Looking for a Friend in Old Age
At 80, she has spent years alone in her Russian village.
How Trump’s Calls to World Leaders Are Upsetting Decades of Diplomacy
President-elect Donald J. Trump has broken with decades of diplomatic practice in freewheeling calls with foreign leaders.
Trump’s Breezy Calls to World Leaders Leave Diplomats Aghast
The president-elect’s unfiltered exchanges prompted the White House to urge him to seek the State Department’s expertise in his encounters with foreign leaders.
Gunman Stages Deadly Attack on Police Station in Kazakhstan
Three officers and two civilians were killed in Almaty, the country’s largest city, in an assault described as blending criminal and radical Islamist motivations.
Chevron Approves $37 Billion Expansion of Kazakh Oil Field
Though the move looks to be unusual at a time of low oil prices, analysts say the field has been lucrative and important for Chevron and its partners.
Drug Testing Lab in Kazakhstan Is Suspended
It was the sixth suspension announced by the World Anti-Doping Agency in the past three months, a period of unprecedented disciplinary action.
Saiga Population Grows After Mysterious Epidemic
A recent census suggests the endangered antelopes in Kazakhstan are making modest gains after illness wiped out most of the species.
Kazakhstan: Leaked Memo Reveals Plan to Stop Leaks
Kazakh officials will have to leave their smartphones at the door of government buildings beginning in line with a new policy aimed at preventing leaks of confidential documents.
Mars Mission Blasts Off From Kazakhstan
The ExoMars spacecraft consists of an orbiter that will measure methane and other gases in the Martian atmosphere and a lander that will study dust storms.
Should All Research Papers Be Free?
One woman’s guerrilla campaign seeks to tear down the paywalls of scholarly journals and make research papers free.
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