Plus, Tajikistan steps up a crackdown on suspected extremists, and a CIA detainee’s lawyer seeks Polish probe files.
Plus, Soros urges the West to invest in Ukraine, and Hungary’s far-right leader presents a ‘modern, urban guy’ image.
Plus, German courts refuse to send Bulgarian convicts home to filthy jails; report alleges Gulnara Karimov made billions by arm-twisting foreign investors.
Plus, Macedonian pupils borrow a protest lesson from university students, and a town in Uzbekistan demolishes a Soviet war memorial.
Plus, Armenia’s top diplomat expresses concern about Russian arms sales to Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistani parties form alliance ahead of presidential election.
Plus, another Romanian politician ends up in handcuffs and Uzbekistan gives a popular commenter early prison release.
Plus, the murder trial of a fugitive Kazakhstani tycoon is postponed, and Belarus rediscovers its own language.
Plus, tough talk from Moscow on gas for Europe, and prosecutors want Seselj back in The Hague.
Conflict and sanctions reveal the squishy underbelly of the region’s economies.
Plus, Tajikistan puts troops on the Afghan border, and Polish coal miners stage an underground protest.
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