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Obama hosts glitzy state dinner for Japan PM
Obama hosts glitzy state dinner for Japan PM

A presidential haiku, sashimi salads and a red carpet awaited Japan's Shinzo Abe at the White House, as Barack Obama offered the prime minister a grand welcome.

Obama hosts glitzy state dinner for Japan PM
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©Marat Abilov
President of Turkey to visit Kazakhstan on April 16

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan on April 16.

President of Turkey to visit Kazakhstan on April 16
Hollande heads to Switzerland to mend ties after tax squabbles
Hollande heads to Switzerland to mend ties after tax squabbles

French President Francois Hollande will arrive in Switzerland for a state visit aimed at mending ties with Bern.

Hollande heads to Switzerland to mend ties after tax squabbles
Spain king visits Lebanon after peacekeeper's death
Spain king visits Lebanon after peacekeeper's death

Spain's King Felipe VI called for "peace and harmony" in Lebanon on a visit that will take him to the country's troubled border.

Spain king visits Lebanon after peacekeeper's death
Greek PM in Moscow for Putin meet that rattles EU
Greek PM in Moscow for Putin meet that rattles EU

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was due to meet Kremlin strongman Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

Greek PM in Moscow for Putin meet that rattles EU
Prince Charles and Camilla arrive on US visit
Prince Charles and Camilla arrive on US visit

Prince Charles and wife Camilla arrived in the United States for a jam-packed four-day visit that includes a meeting with President Barack Obama.

Prince Charles and Camilla arrive on US visit
Obama cancels Taj Mahal visit: Indian media
Obama cancels Taj Mahal visit: Indian media

US President Barack Obama has cancelled plans to visit the Taj Mahal during his upcoming visit to India.

Obama cancels Taj Mahal visit: Indian media
Big business cashes in on 'Brand Pope' in Philippines
Big business cashes in on 'Brand Pope' in Philippines

Pope Francis says he has come to the Philippines to help the poor, but the country's biggest businesses and multinationals are also cashing in.

Big business cashes in on 'Brand Pope' in Philippines
Czech Jewish community opposes Putin invitation to Holocaust event
Czech Jewish community opposes Putin invitation to Holocaust event

The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic has firmly opposed Russian President Vladimir Putin visiting Prague.

Czech Jewish community opposes Putin invitation to Holocaust event
British royal couple arrives in New York
British royal couple arrives in New York

Crowds of jubilant royal watchers cheered as Britain's Prince William and his pregnant wife Kate arrived in New York, kicking off a three-day trip to the East Coast.

British royal couple arrives in New York
Obama to host Prince William on first Washington visit
Obama to host Prince William on first Washington visit

Prince William will hold Oval Office talks with President Barack Obama at the White House, during his first visit to the US capital.

Obama to host Prince William on first Washington visit
Photo courtesy of fedpress.ru
Francois Hollande on Kazakhstan’s role in tense situation between Russia and EU

President Nazarbayev emphasized that the foundation for the bilateral relations between the two nations had been laid by French president François Mitterrand , who was one of the first in Europe to acknowledge Kazakhstan’s independence.

Francois Hollande on Kazakhstan’s role in tense situation between Russia and EU
Tens of thousands get sneak peek of Japan Imperial Palace
Tens of thousands get sneak peek of Japan Imperial Palace

Tens of thousands of people were offered a rare -- but congested -- glimpse of Japan's exclusive Imperial Palace grounds in Tokyo.

Tens of thousands get sneak peek of Japan Imperial Palace
Photo courtesy of Kadyrbek Aidaruly/lada.kz
British Ambassador to Kazakhstan visits Aktau

The British Ambassador to Kazakhstan has visited Aktau to discuss prospects of British companies for expanding their activities in Mangistau region.

British Ambassador to Kazakhstan visits Aktau
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Islam Karimov ©REUTERS
Uzbek leader Islam Karimov arrives in Kazakhstan

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has met his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov in Astana.

Uzbek leader Islam Karimov arrives in Kazakhstan
Pope heads to Strasbourg to reinvigorate 'tired' Europe
Pope heads to Strasbourg to reinvigorate 'tired' Europe

Pope Francis heads to Strasbourg for a lightning visit to the European Parliament, where he hopes to help reinvigorate a "tired" Europe.

Pope heads to Strasbourg to reinvigorate 'tired' Europe
Modi's singing, dancing fans arrive for Australia address
Modi's singing, dancing fans arrive for Australia address

Thousands of fans readied for a public address by Narendra Modi during the first visit by an Indian prime minister to Australia in 28 years.

Modi's singing, dancing fans arrive for Australia address
France leader Hollande in Canada for state visit
France leader Hollande in Canada for state visit

France President Francois Hollande arrived in Canada, launching a three-day state visit aimed at boosting trade and security ties between the two nations.

France leader Hollande in Canada for state visit
Prince Charles, Camilla in Colombia on royal tour
Prince Charles, Camilla in Colombia on royal tour

Prince Charles and his wife were welcomed to Colombia with military honors.

Prince Charles, Camilla in Colombia on royal tour
Top N. Korea leaders hold talks in South on rare visit
Top N. Korea leaders hold talks in South on rare visit

Three top North Korean officials made a surprise visit to South Korea on Saturday and held the highest-level talks for years.

Top N. Korea leaders hold talks in South on rare visit