Archive for February, 2014

  • Turkey’s government tries to expand intelligence agency powers
    February 27, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    The Turkish government is pushing through legislation extending the powers of the country’s National Intelligence Agency, or MIT, and increasing the agency’s protection from prosecution.  The move has drawn widespread [… ...

  • What’s On: Sofia International Film Fest begins on March 6
    February 27, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s biggest annual cinema event, Sofia International Film Festival, opens on March 6 at the National Palace of Culture (NDK) with a screening of The Judgment, Bulgarian director Stefan Komandarev […]

  • Film review: The Monuments Men
    February 27, 2014, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

    These guys really existed. They were art historians, architects, curators and artists, and they played a very important part in saving countless works of art confiscated by the Nazis during […]

  • Film review: Non-Stop
    February 27, 2014, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

    When you’re watching an aircraft hijack movie, you know everything will turn out alright in the end, except if it’s based on a true story, like United 93. But even […]

  • US alleges widespread global human rights violations
    February 27, 2014, by VOANews

    The U.S. is alleging that too many governments around the world are tightening controls on free expression and using repressive laws to “deny citizens their universal human rights.” In the annual […]

  • Cyber thieves increasingly attack mobile devices
    February 27, 2014, by Matthew Hilburn of VOANews

    The amount of malicious software targeting mobile devices is exploding, according to security firm Kaspersky Lab. Kaspersky said that in 2013 “nearly 100,000 new malicious programs for mobile devices were […]

  • Romanian PM says no major change in fiscal policies this year
    February 27, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Romanian PM Victor Ponta said on February 27 that there would no abrupt change in his government’s fiscal policies this year, rejecting speculations he may seek to introduce an incremental […]

  • Sevastopol: the Ukrainian port on Russia’s side
    February 27, 2014, by Jacob Resneck of Deutsche Welle

    This week thousands rallied in the military port city, waving Russian flags and chanting slogans against the people they describe as fascists and extreme nationalists who have taken over the […]