Eastern Europe

Turkish assets rally after opposition wins Istanbul election

Turkish assets rally after opposition wins Istanbul election

Published 24/06/2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish lira, bonds and shares gained on Monday after the opposition dealt a stinging blow to President Tayyip Erdogan by winning [more…]

Factbox: First woman to head the ECB? Not likely now, but here are…

Factbox: First woman to head the ECB? Not likely now, but here are…

Published 07/06/2019

(Reuters) - The head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, steps down at the end of October and the 19 euro zone countries are [more…]

Romania’s witches harness the powers of the web

Romania’s witches harness the powers of the web

Published 01/05/2019

MOGOSOAIA, Romania (Reuters) - “Repeat after me! To be together with who I want,” a family of Romanian witches chant via a video call to [more…]

Athens painter turns blockbusters into motion picture art

Athens painter turns blockbusters into motion picture art

Published 29/04/2019

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek artist Virginia Axioti’s work is seen by thousands of people every week, but none of it is digital. As the designer [more…]

France reach sixth Fed Cup final with win over Romania

France reach sixth Fed Cup final with win over Romania

Published 21/04/2019

ROUEN, France (Reuters) - Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic led France to their sixth Fed Cup final as they won the doubles to seal the [more…]

Turkish fourth quarter GDP contracts 3 percent, worst performance…

Turkish fourth quarter GDP contracts 3 percent, worst performance…

Published 11/03/2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish economy contracted a sharper than expected 3.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, its worse performance in nearly a [more…]

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…]