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    Chinese carrier leads live fire drill in East China Sea
    Apr24

    Chinese carrier leads live fire drill in East China Sea

    BEIJING: China’s sole aircraft carrier has led a flotilla of naval vessels in a “live combat drill” in the East China Sea, state media reported Tuesday, the latest show of force by Beijing’s burgeoning navy. The official Xinhua news agency said the vessels “took part in anti-aircraft and anti-submarine warfare...

    Kazakhstan launches 72-hour visa-free regime in Astana, Almaty for Indian citizens flying local airlines
    Apr24

    Kazakhstan launches 72-hour visa-free regime in Astana, Almaty for Indian citizens flying local airlines

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Indian citizens flying thorough Kazakhstan with local airlines can enjoy a 72-hour visa-free stopover in Astana and Almaty from April 23 until Dec. 31, according to a government decree signed April 10. Photo credit: today.kz. Air Astana offers daily...

    Economic News in Brief
    Apr24

    Economic News in Brief

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. The growth of social and economic indicators of Astana and new approaches to tax administration allow the city to occupy a leading position in ensuring the growth of the state budget, 24.kz reports. According to the State Revenues Department of Astana, the...

    Some US allies caught in crossfire of sanctions on Russian arms
    Apr24

    Some US allies caught in crossfire of sanctions on Russian arms

    The Indian Air Force’s Russian-made Sukhoi-30 aircraft fly past during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. (Reuters pic) NEW DELHI: US sanctions on Russian military exports have put the brakes on a $6 billion deal with India and may derail the arms purchases of other US allies around Asia, experts say. Under a law that US President Donald...

    China’s first home-built aircraft carrier looks set to start sea trials
    Apr23

    China’s first home-built aircraft carrier looks set to start sea trials

    BEIJING: China first domestically developed aircraft carrier looks set to begin sea trials after pictures appeared on the Chinese internet on Monday of it leaving its dock in the northeastern port of Dalian. The still-unnamed carrier was launched this time last year but since then has been undergoing fitting of weapons and other systems and has...

    Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Warns G7 of Threat to Western Democracy from Russia
    Apr23

    Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Warns G7 of Threat to Western Democracy from Russia

    TORONTO, Canada – Russia is using Ukraine as a test ground for its information war against Western democracy, Ukraine’s foreign minister told G7 ministers meeting here on Sunday. Foreign Affairs Minister Chystia Freeland wants the disruptive influence of Russia on the West to be a top agenda item, and she set the table — literally — for...

    G-7 foreign ministers meet on Russia, North Korea with Pompeo
    Apr23

    G-7 foreign ministers meet on Russia, North Korea with Pompeo

    April 23, 2018 10:45 PMOTTAWA (BLOOMBERG) – The latest Group of Seven (G-7) meetings have begun with a focus on Russia’s actions in Ukraine, an issue Canada’s Foreign Minister knows well. …read more Source: The Straits...

    German defense ministry wants to spend billions on armaments this year
    Apr23

    German defense ministry wants to spend billions on armaments this year

    Germany has been steadily increasing its military spending since 2014. (Reuters pic) BERLIN: The German Defense Ministry plans to spend billions of euros on armaments this year to tackle deficiencies in the armed forces’ equipment, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Sunday. Germany sharply curtailed military spending after the end of...

    Family holiday park to open in Aktobe on Children’s Day
    Apr23

    Family holiday park to open in Aktobe on Children’s Day

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – A new outdoor family park, the largest in the western Kazakhstan with more than 50 types of entertainment, is under construction in Aktobe. The opening ceremony will be held June 1 in conjunction with Children’s Day. Photo credit: kapital.kz. For...

    G7 united against Russia, doubts remain on Iran deal
    Apr23

    G7 united against Russia, doubts remain on Iran deal

    TORONTO: The Group of Seven industrialized nations presented a stern common front against Russian aggression Sunday at their foreign ministers conference in Toronto. But for all the talk of resisting the “malign activities” of Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin, Washington’s European partners are still concerned that President Donald Trump will...

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