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U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh Travels to Greece, Turkey, and Kazakhstan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh will travel to Athens, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey; and Almaty, Kazakhstan, July 16-20. On July 16 in Athens, the Assistant Secretary will meet with government counterparts to discuss U.S. economic priorities and explore means … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh Travels to Greece, Turkey, and Kazakhstan

U.S. Department of State News: United States and China Host Regional Counter Nuclear Smuggling Workshop

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States and China jointly hosted a regional workshop on Counter Nuclear Smuggling from July 10 – 12, 2018, at the China National Nuclear Security Center of Excellence outside of Beijing. This collaboration reaffirmed the commitment of both nations to partner together against … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: United States and China Host Regional Counter Nuclear Smuggling Workshop

DZHEZKAZGAN, Kazakhstan | Russian space capsule with 3 crew lands in Kazakhstan

DZHEZKAZGAN, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying three astronauts from the International Space Station has landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan. The capsule landed at 6:39 p.m. (1239 GMT) on Sunday without apparent problems, descending under a red-and-white parachute. Aboard were Russian Anton Shkaplerov, American Scott Tingle and Japan’s Norishige Kanai, ending … Continue reading DZHEZKAZGAN, Kazakhstan | Russian space capsule with 3 crew lands in Kazakhstan

Serena Williams set for 1st-round match at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. /March 07, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Serena Williams makes her return to the pro tour after a 14-month absence with a first-round match at the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday. She will play Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan in a night match at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Williams has played just one Fed Cup doubles … Continue reading Serena Williams set for 1st-round match at Indian Wells

Canelo Alvarez tests positive for banned drug, blames meat

LOS ANGELES/March 05, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Middleweight boxer Canelo Alvarez has tested positive for a banned drug, and his promoters blame contaminated meat. A voluntary test showed Alvarez had traces of clenbuterol. A statement from Golden Boy Promotions said the amount was consistent with meat contamination that has impacted athletes in Mexico and China. Daniel … Continue reading Canelo Alvarez tests positive for banned drug, blames meat

52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan

MOSCOW/January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A bus fire in Kazakhstan killed 52 people on Thursday in a vast snow-covered steppe, officials said. The tragedy happened near the village of Kalybai in the northern Aktobe region, the Emergencies Department of the former Soviet nation in Central Asia said. Authorities said that only five of 57 people on the … Continue reading 52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan

NASA astronaut and 2 Russian cosmonauts return to Earth

MOSCOW (AP)(STL.News) — Three astronauts from the International Space Station have successfully landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan — two from Russia and one from the United States. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and Russia’s Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko touched down at 5:20 p.m. local time Monday after spending 173 days in space. NASA’s Peggy … Continue reading NASA astronaut and 2 Russian cosmonauts return to Earth