Archive for January, 2013

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia. Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer
January 31, 2013, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

On February 15 2013, two weeks from today, the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church will begin the two-day process of choosing the three official candidates in the election […]

Storming the castle: Miloš Zeman’s victory exacerbates Czech Republic’s political flux

January 31, 2013, by Jonathan Crane of The Prague Post

With cries of “Long live Zeman” ringing out around a packed conference room at the Top Hotel Praha Jan. 26, a triumphant Miloš Zeman bust ...

Film review: Gangster Squad

January 31, 2013, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

Gangster Squad is a big-budget film about the organized crime that nearly brought Los Angeles to a standstill in 1949. It’s half-fiction, half-f ...

HRW warns of declining human rights in Russia

January 31, 2013, by VOANews

The New York-based Human Rights Watch says authoritarianism in Russia is at its highest level in recent memory. In its annual World Report released ...

  • BlackBerry unveils two new smartphones
    January 31, 2013, by Mil Arcega of VOANews

    Canadian smartphone maker Research In Motion (RIM), which makes the BlackBerry, says it’s back. The company is trying to reclaim a market it once dominated by introducing two new devices. […]

  • EU freezes billions in aid for Poland pending price-fixing probe
    January 31, 2013, by The Warsaw Voice

    Poland has hit out at an “incomprehensible” decision by the European Commission to freeze aid worth billions for Polish road building programs over a suspected price-fixing scandal. The European Commission […]