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Ablyazov’s case was brought to trial in Russia

  • 22 May 2019
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The State Office of Public Prosecutor approved the indictment on criminal case against the former chairmen of the board of directors of JSC BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov, the chairman of the board of the same bank Roman Solodchenko and also their subordinates Artur Trofimov, Igor Kononko, Tatyana Paraskevich, Anatoly Ereshenko and Alexander Udovenko. They are accused of commission of the crimes provided by Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (plunder of property by fraud by organized group in especially large...

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The EU to closely monitor Kazakhstan’s presidential snap elections – The Brussels Times reports

  • 06 May 2019
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Nursultan Nazarbayev was President of Kazakhstan from 1990 until his resignation on 19 March 2019. Kazakhstan will hold an early presidential election on 9 June, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced earlier this week. Tokayev called for the early election after assuming the office on 20 March, following the surprise resignation of first President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The snap presidential elections aim to resolve the transit of power as quickly as possible. “We need to clear up any ambiguity, in order to ensure public...

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Religious experiences may benefit mental health?

  • 06 May 2019
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A survey of thousands of people suggests that mystical experiences positively affect a person's mental health, regardless of whether they are naturally occurring or a result of psychedelic drugs. New research suggests that having deep religious experiences may significantly improve people's mental health. Religion may have a wide range of health benefits, research suggests. For instance, a study that appeared last year found that religious believers tend to live 4 years longer, on average, while another study found that...

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Kazakhstan will keep its investment attractiveness» Interview with the deputy of Parliament of Georgia David Chichinadze

  • 30 Apr 2019
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Kazakhstan continues to rivet attention of world community. The future of the center of Asia, including the Caspian region depends on the development of this richest Central Asian state. After the voluntary retirement of the President Nazarbayev in the country, contrary to expectations, new elections – free and democratic, will take place very soon – on June 9. In this regard correspondents of the Georgian news agency "GRUZINFORM" asked questions to the deputy of Parliament of Georgia David Chichinadze who lived and worked in Kazakhstan...

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Julian Assange arrested in UK on behalf of US for extradition

  • 15 Apr 2019
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Julian Assange used the Ecuadorean embassy in London as a "centre for spying", the country's leader Lenin Moreno has said. He also said no other nation had influenced the decision to revoke the WikiLeaks founder's asylum, which he said followed violations by Assange. President Moreno claimed Ecuador's old government provided facilities within the embassy "to interfere" with other states. Assange's lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, had earlier accused Ecuador of "outrageous allegations". President Moreno - who came to power in 2017 - said of...

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Comedian leads presidential election in Ukraine

  • 03 Apr 2019
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The results of the first round of the presidential election in Ukraine will pit incumbent President Petro Poroshenko against comedian and TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy. A surprisingly unpredictable election process will continue through April. Whichever way the second round of the Ukrainian presidential election on April 21st goes, it will be a historic outcome for Ukraine. If the incumbent Petro Poroshenko wins, it will be only the second time a sitting Ukrainian president has achieved re-election and unlike Leonid Kuchma’s second...

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Several dead after shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand

  • 15 Mar 2019
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There are multiple fatalities after shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, police in New Zealand have confirmed. Police commissioner Mike Bush confirmed that one person is in custody, but said it was unclear if others were involved. Witnesses told local media they ran for their lives, and saw people bleeding on the ground outside the Al Noor mosque. Authorities advised all mosques to shut down until further notice. All Christchurch schools are on lockdown. In a statement to the nation, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said...

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Astana – new Financial Bridge between Europe and Asia

  • 28 Feb 2019
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The young and ambitious independent Kazakhstan was always famous for originality of the decisions directed to attraction of foreign investors to the country. Creation of the International Financial Center "Astana" (IFCA) did not become an exception, rather confirmed the developed tradition. It turned out the unique project for the CIS country. IFCA has to become a "center"   of attraction of investments into economy of Kazakhstan, by means of own court, arbitration, the exchange and the own regulator. The organization in the...

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Insomnia: Certain types of brain cell explain genetic risk

  • 28 Feb 2019
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New research identifies individual types of brain cell and brain areas that are involved in insomnia, offering new treatment targets for this condition. Insomnia affects about a third of people living in the United States and approximately 770 million people worldwide. As many people with insomnia will know, there is a tendency to think that falling asleep is a matter of willpower. However, more and more studies are showing that it actually has a strong neurobiological component. For instance, in 2016,...

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Kyrgyzstan wants to sell dirty water – Nathan Greenberg

  • 25 Feb 2019
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In parliament of Kyrgyzstan the same old story about payment for water by Kazakhstan was raised once again. This subject was born not yesterday, but now Deputy Umbetala Kydyraliyev brought up this question again during hearings under the bill of introduction of amendments to the Water Code of KR and the legislation on water (these changes provide introduction of payment for water resources). But, as it often happens in Kyrgyzstan, quick-tempered discussion of this question was not without any incidents. Kydyraliyev, in particular, said that...

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