Around the Bloc

12 August 2013
Court Overturns Convictions in Draskovic Murder Plot, Prominent Romani Activist Dies

Plus, a Macedonian journalist goes on trial for telling too much and Serbia's lagging economy could get a shot of gold fever.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan and Sintija Treimane
9 August 2013
Kazakhs Indicted in Boston Attack, Floods Sweep Russia’s East
Plus, ex-Moldovan official acquitted of coverup and Gorbachev debunks death reports.
By S. Adam Cardais and Vladimir Matan
8 August 2013
Obama Snubs Putin Over Asylum Row, Czech Political Crisis Escalates
Plus, Latvia will extradite an alleged hacker and a U.S. rock band is in more hot water over Ukraine performances.
By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Vladimir Matan
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7 August 2013
Life in Jail for Racist Killers in Hungary, Poor Outlook for Georgia's Economy

Plus, Turkmen schools drop former leader's spiritual guidance and no relief for Kyrgyz tourism.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan and Sintija Treimane
6 August 2013
Gay Vodka Boycott Misses Target, Georgian Teachers Miss Marks

Plus, the devil seen in Kazakhstan and Moldovan tests shed light on Russian sweets ban.

By Erik N. Nelson, Ioana Caloianu, Vladimir Matan, and Sintija Treimane
5 August 2013
Croatian Police Nabbed in Bribery Probe, Medvedev Defends Invasion of Georgia

Plus, Azerbaijani presidential candidate not home and American rockers attacked after Russian flag antics.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Vladimir Matan

2 August 2013
Russia Grants Snowden Asylum, Saakashvili Ally Acquitted of (Some) Charges
Plus, Russian troops will stay in Tajikistan for 30 more years and women rise in Albanian politics.
By S. Adam Cardais, Vladimir Matan, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
1 August 2013
UK Helped Nazis Sell Czech Gold, Georgians Debate Virginity Tests

Plus, France arrests a fugitive Kazakhstani banker and Russian videos promote gay-bashing.

By Erik N. Nelson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
31 July 2013
Russia Turns Up Nose at Ukrainian Candy, Sofia Makes Overtures to Skopje

Plus, Moscow police sweep markets in search of illegal migrants and a new Hungarian airline prepares to go into operation.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan, and Molly Jane Zuckerman
30 July 2013
Skopje Remembers ’63 Quake, Yerevan Bus Riders Cheer Fare Cut

Plus, Saakashvili’s party chooses its presidential candidate and Moscow plans to grab data from subway riders’ mobile phones.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan, and Molly Jane Zuckerman


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