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Minister: Baku 2017 held at higher level than Rio 2016 Olympics

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Minister: Baku 2017 held at higher level than Rio 2016 Olympics

- Baku, Azerbaijan, May 23. The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku were held at a higher level than Rio 2016 Olympics, Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijani minister of youth and sports, general executive director of the Games’ Operations Committee, said. "Azerbaijani athletes performed very well and took the lead in medal standings at the Games,” he said. “Everything was organized at a high level in terms of security, transport

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Olympic Games | 
Places: Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan | 

Oil prices dip after Trump proposes to sell half of US oil reserve

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Oil prices dip after Trump proposes to sell half of US oil reserve

- Baku, Azerbaijan, May 23. World oil prices are going down on May 23 after the proposal put forward by the US President Donald Trump to sell half of the country’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The US started the petroleum reserve in 1975 after oil supplies were interrupted during the 1973–1974 oil embargo, to mitigate future temporary supply disruptions.

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Places: United States |  Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan | 

Protesters call for Temer resignation as uncertainty grips Brazil

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Protesters call for Temer resignation as uncertainty grips Brazil

- Demonstrators gathered across Brazil on Sunday to call for the resignation or ouster of President Michel Temer who is implicated in a widening corruption scandal that is undermining his government's fragile efforts to end a historic recession, Reuters reported. Scattered demonstrations took place in cities including São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where hundreds of demonstrators marched along the shoreline, chanting and waving banners reading "Temer Out!" The revelations have badly eroded political support for Temer's measures to spur economic recovery, including overhauls to Brazil's labor and social security regulations

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Tags: Social Issues |  Protests |  Demonstrators |  Protesters | 
Places: Americas |  Latin America |  South America |  Brazil |  Azerbaijan | 

Huge fire breaks out at car plant in Iran’s Tabriz city

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Huge fire breaks out at car plant in Iran’s Tabriz city

- Baku, Azerbaijan, May 21. A huge fire swept through Iran Khodro’s automotive manufacturing plant in northwestern city of Tabriz this morning. According to the report, firefighters from neighboring cities have also joined the operation to control the fire. Iran Khodro is the Islamic Republic's largest carmaker with a couple of plants across the country. Its headquarter is based near capital Tehran

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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  Iran |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan | 

Trump's Saudi speech to urge unity against radical Islam

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Trump's Saudi speech to urge unity against radical Islam

- President Donald Trump will issue a call for unity in the fight against radicalism in the Muslim world, casting the challenge as a “battle between good and evil.”

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Trade delegation of Western Australia to visit Azerbaijan

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Trade delegation of Western Australia to visit Azerbaijan

- Baku, Azerbaijan, May 18. The Western Australia (WA) will promote its finest during an upcoming trade delegation to Azerbaijan, says an article published by the West Australian on May 18. Rzayeva said she had fielded increasing interest from big businesses, such as Foster Wheeler, wanting to investigate opportunities in Azerbaijan. Lawyer John Hammond, who is a consultant to the honorary consul and is helping to organize the trip, said several WA shipbuilders had contracts in Azerbaijan, and there were opportunities for local businesses involved in dairy, livestock, tourism, wine and mining and resources

Categories: Business | 
Tags: Trade | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan |  Western | 

Merkel says Germany, France plan to closely cooperate in critical times

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Merkel says Germany, France plan to closely cooperate in critical times

- Germany and France plan to closely cooperate while the European Union is going through critical times, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a press conference following talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, TASS reported.

Places: Azerbaijan |  Europe |  Germany |  France | 

Azerbaijan’s “golden judoka” aims for 2020 Summer Olympics gold

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Azerbaijan’s “golden judoka” aims for 2020 Summer Olympics gold

- Baku, Azerbaijan, May 15. Azerbaijani judoka Orkhan Safarov (60kg), who won the gold medal of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, has set sights on a gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. “I am not going to stop,” he said, adding that there are a lot of important competitions ahead. “During the First European Games in Baku, I won a silver medal, and I ranked fifth at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, and the main task now is to win the gold medal of 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo,” he added

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Places: Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan | 

Brazil confirms 259 deaths from yellow fever in 2017

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Brazil confirms 259 deaths from yellow fever in 2017

- At least 259 people have died from yellow fever in Brazil this year, especially in the southeast from the country, the government announced Friday, Xinhua reported. The most affected states are Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo, both in the southeast of Brazil, with 488 and 234 confirmed cases respectively.

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New York court agrees to protect Int’l Bank of Azerbaijan

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New York court agrees to protect Int’l Bank of Azerbaijan

- Baku, Azerbaijan, May 13. Foreign creditors will not be able to make claims against the assets of the International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) during the process of voluntary restructuring of the bank’s foreign liabilities, the IBA said in a message May 13. The corresponding decision was made by the New York court on May 12, 2017, based on the appeal of the International Bank of Azerbaijan

Categories: Business | 
Places: Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan |  New York | 

Macron raised climate change deal in phone call with Trump

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Macron raised climate change deal in phone call with Trump

- French President-elect Emmanuel Macron addressed climate change and the Paris emissions agreement in his first phone call with US President Donald Trump, French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud stated on Tuesday, Sputnik reported. "Usually in these phone calls it’s a lot of congratulations, [but] Macron raised the issue of climate change because the Americans are thinking about staying or leaving the Paris agreement," Araud said in an interview with Christiane Amanpour on CNN International

Categories: Politics & Government |  Science & Nature | 
Places: United States |  Azerbaijan | 

Azerbaijan Central Bank to issue notes worth 25M manats

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Azerbaijan Central Bank to issue notes worth 25M manats

- Azerbaijan’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FIMSA) has registered a prospectus of the Azerbaijani Central Bank’s short-term notes worth 25 million manats.

