Kazakhstan and Romania discuss strengthening of cultural coop BUCHAREST. KAZINFORM Kazakh Ambassador Nurbakh Rustemov met with Culture Minister of Romania Bogdan Gheorghiu to debate opportunities for further strengthening of cultural cooperation between the states, the Kazakh MFA’s press service informs.
Soyuz manned spacecraft docks to space station, setting record by speed of flight BAIKONUR. KAZINFORM The Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft with three crew members reached the International Space Station (ISS) under the two-orbit scheme for the first time, setting a record by the speed of flight to the orbital outpost, Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said in a live broadcast on Wednesday.
Kazakhstan ratifies amendments to Convention for avoidance of double taxation with Luxemburg NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The Head of State, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, signed the Law of Kazakhstan «On ratification of the Protocol on amendments to the Convention between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital signed in Astana on June 26, 2008 taking into account amendments inserted by the Protocol signed in Luxemburg on May 3, 2012,» the Akorda press service reports.
Los Angeles Comic Con for 2020 canceled due to pandemic LOS ANGELES. KAZINFORM - Los Angeles Comic Con, one of the most diverse and celebrated pop culture events in the United States, has been officially canceled for 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said Tuesday, Xinhua reports.
Number of coronavirus cases worldwide tops 38 million MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus worldwide exceeded 38 million on Tuesday, according the US-based Johns Hopkins University, which relies on data from international organizations, federal and local authorities, TASS reports.
New Chairperson of Sanitary and Epidemiological Control Committee named NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Aizhan Yessmagambetova has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Sanitary and Epidemiological Control Committee of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform has learnt from the prime minister’s press service.
World Bank approves 12-bln-USD for COVID-19 vaccines to support developing countries WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - The World Bank on Tuesday announced that its Board of Executive Directors has approved 12 billion U.S. dollars for developing countries to finance the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments for their citizens, Xinhua reports.
Unlucky day for Astana riders in Giro d’Italia Stage 10 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The peloton returned to racing at the Giro d`Italia after yesterday`s rest day. In a rainy finale, Jakob Fuglsang lost contact to the Maglia Rosa group in a decisive moment due to a puncture. Following this, the Astana leader drops five places on the general classification and ranks in 11th place now, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.