Archive for May 29th, 2014

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May 29, 2014, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

Moscow increasingly speaks of Russia’s “sphere of influence.” And, on Thursday, President Vladimir Putin took a major step in securing that position by creating a shared market of former Soviet […]

Ukrainian casualties mount with 12 killed on May 29

May 29, 2014, by The Kyiv Post

A Ukrainian general was among the 12 Ukrainian servicemen killed while aboard an Mi-8 helicopter that Kremlin-backed insurgents shot down near Slovian ...

Promises and problems on the path to Kosovo’s June 8 elections

May 29, 2014, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Campaigning is underway in Kosovo ahead of its snap June 8 parliamentary elections, with all the predictable complexities that means. On May 28, the o ...

Bulgarian archaeologists dig out remains of 7800-year-old settlement

May 29, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The archaeology season is fully underway in Bulgaria, despite the rainy weather that has swept over the country in recent months, with 2014 already se ...

  • Film review: Neighbors
    May 29, 2014, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

    Neighbors is a Seth Rogen comedy, which means he doesn’t stop talking, his character’s sexuality is in a gray zone, and he shows his chest — one of the things […]

  • Separatists shoot down Ukrainian helicopter
    May 29, 2014, by VOANews

    Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have shot down a Ukrainian military helicopter, killing 14 government troops, including a general. Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told parliament Thursday that “terrorists” used a ...

  • Bulgaria competition watchdog fines Veolia unit 4.8M leva
    May 29, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) said on May 29 that it fined Sofiyska Voda, the water utility in Bulgarian capital city Sofia owned by utilities conglomerate Veolia, 4.8 […]