Kazakhstan

Dilly Dilly: Emperor Trump Pompously Ejects Press Corps from Meeting With Kazakh President

In a meeting with the Kazakh president at the White House, President Trump dismissed the press with a single imperious word. “Out.”<p>POTUS to the press …

Conservative View

Kazakhstan to purchase Boeing planes, build new GE locomotives | Reuters - Firstpost

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Jan 17, 2018 01:00 AM | Updated Date: Jan 17, 2018 …

Locomotives

Smuggling, Corruption, Delays Hit Kazakh Prestige Project (Part 2)

On the Kazakh-Chinese border, plans are taking shape for what the authorities say will be the largest Special Economic Zone in the former Soviet …

Radio Free Europe

Trump's meeting with Kazakhstan president is important gesture of cooperation

Following the first Anglo-Afghan war, London pursued a policy of “masterly inactivity.” This policy allowed Czarist Russia’s unchecked adventurism to …

Russia

Trump's private schedule becomes super secret

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly apparently wasn't thrilled about my story last Sunday revealing the president's liberal use of "Executive Time" …

U.S. Politics

Snow in Kazakhstan turns black due to high pollution levels

Black snow has been blanketing a city in Kazakhstan, leaving residents worried by the coal coloured flakes.<p>Officials in Temirtau said they were …

Pollution

Black Snow Covers City in Kazakhstan, infuriating locals

January snowfall is nothing unusual in Kazakhstan heavy winters - but this year, when snow came to the north-east city of Temirtau, it was black.<p>“The …

Central Asia

Wilderness day trips from Almaty, Kazakhstan

A pleasant, leafy city that would seem more at home in central Europe than Central Asia, Almaty is stocked with museums, cafes and nightlife. But Kazakhstan's second city (and its former capital) is also a great base from which to explore the country's wild southern landscapes. The city itself is a …

List-Worthy

Kazakhstan's President Heads To Trump's White House

Their mobile internet is faster than Brazil’s, Russia’s and India’s; make that twice as fast as India’s. Their fixed broadband is faster than Australia’s, the Aussies lamented on Jan. 8, not to mention faster than Brazil’s and India’s once again. This is Kazakhstan, a frontier market on the oil and …

Russia

Smuggling, Corruption, Delays Hit Kazakh Prestige Project

On the Kazakh-Chinese border, plans are taking shape for what the authorities say will be the largest Special Economic Zone in the former Soviet …

Radio Free Europe

Snow Drifts, Strong Winds Cut Off Kazakh Capital

Heavy winter storms across Kazakhstan have cut transportation links to and from the capital, Astana, and left other regions of the Central Asian …

Weather

The last days of Kazakh cowboys

One of the planet's vanishing jobs is wrangling — herding cows and sheep while athwart a horse. In the U.S., cowboys are mostly for show. But in …

Employment

Kazakhstan: Capital Gripped By Snowpocalypse

It takes something unusual on the weather front to perturb the denizens of Kazakhstan’s capital, and the snowstorms that have battered the city this …

Weather

Report reveals Australia has worse internet than Kazakhstan and Barbados

en_US<p>article<p>Even the Kiwis have us …

Technology (Australia)

A change in tempo for Diane Taraz

ARLINGTON — Diane Taraz sings sweetly in a simple room, accompanied by guitar and candlelight. Her costumes — from Colonial and Victorian historical …

HBCUs

A Visa-Free Zone Welcomes Your Wallet. But Maybe Not Your Beard.

HORGOS, China — Except for men with long beards and women wearing veils or jewelry with a crescent moon motif, just about anyone can enter Chinese territory — at least a few miles of it — across a frontier marked only by two thin stripes of paint daubed across the road.<p>The stripes — one red, one …

China

Astana Grapples With Growing Sinophobic Sentiment in Kazakhstan

At a press-conference organized in late 2017 by the Social Democratic Party of Kazakhstan, Kazakhs from China who had been granted Kazakhstani …

China

The city of heroes

One moment,<br>please wait.<p><b>Footnotes:</b> Nikon D750 + Tamron 24-70 mm / December 2017<p>More posts by Marcin Konkel<p>Leningrad 2/2 The story behind …

The Arctic

From the Soviet Gulag to the UN Security Council: Kazakhstan’s emergence as a middle power has lessons for Canada

Kazakhstan may not immediately leap to mind as a country that has much to teach Canada about diplomacy. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign …

United Nations

Russia Lost a $45 Million Weather Satellite Due to Human Error, Official Says

The loss of a $45 million Russian weather satellite last November was due to human error, a high-ranking official said, because the satellite's …

Exploration

Japanese man held by Soviets in Kazakhstan after WWII brings message of peace to Tokyo

Tetsuro Ahiko, a former Japanese prisoner in Kazakhstan, wants his compatriots to steer clear of war.<p>Ahiko, 87, was held prisoner by the Soviet Union …

Joseph Stalin

Angosat-1 communications restored after post-launch glitch

GLASSBORO, New Jersey — Angola’s new satellite is communicating normally with ground teams again after losing contact shortly following …

Angola

Russia loses £33m satellite over programming error

Meteor-M was launched on 28 November, but the Russian space agency Roscosmos quickly announced that it failed to establish communications with the …

Exploration

Russia has figured out what caused its rocket to fail during launch

Rocket was programmed with coordinates for wrong cosmodrome<p>Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday the failed launch of a 2.6 …

Russia

Russia launches telecoms satellite for Angola

Russia launched a rocket carrying Angosat-1, the first national telecoms satellite for Angola, from its Baikonur space pad. Photo: Wikimedia …

Exploration

A Fossilised Skull Has Revealed When The Last 'Siberian Unicorn' Lived on Earth

Unicorns are real!<p>For decades, scientists have estimated that the Siberian unicorn - a long-extinct species of mammal that looked more like a rhino …

Science

Kazakhstan says it may appeal ruling over $22.6 billion frozen assets | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Dec 24, 2017 02:15 am | Updated Date: Dec 24, 2017 …

Frozen

New peace talks on Syria begin in the Kazakh capital

A new round of Syria peace talks backed by powerbrokers Russia, Iran and Turkey kicked off in Kazakhstan's capital Astana Thursday, the Central Asian …

Syria

Kazakhstan: US Bank Freezes $22Bln in National Fund Assets

A leading US bank has frozen $22 billion worth of assets belonging to Kazakhstan’s sovereign fund amid a long-running legal dispute between Astana …

BNY Mellon

ArcelorMittal's Kazakh unit says to miss 2017 output target

ALMATY (Reuters) - ArcelorMittal's Kazakh unit will miss this year's steel output target of 4.2 million tonnes due to a strike by coal miners this …

Central Asia