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- Iran raps EU over declining invitationIran says the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is fully aware of its responsibilities and does not need EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton to remind it of its tasks, press TV reports.
- Future of cars: drivers not neededGoogle announced it had developed a fleet of cars that use various sensors and maps to feel out the roadway, CNN reports.
- Foreign currency exchange rates fixed by National BankThe National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan fixed the foreign currency exchange rates to the tenge for January 11:
- Nazarbayev signed a number of lawsThe head of state, Nursultan Nazarbayev, signed a number of laws, the agency reports referring to the president's press service.
- Abortions in China on rise, especially among young womenThe official figures in China show abortions are increasing and Chinese media and experts say many, if not most, of the abortion-seekers are young, single women, the Associated Press reports.
- Air Astana CEO suggests 2nd airport construction in AlmatyThe head of Air Astana company Peter Foster suggested constructing the 2nd airport in Almaty, KazTAG reports.
- Kazakhstan not importing agricultural products and forage from GermanyKazakhstan does not import agricultural products and forage from Germany. The chairman of the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan Talgat Mahanov informed.
- US, China to hold military negotiationsUS Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has arrived in China for a three-day visit, as the military relations between the two countries have been strained, the news agency Trend reports.
- 262.8 billion KZT allocated for highways development262.8 billion KZT has been allocated for 2011 for development of highways, the agency reports referring to the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Kazakhstan.
- Fees at Astana-Shuchinsk road to bring 1 bl tenge annuallyIntroduction of fees at Astana-Shuchinsk road will annually bring over 1 bl tenge, said Zamir Saginov, chair of the road committee of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, KazTAG reports.
- Flights canceled, roads icy as storm hits US southA blast of winter weather rolled across the South on Sunday, coating bridges and roads with snow, sleet and freezing rain and causing thousands of flight cancelations, the Associated Press reports.
- Shanghai's first capsule hotel opensThe first capsule hotel in Shanghai has been opened, CNN reports.
- Arizona shooting suspect chargedUS authorities have charged a 22-year-old man over Saturday's Arizona shooting in which a congresswoman was seriously wounded and six people died, BBC reports.
- More than 80 dead birds found in Quebec townMore than 80 birds have been found dead in a small town west of Quebec City, the Canadian press reports.
- Initiative group on referendum sees legislative opportunity to overcome Nazarbayev's vetoAn initiative group on referendum for prolongation of Nursultan Nazarbayev's authorities sees a legislative opportunity to overcome president's veto, said the head of the group, head of Semipalatinsk University Yerlan Sydykov, KazTAG reports.
- U.S. Woman Reported Jailed in Iran is FreeIran has deported an American woman after an investigation showed she lied about being a U.S. spy and carrying espionage devices, CNN reports.
- 71 dead, 35 survive as IranAir jet crashes on landingIranian passenger plane with more than 100 people on board has crashed in north-western Iran, killing at least 72, officials say, BBC reports.
- Nazarbayev turned down parliament's suggestion to amend ConstitutionKazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev turned down suggestion of the parliament to hold a referendum to amend Constitution and prolong Nazarbayev's authorities to the end of 2020. The President signed the corresponding decree on January 6, which was published on Friday.
- U.S. calls upon Kazakhstan not to infringe Constitution of the countryU.S. calls upon Kazakhstan not to infringe Constitution of Kazakhstan