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Kazakhstan president calls early elections

Astana - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Wednesday set early elections for April 26 in a move that will almost certainly see the septuagenarian leader re-elected for another term in the energy-rich state."In the interests of the people...

Gennady Golovkin remains unbeaten with TKO win against Murray

Reigning WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin defended his title with a TKO victory over Martin Murray of England Saturday at the Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo.

Kazakhstan ruling party calls for early presidential vote

Astana - Kazakhstan's ruling Nur Otan party on Monday called for early presidential polls in a move that will almost certainly see President Nursultan Nazarbayev re-elected for another five-year term in the former Soviet republic.

Cancelled Ukraine summit to go ahead at 'end of January'

Astana - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko agreed Thursday that the delayed talks on the Ukraine conflict with leaders of Russia, France and Germany will take place at the end of the month, Kazakhstan said Thursday...

New Year brings Eurasian Economic Union into force

Moscow - On January 1, the Eurasian Economic Union(EEU) came into force, linking Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and now Armenia as well.

French president to discuss Ukraine crisis with Putin in Moscow

Almaty - French President Francois Hollande will make an unscheduled stop in Moscow later on Saturday to discuss the Ukraine crisis with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, his office said.

World's longest train journey — China to Spain opens

China has inaugurated the world's longest train journey, traversing the whole of Central Asia and Europe. Dubbed the new Silk Road, it is expected to give a major economic boost to trade between China and the EU.

Gennady Golovkin stops Marco Antonio Rubio in round 2

WBA middleweight champion and Olympic silver medalist Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan wasted no time in dispatching veteran boxing rival Marco Antonio Rubio in the second round of their fight at the StubHub Center in Carson, California Saturday night.

Ex-Olympian Gennady Golovkin stakes titles against Rubio

WBA middleweight champion and Olympic silver medalist Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan is staking his titles against WBC interim middleweight titlist Marco Antonio Rubio of Mexico Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Russia ratifies economic union with Belarus and Kazakhstan

Moscow - Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, signed a law that commits the country to the Eurasian Economic Union. The agreement comes into force on the first of January 2015 creating an economic union among Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.

Radioactive material goes missing in Kazakhstan

Astana - Authorities in Kazakhstan are on high alert after a container holding the highly radioactive and dangerous substance caesium-137 disappeared in the west of the country, police said Tuesday.

Communication with Russian gecko sex satellite restored

Moscow - The Russian Federal Space Agency announced that it has restored contact with its Foton-M4 satellite, lost three days ago. The spacecraft carries a set of scientific tests including five geckos to study the effect of micro-gravity on their fertility.

See the video North Korea wants removed from the Internet

Kim Jong-un is shown in this parody of world leaders dancing and goofing off during a digital altered video. While North America and Russia say nothing of their leaders being mocked, North Korea wants the video removed.

Boston bombing suspect's friend convicted of obstructing probe

Boston - A friend of the lone surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect faces up to 20 years in prison after his conviction Monday of obstructing the FBI investigation of the 2013 attack.

Op-Ed: A very unusual boxing match — Golovkin vs. Geale

Sydney - Rarely will you see two truly ferocious boxers on top of their games like these two middleweights. The merciless, savvy Kazakh Gnardy Golovkin is unbeaten in 29 fights, and Australian Daniel Geale, who’s 30-2, is hungry.

Russia forms Economic Union with Belarus and Kazakhstan

Astana - On Thursday (May 29) Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia agreed to form an Eurasian Economic Union The agreement will come into effect in January of 2015.

Russia clinches economic union with Belarus, Kazakhstan

Astana - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a deal creating an economic union with ex-Soviet states Belarus and Kazakhstan, with Ukraine conspicuously absent after it turned its back on Moscow.

China plans 13,000 km railway linking Beijing and United States

Beijing - China says it’s already in talks to build a high-speed railway that would connect the Chinese capital Beijing with continental United States.

7-year-old girl injured by exploding Samsung Galaxy S2

Astana - A 7-year-old girl living in Astana, Kazakhstan, has received serious burns and injuries to her legs after her Samsung Galaxy S2 in her pocket exploded.

Op-Ed: Why Bernard Hopkins risking IBF light heavyweight title at 49

IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins could have retired from professional boxing while holding on to his IBF light heavyweight title at 49 but he is putting it on the line and hope to win another title at the age of 50.
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