reuters.com. “German government distances itself from Schroeder after his Putin meeting” - The German government distanced itself from former chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Tuesday amid an outpouring of media criticism after pictures were published showing him embracing Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg.
“Oklahoma inmate dies after execution is botched” - A botched execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney Tuesday, leading prison officials to halt the proceedings before the inmate's eventual death from a heart attack.
silkroadnews.com. “Iranian President supports idea of relocating state capital” - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani supports the idea to relocate country's capital, as Iranian Mass Media reports. "Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his administration support the project to relocate the capital. Public servants fr om housing and city authorities are to look further into this issue", the article states.
“Nazarbayev suggests Minsk-Moscow-Astana-Almaty high speed highway should be built” - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev suggested Minsk-Moscow-Astana-Almaty high speed highway should be built. "Eurasian Economic Union territory should be at the forefront of the intracontinental infrastructure within Eurasia. For that to happen a number of projects need to be implemented. For instance, we need to create a common Eurasian telecommunications network, we need to build Minsk-Moscow-Astana-Almaty high speed high way", he said during his guest lecture at Moscow State University.
“Lucky” licence plates to cost USD 2 300 to Kazakhstan car owners” - Kazakhstan has set a special tariff for the licence plates that some of the citizens consider to be prestigious.
“Tax Code has been amended a high fixed tariffs are set for the licence plates that are in high demand”< MIA’s (Ministry of Internal Affairs) Committee of Administrative Police reports.
“Akezhan Kazhegeldin: KAZAKHSTAN TO FACE MOST SERIOUS CHALLENGES”- Kazakhstan’s former PM, Akezhan Kazhegeldin, thinks that due to the recent Kyiv events, Astana needs to deal with issues of economic growth spurt with a sense of urgency. Just like it needs to deal with current dynamics between Kazakhstan and Russia.