East European Countries

Democrats to question Sessions on Russia meetings

Democrats to question Sessions on Russia meetings

Published 14/11/2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face a barrage of questions from Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday over whether he lied about communications between President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian representatives. [more…]

Sessions looking into special counsel for Clinton issues: media reports

Sessions looking into special counsel for Clinton issues: media reports

Published 14/11/2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked Justice Department prosecutors to decide if a special counsel should be appointed to investigate certain Republican concerns, including alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the sale of a uranium company to Russia, according to media reports on Monday. [more…]

Stunned Italy fail to reach World Cup as Sweden qualify

Stunned Italy fail to reach World Cup as Sweden qualify

Published 14/11/2017

Italian football boss Carlo Tavecchio said recently that failure to qualify for the World Cup would be the apocalypse and his worst fears came true on Monday as they missed out on the finals for the first time in 60 years. [more…]

Russia`s RT America registers as `foreign agent` in U.S.

Russia`s RT America registers as `foreign agent` in U.S.

Published 13/11/2017

The Kremlin-backed television station RT America registered Monday with the U.S. Department of Justice as a "foreign agent" in the United States, the outlet's editor in chief said and the Department of Justice confirmed later in the day. [more…]

Kosovo says `false` arrest warrant for PM undermines dialogue with Serbia

Kosovo says `false` arrest warrant for PM undermines dialogue with Serbia

Published 10/11/2017

Kosovo accused Serbia of undermining a European Union-sponsored dialogue between the two countries by refusing to withdraw an international arrest warrant for Kosovo's prime minister. [more…]

U.S. Commerce chief Ross kept holdings in Russian-tied firm: reports

U.S. Commerce chief Ross kept holdings in Russian-tied firm: reports

Published 06/11/2017

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has kept investments in a shipping firm with significant business ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, U.S. media reported on Sunday, citing leaked documents from an offshore law firm. [more…]

Prosecutors: Manafort needs to detail finances further in bail talks

Prosecutors: Manafort needs to detail finances further in bail talks

Published 05/11/2017

Special Counsel Robert Mueller pushed back on Sunday against Paul Manafort's efforts to avoid house arrest, arguing that President Donald Trump's former campaign manager needed to further detail the finances behind his proposed $12 million bail agreement. [more…]

Bulgaria reports two more outbreaks of virulent bird flu

Bulgaria reports two more outbreaks of virulent bird flu

Published 05/11/2017

A virulent bird flu virus has spread to two more regions in Bulgaria prompting veterinary authorities to announce a cull of nearly 8,000 ducks, the Balkan country's food safety agency said on Sunday. [more…]

Paintings by Indian elephant auctioned off in Hungary

Paintings by Indian elephant auctioned off in Hungary

Published 04/11/2017

Paintings created by an Indian elephant who enjoys wielding a brush were auctioned off by a Hungarian traveling circus on Saturday. [more…]

Albanians view antique communist-era spyware in `House of Leaves`

Albanians view antique communist-era spyware in `House of Leaves`

Published 03/11/2017

In the days of communist Albania's near-total isolation, Saimir Maloku used his technical knowhow to gain illicit glimpses of the outside world. Unluckily for him, as he and his father watched forbidden Italian television, the regime was watching him. [more…]