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I will protect national interests and wellbeing of citizens: Nazarbayev

Nursultan Nazarbayev delivered a speech at the official inauguration ceremony.

I will protect national interests and wellbeing of citizens: Nazarbayev
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Kazakhstan should choose - reforms or degradation: Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said that challenges were awaiting the country and it had to choose between reforms and degradation.

Kazakhstan should choose - reforms or degradation: Nazarbayev
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Karim Massimov appointed Kazakh Prime Minister

President of Kazakhstan appoints Karim Massimov Prime Minister.

Karim Massimov appointed Kazakh Prime Minister
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Kazakhstan government resigns

With the inauguration of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the government of Kazakhstan resigns according to the Constitution.

Kazakhstan government resigns
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Nazarbayev inaugurated

The Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan has set a date for inauguration of the country's President to April 29.

Nazarbayev inaugurated
Brazil's Rousseff inaugurates nuclear sub shipyard
Brazil's Rousseff inaugurates nuclear sub shipyard

Brazilian President inaugurated a naval shipyard that will oversee construction of a nuclear-powered submarine and four others to patrol Brazil's long coastline and oil reserves.

Brazil's Rousseff inaugurates nuclear sub shipyard
Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president, opposition storms out
Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president, opposition storms out

Turkey's outgoing premier Erdogan was sworn in as president, as opponents who accuse him of authoritarianism stormed out of the ceremony.

Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president, opposition storms out
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Hungary backpedals on disputed Holocaust monument

The Hungarian government said Wednesday it had postponed the inauguration of a controversial monument which Jewish critics say glosses over Budapest's active role in the Holocaust.

Hungary backpedals on disputed Holocaust monument
Tajik president inaugurated for fourth term
Tajik president inaugurated for fourth term

Tajikistan's long-running President Emomali Rakhmon was inaugurated for a fourth term on Saturday, as he promised to alleviate the grinding poverty in the former Soviet country.

Tajik president inaugurated for fourth term
Crisis-hit Maldives hold new presidential vote
Crisis-hit Maldives hold new presidential vote

The Maldives on Saturday voted in a run-off presidential election held under intense international pressure to elect a new leader and end months of political unrest.

Crisis-hit Maldives hold new presidential vote
Mali president inaugurated in front of thousands
Mali president inaugurated in front of thousands

Leaders from across Africa and France watched the inauguration of Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in front of thousands of his supporters.

Mali president inaugurated in front of thousands
Cartes takes office in Paraguay
Cartes takes office in Paraguay

Conservative businessman Horacio Cartes was sworn in as president of Paraguay Thursday, amid slowly improving relations with South American neighbors damaged by the 2012 ouster of leftist president Fernando Lugo.

Cartes takes office in Paraguay
Iran's Rowhani sworn in, urges West to talk
Iran's Rowhani sworn in, urges West to talk

New President Hassan Rowhani, a reputed moderate, told the West after taking the oath of office on Sunday the only way to interact with Iran is through dialogue, not sanctions.

Iran's Rowhani sworn in, urges West to talk
Ecuador's President Correa sworn to second term
Ecuador's President Correa sworn to second term

Ecuador's hugely popular leftist president, Rafael Correa, was sworn in to a second term Friday, with energy reform and expanded overseas trade topping his agenda.

Ecuador's President Correa sworn to second term
High drama as new Venezuelan president sworn in
High drama as new Venezuelan president sworn in

Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as president of Venezuela on Friday, in a ceremony replete with drama as he replaced the late Hugo Chavez and urged dialogue with the opposition to build a better country.

High drama as new Venezuelan president sworn in
Venezuela's Maduro to Peru summit before swearing-in
Venezuela's Maduro to Peru summit before swearing-in

Election officials moved to defuse a political crisis on the eve of President-elect Nicolas Maduro's inauguration Friday, yielding to demands for an audit of the results in Sunday's bitterly contested elections.

Venezuela's Maduro to Peru summit before swearing-in
Pope sets out on mission to 'embrace the poorest'
Pope sets out on mission to 'embrace the poorest'

Pope Francis has donned the symbols of papal power, vowing to embrace the "poorest" at a grand inauguration in the Vatican as leader of a troubled Roman Catholic Church.

Pope sets out on mission to 'embrace the poorest'
Taiwan row a first diplomatic test for Pope Francis
Taiwan row a first diplomatic test for Pope Francis

China's angry reaction to Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's attendance at the inauguration of Pope Francis on Tuesday is the first taste of a long-running dispute..

Taiwan row a first diplomatic test for Pope Francis
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Kazakhstan and South Korea to enhance strategic partnership

First deputy Prime-Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev attended the inauguration ceremony of South Korea President Park Geun-Hye.

Kazakhstan and South Korea to enhance strategic partnership
Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett at final Obama ball
Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett at final Obama ball

Pop diva Lady Gaga and veteran crooner Tony Bennett spanned the generations Tuesday as President Barack Obama offered a final thank you to his army of campaign volunteers at his last inaugural ball.

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett at final Obama ball