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Azerbaijan will not raise energy prices

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The FINANCIAL -- According to APA-Economics, Azerbaijan’s Tariff Council will not increase energy prices this year, said the country’s ministry of economic development. …

Azerbaijani President leaves Turkey for France

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The FINANCIAL -- Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev today left Turkey for France, President’s press service told the APA. …

CE Congress President expresses condolences

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The FINANCIAL -- "It is with great sadness that I learned about the mining disaster in the Ukrainian region of Donetsk, which cost the lives of more than 60 miners," said on November 19 Halvdan Skard, President of the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, after a methane gas explosion in…

Americans pleaded for Yanukovych

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The FINANCIAL -- According to UNIAN, an explosion almost certainly caused by a buildup of methane gas tore through a coal mine in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, killing at least 63 miners in what has become a deadly pattern in the mining industries of the former Soviet Union. According to The Washington Post newspaper,…

Putin supporters to hold forum in Moscow on Nov. 21

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The FINANCIAL - According to RIA Novosti, some 5,000 supporters of the Russian president, who have urged him to run for a third consecutive term, will hold a forum in Moscow on November 21, an organizer said on 19th of November. …

British queen celebrates 60th wedding anniversary

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The FINANCIAL  - The British queen and her husband, Prince Philip, marked their diamond 60th wedding anniversary on November 19 with a service in London's Westminster Abbey. …

SPU session gave Moroz another position

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The FINANCIAL -- The positions of the Socialist Party of Ukraine leader and the party’s top secretary were united, and occupied by Oleksander Moroz. This decision was made by the third stage of the XIII SPU session, which took place on November 17 in Kyiv. …

Israel pledges to release up to 450 Palestinian prisoners

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The FINANCIAL  - According to RIA Novosti, the Israeli government adopted on November 19 a decision to release up to 450 Palestinian prisoners ahead of the upcoming U.S.-sponsored Annapolis peace summit, the prime minister's office said. …

Ukraine increases compensation to families of dead miners

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The FINANCIAL  - According to RIA Novosti, Ukraine has pledged an additional 6 million hryvnas ($1.18 million) to help the families of miners, who died in Sunday's (November 18)methane explosion, Deputy Prime Minister Andriy Klyuyev, said on November 19. …

New methane explosion fears at Ukrainian mine

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The FINANCIAL - According to RIA Novosti, A new methane explosion is possible in the Zasyadko coalmine in Ukraine's Donetsk Region, hit by a methane explosion early on November 18, a spokesman for the rescue commission said on November 19. …

Fishing, hunting losses from oil spill estimated at $163 mln

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The FINANCIAL - According to RIA Novosti, Losses to fishing and hunting from a fuel oil spill in a strait between the Black and Azov seas are estimated at 4 billion rubles ($163.2 mln), agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on November 19. …

Az outperforms South-Eastern Europe and CIS in economic growth

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The FINANCIAL -- According to APA, UNCTAD’s “World Investment Report 2006” reads that there was an increase in investment flow to South-Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States. …

Venezuela president in Iran to discuss bilateral relations

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The FINANCIAL - According to RIA Novosti, Venezuela's president, Hugo Chavez, arrived on an official visit to Tehran on November 19 where he will meet with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. …

Head-on collision kills six in south Russia

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The FINANCIAL - According to RIA Novosti, six people, including one child, have been killed in a car crash in the southern Russian Republic of Kalmykia, the local emergencies service said on November 19. …

Mideast peace forum may reach deadlock before it starts

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The FINANCIAL - According to RIA Novosti, the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has renounced all previous agreements with Israel on drafting a joint statement to be adopted at the upcoming Annapolis peace summit, the Haaretz newspaper said. …

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