Central / Eastern Europe

Teqball: Hosts Hungary dominate world championships

Teqball: Hosts Hungary dominate world championships

Published 08/12/2019

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary showed it remains the dominant force in teqball, a hybrid sport mixing football with table tennis, winning the singles and doubles [more…]

Russia braces for four-year Olympic ban over doping scandal

Russia braces for four-year Olympic ban over doping scandal

Published 08/12/2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia could be hit with a four-year Olympic ban on Monday for flouting anti-doping rules, a punishment local officials have said would [more…]

Bulgarian Mutafova, one of world’s oldest actresses, dies at 97

Bulgarian Mutafova, one of world’s oldest actresses, dies at 97

Published 06/12/2019

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian Stoyanka Mutafova, one of the world’s oldest actresses performing regularly on stage, has died aged 97. Dubbed the queen of Bulgarian [more…]

Azeri parliament asks to be dissolved, calls for snap elections

Azeri parliament asks to be dissolved, calls for snap elections

Published 02/12/2019

BAKU (Reuters) - Azerbaijan’s parliament on Monday formally asked President Ilham Aliyev to dissolve it and to schedule new parliamentary elections. The next election is [more…]

Burst of social unrest tests emerging market risk models

Burst of social unrest tests emerging market risk models

Published 02/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - A wave of social unrest across developing countries this year has caught many investors off-guard and is challenging models designed to gauge [more…]

German manufacturing contraction eases in November

German manufacturing contraction eases in November

Published 02/12/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s export-dependent manufacturing sector contracted at a slower pace for the second month in a row in November, a survey showed on [more…]

Tesla move will draw further companies into Germany: state premier

Tesla move will draw further companies into Germany: state premier

Published 01/12/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Tesla’s (TSLA.O) announcement earlier this month that it will build its first European factory near Berlin will draw further companies from the [more…]

Euro sees sigh of relief as dollar weakens on US-China trade deal hopes

Euro sees sigh of relief as dollar weakens on US-China trade deal hopes

Published 18/11/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro enjoyed a small respite on Monday, jumping to an 11-day high versus the U.S. dollar, on expectations that Washington and [more…]

India makes advance payment for Russian missile system: Rostec CEO

India makes advance payment for Russian missile system: Rostec CEO

Published 18/11/2019

DUBAI (Reuters) - India has made an advance payment of $800 million for Russia’s S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, the head of Russian conglomerate Rostec Sergey [more…]