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    Trump likely to name Exxon CEO secretary of state: source
    Dec11

    Trump likely to name Exxon CEO secretary of state: source

    BALTIMORE: US President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name the chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp as the country’s top diplomat, a source familiar with the situation said on Saturday, an appointment that would put in place an official with close ties to the Russian government. News of Rex Tillerson’s possible appointment comes as...

    ‘Zombie banks’ give Ukraine nightmares
    Dec11

    ‘Zombie banks’ give Ukraine nightmares

    KIEV – Ukraine’s central bank keeps trying to shut them down but they keep surviving: ‘zombie banks’ are roiling the impoverished country’s financial system through the help of allegedly crooked courts. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies
    Dec11

    Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies

    United States of America president-elect Donald Trump waves to the crowd from a suit during the first quarter of the 117 annual Army Navy game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, USA, on December 10, 2016. Photo: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump’s rejection this weekend of US...

    Youth Forum on Internet Freedom in Kazakhstan
    Dec10

    Youth Forum on Internet Freedom in Kazakhstan

    On 10 December in Astana, Kazakhstan, was held final International Youth Legal Forum “The limits of freedom of expression and dissemination of information in Intrenet”, worthy won by the student team from Ukraine. Team of Kazakhstan ranked the second. The forum was dedicated to the International day of protection of human rights...

    Ukraine to acquire combat drones, just like Azerbaijan
    Dec10

    Ukraine to acquire combat drones, just like Azerbaijan

    …read more Source: NEWS.am

    OPEC to push for non-member oil cuts
    Dec10

    OPEC to push for non-member oil cuts

    VIENNA, – OPEC will seek Saturday to persuade other oil producers to lower production as part of a newly struck global pact to stem a crude glut and lift painfully low prices, reports BSS. The Vienna meeting, which includes major producer Russia, aims to nail down details on implementing the accord reached late last month. Analysts however...

    France blocks extradition of Kazakh oligarch to Russia
    Dec10

    France blocks extradition of Kazakh oligarch to Russia

    PARIS: Kazakh opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov was released from prison late Friday after France’s highest administrative authority blocked his extradition to Russia, where he is accused of embezzling billions of dollars. The 53-year-old Ablyazov, who has been held in French custody since July 2013 when he was arrested on the Cote...

    Kazakh FM Says Rebuilding Confidence Key for Stability in Europe and Eurasia
    Dec10

    Kazakh FM Says Rebuilding Confidence Key for Stability in Europe and Eurasia

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. HAMBURG – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov participated in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) annual Council of Foreign Ministers, the C5+1 meeting of foreign ministers of Central Asian countries and the United...

    Kazakh Parliament Approves Amnesty, Says “No” to Terrorists, Rapists, Drug Traffickers
    Dec10

    Kazakh Parliament Approves Amnesty, Says “No” to Terrorists, Rapists, Drug Traffickers

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Both houses of the Kazakh parliament have passed a draft law on amnesty initiated by President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The Mazhilis voted in favour on Dec. 7 and the Senate on Dec. 9. Photo credit: kazpravda.kz Presenting the bill in both houses,...

    French court cancels extradition of Kazakh tycoon to Russia
    Dec10

    French court cancels extradition of Kazakh tycoon to Russia

    ASTANA (TCA) — France’s highest administrative court has canceled an extradition order to send fugitive Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia, RFE/RL reports. In a statement on December 9, the Council of State court said it canceled the extradition on the grounds that the request was made for political reasons.The French government...

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