EU-Arab League Summit to start in Egypt ASTANA. KAZINFORM - The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, will, alongside the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, represent the European Union at the 1st EU-League of Arab States (LAS) Summit on Sunday 24 and Monday 25 February in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, the European Commission's press office informs.
Japan to invest up to $1bn in Kazakhstan’s economy – Kazakh Diplomat ASTANA. KAZINFORM Japan is planning to invest up to $1bn in Kazakhstan's economy in the nearest three years. In an exclusive interview with Kazinform correspondent, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Japan Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev tells about this and other aspects of the two countries' trade-economic cooperation.
The main point is to ensure citizens’ well-being, says expert ASTANA. KAZINFORM - The Agenda for the Government will be announced at the congress of the Nur Otan Party, said Zarema Shaukenova, Director of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform correspondent reports.
British author Louise Welsh to unveil her book about Kazakh eagle huntress in Los Angeles BAYAN-ULGII. KAZINFORM British author Louise Welsh, who is recognized with her works such as ‘The Cutting Room' and ‘Tamburlaine Must Die', is writing a book named ‘The Eagle Huntress' about Mongolian eagle huntress Aisholpan Nurgayip, Montsame Agency reports.
Mayor of Seoul awarded with Astana's 20th Anniversary medal ASTANA. KAZINFORM Ambassador of Kazakhstan to South Korea Bakyt Dyussenbayev awarded Park Won-Soon, Mayor of Seoul, with "20th Anniversary of Astana" medal for his contribution to strengthening the bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and South Korea, the press service of the Kazakh MFA informs.
Once thought extinct, world's biggest bee «rediscovered» in Indonesia JAKARTA. KAZINFORM The world's largest bee, which until recently was feared to be extinct, was "rediscovered" last month on Maluku Islands of eastern Indonesia, an international conservation organization said this week, Kyodo reported.
Kazakh Defense Ministry representatives partake in international military exhibition ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Kazakhstan's military delegation led by the Deputy Minister of Defense, Major General Muslim Altynbayev, visited the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX 2019, in Abu Dhabi, Kazinform cites the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan.
Scientists produce DNA-like molecular system that may aid search for alien life ASTANA. KAZINFORM - American scientists have produced a DNA-like molecular system that can store and transmit information, and serve as an alternative genetic system for life that may aid the search for alien life, Xinhua has learned.
Astana's leaders finish in main group on Vuelta a Andalucia stage 2 ASTANA. KAZINFORM - The longest stage of the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol has been held today between Sevilla and Torredonjimeno. The peloton covered a distance of 216.5 km. The stage ended with a bunch sprint, won by the European champion Matteo Trentin, Kazinform has learnt from the Astana ProTeam's press service.
Japan's Hayabusa2 probe successfully touches down on asteroid TOKYO. KAZINFORM Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe successfully touched down Friday on a distant asteroid, the nation's space agency said, beginning the next phase of a mission aimed at discovering new insights into the origin of life and the evolution of the solar system.
U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan launches 4th annual 48 Hour Film Race ALMATY. KAZINFORM The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan is excited to announce the launch of the fourth annual 48 Hour Film Race (48hfr), a program that supports the growth and development of emerging independent filmmakers across Central Asia and inspires videographers and filmmakers to learn, network, and create.
S Kazakhstan to see precipitation this weekend ASTANA. KAZINFORM - A cyclone which caused heavy snowfall in the European part of Russia is shifting to Western Siberia. Atmospheric fronts associated with it will affect the weather mainly in western and northern parts of Kazakhstan this weekend, Kazinform reports.
EU Special Representative for CA Peter Burian pays working visit to Kazakhstan ASTANA. KAZINFORM European Union's Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian has started his two-day working visit to Kazakhstan on Thursday . The agenda includes meetings at the Parliament and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, as well as with youth.
Sharm el-Sheikh locals lament ‘wall' going up around resort CAIRO. KAZINFORM - Egyptian authorities have started work on a concrete barrier around the Sinai resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, which has struggled to attract tourists since a Russian passenger jet crashed in the region shortly after taking off in 2015 in a terrorism-linked attack, killing 224 people, The Guardian reports.
Preparations in full swing for Trump-Kim summit SEOUL. KAZINFORM With the second meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump five days away, the Korean War foes look busy preparing for what would be a watershed event in denuclearization, future bilateral relations and regional security.
New WHO-ITU standard aims to prevent hearing loss among 1.1 billion young people GENEVA. KAZINFORM Nearly 50% of people aged 12-35 years - or 1.1 billion young people - are at risk of hearing loss due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud sounds, including music they listen to through personal audio devices.
Astana's Lutsenko wins Tour of Oman second year straight ASTANA. KAZINFORM - After his 2018 victory in the Tour of Oman, Alexey Lutsenko today sealed his second win of this stage race. After a challenging final day, the Kazakh champion successfully defended the race lead with the support of his team, Kazinform has learnt from the Astana ProTeam's press service.