World’s biathlon chief Anders Besseberg steps down pending police IBU probe outcome MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Anders Besseberg, the president of the International Biathlon Union (IBU), has filed a provisional resignation over a recently launched police investigation in regard to senior executives of the world's governing biathlon body, the IBU announced in its statement on Thursday, according to TASS.
Russian court orders arrest of shopping mall’s chief technical officer KEMEROVO. KAZINFORM Kemerovo's Zavodskoy District Court ruled on Wednesday to arrest Georgy Sobolev, the chief technical officer, for two months. This technician worked for the company, which owns the Zimnyaya Vishnya (Winter Cherry) shopping mall (OJSC Kemerovo Confectionery Factory), a TASS correspondent reported from the courtroom.
Telegram founder vows to stand for freedom and privacy MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The Telegram messenger will maintain its confidentiality policy for users despite threats of potential blocking, Telegram founder Pavel Durov tweeted on Tuesday in a comment on the possibility of messenger blocking in Russia because of the refusal to hand over encryption keys, TASS reports.
Team Alvarez threatens to take 'appropriate' action following Golovkin's inflammatory comments ASTANA. KAZINFORM Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez who promotes Canelo, threatened Gennady Golovkin with retaliatory actions after he accused Canelo of knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs, sports.kz reports.
UN chief wants to see personal data protection debate under UN auspices UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM Following the unauthorized use of personal data of Facebook users, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday he would like to see all stakeholders in the information industry meet under the UN auspices to discuss such problems, Xinhua reports.
IBU suspends Kazakh national team doctor on suspicion of anti-doping rule violation. ASTANA. KAZINFORM The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has provisionally suspended Kazakhstan's biathlon team doctor Khossilbek Tagayev on suspicion of committing an anti-doping rule violation, Kazinform refers to the IBU.
European Commission triggers unprecedented sanctions procedure against Poland BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM The European Union raised the stakes to their highest level against Poland on Wednesday over judicial overhauls that Brussels calls undemocratic, laying the groundwork for an unprecedented punishment after months of acrimony, according to a Dow Jones Newswire report supplied to EFE.