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Hal Foster
Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

KazBeef expands, introduces new technology and new business model

The government corporation that is spearheading Kazakhstan's quest to become a global beef powerhouse has not only introduced new cattle-raising technology here but also a new business model.

Hal Foster
Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

Kazakhstan will have trouble making its bad-loan reduction targets, Standard & Poor’s says

Kazakhstan’s banking system has been wallowing in bad loans ever since the global economic downturn of 2008 and 2009.

Hal Foster
Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

Kazakhstan likely to achieve all but one of its U.N. development goals, country director says

Kazakhstan has a good chance of achieving seven of its eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals by the 2015 deadline, the U.N.'s country-programs director said in a recent speech at Nazarbayev University.

Hal Foster
Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

From poor Kazakh village girl to glamorous San Francisco model

By studying hard, Zhanel would get a scholarship to Eurasian National University in Astana. Her bachelors degree in computer science would give her a shot at a master’s degree in the United States. And – the biggest surprise of all -- her exotic good looks would open the door to a modeling career in San Francisco.

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Opinion

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A choice isn't a choice when it is made with a gun to your head: British Ambassador Carolyn Browne

"After all, it will have no legal effect. It will have no moral force. And the result will not be recognised by the international community. It should not go ahead," summarising the British attitude towards the Crimea referendum.

Andrey Golubev
Andrey Golubev

Kazakhstan professional tennis player

I wish Kukushkin had win and we all went home cheerfully: Andrey Golubev

Kazakhstan’s tennis professional Andrey Golubev obtained victory for the Kazakhstan national team by winning over Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans in the first round of the Davis Cup held in Astana, Kazakhstan in February. Andrey Golubev, 26, won all three sets of the decisive match with the score of 6:2, 6:3, 6:1. This victory brought a wining point to the Kazakhstan team in the competition against Belgium. Kazakhstan won over Belgium with the score of 3:2 and reached the quarter-finals for the third time in four years.

Kazakhstan Chronos
Kazakhstan Chronos

Timelines of various important Kazakhstan events.

Most expensive cars in Kazakhstan

Tengrinews has made a list of the most expensive cars in Kazakhstan based on the data available at the county's largest car trader website Kolesa.kz. The list includes only the cars that have been custom-cleared in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan Chronos
Kazakhstan Chronos

Timelines of various important Kazakhstan events.

Kazakhstan sport: Highlights of 2013

Key achievements of Kazakhstan athletes in the year of 2013.

Hal Foster
Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

It’s my two-year anniversary with Tengrinews – thank you, readers!

Next month will mark my second anniversary of writing columns for Tengrinews.

Hal Foster
Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

Recalling the chasm between the two camps in Ukraine

I’ve watched the tragedy in Ukraine unfold with a sadness that comes from knowing a lot of Ukrainians, many of whom struggle when things are calm, let alone when political turmoil reigns.


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