Kazakhstan

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The flag of Kazakhstan. A premises for an embassy had been lined up close to Fitzwilliam Square in Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

Kazakhstan, the largest and richest country in central Asia, has cancelled plans to open an embassy in Ireland due to an issue over protocol with the (...)

Facebook  chief  Mark Zuckerberg at a US Senate hearing in April. The  distribution of fake news could be combated by sanctioning social media platforms. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

People of all political hues have concerns about the quality of public debate today. All too often reason plays second fiddle to prejudice. Facts go u(...)

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Biopharmaceutical firm Amryt has signed a deal with Aegerion Pharmaceuticals to expand its exclusive licence agreement for Lojuxta (lomitapide). The(...)

The cast of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, it’s no Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter.

Over the last few weeks, if you went among the film community, you’d find critics, distributors and exhibitors mouthing certain apparently unrelated w(...)

Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya speaks after Members of the United Nations Security Council voted against a Russian resolution condemning “aggression” against Syria by the US and its allies during an emergency meeting on Syria at the UN headquarters in New York, US. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

A Russian bid for the United Nations Security Council to condemn US, British and French air strikes on Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack (...)

Dutch minister for foreign affairs Halbe Zijlstra: opposition parties are demanding his resignation. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

Dutch foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra admitted on Monday he had lied about hearing Russian president Vladimir Putin make comments about plans for a “g(...)

Hong Kong is seen as a major threat due to major Chinese banks moving in to fund leasing companies there. Photograph: iStock

The latest figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), published in December 2017, have forecast net profit for the industry of $(...)

Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev recently ordered that his country’s language dump its modified Cyrillic script in favour of the Latin alphabet. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
Endangered apostrophe

These are uncertain times for the humble apostrophe – those suspended squiggles rejected by George Bernard Shaw as “uncouth bacilli” and dismissed by (...)

A bus burns on a road  near the village of Kalybai in Kazakhstan. Emergency officials say 52 people of 57 on the bus died on the fire. Photograph: Kazakhstan Ministry for Emergency Situations via AP

A bus fire in northwestern Kazakhstan killed 52 Uzbek citizens on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia, the Kazakh interior ministry sai(...)

Erden Kazhybek, the head of Kazakhstan’s Institute of Linguistics, illustrates different spellings of one sound in the Kazakh language in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photograph: Andrea Bruce/New York Times

In his 26 years as Kazakhstan’s first and only president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has managed to keep a resurgent Russia at bay and navigate the treach(...)

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