telegraph.co.uk. “Windows 10 launch: Microsoft releases new operating system" - Windows has started rolling out Windows 10 to customers around the world, but not everyone who has pre-registered will get the upgrade today.
dw.com. “Ukrainian pilot Savchenko's fate in hands of Russian court" - The controversial trial of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko has begun and threatens to damage already tense ties between Moscow and Kyiv. Regarded as a hero at home, she could face up to 25 years in jail if convicted.
theconversation.com. “Between a rock and a hard place: 2022 Winter Olympics decision" - When International Olympic Committee (IOC) members meet on July 31 to select the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the organization that describes itself as “the moral authority for world sport" will choose between Beijing, China and Almaty, Kazakhstan. I have written five books and numerous articles and book chapters taking a critical look at the Olympic industry, and I haven't seen such a lack of interest in hosting the games since the selection of Los Angeles for the 1984 Olympics.
trend.az. “Alstom's locomotives creating buzz in Kazakhstan”- Some places mark you forever. Astana is one of these. In the heart of the steppes, the Kazakh capital spreads its tentacles, ribbons of sinuous bitumen and straight railroads that connect it far and wide. Since 2014, Alstom's KZ8A locomotives have been hauling immense freight convoys, transporting up to 9,000 tons of minerals per train.