Showing Archived Posts

Clinton Pushing Energy Diversity in Czech Republic

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the Czech Republic for a short visit that includes a push to help a U.S. firm win a nuclear plant construction contract. Clinton meets Monday with Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas and Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg. The Czech Republic wants to boost its nuclear capacity to produce […]

Tags: , Posted in Europe

Ex-PM Borut Pahor Wins Slovenian Presidential Election

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Left-wing former Prime Minister Borut Pahor has won Slovenia’s presidential election by a landslide. Official results give Mr. Pahor 67 percent of the vote in Sunday’s second round election, to incumbent President Danilo Turk’s 33 percent. Mr. Pahor also won the first round on November 11. He called his win a time of new hope […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Europe

Exit Polls: Ex-PM Borut Pahor Wins Slovenian Presidential Election

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Exit poll show left-wing former Prime Minister Borut Pahor winning Slovenia’s presidential election by a landslide. The surveys of voters gives Mr. Pahor 67 percent of the vote in Sunday’s runoff, to incumbent President Danilo Turk’s 33 percent. Official results are expected later Sunday. Mr. Pahor called his apparent win a time of new hope […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Europe

Polls Open in Slovenian Presidential Runoff

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Polls have opened in Slovenia for a runoff presidential election, amid growing discontent with government cost-cutting measures designed to avoid an international bailout. The opposition candidate, center-left former Prime Minister Borut Pahor, led incumbent President Danilo Turk in the first round of voting last month. Slovenia joined the euro zone in 2007, when it was […]

Tags: , Posted in Europe

Russia: New Proof in Foreign-Backed Riot Plot

Posted November 30th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Russian investigators say there is new evidence proving key opposition leaders were working with foreign backers to help overthrow the government. Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said Friday said the new information confirms that activists Sergey Udaltsov, Leonid Razvozzhayev and Konstantin Lebedev met with officials from Georgia in order to plot mass riots. Markin also […]

Tags: , Posted in Europe

Russia Bans Pussy Riot Video Online

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A court in Moscow has ruled that Internet websites must remove video footage of a Pussy Riot band performance in which they protest against President Vladimir Putin. The court ruled Thursday that the video set in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior is too extremist, and ordered “restricted access” to it. Two members of the […]

Tags: , Posted in Europe

Kosovo Celebrates War Crimes Acquittal of Former PM, Serbia Angry

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Kosovars are celebrating a U.N. court’s acquittal of former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj and two of his associates of war crimes, while Serbia has expressed outrage at the verdict. The Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Thursday cleared Haradinaj, Idriz Balaj and Lahi Brahimaj of all charges and ordered their immediate release. […]

Tags: , , , , , Posted in Europe

UN War Crimes Tribunal Acquits Former Kosovo PM

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A United Nations tribunal has acquitted former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj and two associates of war crimes. Prosecutors had alleged that during the fighting in Kosovo in the late 1990s, the men were part of a joint enterprise that abducted and tortured 16 civilians, and ultimately killed eight of them. Haradinaj was a former […]

Tags: , , Posted in Europe

British Police: Exiled Russian Tied to Magnitsky Case Died Mysteriously

Posted November 28th, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

British authorities say a Russian businessman linked to a high-profile Russian corruption scandal has died under mysterious circumstances. Local police tell VOA that they are treating the death of Alexander Perepilichnaya as unexplained. They are awaiting results of toxicology tests and a second autopsy. The 44-year-old Perepilichnaya collapsed and died outside his mansion south of […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Europe

Russia PM Voices Confidence In Eurozone

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says his country has confidence the eurozone’s economic fortunes will improve, despite ongoing concerns about some debt-ridden members. Mr. Medvedev said Tuesday that Moscow has no intention of switching its euro-dominated foreign exchange reserves into other currencies. He was speaking to reporters in Paris after meeting with France’s prime minister, […]

Tags: , , Posted in Europe

Calendar

August 2022
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Archives

Categories