Archive for January 7th, 2014

January 7, 2014, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is urging Europe to boost growth and shore up financial backstops he says are key for the region and the world. Lew made his call […]

Siderov involved in row with French diplomat, fracas at Varna Airport

January 7, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Volen Siderov, leader of Bulgaria’s ultranationalist Ataka party, was involved in a scuffle with a fellow passenger in a runway bus at Varna Air ...

Bulgaria’s draft Penal Code amendments under fire

January 7, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Draft amendments to Bulgaria’s Penal Code have come under fire from human rights groups and minority political parties on a number of points, includ ...

Former Romanian PM gets second prison term

January 7, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Former Romanian PM Adrian Nastase (2000-2004) was sentenced on January 6 2014 to a further four years in prison for corruption, less than a year after ...

  • Walking across the EU for child sex abuse awareness
    January 7, 2014, by Raymond Johnston of The Prague Post

    Matthew McVarish will be walking across Europe on a 16 000 km journey until February 2015. So far he has gone from London, where he began on May 31 2013, […]

  • Amid corruption scandal, Erdogan reassigns 350 Ankara police
    January 7, 2014, by VOANews

    Turkish state media reported Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reassigned nearly 350 police staff in Ankara as a widening corruption scandal threatens his rule.The official Anadolu news agency said […]

  • Turkey mired in political division over retrial
    January 7, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    A statement released by the Turkish armed forces Monday said recent convictions of hundreds of senior officers accused of seeking to overthrow the government was part of a conspiracy, and […]

  • Triple-star system may answer questions about gravity
    January 7, 2014, by VOANews

    The discovery of a three-star system may yield clues that help scientists define the true nature of gravity. The system, which consists of two white dwarf stars and a superdense pulsar, […]