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Obama Consults Spain, Kazakh Leaders On Ukraine

AP | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has spoken with the leaders of Spain and Kazakhstan about the crisis in Ukraine. The calls o...

Drop The Stan? Kazakh Leader Is Thinking About It

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2014 | World

ALMATY, Feb 7 (Reuters) - President Nursultan Nazarbayev may drop the 'stan' from Kazakhstan to distinguish his booming oil-rich nation from the res...

Drivel from Dictators

Freedom House | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Freedom House

by Daniel Calingaert Executive Vice President Dictators come up with some pretty lame excuses for abusing the rights of their citizens. And these ex...

Hero Worship Of Kazakhstan's President Hits New Height

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 12.01.2012 | World

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Kazakhstan on Saturday observed a new holiday lauding President Nursultan Nazarbayev, part of a growing cult of personality arou...

Crimes Against Humanity--And Fashion: World's Worst-Dressed Dictators

TruTV.com | Posted 04.02.2012 | Weird News

Crushing entire nations can leave little time for wardrobe decisions. From Adolf Hitler to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, dictators past and present have on...

Obama Urges North Korea To 'Pursue Peace'

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — President Barack Obama said Tuesday the threat of nuclear weapons remains a potent challenge for the globe to confront, tel...

Once Upon A Dictator: Kazakh President Gets Fairy Tale Treatment

AP | By PETER LEONARD | Posted 09.05.2011 | World

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- The life story of Kazakhstan's authoritarian president has already been the subject of a glowing cinematic biopic and a play. No...

Kazakhstan's Historic Election

Al Eisele | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Al Eisele

Kazakhstan's relatively quiet election process, with its extraordinarily high turnout and lack of violence, stood in sharp contrast to recent political and social unrest in parts of Russia and in the so-called "Arab Awakening."

Obama: Al Qaeda Would Use Nuclear Weapon If It Could

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - If al-Qaida acquired nuclear weapons it "would have no compunction at using them," President Barack Obama said Sunda...

Hillary's Big Ethics Problem: Bill

Jon Wiener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Wiener

What guidelines should govern Bill if Hillary becomes Secretary of State? Well, no more favors for human rights violators in exchange for big contributions to the Clinton Foundation -- and no more lying to the media about such deals.

Kazakhstan's President's Brother Pays Over $20M For NY Apartment

NY Post | Page Six | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

THE brother of Kazakhstan's president paid just over $20 million for an apartment at the condo-ized Plaza Hotel. The Post's Braden Keil reports oil-ri...