Central / Eastern Europe

Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia

Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia

Published 12/08/2018

FOCA, Bosnia (Reuters) - A meteor shower lit up the skies above eastern Bosnia on Saturday night, giving star gazers a rare opportunity to see [more…]

‘Communist’ Frida Kahlo swept up in debate on cultural change in…

‘Communist’ Frida Kahlo swept up in debate on cultural change in…

Published 08/08/2018

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Sixty-four years after her death, the personal life and politics of Frida Kahlo have come under scrutiny in Hungary. A right-wing pro-government [more…]

Tying herself in knots, Serbian skin artist boggles senses

Tying herself in knots, Serbian skin artist boggles senses

Published 07/08/2018

SMEDEREVO, Serbia (Reuters) - Armed with makeup brushes and pencils, skin artist and illusionist Mirjana Kika Milosevic gets to work on her own torso, sketching [more…]

Assassination attempt and protest send warning to Azerbaijan’s rulers

Assassination attempt and protest send warning to Azerbaijan’s rulers

Published 06/08/2018

GYANJA, Azerbaijan (Reuters) - An assassination attempt and protest in Azerbaijan’s second city have sent a warning to the ruling elite that discontent is simmering [more…]

New York art turns Bulgarian village into outdoor gallery

New York art turns Bulgarian village into outdoor gallery

Published 04/08/2018

STARO ZHELEZARE, Bulgaria (Reuters) - With fewer than 500 inhabitants, Staro Zhelezare in southern Bulgaria is a world away from the mean streets of Manhattan, [more…]

China’s Chang and Canada’s Xuan win top prizes at Ballet Olympiade…

China’s Chang and Canada’s Xuan win top prizes at Ballet Olympiade…

Published 30/07/2018

VARNA, Bulgaria (Reuters) - Chinese dancer Sinuo Chang and Canadian ballerina Yuan Zhe Zi Xuan, also known as Jessica Xuan, won the top prizes at [more…]

Another Bulgarian weightlifter dies young

Another Bulgarian weightlifter dies young

Published 30/07/2018

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria’s former world championship silver medalist Damyan Damyanov died on Sunday at the age of 39, becoming the latest member of a [more…]

Sanctions blamed as Silicon Valley firms won’t ship some kit to Russia

Sanctions blamed as Silicon Valley firms won’t ship some kit to Russia

Published 27/07/2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two Silicon Valley firms have stopped shipping some electronic components to Russian customers even though they are not on the list of [more…]

Japanese yen trims early gains as BOJ policy change eyed

Japanese yen trims early gains as BOJ policy change eyed

Published 23/07/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The yen trimmed early gains on Monday as traders consolidated positions after reports the central bank was debating moves to scale back [more…]

Russia says dollar-denominated Eurobond more likely in 2018: RIA

Russia says dollar-denominated Eurobond more likely in 2018: RIA

Published 23/07/2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is still interested in issuing a Eurobond denominated in euros, but a dollar-denominated Eurobond is more likely to be issued this [more…]