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    Kazakh Economy Improves Ranking on Index of Economic Freedom
    Feb09

    Kazakh Economy Improves Ranking on Index of Economic Freedom

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. Kazakhstan climbed one place from last year’s position in the annual ranking of the Index of Economic Freedom, reported the Washington-based Heritage Foundation. In the global ranking, the Central Asia’s largest economy is 68th out of 178, while in...

    First Test Train Passes the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route
    Feb09

    First Test Train Passes the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. The first test container train following the route Ukraine-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan-China reached the Aktau port in Kazakhstan on Jan. 24, reported the press service of the Kazakhstan Temir Zholy National Company. Photo: azertag.az The train, which consists...

    EBRD supports Turkmen transport company
    Feb09

    EBRD supports Turkmen transport company

    ASHGABAT (TCA) — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is boosting its support for private sector development in Turkmenistan by extending a US $2.1 million loan to the private transport company Avtotrans. The loan will be used to finance an acquisition of up to 25 semi-trailer trucks and other vehicles such as truck cranes,...

    5 European cities on the migration frontline
    Feb09

    5 European cities on the migration frontline

    Europe’s mayors are angry. On the frontline of the continent’s fight against migration, city leaders see national governments and the European Union drawing up plans to tackle the refugee crisis that do little, if anything, to protect their citizens. Some are taking matters into their own hands, and tapping into years of experience in...

    Ghost of European re-nationalism
    Feb09

    Ghost of European re-nationalism

    Later this week, NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels to discuss the two biggest issues testing transatlantic security: a newly aggressive Russia and the terrorist threat posed by a burgeoning Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Left unaddressed, however, is Europe’s most immediate and perhaps most significant challenge — the...

    Pope gets angry phone call from Merkel over ‘barren’ comment
    Feb09

    Pope gets angry phone call from Merkel over ‘barren’ comment

    VATICAN CITY, Holy See — Pope Francis has revealed that he received an angry phone call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel after he compared Europe to a “barren woman”, in an interview published Monday. In a speech to the European Parliament in November 2014, Pope Francis delivered a withering attack on a “haggard” Europe which […] The post...

    Finance Minister: IMF Will Delay Aid to Ukraine Until Political Fog Clears
    Feb09

    Finance Minister: IMF Will Delay Aid to Ukraine Until Political Fog Clears

    The International Monetary Fund will not give more aid to Ukraine until it becomes clear that, in the event of a government collapse, the next government would follow through on promised reforms, the country’s Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko said on Monday. Ukraine has been waiting since October for the IMF to dispense more aid as part of...

    Ukraine to sell 25% of state banks’ assets
    Feb09

    Ukraine to sell 25% of state banks’ assets

    Ukraine is planning for a reform of the banking sector. …read more Source:...

    Could a NATO build-up in Europe reignite the Cold War?
    Feb09

    Could a NATO build-up in Europe reignite the Cold War?

    GWEN IFILL: It’s been a generation since the Cold War ended, a standoff that dominated much of the 20th century. But now echoes of that conflict are sounding again, as the U.S. and its allies encounter a resurgent Russia. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. MARGARET WARNER: NATO is planning its biggest buildup in...

    VIDEO: The couple trapped on Ukraine’s frontline
    Feb09

    VIDEO: The couple trapped on Ukraine’s frontline

    The elderly couple who will not leave the town of Peski on Ukraine’s frontline despite shelling damaging their house. …read more Source:...