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American soccer officials say move was made in support of anti-regime protesters. Iranian counterparts say it breaches Fifa rules on “offending dignity”.
Ahead of Wales World Cup match, focus is again on whether Iranian players will sing national anthem.
Government will be anxious to avoid any such sentiments from hugely popular Iranian soccer squad preparing for Fifa World Cup in Qatar.
Qatari minister assesses use of Iranian ports in finals that will see Iran play England and US.
The Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA) is calling for an immediate end to new licensing rounds for oil and gas exploration, and has signed up 11 governments to a promise to end oil and gas production by 2050.
The primary fuel for nuclear plants was sliding for much of the 2010s, with no signs of a major turnaround. Yet since mid-August, prices have surged by around 60% as investors and speculators scramble to snap up the commodity.
The British High Court struck down a $260mn claim made by Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Surkis and his related companies against former President Petro Poroshenko and the former NBU governor Valeriya Gontareva on September 22.
Dramatically rising prices, rioting over the Tbilisi pride and protests against the ruling Georgian Dream party are undermining the country’s reputation as a liberal reformer and weakening the government’s ability to communicate with voters
Turkey’s despot, mired in chronic economic and political difficulties at home, turned up at the Nato summit to settle for a transactional relationship with America. Joe Biden gave him a job.
Following the victory over Armenia, Azerbaijan has thanked Turkey by awarding several multimillion-dollar contracts to companies close to the Turkish president.
Analysts will watch for any continuation or further toning down of Turkey's aggressive foreign policy in wake of Turkish president's meeting with Joe Biden.
The US recognition of the Armenian Genocide was more than 100 years coming, but it runs the risk of looking more like realpolitik than a sincere gesture.
Row demonstrates the wide gulf that exists between attitudes towards racist behaviour in Western Europe compared to the newer CEE member states.
Move follows petition from BTA Bank. For years it has alleged its ex-chairman Ablyazov stole billions and laundered much of it abroad via shell companies and real estate including Trump Soho units in New York.
As second wave descends on Central Europe, debate rages in Prague over PM Andrej Babis’ handling of the pandemic, while Hungary's Viktor Orban insists containment measures won’t paralyse the economy.
Ukraine’s National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) for the first time directly accused oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky for orchestrating a sustain campaign of physical attacks and “terror” intimidations against the bank’s current and former staff.
Hungarian PM Viktor Orban's obsession with football is legendary, and critics say spending on sports infrastructure is draining money away from the health sector and education.
The team of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and the new nation's government are not going to return the nation's banks that were nationalised or went bankrupt to the former owners, Zelenskiy said during a speech at the RE: THINK.
Assets were seized as part of lender’s efforts to recover $7.2bn looted under old ownership. Bank now free to pursue lawsuit claiming fraud on a massive scale in which shell companies owned by shareholders emptied it of money.