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Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan ©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstanis applying for presidential candidacy

14 applications have been received by the Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan ahead of the early presidential election in the country. There are two highlights this year: first ever female nominee and state language proficiency tests.

Kazakhstanis applying for presidential candidacy
President Nursultan Nazarbayev during the meeting with women representatvies ©Turar Kazangapov
Nazarbayev on early presidential election: My plans were different

President of Kazakhstan met with female representatives of the Kazakh population on the eve of International Women's Day.

Nazarbayev on early presidential election: My plans were different
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. ©REUTERS
Majority in US expect a woman president in their lifetime: poll

Seventy-three percent of Americans expect to see a female president in their lifetime, even as men are expected to maintain their dominant role in business.

Majority in US expect a woman president in their lifetime: poll
Japan PM Abe loses two female ministers over cash scandals
Japan PM Abe loses two female ministers over cash scandals

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suffered a double setback with the resignations of two female cabinet ministers over claims they misused political funds.

Japan PM Abe loses two female ministers over cash scandals
Women accuse FIFA of discrimination over turf in Canada
Women accuse FIFA of discrimination over turf in Canada

Dozens of the world's top female soccer players are suing governing body FIFA for discrimination over plans to stage matches at next year's Women's World Cup.

Women accuse FIFA of discrimination over turf in Canada
Apple Watch 'too feminine' says LVMH's head of luxury watches
Apple Watch 'too feminine' says LVMH's head of luxury watches

Apple's long-awaited smartwatch looks "too feminine" and its design will not stand the test of time, luxury giant LVMH's watch guru has told German media.

Apple Watch 'too feminine' says LVMH's head of luxury watches
Japan's first female industry chief visits Fukushima plant
Japan's first female industry chief visits Fukushima plant

Japan's new industry minister Yuko Obuchi visited the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, days after assuming her new post.

Japan's first female industry chief visits Fukushima plant
Oksana Klochkova. Photo courtesy of Oksana Klochkova
Three Kazakhstanis to compete for Miss Bikini CIS-2014

Three Kazakhstanis will compete at the International Beauty Pageant Miss Bikini CIS-2014.

Three Kazakhstanis to compete for Miss Bikini CIS-2014
Malta gets new female president
Malta gets new female president

Malta's Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca was on Friday sworn in as the island state's ninth president after being named by the prime minister and approved by parliament.

Malta gets new female president
Margaret Thatcher. ©Reuters/Luke Macgregor
Thatcher's hairdo was high-maintenance

Margaret Thatcher's immaculate hairdo took intensive efforts to perfect, with the late British prime minister having her bouffant reworked every three days on average, records showed Friday.

Thatcher's hairdo was high-maintenance
Row grows after US Marshals strip-search Indian diplomat
Row grows after US Marshals strip-search Indian diplomat

US officials admitted Tuesday that they strip-searched a female Indian diplomat after she was arrested in New York in a new twist to a growing row that has seen India hit back with reprisals such as removing security barriers around the US embassy.

Row grows after US Marshals strip-search Indian diplomat
Executive vice president of GM. ©Reuters/Rebecca Cook
GM taps 1st female CEO as it emerges from US control

General Motors Tuesday named its first-ever female chief executive as the largest US automaker exits the government-bailout era with sales at their best level in six years.

GM taps 1st female CEO as it emerges from US control
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Kazakhstan looks to more women in police

The number of policewomen will reach 30 percent in Kazakhstan by 2020.

Kazakhstan looks to more women in police
South Korea swears in first female president
South Korea swears in first female president

Park Geun-Hye was sworn in as South Korea's first female president Monday, vowing zero tolerance with provocation from North Korea and demanding Pyongyang "abandon its nuclear ambitions" immediately.

South Korea swears in first female president

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