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Germany wants neighbour states to accommodate Syrian refugees

Spokesman of the German government Steffen Seiberg said that most Syrian refugees moving to the EU were stopping in Germany or Sweden and that Berlin was hoping to see other states help resolve the problem, RIA Novosti reports.A charter flight with about 100 Syrian refugees will land in the Hanover Airport in a few hours. Germany plans to evacuate 5,000 Syrians.Over 18,000 Syrian refugees have moved to Germany since 2011. Germany and Sweden accommodate two thirds of all Syrian refugees moving to the EU.

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US initiatives for Syria consist of 33 supporters

The list of countries who joined the US initiatives for Syria has been expanded and consists of 33: Albania, Australia, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Georgia, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, the USA, Turkey, France, Croatia, Montenegro, Estonia, Japan, Trend reports.The states support the resolution of the UNSC for Syria, but they do not consider the UNSC paralyzed for two years.

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Yemelyanenko and Valuyev to attend international boxing championship in Omsk

Well-known Russian boxers Nikolai Valuyev and Fyodor Yemelyanenko will attend the international boxing championship in Omsk, 1news.az reports.Winners of the competition will win prizes of twice Olympic Champion Alexey Tishchenko. The prizes are worth a total of 1 million rubles. The winner will get 50,000 rubles.80 athletes of 10 weight categories from Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Germany will take part in the championship. The Russian team will consist of boxers from Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Chelyabinsk and Yakutia.

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UN General Assembly passes resolution for Eurasian Alliance

The UN General Assembly passed a resolution at the 98th plenary session of the 67th session to create the Eurasian Connectivity Alliance (EuraCA) and TASIM construction, Trend reports.Israel, Turkey, Georgia, Belarus, Moldova, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka and New Zealand voted for the resolution.The EuraCA will encourage cooperation in development of information and communication technologies.

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Azerbaijani Minister for Industry and Energy Natig Aliyev said today that the choice of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline to deliver gas from Shah Deniz (1.2 trillion cubic meters of gas reserves) to Europe did not rule out realization of the Nabucco West project, Trend reports.He expressed confidence that Azerbaijan will extract 40 billion cubic meters of gas a year after 2020.

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Poland to host Youth Challenged Conference

Krakow (Poland) will host the Youth Challenged Conference on September 5-12, attended by students of the Azerbaijani Technical University, Baku Slav University, Azerbaijani State University of Culture and Art.Germany, Italy, Belarus, Malta and Georgia will take part in the conference.Students will discuss environmental protection, climate change, poverty, social isolation, prospects of international dialogue, solidarity.The program of events includes the Evening of Azerbaijan to present the history, culture and art of Azerbaijan.

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Alex Kaplun: "Israel and Azerbaijan have much to offer to each other"

  Interviewed by Peter Lyukimson , Israel, exclusively to VK A few days ago in Tel Aviv a meeting of the founders of the Israeli-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce was held, where businessman Alex Kaplun was unanimously elected the president and the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber, and Arie Mishneh became its CEO. They both are former Baku residents with a brilliant career in the Israeli hi-tech sector. After the meeting , Alex Kaplun gave an interview to VK.

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What should Russia do, facing the war in Syria? – experts’ views

Last weekend the special commission of the UN returned from Syria with collected materials from the place of possible usage of chemical weaponry and stated that it would take no less than three weeks to their analysis. At the same time, the US President Barack Obama said that the decision was made and the U.S. would launch a military operation against Bashar Assad, even if the UN SC would be against it. The president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems Leonid Ivashov, the advisor of the deputy chairman of the FC of Russia Andrey Baklanov, and Pr. Leonid Syukiyanen gathered at a round table to discuss the Syrian conflict.

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Turkey to purchase TAP share

Botas (Turkey) plans to purchase a share of 15% in the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project, Trend cites Turkish Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz.He noted that Nabucco had not lost its significance, especially in the light of the EU’s need for gas. He said that Nabucco and the TAP were not competitors and could be parallel projects.

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