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Indonesian court to rule on presidential election challenge
Indonesian court to rule on presidential election challenge

An Indonesian court was expected to uphold Joko Widodo's victory in last month's presidential election.

Indonesian court to rule on presidential election challenge
Brazil Socialists name presidential candidate after Campos death
Brazil Socialists name presidential candidate after Campos death

Brazil's Socialist party named popular environmentalist Marina Silva as presidential candidate.

Brazil Socialists name presidential candidate after Campos death
George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge, dares Bill Clinton
George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge, dares Bill Clinton

Former president George W. Bush took the so-called Ice Bucket Challenge in support of Lou Gehrig's disease research.

George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge, dares Bill Clinton
José Manuel Barroso. Photo courtesy of zn.ua
José Manuel Barroso of European Commission, Kazakhstan’s President Nurusltan Nazarbaeyv have a phone talk

José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, has supported Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev’s suggestion to hold a meeting of representatives of the Customs Union, Ukraine and the European Union in Minsk, Belarus.

José Manuel Barroso of European Commission, Kazakhstan’s President Nurusltan Nazarbaeyv have a phone talk
Nursultan Nazarbayev, Alexandr Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin. RIA Novosti.
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko agrees to meet heads of Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and representatives of European Union

The talks will be focused on issues related to the Agreement on association between Ukraine and the European Union, energy security, stabilization of the situation in Donbass.

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko agrees to meet heads of Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and representatives of European Union
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Tourism Industry Committee abolished in Kazakhstan

The Tourism Industry Committee was abolished in Kazakhstan and its functions will be taken over by Department of Tourism of Investment and Development Ministry.

Tourism Industry Committee abolished in Kazakhstan
Brazilians can vote for their own Obama
Brazilians can vote for their own Obama

In Brazil, where nicknames are everything, voters can now opt for a congressional candidate who goes by the name Barack Obama.

Brazilians can vote for their own Obama
Tens of thousands mourn Brazil presidential candidate Campos
Tens of thousands mourn Brazil presidential candidate Campos

More than 160,000 mourners turned out to pay their respects to Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos.

Tens of thousands mourn Brazil presidential candidate Campos
President of Kazakhstan, President of Belarus, President of Russia. ©RIA News
Putin, Nazarbayev and Lukashenko discuss Ukraine

Nursultan Nazarbayev, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko have had a telephone conversation on Ukraine.

Putin, Nazarbayev and Lukashenko discuss Ukraine
Black box failed on Brazil politician's doomed flight
Black box failed on Brazil politician's doomed flight

The black box recovered from the wreckage of the plane crash that killed Brazilian presidential candidate failed to record his flight.

Black box failed on Brazil politician's doomed flight
Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash
Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died when his campaign jet slammed into houses in Santos city in bad weather.

Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash
 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerlan Idrissov. Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Foreing Affairs.
Nazarbayev to visit Turkmenistan this fall

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev will visit Turkmenistan in the Fall.

Nazarbayev to visit Turkmenistan this fall
President Nazarbayev. Turar Kazangapov ©
Toughened reciprocation of sanctions is a way to nowhere: Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev

According to him, the only effective alternative is negotiations to work out a common ground on all the major issues.

Toughened reciprocation of sanctions is a way to nowhere: Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev
Erdogan wins Turkish presidency in first round triumph
Erdogan wins Turkish presidency in first round triumph

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won an outright victory in the first round of presidential elections.

Erdogan wins Turkish presidency in first round triumph
Turkey's 12 presidents from Ataturk to Erdogan
Turkey's 12 presidents from Ataturk to Erdogan

Turkish voters delivered a victory to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the country's first ever direct presidential election.

Turkey's 12 presidents from Ataturk to Erdogan
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
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev to meet at least three times in the months to come

The two heads of state are to attend a Forum of Transborder Cooperation, a summit of the Caspian littoral states and an SCO summit.

Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev to meet at least three times in the months to come
Extended sitting of the Government. Turar Kazangapov ©
Kazakhstan’s President announces tax amnesty for the country’s businesses

I commission the Government to administer a tax amnesty to provide relief of all the penalties accrued as of October 1, 2014 to small and middle-sized businesses, the President said.

Kazakhstan’s President announces tax amnesty for the country’s businesses
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President Nazarbayev suggests introducing individual bankruptcy procedures

According to him, there is no place for those willing to live at the state’s expense. If someone fails to pay off his or her debts, foreclosure procedures should be applied.

President Nazarbayev suggests introducing individual bankruptcy procedures
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a photo of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. ©Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino
Venezuela sings Happy Birthday to late president Chavez

Supporters of Venezuela's former president Hugo Chavez celebrated what would have been his 60th birthday Monday with fireworks, a gun salute -- and the unveiling of a computer font based on the late leader's handwriting.

Venezuela sings Happy Birthday to late president Chavez