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Airbus built Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite ready for launch.

Stevenage UK Jul 21, 2017 Europe's pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor is ready to leave Airbus' Stevenage site for launch on a Rokot rocket from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia. Sentinel-5 Precursor is part of the global monitoring programme "Copernicus", a joint European Commission-ESA undertaking which aims ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Former Trump associate Felix Sater helped fugitive Kazakhs in visa scheme.

SANDS POINT, N.Y. — Two former associates of Donald Trump helped a family of wealthy Kazakh fugitives make extensive investments in the United States, some aimed at helping family members obtain legal residency here, a McClatchy investigation shows. Felix Sater, an ex-con and onetime senior adviser ...

- The Raw Story - US

Swarm of locusts invading Russia looks like the end of the world.

The year 2016 was pretty bad, but hey, it's 2017 now and we have a swarm of locusts invading the Earth. Everything is fine. The clip at the top of this post was filmed in the East Kazakhstan region on Wednesday, and shows a vehicle driving into a swarm of countless locusts. During a second incident in another location in ...

- Mashable! - US

EXPO 2017 in Astana will contribute to global sustainable development.

Staging such an important exhibition as EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan will accelerate our transition to a modern and sustainable economy, writes Kairat Abdrakhamanov. EXPO 2017 taking place from 10 June to 10 September 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Its theme is "Future Energy".

- EurActive - UK

Differences should not become disputes: MEA on Dokalam standoff.

India today made a renewed pitch for a "peaceful resolution" of the Dokalam standoff through diplomatic channels, stressing that "differences" should not become "disputes".Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay told reporters here that New Delhi has been in "close contact" with the Bhutan government on the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Kazakh Military, Finance Officials Sentenced On Embezzlement Charges.

A military court in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, has convicted and sentenced officials from the defense and finance ministries to lengthy prison terms in a high-profile corruption case.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kazakhstan to help train, equip Afghan border police.

Kazakhstan to help train, equip Afghan border police...

- MENAFN - JO

Kazakhstan: Language Joke on Russian TV Raises Hackles.

The language issue is a touchy one in Kazakhstan, as an ethnic Kazakh comic in Russia has learned to his cost. It all began with a brief promo spot for a comedy show that aired in June on private Russian station TNT. In the advertisement, one comic, Nurlan Saburov, asks his colleague Azamat Musagaliyev how he is doing, in ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Afghanistan- Kazakhstan Pledges Support for Afghan Air Force.

Afghanistan- Kazakhstan Pledges Support for Afghan Air Force...

- MENAFN - JO

Kazakhstan to help train, equip Afghan border police.

By Pajhwok on 19 July 2017 KABUL : Kazakhstan would support Afghanistan...

- Pajhwok - AF

Tourists revel in new destinations.

WHERE commerce goes, tourism is sure to follow. The 8,445-kilometer international expressway connecting Russia and China, scheduled to open by the end of the year, paving the way for tourism companies to tap destinations with untapped potential. The highway will traverse Jiangsu, Henan and Gansu Provinces and the Xinjiang ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

UK hovercraft firm to support offshore oil rigs in the Caspian Sea

A leading UK-based hovercraft manufacturer has signed a deal to carry out a study on using hovercraft to clear oil spills and support offshore rigs in the Caspian Sea. Griffon Hoverwork penned an agreement with a subsidiary of Kazakh state oil company KazMunayGas called KMGSS that has the potential to create future ...

- City AM - UK

Tele2 raises FY EBITDA target after growth accelerates in Q2

Tele2 has raised its guidance for EBITDA this year, driven by improving results in its growth markets the Netherlands and Kazakhstan and success with its challenger programme in Sweden and the Baltic markets. The company now expects annual EBITDA of SEK 6.2–6.5 billion compared to previous guidance of SEK 5.9–6.2 ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Kazakhstan pledges support for Afghan Air Force

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 19 July 2017 KABUL : The defence minister of Kazakhstan has pledged sharing its experiences with the nascent Afghan Air Force , the...

- Pajhwok - AF

Kazakhstan's inflation growth rates and GDP revealed

Inflation in Kazakhstan for the first six months of 2017 stood at the level of 3.7 percent compared with 4.6 percent in the first half of last year.

