Kazakhstan to have early presidential vote in 2 months

Asia & Pacific 04/09/19, 06:08

Kazakhstan's interim president on Tuesday ordered an early presidential election in two months' time.Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who became the acting head of state after last month's unexpected resignation of Nursultan Nazarbayev, said in a televised address to the nation that the ...

Russian supply ship reaches space station in record time

World 04/04/19, 12:50

An unmanned Russian spacecraft carrying more than three tons of cargo has set a record time for a trip to the International Space Station, docking with the orbiting outpost in three hours and 21 minutes.The Progress freighter blasted off Thursday ...

Kazakhstan leader Tokayev in Moscow for 1st foreign visit

Europe 04/03/19, 09:09

Kazakhstan's interim president is making his first foreign visit since being appointed two weeks ago, meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, formerly the speaker of the upper house of Kazakhstan's parliament, was named the country's leader after ...

Hazard scores in 100th game as Belgium beats Cyprus

Europe 03/24/19, 17:09

Eden Hazard scored in his 100th international game for Belgium on Sunday, helping his team to a 2-0 win over Cyprus in European Championship qualifying.Hazard curled the ball into the top corner in the 10th minute after receiving a pass ...

20 detained at protests in Kazakhstan

Asia & Pacific 03/22/19, 04:26

Media reports say that more two dozen people have been detained in Kazakhstan's capital over a proposed name change.The parliament in this Central Asian nation voted earlier this week to change the name of the capital Astana to Nursultan after ...

Kazakhstan beats Scotland 3-0 as European qualifying starts

Sports 03/21/19, 12:03

Scotland's hopes of returning to major-tournament football after a 22-year absence suffered a heavy blow Thursday with a 3-0 loss to Kazakhstan in the first qualifier for next year's European Championship.The Kazakhs scored twice in the opening 10 minutes and ...

New Kazakh president sworn in after longtime leader resigns

World 03/20/19, 02:00

Kazakhstan has sworn in Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as interim president a day after longtime leader Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned.Tokayev, a career diplomat who had been senate speaker, can serve the remainder of Nazarbayev's term ahead of scheduled elections next year.Nazarbayev surprised many ...

Kazakhstan’s president steps down after 30 years

Europe 03/19/19, 08:33

Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has ruled the oil-rich ex-Soviet nation of Kazakhstan for nearly three decades, has announced his resignation.Nazarbayev said in a televised address to the nation Tuesday that he has taken the "difficult" decision to terminate his authority as ...

US-Russian crew blasts off to International Space Station

Europe 03/14/19, 14:22

A Russian-American crew of three has blasted off to the International Space Station, making a second attempt to reach the outpost after October's aborted launch.A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch along with Roscosmos' Alexei ...

Kazakh activist complains of pressure by authorities

Europe 03/14/19, 03:56

A prominent activist from Kazakhstan who is campaigning for the release of ethnic Kazakhs in China says he was forced to sign blank documents under house arrest.Serikzhan Bilash, head of the advocacy group Atajurt, was accused of "inciting ethnic hatred" ...

Kazakhstan says 4-time Olympian arrested in doping raids

Sports 02/28/19, 03:26

The Kazakhstan Olympic Committee says four-time Olympian Alexei Poltoranin is among five skiers arrested in Austrian police raids targeting an alleged doping network.Poltoranin, who has won two world championship medals, was a non-starter at the world championship 15-kilometer race after ...

Boxing faces breakaway threat ahead of 2020 Olympics

Sports 02/09/19, 07:37

Amateur boxing faces a breakaway threat ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after its international federation elected a president accused of ties to organized crime.The federation, known as AIBA, says a "rogue group" led by unnamed "Kazakhstani individuals" has ...

Switzerland stuns Sweden 2-0 to reach world junior semis

Hockey 01/02/19, 18:47

Luca Hollenstein made 41 saves and Switzerland stunned Sweden 2-0 on Wednesday to advance to the world junior hockey semifinals.Yannick Bruschweiler scored in the first period and Luca Wyss connected in the second in the final second of a power ...

Russia beats Switzerland 7-4 in world junior hockey

Hockey 12/30/18, 23:52

Kirill Slepets broke a tie short-handed early in the third period and Russia added three more goals to beat Switzerland 7-4 on Sunday night in the world junior hockey championship.Russia kept pace with Canada at 3-0 in round-robin play, setting ...

Russia beats Czech Republic 2-1 in world juniors

Hockey 12/28/18, 22:46

Artyom Galimov and Nikolai Kovalenko scored and Russia beat the Czech Republic 2-1 on Friday night to improve to 2-0 in the world junior hockey championship.Pyotr Kochetkov made 24 saves for Russia, allowing only Jachym Kondelik's second period goal.Tied with ...

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