East European Countries

Russia charges ex-journalist Ivan Safronov with treason despite outcry

Russia charges ex-journalist Ivan Safronov with treason despite outcry

Published 13/07/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia charged former military journalist Ivan Safronov with state treason on Monday, his lawyer said, accusations that have sent a chill through [more…]

Russia reports more than 6,600 new coronavirus cases

Russia reports more than 6,600 new coronavirus cases

Published 06/07/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s official coronavirus case tally, the fourth largest in the world, rose to 687,862 on Monday after officials reported 6,611 new infections [more…]

EU banks to take on Visa, Mastercard with new payments system

EU banks to take on Visa, Mastercard with new payments system

Published 02/07/2020

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Sixteen banks from Germany, France and three other euro zone countries on Thursday said a “truly European” payments system was expected to [more…]

Poland’s prime minister sees fast economic recovery

Poland’s prime minister sees fast economic recovery

Published 22/06/2020

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Monday he expects the country’s economy to recover quickly from the damage caused by the [more…]

Russian prosecutor seeks six-year jail term for director who poked fun at authorities: RIA

Russian prosecutor seeks six-year jail term for director who poked fun at authorities: RIA

Published 22/06/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors asked a court in Moscow on Monday to sentence prominent film and theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov to six years in [more…]

Exclusive: Kremlin hopes big companies and prize draws will boost Putin vote turnout

Exclusive: Kremlin hopes big companies and prize draws will boost Putin vote turnout

Published 22/06/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin has asked some Russian companies to mount internal information campaigns to boost turnout in a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms [more…]

Australia striker Juric tests positive for COVID-19

Australia striker Juric tests positive for COVID-19

Published 22/06/2020

SOFIA (Reuters) - CSKA Sofia’s Australian striker Tomi Juric has tested positive for COVID-19, the 31-times Bulgarian champions said in a statement late on Sunday. [more…]

Grief over virus deaths sets Hungarian artist on darker course

Grief over virus deaths sets Hungarian artist on darker course

Published 18/06/2020

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian artist Jozsef Szurcsik lost four of his friends in a matter of weeks to COVID-19 and the tremendous pain and grief [more…]

Hisense to start TV set production in Slovenia in January

Hisense to start TV set production in Slovenia in January

Published 15/06/2020

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - China’s household appliances maker Hisense (000921.SZ) plans to start producing TV sets in Slovenia in January 2021, creating about 350 jobs in [more…]

Hungary ready to help Audi run local plant at full capacity: Orban

Hungary ready to help Audi run local plant at full capacity: Orban

Published 15/06/2020

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary is ready to give financial support to Audi (NSUG.DE) to help its manufacturing plant in the country run at full operating [more…]