- AzerNews - AZ

Kazakhstan's inflation growth rates and GDP revealed

- Today.Az - AZ

Afghan, Kazakh officials stress regional war on terror

By on 18 July 2017 KABUL : Threats posed by terrorists could be done away with by increased political and diplomatic efforts among regional...

- Pajhwok - AF

Russia launches 73 satellites into orbit

Moscow July 14, 2017 An imaging satellite and 72 micro-satellites were launched into orbit Friday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Russian space agency Roscosmos and research centre Glavcosmos announced. The Soyuz 2-1A rocket successfully lifted off at 0643 GMT with the satellite payload, Roscosmos said in a ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Did the Putin-Trump ceasefire kill the Astana talks?

Sidelining Iran in deals on Syria could be dangerous for Russia.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Former Kazakh National Security Chief On Trial

The trial of former Kazakh National Security Committee chief Nartai Dutbaev began in the capital, Astana, on July 17.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Almaty Honors Native-Born Actor Known For Role In Heart Of A Dog

A ceremony has been held in Almaty to honor actor Vladimir Tolokonnikov, a prominent native of the Kazakh city who died on July 16 in Moscow.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Single electricity market to be introduced in Kazakhstan

A single electricity market will begin operating in Kazakhstan, starting from January 1, 2019.

- AzerNews - AZ

We Have Liftoff: Soyuz Carrier Rocket Blasts Off From Baikonur

Moscow Jul 17, 2017 A Russian Soyuz-2.1a rocket carrying over 70 satellites blasts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome. The rocket is expected to deliver over 70 satellites to Earth's orbit, including the Kanopus-V-IK orbiting spacecraft equipped with Earth-viewing cameras to map the planet in color to aid emergency responders, ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Atmar off to Astana for talks on cementing cooperation

By Mohammad Hassan Khitab on 17 July 2017 KABUL : National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar left Kabul on Sunday for Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Atmar...

- Pajhwok - AF

Kazakhstan acquires Ukrainian An-74 for US$15 mln

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has announced that Kazakhstan has acquired a Ukrainian-built An-74 plane for US$15 million.

- UNIAN - UA

UAE Ambassador to Astana meets with Kazakhstan's Minister of Healthcare

UAE Ambassador to Astana meets with Kazakhstan's Minister of Healthcare...

- MENAFN - JO

Czech Senate president hails Azerbaijan`s energy potential

President of the Czech Senate Milan Stech has hailed Azerbaijan`s rich energy potential as he visited Azerbaijan`s pavilion at Astana EXPO-2017 exhibition.

- AzerNews - AZ

UkrInform: Groysman says Kazakhstan purchased Ukrainian AN-74

Kazakhstan has purchased the Ukrainian AN-74 plane, the ordering customer already paid $15 million. Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman wrote this on Facebook. The post UkrInform: Groysman says Kazakhstan purchased Ukrainian AN-74 appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Michael Matthews triumphs in Stage 14 of the Tour

Michael Matthews won stage 14 in Rodez as Chris Froome reclaimed the yellow jersey in the Tour de France. Matthews burst clear of Greg Van Avermaet on the steep finish to the 181.5km stage from Blagnac to claim honours on the day. Froome crossed the line just behind in seventh place while Astana's Fabio Aru struggled up ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

The week's best photojournalism

A horse runs from the Long Valley fire near Doyle, California. | Team Kazakhstan trains for the synchronized swimming events of the 2017 FINA Swimming World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. | Women stand inside an overcrowded ladies' train coach in Mumbai, India. | Bikers ride through a field of sunflowers in the 2017 ...

- The Week - US

'Precarious calm' in southwest Syria amid cease-fire

In an interview with Al-Monitor, the spokesman for the Southern Front, Maj. Issam al-Rayes, talks about the recent cease-fire brokered by the United States, Russia and Jordan in southern Syria, the regime's violations and the boycott of the Astana talks.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Russia launches 73 satellites into orbit

An imaging satellite and 72 micro-satellites were launched into orbit Friday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Russian space agency Roscosmos and research centre Glavcosmos announced.

- PhysOrg - NL

Ukraine to build An-74 aircraft for Kazakhstan

Ukraine and Kazakhstan are keen to expand cooperation in the aircraft building area.

