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Russia confirms more than 8,000 new cases of coronavirus in one day

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia rose by 8,726 to 449,834 in the past 24 hours, TASS reports citing the anti-coronavirus crisis center.

COVID-19: Armenia reports 596 new cases in one day

596 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been registered in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 11,817, the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention said today.

Some active US duty troops in Washington, DC area returning to home base after being on standby in the region

Several hundred members of an 82nd Airborne Division infantry battalion are scheduled to begin returning from the Washington, DC, region to their base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, starting Thursday evening, CNN reports, citing defense officials.

Justice For George Floyd petition breaks US website record with 13 million signatures

A “Justice for George Floyd” appeal has become the most-signed petition ever on Change.org with more than 13 million signatures, The Evening Standard reported.

Trump says inspection revealed bunker was dusty because Obama never used it

After conducting a thorough “inspection” of the White House bunker on Friday night, Donald J. Trump discovered that the underground facility was covered in dust because Barack Obama never used it, Trump has confirmed, according to The New Yorker.

Artsakh has new minister of justice

President Arayik Haroutyunyan on Thursday signed a decree appointing Siran Avetisyan as Minister of Justice of Artsakh.

Iran reports 3,574 new COVID-19 cases

Iran on Thursday reported 3,574 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 164,270, Xinhua reported, citing official IRNA news agency.

Roman Golovchenko appointed Prime Minister of Belarus

President of Belarus Aleksander Lukashenko appointed the new staff of the government, BelTA reports.

“A separate apartment to every family” promise will be brought to life within a set time-frame: Republic’s President received the Mayor of Stepanakert

On 4 June Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan received Mayor of Stepanakert David Sargsyan, the Presidential Office stated.

French-Armenian director Nora Martirosyan’s film included in Cannes 2020 lineup

“Si Le Vent Tombe” (Should the Wind Fall) by famous French-Armenian director Nora Martirosyan has been included in the lineup of the 73rd edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The film has found place in The First Features program, the Cannes official website revealed.

Russia's coronavirus case tally edges past 440,000

Russia reported 8,831 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, taking the total number of infections across the country to 441,108, according to Reuters.

697 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Armenia in past 24 hours

As of 11am on Thursday, a record number of 697 new cases of coronavirus have been registered in Armenia; this was reported by the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Arayik Harutyunyan sent a condolence letter to the family of prominent writer and publicist Maxim Hovhannisyan

On 4 June Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan sent a condolence letter to the family of prominent writer and publicist Maxim Hovhannisyan in connection with his death, Central Information Department of the Office of Artsakh Republic President stated.

US Defense secretary: Officers at scene of Floyd's death should be "held accountable for his murder"

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper called the killing of George Floyd a “horrible crime” and said the officers on the scene that day should be "held accountable for his murder", CNN reports.

Arayik Harutyunyan will submit for the consideration of the Parliament the candidacy of Mher Aghajanyan to the post of Prosecutor General

On 3 June Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan received members of the "Free Homeland-United Civil Alliance" parliamentary faction, Central Information Department of the Office of Artsakh Republic President stated.

“Hayastan” All Armenian Fund's “COVID-19: United Against the Pandemic”campaign raised around $376, 000

Thanks to the generosity of thousands of people from around the world and despite the current global crisis, the “Hayastan” All Armenian Fund’s “COVID-19 Armenia: United Against the Pandemic” campaign has raised around $ 376, 000 as of June 3, 2020, $ 230,000 out of which has already been directed towards the fight against the Pandemic.

Montenegro declares end of COVID-19 epidemic

Montenegro’s Coordinating Body for Infectious Diseases declared the end of coronavirus epidemic in the country as suggested by the Institute for Public Health, Ba.n1info.com reports, citing the Podgorica Government's Twitter account.

Facebook shuts down far-right group planning to bring weapons to US protests

Facebook said Tuesday that it had shut down pages and accounts associated with what it said was a hate group, whose members were discussing bringing weapons to the protests that are happening across the United States.

Ayvazovsky's 'Neopolitan Gulf' fetches $2.89 at Sothbey's

Neopolitan Gulf', an inspirational painting by Russian-Armenian marine artist Hovhannes (Ivan) Ayvazovsky (1817-1900), was sold for $2.89 million at Sothbey's, RIA Novosti reports, citing the auction house.

Israel tests new ballistic missile system

Israel has tested a new precise ballistic strike missile capable of hitting targets in the range of 400 km, Israel Aerospace Industries said on Tuesday, Xinhua reports.

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