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29 July 2016
Iran Funded Kosovo Extremists, Pristina Says

Arrest may lead to more scrutiny of Tehran’s alleged financial support for Balkan Muslim groups.

 
29 July 2016
Google Maps Will Revert to Old Names for Crimea

After complaints from Russian-annexed region, the mapping service will undo changes in street, town and region names.

 
29 July 2016
Are Balkan War Criminals Getting Off the Hook?

Whether through death or court rulings, ex-Yugoslavs accused of gruesome crimes are slipping through legal cracks.

 
29 July 2016
Czech Politicians Look to Feed Off Olympics Hype

Olympic fan parks across the Czech Republic, built at state expense, will open weeks ahead of regional elections.

 
28 July 2016
$1.3 Billion in Weapons Flows from CEE to Middle East

Countries in Central Europe and the Balkans have discreetly been sending weapons that likely end up in war zones in the Middle East, investigation reveals. 

 
28 July 2016
Donald Trump Talks of Crimea Recognition
The Republican presidential contender said he “has nothing to do with Putin,” but suggests he might recognize the annexation of part of Ukraine if given the chance.
 
28 July 2016
Russian Orthodox Church Goes High-Tech to Reach Believers
In addition to usual messaging features, a new app will fulfill needs for “interaction and continuous contact between parishioners and the Church."
 
28 July 2016
Romanian Council Upholds Plagiarism Verdict for Former PM

Although Victor Ponta formally gave up his title in 2014, he still claims that plagiarism charges are politically motivated.

 
27 July 2016
Five Wounded in Gunfight at Besieged Yerevan Police Station
Two gunmen surrender after overnight clash; four medics taken hostage amid continued demonstrations supporting the siege.
 
27 July 2016
Obama Hints at Russian Hand in Damaging Leak

U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating reports that government-backed hackers may have penetrated Democratic Party servers.

 

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