East European Countries

Some Russian teachers fear back-to-school shots of ‘Sputnik V’ COVID vaccine

Some Russian teachers fear back-to-school shots of ‘Sputnik V’ COVID vaccine

Published 01/09/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A small independent Russian teachers’ union is urging members not to be coerced into accepting shots of the “Sputnik V” coronavirus vaccine [more…]

WikiLeaks, key player in 2016 U.S. election, suffers brief outage

WikiLeaks, key player in 2016 U.S. election, suffers brief outage

Published 31/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secret-spilling website WikiLeaks, a pivotal player in the email leaks that buffeted the 2016 U.S. presidential election, suffered a brief outage on [more…]

Heads of Hungary’s top arts university quit amid fears of state control

Heads of Hungary’s top arts university quit amid fears of state control

Published 31/08/2020

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The management of Hungary’s prestigious University of Theatre and Film Arts resigned on Monday in protest over the imposition of a government-appointed [more…]

Belarusian opposition politician Tsikhanouskaya says she is ready to lead nation

Belarusian opposition politician Tsikhanouskaya says she is ready to lead nation

Published 17/08/2020

MINSK (Reuters) - Belarusian opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said on Monday she was ready to lead Belarus and called for the creation of a legal [more…]

Russia reports nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases

Russia reports nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases

Published 17/08/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 4,892 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, pushing its tally so far to 927,745, the fourth largest in [more…]

Halep wins Prague title, to decide on U.S. Open on Monday

Halep wins Prague title, to decide on U.S. Open on Monday

Published 16/08/2020

(Reuters) - World number two Simona Halep said she will announce on Monday whether she will play at the U.S. Open. Speaking after her victory [more…]

Virus spike pushes Sarajevo Film Festival online

Virus spike pushes Sarajevo Film Festival online

Published 14/08/2020

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The Sarajevo Film Festival will be launched entirely online on Friday after a spike in coronavirus cases forced organisers to cancel plans [more…]

Official results hand Belarusian leader Lukashenko re-election victory, opposition protests

Official results hand Belarusian leader Lukashenko re-election victory, opposition protests

Published 10/08/2020

MINSK (Reuters) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko won a landslide re-election victory, the central election commission said on Monday, after bloody clashes between riot police [more…]

Russia reports more than 5,100 new coronavirus cases

Russia reports more than 5,100 new coronavirus cases

Published 10/08/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities confirmed 5,118 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, pushing the national case tally to 892,654, the fourth largest [more…]

Ukraine president says Kyiv staying out of U.S. internal politics, elections

Ukraine president says Kyiv staying out of U.S. internal politics, elections

Published 08/08/2020

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday that it was a matter of Ukraine’s national security to stay out of U.S. internal [more…]