Latest Kazakhstan News

NYC woman thanks man who returned her lost bag with $10,000

Jan. 11, 2019 1:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan woman has expressed her gratitude to a man who recovered her purse, containing $10,000, from a subway platform. Aiya Tulemaganbetova (EYE'-uh too-leh-mah-gan-beh-TOH'-vah) met with Richard Taverna on Thursday. He found her Chanel bag, including an envelope filled with $100...

China allowing 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to leave Xinjiang region

Jan. 9, 2019 7:57 AM EST

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — China is allowing more than 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to abandon their Chinese citizenship and leave the country, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said, in a sign that Beijing may be starting to feel a mounting backlash against its sweeping crackdown on Muslims in the far west region of...

Canada, Sweden fall in world junior quarterfinals

Jan. 3, 2019 1:11 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canada and Sweden tumbled out of the world junior hockey title chase in stunning quarterfinal collapses, while the United States and Russia advanced to the semifinals Wednesday night. Canada fell 2-1 to Finland in overtime after giving up the tying goal in the final...

UN Security Council gets new members, and 1 gets presidency

Jan. 2, 2019 11:48 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council has five new members, and one of them — the Dominican Republic — is starting out as the group's president. Belgium, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa also are starting their two-year terms. All five new members are being recognized...

Russia beats Switzerland 7-4 in world junior hockey

Dec. 31, 2018 1:13 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kirill Slepets broke a tie short-handed early in the third period and Russia added three more goals to beat Switzerland 7-4 on Sunday night in the world junior hockey championship. Russia kept pace with Canada at 3-0 in round-robin play, setting up a showdown Monday night...

Sweden beats US 5-4 in OT, spoiling Americans' comeback

Dec. 30, 2018 3:02 AM EST

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — Adam Boqvist scored at 3:51 of overtime to give Sweden a 5-4 victory over the United States on Saturday night in the world junior hockey championship after Ryan Phoehling scored twice in the final 37 seconds to force the extra period. Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Mikey...

Farabee has natural hat trick, US beats Kazakhstan 8-2

Dec. 29, 2018 2:37 AM EST

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — Boston University freshman Joel Farabee had a natural hat trick in a 6:52 span of the first period and the United States beat Kazakhstan 8-2 on Friday night to improve to 2-0 in the world junior hockey championship. Drafted 14th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers this...

Canada beats Switzerland 3-2 in world junior hockey

Dec. 28, 2018 1:15 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — MacKenzie Entwistle and Noah Dobson scored second-period goals and Canada held off Switzerland 3-2 on Thursday night in the world junior hockey championship to improve to 2-0 in Group A play. A night after beating Denmark 14-0, the defending champion Canadians opened the...

US rallies to beat Slovakia in world junior opener

Dec. 27, 2018 1:00 AM EST

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — Mikey Anderson and Evan Barratt scored early in the third period and the United States rallied to beat Slovakia 2-1 on Wednesday night to open the World Junior Championship. Kyle Keyser made 13 saves for the Americans, allowing only Marek Korencik's goal late in the second...

3 astronauts return from International Space Station

Dec. 20, 2018 1:38 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Three astronauts returned to Earth Thursday after more than six months aboard the International Space Station. A Russian Soyuz capsule with NASA's Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Russian Sergey Prokopyev and German astronaut Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency landed on the snow-covered...