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Places: Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan | 

Azer Turk Bank offers its clients distance payments

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Azer Turk Bank offers its clients distance payments

- Baku, Azerbaijan, May 8. Clients of Azer Turk Bank will be able to make loan payments and cash deposits to their card accounts through MilliÖn payment terminals.

Categories: Business | 
Places: Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan | 

Azerbaijani customs committee’s transfers to state budget up

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Azerbaijani customs committee’s transfers to state budget up

- Azerbaijan’s State Customs Committee transferred almost 758.1 million manats to the state budget in January-April 2017 that is by 17.7 percent more than in the same period of 2016.

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Tags: Economy |  Economic Policies |  Economics |  Revenue |  Customs |  Public Finance | 
Places: Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan | 

US Olympic bobsled champ Holcomb found dead at training site

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US Olympic bobsled champ Holcomb found dead at training site

- U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb, who came back from a suicide attempt over impending blindness to win Olympic gold in 2010, was found dead at a training site on Saturday, the U.S. Olympic Committee said, Reuters reported. Holcomb took bronze medals in both two-man and four-man bobsled at the 2014 Sochi Games. He also won five world titles among his 10 world championship medals and was a six-time overall world cup champion, winning 60 world cup medals

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Tags: Olympic Games |  Death & Dying |  Obituary | 
Places: United States |  Azerbaijan | 

35 killed in school minibus crash in Tanzania

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35 killed in school minibus crash in Tanzania

- Thirty-two schoolchildren, two teachers and a minibus driver where killed in Tanzania when their vehicle plunged into a roadside ravine in the northern tourist region of Arusha on Saturday, Reuters reported.

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Tags: Death & Dying | 
Places: Tanzania |  Azerbaijan | 

FIG Council member: Azerbaijan ready to host Olympic Games (PHOTO)

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FIG Council member: Azerbaijan ready to host Olympic Games (PHOTO)

- Baku, Azerbaijan, May 6. Azerbaijan is ready to host the Olympic Games, member of the Council of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Athanasoula Lampropoulo, taking part in the annual meeting of the FIG Council in Baku, told Trend May 6. "We discussed new regulations on all kinds of gymnastics at the meeting," he said. Dimitrov added that Azerbaijan achieves great success in sports

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Tags: Olympic Games |  Gymnastics | 
Places: Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan | 

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  • Minister: Baku 2017 held at higher level than Rio 2016 Olympics
    Minister: Baku 2017 held at higher level than Rio 2016 Olympics

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    Baku, Azerbaijan, May 23. The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku were held at a higher level than Rio 2016 Olympics, Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijani minister of youth and sports, general executive director of the Games’ Operations Committee, said. "Azerbaijani athletes performed very well and took the lead in medal standings at the Games,” he said. “Everything was organized at a high level in terms of security, transport

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    Tags: Olympic Games | 
    Places: Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan | 

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  • Minister: Baku 2017 held at higher level than Rio 2016 Olympics
    Minister: Baku 2017 held at higher level than Rio 2016 Olympics

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    Baku, Azerbaijan, May 23. The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku were held at a higher level than Rio 2016 Olympics, Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijani minister of youth and sports, general executive director of the Games’ Operations Committee, said. "Azerbaijani athletes performed very well and took the lead in medal standings at the Games,” he said. “Everything was organized at a high level in terms of security, transport

    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Olympic Games | 
    Places: Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan | 

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  • Azerbaijan sets up cybersecurity HQ, working group for Baku 2017
    Azerbaijan sets up cybersecurity HQ, working group for Baku 2017

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    Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 28. Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies established a cybersecurity headquarters and a working group for the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games. The ministry said Apr. 28 that the decision to create the cybersecurity HQ and working group was made at a meeting dedicated to preparations for the Games, chaired by Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies Ramin Guluzade, with the participation of deputy ministers and advisers of the minister, heads of internet providing firms, mobile operators and telecommunications companies

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  • Kuwaiti airline to launch flights to Baku in summer
    Kuwaiti airline to launch flights to Baku in summer

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    Baku, Azerbaijan, May 23. Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways has announced the launch of new direct flights to Eurasia, starting with Baku, Azerbaijan as the first destination, according to the Arab media outlets. “Visa on arrival for Kuwaitis and electronic visas through ASAN Visa system make it easy to travel to the city. E-Visa is issued within three working days and valid for 30 days for a fee of $20,” says the report

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  • Kazakhstan to start exporting diesel fuel in 2018
    Kazakhstan to start exporting diesel fuel in 2018

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    Kazakhstan plans to start exporting gasoline and diesel fuel in 2018 after the completion of modernization of the country’s refineries, Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev told Astana TV channel. Currently Kazakhstan imports 30 percent of high-octane gasoline and over 10 percent of diesel fuel to meet domestic demand.

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