US Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Thomas Countryman will pay a working visit to Kazakhstan.
The official ceremony of Kazakhstan's accession into the WTO takes place on July 27, 2015.
Nursultan Nazarbayev delivered a speech at the official inauguration ceremony.
Ukrainians marked 29 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, placing wreaths and candles near the plant where work to lay a new seal over the reactor site has been delayed.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts broke ground on a major expansion to be completed in time for the 100th anniversary.
The Netherlands was to hold a national memorial ceremony for the 298 people who died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot out of the sky.
Survivors of the strongest typhoon ever to hit land wept at mass graves during ceremonies to mark one year since the storm devastated the central Philippines
President Francois Hollande will lead ceremonies to mark 70 years since the invasion of southern France by Allied troops.
Sweden's Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews before mysteriously dying in a Soviet prison, was honored with the Congressional Gold Medal at the US Capitol.
Pop star Shakira will perform before the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, headlining a closing ceremony that includes guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana and rapper Wyclef Jean.
King Felipe VI took the Spanish crown Thursday, setting the stage for celebrations in the flag-festooned capital a day after his father quit the throne with tears in his eyes.
Social media users tore into Barack Obama on Friday after the US president was seen chewing gum during solemn ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
Russia and Ukraine appeared to have made a long-awaited breakthrough in efforts to resolve a damaging crisis in their relations after conciliatory talks on the sidelines of Friday's D-Day anniversary ceremonies.
Britain's Prince Harry visited an Italian World War II battlefield on Sunday where tens of thousands of soldiers died 70 years ago and unveiled the design of Britain's pavilion for the Milan Expo.
Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return to oversee the Academy Awards show for a third consecutive year, AFP reports according to Oscars organizers.
Bollywood is promising a song-and-dance extravaganza as Indian cinema throws its awards ceremony in the United States for the first time, looking to tap into a mature but lucrative market.
Venezuela marked the first anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death Wednesday with a blend of solemn ceremonies, clashes and a break in relations with Panama over protests dogging his successor's presidency.
Sochi dazzled the world on Friday with an opening ceremony featuring a feast of Russian music and a cast of thousands including ballet stars, acrobats, cosmonauts -- and even an ex-heavyweight boxer.
Britain's Prince Harry, in full military uniform, reviewed a global armada of warships in a day of pomp and ceremony watched by tens of thousands of people on Sydney Harbour.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to skip weekend celebrations marking Croatia's entry into the European Union sparked uproar on Friday in the Balkan state.
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