Archive for December, 2013

  • Yanukovych dodges details on Russia deal
    December 20, 2013, by Oksana Grytsenko of The Kyiv Post

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych did not hide his joy when he boasted “definitely lucrative” deals that he reached with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but failed to explain the details. He […]

  • Today’s cats traced to ancient China
    December 20, 2013, by VOANews

    Researchers in China and Missouri have traced the origins of today’s domesticated cat back 5,300 years to an ancient Neolithic Chinese agricultural village located in the modern-dayShaanxi Province. Like in the old Mother Goose nurs ...

  • Film review: Last Vegas
    December 20, 2013, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

    There is but one reason to watch Last Vegas, and that is Mary Steenburgen. More or less doing away with her trademark vulnerability, so memorably displayed in Back to the […]

  • Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court rules Peevski still an MP
    December 19, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court has ruled against a second challenge to dismiss controversial media magnate Delyan Peevski as a member of Parliament, ruling that an MP’s term could only be terminated […]

  • Bulgarian Parliament passes Gambling Act amendments
    December 19, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Parliament passed at second reading on December 19 the bill of amendments to the country’s Gambling Act, which brings the country’s legislation closer to international practices and ends the […]

  • 30% of small businesses in Cyprus bankrupt
    December 19, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Nine months after the Eurogroup meeting and the shocking austerity measures decided for Cyprus, capital city Nicosia remains worried about the situation and the future. Damaged psychology, rising unemployment and […]