Azarenka ousts Serena, books Osaka US Open final clash WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM Former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus rallied to beat 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams of the United States in the US Open on Thursday to reach her first Grand Slam final since 2013, where she will play 2018 champion Naomi Osaka.
Int’l stars excited to return to the mats at Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu 2020 ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM Excitement at getting back on the mat and competing in the largest and most prestigious event on the global jiu-jitsu calendar is running high amongst international stars as they get ready to put the final touches on their preparation for the 12th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, ADWPJJC, 2020, to be held at Abu Dhabi’s Jiu-Jitsu Arena from 17th to 21st November, 2020.
Spotlight: New research shows COVID-19 may have been in L.A. before China announces its outbreak LOS ANGELES. KAZINFORM A new study by American researchers, released on Thursday, suggests the deadly coronavirus may have already reached Los Angeles by late December, actively circulating in the area months before the first definitive cases in the United States were identified.
Number of coronavirus cases worldwide exceeds 28 million - Johns Hopkins University MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases worldwide exceeded 28 million on Friday, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University, which relies on the data of international organizations, federal and local authorities.
New virus cases under 200 for 9th day, S. Korea undecided on easing virus measures SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea's new virus cases stayed below 200 for the ninth consecutive day Friday, but the country is still undecided over whether to extend enhanced virus measures in the greater Seoul area due to sporadic cluster infections and untraceable cases.
President Tokayev briefed on Zhambyl region’s socioeconomic development NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has received today governor of Zhambyl region Berdibek Saparbayev. The Head of State was briefed on the socioeconomic development of the region as well as the plans related to the implementation of the tasks given in the state-of-the-nation address to the people of Kazakhstan, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda’s press service.
Global leaders pledge ‘quantum leap’ towards fully funding COVID-19 vaccines and treatments NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - Global leaders, including more than 30 Heads of State and Ministers, have underlined their commitment towards fast-tracking the development and production of COVID-19 tests, medicines and vaccines, that will be available for anyone, anywhere, who needs them, WAM reports.
About 180 different COVID-19 vaccines are being developed worldwide today GENEVA. KAZINFORM - There are currently about 180 vaccines against the coronavirus being developed worldwide, 35 of them are undergoing trials on humans, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing in Geneva on Thursday, TASS reports.
Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 128,539 BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - Brazil reached 128,539 deaths from COVID-19, after the 1,075 new fatal cases notified in the last 24 hours were added. The figures can be found in the COVID-19 Epidemiological Report of the Ministry of Health, unveiled during a press conference this week, Agencia Brasil reports.
EU, UK officials meet in emergency talks over controversial Brexit bill LONDON. KAZINFORM - Senior officials from the European Union (EU) and Britain met in London on Thursday for hastily arranged talks over a controversial Brexit bill as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson intended to override key parts of the Withdrawal Agreement previously agreed with Brussels, Xinhua News reports.
Bust of Abai unveiled in Bucharest BUCHAREST. KAZINFORM - The grand opening of the bust of Abai took place in the center of Bucharest. The event was attended by Romanian politicians from the Parliament and state bodies, ambassadors of foreign states, as well as representatives of academic, public and business circles, the media of the host country, Kazinform has learnt from the Kazakh Embassy in Romania.
Astana’s Sanchez in breakaway in Tour de France Stage 12 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Astana Pro Team spent a very active day at the Tour de France with Luis Leon Sanchez making part of the daily breakaway and Alexey Lutsenko and Hugo Houle attacking in the final part. In the end of the day Hugo Houle was able to stay in front in the first chasing group behind the solo winner and to finish today’s stage on 7th place, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.