PARIS (AP) — Film celebrities, a culture minister and fans have paid homage to Jean-Pierre Mocky, a fiercely independent filmmaker who directed some of France's most famed actors over a six-decade...
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to Armenia to attend a summit of French-speaking countries.
France and other European countries are backing Rwanda's top diplomat Louise Mushikiwabo to lead the International Organization of Francophonie.
Macron, who is set to arrive in Yerevan around midnight, will also attend a concert featuring French and Armenian performers and pay tribute to French-Armenian crooner and actor Charles Aznavour, who died last week.
PARIS (AP) — France paid tribute to Charles Aznavour on Friday in a solemn and subdued ceremony that contrasted sharply with the singer's joyful character.
One of France's most famous personalities, Aznavour died earlier this week at 94.
A vigil for Charles Aznavour in Armenia
PARIS (AP) — Charles Aznavour's performing career endured eight decades, with a prompter in his final years the sole concession to age — or to difficulty recalling a 1,000-song repertoire.
Known as France's Frank Sinatra, the dapper crooner and actor, who got his start as a songwriter and protege of Edith Piaf, died Monday at 94.
PARIS (AP) — Charles Aznavour, the French crooner and actor whose performing career spanned eight decades and who seduced fans around the world with his versatile tenor, lush lyrics and kinetic stage presence, has died. He was 94.
One of France's most recognized faces, Aznavour sang to sold-out concert halls until the end, resorting to a prompter only after having written upwards of 1,000 songs by his own estimate, including the classic "La Boheme."
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reacted angrily to a group of some 300 well-known French personalities who urged prominent Muslims to denounce anti-Jewish and anti-Christian references in the Quran.
Addressing a ruling party meeting on Tuesday, Erdogan described the group that includes actor Gerard Depardieu, singer Charles Aznavour and the former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, as "despicable" and accused them of attacking scriptures sacred to Muslims.
PARIS (AP) — Actor Gerard Depardieu, singer Charles Aznavour and former President Nicolas Sarkozy are among some 300 well-known French people urging national action to counter a "new anti-Semitism" that they blame on rising Islamic radicalism.
They signed a manifesto published Sunday in Le Parisien newspaper, joining politicians from the right and left, as well as Jewish, Muslim and Catholic leaders.
PARIS (AP) — Angel Parra, the exiled Chilean musician and son of the singer Violeta Parra, has been interred at Paris' largest cemetery.
Parra, who died on March 11 at age 73, was raised by his mother, who taught him about political activism and music.
He was arrested during Chile's 1973 military coup and imprisoned in a camp. He was freed and eventually expelled, first to Mexico and then to France, after artists including Joan Baez and Charles Aznavour agitated on his behalf.