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FILM: Kazakhstan Director Shoots Borat Sequel

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A film director in Kazakhstan has shot a sequel to Sacha Baron Cohen's famous comedy Borat in a bid to improve the country's image. When it was relea...

Kazakhstan Shows Senate How to Start New Start Treaty

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

While the lame duck U.S. Senate was dithering and dissembling last week over ratifying a new nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, Kazakhstan took a giant step towards preventing nuclear terrorism and making the world safer.

Revisiting Kazakhstan: An Economic Approach Beyond Petroleum

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Has Kazakhstan turned the corner from its Soviet years? Probably not politically, but the time has come to revisit this Central Asian republic's economic potential.

Anna Chapman, 'Bombshell' Russian Spy, Steals Show At Kazakhstan Space Launch

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — Red-haired Russian spy Anna Chapman has appeared in southern Kazakhstan to wave goodbye to a U.S.-Russian crew that will go i...

Wheat Prices Rising on Russia Drought, But Panic Is Unjustified

Minyanville | Minyanville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The drought in Russia Ukraine and Kazakhstan has spurred the biggest one-month rise in wheat prices in 30 years leading to a state of near-panic with...

One Year Later: Still Wrongfully Jailed

Jeff Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Goldstein

One year ago today, Yevgeniy Zhovtis, Kazakhstan's best-known human rights defender, was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and sentenced to four years imprisonment.

A New Partnership for Religious Freedom

Leonard A. Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leonard A. Leo

Hopefully, the United States and Germany will recognize that religious freedom abuses are the "canary in the coal mine" for other human rights violations and take action.

From Totalitarianism to Turbines: The Unending Struggle for Power in Central Asia

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 06.29.2011 | World
Derek Henry Flood

The deadly June crisis in southern Kyrgyzstan highlights the extreme fragility in Central Asia's inherently flawed post-independence nation-state structures. However, the five republics are being simultaneously courted by the U.S. military.

The World's Largest Tent, Khan Shatyr, Debuts In Astana, Kazakhstan

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The world's largest tent Khan Shatyr has debuted in Kazakhstan's capital city, Astana. The nearly 500-foot tall structure is host to a variety of exc...

Tobacco Giant Philip Morris Is Hooked on Child Labor (Video)

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Everyone knows smoking is a costly habit, taking a toll on your health and your wallet. What you probably didn't know is that the tobacco industry extracts a much dearer price from children laboring in the remote fields of Central Asia.

Watch: Hellish Work, Tobacco Workers in Kazakhstan

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

Every year, tens of thousands of migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan travel to the Central Asian economic powerhouse of Kazakhstan in search of employment.

Kazakhstan: Migrant Tobacco Workers Cheated, Exploited

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

The government of Kazakhstan should carry out rigorous labor inspections, prosecute abusive employers, and carry out timely and effective investigations into allegations of abuse.

The Cost of Corruption

Peter Zalmayev | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Zalmayev

OSCE member states gathered in Oslo for a session of the Parliamentary Assembly, whose theme is "Combating Transnational Crime and Corruption." Led by Kazakhstan, the irony of a corrupt government presiding was palpable.

Groundbreaking Speech by Ban Ki-moon on Eve of NPT Review

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

In a Huffington Post exclusive, Peace Action organizers of the "Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World" Conference at Riverside Church -- ...

Bakiyev, Kyrgyzstan's Deposed President, Flies To Kazakhstan

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSH, Kyrgyzstan — The deposed president of Kyrgyzstan left the country Thursday for neighboring Kazakhstan, allaying fears of a civil war in the...

Why Kazakhstan Is Front and Center at the Global Nuclear Security Summit

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Al Eisele

Few Americans may have heard of it or even know where it is, but Kazakhstan appears ready to awaken from its role as the sleeping giant of Central Asia.

Kazakhstan Eyes Failing Grade at Mid-Term

Sam Patten | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Patten

Unless the Kazakhs start showing a little more respect for the democratic institutions the OSCE was conceived to support, lending credibility to their summit hardly sends the right message.

California's Debt: Now Riskier Than Kazakhstan's - And A Bigger Worry Than Greece?

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just how dangerous is California's budget crisis? Extremely dangerous, according to two recent evaluations of California's debt by financial indust...

This Year, the Fox Will Guard the Henhouse

Vyacheslav Abramov | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vyacheslav Abramov

The idea that my country's government will chair the OSCE this year is a little analogous to asking the fox to guard to the henhouse, yet that is the situation we now face.

Bronx News Roundup, Jan. 8

Bronx News Network | Bronx News Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A 10-man brawl broke out yesterday night in front of a Radioshack in Longwood. Two of the men have been left with stab wounds from a screwdriver and a...

Report: Iran Seeking To Smuggle Raw Uranium From Kazakhstan

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA — Iran is close to clinching a deal to clandestinely import 1,350 tons of purified uranium ore from Kazakhstan, according to an intellige...

Summit Up 1-5-10

Summit Daily News | Summit Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Kazakhstan, Home News

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world's only daily column that feels like it's in Montana today - or maybe Kazakhstan. Yep, wide ...

Chevron Gets Fixed

Antonia Juhasz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Antonia Juhasz

On Sunday, Chevron became the first oil company to come under a Yes Men Audience Attack. Chevron was chosen because it's different from other oil companies.

Political Trials and Crimes Against Reality

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

It's a crime against reality for us to carry on pretending that countries like Kazakhstan can hold fair trials.

The Scandal of International Religious Persecution

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

There is a good argument for treating religious liberty as the first freedom. If a government is unwilling to protect basic freedom when it comes to religious faith, then it is unlikely to tolerate political free-thinking either.