Latest Kazakhstan News

Poland bans Ukraine activist from Europe, raising questions

Aug. 20, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has used its powers as a European Union member to ban a human rights Ukrainian activist from all 26 countries in Europe's Schengen area, saying she poses a security threat following allegations that she works for Russian interests. Some government critics, however, have...

Putin hosts Turkmen counterpart after signing Caspian deal

Aug. 15, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has hosted the leader of Turkmenistan for talks following the signing of an agreement on that divides the resources of the Caspian Sea among neighboring countries. Putin's talks with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov followed Sunday's summit in...

5 nations sign deal on Caspian Sea water, fishing rights

Aug. 12, 2018 8:31 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Leaders of the five countries along the Caspian Sea have signed a convention aimed at ending decades-long uncertainty over exploitation of its resources. The agreement signed Sunday in Aktau, Kazakhstan, by the presidents of Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, establishes...

Suspect confesses in killing of Olympic figure skater

Jul. 20, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — One of two men detained in Kazakhstan on suspicion of killing Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has confessed, authorities said Friday. Prosecutor Berik Zhuyrektayev said in a televised statement that Nuraly Kiyasov "confessed his guilt in the presence of an attorney" while being...

Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten killed

Jul. 19, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten was killed Thursday, and prosecutors in Kazakhstan said they were treating the case as murder. Ten was stabbed after a dispute with people who allegedly tried to steal a mirror from his car in his home city of Almaty, Kazakh news agencies reported....

Russian cargo ship makes fastest-ever trip to space station

Jul. 10, 2018 10:37 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian cargo ship delivered a fresh load of fuel, food, and other supplies for the International Space Station on Tuesday, making it in record time. The Progress MS-09 lifted off as scheduled at 3:51 a.m. (2151 GMT; 5:51 p.m. EDT Monday) from the Russia-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in...

The Latest: Sharapova loses in Wimbledon's 1st Rd

Jul. 3, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Maria Sharapova lost in the first round at Wimbledon after fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko came from a set and a break down to oust the former champion. Sharapova served for the match at 5-3 in the second set and was up a break in the...

Cadets turn out at Coast Guard Academy for start of training

Jul. 2, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Military training for the newest class of cadets at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut has begun on one of the hottest days of the year. Almost 300 students were expected to be sworn in Monday for the start of training. They hail from 48 states and also include international...