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U.N. Officials Condemn Arrests of Gays in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia
The roundups, in which of scores of people were arrested, raised alarms over the violation of basic rights.
Azerbaijan Detains Dozens of Gay and Transgender People
Homosexuality was decriminalized in Azerbaijan in 2000, but discrimination and even violence remain.
Restructuring by Azerbaijan Bank Rattles Foreign Investors
Bondholders had counted on the government to prop up the lender. The hunt for yield in emerging markets is bound to provide other nasty shocks.
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Joint Chiefs Chairman to Meet With Russian Counterpart in Azerbaijan
It will be the first face-to-face meeting of military chiefs from Washington and Moscow since 2014, and takes place while the Trump administration’s policy toward Russia is unclear.
Trump Sons Forge Ahead Without Father, Expanding and Navigating Conflicts
Critics say conflicts of interest are far from resolved, but Don Jr. and Eric press on with deals landing Trump-branded properties around the world.
President of Boxing’s Governing Body Knew of Loan, Documents Show
After The Times reported on AIBA’s financial problems last week, the federation said the loan was largely the work of a deputy who was fired in 2015.
Unreleased Report Raises Questions About AIBA, Boxing’s Governing Body
An investigation into AIBA that was completed more than a year ago focused on a $10 million loan from a company in Azerbaijan to help pay for a new league in North America.
Pope Francis Notes Azerbaijan’s Religious Tolerance, Not Rights Abuses
The pope focused on diplomacy in meetings with leaders of other faiths, and the nation’s president, later expounding on other topics, like advice for American Catholic voters.
Pope Francis Visits the Caucasus
In a visit to the region, Pope Francis called for peace and praised religious tolerance and diversity, though he kept silent on Azerbaijan’s record on civil and human rights.
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