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- 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 April 27:
- Kazakhstan's economy may expand 7% this yearKazakhstan's economy may grow 7 percent this year, Economic Development and Trade Minister Kairat Kelimbetov said.
- Chernobyl remembered 25 years onUkraine marked the 25th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident at its Chernobyl power plant today.
- High food price to dent Asia's growthRising food and fuel costs have pushed up the cost of living in many Asian economies.
- Al-Qa'ida threat to stage nuke hellstormAl-Qa'ida has threatened to unleash a "nuclear hellstorm" if its leader Osama bin Laden is captured or killed, according to secret documents released by WikiLeaks yesterday.
- IMF predicts the year China's economy will surpass U.S.The U.S. could lose its status as the world's biggest economic power within five years, IMF predicts, Kazakhstan Today reports.
- US, UK consider sanctions against SyriaThe US is preparing to introduce new sanctions against the Syrian regime in response to a military crackdown against protesters on Monday.
- A man fatally shot by Portsmouth police may be a Kazakhstan citizenA man suspected in a burglary in the 400 block of Green St. in Olde Towne was shot and killed Saturday night by police, a department spokeswoman said. Friends of a man who was shot say he was from Kazakhstan.
- Tobacco firms used diet-aid chemicalsTobacco giants Philip Morris and British American Tobacco added appetite suppressants to cigarettes to attract people worried about their weight.
- Iraq asks companies to bid for new energy licenses in JuneIraq asked companies to begin submitting bids in June for a new round of energy licenses.