U.S. COVID-19 cases six times more than last year as summer begins: report LOS ANGELES. KAZINFORM As the United States marks Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer, the seven-day average for COVID-19 cases in the country are more than six times what they were a year ago, according to a report of The Hill.
WHO connects monkeypox spread to absence of smallpox immunity GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The fast spread of monkeypox in non-endemic states may be connected to the lack of immunity for this disease in the vast majority of population, because vaccination against smallpox ended back in 20th century, says World Health Organization (WHO) Smallpox Secretariat head Dr. Rosamund Lewis, TASS reports.
Astana Opera’s young stage director wins International Competition award NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Astana Opera’s Stage Director Yerenbak Toikenov took second place in the 5th International Competition for Young Opera Directors «Nano-Opera», which was held in Moscow. He demonstrated a high level of professional training, skill and boundless creative talent, attesting to the competitiveness of Kazakhstan in the field of opera directing.
Hurricane Agatha lashes southern Mexico with rain as record-breaking May storm PUERTO ESCONDIDO. KAZINFORM Hurricane Agatha plowed into beach resorts on Mexico's southern Pacific coast on Monday, bringing torrential rains and the threat of flooding as the first named storm in the eastern Pacific this year.
Book about Abai presented in Nur-Sultan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A book about one of the most prominent poets and thinkers of Kazakhstan Abai Kunanbayev by Azerbaijani historian and TV host Teimur Atayev was presented in the Kazakh capital, Kazinform has learned from the official website of the city’s administration.
EU leaders negotiated the sixth package of sanctions against Russia BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM EU leaders negotiated the sixth package of sanctions against Russia, which includes, in particular, partial embargo on import of Russian oil and cutting Russia’s Sberbank of the SWIFT international payment system, European Council President Charles Michel announced Monday.
Egypt unveils discovery of 250 coffins, 150 statues in Saqqara CAIRO. KAZINFORM Egypt unveiled on Monday a major new archaeological find of 250 sealed coffins containing mummies, 150 bronze statues of ancient gods and goddesses, and other antiquities at the Saqqara necropolis, south of the capital Cairo.
COVID-19: Kazakhstan documents 5 fresh cases NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – In the past day Kazakhstan registered five new cases of the coronavirus infection, pushing the overall COVID-19 tally to 1,305,750 since the pandemic began, Kazinform cites the Inter-departmental commission fighting to prevent COVID-19 spread.
Kazakh President honors memory of victims of political repressions and famine NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took part in the ceremony of laying flowers to the monumental complex honoring 1932-933 famine victims in the city of Nur-Sultan, the Akorda press service reports.
Pope Francis calls Kazakhstan ‘a reliable partner’ in Central Asia VATICAN. KAZINFORM – Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi was honored with a private audience with Pope Francis during his official visit to Vatican, Kazinform has learned from the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Japan’s Fugaku loses title as world’s fastest supercomputer KOBE. KAZINFORM - Japanese supercomputer Fugaku has lost its position as the world's fastest in terms of computing speed, ranking second after topping the list in a twice-yearly ranking the last four times in a row, its developer Riken research institute said Monday, Kyodo reports.
Last spring day to bring showers and hail to parts of Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Inclement weather is set to persist in the north, east, southeast and center of Kazakhstan on Tuesday, May 31 bringing occasional showers, thunderstorm, bleak wind and even hail. Only western Kazakhstan will enjoy weather without precipitation, Kazinform has learned from Kazhydromet.