Golovkin to return June 8 at Madison Square Garden
NEW YORK (AP) — Gennady Golovkin will fight for the first time since losing to Canelo Alvarez when he meets Canadian Steve Rolls on June 8 at Madison Square Garden.
MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's interim president on Tuesday ordered an early presidential election for June 9 following the unexpected resignation of Nursultan Nazarbayev last...
MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian spacecraft carrying more than three tons of cargo has set a record time for a trip to the International Space Station, docking with the orbiting outpost in three...
MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's interim president is making his first foreign visit since being appointed two weeks ago, meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
Correction: Trump Investigations-Sater-Lawsuit story
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story March 26 about Felix Sater, an associate of President Donald Trump, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a company named in a lawsuit against Sater. The...
13 killed in military helicopter’s crash in Kazakhstan
MOSCOW (AP) — Officials in Kazakhstan say a military helicopter has crashed on a training flight, killing all 13 people on board.
The Defense Ministry said the helicopter went down Wednesday...
NEW YORK (AP) — A Soviet-born convicted felon who worked on real estate deals with President Donald Trump was accused in a lawsuit Monday of plotting to use Trump-branded skyscrapers to launder...
Hazard scores in 100th game as Belgium beats Cyprus
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Eden Hazard scored in his 100th international game for Belgium on Sunday, helping his team to a 2-0 win over Cyprus in European Championship qualifying.
Kazakh capital changes name to honor longtime leader
MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan has renamed its capital to Nur-Sultan, in honor of the country's longtime leader who resigned this week.
The order to change the city's name from Astana was issued...
20 detained at protests in Kazakhstan
MOSCOW (AP) — Media reports say that more two dozen people have been detained in Kazakhstan's capital over a proposed name change.
The parliament in this Central Asian nation voted earlier...
MOSCOW (AP) — The eldest daughter of Kazakhstan's outgoing long-time leader was appointed speaker of parliament on Wednesday, fueling speculation that she may succeed her father as president after...
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the change of president in Kazakhstan (all times local):
The eldest daughter of the outgoing leader of Kazakhstan has been named speaker of the...
MOSCOW (AP) — President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday after three decades in power, raising...
Russian-US crew arrives at International Space Station
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian-American crew arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, five months after a botched launch led to an emergency landing for two of the three...
Kazakh activist decries official pressure in China spat
MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent activist from Kazakhstan who is campaigning for the release of ethnic Kazakhs in China says he was forced to sign blank documents while under house...
Kazakhstan comes to defense of skier arrested for doping
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — The government of Kazakhstan has come to the defense of a skier arrested in the Austrian doping raids, saying he didn't use performance-enhancing drugs even though he...
Court puts Kazakh activist under house arrest
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Kazakhstan has placed a prominent activist campaigning for the release of ethnic Kazakhs in China under house arrest.
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BEIJING (AP) — A prominent activist campaigning for the release of ethnic Kazakhs caught in a sweeping crackdown on Muslims in China has been arrested in the Kazakh city of Almaty, his wife and a...
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Kazakhstan says 4-time Olympian arrested in doping raids
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Four-time Olympian Alexei Poltoranin was among five skiers arrested in Austrian police raids targeting an alleged doping network centered on a doctor who once worked with...
Boxing faces breakaway threat ahead of 2020 Olympics
MOSCOW (AP) — Amateur boxing faces a breakaway threat ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after its international federation elected a president accused of ties to organized crime.
The federation, known as AIBA, says a "rogue group" led by unnamed "Kazakhstani individuals" has asked national boxing federations to write to the International Olympic Committee offering to help run an Olympic boxing tournament without AIBA.
Japan’s Kihira rallies for ladies’ title at Four Continents
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Japan's Rika Kihira was steadfast that she was going to land a triple axel at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championship.
She didn't land it during the short program and found herself in fifth place going into Friday night's free skate. She successfully nailed it on her first jump and put together a flawless four-minute program set to "Beautiful Storm" by Jennifer Thomas.
Germany, Serbia, Russia lead on Day 1 of revamped Davis Cup
Alexander Zverev gave Germany a commanding 2-0 lead over Hungary in the revamped Davis Cup on the opening day Friday.
