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Slovak PM refuses EU 'diktat' on migrant quotas
Slovak PM refuses EU 'diktat' on migrant quotas

Slovakia's leftist Prime Minister Robert Fico said he would rather risk infringing EU rules than implement mandatory refugee quotas adopted by the bloc.

Slovak PM refuses EU 'diktat' on migrant quotas
Olga Rypakova
Olga Rypakova wins triple jump at IAAF Diamond League

Olympic champion in track and field Olga Rypakova from Kazakhstan has won the IAAF Diamond League in London.

Olga Rypakova wins triple jump at IAAF Diamond League
Three medals in Mogul: Kazakhstan at Universiade
Three medals in Mogul: Kazakhstan at Universiade

The Winter Universiade continued in Granda, Spain from February 4 to 14. Kazakhstani skiers won three medals in mogul.

Three medals in Mogul: Kazakhstan at Universiade
Kazakhstan returns 2nd place at Winter Universiade

Kazakhstan has returned its second place at the 17th Winter Universiade overall medal count.

Kazakhstan returns 2nd place at Winter Universiade
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Kazakhstan gets 2 gold and 1 silver at Winter Universiade

On the second day of the 2015 Universiade, Kazakhstan’s team has lost its leadership position in the total medal count.

Kazakhstan gets 2 gold and 1 silver at Winter Universiade
The Owners. Screenshot from the film.
Yerzhanov's The Owners hits Busan International Film Festival

Kazakhstani filmmaker Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s The Owners has been selected for Busan International Film Festival.

Yerzhanov's The Owners hits Busan International Film Festival
Slovak president hands over salary to the poor, sick
Slovak president hands over salary to the poor, sick

Slovakia's President Andrej Kiska has given his first month's salary to 10 impoverished families, some coping with serious illness, a spokesman said.

Slovak president hands over salary to the poor, sick
The Owners screenshot
Kazakhstan's The Owners at Slovakian Art FilmFest

Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s The Owners has been selected for the 22nd International Slovakian film festival Art FilmFest.

Kazakhstan's The Owners at Slovakian Art FilmFest
Slovakia's presidential candidate Andrej Kiska. ©Reuters/Radovan Stoklasa
Slovak PM duels philanthropist in final battle for presidency

Slovaks began voting Saturday to choose their president in a fractious and tight run-off between Prime Minister Robert Fico and political newcomer and philanthropist, Andrej Kiska.

Slovak PM duels philanthropist in final battle for presidency
Elizabet Tursynbayeva. Photo courtesy of vk.com
Figure skating: Young figure skater from Kazakhstan wins tournament in Slovakia

13-y.o. Elizabet Tursynbayeva from Kazakhstan has won the New Year's Cup 2014 international figure skating tournament in Slovakia.

Figure skating: Young figure skater from Kazakhstan wins tournament in Slovakia
China sniffs out EEurope investment opportunities
China sniffs out EEurope investment opportunities

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrives in Romania on Monday ahead of a summit with 16 Central and Eastern European leaders keen to woo investment from the world's number two economy.

China sniffs out EEurope investment opportunities
Andrej Babis, leader of the ANO movement. ©Reuters/David W Cerny
Czech party leader haunted by ghosts of communist past

Unwelcome spectres are coming back to haunt Czech billionaire Andrej Babis, who emerged as a power broker in recent elections but is facing allegations he collaborated with the communist-era secret police.

Czech party leader haunted by ghosts of communist past
Emir Baigazin at Art Film Festival. Photo courtesy of <i>Kazakhfilm</i> press-service
Baigazin's Harmony Lessons becomes best film in Slovakia

Harmony Lessons of Kazakhstan's director Emir Baigazin has been awarded with a grand prize -- the Blue Angel for Best Film -- and a special prize of the city's Mayor at the International Art Film Festival in Trencin, Slovakia.

Baigazin's Harmony Lessons becomes best film in Slovakia
Mikhail Kukushkin. Tengrinews.kz stock photo
Tennis: Kukushkin wins tournament in Slovakia

Kazakhstan’s tennis professional Mikhail Kukushkin has won the ATP Challenger tournament in Slovakia.

Tennis: Kukushkin wins tournament in Slovakia
Hungary evacuations as flood waters surge toward Budapest
Hungary evacuations as flood waters surge toward Budapest

Hungary began evacuating villages and reinforced leaking dykes along the rising Danube River on Saturday, as central Europe's worst floods in over a decade headed toward Budapest.

Hungary evacuations as flood waters surge toward Budapest
Slovakia's steel hub Kosice dusts off its creative side
Slovakia's steel hub Kosice dusts off its creative side

Known mainly for its steelworks, the gritty industrial hub of Kosice in east Slovakia is hard at work reforging itself as a centre of creativity and the arts as it enters 2013 with the tag "European Capital of Culture".

Slovakia's steel hub Kosice dusts off its creative side
Vladimir Weiss. ©RIA Novosti
Football: Ex-coach of Slovakia national team will train Kazakhstan's Kairat FC

Vladimir Weiss will sign a three-year contract with Kazakhstan's Kairat Football Club.

Football: Ex-coach of Slovakia national team will train Kazakhstan's Kairat FC
Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico. ©REUTERS
Slovak PM says eurozone will not survive in current form

The eurozone is unlikely to survive in its current form and one or more countries will probably have to leave the 17-nation single currency bloc, Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico said Sunday.

Slovak PM says eurozone will not survive in current form
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