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A French-Armenian expressionist extraordinaire
A French-Armenian expressionist extraordinaire

Arguably the best-known French singer of his generation and a national icon in Armenia, Charles Aznavour died Monday at age 94 at his home in Mouriès, in southern of France. Born Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian in Paris, to Armenian immigrants, his unmistakable tenor range and love songs quickly made him French popular music royalty. A staunch defender of Armenian rights, he was beloved in his parents' native land.

The French Crooner — Photo: © Keystone Press Agency/ZUMA​/OneShot

Sometimes dubbed "France's Frank Sinatra," Aznavour's career spanned over eight decades, totaled some 1,200 songs (in eight languages), and sold more than 100 million albums. He also appeared in 80 movies.

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Welcome to Monday, where Anthony Albanese is sworn in as Australia's new prime minister, a verdict is in for the first war crimes trial in Ukraine and the food & energy industrials get outrageously richer. In Colombian daily El Espectador, María Mónica Monsalve Sánchez explores how Colombia is toeing the line between carbon-offsetting and unabashed greenwashing.

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