The third-ranked Zverev, who has repeatedly criticized the event's format changes, eased past Peter Nagy 6-2, 6-2 to double Germany's advantage after Philipp Kohlschreiber rallied to beat Zsombor Piros 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4.
Serbia, Russia, Australia, Kazakhstan, and Italy were also on the brink of qualifying for the new finals tournament in November after taking 2-0 leads.
The Latest: Zimbabwe president returns to address crisis
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's ongoing protests and turmoil. (all times local):
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Harare late Monday after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address the country's economic crisis and crackdown.
NYC woman thanks man who returned her lost bag with $10,000
NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan woman has expressed her gratitude to a man who recovered her purse, containing $10,000, from a subway platform.
Aiya Tulemaganbetova (EYE'-uh too-leh-mah-gan-beh-TOH'-vah) met with Richard Taverna on Thursday.
He found her Chanel bag, including an envelope filled with $100 bills, on a subway bench near Lincoln Center on Dec. 20. The retired financial consultant took it to police.
China allowing 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to leave Xinjiang region
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — China is allowing more than 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to abandon their Chinese citizenship and leave the country, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said, in a sign that Beijing may be starting to feel a mounting backlash against its sweeping crackdown on Muslims in the far west region of Xinjiang.
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UN Security Council gets new members, and 1 gets presidency
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council has five new members, and one of them — the Dominican Republic — is starting out as the group's president.
Belgium, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa also are starting their two-year terms. All five new members are being recognized with a ceremony Wednesday marking the installation of their flags outside the council chamber.
Bolivia, Ethiopia, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan and Sweden finished their terms as 2018 closed.
Russia beats Switzerland 7-4 in world junior hockey
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kirill Slepets broke a tie short-handed early in the third period and Russia added three more goals to beat Switzerland 7-4 on Sunday night in the world junior hockey championship.
Russia kept pace with Canada at 3-0 in round-robin play, setting up a showdown Monday night against the defending champion Canadians for the Group A title.
Farabee has natural hat trick, US beats Kazakhstan 8-2
VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — Boston University freshman Joel Farabee had a natural hat trick in a 6:52 span of the first period and the United States beat Kazakhstan 8-2 on Friday night to improve to 2-0 in the world junior hockey championship.
Drafted 14th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers this year, Farabee gave the United States a 2-1 lead with a power-play strike at 5:13 and added goals at 8:53 and 12:05.
3 astronauts return from International Space Station
MOSCOW (AP) — Three astronauts returned to Earth Thursday after more than six months aboard the International Space Station.
A Russian Soyuz capsule with NASA's Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Russian Sergey Prokopyev and German astronaut Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency landed on the snow-covered steppes in Kazakhstan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) southeast of the city of Dzhezkazgan. They touched down a minute ahead of schedule at 11:02 a.m. local time (0502 GMT; 12:02 a.m. EST).
AP PHOTOS: Muslims worry about fate of relatives in China
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — The woman wipes at a tear as she talks about her daughter in China's Xinjiang region. Nurbakyt Kaliaskar, who lives in neighboring Kazakhstan, says her 25-year-old daughter is a college graduate who had a white-collar job. Then she got swept up in a Chinese crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang.
3 astronauts safely aboard International Space Station
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — Three astronauts who were launched into space aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft Monday entered the International Space Station nearly eight hours later, a relief to relatives and scientists months after a rocket failure aborted another mission.
The Latest: 3 astronauts enter International Space Station
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — The Latest on the launch of crews to the International Space Station (all times local):
Three astronauts who launched into space aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft have entered the International Space Station after spending nearly eight hours in their tiny capsule.
Canadian weightlifter upgraded to Olympic gold, bronze
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard received a 2012 London Olympic gold and 2008 Beijing Olympic bronze medal in a ceremony on Monday at the National Arts Centre.
Girard becomes the first Canadian Olympic champion in weightlifting and the first Canadian to win two Olympic medals in the sport thanks to failed doping tests by her opponents.
