Latest Kazakhstan News

Rybakina meets Sabalenka in Australian Open women's final

Jan. 27, 2023 00:13 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Aryna Sabalenka figures she’ll feel some jitters when she steps out on court to face Elena Rybakina in the Australian Open women's final. Saturday’s contest is, after all, Sabalenka’s first singles title match at a Grand Slam tournament. Rybakina...

Rybakina, Sabalenka to meet in Australian Open women's final

Jan. 26, 2023 10:28 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — What all seemed so different, so daunting, even, about trying to win a Grand Slam title to Elena Rybakina a little more than six months ago is now coming rather naturally. And if she can win one more match, she will add a championship at the Australian...

Swiatek, Gauff lose at Australian Open; Korda in 1st Slam QF

Jan. 22, 2023 10:39 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It all came so seemingly easy for Iga Swiatek last season — two Grand Slam trophies, eight titles overall, a 37-match winning streak, a lengthy stay at No. 1 in the rankings. Those accomplishments made everyone else expect constant greatness from...

A year after Kazakhstan's deadly riots, questions persist

Jan. 20, 2023 12:27 PM EST

Wisps of fog hung over central Almaty, Kazakhstan, last month as President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev somberly unveiled a monument to those killed a year ago in the worst unrest in the Central Asian nation's three decades of independence. Words on the stark concrete “Reverence”...

Russia will launch new capsule to return space station crew

Jan. 11, 2023 13:55 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will send up a new capsule next month to bring back three space station crew members whose original ride home was damaged, officials said Wednesday. The two Russians and one American will stay several extra months at the International Space Station as a result...

Goffin beats big-serving Bublik in Auckland

Jan. 08, 2023 22:47 PM EST

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Belgium’s David Goffin has ousted fifth-seeded Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the ASB Tennis Classic in a match which produced an engrossing clash of styles. Goffin, a baseliner who won his seventh ATP singles title last...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 06, 2023 10:46 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Claims baselessly...

2.500 dead seals found on Russia's Caspian coast

Dec. 04, 2022 13:03 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — About 2,500 seals have been found dead on the Caspian Sea coast in southern Russia, officials said Sunday. Authorities in the Russian province of Dagestan said it was unclear why the mass die-off happened but that it was likely due to natural causes. ...

Uneasy calm grips Ukraine as West prepares winter aid

Nov. 29, 2022 17:21 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An uneasy calm hung over Kyiv on Tuesday as residents of the Ukrainian capital prepared for Russian missile attacks aiming to take out more energy infrastructure as winter approaches. To ease the hardships and ensure Ukraine’s 43 million people can maintain...

Kazakh leader meets Putin in first post-election trip abroad

Nov. 28, 2022 07:22 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's leader met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, a week after winning a new seven-year term by a landslide in a snap election. Kazakhstan is a significant Russian ally, sharing a 7,600-kilometer (4,750-mile) border. But President Kassym-Jomart...