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Britain's Cameron could make EU unravel: Van Rompuy

British Prime Minister David Cameron's attempts to win back powers from the European Union could cause the 27-nation bloc to fall apart.

Britain's Cameron could make EU unravel: Van Rompuy
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WTO approves membership for Tajikistan

The World Trade Organization on Monday approved Tajikistan's 11-year struggle to join the UN's global trade body, paving the way for the Central Asian nation to become its 159th member.

WTO approves membership for Tajikistan
Abbas wins UN 'birth certificate' for Palestine state
Abbas wins UN 'birth certificate' for Palestine state

The UN General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to make Palestine a non-member state, inflicting a major diplomatic defeat on the United States and Israel.

Abbas wins UN 'birth certificate' for Palestine state
Meeting of the UN Human Rights Council. ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan became member of UN Human Rights Council

The elections of the new Council members for 2013-2015 were held during the 67th session of the UN General Assembly on November 12 in New York.

Kazakhstan became member of UN Human Rights Council
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Palestinian UN bid on Nov 29: Abbas

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has announced that the Palestinian Authority will present its bid for non-state UN membership, despite US and Israeli opposition.

Palestinian UN bid on Nov 29: Abbas
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Kazakhstan mulls becoming UN Human Rights Council member

Kazakhstan has presented itself as a candidate for membership in the UN Human Rights Council from Asian-Pacific States for 2013-2015.

Kazakhstan mulls becoming UN Human Rights Council member
Obama tells Abbas of opposition to UN move
Obama tells Abbas of opposition to UN move

US President Barack Obama told Mahmud Abbas on Sunday that his administration opposes a Palestinian bid for non-state membership of the UN.

Obama tells Abbas of opposition to UN move
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Economic minnow Laos set to join WTO club

After years of preparation, communist Laos is on the verge of joining the World Trade Organisation, a milestone that the small landlocked nation owes to a slew of reforms it must now enforce.

Economic minnow Laos set to join WTO club
Yerzhan Kazykhanov met with Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova. Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry
Kazakhstan to run for membership in UNESCO World Heritage Committee

Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov met with Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova who arrived in Kazakhstan with her first official visit.

Kazakhstan to run for membership in UNESCO World Heritage Committee
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Imported goods will be cheaper when Kazakhstan enters WTO

Kazakhstan's entry into the World Trade Organization will result in imported goods prices cut.

Imported goods will be cheaper when Kazakhstan enters WTO
Kazakhstan entered G8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction
Kazakhstan entered G8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction

Kazakhstan's entrance as a recipient country was officially announced at the meeting of the organization's experts in Washington.

Kazakhstan entered G8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction
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Massimov to submit Kazakhstan's application for OECD membership in Paris

During his visit to Paris Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Karim Massimov will submit Kazakhstan's application for a membership in the OECD.

Massimov to submit Kazakhstan's application for OECD membership in Paris