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Police in Aktobe. ©Tengrinews
Kazakhstan manhunt after 'terror' shootings kill six: police

Police in Kazakhstan were hunting for up to seven gunmen on Monday after a series of terror attacks that killed six people.

Kazakhstan manhunt after 'terror' shootings kill six: police
Pallada gun shop after the June 5 attack in Aktobe, Kazakhstan. Photo from social networks.
'Religious extremists' kill six in Kazakhstan rampage

Armed men suspected of being religious extremists went on the rampage in a town in Kazakhstan.

'Religious extremists' kill six in Kazakhstan rampage
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What is a Kazakh investor like: profile

Kazakhstanis who venture into financial markets are mostly males aged 30 to 40+ from Almaty wielding a capital of 100,000 to 5000,000 euro.

What is a Kazakh investor like: profile
Tennis: Putintseva makes first Grand Slam quarter-final
Tennis: Putintseva makes first Grand Slam quarter-final

Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final at the French Open.

Tennis: Putintseva makes first Grand Slam quarter-final
Vincenzo Nibali with his teammates from Astana Pro cycling team, Kazakhstan. Photo courtesy of Astana Pro Team
Nibali wins dramatic 99th Giro d'Italia for Kazakhstan

Vincenzo Nibali staring for Kazakhstan's Astana Pro cycling team secured his second Giro d'Italia triumph on Sunday.

Nibali wins dramatic 99th Giro d'Italia for Kazakhstan
Hairatan. Photo courtesy of fglkabul.com
No work, no trade on empty Silk Road in northern Afghanistan

Hairatan, the only crossing between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, is an ominous bellwether of economic activity in northern Afghanistan.

No work, no trade on empty Silk Road in northern Afghanistan
Calin Popescu-Tariceanu. Photo courtesy of jurnalistii.ro
Romania's Senate speaker charged with lying in fraud probe

Popescu-Tariceanu is accused of making "declarations not in line with reality" concerning his links with several Romanian and Israeli businessmen who have already been charged, thus "hindering the course of justice".

Romania's Senate speaker charged with lying in fraud probe
Photo courtesy of Astana Football Club.
Pipe dreams: Kazakhstan's hopes of sports empire hit by oil crash

A quartet of state-of-the art, government-built stadia rise out of former marshland in energy-rich Kazakhstan's futuristic capital Astana, but the Central Asian state's soaring sporting ambitions have been shot down by the global oil slump.

Pipe dreams: Kazakhstan's hopes of sports empire hit by oil crash
Kazakhstan boosts compliance with global aviation standards
Kazakhstan boosts compliance with global aviation standards

A Significant Safety Concern (SSC) in Kazakhstan has been finally resolved through joint efforts in early May. This leaves no crucial concerns indicated by ICAO for Kazakhstan unresolved.

Kazakhstan boosts compliance with global aviation standards
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Glencore cuts copper, zinc production to counter glut

Commodities giant Glencore cut its copper and zinc production in the first quarter as it struggles to rein in the abundance of supply.

Glencore cuts copper, zinc production to counter glut
Photo courtesy of inzoloto.ru
Kazakhstan’s National Bank invests heavily into gold

Kazakhstan’s National Bank has been steadily increasing its gold reserves over the past few years.

Kazakhstan’s National Bank invests heavily into gold
Kazakh women's chess team. ©Daniyar Ashirov
Kazakhstan third at Asian Nations Chess Cup

Kazakhstan’s national chess team has become third at the classical chess Asia Nations Cup 2016.

Kazakhstan third at Asian Nations Chess Cup
Oil pipes. ©REUTERS / Sergei Karpukhin
Ukraine adds Russian oil import ban to growing trade war

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk intends to introduce a ban on oil product imports from Russia.

Ukraine adds Russian oil import ban to growing trade war
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Saxo Bank makes Kazakh tenge and oil forecasts

Merely a relatively stable exchange rate is highly rewarding for holders of KZT because of the very high interest rate in Kazakhstan relative to the US dollar: John Hardy.

Saxo Bank makes Kazakh tenge and oil forecasts
Figure skating: Japan's Hanyu fumes at rival for 'intentional' collision
Figure skating: Japan's Hanyu fumes at rival for 'intentional' collision

Japan's Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu accused Denis Ten of Kazakhstan of deliberately colliding with him during practice.

Figure skating: Japan's Hanyu fumes at rival for 'intentional' collision
Elasmotherium sibiricum. Photo courtesy of palba.cz
Humans, 'unicorns' may have walked Earth at same time

A long-extinct animal known as the Siberian unicorn -- actually a long-horned rhinoceros -- may have walked the Earth 29,000 years ago.

Humans, 'unicorns' may have walked Earth at same time
©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan bans smartphones for police, civil servants

Kazakhstan is set to enforce a ban on smartphones in the workplace for police and government workers in an effort to prevent information leaks, according to a document that was itself leaked,

Kazakhstan bans smartphones for police, civil servants
Barsakelmes Natural Reserve in Kazakhstan. Photo courtesy of zapovedniki-mira.com
UNESCO adds Kazakhstani site to list of biosphere reserves

A Kazakhstani site has been added to the UNESCO list of protected biosphere nature reserves.

UNESCO adds Kazakhstani site to list of biosphere reserves
Results of the March parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan
Ruling party seals expected victory in Kazakhstan vote

Nur Otan, the ruling party of energy-rich Kazakhstan, secured a landslide victory in parliamentary elections.

Ruling party seals expected victory in Kazakhstan vote
©Turar Kazangapov
Central Asia strongman regimes challenged by stuttering economy

Now authorities across ex-Soviet Central Asia are facing an unexpected legitimacy test as falling oil prices and Russia's recession.

Central Asia strongman regimes challenged by stuttering economy

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