outsidethebeltway.com. “Is The Next Crimea In Northern Kazakhstan?” - In the wake of Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula after a referendum that nobody sees as legitimate and the ongoing problems that Ukraine is having with pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of the country, there has been much speculation about where Russian territorial ambitions might lie next.
cnn.com. “6.9 quake hits near New Zealand” - A trio of earthquakes struck in the South Pacific Ocean Tuesday morning southeast of Raoul Island, New Zealand, the U.S. Geological Survey said. No damages were immediately reported.
“Schumacher's purported stolen medical files offered for sale, manager says” - Stolen medical files that may be those of Michael Schumacher are being offered for sale, the injured F1 racing driver's manager said.
euronews.com. “Italian PM Renzi calls for Europe to change course” - The Italian Prime Minister has been addressing parliament ahead of Italy’s EU presidency next month. Matteo Renzi called for a change of course in Europe, saying that a common currency and austerity policies were not enough in the face of rising unemployment and euroscepticism.
"2 killed, 4 wounded in Miami mass shooting" - Two people have been killed and four more wounded in a mass shooting in Miami, a fire department spokesman has told local media. Two people have been killed and four more wounded in a mass shooting in Miami, a fire department spokesman has told local media.
“Al Jazeera journalist’s father defends jailed son” - Peter Greste is one of three Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to seven years in jail on Monday for aiding the Muslim Brotherhood, charges the three men strongly deny.
tengrinews.kz. “Russia to cease leasing Zenit-M launching site at Kazakhstan's Baikonur” - Zenit-M rocket launching complex will become Kazakhstan’s property on January 1, 2015,Tengrinews correspondent reported from yesterday's government meeting in the lower chamber of the Parliament. The announcement was made by the Chairman of the National Space Agency KazCosmos Talgat Mussabayev.
inform.kz. “278 organizations to be privatized in Kazakhstan by yearend” - The Government of Kazakhstan has approved the privatization plan for 2014-2016, according to Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Finance of Kazakhstan Bakhyt Sultanov.