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Putin promises infrastructure investment in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar - Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to help finance new infrastructure in Mongolia on a one-day visit this week, as the landlocked country looks to reduce its reliance on Beijing.

Toxic air tears apart families in Mongolia

- In the world's coldest capital, many burn coal and plastic just to survive temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees -- but warmth comes at a price: deadly pollution makes Ulaanbataar's air too toxic for children to breathe, leaving parents little choice...

Mongolian prime minister, cabinet survives ousting attempt

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia’s prime minister and his cabinet survived a parliament vote to sack them Friday over a corruption scandal that has implicated high-level politicians in a state fund embezzlement scheme.

Mongolia invites North Korea's Kim to visit

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia has invited Kim Jong Un to visit the nation's capital, which once hoped to host the historic summit between the North Korean leader and US President Donald Trump, an official said Tuesday.

Turkish teacher in Mongolia seeks asylum

Ulaanbaatar - A Turkish teacher in Mongolia who was the victim of a suspected kidnapping attempt has asked a United Nations agency to arrange asylum, his lawyer says.

Turkish teacher thanks supporters after Mongolia thwarts suspected kidnap

Ulaanbaatar - A Turkish teacher targeted in a suspected kidnap attempt thwarted by Mongolian authorities Saturday thanked his supporters as he left hospital after a checkup following his ordeal.

Mongolia grounds Turkish plane after suspected kidnap attempt

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolian authorities grounded a suspected Turkish air force jet Friday after witnesses said assailants snatched a Turkish man associated with a religious group Ankara has branded as terrorists.

Two former Mongolian PMs held in Rio Tinto mine probe

Ulaanbaatar - Two former Mongolian prime ministers have been arrested in connection with an investigation into allegations of corruption and misuse of power in mining deals with Anglo-Australian resources giant Rio Tinto, authorities said Thursday.

North Koreans face Mongolia exit as UN sanctions bite

Ulaanbaatar - North Koreans have toiled and slept at construction sites in Mongolia, they have operated cashmere sewing machines, and their acupuncture skills are highly prized in one of the few democracies employing them.

Mongolians' best friend: saving herder dogs on the steppes

Ulan Bator - The large stray with a lion-like mane and fur curled into dreadlocks looked no different from the mangy mutts roaming Mongolia's capital when his future owner found him years ago.

In Mongolia's yurt slums, nomads dream of city life

Ulan Bator - On the steep hills encircling Mongolia's capital, skyscrapers and apartments give way to ramshackle bungalows and tattered yurts, in rickety fenced enclosures with no running water.

Martial arts expert sworn in as Mongolian president

Ulan Bator - Mongolian businessman and martial arts expert Khaltmaa Battulga was sworn in as president Monday, vowing to revive the flagging economy and pursue relations with countries outside its giant neighbours Russia and China.Battulga inherits a $5.

Martial arts expert clinches Mongolian presidential election

Ulan Bator - A brash businessman with martial arts skills clinched Mongolia's first-ever presidential runoff election Saturday after his opponent conceded defeat in the scandal-plagued race to take the helm of the resource-rich but debt-laden country.

Mongolians vote in their first presidential runoff

Ulan Bator - Mongolians cast ballots on Friday in the country's first-ever presidential runoff after the first round of elections failed to produce a clear winner following campaigns tainted by corruption scandals.

Mongolia's losing presidential candidate demands recount

Ulan Bator - Mongolia's third-place finisher in the presidential vote demanded a recount on Tuesday, claiming fraud after election officials declared he had narrowly lost a spot in a runoff poll next month.

Candidate cries foul as Mongolia heads toward runoff vote

Ulan Bator - The third-place finisher in Mongolia's presidential vote cried foul and demanded a recount on Tuesday after electoral authorities declared he was narrowly beaten for a spot in next month's runoff election.

In Mongolia, democracy unfolds in a yurt

- At 6:55 a.m. on Monday, a man in rural Mongolia stood outside a yurt and looked down at his watch. Five minutes remained until presidential election polls opened in the country of just three million wedged between Russia and China.

Mongolia headed towards first presidential runoff

Ulan Bator - Mongolia's presidential election on Tuesday appeared to be headed towards the country's first ever run-off vote after none of the three candidates secured an absolute majority following a campaign fraught with corruption scandals.

Mongolian voters weigh love-hate relationship with China

Ulan Bator - The waving flags, triumphant song and rousing speeches of a Mongolian presidential campaign rally were interrupted by a fight that broke out in the crowd.

Corruption scandals muddy Mongolia's presidential vote

Ulan Bator - Mongolians pick a new president Monday after a campaign marred by corruption scandals plaguing all three candidates, from jobs for cash to offshore accounts and donations from an alleged cult.
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