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Cuba expects tourism growth despite Trump's crackdown on U.S travel

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Cuba expects tourism growth despite Trump's crackdown on U.S travel

- Cuba earned more than $3 billion from tourism in 2016 and expects to better that this year despite President Donald Trump's tightening of restrictions on U.S. travel to the Caribbean island.
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Places: Americas |  United States |  Caribbean |  Cuba |  Azerbaijan | 

Brazil Supreme Court justice sends charge against president to Congress

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Brazil Supreme Court justice sends charge against president to Congress

- A Brazilian Supreme Court justice sent a corruption charge against President Michel Temer to Congress on Wednesday, advancing the process under which the center-right leader could be removed from office to face trial for graft, Reuters reported. The schemes involve businesses paying billions of dollars in bribes to politicians and executives at state-run companies in return for winning contracts and various political favors
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Places: Americas |  Latin America |  South America |  Brazil |  Azerbaijan | 

British lawmakers hit by 'sustained' cyber attack

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British lawmakers hit by 'sustained' cyber attack

- Britain's parliament was hit by a "sustained and determined" cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country's health service.
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Last-gasp Hamilton pips Bottas to Azerbaijan GP pole

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Last-gasp Hamilton pips Bottas to Azerbaijan GP pole

- Baku (AFP) - Lewis Hamilton snatched pole position for Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix after eclipsing Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas with a phenomenal final qualifying lap on Saturday. The three-time world champion starts ahead of Bottas with Ferrari duo Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel, the championship leader, occupying the second row of the grid. Hamilton claimed the 66th pole of his career, pulling clear of Brazilian great Ayrton Senna and leaving the Briton just two shy of Michael Schumacher's record of 68
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Places: Azerbaijan |  France | 

Hamilton takes 66th career pole in Azerbaijan

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Hamilton takes 66th career pole in Azerbaijan

- BAKU: Lewis Hamilton surpassed Ayrton Senna's career haul of 65 pole positions in Formula One as he edged Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas to secure top spot the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Saturday. Hamilton banished memories of a dismal qualifying session in Baku last year, when he clipped the barrier, to grab pole with a time of 1:40.593 despite running wide at Turn 16
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Places: Singapore |  Azerbaijan | 

Formula 1 in Baku organized very well: German tourist

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Formula 1 in Baku organized very well: German tourist

- Baku, Azerbaijan, June 24. Baku is a very beautiful city, F1 fan Jens, who arrived in Baku from Hamburg, told Trend June 24. The German tourist said he is not a fan of any particular F1 team, adding that the strongest one must win. The F1 qualifying session will be held today as part of the 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
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Tags: Travel & Tourism |  Tourism |  Tourists | 
Places: Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan |  Hamburg | 

Libere3 Azerbaijan, Bottas e Raikkonen vicini. Problemi per Vettel

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Libere3 Azerbaijan, Bottas e Raikkonen vicini. Problemi per Vettel

- Sarà ancora battaglia serrata tra Mercedes e Ferrari questo fine settimana in Azerbaijan. Almeno a giudicare la terza sessione di prove libere del mattino a Baku, quella che porta alle qualifiche in programma alle 15 italiane. Valtteri Bottas ha stampato il miglior tempo in 1'42"742, appena più veloce di quello segnato da Kimi Raikkonen con la prima Ferrari in 1'42"837. A 4 decimi da Bottas c'è l'altra Mercedes di Lewis Hamilton, apparso in ripresa
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Places: Azerbaijan |  Italy | 

Azerbaijan GP: Lewis Hamilton looking to get better of tricky Baku circuit

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Azerbaijan GP: Lewis Hamilton looking to get better of tricky Baku circuit

- Work to be done for Mercedes, says Hamilton Lewis Hamilton has acknowledged that Mercedes still have significant room for improvement after a troubled practice day on Friday ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Hamilton dominated practice in Baku last year ahead of Azerbaijan's first grand prix, but struggled on Friday and finished the second session in 10th place, 1.163 seconds behind pace-setter Max Verstappen
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Tags: Formula One |  Grand Prix | 
Places: Asia |  India |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan | 

