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  • Catonsville native's Peace Corps service means holidays away from home

    Catonsville native's Peace Corps service means holidays away from home
    At about 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, as Brian Holler walked down a dirt road in a small village in Turkmenistan, a heavy, rumbling noise made him pause for a second during the long-distance phone conversation he was having with a reporter.
  • Kanye West in human-rights spotlight after private Kazakhstan gig

    Kanye West in human-rights spotlight after private Kazakhstan gig
    Kanye West headlined a very intimate gig Saturday night: playing the wedding singer at a reception for the grandson of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Dude reportedly picked up $3 million or so for the night, TMZ said, and according to the...

    Jennifer Lopez apologizes for serenade of Turkmenistan president

    Jennifer Lopez on Sunday was apologizing for singing "Happy Birthday to You" to the president of Turkmenistan at a concert Saturday night in that country. Seems the concert was put together on behalf of China National Petroleum Corp. for the...

    Turkmenistan gets a second political party

     
    Turkmenistan has launched its second political party, ending the official monopoly of its Democratic Party of Turkmenistan. State media heralded the step as a “historic event” for the country. But critics and outside analysts were dubious...

    Seven facts for Turkmenistan's 'Week of Health and Happiness'

     
    Turkmenistan, one of the most repressive countries in the world, is marking the “Week of Health and Happiness” with a march up a five-mile concrete staircase and plays such as “The Era of Power is Illuminated by Happiness,” the...