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December, 2012

  • 10 December

    Oil Must Not Cloud the Nobel Prize Winner’s Judgement

    Overview of the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall on 10 December every year. © The Nobel Foundation Photo: Frida Westholm

    Today the Nobel Peace Prize is being awarded to the EU. The prize of SEK 8 million originates from Alfred Nobel’s fortune, part of which was amassed from the Nobel brothers’ oil dealings in Azerbaijan over 100 years ago. While the prize is being awarded in Oslo, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt will be in the Azerbaijani capital Baku with …

February, 2012

  • 16 February

    Qatar Places Bid to Host 2020 Olympics

    HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani on National Sports Day in Qatar

    After a successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup football tournament, Qatar has also thrown its hat into the ring for the 2020 Olympics as it repositions its economy to become a tourist destination. HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani took part in Qatar’s National Sports Day on 15th February 2012, riding purebred Arabian camels to …

October, 2011

  • 23 October

    Eastern European Representation on UN Security Council Remains Undecided


    Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo will take their seats as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council in 2012-2013. However, the fifth seat for Eastern Europe remains unfilled as more rounds of voting are required to produce a members with a two-thirds majority of those present and voting. In the latest ninth round for regional representation, Azerbaijan garnered 113 votes …

September, 2011

  • 6 September

    UEFA Euro 2012 Qualification – Fixtures, Tuesday 6 September 2011


    Another slew of UEFA Euro 2012 fixtures are scheduled to take place on the evening of Tuesday 6th September 2011, as 46 nations look to get three points closer to the tournament, which takes place in Poland and Ukraine in the summer of 2012. Of particular interest are the matches between England and Wales, at Wembley, and Denmark v Norway …

May, 2011

  • 15 May

    Azerbaijan Wins Eurovision Song Contest with “Running Scared”


    Azerbaijan has been crowned the victorious nation at the 56th Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf, Germany. The 2011 Eurovision Song Contest was claimed by Ell and Nikki, who won the competition with “Running Scared” – a rock ballad duet performed against a curtain of falling sparks and a team of dancers clad in white. Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal performed …

February, 2011

  • 9 February

    Football: International Friendly Fixtures, Wednesday 9 February 2011

    52 national football teams are in action on the evening of Wednesday 9th February 2011, as a full fixture list of 26 international matches are scheduled to take place. Some notable friendly matches include the following: Croatia v Czech Republic; Denmark v England. Perhaps the biggest matches tonight are those at the bottom of the list below – Netherlands v …

November, 2010

  • 18 November

    Football: International Results for Wednesday 17th November 2010

    Nearly 100 teams took part in football internationals around the world yesterday evening, Wednesday 17th November 2010. Argentina met their old rivals Brazil with both sides having changed their management following below par World Cup efforts. Argentina, via Lionel Messi, got the best of their friendly encounter with the only goal of Argentina’s 1-0 victory in Doha. France, another side …

  • 16 November

    Football: International Fixtures for Wednesday 17th November 2010

    48 International football matches are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 17th November 2010, including several teams who reached the latter stages of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In a return to an old rivalry, neighbours England and France will meet at Wembley, where their friendly match is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm GMT. Romania face Italy at home in …

May, 2009

  • 17 May

    Norway Wins Eurovision 2009 in Moskva

    Alexander Rybak - the Eurovision 2009 Winner

    “Fairytale” by Alexander Rybak won the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest with a violin-folk piece he had written himself. The Norwegian was actually born in Minsk, Belarus before growing up near Oslo. Rybak was a runaway success hotly tipped before the competition even began. He has previously performed in a stage production of “Fiddler on the Roof” and won a talent …