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EU agrees anti-tax evasion deal
EU agrees anti-tax evasion deal

The EU agreed a raft of anti-tax evasion measures to make it harder for multinationals to shift profits to countries with lower taxes.

EU agrees anti-tax evasion deal
China sets death penalty threshold in graft cases
China sets death penalty threshold in graft cases

Corruption cases involving three million yuan ($463,000) or more may incur the death penalty in future.

China sets death penalty threshold in graft cases
French MPs set to approve contested ban on paying for sex
French MPs set to approve contested ban on paying for sex

French lawmakers are looking to outlaw sex for money and impose fines of up to 3,500 euros on prostitutes' clients.

French MPs set to approve contested ban on paying for sex
Israel supreme court strikes down landmark gas deal
Israel supreme court strikes down landmark gas deal

Israel's top court on Sunday struck down a landmark deal regulating exploitation of Mediterranean gas reserves, in a major defeat for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel supreme court strikes down landmark gas deal
In US gun control, not all laws are equal
In US gun control, not all laws are equal

Gun deaths in the United States can be slashed by 90 percent through universal application of laws requiring background checks of buyers.

In US gun control, not all laws are equal
New Zealand bans 'zero hour' contracts
New Zealand bans 'zero hour' contracts

New Zealand has passed legislation banning 'zero hour' contractsto end the use of deals criticised as exploitative.

New Zealand bans 'zero hour' contracts
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LGBT human rights: freedom or infringement in Kazakhstan?

Article 19, the UK's human rights organization proposed introducing a concept of an anti-LGBT crime to the Kazakhstani Criminal Code.

LGBT human rights: freedom or infringement in Kazakhstan?
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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
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$1.5 million database for orphans and potential parents: Dealing with corruption in orphanages

Prosecutor General's Office suggests a database as a solution for adoption related issues and crimes.

$1.5 million database for orphans and potential parents: Dealing with corruption in orphanages
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Kazakhstan's environmental standards for TPP three times behind Europe

The environmental requirements for thermal power plants in Kazakhstan are two or three times lower than in Europe.

Kazakhstan's environmental standards for TPP three times behind Europe
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Victims relief fund to be created in Kazakhstan

A specialized relief fund for victims will be opened in Kazakhstan.

Victims relief fund to be created in Kazakhstan
Five Guantanamo prisoners released to Kazakhstan
Five Guantanamo prisoners released to Kazakhstan

Five Guantanamo detainees have been released to Kazakhstan.

Five Guantanamo prisoners released to Kazakhstan
Illustration © tengrinews.kz.
EEU to sign agreements on protection of intellectual property in 2015

Kazakhstan Minister of Justice Berik Imashev observed recent trends in registration and protection of trademarks, copyrights and other types of intellectual property in Kazakhstan.

EEU to sign agreements on protection of intellectual property in 2015
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Kazcosmos to develop electronic tagging devices for Kazakhstan

Electronic tagging devices may be developed locally in Kazakhstan by its space agency Kazcosmos.

Kazcosmos to develop electronic tagging devices for Kazakhstan
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Headscarf ban in West Kazakhstan prevents girl from entering school

A six-year old girl in West Kazakhstan cannot go to school because of the ban on headwear in the school's charter. Parents of the girl filed a lawsuit citing the Constitution but lost. They are going to appeal.

Headscarf ban in West Kazakhstan prevents girl from entering school
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Mobile phones to be used to make payments

The new legislation will cover new types of payments. It will set a legal framework for mobile carriers to make payments, using the subscribers’ accounts: Central Bank official.

Mobile phones to be used to make payments
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Advocacy group urges Kazakhstan to abolish death penalty

Penal Reform International believes Kazakhstan should abolish the death penalty completely, even though there is a moratorium on capital punishment in the country.

Advocacy group urges Kazakhstan to abolish death penalty
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Kazakh Ministry of Energy proposes installing metering devices on oil and gas wells

The Minister of Energy says there is a need for monitoring devices on Kazakhstan's oil and gas wells.

Kazakh Ministry of Energy proposes installing metering devices on oil and gas wells
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Third of surveyed Kazakhstanis do not believe in combating corruption

A third of the surveyed Kazakhstanis do no believe in the effectiveness of combating corruption in Kazakhstan.

Third of surveyed Kazakhstanis do not believe in combating corruption
Kairat Kelimbetov ©pm.kz
Kazakhstan should adjust its legislation for Islamic finance: Kelimbetov

Head of Kazakhstan National Bank Kairat Kelimbetov spoke about the stages of development of Islamic finance in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan should adjust its legislation for Islamic finance: Kelimbetov