Eastern Europe & Russia

30 July 2014
Atrocities Probe Points to Top Figures in Kosovo, Russia Sanctions Bite Major Energy Companies

Plus, Hungary’s leader embraces ‘illiberal democracy’ and Central Asian countries are again named religion bullies.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Piers Lawson, and Erin Murphy
 
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29 July 2014
Yatsenyuk Calls for ‘War Tax,’ Russia Puts Bite on McDonald’s

Plus, Central Asian neighbors seek to cool Ferghana Valley dispute and an Armenia court delivers a potentially devastating press freedom ruling.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Mane Grigoryan
 
28 July 2014
Russia Hit With Massive Yukos Judgment, Georgia Charges Saakashvili With Abusing Office

Plus, a Macedonian archeologist is jailed in smuggling case and a Bosnian leader decries flood donors’ mistrust.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Mane Grigoryan
 
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25 July 2014
Ukrainian, Bulgarian Governments Fall

Plus, Europe’s top rights court slams Poland over CIA renditions and two more anti-Putin protesters receive long prison sentences.

By S. Adam Cardais, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
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24 July 2014
Russia Shrugs off Sanctions, Czech Government Falters Over Gas Tax

Plus, tensions rise still further in Nagorno-Karabakh and bad weather traps hundreds of climbers in Kyrgyzstan.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan and Madeleine Stern
 

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