Latest Kazakhstan News

Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

Oct. 18, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — An outspoken former detainee in China's internment camps for Muslims said Thursday his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal. Kazakh national Omir Bekali was asked to travel to Washington in September by the...

China says interning Muslims brings them into 'modern' world

Oct. 16, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday characterized its mass internment of Muslims as a push to bring into the "modern, civilized" world a destitute people who are easily led astray — a depiction that analysts said bore troubling colonial overtones. The report is the ruling Communist Party's latest effort...

NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch

Oct. 16, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The NASA astronaut who survived last week's failed launch and emergency landing knew he needed to stay calm. Air Force Col. Nick Hague on Tuesday described the closest call of his career: His space capsule violently ripped from his damaged rocket shortly after liftoff, then with...

Dutch humiliate Germany in Nations League, Gibraltar wins

Oct. 13, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

Germany's UEFA Nations League campaign took a humiliating blow after a 3-0 loss at old rival Netherlands on Saturday. Germany remains without a win in the top-tier League A and has yet to score a goal. In the second-tier League B, the Czech Republic got its first win in the new competition — beating host...

NASA official: Tense moments but calm crew in aborted launch

Oct. 12, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — NASA's chief heard one reassuring sound over the radio link after the aborted launch of a Soyuz capsule with an American and a Russian aboard. It was U.S. astronaut Nick Hague calmly relaying information in Russian to flight controllers. "My reaction was, 'things aren't going well and he's...

US, Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

Oct. 11, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — The problem came two minutes into the flight: The rocket carrying an American and a Russian to the International Space Station failed Thursday, triggering an emergency that sent their capsule into a steep, harrowing fall back to Earth. The crew landed safely on the steppes of...

The Latest: NASA exploring flying space station without crew

Oct. 11, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local): 11:00 p.m. NASA says it's dusting off its plans for flying the International Space Station without a crew after the aborted launch of a Russian rocket taking two astronauts toward the station. Kenny...

Russia's launch failures affect manned, unmanned spacecraft

Oct. 11, 2018 11:18 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The booster rocket failure that forced an emergency landing for two astronauts headed to the International Space Station was the first launch accident for Russia's manned-space program in 35 years. But several launches of unmanned Progress cargo ships have not gone as planned in the past...

NASA: Russian space agency says astronauts are in good condition after emergency landing in Kazakhstan

Oct. 11, 2018 5:28 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — NASA: Russian space agency says astronauts are in good condition after emergency landing in Kazakhstan.

Russian news reports say capsule carrying Russian, US astronauts has successfully made an emergency landing

Oct. 11, 2018 5:23 AM EDT
BAKIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — Russian news reports say capsule carrying Russian, US astronauts has successfully made an emergency landing.