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Kazakhstan: Transcontinental republic in Asia and Europe
Kazakhstan, officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is the world's largest landlocked country, and the ninth largest in the world, with an area of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi). It is a transcontinental country largely located in Asia; the most western parts are in Europe. Kazakhstan is the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil and gas industry. It also has vast mineral resources.

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China uses US-made satellites for internal security: report

china uses us-made satellites for internal security: report
AsiaSat 7, a US-made satellite built for Hong Kong's AsiaSat, sits aboard a Proton-M rocket ahead of launch in Kazakhstan in 2011 A fleet of US-made satellites helps China's government police its..
WorldNews - Published

With energy exports depressed, Turkmens turn to towel smuggling

Beset by economic hardship, enterprising Turkmens have found a way to supplement their incomes - smuggling towels and bed linen into neighboring Kazakhstan.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Kazakhstan

Russian cargo ship arrives at ISS [Video]Russian cargo ship arrives at ISS

A Russian cargo ship carrying more than three-and-a-half tons of food, fuel and supplies, successfully docked at the International Space Station on Thursday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

Kazakh police detain dozens at opposition rallies after president quits [Video]Kazakh police detain dozens at opposition rallies after president quits

Protesters took to the streets three days after the surprise resignation of veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

England Rugby fans set off on epic cycle ride to Japan [Video]England Rugby fans set off on epic cycle ride to Japan

Two rugby fans and amateur cyclists dubbed 'The Hairy Handlebars' set off on their epic 6,000 mile journey from London to Tokyo to raise money for charity. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

What Is The Holiday Nowruz? [Video]What Is The Holiday Nowruz?

According to CNN.com, "For millions of people across the globe, Nowruz is no small celebration. Think Christmas, New Year's and Fourth of July combined -- and add to it fire festivities, delicious..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

New Kazakh leader hands Nazarbayev's daughter key post [Video]New Kazakh leader hands Nazarbayev's daughter key post

Kazakhstan's new president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev handed the key post of senate speaker on Wednesday to a daughter of his predecessor Nursultan Nazarbayev, who unexpectedly resigned a day earlier after..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:11Published

Kazakhstan's president abruptly resigns [Video]Kazakhstan's president abruptly resigns

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday after three decades in power. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

The Final Soviet-Era President Has Resigned In Kazakhstan [Video]The Final Soviet-Era President Has Resigned In Kazakhstan

The last remaining Soviet-era head of state has stepped down, CNN reports. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his resignation Tuesday. Nazarbayev held office for nearly three decades. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Kazakhstan's Leader Nazarbayev Resigns, Ending Three Decades In Power [Video]Kazakhstan's Leader Nazarbayev Resigns, Ending Three Decades In Power

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev unexpectedly resigned after three decades in power, in what appeared to be the first step in a choreographed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev Resigns After 3 Decades In Power [Video]Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev Resigns After 3 Decades In Power

Kazakhstan's president has announced his resignation after 3 decades in power in a pre-recorded television address. Nazarbayev has led the oil-rich nation since 1989.

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 01:16Published

Russian-US crew arrive at International Space Station [Video]Russian-US crew arrive at International Space Station

A Russian-American crew has arrived at the International Space Station, five months after a botched launch led to an emergency landing for two of the three astronauts. This time, the Russian Soyuz..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

Redo launch with astronauts from Oct. failure [Video]Redo launch with astronauts from Oct. failure

A Russian-made Soyuz rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, carrying three astronauts into space, two of whom survived a mid-air rocket failure in October. Rough Cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Expedition 59 Crew Lifts Off From Baikonur Cosmodrome [Video]Expedition 59 Crew Lifts Off From Baikonur Cosmodrome

According to Reuters, a Soyuz MS-12 took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 14th. The crew of Expedition 59 included NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Five athletes arrested in doping raids at Nordic skiing world championships [Video]Five athletes arrested in doping raids at Nordic skiing world championships

Police arrest five skiers in anti-doping raids as part of an operation targeting a 'criminal organisation' based in Germany.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:49Published

 

Kazakhstan’s acting leader to run for president

kazakhstan’s acting leader to run for president
Kazakhstan's ruling party has nominated the interim president to run in the presidential election later this year. The Nur Otan party on Tuesday voted to nominate Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who became..
WorldNews - Published

Kazakhstan's Tokayev gets veteran leader's backing for presidency

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Tuesday secured veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev's backing to run in the June 9 snap presidential election, virtually guaranteeing Tokayev's victory.
Reuters - Published

Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev backs Tokayev for president

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Tuesday secured veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev's backing to run in the June 9 snap presidential election, virtually guaranteeing Tokayev's victory.
Reuters - Published

Fed Cup: How Great Britain can thrive after World Group promotion

fed cup: how great britain can thrive after world group promotion
GB returned to Fed Cup World Group level with a 3-1 win over Kazakhstan - but can they be competitive against the world's best?
BBC News - Published

Fed Cup: Great Britain promoted to World Group II with play-off win over Kazakhstan

fed cup: great britain promoted to world group ii with play-off win over kazakhstan
Great Britain end a 26-year wait for Fed Cup promotion to World Group II as Katie Boulter comes from behind to seal a play-off win over Kazakhstan.
BBC News - Published

Fed Cup: Johanna Konta wins to put Great Britain 1-0 up against Kazakhstan

fed cup: johanna konta wins to put great britain 1-0 up against kazakhstan
Johanna Konta comes from a set down to beat Zarina Diyas and put Great Britain 1-0 ahead in their Fed Cup play-off against Kazakhstan.
BBC News - Published

Commerce Department Submits Report On Uranium Imports

commerce department submits report on uranium imports
The U.S. Commerce Department has submitted to the White House the results of a national security investigation into uranium imports, a spokesman for the department said on Monday, Reuters reported. The..
WorldNews - Published

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