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Hollande says 'no time to lose' in fighting IS
Hollande says 'no time to lose' in fighting IS

Francois Hollande said there was "no time to lose" in fighting jihadists in Iraq and called for a total backing for moderate rebels in Syria.

Hollande says 'no time to lose' in fighting IS
China's Xi begins South Asia tour in Maldives
China's Xi begins South Asia tour in Maldives

China's Presidentnwas in the Maldives beginning a three-nation tour of South Asia with a historic visit to an island paradise gaining a new reputation.

China's Xi begins South Asia tour in Maldives
President Nursultan Nazarbayev and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. © RIA Novosti
President Nursultan Nazarbayev meets his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss Ukraine

Apart from Ukraine, the sides discussed the current issues of bilateral relations between the two nations, as well as Eurasian integration and further development of the Customs Union.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev meets his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss Ukraine
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President Nazarbayev meets his China’s counterpart Xi Jinping

The two nations have been actively cooperating in the energy realm. As of now about 20% of oil produced in Kazakhstan is extracted by China’s companies: President Nazarbayev.

President Nazarbayev meets his China’s counterpart Xi Jinping
Rousseff in Rio slum visit as poll gap closes
Rousseff in Rio slum visit as poll gap closes

Brazil President visited a Rio slum as latest polls showed her gaining ground against ecologist rival Marina Silva ahead ofpresidential elections.

Rousseff in Rio slum visit as poll gap closes
Zambian president makes first public appearance in 3 months
Zambian president makes first public appearance in 3 months

Zambian President has appeared in public, his first appearances since speculation about his poor health started three months ago.

Zambian president makes first public appearance in 3 months
Outgoing Afghan president downsizes retirement home
Outgoing Afghan president downsizes retirement home

Afghan President has decided a lavish residence specially built for his imminent retirement is too big and he will move into a more modest home instead.

Outgoing Afghan president downsizes retirement home
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Iranian President talks about Islamic Civilization at Nazarbayev University

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has delivered a lecture to the students of Astana-based Nazarbayev University on September 9.

Iranian President talks about Islamic Civilization at Nazarbayev University
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President Nazarbayev on Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway link to be shortly launched

According to him, through this railway link Iran “could tap into Russian and Chinese markets, whereas Kazakhstan will get an access to all the states of the Persian Gulf”.

President Nazarbayev on Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway link to be shortly launched
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Kazakhstan and Iran discuss renewal of oil swaps

Kazakhstan is thinking of a number of investment projects involving the Iranian side in Kyzylorda oblast: plans are afoot to launch a glass making facility, a facility to produce alumina, and a leach plant in Karaganda oblast: President Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan and Iran discuss renewal of oil swaps
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President Nazarbayev meets his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani

Kazakhstan views Iran as a major foreign partner and a peaceful neighbor on the shores of the Caspian Sea: President Nazarbayev.

President Nazarbayev meets his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani
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Nazarbayev appoints ambassadors to Kuwait and Israel

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has appointed ambassadors to Kuwait and Israel.

Nazarbayev appoints ambassadors to Kuwait and Israel
Clinton says will decide White House run early 2015
Clinton says will decide White House run early 2015

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said she would likely decide whether she will join the 2016 presidential race by the start of next year.

Clinton says will decide White House run early 2015
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Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev meets US Congressmen

The sides broached the strategic nature of the US-Kazakh relations and dynamic development of the trade and economic cooperation.

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev meets US Congressmen
Hollande hits all-time low in new opinion poll
Hollande hits all-time low in new opinion poll

Confidence in embattled French President Francois Hollande has plunged to a new all-time low of 13 percent.

Hollande hits all-time low in new opinion poll
From hot water to cold: Hollande named for IceBucketChallenge
From hot water to cold: Hollande named for IceBucketChallenge

Prince Albert of Monaco decided that now was a good time to nominate French President Francois Hollande for the Ice Bucket Challenge.

From hot water to cold: Hollande named for IceBucketChallenge
Afghan election close to failure as Abdullah sets deadline
Afghan election close to failure as Abdullah sets deadline

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Monday issued another ultimatum over the disputed election result.

Afghan election close to failure as Abdullah sets deadline
Silva poll charge forces Brazil poll rivals' rethink
Silva poll charge forces Brazil poll rivals' rethink

Environmentalist Marina Silva sending a threatened Dilma Rousseff, the incumbent, into attack mode with the elections a month away.

Silva poll charge forces Brazil poll rivals' rethink
President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo © Tengrinews
Nazarbayev appoints ambassadors to Germany, Romania, Cambodia and Laos

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has appointed a number of new ambassadors of Kazakhstan.

Nazarbayev appoints ambassadors to Germany, Romania, Cambodia and Laos
France's scorned former first lady to publish kiss-and-tell
France's scorned former first lady to publish kiss-and-tell

France's scorned former first lady Valerie Trierweiler is set to lift the lid on her tumultuous relationship with the president.

France's scorned former first lady to publish kiss-and-tell