The Soyuz crew successfully docks with the International Space Station and opens the hatch.
Kazakhstan sharpshooter Mariya Dmitrienko stood with her hand on her heart and a gold medal around her neck expecting to hear her country's national anthem at an international shooting championship in Kuwait Friday.
At least two new parties will enter Kazakhstan's parliament, where the ruling party holds every seat.
Kazakhstan extended a state of emergency in the oil town of Zhanaozen, the site of deadly clashes, to the end of this month, state media said Wednesday.
Prosecutors are investigating police actions during a protest earlier this month in which at least 16 people died, the Office of the General Prosecutor in Kazakhstan said Thursday.
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev fired his son-in-law Tuesday from a government job, state media reported, 10 days after violent unrest broke out in the Central Asian country.
A Russian rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, with a crew of three bound for the International Space Station.
A 20-day state of emergency was declared Saturday in the Kazakhstan's oil city of Zhanaozen after violent clashes between police and striking oil workers left 10 people dead.
Three astronauts returned safely to Earth on Tuesday after spending almost six months in space, NASA said.
A Russian rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, with a crew of three bound for the International Space Station.
Argentina took control on the opening day of their Davis Cup quarterfinal as they established a 2-0 lead over Kazakhstan in Buenos Aires.
It all got started with some fourth-generation North Dakota ranchers wanting to sell cattle. One of them was Dan Price, a 6-foot-3 cowboy who never seems to take off his hat, and who can make roping a calf at 15 paces, even after a few drinks, look easier than drawing a breath.
"Kazakhstan's political elites appear to enjoy typical hobbies -- such as travel, horseback riding and skiing. Not surprisingly, however, they are able to indulge their hobbies on a grand scale."
CNN's Jill Dougherty reports on the latest release from WikiLeaks which contained secret U.S. files.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton landed Tuesday in Astana, Kazakhstan, to begin a four-day trip abroad as the publication of classified U.S. State Department cables by the WikiLeaks site makes headlines around the world.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States deeply regrets disclosure of secret information.
Six countries -- China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Cuba, Morocco and Iraq -- will not attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies in Oslo, Norway, the Norweigian Nobel Committee said Thursday.
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying two cosmonauts and an U.S. astronaut from the International Space Station landed successfully in Kazakhstan early Saturday morning, NASA said.
Beaten U.S. Open finalist Novak Djokovic has been forced to withdraw from Serbia's Davis Cup semifinal against Czech Republic with gastroenteritis.
An entire village in southern Siberia was burned to ashes by a new wave of wildfires Wednesday, leaving more than a thousand homeless, authorities said.
Alberto Contador will ride for a new team when he seeks his fourth Tour de France title next year, after deciding not to renew his contract with Astana.
On the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan the country is trying to repair one of the World?s worst environmental disasters.
Russia's Soyuz spacecraft blasts off from Kazakhstan bound for the international space station.
Frenchman William Bonnet avoided a crash in the finishing straight to secure victory in the second stage of Paris-Nice -- the first major race of the European cycling calendar.
Two of the world's oil-rich countries may make it harder for oil companies to do business with them.
On the eve of a conference here Thursday on Afghanistan, NATO has signed an agreement with the foreign minister of Kazakhstan allowing transit through Kazakhstan of supplies for NATO and coalition forces.
Given the extraordinary anticipation swirling around "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," the follow-up to the 13 million-unit-selling military shooter game from 2007, living up to the hype might seem like an impossible mission.
Defending champion Jelena Jankovic overcame a determined challenge from Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan before taking her place in the second round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
England recovered from a nervy opening to thrash Kazakhstan 4-0 in Almaty and strengthen their grip on World Cup qualifying Group Six with a perfect record after six games.
A British football fan has been shot and wounded in Kyrgyzstan after a local became upset with a group of supporters chanting in a bar.
The Soyuz spacecraft landed back in Kazakhstan early Wednesday after a six-month trip to the International Space Station -- carrying a Russian, an American and a space tourist.
The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq is swiftly dwindling as security and stability return to the country, and by January only the United States and five other nations are likely to remain, according to a top military officer.
A Soyuz capsule carrying an American and two Russians touched down on target in Kazakhstan after a descent from the international space station
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will join Team Astana for his return to competitive cycling
Croatia coach Slaven Bilic sent out a defiant message on Wednesday after naming an injury-hit squad for World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and England.
For years, top college grads and ambitious middle managers sought fortune and upward mobility in places like California's Silicon Valley, London or Hong Kong. Today, the crème de la crème might be better off booking a flight to Kazakhstan or Canada.
It is a baking hot Saturday in southeast Kazakhstan, and I have joined a group of scientists, diplomats, businessmen and a ballerina aboard a Russian-built, nine-seater four-wheel-drive van to escape the city of Almaty and its mountainous backdrop.
