that's my right!
- How do you feel about your growing popularity among girls: many lady fans see a potential husband in you and want to meet you?
- Haven’t met anyone yet, no one came up to me. (laughs) Actually, it's nice to be the center of attention of girls.
- Nevertheless, you live at the base and don’t quite leave it...
- Why? Sometimes I go out. I just know why I train and play. I do’nt deny that it is possible to combine the two. But now, when I’ve become an idol and begun to score more, I do not want to forget about football and change my way. I have just one way, and I'm going to combine it all.
- Don’t the teammates gibe at you over the place of residence?
- At first – they did, even gave me a nickname of the President of the Base. It’s been one year now since they didn’t say anything, they just calmed down and got used to it. But... sometimes they tease me by asking whether I plan to go home or stay at the base.
- What about your private life? Honestly, if constantly staying at Kirsha, you’ ll have no chance to get acquainted with your future wife.
- Maybe, but it's fate, and there’s no escaping it.
- Are you a fatalist, you believe in fate?
- Yes, of course. The date of birth determined my fate. Just as anyone else’s, indeed. Life is a book, and we are actors who play according to what is written.
- But you yourself made that choice - to live at Kirsha instead of central Donetsk.
- Thus, the book has it so!
- Look, maybe you just save on accomodation?
- No! (laughs) No! I never had problems with money, and for me it’s in the last place. If you work, you have to earn. I chose Kirsha because I had to concentrate more on training and matches than on living in Donetsk. Knowing how gorgeous the local girls are, I chose to live at the base, while in my spare time I can go out socializing with my friends. I'm not a recluse! When there is a desire, I travel to the city to relax, get distracted from football and start the next day with a clear head.
- That is, you don’t experience any lack of communication?
- I don’t lack anything. Except for increadibly missing my friends and relatives in Armenia.
- Okay, let's dream a little. How do you see your future wife?
- Beautiful, intelligent.
- They all say so. There is no man who would say: I want an ugly and stupid one.
- Oh! There are some! For me it does not matter whether she will be blonde, brunette or redhead. It is important that she will be well educated, because if we have children, we must also must take care of them. She will sit at home, and I will earn a living.
- And what if she doesn’t wish just to sit in a golden cage, willing to make her own career or develop own business instead?
- Why? I will make a living.
- Well, she also might want to fulfill as a personality, she might need communication.
- Let her bring her girlfriends to our home.
- Why, then, do your mother and sister work?
- (Pause.) I asked my mom to quit her job, but she says she can’t do without it. She will just feel uncomfortable, because she was always busy doing something. Whilst modern young girls do not work. (laughing)
- Is your sister old or something?
- Not in this case. My sister doesn’t live in Armenia. She works at UEFA and wants to earn a living herself. I sometimes help her, but she doesn’t like it. Saying: “What you earn is yours.” But I tell her that there isn’t such thing as “yours and mine.” We are a family, and that’s ours.
- Have any curious or funny things happen to you since your move to Shakhtar? Maybe some unusual calls and stuff?
- I receive a lot of calls... from strangers.
- And what do they want?
- What do you tell them?
- Of course, I refuse them. How can I give money to strangers or just borrow? I will never get it back.
- I can hardly imagine you at a nightclub. Perhaps, some stories happen at cafes?
- Sometimes. We call in at a restaurant or a café, people recognize us, ask for an autograph or a photo. For me, this is normal and nice, I never hide from the people, from fans. I do not feel like a star or kind of cool. I am a normal man.
- What do you order in a café? You have lots of delicious ethnic food, and our people often choose your meals. What do you prefer?
- Borshch and salo! (laughs) We have, by the way, almost the same - basturma.
- And you know how to cook?
- I can make spaghetti and semi-finished burgers. Well, scrambled eggs, of course.
- They propose different clubs to you, but you say that you think only of Shakhtar. In the future, would you like to develop here, together with the club, or to go to Europe?
- To be honest, I feel good at Shakhtar. But there comes a time when you want to change the setting. Not because it's bad here, just to test your strength in a different league.
- And if you fail?
- It means then that the book read it like that!
- But there are players like Darijo and Tomas, who spent almost their entire careers in Donetsk. How do you like this option?
- If possible, why not? I am also ready to spend my entire career at Shakhtar.
- Did you think of what would you do after quitting football?
- I had some thoughts. I won’t be coaching, that’s just not my cup of tea. I can try myself in this role, but don’t want to. That’s all about nerves, but I wouldn’t want my hair to get grey early. If everything goes well, I can see myself doing business. Still do not know the line, but in this particular area.
- Business in Donetsk?
- No, probably in Armenia. I plan so far to get back there when I retire.
- Don’t you want to live in Europe? You know so many languages!
- I don’t want to move there so far. And languages... We talk French only with our physiotherapist Clement Hazard. Oh, and with Mister! But with him, you can also speak English, Russian and Portuguese. Except Armenian. To be honest, I would like to have a good command of English, I always liked it.
- Have you got a higher education?
- Yes, I graduated from the Institute of Physical Culture in Armenia. Currently, I study economics at the Yerevan branch of the St. Petersburg Institute. I entered it because their degree is valid in almost sixty countries. When I graduate, I want to study there as a lawyer. And at the same time, I will master my English.
- By the way, usually Armenians speak with an accent. You don’t have it at all. How come?
- My grandmother is from Moscow. I spoke a lot of Russian with her at home. She still lives in Armenia - for almost 50 years now. Probably it’s by virtue of my grandmother’s assistance that I don’t have that accent any longer. And that's good!
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19:07 24/10/2014 » Politics
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17:58 24/10/2014 » Politics
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