It’s not only mighty militaries that make countries strong.
Plus, Macedonian pupils borrow a protest lesson from university students, and a town in Uzbekistan demolishes a Soviet war memorial.
Plus, Kyrgyzstani leader’s secretive trip to Moldova sets the rumor mill turning, and health experts warn that TB remains a major killer in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Plus, Kazakhstan’s longtime leader hints at retirement, and the Czech president says universities are turning out too many lawyers and economists.
Plus, the UN says Ukraine the death toll surpasses 6,000, and the Estonian prime minister hunts for coalition partners after an electoral win.
Plus, Lithuania weighs reviving military draft, and Czech scientists claim a breakthrough find about human emotional response.
In defending Russia, the Czech head of state adopts the Kremlin’s approach to the facts.
Plus, mixed Albanian-Serb court set for north Kosovo; Russian media watchdog slams Twitter’s frank talk.
What does a reality show about a Roma class say about the Czech Republic's education system? From Respekt.
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