Ousted Sir Richard calls for tighter London listing rules

Sir Richard Sykes, one of two directors of the ENRC mining giant ousted last week in a boardroom coup, is calling for the Finacial Services Authority to tighten up its listings rules following the latest feud over corporate governance.

Sykes exits ENRC board

The FTSE 100-listed Kazakh miner ENRC abruptly parted company with the City veteran Sir Richard Sykes and another independent director at its annual meeting yesterday.

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Russia's new digital Soyuz spacecraft blasts off from Kazakhstan.

Cycling: Wiggins toils in Tour warm-up

Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins slipped to fourth in the Critérium du Dauphiné general classification yesterday after finishing outside the top 10 in the first stage of the Tour de France warm-up. His Sky Procycling team-mate Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway was fifth overall after a sixth-place finish yesterday.

Cycling: Frustrated Wiggins forced into third

Bradley Wiggins finished third in the prologue to the Criterium du Dauphine, a 5.4-km time trial yesterday, after Dutchman Lars Boom clocked six minutes 18 seconds to beat Kazakh Alexandre Vinokourov of the Astana team by two seconds to win the stage.

The Way, Emilio Estevez, 128 mins (12A)<br/>Take Me Home Tonight, Michael Dowse, 97 mins (15)<br/>Red Hill, Patrick Hughes, 94 mins (15)

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Glencore mulls gold spin-off after float

Glencore International, the commodities trader which is heading to the London Stock Exchange next week with a $60bn flotation, is looking again at spinning off its gold assets.

Passengers and crew foil attempt to hijack airliner to Tripoli

Italian police were yesterday trying to discover what led a Kazakh diplomat to apparently attempt the hijacking of an Alitalia flight late on Sunday evening. Valery Tolmachev, believed to be an adviser to Kazakhstan's mission to Unesco, allegedly threatened a flight attendant on board the Paris-Rome flight with a small knife or nail file, and demanded that the pilot divert the aircraft to Tripoli, the Libyan capital.

Kazakh leader puts own name in lights with film of his childhood

In a region famous for its personality cults, Kazakhstan's President has added a new feather to his dictatorial cap, with a big-budget movie release that dramatises his childhood.

Cycling: Sanchez turns up the heat on leader

Olympic road race champion Samuel Sanchez defied intense heat to clinch the toughest stage of the Tour of the Basque Country for the second year running in Eibar, Spain, yesterday.

Video: Capsule docks at International Space Station

A Russian capsule docks with the International Space Station, after blasting off two days ago from Kazakhstan.

Kazakh 'election' to yield yet another landslide for dictator

The result of yesterday's election in Kazakhstan was such a foregone conclusion that even one of the opposition candidates said he had voted for the incumbent. Official results today are expected to show a landslide majority for Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has run the country since the break-up of the Soviet Union and is accused by critics of being a dictator with a poor human rights record.

Direction-Space, By Maria Gruzdeva

Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary, on 12 April, of Yuri Gagarin's historic 1961 mission out of this world, Direction-Space! is an evocative photographic study of the Soviet space programme, focusing on two sites: the vast, top-secret research and training centre officially called "Closed military townlet No 1" but better known as Star City; and Baikonur, now in Kazakhstan – the world's first and largest launch facility.

Letter from the editor: We admit our mistakes

We may have an image of i readers as tweeters rather than twitchers, but yesterday’s picture of “a golden eagle viciously attacking a defenceless rabbit” certainly ruffled a few feathers.

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