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Switzerland has claimed the top spot on the Global Innovation Index for the fourth-straight year while Sub-Saharan Africa "posted significant regional improvement".
South Korea announced it would scrap rice import caps from next year, but said high tariffs would be imposed to prevent a damaging surge that would hurt local farmers.
A fire department helicopter crashed Thursday near an elementary school in a residential district of the South Korean city of Gwangju, killing five people on board, officials said.
Over 400 Kazakhstani sportsmen will participate in the upcoming 17th Asian Games in Icheon, South Korea.
North Korea fired 100 artillery shells into the sea Monday in a live-fire drill near the eastern maritime border with South Korea that followed a recent series of missile tests.
Kazakh representative to the UNESCO Executive Council Asel Utegenova said that Kazakhstan would ensure necessary protection of monuments included into the World Heritage.
Psy, who set off a global sensation with "Gangnam Style," tried out a fresh sound Sunday as he released a hip-hop tale of drunken debauchery co-starring rap legend Snoop Dogg.
Samsung estimated Tuesday that its operating profit would plunge nearly 25 percent on year in the second quarter of 2014, as cheap Chinese devices and a strong won hammered down its share of the global smartphone market.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un warned the South would "regret bitterly" any incursion of their disputed sea border as he directed a large-scale mock assault on an island, state media said.
At least 15 people, reportedly backpackers from Japan and South Korea "living in squalor" in minibuses, a shipping container and a caravan, had to be rescued from a raging Sydney fire.
North Korea fired two short-range rockets off its east coast, South Korea said, the latest in a series of missile tests ahead of a state visit to Seoul by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
South Korea said Tuesday it is considering offers from plane giants Airbus and Boeing as well as Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to provide air refuelling tankers in a deal estimated to be worth $1.38 billion.
Kazakhstan has risen by 10 stands in the UN e-government index.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye apologised Monday for a deadly front-line shooting rampage by an army conscript and called for a close look at abuses in barracks.
After two failed attempts to appoint a new prime minister, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye announced Thursday her "agonised" decision to retain the incumbent who resigned over April's ferry disaster.
South Korea's Samsung and LG launched rival smartwatches powered by Google's new software as they jostle to lead an increasingly competitive market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry's next growth booster.
A South Korean soldier who killed five comrades was in a stable condition Tuesday after an apparent suicide bid, doctors said, as details emerged of a final note he wrote regretting his actions.
Kazakhstan has signed an agreement with South Korea on geological exploration of Dyusenbai section in Karaganda Oblas.
King of Jordan Abdullah II and Crown Prince of Jordan Hussein bin Al Abdullah arrived to Astana on an official visit on June 19.
Kazakhstan and Korea have agreed on three major joint projects: construction of the Balkhash Thermal Power Plant, construction of a gas chemical facility in Atyrau Oblast and development of Zhambyl oil and gas field.
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