Archive for September, 2013

September 30, 2013, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a package of reforms aimed at strengthening democracy and keeping on track a faltering peace process with the Kurdish rebel group, the […]

Apple dethrones Coca-Cola as world’s most valuable brand

September 30, 2013, by VOANews

Apple has unseated Coca-Cola as the most valuable brand in the world for 2013, according to Interbrand, a commercial consulting company. “Every so o ...

European Parliament announces 2013 Sakharov Prize finalists

September 30, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Belarusian political prisoners Ales Bialatski, Eduard Lobau and Mykola Statkevich, US spying whistleblower Edward Snowden and Pakistani campaigner for ...

Is crackdown on Greenpeace part of Russia’s new Cold War in the Arctic?

September 30, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

SALEKHARD, RUSSIA — Icy blasts of water greeted Greenpeace protesters climbing Russia’s lone offshore oil platform in the Arctic. Russia’s Coas ...

  • The strange saga of Ataka’s visit to Brussels
    September 30, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    According to a new poll by the Afis agency, Bulgaria’s most unpopular politician is Volen Siderov, leader of ultra-nationalist party Ataka. He does not seem to be that popular in […]

  • France’s double standards official discourse angers Romania
    September 30, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The vacillating position of the French ruling socialists on Romania’s and Bulgaria’s Schengen accession, ranging from utter support for a phased accession to complete rejection of such a perspective, caught […]