VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters)  An alternative view of actor Nicolas Cage who attends the 'Joe' Premiere during the 70th Venice International Film Festival on August 30, 2013 in Venice, Italy.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Nic Cage in Face Off With Human Rights Groups Over Kazakh Trip

The Academy Award-winning actor is in hot water for lavishing praise on the government of Kazakhstan.

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Send the Bill to the Dictator

What would happen if the billions of dollars stolen by corrupt officials, gangs, and crooked corporations every year could be spent on development instead?

Expedition 42 Soyuz TMA-14M Landing

This Stunning Photo Shows an International Spacecraft Landing in Kazakhstan

Three astronauts touched down in Kazakhstan Thursday morning after traveling almost 71 million miles while orbiting Earth in the International Space Station.


Putin’s Eurasian Dream Is Over Before It Began

The Eurasian Union that came into effect on Jan. 1 isn’t a sign of Moscow’s growing regional influence. It’s a sign of its decline.