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Scores more Kazakh protesters arrested despite dialogue call

12 Jun 2019

NUR-SULTAN/ALMATY Kazakh police rounded up about 150 people on Wednesday as protests continued against President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev despite his call for dialogue after a disputed election.

Nazarbayev's handpicked successor Tokayev elected Kazakh president

11 Jun 2019

NUR-SULTAN/ALMATY Kazakhstan's interim president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, chosen successor of veteran ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev who retains sweeping powers, has won a snap presidential election amid protests criticising the vote as rigged. | Video

Transneft on the defensive as Russia says won't fund oil clean-up

29 May 2019

NUR-SULTAN More than a month into the biggest crisis to hit Russia's Druzhba ("Friendship") pipeline, operator Transneft and the government are at odds over who should pay to clean up the contamination that halted flows.

UPDATE 3-Transneft on the defensive as Russia says won't fund oil clean-up

29 May 2019

* Total says compensation of $15 per bbl "is being mentioned"

Exclusive: Kazakhstan to seek damages from Transneft for tainted oil loaded in Ust-Luga

17 May 2019

NUR-SULTAN/MOSCOW Kazakh oil flowing via Russia to be loaded on tankers at the Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga has been contaminated and Kazakhstan plans to seek compensation from Russian pipeline monopoly Transneft, a senior Kazakh energy official said.

EXCLUSIVE-Kazakhstan to seek damages from Transneft for tainted oil loaded in Ust-Luga

17 May 2019

NUR-SULTAN/MOSCOW, May 17 Kazakh oil flowing via Russia to be loaded on tankers at the Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga has been contaminated and Kazakhstan plans to seek compensation from Russian pipeline monopoly Transneft , a senior Kazakh energy official said.

With energy exports depressed, Turkmens turn to towel smuggling

23 Apr 2019

ALMATY Beset by economic hardship, enterprising Turkmens have found a way to supplement their incomes - smuggling towels and bed linen into neighboring Kazakhstan.

'Grandpa has quit!': Kazakhs left reeling by veteran leader's resignation

20 Mar 2019

ALMATY When Nursultan Nazarbayev announced he was stepping down as president of Kazakhstan, many people in the ex-Soviet state, where more than half the population have known no other leader, did not know how to process the news.

Shuttered at home, cement plants bloom along China's new Silk Road

31 Jan 2019

HANGZHOU, China/SHIELI, Kazakhstan On a windswept steppe in southwestern Kazakhstan, the new Chinese-backed cement plant on the outskirts of the village of Shieli stands as a gleaming symbol to some of the Central Asian country's industrialization.

Exclusive: Kazakhstan urgently looking for bank to take over Tsesnabank - sources

25 Jan 2019

ALMATY The Kazakh authorities are urgently looking for a bank to take over no. 2 lender Tsesnabank as they believe it needs new financing to prevent a collapse, three sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters.

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