IAC EURASIA ARCHIVE

June 2015

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Events and opinions

Glitzy Facade Hides Azerbaijan's Dark Reality

Last week, during the lavish opening ceremony of Azerbaijan's European Games, Lady Gaga performed a unique, haunting rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine." The organizers behind the Games reportedly sp...

Events and opinions

Zeuge: Aliyev vergewaltigte Banker

Aliyev soll Misshandlung Spaß bereitet haben: "Er hat gelacht, Scherze gemacht". Im Prozess um die Entführung und Ermordung der kasachischen Banker Zholdas Timraliyev und Aybar Khasenov ist am Mi...

Events and opinions

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: 'I am guilty and I am sorry'

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has given his first public statement since carrying out the April 2013 terrorist attack.       “I would like to now apologize to...

Events and opinions

Compass Group subsidiary 'paid bribes to Kazakhstan customs officials'

Internal documents seen by the Guardian suggest the UK catering giant’s Kazakh unit made ‘facilitation payments’ for an unspecified period up to 2011.  An international subsidiary of Compass Grou...

Events and opinions

UN Envoy Urges Kazakhstan To Lift Curbs on Civil Liberties

Astana places severe restrictions on civil liberties, including freedom of expression, conscience, and assembly, a United Nations rapporteur says in a report published following a visit to Kazakhstan ...

Events and opinions

Rakhat Aliyev: Gutachten bestätigt Selbstmord-Theorie

In der Causa Rakhat Aliyev fand das Institut für Rechtsmedizin in St. Gallen keine Indizien auf äußere Gewalteinwirkung oder Intoxikation. Der ehemalige Botschafter dürfte Selbstmord begangen haben. ...

Events and opinions

Germany's Koehler and Schroeder reject Kazakh lobby claims

Germany's former political leaders grace the cover of this week's edition of the German news magazine Der Spiegel. But this isn't a tribute. Rather they are portrayed in fictional police mug shot...

Events and opinions

Can Kazakhstan’s Silicon Valley Effort Succeed?

In early June 2015, Kazakhstan news agency Today.kz announced that information technology giants, General Electric, Samsung, and Microsoft would be among six high-tech companies joining Kazakhstan's m...

Events and opinions

Le Kazakhgate : une affaire d’Etat

En 2010, la France vendait pour 2 milliards d'euros de matériel militaire au Kazakhstan. Des proches de Nicolas Sarkozy sont soupçonnés d'avoir, en échange, fait pression sur la Belgique.   &nb...

Events and opinions

Catastrophic Collapse of Saiga Antelope Leaves 120,000 Dead in a Month

An aerial survey conducted as part of a national monitoring program earlier this year estimated that the saiga antelope population numbered approximately 250,000 animals prior to this mass die-off, wh...

Events and opinions

Two former colleagues at mining giant ENRC found dead in US hotel

Two men who had been colleagues at the former FTSE 100 mining group Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation have been found dead at a hotel in the US. The bodies of James Bethel, 44, the former he...

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan's Constitutional Council Rejects "Gay Propaganda" Bill

The council ruled that a Russian-style bill banning "gay propaganda" could violate Kazakhstan's constitution as the country bids to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Kazakhstan's Constitutional Coun...

Events and opinions

Blair's legacy in Middle East is peace poor

Once he promised to transform Britain. Instead Tony Blair became a despised figure around the world. And now what is probably the final act in Tony Blair's political career has ended in abject failure...

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