France calls for EU crackdown on fake Syrian passports
Baku-APA. France has asked the European Union to improve the detection of fake Syrian passports used by people trying to get into Europe after two of the suicide bombers in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks were found carrying such passports, APA reports quoting Reuters.
07:32 30 December
Giorgi Kvirikashvili confirmed as Georgia PM
Baku-APA. Georgia's parliament confirmed Wednesday former foreign minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili as prime minister after Irakli Garibashvili's surprise resignation from the post, APA reports quoting AFP.
02:28 30 December
Germany welcomes Iranian uranium shipment to Russia
Baku-APA. Germany on Tuesday hailed Iran's decision to ship part of its low-enriched uranium stockpile to Russia as part of the July 14 Vienna deal, calling it 'very important', APA reports quoting Irna.
01:35 30 December
Ship with low-enriched uranium leaves Iran for Russia: U.S.
Baku-APA. A ship carrying more than 25,000 pounds (11,000 kg) of low-enriched uranium materials left Iran for Russia on Monday in an Iranian step toward honoring a July 14 nuclear deal with major powers, the United States said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
06:39 29 December
Azerbaijan believes US officials will reject Smith’s initiative
18:43 28 December
Czech leader calls migrant wave in Europe an 'organised invasion'
Baku-APA. Czech President Milos Zeman called the current wave of refugees to Europe "an organised invasion", adding young men from Syria and Iraq should instead "take up arms" against the Islamic State (IS) group, APA reports quoting AFP.
07:53 27 December
Serbia arrests 80 in anti-corruption sweep, including ex-minister
Baku-APA. Serbian police arrested 80 people including a former minister on graft charges on Saturday, stepping up an anti-corruption drive days after opening talks on joining the European Union, APA reports quoting Reuters.
00:52 27 December
Azerbaijan not satisfied with WTO countries’ demands in many cases - FM
Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. The European Parliament’s biased and unfounded resolution on Azerbaijan, dated September 15, was one of the remarkable events of 2015, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said in an interview to local media on the outcomes of 2015.
14:31 25 December
Joint Working Group on human rights holds meeting - UPDATED
Mammadov said that a number of issues were discussed at the two-hour meeting.
13:00 24 December
Draft resolution “On state of human rights in USA” submitted to Azerbaijani parliament - FULL TEXT
The author of the draft resolution is Rovshan Rzayev, the Deputy Chairman of the Legal Policy and State-Building Committee at the Azerbaijani Parliament, Member of the Board of Directors of ”Azerbaijani Community of the Nagorno-Karabakh Region of the Republic of Azerbaijan“ Public Union.
10:20 24 December
Russia won’t attend PACE winter session, if sanctions are not lifted, Russian MP
“We will return the PACE in case of our full-fledged participation in the organization. The Russian delegation won’t attend the PACE winter session without any prospect in this field by early next year,” he said.
18:43 23 December
Ten migrants drown off Greek island, coastguard rescues 13
Baku-APA. Five children, one woman and four men drowned when their boat sank off the small Greek island of Farmakonisi, Greek coastguard officials said early on Wednesday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
06:50 23 December
For U.S. climate envoy, new coalition helped turn tide in Paris
Baku-APA. When the Paris climate talks opened earlier this month, many observers assumed the terrible costs of failure meant some kind of deal was assured, APA reports citing Reuters.
04:13 19 December
Italian PM: EU, Russia may overcome sanctions regime
"We have never concealed our position, even when being criticized," Renzi said. "In order to withstand extremism we need Russia’s participation and the recent developments proved we were right."
23:56 18 December
EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia for Six Months - Source
Baku-APA. The Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union (Coreper) has decided to extend sanctions against Russia for another six months, a source close to the EU leadership said Friday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
20:59 18 December
PM Cameron says ready to help EU partners secure borders
Baku-APA.Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain was ready to help its European partners secure their borders to help deal with a migration crisis and the EU needed more systematic data sharing and cooperation on aviation security to combat terrorism, APA reports quoting Reuters.
20:36 18 December
Ukraine, Georgia set for `positive' news on EU visa waiver
The above mentioned countries are set for “positive” news on efforts to win the right for their citizens to travel to the European Union without visas, the EU said.
17:44 18 December
Cameron pleads for 'real progress' in EU talks
Baku-APA. Prime Minister David Cameron took the floor at a European Union summit on Thursday to try to persuade fellow leaders to give Britain improved membership terms, including disputed relief from immigration, before it votes on staying in the bloc, APA reports quoting Reuters.
01:03 18 December
Turkish PM says visa talks with EU 'going very well'
Baku-APA. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said the process of allowing Turkish citizens to travel without visas to the European Union by October next year is moving in the right direction, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
00:19 18 December
Putin: Russia did have people in Ukraine doing 'certain military tasks'
Baku-APA. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia did have personnel in eastern Ukraine who were carrying out certain military tasks but denied Moscow had deployed regular troops there, APA reports quoting Reuters.
23:18 17 December