Azerbaijan

U.S. Department of State News: Release of Ilgar Mammadov

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The United States welcomes the decision of the Azerbaijani Court of Appeal to release Republican Alternative Party Chairman Ilgar Mammadov, whose conviction and imprisonment for over five years raised serious concerns about the rule of law in Azerbaijan.  We call on the government to drop … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Release of Ilgar Mammadov

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Trump attending second day of meetings at NATO

BRUSSELS — The Latest on President Donald Trump President Donald Trump,‘s trip to Europe (all times local): 9:30 a.m. President Donald Trump has arrived at NATO headquarters, where he’s attending a second day of meetings with leaders of the military alliance. Trump was running behind schedule Thursday morning and arrived at the Brussels site a … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Trump attending second day of meetings at NATO

BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Trump holding series of 1-on-1 meetings at NATO

BRUSSELS  — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Europe (all times local): 8:25 a.m. President Donald Trump will be meeting with the leaders of Azerbaijan, Romania, Ukraine and Georgia as he kicks off his second day at the NATO summit in Brussels. The president will also be attending a pair of meetings of … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Trump holding series of 1-on-1 meetings at NATO

U.S. Department of State News: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells Travel to Baku, Azerbaijan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will travel to Baku, Azerbaijan, June 27-29, to participate in a meeting of the International Contact Group (ICG) on Afghanistan.  Over fifty countries and international organizations will participate in … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells Travel to Baku, Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan | Hamilton wins action-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won an incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix Sunday to take over the championship lead. Sebastian Vettel led for much of the race, but was stuck in second behind Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas when a crash between the two Red Bulls brought out the safety car. On the restart, Vettel … Continue reading BAKU, Azerbaijan | Hamilton wins action-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix

BAKU, Azerbaijan | Azerbaijan: 2 fires strike high-rise planned as Trump hotel

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Two fires broke out Saturday at a vacant high-rise building in Azerbaijan’s capital that was intended to be a Trump-branded hotel in the former Soviet republic before Donald Trump was elected as U.S. president. The first blaze burned the 33-story building in Baku for three hours before firefighters shooting jets of … Continue reading BAKU, Azerbaijan | Azerbaijan: 2 fires strike high-rise planned as Trump hotel

BAKU, Azerbaijan | Vettel takes pole position for Azerbaijan GP

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Sebastian Vettel qualified in pole position on Saturday for the third straight time this season ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver, who leads the championship standings, beat his closest title challenger Lewis Hamilton by 0.179 seconds to take the top spot for Sunday’s race in Baku. Saturday’s cooler, … Continue reading BAKU, Azerbaijan | Vettel takes pole position for Azerbaijan GP

BAKU, Azerbaijan | Azerbaijan: Site of unopened Trump-branded hotel is on fire

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A building in Azerbaijan that once was intended to be a Trump-branded hotel has caught fire. Azerbaijani firefighters were on the scene of the fire at the 33-story building in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku on Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of injuries. The Trump Organization canceled its licensing deal … Continue reading BAKU, Azerbaijan | Azerbaijan: Site of unopened Trump-branded hotel is on fire