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9 September 2010
Politics and the Salty Language Premium

Coming from Bulgaria’s leader, plain talking sounds authentic. But it doesn’t suit everyone.

By Boyko Vassilev
 

9 September 2010
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Although private higher education is flourishing in Poland, demographics and the dodgy methods some schools use to attract students may soon put the brakes on the boom.

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By Wojciech Kosc
 
8 September 2010
Death of a Dissident Premium

The implications of Oleg Bebenin’s death go beyond questions of murder or suicide.

By Arkady Nesterenko
 
Igor Indylo
8 September 2010
When Victims Collude With Torturers Premium

Ukraine moves against widespread police abuse of suspects, but the culture of violence that underlies police torture is still alive.

By Sergiy Sydorenko
 
7 September 2010
The Wrong Side of the Tracks

TOL slide show: The residents of Baku’s “Shanghai” settlement don’t like living a few feet from passing freight trains – but they like being kicked out even less.

By Abbas Atilay
 
2 September 2010
The Prison Cell as Petri Dish

Romania’s prisons are slowly gaining ground on tuberculosis, but the prognosis on AIDS is less encouraging.

By Petru Zoltan and Michael J. Jordan
 
2 September 2010
The Right to Life, With an Asterisk Premium

For too many Russians who get sick, a piece of paper will decide their fate.

By Galina Stolyarova
 

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