Archive for August 19th, 2013

August 19, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

Gay rights have spread in the West, but a backlash is taking hold in the former Soviet Union. Russia’s new ban on gay propaganda is sparking Western calls for boycotts […]

Unesco chief Irina Bokova deplores damage to cultural heritage sites in Egypt

August 19, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

The head of the United Nations cultural agency has expressed grave concern for Egypt’s cultural heritage following reports that a national museum in ...

Slovakia’s economy grows slightly in Q2

August 19, 2013, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

Slovakia’s economy in the second quarter of 2013 posted a 0.9 per cent growth on an annual basis, thus keeping the country out of recession, but ...

Cyprus tourism hit in the wake of the financial turmoil

August 19, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The wider economic consequences of the botched bailout of Cyprus and the vindictive blow to the island’s banks are reflected in the latest figures r ...

  • Greek New Democracy party leader Antonis Samaras
    Tough negotiations ahead for Greek government
    August 19, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is back in Athens Monday after a short summer holiday and has a difficult period ahead of him as troika inspectors are scheduled to visit […]