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The Independent is banned from Azerbaijan's Baku World Challenge for wanting to look beyond the marketing hype
Wednesday 20 November 2013
The Independent was supposed to wake up this morning under the plushest sheets known to Azerbaijan. But a construction tycoon and friend of the President who had been due to host this reporter in Baku, the former Soviet republic's capital city, decided at the 11th hour that he was not welcome. So I'm still here in London, left out in the warmth.
Friday 08 November 2013
Aberystwyth university's partnership with Azerbaijan's state sponsored diplomatic academy has prompted heavy criticism
Saturday 12 October 2013
Azerbaijan had only won one World Cup qualifier in the last dozen years
Thursday 10 October 2013
The German manager attempted to talk the then-16-year-old Rooney into playing for the Scots due to his grandmother's nationality
Wednesday 09 October 2013
Electoral commission accidentally publish results showing a victory for Ilham Aliyev, the country’s long-standing President, a day before voting
Monday 23 September 2013
The Eurovision Song Contest has introduced new rules to combat bribery after supporters of Azerbaijan’s entry were accused of buying votes at this year’s event.
Sunday 15 September 2013
Allegations against Azerbaijan, made by a delegate to 2013’s song contest, are being investigated
Monday 02 September 2013
The government has intensified a crackdown on activists and journalists to stifle criticism of the long-term leader Ilham Aliyev before presidential elections in October, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.
Wednesday 03 July 2013
A dismantlable research station created in the icy wastes for the British Antarctic Survey has been shortlisted for a global architecture award.
Thursday 30 May 2013
Access to sport and recreation is not only every child’s right, but it has an incredible ripple effect which can impact other vital sectors like health and education
Sunday 19 May 2013
Ever since Sir Terry Wogan handed over the baton in 2009, there has never been any doubt that Graham Norton and the Eurovision Song Contest are a perfect match. Making his fifth appearance as BBC 1’s resident commentator – this year in the Swedish city of Malmo – Norton once again played the role of mischievous gatecrasher, taking delicious aim at the array of hopefuls, presenters and merry idiots on Saturday night.
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