neurope.eu. “Why the Russians might pull out of Kazakhstan’s Baikonur” - Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly stated his intention to move the country’s space operations out of Baikonur, which was once part of the Soviet Union but is now located in central Kazakhstan.
afp.com. "Putin breaks silence on family to say daughters live in Russia" - Russian President Vladimir Putin, famously reticent about his private life, broke silence Sunday on the whereabouts of his two daughters, whose lives are a highly kept secret, AFP reports.
sputnik.com. “Ukraine’s Euromaidan Protests Mark First Anniversary” - Exactly a year ago, the Ukrainian government of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov announced its decision to put on hold preparations to sign an association agreement with the European Union, triggering a wave of protests in Kiev that later became known as Euromaidan. The focal point for the protests that started on November 21, 2013 in the Ukrainian capital was Independence Square, or Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Ukrainian, which gave the revolt its name.
businessinsider.com. “Global warming could undermine poverty fight: World Bank” - Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, the World Bank warned Sunday. In a new report on the impact of global warming, the bank said sharp temperature rises would cut deeply into crop yields and water supplies in many areas and possibly set back efforts to bring populations out of poverty.
eurasianet.org. “Kazakhstan: Children Star in Islamic State Propaganda Video” - The Islamic State has released a propaganda video featuring Kazakh-speaking children calling for the slaughter of infidels. This is the latest propaganda effort by the extremist group appearing to target Central Asians. The 15-minute video, entitled "Race Towards Good" and subtitled in English and Arabic, shows children at a training camp in an undisclosed location, where fighters are “raising tomorrow’s mujahedin,” according to a subtitle.