KAZINFORM - Kazakhstan the most attractive and promising partner for Belarus – Alexander Lukashenko - "Visiting Astana we are trying to learn something new. This city has got advanced technologies, and interesting architectural projects. We can see what suits Belarus, and we agree with your experts on various projects. We consider Kazakhstan the most attractive and promising partner for Belarus. We do not have any problems in implementation of various joint projects, and that shows the high level of our cooperation ", said the President of Belarus.
The Moscow Times - Kazakh Bus Driver Caught Smuggling 2,700 Rare Tortoises - The 43-year-old Kazakh citizen was bringing workers over from Kazakhstan to Russia when he was stopped at a check point, according to the Siberian customs website.
The Independent - Five-hours 40 minutes: Soyuz trip to International Space Station is quicker than flight from London to New York - American astronaut Karen Nyberg, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and Italy's Luca Parmitano will spend six months in space
Tengri News - Figure skating: Denis Ten promises to hold ice show in Kazakhstan annually - Denis Ten's show with world figure skating stars lasted for two hours in Almaty. They skated their famous programs and new ones that were developed specially for the ice show in Kazakhstan
The Diplomat - Four Observations on Xi’s Meeting with North Korean Envoy - As had been speculated, Chinese President Xi Jinping recently met with North Korean envoy Choe Ryong-hae on the last day of his visit to China, and accepted a personal letter from Kim Jong-un. The meeting has four noteworthy details, which may help illuminate the increasingly subtle nature of China-DPRK relations and perhaps even suggest trends on the Korean Peninsula.