December 2010

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 13 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions

Ex-bank chief in 'world's biggest fraud' case must surrender Ј4bn

The man accused of being the world's biggest fraudster has been hit with a record-breaking Ј4billion court order by a London judge. Mukhtar Ablyazov, who lives in The Bishops Avenue, Hampstead, i...

Events and opinions

Nursultan Nazarbayev: the shepherd’s son who became Kazakhstan's Emperor

A profile of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan. "There will be no festivities on my birthday," Kazakhstan's president told administrators in March. "That's an order." Perhaps i...

Events and opinions

Is the Father of the Nation Big Enough to Expand Freedom in Kazakhstan?

For a year now, Kazakhstan has chaired Eurasia's regional diplomatic talk shop, called the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Given that the one-year rotating chair is about to chang...

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan President for Life Asks for More Life

Is Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev not satisfied with just being president for life? Mr. Nazarbayev instructed scientists Tuesday at a newly opened research facility in his country to d...

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Wikileaks: Kazakh Prime Minister's 'animated' nightclub dance

Karim Massimov, Kazakhstan's Prime Minister, spent an evening dancing by himself 'animatedly' on stage at one of Astana's trendiest nightclubs, according to diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks. ...

Events and opinions

Mandelson's speeches for multi-billion fund run by Andrew's Kazakh friend

Lord Mandelson is at the centre of fresh controversy over his relationship with the super-rich after being hired by a multi-billion-pound investment company accused of being used by Kazakhstan's autoc...

Events and opinions

Court documents allege 'corrupt' Kazakhstan regime's link to FTSE firms

President has seized control of nation's investments, claims politician facing trial in England The multibillion-dollar sovereign wealth fund of Kazakhstan, which holds stakes in several London-l...

Events and opinions

Swiss authorities investigate Kulibayev money laundering allegations - report

(SRI) - Swiss prosecutors have reportedly launched an investigation into money laundering allegations by Kazakh billionaire Timur Kulibayev, according to British and Kazakh media. "The office of

Events and opinions

OSCE fails to gain powers as old conflicts smolder

ASTANA (Reuters) - Unresolved conflicts across the former Soviet Union thwarted attempts by Europe's main security watchdog to adopt new powers on Friday, sending world leaders home empty-handed from ...

Events and opinions

U.S. seeks support for Kyrgyz base, offers fuel deal

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday sought support from Kyrgyzstan's new government to retain its military air base in the Central Asian state, a transit point for its A...

Events and opinions

Kyrgyz parties agree to form coalition government

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Political leaders in Kyrgyzstan agreed on Tuesday to form a coalition government as the Central Asian state tries to create the region's first parliamentary democracy following mon...

Events and opinions

Secretary of State Clinton pushes Central Asia on human rights

ASTANA (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pressed Central Asian governments on Tuesday to expand democratic freedoms, saying countries which quash human rights only make themselves less co...

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Clinton begins four-nation tour in Kazakhstan

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday kicked off a four-nation diplomatic tour dogged by the WikiLeaks disclosure of U.S. diplomatic cables, an act she called an assault on the int...

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