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©Reuters/Denis Balibouse Switzerland tops innovation rankings for fourth year Switzerland has claimed the top spot on the Global Innovation Index for the fourth-straight year while Sub-Saharan Africa "posted significant regional improvement".
19 июля 2014
S. Korea lifts rice import caps, but vows high tariffs 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.
18 июля 2014
Five killed as helicopter crashes in S. Korean city 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.
17 июля 2014
17th Asian Games poster 400 Kazakhstani sportsmen to participate in Asian Games in South Korea Over 400 Kazakhstani sportsmen will participate in the upcoming 17th Asian Games in Icheon, South Korea.
14 июля 2014
North Korea fires 100 artillery shells into sea 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.
14 июля 2014
Photo courtesy of Silk Road included into World Heritage: Kazakhstan to ensure protection of cultural site Kazakh representative to the UNESCO Executive Council Asel Utegenova said that Kazakhstan would ensure necessary protection of monuments included into the World Heritage.
10 июля 2014
Korean singer PSY. ©Reuters/Mike Segar Psy goes from 'Gangnam' to hip-hop style in new song 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.
08 июля 2014
Samsung Electronics flags 25% plunge in Q2 profit 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.
08 июля 2014
N. Korea leader directs island assault drill 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.
05 июля 2014
'Backpackers found living in squalor' after Sydney fire 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.
02 июля 2014
N. Korea fires two short-range rockets off coast 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.
02 июля 2014
Airbus, Boeing and Israel firm bid for S. Korea military deal 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.
01 июля 2014
Photo © Kazakhstan goes up in UN e-gov index Kazakhstan has risen by 10 stands in the UN e-government index.
30 июня 2014
South Korean President Park Geun-hye. ©Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach S.Korea president apologises for army shooting 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.
30 июня 2014
South Korea's President Park Geun-hye. ©Reuters/ Ed Jones S. Korea's Park keeps PM who resigned over ferry disaster 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.
26 июня 2014
A Samsung Gear Live smartwatch. ©Reuters/Elijah Nouvelage Samsung, LG launch smartwatches with new Google software 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.
26 июня 2014
©Reuters/Damir Sagolj S. Korean soldier who killed comrades in 'stable condition' 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.
24 июня 2014
Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan and South Korea to work on explorations in Karaganda Oblast Kazakhstan has signed an agreement with South Korea on geological exploration of Dyusenbai section in Karaganda Oblas.
22 июня 2014
King of Jordan on official visit in Astana King of Jordan Abdullah II and Crown Prince of Jordan Hussein bin Al Abdullah arrived to Astana on an official visit on June 19.
20 июня 2014
© Yaroslav Radlovsky Three major projects sealed by Kazakhstan and Korea 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.
20 июня 2014

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