Indian airline plans to fly to Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Iran

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Indian airline plans to fly to Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Iran

- Indian low cost carrier, GoAir, plans to launch direct flights to nine countries, including Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Iran, China, Vietnam, Maldives, Qatar and Saudi Arabia until the yearend, Indian media outlets reported June 24.
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Places: Asia |  C. Asia |  Kazakhstan |  Uzbekistan |  S. Asia |  India |  Iran |  Mideast |  Saudi Arabia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan | 

Attack at mosque in Afghan capital Kabul: Interior Ministry

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Attack at mosque in Afghan capital Kabul: Interior Ministry

- A mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul was targeted late on Thursday in what the Interior Ministry called a "terrorist attack", Reuters reported. The attack came as mosques around the city were crowded for a night of religious observances as part of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for that attack, as well as a previous attack last July that killed more than 80 people at a mostly Shi'ite demonstration
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Tags: Abrahamic Religions |  Islam |  Islamic |  Mosques | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  Afghanistan |  Azerbaijan | 

Azerbaijan most popular travel destination for Russians among CIS countries

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Azerbaijan most popular travel destination for Russians among CIS countries

- Baku, Azerbaijan, June 14. Azerbaijan was more popular among the CIS countries than Georgia for the Russian tourists in January-March 2017, says the popular tourist portal TurStat. According to TurStat, the number of trips from Russia to Azerbaijan increased to 6.7 million in January-March 2017 compared to 5.4 million trips in January-March 2016. Azerbaijan and Georgia remain the most popular destinations among Russian tourists
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Tags: Travel & Tourism |  Tourism |  Tourists | 
Places: Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan |  Europe |  E. Europe |  Russia | 

Baku Stock Exchange leaves FEAS

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Baku Stock Exchange leaves FEAS

- Baku, Azerbaijan, June 14. The Baku Stock Exchange (BSE) has left the Federation of European and Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS), BSE said in a message June 14.
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Places: Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan | 

Unrecognized countries can’t be admitted to int’l organizations: Azerbaijan

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Unrecognized countries can’t be admitted to int’l organizations: Azerbaijan

- Baku, Azerbaijan, June 14. Unrecognized countries cannot be admitted to international organizations, Aydin Aliyev, chairman of the Azerbaijani State Customs Committee, said on the sidelines of the 65th meeting of heads of the CIS customs bodies in Baku June 14. He added that Kosovo's accession to the WCO is being discussed at today's meeting because this issue will be raised at the WCO meeting next month
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Tags: Economy |  Economic Policies |  Economics |  Revenue |  Customs |  Public Finance | 
Places: Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan | 

Azerbaijan, Australia mull development of co-op

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Azerbaijan, Australia mull development of co-op

- Baku, Azerbaijan, June 12. During the meeting, the parties expressed satisfaction with the development of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Australia and the recent growth of mutual visits. The Australian minister said that her country supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
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Azerbaijani distinguished students choose UNEC

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Azerbaijani distinguished students choose UNEC

- Students distinguished within the admission exams to the Graduate Programs of the higher education institutions of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan for 2017/2018 academic year held by the State Exam Center visited UNEC's International Graduate and Doctorate Center (IGDC).
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Places: Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan | 

Suicide bombing kills 2 in eastern Iraq

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Suicide bombing kills 2 in eastern Iraq

- Two people were killed and five others injured in a suicide bombing in Iraq's eastern Diyala province on Sunday, according to a local police officer, Anadolu reported. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack.
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Tags: Wars |  Terrorism |  Death & Dying |  Suicides |  Attacks |  Bombing |  Suicide attacks |  Suicide bombings | 
Places: Asia |  Mideast |  Iraq |  Azerbaijan | 

At least 20 Iranians lashed for breaking Ramadan fast

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At least 20 Iranians lashed for breaking Ramadan fast

