FRANCE GOVERNMENT TO BAN PUBLIC SMOKING

25.08.2006 [17:57]
From January 1, 2007, the French government will forbid smoking in public places including bars, restaurants, discotheques as well as casinos. Public smoking will be high on the agenda of ...

FEDERAL CHANCELLOR OF GERMANY TO VISIT VATICAN

24.08.2006 [15:18]
On August 28, the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel will visit Vatican to take part in an audience, which the Pope Benedict XVI arranges specially for her, the Department ...

RATE OF INFLATION GOES UP IN GEORGIA

23.08.2006 [10:14]
The head of the International Monetary Fund mission John Wakeman-Linn who arrived in Georgia to get acquainted with the economic situation in the country said that present rate of inflation ...

ABDULLAH GUL: ‘INTERNATIONAL PEACEMAKERS WILL PROTECT ONLY PEACE, NOT INTERFERING THUS IN PROCESSES OCCURRING IN LEBANON’

18.08.2006 [20:21]
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullah Gul, who has come back from Lebanon, has lead a briefing at airport Esenboga of Ankara, correspondent of AzerTAc said. ...

DEPUTY JUSTICE MINISTER MEETS WITH UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES

18.08.2006 [16:32]
Togrul Musayev, Deputy Minister of Justice met with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Mr. Antonio Gutteres.
Mr. Musayev thanked the guest for his efforts towards solution of the problems ...

EUROPEAN YOUTH TO VISIT AZERBAIJAN

12.08.2006 [12:29]
Representatives of the national councils of the youth organizations of Sweden, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Georgia will visit Azerbaijan on 14 August.
During the four-day trip, the visitors will ...

MUSLIM MOSQUE PROFANED IN FRANCE

11.08.2006 [17:29]
The drunk student has profaned Muslim mosque located in the 5th district in France. The police arrested the suspected 20 year-old student for drawing the Christian crosses in the corners ...

RUSSIA RENDERS HUMANITARIAN AID TO LEBANON

09.08.2006 [13:57]
Ministry of Emergencies of Russia will render humanitarian aid to Lebanon. Special flight of the Ministry will deliver
medical equipment, tents, blankets and other clothes to Cyprus, then, representatives ...

FEDERATION OF CANADA AZERBAIJANIS ORGANIZATIONS TO HOLD FIRST SESSION IN SEPTEMBER

23.07.2006 [15:48]
Azerbaijan’s Diaspora organizations in Canada have decided to begin their joint activity.
The Federation of Canada Azerbaijanis Organizations in Toronto decided to hold the first session of the Azeri Community ...

FIRST SEVEN-STAR HOTEL TO OPEN IN EUROPE

19.07.2006 [15:54]
The first seven-star hotel will open in Milan this year to be the second in the world after Burj Al Arab in Dubai, the UAE.
The new 30-room hotel will ...

FRENCH PREMIER ARRIVES IN BEIRUT

18.07.2006 [18:55]
Prime Minister of France Dominique de Villepin arrived in Lebanese capital of Beirut to meet the country’s Prime Minister Fuad Siniora.
The main goal of Mr. De Villepin’s visit is ...

NATO NAMES U.S. GENERAL AS SACEUR

17.07.2006 [13:20]
NATO named U.S. General Bantz Craddock as Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Reuters reports.
He replaced outgoing U.S. General James Jones ...

UKRAINE'S PARLIAMENT ELECTS NEW SPEAKER

07.07.2006 [14:37]
Ukraine's parliament elected veteran Socialist Oleksander Moroz as its new speaker.
Mr. Moroz won 238 votes in the 450-seat assembly.
He was parliament speaker for years in the 1990s. ...

IAEA CHIEF TO VISIT ANKARA

30.06.2006 [15:18]
Mohamed El Baradei, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, will start his Ankara visit July 6.
Mr. Baradei was invited to visit the Turkish capital by Minister ...

15 ROMANIANS DEPORTED FROM FRANCE

25.06.2006 [22:15]
Having toughened immigration rules France is taking serious measures to fight illegal immigration.
Police found 75 Romanians settled here illegally. 55 of them were deported by air while 20 by ...

CIS HEADS OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENTS MEET IN ASTANA

12.06.2006 [18:32]
Heads of criminal investigation departments of CЭS interior ministries gathered for the sixth international conference in Astana.
The event brought together representatives of Interior Ministries of Azerbaijan, Russia, Belarus, Georgia, ...

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT APPOINTS NEW AMBASSADOR TO AZERBAIJAN

31.05.2006 [16:42]
President of Russia Vladimir Putin appointed Vasiliy Istratov as Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary to Azerbaijan, AzerTAg reports citing ITAR-TASS ...

7TH INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION TO OPEN IN TBILISI

31.05.2006 [15:40]
The seventh international exhibition for agro, food and drink products and food processing equipment organized by the exhibition center ExpoGeorgia is due to open June 7 in Tbilisi.
The products ...

ACG TO PRODUCE 50 MLN TONS OF OIL IN 2008

28.05.2006 [13:03]
Oil production from Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli fields is on target to hit 50 million tons in 2008. To date, 14 pipelines totaling 630km in length have been laid for oil and gas ...