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Bolivia leader -- an ex-child worker -- opposes child labor age President Evo Morales said Monday he opposed any outright ban on child labor or setting a minimum age for workers in Bolivia -- as a former child worker, himself.
24 декабря 2013
Pakistan court says it cannot lift Musharraf travel ban A Pakistani court on Monday said it was unable to lift a travel ban on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, a day before his trial for treason was due to start.
23 декабря 2013
Uganda adopts tough anti-gay bill Uganda's parliament on Friday adopted an anti-homosexuality bill that will see repeat offenders jailed for life, sparking an international outcry as lawmakers hailed it as a victory against "evil".
21 декабря 2013
Azamat Tenizbayev (L). Photo courtesy of the sportsman's personal page in VKontakte Kazakh teen released on bail is electronically tagged in London The Kazakh teenager, arrested on charges of sexual harassment, was released on bailed but has to wear an ankle monitoring bracelet.
20 декабря 2013
©Yaroslav Radlovsky Toyota spare parts traders refuse to import goods from Russia Almaty Toyota spare part traders say that the scheme proposed by official Toyota brand representative in Kazakhstan is cost-inefficient .
16 декабря 2013
©Reuters/Larry Downing US to cut funding on Turkish Chinese-missile purchase The US Congress is set to adopt a law next week forbidding Turkey from using American funds to acquire a $4 billion missile system from a Chinese company blacklisted by Washington.
14 декабря 2013
Wine dealer 'lied over fake vintages': US trial Renowned wine collector Rudy Kurniawan forged some of the finest vintages in the world, a series of French experts told his New York fraud trial Thursday.
13 декабря 2013
©Reuters Kazakhstan Financial Police insists on capping cash-outs Kazakhstan Agency for Fighting Economic and Corruption Crimes (the Financial Police) is calling the Government to introduce restrictions for cash withdrawals.
13 декабря 2013
Mexican congressmen applaud after Mexico Congress approves the biggest oil sector shake-up in the lower house in Mexico City December 12, 2013. ©Reuters/Henry Romero Mexico's Congress approves historic oil reform Mexico's Congress approved historic energy reform Thursday aimed at luring foreign oil firms back into the country and ending the state's 75-year-old monopoly following a heated debate.
13 декабря 2013
Australia's top court overrules gay marriage in capital Australia's High Court on Thursday struck down gay marriage in the nation's capital where dozens have wed under a landmark law, ruling that parliament must decide whether to approve same-sex unions.
13 декабря 2013
Chris Smith, the author of the legislation. ©Reuters/Bruno Domingos US House votes to get tough on child abduction The US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to punish countries that do not promptly return abducted children, upping pressure in an issue that has soured relations with Japan and other allies.
12 декабря 2013
India's top court upholds law criminalising gay sex India's Supreme Court Wednesday upheld a colonial-era law criminalising homosexuality in a landmark judgment that crushes activists' hopes for guarantees on sexual freedom in the world's biggest democracy.
11 декабря 2013
Uruguay becomes world's first country to legalize marijuana trade Uruguay's Senate has approved ground-breaking legislation legalizing marijuana, becoming the first nation in the world to oversee the production and sale of the drug.
11 декабря 2013
©Reuters/Olivia Harris Star wine dealer goes on trial for fraud in NYC Star Indonesian-born wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan went on trial in New York Monday, accused of blending ordinary wines into fake vintages in his California kitchen to sell to wealthy collectors.
10 декабря 2013
Elton John challenges Russian gay ban from stage British pop icon Elton John escaped serious criticism in Russia on Saturday after using a sold-out Moscow concert to challenge a highly contentious law banning the "propaganda of homosexuality" to minors.
09 декабря 2013
Japanese parliament passes controversial secrets law Japan's parliament on Friday adopted a law on protecting state secrets despite a public outcry, with strong opposition from the media and academics who fear it will infringe on the right to information and free expression.
07 декабря 2013
Chinese director Zhang Yimou. ©Reuters/Barry Huang Chinese filmmaker faces billion-yuan lawsuit over children Top Chinese film director Zhang Yimou is facing a billion-yuan lawsuit after violating the country's controversial one-child policy, state media reported Friday.
06 декабря 2013
Kazakhstan's President Nursulatn Nazarbayev. ©Marat Abilov Nazarbayev signs bill raising taxes Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, has signed the bill raising taxes.
06 декабря 2013
Photo courtesy of scmp .com China anti-corruption activist beaten by police: lawyers A Chinese anti-corruption activist put on trial in what campaign groups say is a crackdown on dissent was beaten by police while in detention, lawyers said Thursday.
05 декабря 2013
Almaty Toyota spare parts traders asking to permit parallel imports Owners of dozens of Toyota spare parts shops that were closed down in the end of November have applied to the Kazakhstan Government asking to permit parallel imports of the original spare parts.
05 декабря 2013

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