Archive for August, 2013

  • US postpones Syria talks with Russia
    August 27, 2013, by VOANews

    The United States has postponed a meeting with Russian officials scheduled for later this week to discuss the situation in Syria, as Washington weighs its response to allegations that Syrian […]

  • Roma wall in Slovakia draws criticism from Brussels
    August 27, 2013, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    The infamy of the wall in Košice segregating the city’s Roma community has made it to Brussels with the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou, criticising city […]

  • Russia Watch: Snowden’s Kremlin Connection
    August 27, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Friday, June 21, was the hottest day of the year in Hong Kong – a sweltering 34 degrees. But it was also a hot day for Edward Snowden, the leaker […]

  • Battle looms in Bulgaria over next changes to security services
    August 26, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The embattled Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) government is pressing ahead with its grasping for a consolidation of power through restructuring of the security services, again setting it on a collision […]

  • German news report says US spied on United Nations
    August 26, 2013, by VOANews

    A leading German news magazine says the U.S. National Security Agency, NSA, has eavesdropped on the United Nations, penetrating the world body’s internal video conference system to decode data. Der […]

  • Slovakia’s economy grows slightly in Q2
    August 25, 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 the growth is still too […]