China’s ex-top general jailed for life

China’s ex-top general jailed for life

  • 21 Feb 2019
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Former general Fang Fenghui is the latest top brass to fall over corruption. China's military’s has been a focus of President Xi Jinping's ongoing anti-graft crackdown. Fang Fenghui, ex-chief of joint staff of the People's Liberation Army, was found guilty of bribery and having huge wealth that he had been unable to account for, according to Xinhua. The 67-year-old accompanied President Xi Jinping in his first meeting with US President Donald Trump in 2017. Many officials have been jailed in what Mr Xi says is an anti-corruption...

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Drinking soda after exercise could damage kidneys

  • 29 Jan 2019
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Downing a cool soft drink after a hot workout can feel refreshing. However, according to the latest research, it may cause further dehydration and interfere with kidney function. Caffeinated soft drinks that are high in fructose are hugely popular worldwide. They need no introduction. The beverages have been widely lambasted for their potential role in both the obesity and diabetes crises, and a recent study may add a fresh health risk to the growing list. Researchers from the University at Buffalo in New York recently...

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Astana: Financial Center of the «Great Steppe»

  • 07 Dec 2018
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In December, 2015 the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the Constitutional Law on creation of the International Financial center "Astana" and in administrative style peculiar to him set the ambitious task: The center has to become the main financial hub and be among the leading financial centers of Asia in the shortest possible time. A number of the international experts predicted opening and starting of the first auction at least not earlier than in 5-6 years. The government of Kazakhstan promised to realize the idea...

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Infections and cancer: The link could be stronger than we think

  • 07 Dec 2018
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Bacteria could have a bigger involvement in cancer than scientists may have realized, according to recent research. A viral infection may be the cause of up to 20 percent of cancer cases. A study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore has uncovered a type of bacterial infection that can disrupt DNA repair in cells, which is a known cause of cancer. The same type of infection could also weaken the effect of some anticancer drugs. "Currently," comments senior study author Robert C. Gallo, who is a...

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«Institute of the presidency: Successful experience of Kazakhstan»

  • 30 Nov 2018
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At the end of the 80th of the last century during Perestroika in Kazakhstan there was nothing about reality and efficiency in slow Soviet state machinery. Time has changed and required other solutions, other form of government – presidential. In independent Kazakhstan December 1, 1991 is considered the Day of the beginning of formation of institute of the presidency. This day in the republic, almost sovereign, national presidential elections took place for the first time. At that time already acting head of state Nursultan Nazarbayev...

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Trump Cancels Meeting With Putin over Ukraine

  • 30 Nov 2018
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US President Donald Trump has canceled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit, citing an incident with Ukraine, the latest of attempts to block all talks between Moscow and Washington. After consulting with his national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Trump backed out of the scheduled meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina. President Donald Trump on Thursday cancelled his planned formal talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the...

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“Well, I have gone to Kazakhstan!” or how Astana has forced to sound this phrase in a new way

  • 12 Nov 2018
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How not to be disappointed in long days off? To go to look how people live in other cities. Hoteliers note that such option of rest was estimated at last by residents of Russia: demand for placement grows during days off and holidays. What to do if you have already been to the most interesting cities of the country? One of the options is to pay attention to the neighboring countries. Our author Olesya Vildanova has done it – she has gone to Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.        There are such...

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How too much salt affects immune cells

  • 12 Nov 2018
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New research, published in the journal Nature Immunology, now shows how a high intake of salt may cause inflammation in multiple sclerosis. One recent study reveals how excessive salt consumption may trigger inflammation in people with MS. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system destroys the protective coating around neurons called myelin. This neurological disease affects around 400,000 people in the United States and approximately 2.5 million adults...

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Scandinavian model in Central Asia

  • 24 Oct 2018
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The Central Asian republic surely moves to the status of the social state, developing the analog of the world famous "Scandinavian model". The president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev presented the new strategy of the country where growth of welfare of citizens, increase in level of income and quality of life are designated as the main priority. Kazakhstan takes the worthy place in the international rating of social development and welfare of citizens (a comment of The Legatum Prosperity Index). The 72nd position is exactly the middle...

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New human cell structure discovered

  • 24 Oct 2018
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A new structure in human cells has been discovered by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden in collaboration with colleagues in the UK. The structure is a new type of protein complex that the cell uses to attach to its surroundings and proves to play a key part in cell division. The study is published in the journal Nature Cell Biology. The cells in a tissue are surrounded by a net-like structure called the extracellular matrix. To attach itself to the matrix the cells have receptor molecules on their surfaces, which...

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