RIA Novosti - Depardieu Movie Filmed in Chechnya to Be Shown at Yearend - A thriller starring the legendary French actor Gerard Depardieu and the British actress Elizabeth Hurley, being filmed in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, will be shown to the public at the end of the year, the movie’s producer Arnaud Frilley said Tuesday.
The Diplomat - Learning Chinese on the Rise in Cambodia - When 20-year-old Suon Chiva was choosing a language to complement his native Khmer, it didn’t take him long to decide. He saw where the products in his local markets were made and where the new investments in his country were coming from. Learning to speak Chinese, he decided, made the most sense.
Khaleej Times - Dr Dariga Nazarbayeva: The Silk Road to leadership - Meet Dr Dariga Nazarbayeva. She is an avid opera singer who has performed in the Beethoven Hall of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. She holds a double doctorate in history and political science. A linguist, she speaks four languages — Kazakh, Russian, English and Italian. She is the founder of a political party and a member of parliament. She is a media mogul who chairs, or is associated with, numerous regional and international associations, including the Eurasia Media Forum which she founded in 2002. She also works with various charitable organisations.
Malta Today - Congressman tells Brussels to investigate Aliyev allegations - A United States congressman has asked the European Commission to investigate "serious allegations" of human rights abuses made against Rakhat Aliyev, a former Kazakh diplomat who now resides in Malta.
Channel News Asia - S'pore and Kazakhstan can serve as gateways to respective regions: Shanmugam - As Central Asian and Southeast Asian economies link up with each other, Singapore and Kazakhstan are well-positioned as gateways to their respective regions, said Foreign Affairs Minister, K Shanmugam.