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July 8 2015

Decision on expanding SCO expected at summit in Ufa — Russian presidential adviser

Expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will be announced at the SCO summit in Ufa, Russian presidential adviser Anton Kobyakov told journalists.


US Army 'to cut 40,000 troops by the end of 2017'

The US Army is to reduce the size of its force by 40,000 soldiers over the next two years, according to US media.


Modi visit: India, Kazakhstan ink five agreements

India and Kazakhstan on Wednesday inked five agreements, including defence, railways and uranium supply, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev here.


July 7 2015

Egyptians lambast 'ugly' new Nefertiti statue

The unveiling of an ugly copy of a famously beautiful bust of Queen Nefertiti caused Egyptians to mock the authorities as well as the current state of art in the country.


The Head of State visited the Open Golf Tournament for the Cup of Astana

The competition was attended by the representatives of Kazakhstan and foreign countries.


July 8 2015

Orchestra to stage concert on the Ural River bank tonight

Tonight, July 8, at 8:00pm the Atyrau folk orchestra named after Dina Nurpeisova will stage a concert on the embankment of the Ural River (on the pier near Sanatoriy).

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July 7 2015

​In Atyrau two people suffered from festive fireworks

Emergency Department of Atyrau Oblast reported that on July 6 in Atyrau at Issatai and Makhambet Square during fireworks dedicated to Astana Day two people suffered from burns.


Week After Beach Attack, Tunisia Declares State Of Emergency

More than a week after a deadly attack by an Islamic extremist at a Tunisian beachfront resort that killed 38 foreign tourists, the president of the North African country has declared a state of emergency.


Astana day celebrations commenced with flag raising ceremony

Astana Day celebrations started with a traditional flag raising ceremony held in Astana and attended by the country's president. The ceremony took place on the main flagpole of the Kazakh capital. The country's largest 450-square meter flag was raised to an altitude of 111 meters above ground.The national flag is a symbol of the success and national unity.


​First benzol recovered!

On July 3 the first batch of commercial benzol has been recovered at the Complex facility for production of aromatic hydrocarbons (KPA) at Atyrau refinery.


July 3 2015

​Calls in France to offer asylum, citizenship, to Snowden and Assange

Leaders from all sides of the French political spectrum urged the French government on Thursday to offer political asylum, and even French citizenship, to the American defector Edward Snowden and to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The calls were made in response to news earlier this week that the United States National Security Agency spied on the personal communications of three French presidents from the 1990s to at least 2012.


Kazakhstan's Kostanay oblast hit by tornado, 12 injured

Sarykol village of Kostanay oblast in northern Kazakhstan has been hit by a tornado.


​Development of Kazakhstan's space industry discussed in Akorda

Today Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has chaired a briefing session with members of the Security Council in Astana, the Akorda's press service reports.


Sting, Elbow, Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel among artists contributing to Dalai Lama's 80th birthday album

The Dalai Lama has long enjoyed an avid following among Western musicians and, as he turns 80, both new and veteran stars are offering songs to spread his message.


​Kazakhstan among 10 economies that 'will be world's worst performers' - Bloomberg

Ukraine will finish 2015 as the biggest loser in global growth, according to forecasts of economists surveyed by Bloomberg.


BP Agrees to Pay $18.7 Billion to Settle Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Claims

BP PLC agreed to pay $18.7 billion to settle all federal and state claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including the biggest pollution penalty in U.S. history.


​“We are the children of the Great Steppe” – new brand of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan should show a new brand to the world says Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.


Tunisia attack: Minute's silence to be held for victims

A minute's silence will be held across the UK at midday to remember the 38 people - including 30 Britons - killed in the Tunisia beach attack a week ago.


​Peace Corps volunteer Janet Givens pens a bestseller about Kazakhstan

A presentation of the book by former Peace Corps volunteer Janet Givens At Home on the Kazakh Steppe: A Peace Corps Memoir was held by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Washington DC last night. It coincided with the celebration of the 17th annual Astana Day.


​Mother & daughters

KazMunaiGas Oil Company (KMG) intends to sell 50 % of shares to NWF Samruk-Kazyna (KMG is the subsidiary of Samruk-Kazyna) in Kashagan project nearly for $4,7 billion.


July 2 2015

​Kazakhstan allotted nearly 16B tenge to support NGOs over last 3 years

Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Berdybek Saparbayev has chaired today an extended session of the Coordination Council for interaction with non-governmental organizations under the Government in Astana.


Rise of the Machines: Robot Kills Man at Volkswagen Plant

A machine on an assembly line grabbed a worker and thrust him against a metal slab, causing lethal injuries.


​U.S., Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years

The United States and Cuba formally agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, setting up a trip to Havana by John Kerry, who would become the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the country in 70 years.


US asks for extradition of 7 FIFA officials - Swiss authorities

The US says it has sent extradition requests to Switzerland, for seven FIFA officials, who were arrested in May, on suspicion of corruption, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice has said. The officials are currently in jail around the Zurich region.


​Nazarbayev: Transfer of presidential powers to government and parliament requires time

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev claimed that transfer of presidential powers to the government and parliament requires time and can't be simultaneous.