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Facebook Deletes Pages That Were Secretly Controlled by a Russian Propaganda Network

Facebook has deleted hundreds of pages linked to the Kremlin-backed propaganda network known as Sputnik. The pages, allegedly operated by Sputnik employees, were made to look like they were coming from outside of Russia. The Facebook pages helped spread propaganda about NATO and European politics, a


Turkish architect wins competitors in Kazakhstan

Influenced by Turkish history project, Mehmet Hilmi Sahin wins Turkistan Architect Awards. A Turkish architect’s project won a competition in Kazakhstan which will be realized for a history and culture center in the Kazakh city of Turkistan.


Kazakhstan’s Air Astana Receives First E190-E2

Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, has received its first Embraer E190-E2 jet at the end of 2018. The airline will receive four additional E190-E2s this year, with the last of the five aircraft, leased by AerCap, being delivered in the final quarter of 2019. The Kazakh airline will start fl


Kazakhstan and Hungary identify areas of cooperation

ASTANA (TCA) — During his recent working visit to Hungary, Saparbek Tuyakbayev, Chairman of the Board of Kazakh Invest national investment support and promotion company, met with the Ministry of Foreign and External Economic Affairs of Hungary, the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency HIPA, Export-


Helicopter crash in Kazakhstan kills 1

Pilot loses life on way to hospital, says official. At least one person was killed in a helicopter crash in Kazakhstan’s southeastern city of Almaty, the country’s Interior Ministry said on Thursday.


Tennis brat's shocking act of disrespect to Australian Open crowd

Compared to Yulia Putintseva, Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios are practically angels. The Kazakh tennis player continues to cause a stir in the tennis world, producing a shocking act of disrespect to the Australian Open crowd on Wednesday.


Kyrgios and Tomic who? Tennis star from Kazakhstan makes Aussie brats look tame as she gives crowd a shocking gesture after bowing out of the Australian Open

Yulia Putintseva is quickly making a name for herself as the number one brat in world tennis - despite Australian badboys Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic making strong claims to the crown.


Kazakhstan: Killers of Olympic skater get 18 years in prison

A court in Kazakhstan has sentenced two killers of Olympic bronze medal-winning ice skater Denis Ten to 18 years in prison following a closely watched trial. The judge at the Almaty court on January 17 ruled that Nuraly Kiyasov and Arman Kudaibergenov should serve their sentence in a high-security p


Olympic Figure Skater Denis Ten's Killers Sentenced to 18 Years in Jail

Two men were sentenced to 18 years in jail on Thursday for killing Olympic figure skater Denis Ten in July, according to the Agence France-Presse. A court in Almaty, Kazakhstan, found Arman Kudaibergenov and Nurali Kiyasov guilty of killing Ten while attempting to steal his car mirrors. They stabbed


Security Forces Detain Radicals Suspected Of Planning Terrorist Attack In Kazakhstan

Bakhytbek Rakhymberdiev, who leads the Department of National Security Committee, believes that the main tool of recruiters is a distorted religious ideology. Kazakhstan’s security forces have arrested several religious radicals over suspicions of preparing a major attack in Almaty, the country’s la


Kazakhstan’s €1.050 Billion Euro-denominated Bonds Offering

White & Case LLP has advised Citigroup, Société Générale and BCC Invest on the update of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s US$10 billion global medium term note programme and issuance thereunder of €525 million 1.55 percent Notes due 2023 and €525 million 2.375 percent Notes due 2028.


Two men convicted in death of Olympic skater Denis Ten

Jan. 18 (UPI) — A court in Almaty, Kazakhstan, convicted two men and sentenced them to prison in the death of 25-year-old Olympic figure skater Denis Ten. Arman Kudaibergenov and Nurali Kiyasov got 18 years in prison Thursday for killing Ten. A third man, Zhanar Tolybaeva, was sentenced to four year


Sweet Victoria: Kazakhstan team says thanks with video tribute

From Astana to Victoria, with love. The Kazakhstan junior hockey team has posted a YouTube tribute to the B.C. capital, which adopted the squad as underdog darlings of the IIHF 2019 world junior hockey championship at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre.


The longstanding NASA-Russian partnership in space may be unraveling

After an American Apollo and Soviet Soyuz spacecraft docked in orbit during the height of the Cold War, in 1975, the two leading space powers gradually worked more and more together on civil space activities. Over time, they forged a successful and, among astronauts and engineers at least, even a co


Best Backcountry Skiing | Where to Ski the Best Snow in 2019

“Knowledge,” as the ‘comedy’ slogan beloved of university ski trip hoodie wearers has it, “is powder”. As a cliché, it might be up there with urging people to keep calm and carry on, (and should therefore be consigned to the bin, along with any garment it adorns), but there is a glimmer of truth in


Uzbek Tigers join Astana Arlans Kazakhstan in pulling out of upcoming WSB season

The Uzbek Tigers have reportedly decided not to compete in the upcoming World Series of Boxing (WSB) season, following in the footsteps of Astana Arlans Kazakhstan who announced last month that they would not be involved and were instead disbanding.


2019 Tour Down Under Recap and Results: Stage 4

South Africa’s Daryl Impey surged into contention to defend his Tour Down Under title with a thrilling win ahead of race leader Patrick Bevin in Adelaide on Friday. The Mitchelton-Scott rider claimed the fourth stage to move to second overall just seven seconds behind New Zealand’s Bevin (CCC Team)


Two men jailed for murder of Kazakh Olympic skating medalist

ALMATY (Reuters) - Two men were jailed for 18 years in Kazakhstan on Thursday for the murder of Denis Ten, the country’s first Olympic figure skating medalist, a court spokesman said.


Central Banks’ Gold Fever To Trigger A Price Jump Above $1,400 — TD Securities

(Kitco News) - If the central banks around the world “catch the ‘gold bug’,” and continue to increase their official gold purchases, it could push the precious metal’s prices above $1,400 an ounce by 2020, according to TD Securities.


Kyrgyz police disperse anti-Chinese rally

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyz police detained more than a dozen people on Thursday as they dispersed a hundreds-strong anti-Chinese rally in the capital, Bishkek, the biggest public protest to date in Central Asia against Beijing’s growing influence in the region.