Category: France

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 […]

Four French-Armenians Elected to Parliament

Four French-Armenians Elected to Parliament

PARIS (armenews) — The second round of the legislative election on June 18, which elected the deputies of the National Assembly (Parliament) for 5 year terms, ended with a clear victory of President Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche party, which garnered more than 49 percent of the votes. Four Armenians were elected to the parliament. They […]

Aznavour House Museum Opens in Yerevan

Aznavour House Museum Opens in Yerevan

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) — The Charles Aznavour house-museum was opened in downtown Yerevan on June 1, in a solemn ceremony attended by the legendary singer, his son Nicolas Aznavour, Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan and a number of guests. Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan handed the symbolic keys to Charles Aznavour. The ceremony also marked […]

Soghomon Tehlirian Square Inaugurated in Marseille

Soghomon Tehlirian Square Inaugurated in Marseille

MARSEILLE (Armenpress) —  The square located in the intersection of Vallon De Montebello and Cambodia Streets in Marseille, France has been named after Soghomon Tehlirian as part of the 102nd anniversary events commemorating the Armenian Genocide. Marseille Mayor Jean-Claude Gaudin, Arrondissement of Aix-en-Provence head Yves Morraine, politicians and public gures, as well as representatives of […]

Armenian Church outside Paris Attacked

Armenian Church outside Paris Attacked

PARIS (Christianity Today) — A fire erupted in the Armenian Evangelical Church of Alfortville, a suburb of Paris, at around 6 a.m. on the morning of April 2, in what is being described as an arson attack, the third such attack on the church in the past year. Eight days prior, stones were thrown at the church building, and […]

Paris Street to Be Named for Zabel Yesayan

Paris Street to Be Named for Zabel Yesayan

PARIS (armedia.am) — A street in Paris will be named for the late Armenian writer, Zabel Yesayan in honor of the official visit of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan to France. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo made the announcement last week during a meeting with the president in the Paris City Hall, the official website of Sargsyan noted. […]

French President Suggests ‘Sanctions’ for Karabakh Truce Violations

French President Suggests ‘Sanctions’ for Karabakh Truce Violations

PARIS (RFE/RL) — France’s outgoing President Francois Hollande has reportedly spoken of the need for international “sanctions” against ceasefire violations in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Hollande expressed concern at a recent upsurge in deadly fighting along the Armenian-Azerbaijani “line of contact” around Karabakh after talks held with his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan in Paris late on […]

French MP Asks President Hollande to Use Influence in Freeing Lapshin

French MP Asks President Hollande to Use Influence in Freeing Lapshin

PARIS (Armenpress) — Member of French National Assembly, Co-chair of Armenia-France Parliamentary Friendship Group François Rochebloine drew the attention of French President Hollande on the case of the extradition of blogger Aleksander Lapshin this week. “ He wrote a letter to Hollande, noting the reason of the detention and extradition of the blogger is his […]