Eastern Europe

Plundered ‘Gypsy Girl’ mosaics back in Turkey after decades in U.S.

Plundered ‘Gypsy Girl’ mosaics back in Turkey after decades in U.S.

Published 09/12/2018

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (Reuters) - Missing fragments from one of Turkey’s most striking ancient treasures, the haunting, wide-eyed “Gypsy Girl” mosaic, have returned home more than [more…]

S&P sees Turkish banks’ bad loans doubling in next 12-18 months

S&P sees Turkish banks’ bad loans doubling in next 12-18 months

Published 03/12/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Rating agency S&P Global expects the amount of bad loans on Turkish banks’ books to double over the next 12-18 months and [more…]

Female film directors and producers shine in Romanian New Wave

Female film directors and producers shine in Romanian New Wave

Published 03/12/2018

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Starting out as a unit production manager in Romania’s film industry more than two decades ago, Ada Solomon felt she needed to [more…]

Reports Khashoggi’s body dissolved in acid must be investigated:…

Reports Khashoggi’s body dissolved in acid must be investigated:…

Published 05/11/2018

Saudi Arabia tells U.N. rights body that will prosecute Khashoggi murderANKARA (Reuters) - Reports that the body of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was dissolved [more…]

Rouhani says Iran to sell oil, defy U.S. sanctions: TV

Rouhani says Iran to sell oil, defy U.S. sanctions: TV

Published 05/11/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will sell its oil and break sanctions reimposed by the United States on its vital energy and banking sectors, Iranian President [more…]

Iran says U.S. economic pressure ‘futile’ and a ‘psychological…

Iran says U.S. economic pressure ‘futile’ and a ‘psychological…

Published 05/11/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - New U.S. sanctions on Iran’s vital oil sector are part of a psychological war launched by Washington against Tehran but these will [more…]

Iran in contact with other signatories of nuclear deal as U.S….

Iran in contact with other signatories of nuclear deal as U.S….

Published 05/11/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran is in constant contact with other signatories of a 2015 nuclear deal reached between Tehran and powers as the United States [more…]

Bulgaria detects bird flu at two duck farms

Bulgaria detects bird flu at two duck farms

Published 29/10/2018

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria’s food safety agency reported an outbreak of the virulent bird flu virus on Monday on two duck farms in southern Bulgaria. [more…]

Turkey announces exemptions to forex contracts ban

Turkey announces exemptions to forex contracts ban

Published 08/10/2018

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has announced exemptions to its ban on using foreign currencies in business agreements, including export-related contracts, capital market instruments and employment [more…]

U.S., Sweden and Italy bid to supply Bulgaria with fighter jets

U.S., Sweden and Italy bid to supply Bulgaria with fighter jets

Published 01/10/2018

SOFIA (Reuters) - The United States, Sweden and Italy have filed bids to supply Bulgaria with eight fighter jets aimed at replacing its ageing Soviet-designed [more…]