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Kukushkin upsets 5th-seeded Denis Kudla in Memphis Open.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin upset fifth-seeded Denis Kudla 6-1, 7-5 on Wednesday in the second round of the Memphis Open.

   February 11, 2016 - 01:32 GMT

Proton rocket blasts off with part of European space 'data highway'

FRANKFURT Reuters - A Russian Proton rocket blasted off in Kazakhstan on Friday night to put into orbit both the first part of Europe's new space data highway and a Eutelsat communications satellite.

   January 30, 2016 - 04:41 GMT

Medevac helicopter crash kills five in Kazakhstan

ALMATY Reuters - A helicopter has crashed in Kazakhstan, killing all five aboard, including an infant being taken to a hospital, news website Tengrinews.kz reported on Thursday.

   January 28, 2016 - 05:16 GMT
Bypassing Russia, Ukraine to launch trade route to Kazakhstan

Bypassing Russia, Ukraine to launch trade route to Kazakhstan

Ukraine said on Wednesday it would launch the first test shipments of goods this week to Kazakhstan that would bypass Russia because of the Kremlin's new trade embargo on Kiev.

   January 13, 2016 - 23:45 GMT

Czarist echo? Russian Orthodox Church drives to restore its political clout

Baikonur Cosmodrome may lie in Kazakhstan, but it is an iconic symbol of modern Russia: the coming together of cutting-edge science and Space Age power.

   January 04, 2016 - 15:25 GMT
 Russian supply ship lifts off for space station

Russian supply ship lifts off for space station

21, 2015, from Russia's space launch complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, to dock with the space station two days later. It is delivering 2.5 metric tons of fuel, water, food and other supplies. (Russian Federal Space Agency photo via AP)

   December 21, 2015 - 17:51 GMT

Spacecraft carrying Russian, American, Briton docks with space station

A Soyuz spacecraft successfully delivered a Russian, an American and a Briton to the International Space Station on Tuesday after blasting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

   December 15, 2015 - 19:59 GMT
 Rocket with three-man crew blasts off to space station

Rocket with three-man crew blasts off to space station

BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN - DECEMBER 15: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (NO SALES) In this handout image supplied by the European Space Agency (ESA), Expedition 46-47 crewmembers ESA astronaut Tim Peake, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and commander Yuri Malenchenko launch into space from Baikonur cosmodrome on December 15, 2015 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Soyuz TMA-19M is carrying crew members Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Tim Kopra of NASA, and Flight Engineer Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency) to the International Space Station for a six-month mission, as part of Expedition 46.

   December 15, 2015 - 12:39 GMT
First Briton to travel to ISS blasts off into space

First Briton to travel to ISS blasts off into space

Tim Peake, the first Briton to travel to the International Space Station, blasted off on Tuesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome with Russian space veteran Yury Malenchenko and Tim Kopra of NASA for a six-month mission.

   December 15, 2015 - 12:22 GMT

A Russian rocket carrying 3 astronauts has blasted off for the International Space Station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan - A Russian rocket carrying 3 astronauts has blasted off for the International Space Station.

   December 15, 2015 - 11:20 GMT

Russian capsule heads for space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan - A Russian space capsule carrying three astronauts from the United States, Britain and Russia has blasted off for the International Space Station.

   December 15, 2015 - 11:20 GMT
British astronaut swaps family Christmas for space mission

British astronaut swaps family Christmas for space mission

Astronaut Timothy Peake, set to become the first Briton to travel to the International Space Station, said on the eve of his departure that he would look down on Earth at Christmas time and think of his family -- hopefully while tucking into some Christmas pudding himself.

   December 14, 2015 - 16:58 GMT
 3 space station astronauts safely return to Earth

3 space station astronauts safely return to Earth

S. space agency's Kjell Lindgren smiles after landing near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. A three-person crew, U.S. space agency's Kjell Lindgren, Russia's Oleg Kononenko and Kimiya Yui of Japan, from the International Space Station landed safely Friday in the snowy steppes of Kazakhstan. (Andrey Shelepin/Pool Photo via AP)

   December 12, 2015 - 08:36 GMT
Three astronauts land back on Earth from space station

Three astronauts land back on Earth from space station

Three astronauts, from the United States, Russia and Japan, on Friday successfully completed a rare nighttime landing on Earth in the wintry Kazakh steppe after returning from the International Space Station.

   December 11, 2015 - 19:11 GMT

NASA: 3 space station astronauts safely return to Earth

MOSCOW - A three-person crew from the International Space Station landed safely Friday in the snowy steppes of Kazakhstan, NASA said.

   December 11, 2015 - 14:14 GMT

Kazakhstan urges Russia, Turkey to probe jet downing, restore ties

ALMATY Reuters - Russia's close ally Kazakhstan on Monday urged Moscow and Istanbul to create a bilateral commission to jointly investigate the downing of the Russian bomber jet by Turkey which has strained relations between the two countries.

   November 30, 2015 - 07:08 GMT
Jimenez double rescues draw for Benfica at Astana

Jimenez double rescues draw for Benfica at Astana

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Raul Jimenez scored twice to haul Benfica back from two goals down and earn a 2-2 draw with FC Astana in the Champions League on Wednesday.

   November 25, 2015 - 17:32 GMT
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