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PARIS (Combined Sources) — French President Francois Hollande, on September 14, awarded Mark Moogalian, who was the first to wrestle a weapon from the Paris-Brussels train gunman on August 21, with France’s highest prize for bravery,[...]

ROME (Public Radio of Armenia) – La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra performed a concert in Rome dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The orchestra was led by British conductor Daniel Harding. The concert titled[...]

ANKARA (BBC) — A crowd attacked the headquarters of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish HDP party, amid rising violence between Turkish forces and the militant Kurdish PKK group, on September 8. Pictures from the scene appeared to show the HDP[...]

BRUSSELS (Armenpress) — French Armenian legendary singer Charles Aznavour will perform in the Forest National concert hall of the Belgian capital on November 17. “Charles Aznavour is the only 91-year-old singer who sets records in the[...]

VATICAN — It’s a Mass that will go down in history. It marks the first time, Pope Francis co-celebrated Mass with the newly-elected Armenian Patriarch, Gregory Peter XX Chabroyan. This after, the pope granted the patriarch “ecclesial[...]

By Tuncay Kayaoglu ISTANBUL (Anadolu Agency) – Mesut Ozdemir has one month left to achieve his life-long dream: to open a new school for the Armenian community in Istanbul. “I am very delighted to see the school is almost done. Moving[...]

TEL AVIV, Israel (Globe and Mail) – Anoush Belian, from Jerusalem, on Saturday became the first Palestinian-Armenian female bodybuilder to participate and win an Israeli competition. Belian won the Miss Fitness category in the[...]

By David Barrett PARIS (Daily Telegraph) — The first heroic passenger to wrestle a weapon from the high-speed train gunman was Mark Moogalian, a 51-year-old professor at the Sorbonne, tackled Ayoub El-Khazzani during Friday’s bloody[...]

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — For many Germans, the centenary commemorations provided the impetus to learn more about the Armenian genocide. Fortunately, several new books have appeared in German[...]

ISTANBUL (Deutsche Walle) — The leader of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish HDP has urged peace talks between the government and the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Turkish armed forces have launched attacks on both “Islamic[...]

By Vicken Cheterian VENICE, Italy — The Golden Lion for Best National Participation at Venice Biennale 2015, whose slogan is “All the World’s Futures,” has been awarded to the Republic of Armenia, “for forming a pavilion based[...]