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Kazakhstan Votes in Parliamentary Elections

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in Kazakhstan are casting ballots in an election expected to only slightly broaden democratic representation in parliament. All seats in the former Soviet nation’s parliament are currently occupied by President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s Nur Otan party, which is expected to win Sunday’s election by a landslide. Under a new law, the second-place party will be […]

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China Objects to US Sanctions on Oil Company

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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China has expressed “strong dissatisfaction” to the U.S. decision to impose sanctions on a state-run oil company that allegedly provided large amounts of gasoline to Iran. Washington said Thursday it is hitting Zuhai Zhenrong Corporation with sanctions for brokering the delivery of more than $500 million in gasoline to Iran over six months. The official […]

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