Tengri News - Shal and Zhauzhurek Myn Bala screened in Canada - The event was attended by Ken Ashdown, professor of Vancouver Film School. He said that he was impressed with Kazakhstan movies. “I am very happy for the success of Kazakhstan-Canadian film festival. From the cultural and economic point of view, I think that this even will open new opportunities for cultural exchange between our countries. Canada already has several agreements on join production of movies. And of course, I think that following this policy we will keep signing similar agreements with different countries, such as Kazakhstan,” Ashdown said.
Radio Free Europe - Police Raid Kazakh NGO Before Award Ceremony - Authorities have searched the offices of the nongovernmental organization Arqa Suyeu (Support) in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, on the eve of an important award ceremony.
KAZINFORM - Larry King says 'da' to Russian Channel RT - The move is attracting attention in part because of RT's reputation for being anti-American. Also known as Russia Today, it launched in 2005 as part of an effort in Moscow to improve Russia's global image, RIA Novosti informs.
Hurriyet Daily News - Time for diplomacy is running out in Iran - The Middle East still dominates the international agenda. Though the Syrian crisis has caught all the attention recently, Iran cannot be ignored much longer. While it is preparing for yet another pre-elected presidential election on June 14, the P5+1 countries, consisting of the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany, are still trying to find a diplomatic solution to the Iranian uranium enrichment program. The latest talks, held in Kazakhstan last month, failed again due to a wide gap between the positions of the parties.
The Diplomat - Chinese Lead World in Economic Optimism - Even as expert opinion sours on China’s economy, Chinese themselves remain highly optimistic about the state of their economy.