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Turkey PM says 'favours' retrial of coup plot officers
Turkey PM says 'favours' retrial of coup plot officers

Turkey's embattled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday he would favour retrials for hundreds of military officers jailed for coup-plotting.

Turkey PM says 'favours' retrial of coup plot officers
Indian PM Singh says will step down after 2014 elections
Indian PM Singh says will step down after 2014 elections

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced Friday that he will step down after elections this year and said reluctant political scion Rahul Gandhi should take his place if the ruling Congress party wins an unlikely third term.

Indian PM Singh says will step down after 2014 elections
Margaret Thatcher. ©Reuters/Luke Macgregor
Thatcher's hairdo was high-maintenance

Margaret Thatcher's immaculate hairdo took intensive efforts to perfect, with the late British prime minister having her bouffant reworked every three days on average, records showed Friday.

Thatcher's hairdo was high-maintenance
Turkey 'takes $100 billion hit' from political turmoil
Turkey 'takes $100 billion hit' from political turmoil

The political crisis engulfing Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cost the economy $100 billion, a top official said Monday, as financial markets rebounded after days in freefall.

Turkey 'takes $100 billion hit' from political turmoil
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Kazakhstan provides humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka

Kazakhstan has provided humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka to help the country’s detonating economy.

Kazakhstan provides humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka
Bangladesh deploys military in election countdown
Bangladesh deploys military in election countdown

Bangladesh deployed tens of thousands of troops on Thursday in a bid to contain deadly political violence ahead of elections next month which are being boycotted by the opposition.

Bangladesh deploys military in election countdown
Turkey PM reshuffles cabinet amid graft scandal
Turkey PM reshuffles cabinet amid graft scandal

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan replaced nearly half his cabinet in a dramatic reshuffle after a spreading graft scandal forced the resignation of three top ministers.

Turkey PM reshuffles cabinet amid graft scandal
Turkey's scandal-hit ministers resign
Turkey's scandal-hit ministers resign

Turkey's economy and interior ministers, ensnared in a vast corruption scandal that has roiled the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, resigned.

Turkey's scandal-hit ministers resign
Scores hurt in London theatre collapse
Scores hurt in London theatre collapse

The ceiling of a packed London theatre collapsed on the audience during a hit show on Thursday, wounding 76 people including children and leaving terrified theatregoers covered in blood and rubble.

Scores hurt in London theatre collapse
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. ©Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
Kerry marks 70th birthday with return to Israel

US Secretary of State John Kerry was marking his 70th birthday Wednesday leaving again for Israel, in his dogged quest for an elusive Middle East peace deal.

Kerry marks 70th birthday with return to Israel
Italy's Letta wins parliament vote, vowing to fight 'chaos'
Italy's Letta wins parliament vote, vowing to fight 'chaos'

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on Wednesday won a parliamentary confidence vote triggered by the fall of Silvio Berlusconi, promising to push through a pro-European reform agenda and fight populism.

Italy's Letta wins parliament vote, vowing to fight 'chaos'
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky
January 1 to 5 - rest days in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan residents can relax and enjoy their New Year holiday from January 1 to 5 in 2014.

January 1 to 5 - rest days in Kazakhstan
Japanese parliament passes controversial secrets law
Japanese parliament passes controversial secrets law

Japan's parliament on Friday adopted a law on protecting state secrets despite a public outcry, with strong opposition from the media and academics who fear it will infringe on the right to information and free expression.

Japanese parliament passes controversial secrets law
Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Serik Akhmetov. ©Marat Abilov
Eurasian integration should be equally advantageous for all participants: Akhmetov

Kazakhstan's Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov believes it especially important that all the member countries equally benefit from the Eurasian integration.

Eurasian integration should be equally advantageous for all participants: Akhmetov
Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. ©Reuters/Grigory Dukor
Russia hands India long-awaited aircraft carrier

Russia on Saturday finally handed over a refurbished ex-Soviet aircraft carrier to India after a refit that overran by five years and went vastly over budget, damaging ties between the countries.

Russia hands India long-awaited aircraft carrier
Slovenian PM wins confidence vote
Slovenian PM wins confidence vote

Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek won an important confidence vote in parliament early Friday, securing political support for her plan to fix the eurozone country's troubled banking system without outside help.

Slovenian PM wins confidence vote
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Drunk driving fine to make 1 million tenge in Kazakhstan

The fine for driving drunk will be increased to 1 million tenge ($6,530) in Kazakhstan.

Drunk driving fine to make 1 million tenge in Kazakhstan
Georgia PM ally revels in big win at presidential poll
Georgia PM ally revels in big win at presidential poll

An ally of billionaire Georgian PM Bidzina Ivanishvili on Monday basked in an overwhelming win at presidential polls in the ex-Soviet state to replace larger-than-life moderniser Mikheil Saakashvili.

Georgia PM ally revels in big win at presidential poll
12th ministerial conference of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation. ©Marat Abilov
Kazakhstan wants to get rid of aid recipient status with ADB

Kazakhstan no longer wants the status of aid recipient with the Asian Development Bank and plans to become a partner of the bank instead.

Kazakhstan wants to get rid of aid recipient status with ADB
ADB. ©Reuters
ADB injections into the Kazakh economy stand at over $2.5 billion

Kazakhstan plans to be a partner of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support developing countries: PM.

ADB injections into the Kazakh economy stand at over $2.5 billion