Azerbaijani president visits park displaying military trophies from Karabakh war
17 April 2021 | 9:46 am
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visits a "War Trophy Park" showcasing military equipment seized from Armenian troops during the war over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Yerevan ceded swathes of territories to Baku under a Russian-backed ceasefire, which was seen as a national humiliation in Armenia.
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Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief has called for Russia to end its blockade of Ukrainian ports. His comments come ahead of a meeting of the bloc's 27 foreign ministers.
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Colombians have elected a new president. Gustavo Petro, 62, is set to become the first leftist in the country's top job. The former rebel of the now defunct M-19 movement beat millionaire businessman Rodolfo Hernandez in Sunday's election. Petro will take the oath of office in August, replacing the deeply unpopular Ivan Duque. For analysis, we speak to Gerard Martin, a political sociologist based in Medellin, Colombia.
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