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Criminal liability for defamation and slander may be lifted in Kazakhstan

Criminal liability for defamation and slander may soon be lifted in Kazakhstan.

Criminal liability for defamation and slander may be lifted in Kazakhstan
China to allow more private investment in state firms: report
China to allow more private investment in state firms: report

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.

China to allow more private investment in state firms: report
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©akorda.kz
Kazakhstan transforms Ministry of Environment Protection into Ministry of Environment and Water Resources

The Ministry of Environment Protection of Kazakhstan has been renamed and got new functions.

Kazakhstan transforms Ministry of Environment Protection into Ministry of Environment and Water Resources
US report says little progress on China rights
US report says little progress on China rights

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.

US report says little progress on China rights
Brazil economy in need of reforms, reduced state bloat
Brazil economy in need of reforms, reduced state bloat

Brazil, Latin America's economic behemoth, is in dire need of structural reforms and reduced government bloat to fuel sustainable growth.

Brazil economy in need of reforms, reduced state bloat
French Socialists under fire over pension 'non-reforms'
French Socialists under fire over pension 'non-reforms'

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.

French Socialists under fire over pension 'non-reforms'
Colombian court gives green light for ex-rebels to take part in politics
Colombian court gives green light for ex-rebels to take part in politics

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.

Colombian court gives green light for ex-rebels to take part in politics
US will lift Mugabe sanctions only after reforms
US will lift Mugabe sanctions only after reforms

The United States will only lift sanctions on Zimbabwe's newly re-elected President Robert Mugabe if he implements political reforms.

US will lift Mugabe sanctions only after reforms
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Facebook's Zuckerberg backs US immigration reform

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has taken his backing for US immigration reform public.

Facebook's Zuckerberg backs US immigration reform
Japan deputy PM retracts Nazi remarks
Japan deputy PM retracts Nazi remarks

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.

Japan deputy PM retracts Nazi remarks
Greek deputies approve reform bill tied to EU-IMF loans
Greek deputies approve reform bill tied to EU-IMF loans

Greece's parliament early on Thursday narrowly approved a sweeping bill of reforms tied to the country's next tranche of EU-IMF loans.

Greek deputies approve reform bill tied to EU-IMF loans
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US, Cuba in migration talks despite N. Korea weapons

The US and Cuba held migration talks Wednesday, despite news that Panama had impounded a North Korean freighter carrying Cuban missile equipment.

US, Cuba in migration talks despite N. Korea weapons
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Scepticism over corrupt China minister's punishment

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.

Scepticism over corrupt China minister's punishment
US Senate clears border security hurdle for immigration bill
US Senate clears border security hurdle for immigration bill

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.

US Senate clears border security hurdle for immigration bill
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Nazarbayev signs pension reform law

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed the law reforming the pension system and gradually increasing women's pension age from 58 to 63.

Nazarbayev signs pension reform law
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British banking needs 'radical' overhaul: study

Britain needs a "radical" overhaul of its scandal-hit banks, with reckless bankers facing jail and bonuses deferred for up to ten years.

British banking needs 'radical' overhaul: study
Border security dispute puts US immigration bill at risk
Border security dispute puts US immigration bill at risk

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.

Border security dispute puts US immigration bill at risk
Deputy chairman of Kazakhstan National Bank Bissengali Tadzhiyakov. Photo courtesy of diapazon.kz
Kazakhstan National Bank did not call to raise retirement age: vice-chairman

Marchenko expressed his opinion as a citizen and consultant: Bissengali Tadzhiyakov.

Kazakhstan National Bank did not call to raise retirement age: vice-chairman
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Kazakhstan parliament called to resign

Kazakhstan political expert Dossym Satpayev believes that dissolving the parliament should follow the dismissal of Labor Minister Serik Abdenov.

Kazakhstan parliament called to resign
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Marat Abilov©
Nazarbayev returns pension reform draft to parliament

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.

Nazarbayev returns pension reform draft to parliament