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S&P revises outlook on Kazakh Electricity Grid Operating Co.

S&P Global Ratings has revised its outlook on Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Co. to positive from stable, affirming the 'BB' long-term corporate credit rating.

- AzerNews - AZ

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan increase flight frequency.

- Today.Az - AZ

S&P revises outlook on Kazakh Electricity Grid Operating Co.

- Today.Az - AZ

Uber's merger with Yandex.taxi gets green light from Russia and Belarus.

Uber's merger with ride-sharing company Yandex in Eastern Europe is one step closer to completion after getting the green light from Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service . The Belarus Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation has also approved the deal, leaving Kazakhstan's regulatory body as the last main hurdle. Back in ...

- VentureBeat - US

Kazakhstan's PM to visit Uzbekistan.

A delegation of Kazakhstan headed by the First Deputy Prime Minister, co-chairman of the Uzbek-Kazakh Intergovernmental Commission for bilateral cooperation Askar Mamin will visit Tashkent Nov.24, the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

RFE/RL: Kyiv court releases Kazakh blogger on Ukrainian lawmaker's request.

A Kyiv court has released a Kazakh blogger from detention at a Ukrainian lawmaker's request while authorities consider her possible extradition to Kazakhstan, according to Radio Liberty.

- UNIAN - UA

Four Indian boxers in fray on Friday.

Guwahati, Nov 23 Four Indian boxers will step into the ring on Friday, as the curtain goes up on the semifinals of the AIBA Women's Youth World Boxing Championships here. Ten bouts in the fly, feather, welter, middle and heavy categories are on the card on the opening day of this epochal stage, with only Russia matching the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Kyrgyzstan: Notorious High-Ranking Customs Official Fired.

A notorious high-ranking customs official in Kyrgyzstan has been fired in a dramatic personnel reshuffle that comes weeks after Kazakhstan complained about the volume of contraband goods flooding in from its southern neighbor. Prime Minister Sapar Isakov signed the order to dismiss Customs Service deputy chairman Rayimbek ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Brickbat: Nice.

Six Czech tourists were arrested and fined $67 in Kazakhstan after posing for photos in public wearing nothing but the mankini swimsuit made famous by the movie "Borat." They were charged with indecent appearance.

- Reason.com - US

Russia finds 1,000-times normal level of radioactive isotope after nuclear incident claims.

Russia's meteorological service said on Tuesday it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that a nuclear incident had taken place. The data appears to back up a report by the French nuclear safety institute ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen offers to to pay fines of tourists who wore mankinis.

British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines of six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana after dressing up in "mankinis" inspired by his character Borat.

- Stuff - NZ

RFE/RL: Kyiv court releases Kazakh blogger on Ukrainian lawmaker's request

A Kyiv court has released a Kazakh blogger from detention at a Ukrainian lawmaker's request while authorities consider her possible extradition to Kazakhstan. The post RFE/RL: Kyiv court releases Kazakh blogger on Ukrainian lawmaker's request appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Kyiv Court Releases Kazakh Blogger On Ukrainian Lawmaker's Request

A Kyiv court has released a Kazakh blogger from detention at a Ukrainian lawmaker's request while authorities consider her possible extradition to Kazakhstan.

- Radio Free Europe - US

KazAvtoProm reveals data on Kazakh cars output, sales

- Today.Az - AZ

Five Indians storm into women's Youth Worlds semis

Guwahati, Nov 22 India assured themselves of five bronze medals in the AIBA womens World Youth Boxing Championships with local star Ankushita Boro, Shashi Chopra, Sakshi, Nitu and Jyoti cruising into the semi-finals here on Wednesday. The other Indian on show in the morning session, Niharika Gonella, however missed out on ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Kazakhstan: Mystery Luxury Paris Apartment Buyers Eludes Investigators

Even after a week of inquiries, investigators in Kazakhstan appear to be no closer to discovering the identity of the buyer of a 65 million euro apartment in Paris. Real estate insiders have said the property was sold to a Kazakh government official, but declined to provide a name. This week, it emerged that official ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Putin and Trump Discussed Syria, Iran, the DPRK and Ukraine on the Phone

US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation discussing the situation in Syria, Iran, North Korea and Ukraine, the Kremlin said, reports bgnes.  "Putin stressed his willingness to contribute actively to long-term political security in the country, quoting UN Security ...

