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Requiem for a Hit Man.

Bodies are piling up on the streets of Kiev, as the military stalemate between Russia and Ukraine devolves into a murky contest of spies and hired guns. The Wall Street Journal caught up with one of them, a Chechen militant with two passports and a string of missions from Georgia to Turkey to Syria. His jailhouse interview ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

UNIAN: Media say Danish millions going to bolster Ukraine and Georgia.

The so-called ‘neighborhood program’ focuses on core areas within the country’s reform efforts, particularly within democracy, human rights, and sustainable and inclusive economic growth, CPH Post reports. The post UNIAN: Media say Danish millions going to bolster Ukraine and Georgia appeared first on ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

EU Leaders Prepare To Meet Eastern Neighbors.

European Union leaders are set to hold a meeting aimed at deepening ties with six of the EU's eastern neighbors. The November 24 Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels is designed to bolster trade and promote European values in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The EU is expected to sign a ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

EU Eyes Closer Ties With Armenia Amid Tensions Over Brussels Summit Declaration.

The leaders of the European Union and the six Eastern Partnership countries will meet in Brussels on November 24 in an effort to deepen ties between the EU and the former Soviet republics.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Museum to chronicle how WWII shaped a Georgia community.

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society raised $3.1 million in the last year to fund its World War II Home Front Museum on St. Simons Island. The museum will tell the story of the war reshaped daily life in the community.

- Stars and Stripes - US

No military solution to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, says Stoltenberg.

- Today.Az - AZ

Afghanistan's president to visit Azerbaijan.

- Today.Az - AZ

President Ilham Aliyev:Azerbaijan's cooperation with NATO has great potential.

- Today.Az - AZ

France doesn't recognize illegal regime in Nagorno-Karabakh – Foreign Ministry.

- Today.Az - AZ

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is biggest threat to regional security - Ilham Aliyev.

- Today.Az - AZ

Winner of 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix to visit Baku.

- Today.Az - AZ

NATO committed to take co-op with Azerbaijan further

- Today.Az - AZ

Import of several varieties of live fish to be exempt from customs duties in Azerbaijan

- Today.Az - AZ

Ilham Aliyev's visit to NATO headquarters marks another milestone, says Bryza

The visit of Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev to NATO headquarters marks another milestone in relations between the two sides, Matthew Bryza, former US ambassador to Azerbaijan and former co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, told Trend.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijani manat's average rate for November 24

The Central Bank of Azerbaijan has announced the average rate of the Azerbaijani manat against the US dollar for November 24 at 1.7001 AZN/USD after a currency auction held November 23.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijan, UK eye for a long-term productive cooperation

Running alongside the UK-Azerbaijan Partnership Programme, a pioneer and leading UK lubricants manufacturer and distributor Millers Oils Ltd opened its new facilities in Baku on November 23, jointly established with Azerbaijan National Academy of Science in the High Technology Park.

- AzerNews - AZ

Gymnastics championships kick off in Baku

National Gymnastics Arena will host Azerbaijan and Baku Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling Championships among Age Categories, Rhythmic Gymnastics Baku Championships among Age Categories, as well as the Open Azerbaijan and Baku Aerobic Gymnastics Championships among Age Categories on Nov. 23-26.

- AzerNews - AZ

AZAL on plans to carry out flights to Egypt's Sharm El Sheikh

Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC is currently considering the possibility of launching flights to the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El Sheikh, AZAL told Trend on November 23.

- AzerNews - AZ

Import of several varieties of live fish to be exempt from customs duties in Azerbaijan

Import of a number of varieties of live fish will be exempt from customs duties in Azerbaijan in 2018, according to the Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activity, Rates of Import and Export Customs Duties' approved by the decision of the country's Cabinet of Ministers.

- AzerNews - AZ

CBA announces manat rate for November 24

Official exchange rate of Azerbaijan's national currency, the manat, against the US dollar was set at 1.7001 AZN/USD for November 24, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan said on November 23.

- AzerNews - AZ

Lavrov's expectations in Baku change to chagrin in Yerevan

The long-standing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict came to focus following the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's visit to the region. Among other topics, the minister discussed the ways to the protracted conflict in Baku and Yerevan.

- AzerNews - AZ

SOCAR starts selling AI-98 Super gasoline at filling stations in Azerbaijan

SOCAR Petroleum CJSC has started selling AI-98 Super gasoline at seven filling stations in the country, the company told Trend on November 23.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijani businessmen get preferential loans to develop cotton growing

Azerbaijan's National Fund for Entrepreneurship Support has provided 195 entrepreneurs with preferential loans worth 9.8 million manats for development of cotton growing since early 2017, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Economy said in a message on November 23.

- AzerNews - AZ

Gazprom starts gas deliveries to Azerbaijan

Russia's Gazprom started delivering natural gas to Azerbaijan on Nov. 22 evening, a source in Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR told Trend on November 23.

- AzerNews - AZ

Danish millions going to bolster Ukraine and Georgia - media

Danish foreign minister, Anders Samuelsen, has approved a new five-year aid program in Ukraine and Georgia worth 860 million kroner, according to CPH Post.


