Plus, Russians drop off the richest-of-the-rich list and a patch of ground in the Balkans becomes a libertarian mecca.
Plus, a court ruling smoothes the way for a war crimes tribunal in Kosovo and the G7 scolds Russia.
Plus, Tajikistan bans under-35s from making the pilgrimage to Mecca, and Internet giants reportedly begin transferring data to Russian servers.
Plus, Russian bikers rile Poles with a planned rally to Berlin, and associates of dead Kazakhstani dissident Rakhat Aliev go on trial in Vienna.
Plus, no invite for Putin to G7 summit, and Kaczynski accuses the Polish government of deceit in the Smolensk crash probe.
Plus, the UN tells Kazakhstan to clean up its filthy environment; support for Russia’s takeover of Crimea sees Yugoslav star Goran Bregovic dumped by Polish music festival.
Plus, Moldovan authorities seek more than $1 billion in missing bank loans and a Dutch museum challenges Crimea’s claim on Scythian gold artifacts.
Plus, new fighting breaks out near Mariupol; Georgian Chechens plead for help to stop IS recruiting.
Plus, Belarusian leader signs decree fining the unemployed; Czech politicians slam president over planned Moscow trip.
Plus, Bulgaria and Westinghouse restart talks on nuke plant upgrade; Tajikistan asks allies for more help on restive Afghan border.
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