- Novinite - BG

Borat creator offers to cover mankini fines. Is nice!

Sacha Baron Cohen steps in after Czech tourists become butt of joke Borat creator Brit comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has said he'll pay the fines handed to a group of mankini-clad Czech tourists by Kazakhstani authorities.…

- TheRegister - UK

Kazakhstan exhibiting strong commitment to combatting corruption

, Nov.22 : Following in th footsteps of several countries, Kazakhstan is exhibiting a strong commitment and an uncompromising stance when it comes to combatting corruption.Its government recently launched a third modernisation plan, and part of that initiative is to establish an open and accountable government.In this ...

- Sify - IN

Sacha Baron Cohen Offers to Pay Fines of Tourists Arrested for Wearing 'Borat' Mankinis

Six Czech fans were arrested in Astana while posting for photos wearing the film's famous "mankini" last week

- TIME Magazine - US

Sacha Baron Cohen Offers to Pay Fines of Tourists Arrested for Wearing ‘Borat’ Mankinis

Six Czech fans were arrested in Astana while posting for photos wearing the film's famous "mankini" last week

- TIME Magazine - US

Sacha Baron Cohen offers to pay Borat mankini fines

The actor offers to pay the fines of six Czech tourists who were arrested in Kazakhstan for wearing a Borat-style mankini in public.

- ABC News - AU

KazAvtoProm reveals data on Kazakh cars output, sales

Over 15,000 vehicles were produced in Kazakhstan in January-October 2017, the Kazakhstan's Union of automotive industry enterprises KazAvtoProm reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Europe's Toxic Radiation Cloud Remains A Mystery

One month after a mysterious radiation cloud was observed over Europe, whose source remained unknown last week speculation emerged that it may have been the result of a "nuclear accident" in Russia or Kazakhstan, on Tuesday Russian authorities on Tuesday confirmed the previous reports of a spike in radioactivity in the ...

- OilPrice.com - US

'Borat' star offers to pay 'mankini' fines

LONDON, Nov 22 — Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for Czech tourists who were detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana for dressing up as his character Borat, The Guardian reported today. The six men reportedly...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Baron Cohen offers to pay fine for Czechs sporting Borat mankinis

Comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana for dressing up as his character Borat.Sporting lime green "mankinis" and...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

A mysterious plume of radioactive particles wafted across Europe, and no one has fessed up to causing it

In early October, radiation monitors around Europe began detecting a puzzling plume of radioactive particles over the continent. Nearly two months later, no one has claimed responsibility for the leak, but experts suspect it came from Russia. Specifically, the preponderance of evidence points to an area around the Ural ...

- Mashable! - US

Sacha Baron Cohen offers to pay 'Borat' mankini fines

A group of Czech tourists were arrested and fined for wearing the revealing swimsuits in Kazakhstan.

- BBC - UK

Russia finds 1,000-times normal level of radioactive isotope after nuclear accident claims

Neither Russia nor Kazakhstan has acknowledged any accident.

- The Hindu - IN

Kazakhstan trade houses opened in China

Trade houses of Kazakhstan opened in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Urumqi by private business, said Zhenis Kasymbek, the Kazakh Minister for Investments and Development.

- AzerNews - AZ

Kazakhstan exports its cotton varieties to eleven countries

Cotton of Kazakhstan varieties is being exported to eleven countries.

