Strong 5.6 earthquake reported in Tokyo
An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale shook buildings in Tokyo late Monday night. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered at about two kilometers west/northwest of Iwai, Japan, and hit at about 11:28 p.m. ET. The agency reported the temblor registered ...

Hosni Mubarak: Verdict delayed in protester killing retrial

27.09.2014 [15:47]
An Egyptian court has postponed a verdict in the retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on charges of corruption and killing protesters during the 2011 uprising. ...

Google's Moonshot Chief Claims Progress on Project Loon Balloons

26.09.2014 [16:02]
Google says it’s making progress on one of the Internet company’s more ambitious projects: An effort to beam Internet access to billions of unconnected people from high-altitude, wind-borne balloons circling the earth. ...

US companies thinking of expanding their business in Kazakhstan

23.09.2014 [18:49]
US companies intend to expand their business in Kazakhstan. On his visit to NY, the country’s Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov discussed prospects of cooperation with US investors, a Tengrinews.kz journalist reports, citing the Foreign Ministry’s Press Service. Minister Idrissov arrived in NY to attend the 69th session ...

International Fireworks Festival held in Almaty

23.09.2014 [10:45]
On the Day of Almaty city the best pyrotechnics from Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan have shown a big night show in the framework of the "Eurasian fireworks festival." "It was unforgettable! Everybody was impressed by the sky show. We have never seen that ...

World's population to reach 11 billion by 2100

20.09.2014 [13:25]
The world's population will soar by four billion to reach 11 billion by 2100. This means that the number of humans on earth is likely to be around two billion higher than previous estimates. Most of the anticipated growth is in Africa, where population is projected to quadruple from around 1 billion today to 4 billion by the end of the century. The main reason is that birth rates in sub-Saharan Africa have not been going ...

Fresh lava covers Nishinoshima Island

19.09.2014 [16:20]
The Japan Coast Guard has confirmed that fresh lava flows have almost covered Nishinoshima Island south of Tokyo. Nishinoshima's latest eruption began from the southeast seabed in November last year. The island is located about 900 kilometres from Tokyo. The new lava vent in the sea soon ...

New Japanese battery only needs water to power up smartphones in a disaster

17.09.2014 [19:48]
Sitting on several fault lines, Japan is no stranger to natural disasters and the havoc that ensues afterward. While these tragedies can’t be prevented, their effects can be lessened by making a disaster preparedness kit to handle several days without power or access to food and water. ...

NASA Awards Boeing, SpaceX $6.8B USD to Launch Astronauts to ISS by 2017

17.09.2014 [18:34]
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Tuesday announced a major effort dubbed "Launch America", which aims to offer a private partnership to replace the retired Space Shuttle by 2017. Leaked hours before, NASA's awards target two top commerical ventures locked in a heated race to ...

Japan carries out first iPS stem cell implant surgery

16.09.2014 [19:57]
Japanese researchers Friday conducted the world's first surgery to implant "iPS" stem cells in a human body in a major boost to regenerative medicine, two institutions involved said. A female patient in her 70s with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common ...

Conservative-led government concedes defeat in Sweden

16.09.2014 [15:43]
Sweden voted for a change of government on Sunday with a left-leaning bloc ending Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt’s eight years in office at the helm of a conservative-led coalition. Mr. Reinfeldt conceded defeat late on Sunday, and said he would hand in his ...

Swedish left-wing bloc wins election

15.09.2014 [21:04]
Sweden's Social Democrats and their centre-left allies are poised to return to power after defeating the centre-right government, in a general election that also resulted in strong gains for the anti-immigration party. With all voting districts tallied by Monday morning, the Social Democrat-led bloc won 43.7 percent of the vote while the ruling centre-right coalition, led by the Moderate Party, ...
Air France to cancel more flights than feared amid strike

Air France to cancel more flights than feared amid strike

15.09.2014 [20:17]
Air France-KLM AF.FR -3.34% said late Saturday that the airline would only operate four out of 10 scheduled flights on Monday because of a strike by pilots. The main pilot union at the French arm of the Franco-Dutch airline last month called for a one-week strike starting Monday to protest cost-cutting measures. ...

Kerry arrives in Turkey after Middle East tour

13.09.2014 [12:04]
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has paid a two-day visit to Ankara for a series of meetings following his Middle East tour as part of the U.S.' efforts to gain support in fighting against the Islamic State (IS). ...
Kazakh President proposes to set up SCO Coordination Council

Kazakh President proposes to set up SCO Coordination Council

12.09.2014 [17:51]
Addressing the summit of heads of state of SCO member states in Dushanbe, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed to establish a SCO Coordination Council ...

GUAM Secretary General attends international conference on transport

GUAM Secretary General attends international conference on transport

12.09.2014 [12:11]
GUAM Secretary General Valeri Chechelashvili has attended the international transport conference titled “Road transport: challenges, solutions and development prospects” in Odessa, Ukraine ...

Belarus president commends BelTA employees

11.09.2014 [19:22]
The contribution of the Belarusian Telegraph Agency to the development of the sphere of information and communication services is praiseworthy. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the relevant statement at the ceremony held on 11 September to award outstanding Belarusians, BelTA has learned ...
Dick Cheney and other republicans throw stones at Obama from Glass House

Dick Cheney and other republicans throw stones at Obama from Glass House

11.09.2014 [11:31]
Since he left the vice presidency six years ago, Dick Cheney has made a second career of criticizing President Obama, usually for his record on terrorism. Mr. Cheney was at it again on Tuesday, using a meeting with House Republicans to skewer Mr. Obama and promote his only remedy for foreign policy problems ...

Footballer banned for 70 matches for sickening assault on referee

07.09.2014 [12:44]
A footballer in Austria has been slapped with one of the longest suspensions in the history of the game: 70 matches. When you hear the circumstances, however, the punishment meted out to Ismail Gunduz of fifth-division side SK Rum may not seem so draconian ...