Kazakhstan

Riveters Sign Kazakhstan Native Kartanbay & Nicole Arnold

On August 15 the Metropolitan Riveters continued to remake their roster with the signing of St. Louis native Nicole Arnold. She is one of five rookie forwards currently under contract with likely more coming as the Riveters go through their most...

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Video: Why Do Irish Pubs Work So Well? There's A Formula To It

Here's what Kazakhstan, Hong Kong and Ireland have in common: They all have Irish pubs. And a bunch of them are the product of one man: Mel McNally.(Image credit: NPR)
Related topics: Business Videos, Hong Kong, Ireland

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Russia, Iran, Others Debate How To Split Caspian Oil Riches

Five countries bordering the energy-rich Caspian Sea met Monday at an economic forum hosted by Turkmenistan in a bid to agree on how to divide the region's oil wealth.Last year, the leaders of Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan...
Related topics: Russia, Iran, Debate, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan

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Can Kazakhstan Be America's New Partner In Central Asia?

Luke Coffey Foreign Policy, Central Asia American policymakers need to be cautious on how they approach the various reforms in Kazakhstan. Change has come to Kazakhstan, at last. The former Soviet republic’s first president,...

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Kazakhstan National And Migrant To Us Captured In Syria As Top Isis Sniper — Is Latest In Long...

Kazakhistan national Maratovich Asainov, a top ISIS sniper, was detained overseas by the Syrian Democratic Forces and was later transferred to US custody and arrived at JFK on Thursday, the feds said. Asainov, 41, was a naturalized US citizen born...
Related topics: Syria, Isis

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Kazakhstan Is In The Middle Of A Political Transition. So Is Its Social Media Humour.

Fear is subsiding and the jokers are out in forceJust one of the many jokes at new President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's expense. Widely shared. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is Kazakhstan's new president, at least in name. But he isn't getting the...
Related topics: Social Media

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Total (tot) Expands Operation In Kazakhstan's Dunga Project

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Total Of 15 People In Intensive Care Unit After Blasts At Military Warehouse In Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN (Sputnik) - As many as 15 people, who were critically injured as a result of explosions in a military warehouse in southern Kazakhstan, have been placed in intensive care unit, Kazakh Healthcare Minister Yelzhan Birtanov told reporters.
Related topics: Military

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Kazakhstan’s Police Are Cracking Down On Protesters — As Political Activism Keeps Rising.

It's a conflict familiar in post-Soviet nations: democratic expectations meet unreformed police forces.
Related topics: Police, Protests, Activism

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Kazakhstan Election: Dictator’s Hand-picked Successor Said To Win 70 Percent Of Vote, 500...

Nursultan Nazarbayev, the autocratic president of Kazakhstan, has ruled the Central Asian country since 1990, when Kazakhstan was still part of the Soviet Union. But on March 19, Nazarbayev did something that dictators rarely do, according to...
Related topics: Protests

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Kassym Tokayev Wins Kazakh Presidential Election By Landslide Of Some 70% Of Votes - Exit Polls

The voter turnout in Sunday's presidential election in Kazakhstan amounted to 77.4 per cent, the country’s central election commission said.
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Us Army Reportedly Seeking To Deploy Hypersonic Weapons In Apparent Attempt To Keep Up With Russia

The development comes just a few days after Russia’s Defence Ministry announced it had successfully test-launched a new interceptor missile system in Kazakhstan.
Related topics: Russia

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Woman Who Told Of Chinese Internment Camps Headed To Sweden

The lawyer for a Chinese woman who attracted international attention after fleeing to Kazakhstan and speaking about working in Chinese internment camps says she has left the country for Sweden, where she expects to get political asylum The lawyer...
Related topics: Sweden

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‘you Can't Run From The Truth': Iconic Art Protests Preface Kazakh Presidential Vote

Kazakhstan's young, creative class ‘wakes up’ – will the rest follow?Nursultan Nazarbayev (left) has handed over the presidential reigns to Kassym-Jomart Tokayev but will continue to wield power. Government images. Art imitates...
Related topics: Protests

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Kazakhstan Cops Protect Citizens' Free Speech Rights By Arresting A Protester Holding A Blank Sign

Kazakhstan police unintentionally helped a protester prove his point. To protest the lack of free speech protections in the country, Aslan Sagutdinov engaged in a physical representation of a thought experiment. To test the limits of his...
Related topics: Police, Protests

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Apple Pay Will Soon Launch In 16 More Countries

Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe and the Middle East, launching in Poland, Norway, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Austria, and Iceland over the last year. Now, mobile banking service Monese has...
Related topics: Poland, Norway, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Iceland

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Netizen Report: Widespread Throttling Puts Social Media Out Of Reach In Kazakhstan

The incident coincided with planned demonstrations by opposition leaders.Almaty, Kazakhstan at night. Photo by Ребров Олег via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0) The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges,...
Related topics: Social Media, World Photos

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Take A Hike: Grab A Flask Of Tea – South Korea Is Opening Hiking Trails In The Dmz

It's all perfectly safe Has your hiking holiday in Kazakhstan fallen through? Not to worry. The UN has greenlit the opening of trails along the heavily, heavily fortified border that divides South and North Korea.…
Related topics: South Korea, North Korea

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Monitor: Russian Airstrikes Kill 10 Civilians In Syria's Idlib

Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia killed 10 civilians in the jihadist-held northwestern region of Idlib on Friday, a monitor said, as unsuccessful peace talks ended in Kazakhstan. The raids killed three civilians including a boy on the...
Related topics: Syria, Russia

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Kazakh Ruling Party To Nominate Presidential Candidate

Kazakhstan's ruling party will nominate its candidate for the June presidential election on Tuesday — the first time since the ex-Soviet republic's independence not to feature national leader Nursultan Nazarbayev on the ballot. Nazarbayev, 78,...

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