Known mainly for its steelworks, the gritty industrial hub of Kosice in east Slovakia is hard at work reforging itself as a centre of creativity and the arts as it enters 2013 with the tag "European Capital of Culture".
The Shard -- western Europe's tallest skyscraper -- opens its viewing platform to the public on February 1, giving unrivalled views over London and defiantly snubbing critics of the gigantic tower.
Cosmetics giant L'Oreal on Wednesday opened its biggest factory in the world in Indonesia, as it seeks to profit from strong demand for beauty products in fast-growing Asia.
Medals are up for grabs in cycling and swimming on Saturday after a spectacular opening ceremony to the London Olympics was watched by more than one billion TV viewers.
From the 10,490 athletes heading to London, to the flock of 70 sheep taking part in the opening ceremony on July 27, AFP takes a look at the 2012 Olympic Games in numbers.
FIDE (World Chess Federation) will open a chess academy in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan.
Church bells, bicycle bells, handbells, ship's bells, and even mobile phones will sound across Britain in a "cacophonous, amazing sound" to mark the start of the Olympics.
Kazakhstan President will arrive in Almaty on December 1.
A new dome will be installed in an old church in Kostanay and this church will be targeted on disabled people.
A new monumental statuary composition called Kazakhstan was opened in Almaty First President’s Garden.
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