Go Upstate - SC-based 3rd Army gets Lt. Gen. Terry as new commander - Afghanistan is a land-locked nation with no access to a nearby port. So much of the war-fighting equipment accumulated there over the past decade of warfare has to be trucked, flown or moved through areas with sparse or challenging infrastructure.
Bernama - Kazakhstan Targeting 30 Per Cent Women At Decision-making Level By 2016 - Kazakhstan is targeting 30 per cent women's participation at the decision-making level by 2016, in promoting gender equality in the Central Asian republic, said Gulshara Abdykalikova, an advisor to the President of Kazakhstan.
KAZINFORM - 200 branches of German companies functioning in Kazakhstan - More than 200 German companies have representative offices and their affiliates in Kazakhstan, said at the 3rd session of the Kazakh-German management committee Vice-Minister of Regional Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kairbek Uskenbaev, the press-service the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reports.
Tengri News - Ex presidential advisor on creation of Kazakhstan-Georgia-Azerbaijan trade-economic block - Kazakhstan Ambassador to Georgia Yermukhamet Yertysbayev believes it “very important” to develop the transport corridor of the South Caucasus that “has a huge potential”, KazTAG reports.
BBC Sport Football - Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari says win could unite his country - Luiz Felipe Scolari has described Brazil's Confederations Cup semi-final against Uruguay as a "crucial moment" and claimed victory in Belo Horizonte could help pull the country together.
Financial Times - Lunch with the FT: Goga Ashkenazi - “It was a brothel!” exclaims Goga Ashkenazi delightedly by way of greeting. I have just walked into our private lunch room at Lapérouse in Paris. The Kazakh oligarch-turned-fashion-designer is pointing a perfectly manicured finger to the scratches in the mirror above her head, and reciting a story about the 19th-century courtesans who frequented these upstairs salons. “They were testing the diamonds that they were being paid with, and they would test whether or not they were authentic on the mirrors.”