UN: No progress on forming Syria constitutional committee
MOSCOW (AP) — Syria's warring sides and the mediators meeting in Kazakhstan failed to agree on the formation of a committee meant to draft a new constitution which is key to ending the seven-year civil war, the U.N. special envoy to Syria said Thursday, calling it a "missed opportunity."
Staffan de Mistura was in the Kazakh capital of Astana where Russia, Turkey and Iran are holding talks with the Syrian government and the opposition on steps to bring peace to the country.
9 Kazakh biathletes suspended on suspicion of doping
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Nine biathletes from Kazakhstan were suspended on Thursday on suspicion of doping, including the country's entire women's Olympic team.
The International Biathlon Union said the cases "are based on criminal investigations in Austria and Italy."
Austrian police raided the Kazakhstan team's hotel at the 2017 world championships after medical equipment and team credentials were found in the garbage, but they were allowed to compete then after passing doping tests.
Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian Soyuz rocket sent a cargo ship on its way to the International Space Station on Friday, a successful launch that cleared the way for the next crew to travel to the space outpost.
The launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 resupply ship from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan marked the fourth successful liftoff of a Soyuz since a launch with crew members had to be aborted last month.
Air Astana plane lands safely after emergency over Portugal
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — An Air Astana plane with six crew on board and no passengers declared an emergency over Portugal on Sunday after experiencing problems with its command and control system but landed safely just over an hour later, a senior Portuguese Air Force officer said.
Lt. Gen. Manuel Costa told The Associated Press the plane, made by Brazilian manufacturer Embraer, landed at Beja air base, about 180 kilometers (90 miles) southeast of Lisbon, on Sunday afternoon.
US citizen pleads not guilty to terrorist-supporting charge
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of trying to fly overseas to train with an Islamic State-affiliated group has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.
Boston Marathon bomber’s friend deported to Kazakhstan
DALLAS (AP) — Immigration officials say a college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been deported to his native Kazakhstan after he was convicted of concealing evidence in the case.
Underdog candidate fights for boxing’s Olympic future
MOSCOW (AP) — With boxing's Olympic future on the line, Serik Konakbayev will fight to save his sport.
The one-time Olympic silver medalist from Kazakhstan is the underdog candidate in Saturday's presidential vote at AIBA, the amateur boxing federation locked in conflict with the International Olympic Committee, which hasn't decided whether boxing will be on the 2020 Olympic program.
Russia blames rocket failure on mistake during assembly
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian space investigation has found that sensor that was damaged during assembly forced a Russian rocket to abort its trip two minutes after it was launched, a top Russian official said Thursday.
CAS clears candidate for controversial boxing body election
GENEVA (AP) — The presidential election to lead the amateur boxing association, with its recognition by the Olympic movement potentially at stake, will now have two candidates.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport delivered an urgent ruling on Tuesday clearing Serik Konakbayev of Kazakhstan with valid nominations to stand for president of AIBA in Saturday's vote against an alleged heroin trafficker.
Date set for court verdict in Olympic boxing presidency case
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has set an Oct. 30 target to judge a Kazakh official's appeal to be accepted as a candidate against an alleged heroin trader from Uzbekistan in Olympic boxing body AIBA's presidential election due four days later.
CAS says it also registered a separate appeal, by the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation, seeking to delay the election scheduled for Nov. 3 in Moscow.
NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The NASA astronaut who survived last week's failed launch and emergency landing knew he needed to stay calm.
Air Force Col. Nick Hague on Tuesday described the closest call of his career: His space capsule violently ripped from his damaged rocket shortly after liftoff, then with lights flashing and alarms sounding, plunged steeply back to Earth with punishing force.
US, Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — The problem came two minutes into the flight: The rocket carrying an American and a Russian to the International Space Station failed Thursday, triggering an emergency that sent their capsule into a steep, harrowing fall back to Earth.
The Latest: NASA exploring flying space station without crew
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local):
NASA says it's dusting off its plans for flying the International Space Station without a crew after the aborted launch of a Russian rocket taking two astronauts toward the station.
Kenny Todd, a space station manager, said from Houston several hours after Thursday's aborted launch that the station's three current residents can remain on board until January.