Eastern Europe

Olympic spirit back in Sarajevo, bridging ethnic divides

Olympic spirit back in Sarajevo, bridging ethnic divides

Published 08/02/2019

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The Olympic spirit is back in Sarajevo after rival Bosnian ethnic elites set aside their differences to host the largest sport event [more…]

Greek minister caught taking a puff tells EU official to butt out

Greek minister caught taking a puff tells EU official to butt out

Published 06/02/2019

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece’s deputy health minister has told the European Union’s top health official to butt out after getting a reprimand for smoking in [more…]

Bosnia’s sole female coppersmith keeps flame burning for dwindling art

Bosnia’s sole female coppersmith keeps flame burning for dwindling art

Published 05/02/2019

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Nermina Alic learned her trade as a coppersmith from her watching father as a child. Now she is hoping her skills - [more…]

Turkey says nearly 300,000 Syrians return home after military…

Turkey says nearly 300,000 Syrians return home after military…

Published 22/12/2018

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Nearly 300,000 Syrians have returned to their country after Turkey’s two cross-border operations in northern Syria, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu was quoted [more…]

Montenegro unveils monument of ex-Yugoslav communist leader Tito

Montenegro unveils monument of ex-Yugoslav communist leader Tito

Published 19/12/2018

PODGORICA, Montenegro (Reuters) - In a nostalgic homage to a now-defunct nation, a bronze statue of former Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito was unveiled on [more…]

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…]