Archive for December, 2013

  • Armenia ratifies Russian gas deal despite protests
    December 24, 2013, by VOANews

    The Armenian parliament has ratified a controversial natural gas agreement with Russia, despite widespread protests by the opposition. Ruling party lawmakers backed ratification of the deal in a vote Monday […]

  • Global economic outlook is stronger in 2014
    December 24, 2013, by Mil Arcega of VOANews

    The global economy may be entering a new phase as the year draws to a close. New data suggest some of the uncertainty that has characterized much of 2013 appears […]

  • Greece’s coalition government majority takes fresh hit
    December 23, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Greece’s coalition government survived two crucial votes in parliament on Sunday as it now turns its attention to all-important talks with its lenders. MPs passed a unified property tax and […]

  • Pussy Riot member released early from Russian prison
    December 23, 2013, by VOANews

    A member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot has been released from prison. The lawyer for band member Maria Alyokhina said his client walked out of prison Monday. Officials say […]

  • A month later, EuroMaidan beat goes on
    December 22, 2013, by The Kyiv Post

    A month ago, on November 21, people took to the streets in protest against the government’s decision to abandon a far-reaching political and trade agreement with the European Union. On […]