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  • Pro-Azerbaijani letter is an outrage

    In his letter "The U.S. should back off its criticism of Azerbaijan's handling of the Safarov case" (Sept. 10), Emil Israfilbek displays very concerning signs of lack of compassion and understanding for human rights, by writing that he is unable to understand why Armenians would be (rightfully) insulted by the Hungarian government's decision to extradite convicted murderer Ramil Safarov back to his home country after having served a mere fraction of his sentence, despite international condemnation of the event. Furthermore, his letter tries to masquerade a blatant incident of racism as a call for non-interventionism.
  • U.S. official resigns a year before first European Games

    U.S. official resigns a year before first European Games
    European sports officials have hit a snag in their effort to stage a smaller version of the Olympics. The top official for the inaugural 2015 European Games has resigned his post about a year before the competition is scheduled to take place in Baku,...

    Local Q&A: Filligar

    Local Q&A: Filligar
    Filligar, a band of brothers anchored by siblings Johnny, Ted and Pete Mathias (longtime pal Casey Gibson rounds out the lineup), has become accustomed to life on the road. In addition to sustaining a hectic tour schedule, the roots-rock group, which...

    Eurovision spotlight puts Azerbaijan on defensive

     
    Eurovision, human rights, Azerbaijan, Europe: It’s a kind of “European Idol” -- a flashy international contest to choose the best singer before the eyes of millions of television viewers. When Azerbaijan was chosen to host the 2012...

    Azerbaijan faces critics as host of Eurovision singing contest

     
    Street protests and clashes. Cyberattacks. Angry words from Iran. This probably wasn’t the kickoff that Azerbaijan had hoped for as it hosts Eurovision, a glitzy singing contest this week that aims to pit the best crooners and chanteuses on the...