Azerbaijan

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

BAKU, Azerbaijan |   Polls open in presidential election in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan |  April 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Polls have opened in an early presidential election in the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan. Voting began Wednesday in the oil-rich Caspian Sea nation where incumbent Ilham Aliyev is expected to win by a landslide, extending his 15-year-long rule. The presidential election that had been due in the … Continue reading BAKU, Azerbaijan |   Polls open in presidential election in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan: 25 die in morning fire at drug rehab center

BAKU, Azerbaijan /March 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Authorities in Azerbaijan say at least 25 people have been killed in a fire at a residential drug treatment center in the country’s capital. Police and prosecutors said in a joint statement that the fire broke out at 6 a.m. local time (0200 GMT) on Friday in Baku … Continue reading Azerbaijan: 25 die in morning fire at drug rehab center