North Korea unveils U.S. proposal of Dec. talks, repeats call for new solution SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The United States offered talks with North Korea in December, but Pyongyang is willing to engage only if Washington first unveils a fundamental solution to resolve the nuclear impasse, the North's top nuclear envoy said Thursday, Yonhap reports.
Kazakh Ambassador meets with members of Milli Majilis of Azerbaijan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – This week, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan Serzhan Abdykarimov met with the member of the Milli Majlis (Parliament) of Azerbaijan - the head of the Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan friendship group Adil Aliyev and the member of the Milli Majlis - member of the friendship group Bakhtiyar Sadigov, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Elbasy chairs session of Samruk-Kazyna Fund management council NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – First President of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev chaired the session of the Council for management of the National Welfare Fund «Samruk-Kazyna», Kazinform has learnt from Elbasy’s press service.
Kazakh boxers to vie for Olympic licenses – Serik Sapiyev NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Serik Sapiyev, Chairman of the Physical Culture and Sports Committee, revealed names of Kazakhstani boxers who will vie for licenses to represent the country at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic, Kazinform reports.
OPEC predicts oil and gas will still supply most global energy demand in 2040 ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM - Oil and gas will continue to play a central role in achieving sustainable economic development and reducing ‘energy poverty’, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, has told industry leaders at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, ADIPEC, WAM reports.
Second Summit of World Religious Leaders kicks off in Baku BAKU. KAZINFORM - Today, the Second Summit of World Religious Leaders, which will bring together political, public, scientific and religious figures of various countries and representatives of international organizations, starts its work in Baku, Trend reports.
Climate change, corruption blamed for Venice flood devastation VENICE: Much of Venice was left under water after the highest tide in 50 years ripped through the historic Italian city, beaching gondolas, trashing hotels and sending tourists fleeing through rapidly rising waters.
6 killed in fire caused by oil spill in northern Egypt: ministry CAIRO. KAZINFORM At least six people were killed and 15 others injured on Wednesday in a fire caused by the leakage of an oil pipeline in Beheira Province north of the capital Cairo, the Egyptian Ministry of Health said in a statement, Xinhua reports.
KAZAKH INVEST: Italy invested $6.6bn in Kazakhstan economy NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The First Kazakh-Italian business forum was held in Nur Sultan. The event, organized as part of the working visit of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic Manlio Di Stefano to Kazakhstan, was attended by over 200 representatives of business communities, national companies, government bodies of the two countries, Kazinform learnt from KAZAKH INVEST.
WHO launches first-ever insulin prequalification programme to expand access to life-saving treatment for diabetes GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the start of a pilot programme to prequalify human insulin to increase treatment for diabetes in low- and middle-income countries, Kazinform refers to WHO.
Memoranda worth $200 mln inked by Turkestan region's mayor and Turkish companies TURKESTAN. KAZINFORM - The delegation of the Turkestan region, headed by the region’s mayor Umirzak Shukeyev, took part in the Kazakh-Turkish business forum in Istanbul, Kazinform reports citing the press service of the regional Akimat.
One child dies of pneumonia every 39 seconds, agencies warn UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM Pneumonia claimed the lives of more than 800,000 children under the age of five last year, or one child every 39 seconds, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, Xinhua reports.
Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan meets with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights GENEVA. KAZINFORM – Last week, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva, Zhanar Aitzhanova, met with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in Geneva, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Days of Kazakhstan Medicine kicks off in Kyrgyzstan BISHKEK. KAZINFORM Days of Kazakhstan Medicine kicked off in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. More than 100 delegates from Kazakhstan led by Minister of Healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov will visit the neighbor republic from November 13 to 14, Kazinform reports.
First President receives rector of Al-Farabi KazNU NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev has received Galimkair Mutanov, rector of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazinform reported with the reference to the press service of Elbasy.
Majilis OKs bill on ratification of Agr't on Harmonization of EAEU member states’ legislation on financial markets NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Majilis has approved the bill «On ratification of the Agreement on Harmonization of the Legislation of the EAEU member states in the field of financial markets,» Kazinform correspondent reports.
Expansion of Iran-Kazakhstan economic ties understandable envoy says GORGAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan’s ambassador to Iran noted that there are grounds for expanding economic ties between his country and the Islamic Republic of Iran, which could be used to develop investment and boost trade between the two sides, IRNA reports.
Belarus, Austria expected to triple trade, double investment VIENNA. KAZINFORM – The visit of Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko to Austria and the agreements reached at the Belarusian-Austrian business forum are truly historic events, Belarus' Economy Minister Dmitry Krutoi told the media in Vienna, BelTA has learned.
London hosts Kazakh jazz band’s concert LONDON. KAZINFORM - The concert of the student jazz band of the College of the Kazakh National University of Arts (KazNUA) was hosted in London last week ahead of the band’s performance at the Lord Mayor’s Show. The visit of the jazz band was organized as part of the Rukhani Janghyru program, as well as within the Year of Youth in Kazakhstan, Kazinform has learnt from the Kazakh Embassy in London.
14-year-old boy admits to slashing schoolgirl in Japan AOMORI. KAZINFORM - A 14-year-old boy who was arrested for allegedly slashing an elementary schoolgirl in Aomori Prefecture, northeastern Japan, has admitted to attacking the girl with intent to kill her, police said Wednesday.
Customs officers detain Russian with saiga horns worth $623.000 WEST-KAZAKHSTAN REGION. KAZINFORM - A citizen of the Russian Federation was trying to transport saiga horns worth over KZT242 million from Kazakhstan to Russia, Kazinform reports with the reference to the press service of the Kazakh National Security Committee.