Kyrgyzstan

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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
 
Yatsenyuk_100
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
 
4 July 2014
Southern Kyrgyzstan's Dark Ages

Tens of thousands of households in southern Kyrgyzstan have been making do without natural gas for cooking, and worries have begun about heating homes when the summer sun has gone.

By Bakyt Ibraimov
 
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25 June 2014
Children Hiding from the Law in Kyrgyzstan

Child workers and activists contend that the police harass, not help, youngsters working in the country’s bazaars. From IWPR.

By Timur Toktonaliev
 
18 June 2014
Washington Slashes Central Asian Security Aid, Croatia Widens Oil and Gas Search

Plus, Georgians rally against harsh drug laws and a new report details the long hours and low pay of garment workers in the region.

By Ky Krauthamer, Mane Grigoryan, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 
16 June 2014
Russia Shuts off Ukraine’s Gas, Planes Vanish from Central European Radar

Plus, a crucial gold mine in Kyrygzstan averts a shutdown and Croatia loses a war-crimes judgment.

By Piers Lawson, Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 
10 June 2014
Ukraine to Open Refugee Corridors, Czechs Warn Albania Over CEZ Affair

Plus, Turkmenistan is edgy over increasing cross-border militant attacks and a court says Hungary’s controversial Jobbik party is not extremist.

By Ky Krauthamer, Marketa Horazna, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 
5 June 2014
Russia Sends Big Check to Kyrgyzstan, Estonia Probes Corruption in Security Agency

Plus, rare white lions find a home in Hungary and NATO’s chief tells Russia to accept Georgia’s membership hopes.

By Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 
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23 May 2014
Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Rebel Attack, Bosnia’s Flood Victims Left Adrift

Plus, Russians get a look at the huge bill for Crimea and Czech makers of deadly bootleg booze get life in prison.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Rebecca Johnson
 

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