- Baku, Azerbaijan, June 11. At least 20 Iranian citizens were lashed in the country's north western province of Qazvin due to breaking of the Ramadan fast. Fasting in Ramadan month is considered a religious duty for Muslims.
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  • Azeri Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli’s Pre-trial Detention Term Extended
    Azeri Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli’s Pre-trial Detention Term Extended

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    An Azerbaijani court decided on Thursday to prolong the pre-trial detention of journalist Afgan Mukhtarli, who was allegedly abducted in Tbilisi on May 29 and put in pre-trial detention in Baku the next day, for two months. Azerbaijani news agency APA reports that the information was provided by the lawyer of Mukhtarli in Azerbaijan Nemat Karimli. Mukhtarli is a political migrant who left Azerbaijan three years ago
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    Places: Asia |  W. Asia |  Azerbaijan |  Georgia | 

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Sports

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

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    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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Business

  • Uzbek Central Bank raises refinancing rate
    Uzbek Central Bank raises refinancing rate

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    The Board of the Central Bank of Uzbekistan has decided to raise the refinancing rate to 14 percent from 9 percent, the press service of the bank said in a message. “This decision was made due to the acceleration of inflation for the past period and the need to limit the increased inflationary risks,” the message said. In these circumstances, the decision to increase the refinancing rate is considered by the Central Bank of Uzbekistan as an effective anti-inflationary measure aimed in particular at limiting the influence of monetary factors on the growth of price level and inflation risks, keeping inflation within the target parameters, ensuring positive real interest rates and balanced conditions for lending to the real sector of the economy, creating the necessary prerequisites for the transition to the regime of floating exchange rate, said the message
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Technology

  • British lawmakers hit by 'sustained' cyber attack
    British lawmakers hit by 'sustained' cyber attack

    , trend.az

    Britain's parliament was hit by a "sustained and determined" cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country's health service.
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Society & Culture

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

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    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 | 

Religion & Spirituality

  • Iraqi forces repel Islamic State offensive south of Mosul: 30 killed
    Iraqi forces repel Islamic State offensive south of Mosul: 30 killed

    , trend.az

    Iraqi forces repelled an offensive launched in the early hours of Saturday by Islamic State on the Sunni town of Shirqat, south of Mosul, during which more than 30 military and civilians were killed and 40 more wounded, Reuters reported. Islamic State lost Shirqat to U.S.-backed Iraqi government forces and tribal fighters last year. Its fall paved the way for the offensive on Mosul, the militants' de-facto capital in Iraq
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    Categories: Religion & Spirituality |  Law & Crime | 
    Tags: Wars |  Jihadists |  Military |  Abrahamic Religions |  Islam |  Islamic |  Soldiers |  ISIS | 
    Places: United States |  Asia |  Mideast |  Iraq |  Azerbaijan | 

Education

  • Azerbaijani distinguished students choose UNEC
    Azerbaijani distinguished students choose UNEC

    , trend.az

    Students distinguished within the admission exams to the Graduate Programs of the higher education institutions of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan for 2017/2018 academic year held by the State Exam Center visited UNEC's International Graduate and Doctorate Center (IGDC).
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Travel & Recreation

Law & Crime

  • Brazil Supreme Court justice sends charge against president to Congress
    Brazil Supreme Court justice sends charge against president to Congress

    , trend.az

    A Brazilian Supreme Court justice sent a corruption charge against President Michel Temer to Congress on Wednesday, advancing the process under which the center-right leader could be removed from office to face trial for graft, Reuters reported. The schemes involve businesses paying billions of dollars in bribes to politicians and executives at state-run companies in return for winning contracts and various political favors
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Media & Information

  • Turkey to provide Qatar with food
    Turkey to provide Qatar with food

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    Baku, Azerbaijan, June 8. Turkey will provide Qatar with food, Turkish media outlets reported June 8. It is expected that a special delegation from Qatar will visit Turkey to discuss this issue soon, according to the report. Earlier, Arab media outlets reported that the foodstuff available in Qatar will suffice for four weeks and that Qatar started talks with Turkey and Iran for the supplies of drinking water and agricultural products
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