NewsGlobal unrest: Police injured in Paris, protests in Armenia, and political turmoil

Global unrest: Police injured in Paris, protests in Armenia, and political turmoil

A man shot and seriously wounded two police officers at a police station in Paris.
A man shot and seriously wounded two police officers at a police station in Paris.
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5:29 AM EDT, May 10, 2024

It happened while you were sleeping. Here's what world agencies reported overnight from Thursday to Friday.

Shooting at a police station in Paris leaves officers injured

A man seriously wounded two police officers at a Paris police station, according to reports from Reuters Agency. The incident took place on Thursday evening. The assailant, detained at the station for assaulting a woman, managed to seize a weapon from one of the officers, Paris police chief Laurent Nunez revealed on Friday. "We have two seriously injured officers," Nunez informed reporters, noting that the suspect was also seriously wounded. French media indicate that the officers shot the man after he initially fired.

Prime minister concedes 4 villages, sparking protests in Armenia

Thousands took to the streets in Yerevan on Thursday night, calling for Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's resignation after agreeing to transfer disputed villages to Azerbaijan, as reported by PAP. The April-announced agreement involves ceding four villages in the Tavush province to Baku. The demonstration in the capital was spearheaded by Archbishop Bagrat Galstanian, leader of the Tavush diocese, who led a group on a roughly 100-mile march over several days. Protestors are demanding a stop to the border delineation and demarcation process with Azerbaijan and an end to unilateral concessions to Baku. According to Echo Kawkaza (the South Caucasian division of Radio Free Europe), residents of the border villages had been protesting for days before the opposition joined.

Putin nominates Mishustin for prime minister, again

The chairman of the Russian Duma announced on Friday that President Vladimir Putin has proposed Mikhail Mishustin for reappointment as the prime minister, reports Reuters Agency. "President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has submitted Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin's candidacy for the position of government chairman to the State Duma," Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin shared via Telegram. According to Reuters, the Duma is expected to approve Mishustin with little opposition in the Russian parliament.

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