en.ria.ru. “Italy's Eni to Sell Stake in Russian Gas Venture for $2.9Bln” - Italian energy giant Eni said Wednesday that it had agreed to sell its 29 percent stake in Russian natural gas producer SeverEnergia for $2.94 billion to a consortium of Russian oil giant Gazprom Neft and independent gas producer Novatek.
en.ria.ru. “Siberian Remains Cast New Light on Native American Origins – Study” - Scientists who mapped the genome of a boy who died in Siberia 24,000 years ago have argued that the results indicate that around 30 percent of Native American ancestry may come from an ancient tribe related to Europeans, according to a paper published in the scientific journal Nature.
globaltimes.cn. “Central Asia in uncertain transition” - While China deepens its ties with Central Asian countries and seeks new breakthroughs, the region is faced with political risks from within and threats from outside. As competition between world powers in this region grows fiercer, regional cooperation mechanisms can play an essential role. At the third Central Asia Forum held by the Institute of Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences recently, experts from China and Central Asia shared their views on issues that urgently need to be tackled in the region.
cyclingweekly.co.uk. “Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) approaches 2014 Tour de France with 'more maturity'” -Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) approaches the 2014 Tour de France with more maturity. According to his trainer, his year away from the Tour and changes made have served the Sicilian 'Shark' well.
bbc.co.uk. “Samsung to pay Apple $290m (£180m) for copying phones” - A Silicon Valley jury has ruled that Samsung must pay $290m (£180m) to Apple for copying iPhone and iPad features in its devices. This verdict comes after a previous jury found Samsung owed Apple $1.05bn for copyright infringement.
inform.kz. “Kazakh PM Serik Akhmetov criticizes «Kcell» connection” - Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of connection provided by «Kcell» company.
theguardian.com. “London slaves freed: three women walk out of house after 30 years' captivity” - Traumatised trio rescued from 'ordinary house on ordinary street' as police say human trafficking case is worst ever found in UK. Three women have walked to freedom from a south London house where they were held for 30 years in what police described as the worst case of modern-day slavery ever uncovered in Britain.