Category: France

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 […]

Carnegie President Vartan Gregorian Receives Legion of Honor Medal from French Government

Carnegie President Vartan Gregorian Receives Legion of Honor Medal from French Government

NEW YORK — Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, was awarded the medal of Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor at a ceremony at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy here on February 9. The French ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud, presented the insignia to Gregorian in recognition […]

François Hollande Attends Annual Dinner with French Armenians

François Hollande Attends Annual Dinner with French Armenians

PARIS (ArmRadio) — French President François Hollande participated in an annual dinner with the Coordinating Council of the Armenian Organizations of France (CCAF) on February 8. In his last dinner with CCAF in the capacity of the President of France, François Hollande referred to the decision of the Constitutional Council to revoke certain amendments to […]

Boris Adjemian to Present Talk at NAASR on Armenians in Ethiopia

Boris Adjemian to Present Talk at NAASR on Armenians in Ethiopia

BELMONT, Mass.— Dr. Boris Adjemian, director of the AGBU Nubarian Library in Paris, will give a talk titled “The King and the Forty Orphans: he Invention of an Armenian Homeland in Ethiopia,” on Thursday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478. […]