Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan Yerbolat Dossayev said that the government envisioned spending 5 bln tenge on the presidential election next year.
Catalonia called a snap election for September centred on its independence bid, just two months after the wealthy region held a contested symbolic referendum.
Official campaigning kicked off in Japan before a December 14 election which Prime Minister has described as a referendum on his faltering "Abenomics" growth blitz.
Spanish prosecutors said they will take legal action against Artur Mas after he went ahead with a symbolic independence referendum in defiance of a court injunction.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond will step down as leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) at its annual conference.
Catalonia's president Artur Mas said a snap election could be held to let the Spanish region vote on independence.
Spain's Prime Minister hailed the decision by Catalan leaders to call off a planned vote on independence as "excellent news.
Britain's foreign secretary said in Baghdad he hoped Scotland's decision to remain in the United Kingdom would inspire Iraqis to remain united.
Spain's Constitutional Cour suspended an independence referendum called by Catalonia for November 9.
Scotland rejected independence in a referendum that left the centuries-old United Kingdom intact.
Scotland voted in an epic independence referendum that could break up the centuries-old United Kingdom and create Europe's newest state.
Bagpipe music, caber-tossing and tugs-of-war were on everyone's minds at the Braemar Highland games presided over by Queen Elizabeth II.
Support for Scottish independence is increasing ahead of a referendum, amid attempts by David Cameron to make the business case for retaining the union.
Organisers urged Hong Kong's government to take seriously an unofficial referendum on democratic reform after nearly 800,000 people voted in the Chinese city, but state media in Beijing dismissed the ballot as unpatriotic.
In the recent years the country’s leadership has been hesitating trying to choose between closer ties with the EU and ties with Russia, between participating in the CIS and staying away from the integration: Nazarbayev.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine referred to Kazakhstan's acceptance of the referendum in Crimea as an unneighborly act.
Oil prices rose in Asia Monday on increased geopolitical tensions as the United States hinted at fresh sanctions against Moscow after Crimea voted in a referendum to break away from Ukraine and join Russia.
Crimea will formally apply to join Russia on Monday after voting to split from Ukraine as Europe prepared to hit Moscow with a wave of sanctions in the worst East-West stand-off since the Cold War.
Colombians went to the polls on Sunday to elect new legislators, in a vote seen as a referendum on peace talks with leftist guerrillas and a bellwether for May's presidential election.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will urge people in all parts of the United Kingdom on Friday to try to persuade Scots to vote 'no' in their referendum on independence.
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