- AzerNews - AZ

Envoy: Kazakhstan doesn't link Karabakh conflict with CSTO

- Today.Az - AZ

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan eye cargo transportations through Kuryk port

- Today.Az - AZ

Low grades, high power costs key snags to SA chromite sector's competitiveness

Despite South Africa's rich chromite endowment, the low chromium oxide grades in its orebodies and the high cost of electricity are significant barriers to the country becoming the dominant player in the global industry. Mintek metallurgical project development consultant Dr Nic Barcza highlighted that the estimated global ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Envoy: Kazakhstan doesn't link Karabakh conflict with CSTO

The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh is not connected with the Collective Security Treaty Organization and must be resolved in line with international law through negotiations, said Timur Urazaev, Kazakhstan's extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Armenia, in his interview with Sputnik Armenia.

- AzerNews - AZ

Kazakhstan Disappoints on OPEC Promise

Mixed reporting casts doubt on how seriously Astana takes its oil production cut promises.

- The Diplomat - US

Kazakhstan Not Backing Out Of OPEC Production Cut Deal

Kazakhstan is standing by its commitment to stick to the OPEC/non-OPEC agreement for production cuts, Kazakhstan's Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said on Wednesday, reiterating the official Kazakh position that the country does not want out of the deal despite media reports to the contrary. Kazakhstan is part of the 11 ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Kazakhstan: Law Narrows Field for Presidential Contenders

Implausible as it might seem, a day will come when Kazakhstan will have a president other than the one now in power. But before Nursultan Nazarbayev departs his throne — however that happens — he has taken provisions to ensure he determines at least some things about his successor. In that spirit, he signed off on July ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kazakhstan Bows Out Of OPEC Deal

Kazakhstan is, as expected, bracing to drift away from its role in the OPEC oil production cap in the coming two months. Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said at an industry conference in Istanbul over the weekend that Kazakhstan's withdrawal from its pledge to the cap will take place gradually, Russian news agency TASS ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Kyrgyzstan Bars Entry to Respected Russian Rights Activist

In a sign of the growing political chill descending over Kyrgyzstan, authorities there have barred celebrated Russian rights activist Vitaliy Ponomarev from entering the country. The door was shut in Ponomarev's face in what is now becoming a standard farcical manner. The activist, head of the Central Asia program at ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kazakhstan Set to Drift Away from OPEC Deal

Kazakhstan is, as expected, bracing to drift away from its role in the OPEC oil production cap in the coming two months. Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said at an industry conference in Istanbul over the weekend that Kazakhstan's withdrawal from its pledge to the cap will take place gradually, Russian news agency TASS ...

- EurasiaNet - US

5th Round of Astana Syria Peace Talks End Without Agreement

The de-escalation zones, let alone which country's "military observers" would maintain them, remain under discussion.

- The Diplomat - US

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Syria peace talks failed after US proposed deployment

July 6, 2017, 9:42 AM DEBKAfile's sources report exclusively on Thursday that the talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana aimed at ending the Syrian war failed on Wednesday after the US representative, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones, proposed the deployment of US troops in safe zones ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Astana Peace Talks Fail over Syrian Safe Zones

July 5, 2017, 7:38 PM The fifth round of Russian-initiated Syrian peace talks taking place Tuesday, July 4, in the Kazakh capital of Astana was designed to prepare the ground for the Trump-Putin summit Friday on the sidelines of the Hamburg G20 summit, by laying out proposals for deconfliction zones in Syria. The Astana ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Trump Diamond: An Unsuccessful Bid for the Astana Skyline

A McClatchy investigation uncovered an unsuccessful attempt by Trump to make his mark on the steppe.

- The Diplomat - US

Now Under the Nazarbayev Brand: Astana's Airport

Kazakhstan renamed Astana's international airport after the first and current president of the country, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

- The Diplomat - US

Kazakhstan: Government Retaliates against Civil Society Groups

Press ReleasesKazakhstan: Government Retaliates against Civil Society GroupsJune 21, 2017Freedom House issued the following statement in response to an Almaty appellate court's decision to uphold a large fine against the International Legal Initiative. 

- Freedom House - US

UN Secretary-General Fails to Speak Up for Rights in Central Asia

Expand United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres shakes hands with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev during their meeting at the Ala-Archa state residence in Bishkek, June 11, 2017. © UN Photo/Vyacheslav Oseledko UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' tour of five Central Asian countries, which ended Tuesday, ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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