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12 hrs ago | AkiPress

17:33 Kyrgyzstan has issued postage stamp dedicated to Dooronbek Sadyrbayev

The Ministry of Transport and Communications has issued a postage stamp on July 26 dedicated to Dooronbek Sadyrbayev within the series Heroes of Kyrgyzstan.

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13 hrs ago | AkiPress

15:36 International festival dedicated to life of Kyrgyz villages takes place at Issyk-Kul

An international festival dedicated to life of Kyrgyz villages, Kyrgyz Aiyly, took place in Boz-Uchuk Valley of Ak-Suu district, the press service of the Issyk-Kul governor's office reported on July 31. The event was aimed at development of tourism industry in Kyrgyzstan, and involved craftspeople from Talas and Naryn regions, local officials, ... (more)

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Northern Miner

Centerra CEO talks Kumtor, growth opportunities

Producer Centerra Gold 's wholly-owned Kumtor gold mine in the Kyrgyz Republic - roughly 350 km due southwest of the capital of Bishkek - continues to be an ample cash generator, and president and CEO Ian Atkinson says the company is exploring growth through acquisition due to its strong balance sheet.

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Newsday

Kyrgyzstan profile

Almazbek Atambayev, a businessman and former prime minister, won more than 60% of votes in the October 2011 presidential election, trouncing his nationalist rivals.

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AkiPress

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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Transitions Online

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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AkiPress

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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WWWV-FM Charlottesville

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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AkiPress

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

AkiPress

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

AkiPress

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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The Las Vegas Sun

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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