Samsung Electronics accounts for 20 pct of S. Korea's exports in H1 SEOUL. KAZINFORM Samsung Electronics Co. was responsible for 20 percent of South Korea's total exports in the first half of this year, showing its heavy influence on the national economy, its financial report showed Sunday, YONHAP reports.
Atom Project Hon. Ambassador urges Aug 29 moment of silence in memory of nuclear weapons testing victims NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The ATOM Project has initiated a global moment of silence on that day to honor all victims of nuclear weapons testing. Kazakhstan suffered more than 450 Soviet nuclear weapons tests at the Semipalatinsk site beginning August 29, 1949 and ending on that date in 1991 when Kazakhstan’s first and current President Nursultan Nazarbayev, responding to the a civil society campaign, shut down the site, the press service of the Kazakh Embassy in Budapest says.
FAO: 39 million people suffer from hunger in Latin America MONTEVIDEO. KAZINFORM An increase in the number of people suffering from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean, now totaling 39 million, is a cause of concern for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), according to its deputy representative for that region, EFE reports.
Arctic Race of Norway. Alexey Lutsenko is 3rd at Queen Stage NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM All Astana Pro Team and its leader Alexey Lutsenko showed a solid performance today at the queen stage of the Arctic Race of Norway with a summit finish atop short but super steep 3.5-km-long climb Storheia Summit in Melbu, the team informed on its website.
Alimkhanuly beats McLellan with 5th-round technical knockout NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakh boxer Janibek Alimkhanuly (6-0, 2KO) held his seventh professional bout against Canadian Stuart McLellan (27-3-3, 11KO) during the boxing evening in Los Angeles, California, at the Banc of California Stadium arena, Sports.kz informs.
Rains to douse central, eastern and southeastern regions Aug 18 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Central, eastern, and southeastern regions of Kazakhstan will see rainy weather on Sunday, Kazhydromet says. Some areas will be hit by thunderstorms and gusting wind. Fog will descend in northern regions at night and in the morning.