Latest Kazakhstan News

Pope meets Russia envoy; decrees Ukraine-based priest martyr

Aug. 05, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis met Friday with a top official of the Russian Orthodox Church ahead of an expected meeting next month in Kazakhstan with the Russian Orthodox leader, Patriarch Kirill, who has justified the war in Ukraine. The audience was the first between Francis and the...

Pope to Kazakhstan Sept. 13-15, may meet Russia patriarch

Aug. 01, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis will travel next month to Kazakhstan, where he could meet with Patriarch Kirill, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, who has justified Moscow’s war in Ukraine. Francis, 85, will attend an interfaith conference in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan,...

China's Xi, in Xinjiang, signals no change to Uyghur policy

Jul. 15, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping, on a visit this week to the Xinjiang region where his government is widely accused of oppressing predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities, showed no signs of backing off policies that have come under harsh criticism from the U.S. and many European...

US, Russian astronauts will swap seats on rockets again

Jul. 15, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA astronauts will go back to riding Russian rockets under an agreement announced Friday, and Russian cosmonauts will catch lifts to the International Space Station with SpaceX beginning this fall. The agreement ensures that the space station will...

Russia claims credit for Elena Rybakina's Wimbledon title

Jul. 10, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Russian Tennis Federation was quick to claim Elena Rybakina as “our product” on her run to the women's title at Wimbledon. They then praised her training program in the country after she won the Venus Rosewater Dish as Wimbledon champion while...

Could Wimbledon champ Rybakina join Swiatek, Osaka at top?

Jul. 10, 2022 08:11 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — With Serena Williams nearing the end of her career and Ash Barty newly in retirement, Elena Rybakina served her way right into the Wimbledon void. With some consistency at the biggest tournaments, tennis might just have a new rival for Iga Swiatek and...

Ebden-Purcell win men's doubles title | Wimbledon updates

Jul. 09, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 9 p.m. Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell have won the men’s doubles title. The Australian pair beat defending champions Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic of Croatia 7-6...

Elena Rybakina wins Wimbledon women's final for 1st Slam

Jul. 09, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — As “unexpectable” and “unbelievable” as Elena Rybakina found her Wimbledon championship to be and as “super happy” as she was about winning a Grand Slam title at age 23 and ranked 23rd, her immediate reaction to grabbing the last point of the final Saturday...

Wimbledon to get 1st-time champ when Rybakina plays Jabeur

Jul. 08, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The names and faces of the star players at Wimbledon didn't matter to Elena Rybakina when she was a child. The majesty of the tournament made pretty a big impression, though. On Saturday, she'll get a chance to add her name to the pantheon of greats at the...

Wimbledon updates | Matthew Ebden reaches another final

Jul. 07, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 10:10 p.m. Australian duo Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell will face Croatian pair Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic in the men’s doubles final at Wimbledon. Both pairs...