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16:51 Issyk-Kul lake ranks first among 10 summer resorts of post...

Issyk-Kul lake was ranked first among 10 summer resorts of the former Soviet states for the Russians, according to the Forbes Kazakhstan.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Asia Times

Central Asia clash mars China gas plan

Central Asia clash mars China gas plan By Michael Lelyveld A fresh outbreak of border violence in Central Asia has raised doubts about China's plan to start building a gas pipeline through Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan this year.

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Yatsenyuk Calls for - War Tax,' Russia Puts Bite on McDonald's

Plus, Central Asian neighbors seek to cool Ferghana Valley dispute and an Armenia court delivers a potentially devastating press freedom ruling.

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13:06 Kara-Balta carpet factory seeks Russian investors for modernization of equipment

The private company of "Kara-Balta - Kilem" LLC has been idle since 2013. It was founded for production of carpets.

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Kyrgyzstan takes control of remaining Megacom shares

The government of Kyrgyzstan has increased its shareholding in Alfa Telecom - the country's largest mobile operator by subscribers - from 49% to 100%.

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Appeals Court Judges Say Ban On Same Sex Marriages Should Go

A three-judge panel of the Richmond-based Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has added more fuel to the fire over Virginia's 2006 constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

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13:35 Kyrgyzstan proposes Kazakhstan to consider duty-free oil supplies in 2014-2015

Kyrgyzstan has proposed Kazakhstan to consider duty-free oil supplies in the amounts of up to 100 thousand tons in 2014 and up to 300 thousand tons in 2015 to Kyrgyzstan's domestic market, said in the protocol on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh talks on accession of the Kyrgyz Republic into the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space dated 25-26 July 2014.

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12:26 Students from Kyrgyzstan take part in international festival of cultures in China

Talented students from Kyrgyzstan took part in V International Festival of Cultures in Chinese city of Urumqi on July 12 - 19, the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic reported Tuesday.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

AkiPress

10:14 Yurt village opens in Issyk-Kul region

The yurt village has opened on the southern shore of the Issyk-Kul lake, which has more than 10 yurts with all conveniences.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

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12:08 Border agencies of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan have agreed to...

In order to avoid possible border incidents, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan decided on joint protection of the Tamdyk-Bedak segment of the state border, according to a meeting between delegations of border agencies of the two countries in Isfara.

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10:26 Trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in 5 months of 2014 fall by 1.5%

The trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in January-May 2014 made up $340.3 million, which 1.5-percent less than the same period of last year, the press service of the Economy Ministry of Kyrgyzstan reported following the working trip to Issyk-Kul region.

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10:48 Kyrgyzstan to supply water to Kazakhstan in exchange for electricity in winter

Kazakhstan will need a significant amount of water from Chui and Talas, Naryn rivers, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Joomart Otorbayev said following the Kyrgyz-Kazakh talks on bilateral cooperation held on July 25-25.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

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17:12 Children of border guards from Central Asia, Russia to spend their holidays at Issyk-Kul

Kyrgyzstan's Health Center for Children "Dzerzhinets" has launched the summer season for children of border guards on July 25, the press service of the State Border Service reported.

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Bakiyev sentenced in absentia to life in prison

The former president of Kyrgyzstan, who fled the country, Kurmanbek Bakiyev , and his younger brother, the former head of the State Security Service Zhanybek Bakiyev , have been found guilty of participation in organizing mass murder on April 7, 2010 and sentenced in absentia to a life sentence and confiscation of property, "Interfax" reports.

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Kyrgyzstan's ex-preident sentenced to life

A former president of Kyrgyzstan has been convicted and sentenced in absentia to life in prison for his role in violently breaking up an opposition rally, resulting in 77 deaths.

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16:55 Transport Ministry's State Secretary detained on corruption charges

State Secretary of the Ministry of Transport of Kyrgyzstan Maksatbek Dyikanov was detained on corruption charges on July 25 in Bishkek.

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12:56 Raising wages for Kyrgyzstani teachers and doctors down...

Significant raise in wages of teachers and health professionals in Kyrgyzstan during 2010-2011 have impacted decrease in migration of Kyrgyzstanis to Kazakhstan for both permanent residence and traveling, said Consul General of the Kyrgyz Republic in Almaty Seit Ubykeyev on July 25 at the Forum of Compatriots "Mekendeshter" in Bishkek.

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11:28 2014 World Bank income classifications: Kyrgyzstan becomes lower middle income country

The Kyrgyz Republic has been re-classified from a low income country to a lower-middle income country, according to the 2014 Income Classifications released in July 2014 by the Bank's Office of Development Economics and Chief Economist.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

AkiPress

16:03 Difficult year awaits Kyrgyzstan over dry hydrological cycle - PM Otorbayev

"Harmonization of activities with donors is ongoing very successfully," Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Joomart Otorbayev said at the meeting of the Development Partners Coordination Council on July 24. "Improvement of our positions in your ratings is a priority task for us.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

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09:33 Kyrgyz government offers World Bank to create Central Asian platform for water and energy talks

Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Valery Dil on July 23 met with World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia Saroj Kumar Jha, reported the government's press service.

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