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French president Macron evacuated from packed theatre by armed riot police as mob of anti-government protesters try to reach him

French president Emmanuel Macron was evacuated from a packed theatre by armed riot police last night after a mob of anti-government protesters tried to reach him.

Earthquake hits Armenia

Today, at 5:28am local time, the Seismic Protection Service of Armenia recorded a 3.6-magnitude earthquake 10 km southeast of Ashotsk village, and 10 km beneath the surface.

Former NSS Director G. Kutoyan found shot dead in Yerevan

Former National Security Service Director Georgy Kutoyan has been found shot dead in a Yerevan apartment, Investigations Committee spokesperson Naira Harutyunyan told Armenpress.

Armenian MFA comments on Azerbaijani FM’s statement

Armenia’s foreign ministry continues the practice of announcing the meetings of the Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers at the same time, MFA spokesperson Anna Naghdalyan told Armenpress, commenting on the statement of Azerbaijani FM Elmar Mammadyarov who said that he and the Armenian FM will hold another meeting by the end of January.

One of last Canadians to survive Armenian Genocide dies aged 104

Armenian Canadian woman believed to have been one of the last Canadians to have survived the Armenian genocide died on Thursday, four months shy of her 105th birthday, Horizon Weekly reported. Eugenie Papazian was born in Turkey, in the Ionia district of Samsun by the Black Sea in 1915. She never knew her parents. Her father was taken to the army in 1915 and did not return home, while her mother died when she was still a newborn.

China's economic growth hits 30-year low

China's economy grew last year at the slowest pace in almost three decades.

Cleaning works of about forty historical monuments carried out in 2019

Last year about 40 monuments of 7 regions of Artsakh were cleaned up and improved by “Protection of Historical Environment” non-profit organization of the Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs and Tourism of the Republic of Artsakh.

Pre-election campaign kicks off in Azerbaijan

The campaign season for the snap parliamentary election has begun in Azerbaijan.

Five countries demand compensation from Iran over downed Ukrainian plane

Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced that Canada, Afghanistan, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Ukraine are demanding that Iran pay them compensation for a Ukrainian passenger Boeing 737 jet shot down by Iranian missiles.

US Senate starts Trump impeachment process

The Senate formally opened the impeachment trial of President Trump on Thursday, bracing for a deeply divisive debate over his fate as senators swore to deliver “impartial justice” and installed Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to preside over the proceeding, The New York Times reports

Disturbance of stability in region is concerning – Armenian FM on Middle East developments

Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan says the disturbance of stability in the region in concerning.

Armenian FM doesn't announce new meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart

Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan does not agree with the opinion that since there is no document at the negotiating table, talks are starting from scratch.

Armenian humanitarian mission donates medical supplies to Aleppo hospital

The Armenian humanitarian mission in Syria donated medicine and medical supplies to the Aleppo Hospital on January 16th, the group’s spokesperson Nazeli Elbakyan told Armenpress.

Armenian President meets Chairman of Rotana Hotel Management Corporation in Abu Dhabi

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian, who is in the United Arab Emirates on a working visit, met in Abu Dhabi with Chairman of Rotana Hotel Management Corporation, founding member of ALNOWAIS Investments Nasser Al Nowais, the Presidential Office stated.

State Department: Turkey has less time before introduction of US sanctions for S-400

The US does not set a specific timetable for imposing sanctions against Turkey due to the purchase of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia, however, Ankara has less and less time to resolve these differences with Washington, Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Clarke Cooper told reporters.

Azerbaijan fails to lead OSCE mission to its frontline positions during monitoring

On January 16, in accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh, the OSCE Mission conducted a planned monitoring of the ceasefire regime on the border of Artsakh and Azerbaijan, in the north-east of Akna, the Artsakh foreign ministry stated.

Turkey restores access to Wikipedia

Turkey has restored access to online encyclopedia Wikipedia after the official publication of a Constitutional Court ruling that the more than two-year block was a violation of freedom of expression.

World oil prices going up

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

Catholicos Karekin II will serve a memorial service on 30th anniversary of Baku pogrom

Catholicos Karekin II will serve a memorial service on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Baku pogrom on January 19th.

Trump impeachment: House sends historic case to Senate

The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution to submit articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a trial.