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Nazarbayev instructs government to cut back expenses

Nursultan Nazarbayev has instructed the government and Akims (Mayors) to cut back expenses where possible.

Nazarbayev instructs government to cut back expenses
Kosovo's parliament votes in favour of war crime court
Kosovo's parliament votes in favour of war crime court

Kosovo's parliament amended the constitution to allow the creation of a special EU-backed court to examine war crimes allegedly committed by ethnic Albanian guerrillas during the 1998-1999 war.

Kosovo's parliament votes in favour of war crime court
Greece's Tsipras asks parliament to approve reforms as "national responsibility"
Greece's Tsipras asks parliament to approve reforms as "national responsibility"

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras asked parliament early to approve his reform proposals to creditors as a "national responsibility".

Greece's Tsipras asks parliament to approve reforms as "national responsibility"
Erdogan asks Turkey PM to form new government
Erdogan asks Turkey PM to form new government

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form the next government, over a month after elections where the ruling party lost its overall majority.

Erdogan asks Turkey PM to form new government
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Transfer of powers from President to Parliament and Government takes time: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev reminds that transfer of powers from the President to the Parliament and the Government takes time.

Transfer of powers from President to Parliament and Government takes time: Nazarbayev
Tripoli parliament rejects Libya peace plan, wants more talks
Tripoli parliament rejects Libya peace plan, wants more talks

The parliament in Tripoli rejected a UN proposal to resolve Libya's political crisis but said it wanted to press on with talks toward reaching an accord with its rival in the east of the country.

Tripoli parliament rejects Libya peace plan, wants more talks
Russian MPs pass 'right to be forgotten' Internet law
Russian MPs pass 'right to be forgotten' Internet law

Russian lawmakers passed a bill allowing people to force Internet search engines to remove links to data about them.

Russian MPs pass 'right to be forgotten' Internet law
Ukraine parliament fires powerful security chief
Ukraine parliament fires powerful security chief

Ukraine's parliament fired the powerful head of the SBU state security service after he fell foul of President Petro Poroshenko and became embroiled in a conflict with the nation's chief prosecutor.

Ukraine parliament fires powerful security chief
With wary eye, Turkey readies for return of coalition rule
With wary eye, Turkey readies for return of coalition rule

Turkey is preparing for a return to coalition government after 13 years of one-party rule by the Justice and Development Party (AKP).

With wary eye, Turkey readies for return of coalition rule
Turkey PM says to seek coalition after majority loss
Turkey PM says to seek coalition after majority loss

Turkey's ruling party will talk to the opposition on forming a coalition government after it lost its overall parliamentary majority in legislative elections.

Turkey PM says to seek coalition after majority loss
During the meeting of Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev and Valentina Matvienko. Photo courtesy of the press office of Russian Federation Council.
Kazakhstan's Senate Speaker Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev meets with Chairman of Russian Federation Council in Moscow

Chairman of the Kazakh Senate Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev had a meeting with Chairman of Russia’s Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko.

Kazakhstan's Senate Speaker Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev meets with Chairman of Russian Federation Council in Moscow
Turkey ruling party set to lose parliament majority: results

Turkey's Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party is on course to win general election but with a reduced share of the vote and is set to lose its parliamentary majority.

Turkey ruling party set to lose parliament majority: results
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
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Kazakhstan MPs speak about Kazakhstan's Government

Members of the lower chamber of Kazakhstan’s Parliament - the Majilis - shared their opinion about the work of the Kazakh Government.

Kazakhstan MPs speak about Kazakhstan's Government
Britain's parliament more gay and diverse after election
Britain's parliament more gay and diverse after election

With more female, gay and ethnic minority background lawmakers than ever before, the new House of Commons following May 7's general election has never looked more diverse.

Britain's parliament more gay and diverse after election
David Cameron and Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of Akorda.
Nazarbayev congratulates Conservatives leader David Cameron on his party's election victory

Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram to the leader of the Conservatives Party David Cameron congratulating him on the win of his party in the UK parliamentary elections.

Nazarbayev congratulates Conservatives leader David Cameron on his party's election victory
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Adilbek Zhaksybekov reappointed Astana's Mayor

Adilbek Zhaksybekov has been re-elected to the post of the Mayor of Astana city, Kazakhstan's capital.

Adilbek Zhaksybekov reappointed Astana's Mayor
Vyacheslav Abramov and Marat Shibutov ©Tengrinews
Political analyst in Kazakhstan predicts increased role of Mazhilis after presidential election

Political analysts explain high voter turnout in the presidential election in Kazakhstan and predict future developments in the Central Asian country.

Political analyst in Kazakhstan predicts increased role of Mazhilis after presidential election
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Kazakh deputy demands answers from National Bank for pension losses

Kazakhstan MP asks the National Bank why 90 billion tenge ($484 million) were written off from pension accounts.

Kazakh deputy demands answers from National Bank for pension losses
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Nazarbayev speaks reforms, including moving powers from President to Parliament

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke about five institutional reforms he envisions for Kazakhstan that would ensure its move towards a developed and harmonious society.

Nazarbayev speaks reforms, including moving powers from President to Parliament