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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of kremlin.ru/
Nazarbayev talks to Putin on phone

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Nazarbayev talks to Putin on phone
Akorda, the residence of Kazakhstan's President. ©Turar Kazangapov
Presidents of Czech Republic and Uzbekistan to pay official visit to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev will meet with the President of Czech Republic Milos Zeman and the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.

Presidents of Czech Republic and Uzbekistan to pay official visit to Kazakhstan
Danial Akhmetov. Photo courtesy of eurasiancommission.org.
New Governor of East Kazakhstan Oblast appointed

Danial Akhmetov has been appointed Governor of East Kazakhstan Oblast.

New Governor of East Kazakhstan Oblast appointed
Karim Massimov meets Georgian PM
Karim Massimov meets Georgian PM

Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Karim Massimov met with Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili during his official visit to Kazakhstan.

Karim Massimov meets Georgian PM
Didier Burkhalter. Photo courtesy of novostipmr.com
Swiss President to pay official visit to Kazakhstan

President of Switzerland Didier Burkhalter will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan on November 20.

Swiss President to pay official visit to Kazakhstan
Republicans fume over report Obama may shut Guantanamo
Republicans fume over report Obama may shut Guantanamo

President Barack Obama is considering shutting Guantanamo and transferring its terror-suspect detainees to US soil.

Republicans fume over report Obama may shut Guantanamo
Yemen names new PM, who is rejected by rebels
Yemen names new PM, who is rejected by rebels

Yemen's president named his chief of staff as premier, a move rejected by Shiite rebels who overran the capital two weeks ago.

Yemen names new PM, who is rejected by rebels
Brazil primed for closest election in decades
Brazil primed for closest election in decades

Brazil's presidential elections are likely to be the closest in a generation, but polls suggest leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff will secure a second term after a run-off.

Brazil primed for closest election in decades
Photo © Tengrinews.kz
Kazakhstan offers Singapore to mutually abolish visa regime

Kazakhstan has offered Singapore to have a visa free regime between the countries.

Kazakhstan offers Singapore to mutually abolish visa regime
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaeyv, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Photo © RIA Novosti
Putin discusses sanctions and bans with Nazarbayev and Lukashenko

President of Russia Vladimir Putin has discussed trade and economic harmonization in the context to Russia’s ban of Western imports of food with Kazakhstan and Belarus.

Putin discusses sanctions and bans with Nazarbayev and Lukashenko
Chinese leader seeks to woo Latin America
Chinese leader seeks to woo Latin America

Chinese President Xi Jinping presses a charm offensive with Latin American leaders on Thursday, highlighting Beijing's growing interest in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States.

Chinese leader seeks to woo Latin America
Putin, Kirchner seek 'multipolarity' in Argentina visit
Putin, Kirchner seek 'multipolarity' in Argentina visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Argentine counterpart Cristina Kirchner called for a multipolar world order as Moscow sought to boost ties with Latin America amid heightened East-West tensions.

Putin, Kirchner seek 'multipolarity' in Argentina visit
Putin in Cuba to rekindle Latin America ties
Putin in Cuba to rekindle Latin America ties

President Vladimir Putin visited Russia's Cold War ally Cuba on Friday, launching a tour that will see him cozy up to Latin America amid newly frayed relations with the West.

Putin in Cuba to rekindle Latin America ties
Howard Baker. ©Reuters/Yuriko Nakao
'Great Conciliator' Howard Baker dies in US

Howard Baker, a former United States Senate majority leader and presidential contender known for his ability to achieve compromise across the political aisle, died on Thursday. He was 88.

'Great Conciliator' Howard Baker dies in US
Hillary Clinton. ©Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
Out of touch? Hillary Clinton hits back after wealth gaffe

Hillary Clinton sought to nuance her remark that she and ex-president husband Bill were "dead broke" when they left the White House, insisting she was not out of touch.

Out of touch? Hillary Clinton hits back after wealth gaffe
D-Day spirit ignites Ukraine peace hopes
D-Day spirit ignites Ukraine peace hopes

Russia and Ukraine appeared to have made a long-awaited breakthrough in efforts to resolve a damaging crisis in their relations after conciliatory talks on the sidelines of Friday's D-Day anniversary ceremonies.

D-Day spirit ignites Ukraine peace hopes
G7 leaders take tough message to Putin on Ukraine
G7 leaders take tough message to Putin on Ukraine

Western leaders said they stood united Thursday ahead of their first direct meetings with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Ukraine, with President Barack Obama giving him a month to back down or face more sanctions.

G7 leaders take tough message to Putin on Ukraine
China's Xi and Russia's Putin meet facing West's criticism
China's Xi and Russia's Putin meet facing West's criticism

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday held talks with visiting Russian leader Vladimir Putin, as the two powers seek to build ties in the face of Western criticism and territorial disputes.

China's Xi and Russia's Putin meet facing West's criticism
Jeb Stuart Magruder. ©Reuters/Jim Ruymen
Watergate conspirator Jeb Magruder dies

Jeb Magruder, the Nixon White House aide imprisoned for his role in the Watergate scandal who later claimed he overheard the president order the break-in, has died. He was 79.

Watergate conspirator Jeb Magruder dies
Abdiraiym Bakytzhan Zharylkasynuly. Photo courtesy of mod.gov.kz
Bakytzhan Abdiraiym appointed Vice-Minister of Justice

Abdiraiym Bakytzhan has been appointed Deputy Minister of Justice of Kazakhstan.

Bakytzhan Abdiraiym appointed Vice-Minister of Justice