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Strongman's death stirs uncertainty in Uzbekistan and region
Strongman's death stirs uncertainty in Uzbekistan and region

The death of Uzbek leader Islam Karimov after 27 years in charge with no clear successor lined up plunges his homeland into uncertainty.

Strongman's death stirs uncertainty in Uzbekistan and region
Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal
Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal

Ukraine said Thursday it had reached an agreement with the US-based electric giant Westinghouse to build a nuclear fuel production unit.

Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal
Emomali Rakhmon. ©RIA Novosti
Tajikistan to hold key referendum in May

Tajikistan is to hold a referendum in May that is expected to let President Emomali Rakhmon stay in office.

Tajikistan to hold key referendum in May
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Solar power plant developed by Nazarbayev University researchers and SunPower presented in Astana

A solar power plant SunPower Oasis C-7 has been presented in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.

Solar power plant developed by Nazarbayev University researchers and SunPower presented in Astana
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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
Clinton snaps at Merkel heels in 'powerful women' list
Clinton snaps at Merkel heels in 'powerful women' list

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops the Forbes list of the world's most powerful women for the fifth straight year but Hillary Clinton is snapping at her heels.

Clinton snaps at Merkel heels in 'powerful women' list
Soldiers of Kazakhstan's army. ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan's army ranks 80th in Global Firepower Index

Kazakhstan’s army has been ranked 80th in the updated Global Firepower Index.

Kazakhstan's army ranks 80th in Global Firepower Index
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Kazakhstan suspends power supplies to Russia over rouble depreciation

Kazakhstan is looking for alternative markets for its coal as Russia is seeking to replace Kazakhstan’s coal with coal mined at Russia’s Kuzbass.

Kazakhstan suspends power supplies to Russia over rouble depreciation
Russian warplanes send 'great power' message: NATO
Russian warplanes send 'great power' message: NATO

Russia's recent military flights into European airspace are meant to demonstrate to the West that the country is a "great power".

Russian warplanes send 'great power' message: NATO
Almazbek Atambayev of Kyrgyzstan and Nurstulan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan. ©Presidential press-service of Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan agree on power supplies

In winter Kyrgyzstan used to rely on its own power capacities, however this year Kyrgyzstan is facing an unprecedented shortage of power. The estimated shortage this coming winter stands at around 2 billion kilowatt-hours.

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan agree on power supplies
Iran issues 'red lines' ahead of key nuclear talks
Iran issues 'red lines' ahead of key nuclear talks

Iran's supreme leader reiteratedhis country's "red lines" in negotiations with world powers over its controversial nuclear programme.

Iran issues 'red lines' ahead of key nuclear talks
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Kazakhstan and Russia endorse agreement on construction of nuclear power plant

Kazakhstani and Russian officials have endorsed an agreement on joint construction of a nuclear power plant.

Kazakhstan and Russia endorse agreement on construction of nuclear power plant
Japan places political star at heart of nuclear revival
Japan places political star at heart of nuclear revival

Japanese Prime Minister may have hoped that a 40-year-old mother-of-two with impeccable political pedigree might prove the acceptable face of nuclear power.

Japan places political star at heart of nuclear revival
Government building. Photo ©Turar Kazangapov
Nazarbayev on decentralization of powers in Kazakhstan

President of Kazakhstan spoke to the Parliament about the necessity to transfer some powers to local authorities.

Nazarbayev on decentralization of powers in Kazakhstan
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EDF Energy says shuts down nuclear reactors in Britain

EDF Energy said on Monday it had decided to shut down four nuclear reactors at two plants in northern England as a precaution.

EDF Energy says shuts down nuclear reactors in Britain
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Russian Troitskaya power plant fined by Kazakh environmentalists

Russian Troitskaya GRES power plant has been fined $35 thousand by Kazakhstani environmentalists.

Russian Troitskaya power plant fined by Kazakh environmentalists
Medetbek Aitkulov, Director General of the National Power Grid of Kyrgyzstan JSC. ©focus.kg
Kyrgyzstan to rely on Kazakhstan’s power supply for another year

Up to now the country’s northern regions have depended on power supplied from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. In 2015 Kyrgyzstan plans to compete construction of the Datka-Kemin power supply line to link the South and the North of the country.

Kyrgyzstan to rely on Kazakhstan’s power supply for another year
Street lights are seen in front of the illuminated Parthenon temple. ©Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis
Power cuts in Greece amid anti-privatisation strike

Greece faced nationwide power cuts on Thursday as a rolling strike began against government plans to break up the country's main electricity provider.

Power cuts in Greece amid anti-privatisation strike
Restaurant workers try to finish up orders in the kitchen during a blackout in Caracas. ©Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Temporary blackout hits Venezuela, including parts of capital

A power outage hit a wide area of eastern Caracas and several cities in the interior of Venezuela for at least two hours Friday.

Temporary blackout hits Venezuela, including parts of capital
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Kazakhstan focuses on energy saving and efficiency

Kazakhstan intends to step up energy saving and efficiency.

Kazakhstan focuses on energy saving and efficiency