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Nazarbayev endorses ratification of extradition treaty between Kazakhstan and Bulgaria

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has endorsed the law On ratification of treaty between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Bulgaria on extradition

Nazarbayev endorses ratification of extradition treaty between Kazakhstan and Bulgaria
Strident Obama says gun control laws will change
Strident Obama says gun control laws will change

US President Barack Obama voiced confidence that a "shocked and heartbroken" nation would eventually tighten permissive gun laws.

Strident Obama says gun control laws will change
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Russian MPs back 'right to be forgotten online' law

Russia's lower house of parliament gave initial backing to a bill requiring Internet search sites to remove access to inaccurate and outdated personal information.

Russian MPs back 'right to be forgotten online' law
Putin signs off on amnesty for hidden assets
Putin signs off on amnesty for hidden assets

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law an amnesty for people who illegally spirited funds out of the country.

Putin signs off on amnesty for hidden assets
Colombia limits presidents to single term
Colombia limits presidents to single term

Colombia's Congress has voted to bar presidents from seeking re-election.

Colombia limits presidents to single term
100 steps to reform: Kazakhstan develops comprehensive plan

A comprehensive plan to implement Nazarbayev's five reforms has been released in Kazakhstan.

100 steps to reform: Kazakhstan develops comprehensive plan
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Kazakhstan mulls limiting cash transactions for sole proprietors

Kazakhstan mulls limiting cash transactions between sole proprietors to 1,000 MCI or 1,982,000 tenge ($10,667).

Kazakhstan mulls limiting cash transactions for sole proprietors
Italy to vote on radical overhaul of electoral system
Italy to vote on radical overhaul of electoral system

Italy's lower house of parliament is due to take a final vote on a bill to radically overhaul the electoral system aimed at ending decades of political instability.

Italy to vote on radical overhaul of electoral system
Malaysian opposition activists held after May Day protest
Malaysian opposition activists held after May Day protest

More than two dozen protesters including a leading human rights activist and opposition politicians were detained overnight in Malaysia.

Malaysian opposition activists held after May Day protest
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Mobile phone calls to become cheaper in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Investments and Development plans to continue lowering the mobile phone tariffs in Kazakhstan.

Mobile phone calls to become cheaper in Kazakhstan
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Right to be forgotten discussed in Kazakhstan's Majilis

The so-called 'right to be forgotten', which allows individuals to have information, videos or photographs that infringe on their privacy deleted from Internet records, was discussed by Kazakhstan's Majilis.

Right to be forgotten discussed in Kazakhstan's Majilis
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Crowding, boxer and Internet: presidential election in Kazakhstan

This year's election in Kazakhstan will be remembered for crowding due to high voter turnout, the use of social media and Internet, and an unlikely celebrity observer at one of Astana's polling stations.

Crowding, boxer and Internet: presidential election in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstani accused of molestation for tapping policewoman on shoulder in Dubai

Mr Baimoldin, a 49-year-old Kazakhstani, is facing 6 months in jail for touching an Emirati policewoman on the shoulder in Dubai, UAE.

Kazakhstani accused of molestation for tapping policewoman on shoulder in Dubai
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International expert suggests changes to Kazakhstan electoral rules

International expert suggests changes to be made in the Kazakhstani electoral rules, especially with regards to ballot-stuffing and passive voting right.

International expert suggests changes to Kazakhstan electoral rules
French MPs mull new spy laws in wake of attacks
French MPs mull new spy laws in wake of attacks

More than three months after Islamist attacks in Paris that killed 17, French MPs will debate controversial new laws allowing spies to hoover up data from suspected jihadists.

French MPs mull new spy laws in wake of attacks
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Activists file Facebook class action suit in Austria

An Austrian law graduate spearheading a class action case against Facebook for alleged privacy breaches officially filed the suit in a Vienna court.

Activists file Facebook class action suit in Austria
Hundreds protest Islamic law in Australia
Hundreds protest Islamic law in Australia

Protesters waving Australian flags and carrying signs such as "Yes Australia. No Sharia" rallied around the country.

Hundreds protest Islamic law in Australia
Apple CEO Tim Cook. ©REUTERS
Apple CEO Tim Cook slams US 'dangerous discrimination' laws

Apple chief Tim Cook slammed what he called a wave of "dangerous" laws in several US states that he said promote discrimination and erode equality.

Apple CEO Tim Cook slams US 'dangerous discrimination' laws
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Access to social networks may be blocked before election day in Kazakhstan

Access to social networking websites may be blocked in Kazakhstan on the campaigning silence day before the elections should the rules of campaigning be violated.

Access to social networks may be blocked before election day in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan to eliminate discrimation against disabled persons

Kazakhstan is on its way to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as part of the move to eliminate discrimination against the disabled.

Kazakhstan to eliminate discrimation against disabled persons