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  • Azerbaijan wins Eurovision Song Contest

    A mother of two and an international relations student from Azerbaijan beat out the much-hyped Irish twins and 23 other finalists Saturday to secure their nation's first-ever win in the Eurovision Song Contest.


  • Illustration: Azerbaijan by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    KAYDEN: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on the wrong side

    There is something weird and rather disturbing about Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) - a U.S.-funded media outlet that is famous for broadcasting information during the Cold War to support our friends and undermine our enemies - attacking an ally over our mutual enemy, radical jihadism.


  • Embassy Row

    Armenian-Americans are organizing for a second time to stop the appointment of career diplomat Matthew Bryza as ambassador to Azerbaijan, where he is serving in a temporary position.


  • Matthew Bryza

    Embassy Row

    Matthew Bryza's supporters cheered this week when President Obama ignored Senate opposition and appointed the career diplomat to serve as U.S. ambassador to the Central Asian nation of Azerbaijan. They also accused two senators who had blocked his nomination of abusing their power.


  • Deputy Attorney General James Cole. (Associated Press)

    Obama uses power of appointment, sidestepping Senate

    President Obama is sidestepping the Senate to directly fill the No. 2 position at the Justice Department and appoint four U.S. ambassadors whose nominations had been stalled or blocked by lawmakers for months.


  • U.S. announces settlement in global bribery scandal

    A Swiss-based freight firm and five international oil service companies agreed Thursday to pay $156 million in criminal fines and give up $80 million in profits, interest and penalties for their roles in a global bribery scandal, the Justice Department said.


  • Matthew Bryza

    Embassy Row

    Even with Congress on recess and his ambassadorial appointment in limbo, Matthew Bryza remains a political football in one of the most protracted and controversial diplomatic disputes ever in Washington.


  • Embassy Row

    In the hottest diplomatic dispute facing Congress as it convenes next week, Armenian-Americans are stepping up their campaign to prevent Matthew J. Bryza from serving as U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to consider his nomination on Tuesday.


  • Germany's Miroslav Klose, right, and Sascha Yunisoglu of Azerbaijan challenge for the ball during the Euro 2012 Group A qualifying soccer match between Germany and Azerbaijan in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday Sept. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    WCup flop France finally wins in Euro qualifying

    France's recovery from a humiliating World Cup finally began with a first win in European Championship qualifying on Tuesday night, while Germany and the Netherlands earned their second straight victories.


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