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Coronavirus: EU finance ministers agree on €500 billion emergency fund

EU Finance ministers agreed on Thursday to a common emergency plan to limit the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the European economy, Euronews reported.

Maragha massacres are crime with no statute of limitations: Artsakh MFA issues statement

The Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Artsakh issued a statement on the 28th anniversary of the massacre of Armenians in Maragha.

Number of coronavirus cases in Russia rises by 1,786 in one day

The number of coronavirus cases in Russia rose by 1,786 in the past 24 hours, reaching 11,917, TASS reports citing the anti-coronavirus crisis center, Tass reports.

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases reaches 937 in Armenia

16 new cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Armenia, bringing the total number of infected to 937, the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention said today.

BBC: Boris Johnson out of intensive care but remains in hospital

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care but remains in hospital, Downing Street has said.

Saudi, Russia outline record oil cut under US pressure as demand crashes

OPEC, Russia and other allies outlined plans on Thursday to cut their oil output by more than a fifth and said they expected the United States and other producers to join in their effort to prop up prices hammered by the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus could push half a billion people into poverty, Oxfam warns

The coronavirus pandemic could push an additional half a billion people into poverty, aid charity Oxfam has warned, demanding that world leaders contain the economic fallout and cancel $1 trillion of developing countries' debt payments in 2020, Al Jazeera reports.

Georgia PM: Armenia colleagues asked to transport 35 Armenian students from US

The governments of Georgia and the US are organizing a special flight for 79 Georgian students, who are in the US as part of education programs, to return to their homeland.

EU to keep external borders closed to 15 May

Non-essential travel across the EU's common border ought to be restricted until 15 May, the European Commission has proposed to member states, according to EU Observer.

Russian side not responded yet to Armenia’s proposal to start talks on reducing gas price

The Russian side has not yet responded to the proposal of Armenia’s deputy prime minister Mher Grigoryan to start talks on reducing the price of gas on the border, Deputy PM Grigoryan said today at a press conference.

House of Paul Eluard Francophone Center in Stepanakert will have great role in the development of French. Francois Rochebloine

With the co-funding of the Artsakh Republic Government, the All-Armenian Fund of France and “French-speaking in Artsakh” NGO, the construction works of the House of Paul Eluard Francophone Center in Stepanakert has been underway for a year.

Coronavirus cases surpass 10,000 in Russia

The number of coronavirus patients in Russia rose by 1,459 in the past 24 hours, reaching 10,131, TASS reports citing the anti-coronavirus crisis center.

Armenia starts releasing multi-billion dram economic and social relief

The Armenian government has so far distributed 3 billion 670 million drams in relief for businesses and socially vulnerable citizens amid the coronavirus crisis, PM Nikol Pashinyan said during the Cabinet meeting. On April 7 the number was 2 billion 353 million.

WHO chief urges end to 'politicisation' of coronavirus – BBC

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged unity, as the agency comes under continued fire from US President Donald Trump.

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Armenia reaches 921

Forty new cases of coronavirus infection and one death have been reported in Armenia, National Center for Disease Control and Prevention noted.

France to extend coronavirus lockdown again

France will extend its nationwide lockdown put in place to contain the spread of the new coronavirus for a second time, meaning it will run beyond April 15, France 24 reported, citing the French presidential palace.

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.

World oil prices increasing

World oil prices are going up on Thursday, and trading data attest to this, RT reported.

Turkey's death toll from coronavirus rises to 725

Turkey confirmed Tuesday that 76 more people died from the coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 725, Anadolu Agency reported.

Grammy-winning singer John Prine dies of coronavirus complications

Grammy-winning singer John Prine, who wrote his early songs in his head while delivering mail and later emerged from Chicago’s folk revival scene in the 1970s to become one of the most influential songwriters of his generation, died on Tuesday. He was 73, Reuters reports.