Ruslana Korshunova, 20, leapt from the balcony of her New York apartment
No question: It's been a long time since the American public was fascinated by farm news. But with sticker shock at the checkout, the passage of a controversial $300 billion farm bill, and the increasingly skeptical coverage of the ethanol boomlet, people sure are interested now. Such news turns a spotlight on Deere & Co. Founded in 1837, it is the world's largest maker of farm equipment and a major builder of construction equipment (2007 revenues: $24.1 billion).
A Soyuz capsule carrying South Korea's first astronaut, an American and a Russian landed off-course in Kazakhstan.
Russian space officials say the crew of the Soyuz space ship is resting after a rough ride back to Earth.
The clock is chasing down 1 A.M. It's late for dinner - or for interviews - in Almaty, Kazakhstan's former capital. But self-made Kazakh uranium czar Moukhtar Dzhakishev is just hitting his stride. Between spoonfuls of Beluga caviar and bites of ruby-colored tuna flown in from Dubai, he is explaining that his small state-owned company, Kazatomprom, will soon rule the global nuclear energy industry. "I don't think there will be any competitors," he says softly. "I will eat them."
Each year, any country in the non-English speaking world that wants to be in with a chance of winning must choose just one film to represent the entire output of their country's filmmaking industry.
Fabio Capello's first competitive match as England coach will be away to Andorra in September after the dates were agreed for their 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign on Monday.
Kyle Okposo was one of five different players to score as Team USA earned a 5 -1 victory over Kazakhstan today in the opening game for both teams of the preliminary round of the 2008 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship.
Russia has revoked the right of Lufthansa's cargo unit to fly over its airspace, forcing the German-based airline to divert its flights to Kazakhstan, a company spokesman said Friday, as government negotiators from both sides met to resolve the dispute.
A Malaysian and American astronaut blast off from Kazakhstan to relieve the international space station crew.
Kazakhstan's nuclear babies
Kazakhstan's nuclear orphans are a distressing sight.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev's party won every available seat in a new parliament on Sunday after a flawed vote that the opposition said turned the clock back to totalitarian Soviet rule.
An election heralded as the first step in liberalization somehow produces a one-party government for the energy-rich former Soviet republic
Kazakhstan voted on Saturday in a parliamentary election that is bound to return a big majority for President Nursultan Nazarbayev's party and is seen as a test of the Central Asian state's democracy.
The president's son-in-law is now a fugitive from the law and his all-powerful relative
Germany's Andreas Kloeden won the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race on Tuesday and said his main target for the year is a Tour de France triumph.
Serbia coach Javier Clemente has included a majority of young players including three debutants in his 22-man squad for Euro 2008 qualifiers against Kazakhstan on March 24 and Portugal on March 28.
Former world slalom champion Ivica Kostelic failed to qualify for the men's giant slalom at the world Alpine skiing championships, when he was disqualified during qualifying because a plate on top of his bindings was too thick.
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Mu Shuangshuang set a new world record in the snatch for the women's 75kg and plus superheavyweight category as China continued their domination of the weightlifting at the Asian Games on Wednesday.
(CNN) -- With Borat fever sweeping cinemas everywhere, here is all you need to know about Kazakhstan, homeland of the world's most inept and offensive journalist.
Borat Sagdiyev is sexist, racist and anti-Semitic. He is also the main character played by Sacha Baron Cohen, in the recently released film, "Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan."
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has refuted claims by the opposition in Kazakhstan that Washington's primary concern is oil, followed by the war on terrorism, and not democracy as she claimed in a speech.
European champions Greece kept their World Cup qualifications hopes alive with an injury time goal to defeat nine-man Kazakhstan 2-1 in Almaty.
Russia's Photon M-2 laboratory has safely returned to Earth with its crew of lizards, scorpions, snails and other animals.
Ukraine edged closer to their first appearance in the World Cup finals when they Kazakhstan 2-0 and maintained their unbeaten record in Group Two.
Bridging Europe and Asia, Kazakhstan has a complex cultural identity, which blends Mongol, Russian and Turkish influences.
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At least 21 people were killed when an explosion ripped through a mine in Kazakhstan, Russia's Interfax news agency reported.
A late goal by substitute Vassilis Tsartas snatched a 1-1 draw for European champions Greece against Ukraine in their World Cup Group Two qualifier.
With oil hovering near record prices and OPEC saying it's out of their control, the question of whether the planet is nearing the end of its oil supply has again arisen.
To the loving eye of Phil Meek, president of Chevron Corp.'s Kazakhstan subsidiary, the Caspian Sea city of Atyrau looks a lot like West Texas. "It's flat, alkaline, not many trees," he says.
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