Seoul sets date for snap election to replace Park

Acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn was involved in two important decisions Wednesday — finalizing May 9 as the date for the country’s snap election and confirming that he will not be running in the race. Hwang had been seen as the best hope of challenging the domination of liberal frontrunner Moon Jae-in based on […]

EU extends sanctions over Ukraine crisis for six months

The European Union on Monday prolonged by another six months sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals over their role in the Ukraine crisis. The European Council, representing the 28 member states, said it “prolonged the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months […]

Shavkat Mirziyoyev: Lasting co-op established with Turkmenistan

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s visit to Turkmenistan confirmed his commitment to the development of trust-based and mutually beneficial relations with all countries, primarily with neighboring ones, according to the Uzbekistan National News Agency (UzA). Mirziyoyev arrived on a state visit to Turkmenistan on March 6. During the meeting with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Mirziyoyev congratulated […]

Rio Tinto plans investing in geological exploration in Kazakhstan

  Australian-British concern Rio Tinto plans considerable investments in geological exploration in Kazakhstan, the Kazakh Investment and Development Ministry said March 9. The announcement came after a meeting of Kazakh Deputy Minister for Investment and Development Timur Toktabayev with Rio Tinto Geological Exploration Director Dave Andrews and Exploration Director for the Eurasia-Africa Region Ken Tainton. […]