1 million British students hit by university strikes LONDON. KAZINFORM - Around 1 million students at 60 United Kingdom universities will have their studies interrupted in the coming weeks as a dispute between the institutions and their staff over pay and pensions boils down to into strike action, China Daily reports.
Alexandr Vinokurov on 2019 season, Kazakh riders and Olympic Games in Tokyo NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - After the finish of 2019 season and at the start of the preparation to the upcoming 2020 season the general manager of Astana Pro Team Alexandr Vinokurov talks about overall results of the season, evaluates performances of the team leaders and progress of the Kazakh riders and accentuates the importance of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Kazinform has learnt from the Astana Pro Team’s press service.
160 flights cancelled or rescheduled for fear of floating lanterns during Loy Krathong Festival BANGKOK. KAZINFORM The Airports of Thailand (AoT) on Friday updated the media that about 160 flights were either cancelled or rescheduled to prevent carnage from possible floating lanterns released during Loy Krathong Festival on Nov. 10 to 12.
Judoka Kyrgyzbayev voted Best Athlete of October in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Judoka Gussman Kyrgyzbayev has been voted as the Best Athlete of October in Kazakhstan at the official website of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform has learnt from Olympic.kz.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Vladimir Putin exchange memorable gifts OMSK. KAZINFORM – After wrapping up the official part of the XVI Forum of Interregional Cooperation in Omsk, Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Russian President Vladimir Putin exchanged memorable gifts, Tokayev’s Press Secretary Berik Uali posted on Facebook.
Kazinform, Yonhap vow to expand cooperation in the future SEOUL. KAZINFORM - Yonhap News Agency President Cho Sung-boo and Kazinform’s Director General Askar Umarov held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the 17th General Assembly of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies in Seoul on November 8, Kazinform reports.
Three Kazakh films compete this year at Asian World Film Festival in LA LOS ANGELES. KAZINFORM Three Kazakh films – The Golden Throne by Rustem Abdrashov, The Guardian of the Light by Yermek Turssunov and The Secret of a Leader by Farkhat Sharipov were selected for the Asian World Film Festival held from November 6 to 14 in Los Angeles, California, U.S., Kazinform reports.
A Premiere in the Capital: People who Play with Dolls NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM A story of love and deception, where ‘dolls are so similar to people’, inspired great choreographer Roland Petit to create the ballet Coppélia. A rare for this art comedy genre will appeal to both adults and their children. The premiere will be presented to a wide audience on November 22, 23 at the Astana Opera Grand Hall under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the press service of Astana Opera informs.
Statement of Kazakh Foreign Office on Riyadh Agreement NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan welcomes the signing of the Riyadh Agreement between the Government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council and commends important role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in reaching this agreement, Kazinform reports citing the MFA press service.
Ashgabat hosted int’l conference on water issues ASHGABAT. KAZINFORM An international conference «Rational use of water resources - the basis for achieving sustainable development goals» was held Nov. 7 in Ashgabat and brought together experts from ten countries, Trend reports referring to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry, Trend reports.
Tokayev, Putin acquainted with several joint projects OMSK. KAZINFORM As part of the XVI Kazakhstan-Russia Interregional Cooperation Forum in Omsk, presidents of Kazakhstan and Russia – Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Vladimir Putin – were presented a pool of existing investment projects, Kazinform reports with a reference to the Akorda press service.
Fog and ice slick forecast in Kazakhstan Nov 8 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Weather without precipitation is forecast in most parts of Kazakhstan due to the anticyclone forming over the western and southern regions on November 8. North-western, northern and eastern regions only will see precipitation, gusting wind, snowstorm and ice slick. Fog will blanket some areas, Kazinform learnt from Kazhydromet.