Azerbaijan

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenians cast ballots in early parliamentary election

YEREVAN, Armenia— Armenians are casting ballots in an early parliamentary election expected to further consolidate the power of the nation’s new prime minister. The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian took office in May after spearheading massive protests against his predecessor’s power grab that forced the politician to step down. Pashinian has pushed for early vote in … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenians cast ballots in early parliamentary election

PARIS | The Latest: Japan’s Osaka to host 2025 World Expo

PARIS — The Latest on the choice of host city for the 2025 World Expo (all times local): 5 p.m. Japan’s Osaka has won the right to host the 2025 World Expo, beating out cities in Russia and Azerbaijan for an event expected to draw millions of visitors. The winner was chosen by the 170 … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Japan’s Osaka to host 2025 World Expo

BAKU, Azerbaijan | Azerbaijan opposition leaders arrested in capital

BAKU, Azerbaijan— Authorities in Azerbaijan have arrested two opposition leaders in the capital for attempting to organize a procession, including the laying of flowers, at a national cemetery known as the Alley of Martyrs. The Popular Front party said its leader, Ali Kerimli, and Jamil Hasanli, of the National Council of Democratic Forces, were taken … Continue reading BAKU, Azerbaijan | Azerbaijan opposition leaders arrested in capital

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Carlsberg sales boosted by warm weather in Europe

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish brewer Carlsberg says its third-quarter revenue rose on strong beer sales across its major markets, boosted by unusually hot weather in western Europe. The company said Thursday its sales increased 7.4 percent to 17.6 billion kroner ($2.7 billion) from 16.4 billion kroner a year earlier. Carlsberg didn’t publish net income figures … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Carlsberg sales boosted by warm weather in Europe

BAKU, Azerbaijan | Trump adviser says no clarity on further sanctions on Russia

BAKU, Azerbaijan — U.S. President Donald Trump‘s national security adviser says the administration hasn’t yet made up its mind on further sanctions against Russia tied to the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy. The U.S. imposed the latest Russian sanctions earlier this year in reaction to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain. … Continue reading BAKU, Azerbaijan | Trump adviser says no clarity on further sanctions on Russia

LONDON | Woman who spent $21M at Harrods fights UK wealth order

LONDON — A woman from Azerbaijan who spent 16 million pounds ($21 million) at luxury London department store Harrods over the course of a decade is the first target of a British power to seize money from people who can’t explain the origins of their wealth. A court has ordered Zamira Hajiyeva to explain where … Continue reading LONDON | Woman who spent $21M at Harrods fights UK wealth order

UN News: Secretary-General Encourages Armenia, Azerbaijan to Take Confidence-Building Steps towards Peaceful Settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

UNITED NATIONS – The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General welcomes the meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, held on 26 September in the margins of the General Assembly, under the auspices of the Co-Chairs of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in … Continue reading UN News: Secretary-General Encourages Armenia, Azerbaijan to Take Confidence-Building Steps towards Peaceful Settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict