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Still of Tengrinews TV broadcast of the Parade in China for the 70th Anniversary of Victory in World War II
Kazakh President Nazarbayev attends military parade in China

President of Kazakhstan has visited the military parade in Beijing in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Victory.

Kazakh President Nazarbayev attends military parade in China
Kazakhstan's popular singer Luina. ©Aizhan Tugelbayeva
Kazakhstan's popular singer takes part in Rising Star Turkiye contest

Kazakhstan’s popular singer Luina has taken part in Turkish Rising Star singing competition, which is based on an Israeli interactive reality singing competition HaKokhav HaBa (The Next Star).

Kazakhstan's popular singer takes part in Rising Star Turkiye contest
Photo © Tengrinews.kz
China to invest $600m in Kazakh railway company

China plans investing $600 million in projects of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), a Kazakh railway company.

China to invest $600m in Kazakh railway company
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Nazarbayev pays state visit to China

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev went to China on a state visit.

Nazarbayev pays state visit to China
Kanat Saudabayev. ©Daniyal Okasov
Kazakhstan's former State Secretary Kanat Saudabayev goes to Parliament

Kazakhstan's ex State Secretary and Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev became a member of the Majilis, the lower Chamber of the Parliament.

Kazakhstan's former State Secretary Kanat Saudabayev goes to Parliament
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo © Turar Tashkibayev
Nazarbayev suggests studying Asian mentality instead of accusing Kazakhstan of autocracy

On the eve of the Constitution Day in Kazakhstan, President Nazarbayev commented on accusations of autocracy.

Nazarbayev suggests studying Asian mentality instead of accusing Kazakhstan of autocracy
Yerlan Idrissov. ©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan will make every effort to protect nuclear bank from terrorists: Kazakh Foreign Minister Idrissov

Kazakhstan and International Atomic Energy Agency have signed the agreement establishing the international nuclear fuel bank in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan will make every effort to protect nuclear bank from terrorists: Kazakh Foreign Minister Idrissov
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Headless human remains discovered in ancient Hun burials in Kazakhstan

Archaeologists in Kazakhstan are puzzled over headless remains found in ancient burials of Hun and Sarmat warriors.

Headless human remains discovered in ancient Hun burials in Kazakhstan
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Oil prices will continue falling: Kazakh economist

Kazakhstani economist Vladimir Telnov predicts that global oil prices will continue falling in the next 5 to 15 years.

Oil prices will continue falling: Kazakh economist
Photo © RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan interested in Russian Eleron 3SV air drones

Kazakhstan and Belarus along with other CIS countries have expressed interested in purchasing Russian air drone Eleron.

Kazakhstan interested in Russian Eleron 3SV air drones
Thomas Countryman. Photo courtesy of nti.org.
US Assistant Secretary to visit Kazakhstan

US Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Thomas Countryman will pay a working visit to Kazakhstan.

US Assistant Secretary to visit Kazakhstan
Press secretary of the President of Kazakhstan Dauren Abayev ©Press service of Akorda
Nazarbayev to visit China

President of Kazakhstan is going to meet PRC Chairman Xi Jinping in Beijing as part of his official state visit to the Asian country.

Nazarbayev to visit China
Daneliya Tuleshova. Photo courtesy of newwavestars.ru.
Young singer from Kazakhstan wins people's choice award at Junior New Wave singing contest

9-year-old Daneliya Tuleshova has been awarded the People’s Choice Award at the Junior New Wave-2015 contest in Crimea, Russia.

Young singer from Kazakhstan wins people's choice award at Junior New Wave singing contest
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Armed attack on currency exchange office in Astana

An unknown man assaulted a currency exchange office in Astana on August 17. Police made an arrest the same day.

Armed attack on currency exchange office in Astana
©Turar Kazangapov
Nazarbayev explains reasons for switching to floating exchange rate

Nazarbayev has elaborated on the reasons behind Kazakhstan's decision to send its tenge floating.

Nazarbayev explains reasons for switching to floating exchange rate
©Turar Kazangapov
Nazarbayev urges exporters to sell dollars at home

After the devaluation of the Kazakh national currency tenge, Kazakhstan president asked exporters to sell dollars at the domestic market.

Nazarbayev urges exporters to sell dollars at home
©Turar Kazangapov
Air Astana raises airline ticket price

Kazakhstan’s national airline Air Astana has raised ticket prices on international flights after Kazakhstan floated the tenge.

Air Astana raises airline ticket price
Photo courtesy of gu-unpk.ru.
Making sense of Kazakhstan's decision to float tenge

Kazakhstan tenge plunged to its record low after the country floated it, renouncing the set corridor and adopting inflation targeting.

Making sense of Kazakhstan's decision to float tenge
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Threat of default in Kazakhstan assessed by analysts

Kazakhstani experts comment on Bank of American Merrill Lynch placing the Central Asian country among ten countries most vulnerable to a sovereign default.

Threat of default in Kazakhstan assessed by analysts
Berik Iklas during the blind auditions. Personal file photo.
Ethnic Kazakh passes blind auditions at Voice of China

35-yo ethnic Kazakh Berik Iklas from Karamai town in XUAR in China has amazed the juries of the Voice of China singing contest.

Ethnic Kazakh passes blind auditions at Voice of China