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President Obama discusses Ukraine with Kazakh president

President Obama discusses Ukraine with Kazakh president

March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan on Monday regarding the crisis in Ukraine.
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More oil expected from Kazakhstan

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The Kazakh Ministry of Energy outlined a strategic 2014 agenda to the nation's president, a plan that calls for a slight increase in oil production.

Former Kazakhstan banker and minister accused of embezzling billions

PARIS, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A French court ordered former Kazakhstan Minister for Energy, Industry, and Trade Mukhtar Ablyazov to be extradited, preferably to Russia.

Russia, Kazakhstan reach new agreement on Baikonur launch center

MOSCOW, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan say they have agreed on a three-year road map for the joint use of the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.

Extradition sought for accused former BTA Bank chairman

PARIS, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Lawyers for former BTA Bank chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov accused Kazakhstan of trying to extradite their client, who's in France, through Russia and Ukraine.
Kanye West, Beyonce sing at wedding in Kazakhstan

Kanye West, Beyonce sing at wedding in Kazakhstan

MOSCOW, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Kanye West and Beyonce were among the performers at a lavish wedding party for Aisultan Nazarbayev, the grandson of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Kazakh businessman denied bond by French court for own safety

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A French judge has ordered Kazakh businessman Mukhtar Ablyazov to stay in jail for his own safety until his extradition hearing in September.

Kazakhstan accused of ignoring torture

LONDON, July 11 (UPI) -- Amnesty International said Kazakhstan has failed to end prisoner abuse in the wake of a deadly crackdown on protesters in 2011.

Kashagan oil field gets kick start

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, July 1 (UPI) -- An energy company operating in Kazakhstan announced development is under way at the giant Kashagan oil field, one of the largest in the world.

EU lauds energy ties to Kazakhstan

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, June 4 (UPI) -- The European Union values Kazakhstan as a strategic partner in the energy sector and stronger ties are expected, the European Commission president said.

Kazakhstan launches renewables push

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Kazakhstan, which is chronically short of electricity generation capacity to meet growing demand, is opting for a big push into renewables, the government says.

Turkish PM: Downed airliner carried ammo

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Ankara was carrying banned ammunition.

Eni's CEO meets Kazakh president

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Italian energy company Eni is optimistic about the prospects for future energy development in Kazakhstan, the company chief executive officer said.

Kazakh riots plagued by uncertainty

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, July 12 (UPI) -- There are too many unanswered questions surrounding the use of force during demonstrations in Kazakhstan in December, a top U.N. official said.

Kazak president's nephew conned Columbia

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- Court papers say Daniyar Nazarbayev, the step-nephew of Kazak President Nursultan Nazarbayev, conned his way into Columbia University in New York.
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Members of the Eurasian Economic Community, Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia (L), Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, (2nd L), Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, Imomali Rakhmonov of Tajikistan, Kurmanbek Bakiyev of Kyrgyzstan and Alexander Lukashenko of Belorussia (R) walk to the Konstantin Palace outside St. Petersburg, January 25, 2006. Heads of these ex-Soviet countries hold a summit that aims to restore economic ties lost after the 1991 Soviet collapse, (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)
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Nursultan Abishuly Nazarbayev (Kazakh: Нұрсұлтан Әбішұлы Назарбаев ; Russian: Нурсултан Абишевич Назарбаев ) (born 6 July 1940) has served as the President of Kazakhstan since the nation received its independence in 1991, due to the fall of the Soviet Union.

In 1984 Nazarbayev became the Chairman of the Council of Ministers, working under Dinmukhamed Kunayev, the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan. He served as First Secretary of the Kazakh Communist Party from 1989 to 1991.

Nazarbayev criticized Askar Kunayev, head of the Academy of Sciences, at the 16th session of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan in January 1986 for not reforming his department. Dinmukhamed Kunayev, Nazarbayev's boss and Askar's brother, felt deeply angered and betrayed. Kunayev went to Moscow and demanded Nazarbayev's dismissal while Nazarbayev's supporters campaigned for Kunayev's dismissal and Nazarbayev's promotion. Mikhail Gorbachev accepted the resignation of a deflated Kunayev, replacing him with Gennady Kolbin, an ethnic Russian, triggering three days of riots known as the Jeltoqsan.

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