Category: Europe

IPA Prix Voltaire Given to Turkish Publishers

IPA Prix Voltaire Given to Turkish Publishers

GENEVA (The Bookseller) — A Turkish publisher and a Turkish publishing house — Turhan Gunay of Cumhuriyet Books and the multilingual publishing house Evrensel — have been named joint winners of the 2017 International Publishers Association’s Prix Voltaire. The prize marks courage in upholding the freedom to publish. The IPA said the decision to award […]

Armenian Math Enthusiasts Do Better than Ever at Olympiad

Armenian Math Enthusiasts Do Better than Ever at Olympiad

SOFIA, Bulgaria (Public Radio of Armenia) — The 24th International Mathematics Competition took place in Bulgaria from July 31 to August 6. There were 71 universities teams with 331 participants. According to the Press Service of Ministry of Education and Science, the Armenian participants were from Yerevan State University, American University of Armenia and Russian-Armenian […]

Artist Archi Galentz to Have Exhibit in Berlin

Artist Archi Galentz to Have Exhibit in Berlin

BERLIN — Russian-born Armenian artist Archi Galentz will have an exhibit titled “Requiem: Human Image in the Work of Archi Galentz,” in the gallergy of the daily newspaper Junge Welt. The exhibit will open on Tuesday, August 8, with a reception beginning at 7 p.m. The director of the gallery, Michael Mäde, and the art historian Dr. Peter Michel […]

Director Guédiguian’s Film to Compete in 74th Venice Film Festival

Director Guédiguian’s Film to Compete in 74th Venice Film Festival

YEREVAN (ARKA) – French-Armenian director Robert Guédiguian’s 2017 film, “La Villa,” will be entered in the 74th Venice Film Festival, according to the festival’s official website. “La Villa” (titled “The House by the Sea” in English) is set in a bay area near Marseille, France. The story takes place in a picturesque villa owned by […]

German Government Draws the Line

German Government Draws the Line

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — If Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan thought he could celebrate the first anniversary of the attempted coup by cementing his dictatorial rule at home and intimidating allies abroad, he made a serious miscalculation, which may end up costing more than he could have imagined. By exacerbating […]

Wrestler Varsham Boranyan Wins Bronze Medal at International Tournament

Wrestler Varsham Boranyan Wins Bronze Medal at International Tournament

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Member of the Armenian GrecoRoman wrestling team Varsham Boranyan participated in an international tournament in Spain, the Armenian National Olympic Committee reports, and won a bronze medal in the 71-kilogram division. This was the preparatory stage for the World Championship, and Armenia was represented only by Boranyan. He had missed the international […]

Jean-Claude Juncker: Death Penalty Will End Turkey’s EU Bid

Jean-Claude Juncker: Death Penalty Will End Turkey’s EU Bid

By Nikolaj Nielsen BRUSSELS (EU Observer) — European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has warned against Turkey reimposing the death penalty. Juncker in Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper has said the move would “slam the door to EU membership.” The comments follow statements over the weekend by Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that he would not […]

Georges Kepenekian Elected 35th Mayor of Lyon

Georges Kepenekian Elected 35th Mayor of Lyon

LYON, France (Armenpress) — The city council of the city of Lyon has elected 67-year-old Georges Kepenekian as the 35th mayor of the city during the July 17 session, Le Figaro reports. His candidacy was proposed by former Lyon Mayor  Gerard Collomb. Georges Kepenekian received 49 out of 70 city council votes. “I leave this […]