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Saro Mardiryan elected Deputy Mayor of Alfortville

Saro Mardiryan, President of the Diocesan Assembly of the Armenian Apostolic Church in France, and Chairman of the Social Democrat Hunchakian Party France was elected on Sunday May 24 as Deputy Mayor of Alfortville, reports Masis Post.

Kim Kardashian: Happy Birthday to my style icon Cher. I love you

Cher has celebrated her 74th birthday.

Trump nominates Patrick Hovakimian to become General Counsel of Office of Director of National Intelligence

US President Donald J. Trump has nominated Patrick Hovakimian to be General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, White House press service reported.

Well-known American-Armenian physician Noobar Janoian dies

Well-known American-Armenian physician, philanthropist, national and public figure, writer and publicist Noobar Janoian has died.

Garo Paylan: Place to confront Armenian Genocide issue is Turkey’s parliament

Any crime that is not confronted can be repeated, and this applies not only to Armenians, but to any people. Garo Paylan, an Armenian member of the Turkish parliament, made such a statement in a conversation with Evrensel newspaper on Thursday, news.am reports.

Armenian Genocide commemoration alternative program to be broadcast around the clock in US on April 24

Given the threat posed by COVID-19, as well as local and state directives prohibiting mass rallies, Armenian organizations in Southern California that organize events aimed at condemning and recognizing the Armenian Genocide have come up with alternative commemorative programs, news.am reports.

Two more Diaspora Armenians die of COVID-19

Two Diaspora Armenians died from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, news.am informs, citing arevelk.am.

Vrej Agajanian selected as Glendale Mayor

Glendale City Council Member Vrej Agajanian was selected as the City’s Mayor, MassisPost reports.

Last guardian of Armenian church in Dhaka dies

Michael Joseph Martin (Mikayel Hovsep Mardirossian), the only Armenian who in recent decades has looked after the ancient Holy Resurrection Armenian Apostolic Church in Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka, has died, news.am reports, citing Arevelk.

April 24 commemoration events in LA City suspended due to coronavirus pandemic

After careful consideration of the Coronavirus pandemic, the United Armenian Council of Los Angeles, the Unified Young Armenians, and the Armenian Genocide Committee have decided to suspend all of their April 24 commemoration related activities, Asbarez reports.

Renowned Armenian physicist diagnosed with COVID-19 dies in Moscow

Well-known Armenian physicist, Professor Mishik Ghazaryan, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died at a Moscow hospital on Monday evening.

Eduardo Eurnekian to provide $250,000 in aid to Armenian government for fighting COVID-19

Argentine-Armenian businessman, National Hero of Armenia Eduardo Eurnekian will provide 250,000 USD in aid to the government of Armenia for fighting the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID19: Dutch-Armenians follow instructions of health ministry – Armenian community representative

The Armenian community of the Netherlands, which is quite active and law-abiding, follows all the instructions of the Health ministry to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and tries to understand what developments are expecting, Head of a major tourism agency operating in the Netherlands Erik Aghabekyan told Armenpress.

Lebanese-Armenian man dies from COVID19 in Beirut – Gandzasar newspaper

A Lebanese-Armenian man has died from COVID19, bringing the total number of fatalities from the disease in the Middle Eastern country to 6, the Gandzasar newspaper reported citing Lebanese health authorities.

Armenian man dies of coronavirus in LA

A 34-year-old Armenian man from Glendora, California, died Thursday in a Pasadena hospital after being diagnosed with the coronavirus just last week, Asbarez reported.

Jeanne Barseghian wins first round of Strasbourg municipal elections

Jeanne Barseghian of Armenian origin has won the first round of Strasbourg municipal elections held on Sunday, France Info reported.

Former California Assembly member Katcho Achadjian dies aged 68

Former California lawmaker Katcho Achadjian died at the age of 68, his family confirmed. Katcho Achadjian represented California's Central Coast in the state Assembly for three terms, AP reported.

Armenia journalist receives award from Mike Pompeo, Melania Trump

Lucy Kocharyan, a journalist from Armenia, was one of the few to receive the 2020 International Women of Courage Award of the US Department of State. The award was personally handed to her by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and First Lady Melania Trump, news.am reports, referring to the Voice of America.

Iranians head to polls to elect new parliament, 6 Iranian-Armenians among candidates

Iranians are heading to polling stations to elect a new parliament on February 21. The Iranian parliament, known as the Majlis, is a 290-seat unicameral legislature, with 5 seats envisaged for religious minorities.

Armenian pastry chefs win 6 medals at Culinary Olympics in Germany

Armenian pastry chefs have won 6 medals at the Culinary Olympics during the ongoing Intergastra International Trade Fair in Stuttgart, Germany.