Archive for August, 2015

  • Top judge becomes Greece’s first female prime minister
    August 28, 2015, by VOANews

    Vassiliki Thanou, Greece’s top supreme court judge, was sworn in Thursday as a caretaker head of the government, becoming the country’s first female prime minister. Thanou and her cabinet will […]

  • Ukraine buys debt relief, bringing some good news
    August 28, 2015, by Mark Rachkevych of The Kyiv Post

    After five months of talks with private creditors and the unpredictable consequence of a debt moratorium looming, Ukrainian finance minister Natalie Jaresko triumphantly announced on August 27 that she had […]

  • US to deploy heavy military equipment to Poland next year
    August 28, 2015, by The Warsaw Voice

    Bases of heavy military equipment of American armed forced will be built in Poland mid-2016, defence minister Tomasz Siemoniak told PAP Polish news agency on Thursday. Polish-American talks on the […]

  • Film review: Pride
    August 27, 2015, by Raymond Johnston of The Prague Post

    Way back in 1984, LGBT rights still seemed like a distant dream somewhere over the rainbow. At the same time, UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher was weakening the power of […]

  • Film review: Vacation
    August 27, 2015, by Raymond Johnston of The Prague Post

    Nobody ever pretends that the National Lampoon Vacation film series is classic cinema, but with the latest entry, simply called Vacation, it hits a new low. The torch, as it […]

  • Merkel to meet with Balkan leaders on migrant crisis
    August 27, 2015, by VOANews

    German chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting Thursday with leaders of Balkan nations to discuss Europe’s worst migration crisis since World War 2. The meeting takes place in Vienna, Austria, on […]

  • Turkey’s election appears to be all about Erdogan
    August 26, 2015, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s name won’t appear on any of the ballot papers Turks will be presented with on November 1 but no one here doubts that the parliamentary elections — […]