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I'm no saint or icon, says Myanmar's Suu Kyi Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday insisted she was no saint and no icon, saying she disliked the titles and had always seen herself as an honest politician.
28 ноября 2013
The caricature of the Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan Asylzhan Mamytbekov. ©Marat Abilov Caricatures of famous Kazakhstan figures presented in Astana Caricatures of prominent Kazakhstan figures have been presented at the exhibition in Astana.
26 ноября 2013
US marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination With flags fluttering at half-staff, the United States paused Friday to mourn President John F. Kennedy and a generation's shattered dreams, cut down 50 years ago by an assassin's bullet.
23 ноября 2013
High-stakes Iran nuclear talks to resume Iran and world powers resume talks on Wednesday seeking a landmark breakthrough over Tehran's nuclear programme that also satisfies sceptical hardliners in Washington, Israel and the Islamic republic.
20 ноября 2013
Turkish parliament lifts ban on women lawmakers wearing trousers Turkish parliament has lifted a ban on women lawmakers wearing trousers in the assembly, shortly after a major government reform allowed them to don Islamic headscarves.
15 ноября 2013
Amid poison claims, ex-Brazil president exhumed The remains of Joao Goulart, ousted as Brazilian president ahead of the 1964-85 military dictatorship, were Wednesday exhumed to determine if he was poisoned.
14 ноября 2013
Photo © Ria Novosti Putin and Nazarbayev sign Treaty on Good-Neighborliness and Alliance in 21 Century The Treaty on Good-Neighborliness and Alliance in the 21 Century was signed by Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin.
13 ноября 2013
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin. Photo © Ria Novosti Putin acknowledges that Kazakhstan outinvestes Russia President of Russia Vladimir Putin told Nursultan Nazarbayev that Kazakhstan invested $700 million more into Russia than Russia did into Kazakhstan in 2012.
13 ноября 2013
US, Israel 'lose UNESCO voting rights' The United States and Israel lost their UNESCO voting rights Friday after suspending funding to the organisation in 2011 over Palestinian admission, a source from the UN agency.
09 ноября 2013
Bakhyt Sultanov. ©Yaroslav Radlovsky New Finance Minister appointed in Kazakhstan Bakhyt Sultanov has been appointed the new Minister of Finance in Kazakhstan.
06 ноября 2013
Bolat Zhamishev. ©Yaroslav Radlovsky Zhamishev appointed Minister of Regional Development of Kazakhstan Bolat Zhamishev has been appointed Minister of Regional Development of Kazakhstan.
06 ноября 2013
©Reuters/Jon Woo China official suspended over $115,000 pig trotter tab A Chinese Communist Party official has been suspended after running up unpaid bills of $115,000 at a speciality pig trotter restaurant.
28 октября 2013
©Reuters/Peter Barnes Top Labor figure lashes out at 'bastard' Australia ex-PM Australia's former attorney-general has launched a scathing attack on Labor colleague and ex-prime minister Kevin Rudd, calling him a rude and disorganised "bastard" who should quit parliament.
17 октября 2013
Bo trial shows obedience is the goal for Beijing: analysts The conviction of disgraced top politician Bo Xilai was less about eradicating ubiquitous corruption in China and more about warning Communist Party cadres to stay loyal to the new leadership or suffer the consequences.
23 сентября 2013
McCain op-ed to Russia: Putin 'doesn't believe in you' US Senator John McCain penned a blistering column for Russian media, telling the Russian people that their President Vladimir Putin is a dissent-quashing tyrant who "doesn't believe in you."
19 сентября 2013
Twitter a crucial political tool, despite risks Presidents and prime ministers, South American strongmen and nearly the entire US Congress have used Twitter to press their political platforms.
15 сентября 2013
Poker face: McCain plays phone game at Syria debate Perhaps he was thinking about doubling down in the Middle East?
04 сентября 2013
Former Argentine President Carlos Menem. ©REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian Argentine ex-president Menem back on trial at 83 Argentina's ex-president Carlos Menem was back in court for a new trial Monday, this time for allegedly falsifying his personal tax returns.
04 сентября 2013
Askar Beisenbayev. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz Vice-Speaker of Kazakhstan Senate elected Askar Beissenbayev has been elected Vice Speaker of the Kazakhstan Senate.
03 сентября 2013
Photo courtesy of torange-fr.com China graft fight goes higher, and more political China's anti-corruption campaign is ensnaring ever more senior figures, with speculation now swirling about the powerful former security tsar.
03 сентября 2013

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