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CNNMoney: World's most expensive citiesupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 16:09:00

If you think New York is expensive, try Luanda, Angola where you'd pay $28 for a CD and about $20 for a club sandwich and a soda, according to an annual survey on the cost of living around the globe by consulting firm Mercer.

Agreement could help adoptions for the 'Kyrgyz 65'updated: Fri Jun 17 2011 13:50:00

Although the volatile politics of Kyrgyzstan rarely garner headlines in the U.S., more than five dozen American families are keeping close tabs on developments here. Each wants to adopt a young orphan from this small republic in Central Asia. For three years now, they've watched from places like Atlanta, Georgia, and Stockton, California, as Kyrgyzstan has undergone a violent revolution, a deadly outbreak of ethnic conflict, and a rocky transition to democracy.

Kyrgyzstan poll results show close raceupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 02:40:00

Nationalists held a narrow lead in Kyrgyzstan's parliamentary elections, the country's election commission said Monday.

Kyrgyzstan holds elections after turbulent yearupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 01:58:00

Polls closed Sunday in the poor but strategically important Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan as citizens turned out to elect a new parliament, after a year that has seen the president flee the country and ethnic riots that left hundreds dead.

Otunbayeva inaugurated as Kyrgyz presidentupdated: Sat Jul 03 2010 07:30:00

Roza Otunbayeva was inaugurated as president of Kyrgyzstan on Saturday, becoming the first female head of state in central Asia, state media reported.

Explainer: Kyrgyzstan's ethnic unrestupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 05:56:00

The recent outbreak of ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan threatens to further destabilize the central Asian country two months after President Kurmanbek Bakiev was toppled in an uprising.

Kyrgyzstan up closeupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 05:56:00

Nic Robertson learns first hand how the conflict in Kyrgyzstan affects Kyrgyzs, Uzbecks and Russians in Osh.

Ousted Kyrgyz president says he will not returnupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 15:20:00

Ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev said Monday that he had no intention of returning to power and hopes to remain in Belarus, Russia's Interfax news agency reported.

Kyrgyzstan's new leader tackles challenging jobupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 06:01:00

The nice thing about people new to power is they haven't yet learned the pretensions of state. When we arrived at the Kyrgyz Defense Ministry to interview Roza Otunbayeva, the chairwoman of the interim government, no one checked our identities, there were no metal detectors, and no one frisked us or checked our equipment.

What next for Kyrgyzstan?updated: Mon Jun 14 2010 06:01:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman sits down with the Kyrgyzstan's interim leader to talk about the future of her country.

45 killed in Kyrgyzstan ethnic clashesupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 13:18:00

At least 45 people are dead and more than 632 have suffered various injuries in the latest violence in the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz officials said Friday.

37 killed in Kyrgyzstan clashesupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 12:16:00

At least 37 people were killed and more than 500 suffered various injuries as a result of the latest violence in the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan, a health official told CNN on Friday.

Sources: Kyrgyz president willing to resign, with conditionsupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 10:14:00

The ousted Kyrgyz president is willing to resign if he and his relatives are allowed safe passage out of the country, according to sources in southern Kyrgyzstan.

Ousted Kyrgyz leader challenges governmentupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 00:50:00

Ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev, who hadn't appeared in public since last week's anti-government riots in the capital, is calling on his supporters to mobilize, a major Russian network reported.

1,300 U.S. troops stranded at airfield in Kyrgyzstan, military saysupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 23:41:00

About 1,300 U.S. troops have been stuck at the Manas airfield in Kyrgyzstan because of the civil unrest there.

Looters burn market in Kyrgyzstanupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 18:56:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman is on the ground in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where looters left one shop a burned shell.

Kyrgyz president accused of looting state's coffersupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 18:56:00

The chief of staff of the interim Kyrgyz government, which took over after President Kurmanbek Bakiev fled the capital, accused the president Friday of stealing the country's money when he left.

Kyrgyz president says he won't resignupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 23:57:00

The Kyrgyz president said Thursday he would not resign despite the opposition's assertion that it had ousted the government following days of bloody civil unrest in the central Asian nation.

Ice skating bear kills Russian circus handupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 14:18:00

A bear on ice skates attacked two people during rehearsals at a circus in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, killing one of them, Kyrgyz officials said Friday.

Closure of Afghan supply base beginsupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 14:23:00

Kyrgyzstan's president signed a bill Friday to close an air base that the U.S. military uses as a route for troops and supplies heading into Afghanistan, the president announced on his Web site.

U.S. base gets eviction noticeupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 14:23:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports on why Kyrgyzstan wants to close a vital U.S. air base.

Kyrgyzstan parliament votes to close key U.S. baseupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 23:04:00

Kyrgyzstan parliament has voted to close a base the U.S. military uses as a route for troops and supplies heading into Afghanistan, a government spokesman said Thursday. Kyrgyzstan: Earthquake Kills at Least 60updated: Mon Oct 06 2008 06:00:00

A powerful earthquake struck the mountains of Central Asia, destroying a village in Kyrgyzstan and killing at least 60 people

Kyrgyzstan plane crash kills 65updated: Mon Aug 25 2008 08:30:00

An Iran-bound Boeing 737 with 90 people on board crashed Sunday just outside the airport in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek, killing most passengers, a government official said.

Kyrgyzstan crashupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 08:30:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports on a passenger jet crash near the main airport of Kyrgyzstan's capitol, Bishek. 71 Dead in Kyrgyzstan Jet Crashupdated: Sun Aug 24 2008 14:00:00

71 people are dead after a passenger plane bound for Iran crashed shortly after taking off Sunday Peter King: Strain of being an icon won out over love of the gameupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 01:13:00

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan -- As it turns out, it's not about Randy Moss, it's not about being hurt, it's not about any dissatisfaction with something the Packers did or did not do.

Military: Missing USAF woman found aliveupdated: Fri Sep 08 2006 18:38:00

A U.S. Air Force major missing since Tuesday in Kyrgyzstan has been found alive, the military said Saturday.

Air Force woman missing from Kyrgyzstan mallupdated: Wed Sep 06 2006 08:59:00

A U.S. Air Force officer is missing after a trip to a shopping mall in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, a U.S. military statement said Wednesday.

Akayev era over in Kyrgyzstanupdated: Mon Apr 11 2005 03:47:00

The Askar Akayev era in the central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan is officially over.

Ousted Kyrgyz leader steps downupdated: Mon Apr 04 2005 03:58:00

Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev, who was ousted last month by protesters who took over the White House government building, has resigned effective Tuesday, Russia's Interfax news agency reported.

Kyrgyz presidential vote setupdated: Sat Mar 26 2005 08:25:00

Kyrgyzstan's parliament has set June 26 as the date for a new presidential election following the ouster of President Askar Akayev.

Kyrgyzstan at a glanceupdated: Thu Mar 24 2005 21:02:00

Following is some background material on Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyz opposition seizes powerupdated: Thu Mar 24 2005 05:19:00

Demonstrators in the central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan have seized that country's seat of government and forced the country's long-time president to flee his office, political observers and reporters in the nation's capital of Bishkek tell CNN.

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