theguardian.com. “2013 global corruption barometer – get the data” - More than half of people believe the level of corruption in their countries has increased over the past two years, according to Transparency International.
ria.ru. “Putin Condemns Ukraine Protests as 'Pogroms'” - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that events unfolding in Ukraine should not be described as a revolution, but were rather more reminiscent of a “pogrom.”
xinhuanet.com. “Experts hail achievements of SCO meeting, Chinese proposal” - Experts spoke highly of the results achieved at the just-concluded prime ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and China's proposal on practical cooperation. Heads of government of the six SCO member states -- China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan -- reached extensive consensus on boosting cooperation among their countries in various fields, at the meeting held on Friday in the Uzbek capital of Tashkent.
globalpost.com. “Xi'an-Almaty cargo train begins operation” - A cargo train linking Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, and the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, started operation on Thursday.
bbc.co.uk. “German beer brewers in 'world heritage' appeal”- German beer brewers want their five-century-old purity law recognised as world heritage by the United Nations' cultural agency.
tengrinews.kz. “Almaty native among richest men of Switzerland” - Vasili Anisimov, 62, an Almaty-born Russian billionaire, made it into the 300 Plus Richies list according to Swiss economy magazine Bilan. The annual rating of 300 richest people in Switzerland was published this Friday.
“When traditions meet innovations: Kazakhstan to show falconry at EXPO 2017” - Kazakhstan is planning to entertain Its EXPO-2017 visitors with falconry, traditional hunting with trained Golden Eagles, says Kairat Satybaldy, President of the Kazakhstan Association of National Sports.