Chileans to vote on new constitution after weeks of unrest SANTIAGO. KAZINFORM - An agreement reached between Chilean government officials and the opposition to hold a referendum on a new constitution aims to bring an end to weeks of unrest and opens up a path to bring about a new social model in the country.
Leaders of CIS, OSCE election observation missions in Belarus to meet on 17 November FANIPOL. KAZINFORM - The leaders of the CIS and OSCE observation missions to the elections to the House of Representatives of the seventh convocation in Belarus is scheduled to meet on 17 November, head of the CIS observation mission Sergei Lebedev told the media, BelTA has learned.
U.S. launches probes into S. Korean steel products over dumping SEJONG. KAZINFORM - The U.S. Department of Commerce has launched probes to determine whether forged steel fittings from South Korea and India are being dumped in the United States and to find if producers in India are receiving unfair subsidies.
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales has launched an alternative to Facebook and Twitter NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social-media website called WT: Social. The platform aims to compete with Facebook and Twitter, except instead of funding it using advertising, Wales is taking a page from the Wikipedia playbook and financing it through user donations.
Kazakhstan and Vietnam have great prospects for cooperation, Majilis Speaker DANANG. KAZINFORM - Chairman of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nurlan Nigmatulin as part of an official trip to Vietnam visited the city of Da Nang, according to the press service of the Majilis.
Senate Speaker visits Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Center in Yerevan YEREVAN. KAZINFORM - Within the framework of her official visit to the Republic of Armenia Dariga Nazarbayeva, Kazakhstan’s Senate Chairwoman, and Anna Hakobyan, wife of the Armenian Prime Minister, visited Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Center in Yerevan, according to the press service of the Senate.
Study sounds alarm on climate change for future generations BEIJING. KAZINFORM - A child born today faces multiple and life-long health harm from climate change, growing up in a warmer world with risks of food shortages, infectious diseases, floods and extreme heat, a major global study has found, China Daily reports.
WHO launches first-ever insulin program to expand access to life-saving treatment for diabetes GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The World Health Organisation,WHO, announced the start of a pilot program to prequalify human insulin to increase treatment for diabetes in low-and middle-income countries, WAM reports.
Belarus ranks 2nd in CIS by student population MINSK. KAZINFORM – Belarus has made it into the top five CIS countries with the largest student population. The relevant statistics was published on the website of the National Statistics Committee of Belarus ahead of International Students' Day marked on 17 November, BelTA has learned.