S. Korea's first locally built space rocket on track for launch in 2021 GOHEUNG. KAZINFORM South Korea's first locally built satellite-carrying rocket is on track for a launch in early 2021, the state-run aerospace research institute said Sunday, opening a new chapter in the country's space exploration program, Yonhap reports.
Global athletes to partake in Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship in April ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM The Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, ADWPJJC, the largest and most prestigious event on the global jiu-jitsu calendar, returns for its 12th edition from 11th-18th April 2020 at the Mubadala Arena, at Zayed Sports City, in Abu Dhabi.
Olympics: Tokyo torch relay to add another Fukushima reactor town TOKYO. KAZINFORM The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games torch relay is likely to pass through the town of Futaba, which hosts the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, as the government plans to lift the mandatory evacuation order for the town on March 4, sources familiar with the matter said Friday, Kyodo reported.
Growing numbers of illegal stayers leave Korea voluntarily SEOUL. KAZINFORM A growing number of foreigners staying illegally in South Korea are voluntarily leaving the country after the government offered various incentives, including an opportunity for reentry, to overstayers choosing to voluntary depart, a government agency said Friday, Yonhap reported.
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon in 2019 was 85 percent greater than in 2018 RIO DE JANEIRO. KAZINFORM Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon region last year was 85 percent greater than that reported in 2018, according to estimates by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) released on Tuesday.
PM candidate Mishustin announces planned changes in new Russian Cabinet MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Head of Russia’s Federal Tax Service Mikhail Mishustin, whom Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed as a candidate for the position of prime minister, has said at a meeting with the United Russia party's faction in the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) that some changes are planned in the new government, head of the United Russia party’s parliamentary faction Sergei Neverov told TASS on Thursday.