Bus ruins Weather Channel's livestream of Georgia Dome implosion

On Monday, the Weather Channel was live-streaming the planned implosion of the Georgia Dome for a full 40 minutes before a bus pulled up in front of their camera, completely blocking their shot at the exact wrong moment. Oops!

- Boing Boing - US

Willian gives Conte food for thought after dynamic display in Azerbaijan

LONDON, Nov 23 ― In danger of losing Antonio Conte's trust after a disappointing start to the season, Willian may have forced his way back into his manager's plans with a dynamic display in Chelsea's Champions League rout of Qarabag. When...

- The Malay Mail - MY

40 under 40 Awards: University System of Georgia's John Fuchko III

Fuchko III was raised in a household where emphasis was put on public service.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Speculation rife as Georgia stays mum on raid suspects

Local media draw unverified links between ethnic Chechens and special forces raid, upsetting minority Muslim community.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Ghani due in Azerbaijan to attend Heart of Asia Conference

By Pajhwok on 23 November 2017 KABUL : President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will visit Azerbaijan on November 30 to attended Hear of Asia --- Istanbul Process 7...

- Pajhwok - AF

ISIL militant who planned Istanbul airport attack 'killed in Georgia'

An Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militant who is believed to have been behind a deadly attack on Istanbul International Atatürk Airport was reportedly killed in a 17-hour-long anti-terror operation in Georgia.

- Hürriyet - TR

NATO Chief, Azerbaijani President Discuss Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev discussed the conflict over Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in Brussels on November 23, with Aliyev reiterating Baku's harsh criticism of neighboring Armenia in the decades-long standoff.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Jamie Vardy shows his pride via Twitter as wife Rebekah eats sheep anus on I'm A Celeb

Leicester City footballer was in awe of his wife Rebekah and Georgia Toffolo succeeding in the Worst Dates eating challenge.

- - UK

FIFA launches new series of strategic summits with member associations

FIFA has launched a second round of summits to bring together its member associations and discuss strategic matters for the future of the game. Each summit will bring together presidents and secretary generals of around 20 member associations. The series started on 21 November in Baku, Azerbaijan and will run until March ...

- WebWire - US

40 under 40 Awards: Georgia Tech's Joy Harris

Harris uses the engineering profession to help and serve others.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Counter Terrorism Operation in Georgia Turns into Deadly Firefight

A counter terrorism operation launched by Georgia's State Security Service turned into a deadly firefight on the capital's outskirts. In the early hours of November 22, a counter-terrorism unit of the SSG launched an offensive against what authorities called terrorist suspects in an apartment building in the Isani district, ...

- EurasiaNet - US

closest state capitals to Azerbaijan

It's time to brush up on your central Asian geography.

- Matador Network - US

Georgia boy whose transplant was delayed gets new kidney

A potentially life-saving kidney transplant has given a Georgia family a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, nearly two months after the operation was controversially delayed. A.J. Burgess, who … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

NATO committed to support Azerbaijan in defense reform

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijan to introduce Baku Approach' for supporting financial sector

- Today.Az - AZ

69 years pass since great composer's death

Regarded as perhaps the greatest Azerbaijani composer of all time, Uzeyir Hajibeyov was known during his lifetime as a famous composer, outstanding musicologist, scientist, publicist, teacher and public figure, the founder of professional music and national opera in modern Azerbaijan and the East.

- AzerNews - AZ

NATO committed to support Azerbaijan in defense reform

NATO is committed to support Azerbaijan in defense reform, a NATO official told Trend ahead of a meeting of the North Atlantic Council scheduled for today in Brussels.

- AzerNews - AZ

How new changes to impact car market

Azerbaijan will apply new import and export customs duties next year, which will also concern the import of cars, which import has significantly increased from the beginning of the year.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijan to introduce Baku Approach' for supporting financial sector

The Financial Market Supervisory Authority of Azerbaijan is completing work on creating the Baku Approach' concept to support the development of the financial market, FIMSA Executive Director Ibrahim Alishov said at the second Baku Forum on November 23.

- AzerNews - AZ

Afghanistan's president to visit Azerbaijan

Afghanistan's President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will pay a visit to Azerbaijan Nov.30, a diplomatic source told Trend on November 23.

- AzerNews - AZ

EU: Press Azerbaijan on Rights at Summit

Expand Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev arrives for a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on February 6, 2017.  © 2017 REUTERS/Francois Lenoir – Leaders of European Union member states should press visiting Azerbaijan President Ilham ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Georgia boy whose transplant was delayed gets new kidney

ATLANTA — A potentially life-saving kidney transplant has given a Georgia family a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, nearly two months after the operation was controversially delayed.

- Billings Gazette - US

Georgia siege: Four dead in Tbilisi 'terror' raid

Three alleged militants and a special forces soldier die in a raid on a flat in Georgia's capital.

- BBC - UK

Armenian Protesters Propose Students Serve In Military While In School

Armenian draft protesters proposed that students be allowed to serve in the military for several months a year while studying in universities as a way of carrying out Armenia's new military draft system.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Georgia police capture Alabama fugitive

Law enforcement officers in Georgia captured a 27-year-old man who carried out his second jailbreak in less than a month earlier this week, authorities said.

- UPI - US