Criminal liability for defamation and slander may soon be lifted in Kazakhstan.
China will open its state-owned firms to greater investment by private companies, a state-run newspaper reported Monday, as media raise expectations over a top Communist Party meeting on economic reforms.
The Ministry of Environment Protection of Kazakhstan has been renamed and got new functions.
A US government commission said Thursday that China's human rights record has not improved under the country's new leadership and raised concerns on issues from minority rights to forced abortion.
Brazil, Latin America's economic behemoth, is in dire need of structural reforms and reduced government bloat to fuel sustainable growth.
The Socialist government's plans to reform France's debt-ridden pension system , to be presented to ministers this month, fail to address the core problems and could spark fresh tensions with Brussels.
Colombia's constitutional court on Wednesday approved a reform that will enable rebels who lay down their arms after a peace process to take part in political life.
The United States will only lift sanctions on Zimbabwe's newly re-elected President Robert Mugabe if he implements political reforms.
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has taken his backing for US immigration reform public.
Japan's gaffe-prone deputy prime minister on Thursday retracted controversial remarks that suggested Tokyo could learn from Nazi Germany when it comes to constitutional reform.
Greece's parliament early on Thursday narrowly approved a sweeping bill of reforms tied to the country's next tranche of EU-IMF loans.
The US and Cuba held migration talks Wednesday, despite news that Panama had impounded a North Korean freighter carrying Cuban missile equipment.
China's Communist authorities are touting a suspended death sentence for an ex-minister as proof new leaders are serious about their avowed corruption crackdown.
The US Senate easily cleared a key immigration reform hurdle Monday, advancing a critical compromise Republican measure that would tighten security on the US border with Mexico.
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed the law reforming the pension system and gradually increasing women's pension age from 58 to 63.
Britain needs a "radical" overhaul of its scandal-hit banks, with reckless bankers facing jail and bonuses deferred for up to ten years.
A huge US immigration bill inched forward Tuesday in the Senate, but Republicans warned that the landmark reform risks stalling or even dying in Congress unless backers agree to further tighten border security.
Marchenko expressed his opinion as a citizen and consultant: Bissengali Tadzhiyakov.
Kazakhstan political expert Dossym Satpayev believes that dissolving the parliament should follow the dismissal of Labor Minister Serik Abdenov.
Executing the authority vested on me by the Constitutions, I am recommitting the draft to the parliament for revision of and voting on the timeframe of the raise of retirement age for women: President Nazarbayev.
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