- AzerNews - AZ

Kazakhstan set to strengthen partnership with UK to modernize economy

- Today.Az - AZ

Kazakhstan launches export of electric locomotives

- Today.Az - AZ

Kazakhstan's deputy FM to visit Baku

- Today.Az - AZ

Kazakhstan trade houses opened in China

- Today.Az - AZ

'Borat' to pay fines for Czechs busted in mankinis

6 tourists were charged in Kazakhstan with committing minor hooliganism

- CBS NEWS - US

Borat Actor's High-Five to 'Mankini' Wearers: I'll Pay Fine

If you do the crime, you gotta pay the fine. Unless you're a huge Borat fan and the actor who plays him happens to get wind of your overseas transgression. Such is the fate of a half-dozen Czech tourists, who were detained earlier this month for running around the Kazakh...

- Newser - US

'Borat' star sends glorious offer to men arrested for wearing mankinis

Borat was an eye-opening film in many ways, but there were two things in particular that it really helped put on the map: Kazakhstan and the mankini. SEE ALSO: Sacha Baron Cohen Red Carpet Shenanigans Go Viral Last week, though, a combination of those two things led to some issues for visiting tourists. Six men from the ...

- Mashable! - US

Kazakhstan is changing its alphabet – here's why

The former Soviet satellite has changed its script several times over the past 100 years.

- The Conversation - UK

China says Shanghai security bloc could soon agree on free trade area

BEIJING - China hopes the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation security bloc will soon be able to set up a long-mooted free trade area, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday ahead of a summit of the grouping in Russia late next week. China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan formed the grouping in ...

- Sify - IN

Kazakhstan strengthens measures for protection in Caspian Sea

- Today.Az - AZ

Mammadyarov: Azerbaijan-Russia-Kazakhstan coopertation format – optimal option

- Today.Az - AZ

KazTransOil to transport up to 80,000 tons of Russian oil to Uzbekistan by year-end

Kazakhstan's KazTransOil plans to transport up to 80,000 tons of Russian oil via its pipeline to Uzbekistan by the end of 2017, the press service of the company reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Six Czech tourists fined for sporting Borat mankinis in Kazakhstan

Around the time Borat was released in 2006, who among us weren't guilty of responding to everything with "very naaice" or dressing up in his eye-boggling swimsuit for a laugh.While we were all cracking up at Sacha Baron Cohen's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

In Bolivia Began a Meeting of Countries - Exporters of Natural Gas

From November 24, Bolivia will hold a fourth meeting of gas exporting countries that control 70 percent of global blue-fuel reserves, 40 percent of gas pipelines and 65 percent of global LNG trades, reports TASS. The Forum of Exporters of Gas is an international, intergovernmental organization established in 2008. Its ...

- Novinite - BG

Trial Of Alleged Illegal Oil Sellers, Islamic Extremists Starts In Kazakhstan

Security was tight as the trial of several dozen people accused of illegal oil sales, some of whom are also charged with religious extremism, got under way in Kazakhstan.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Hijab Vs. Education: Kazakh Schoolgirls Face Dilemma Over Head-Scarf Ban

Kazakh schools have reinforced a ban on the Islamic hijab, a move that has prompted some female students to give in to pressure and remove their head scarves. Others, however, are asking courts to cancel the ban.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Zarif advises Saudi Arabia to contribute to peace in region'

Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the useful achievements of Astana meeting for confronting the terrorism and restoration of stability in Syria is followed up by Tehran, Moscow and Ankara.

- AzerNews - AZ

Situation in Syria better, political solution needed: Turkish FM

The situation in Syria is much better compared to last year thanks to the Astana Process, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said, stressing that a political solution' is needed for sustainability.

- Hürriyet - TR

Kazakhstan, China improve tourism co-op

China opened a representative office of the State Tourism Administration in Kazakhstan within the end of the Year of China Tourism in Kazakhstan, said the Deputy Head of the Main Department of Tourism of China Du Jiang during the Closing Ceremony of the Year of China Tourism in Kazakhstan.

- AzerNews - AZ

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