Archive for October, 2015

October 31, 2015, by VOANews

Final preparations were made at polling stations in Turkey and candidates held their last rallies Saturday, a day ahead of the country’s second national election in five months. Prime Minister […]

Bulgarian leaders send condolences after Bucharest nightclub fire deaths

October 31, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgarian head of state President Rossen Plevneliev and Prime Minister Boiko Borissov sent messages of condolences to their Romanian counterparts on O ...

Stakes are high in Turkish elections

October 31, 2015, by VOANews

Turkish voters head to the polls on Sunday November 1 for a second national election in five months, after an inconclusive ballot and failed coalition ...

Foreigners among victims in Romanian nightclub tragedy

October 31, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

There will be three days of mourning in Romania after a Halloween concert ended up in tragedy in a nightclub in Bucharest. Twenty-seven people, mostly ...

  • Nightclub fire kills 27 in Romania
    October 31, 2015, by VOANews

    A fire during a rock concert killed at least 27 people in a nightclub in Bucharest, Romania Friday. Romanian officials say 145 people were taken to hospitals with burns. Initial […]

  • In Turkey election campaign, Erdogan unusually low-key
    October 31, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was widely expected to take a lead role in campaigning for the AKP, the political party he helped found, ahead of Sunday’s general election, even […]

  • Turkey divisions run deep ahead of Sunday poll
    October 30, 2015, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    Outside the Istanbul Military Museum, patriotic music blared from huge speakers on a truck bedecked with Turkey’s national flag. A handful of tourists shuffled into the museum, but few locals […]

  • Five lessons from the local elections in Ukraine
    October 30, 2015, by Andrew Wilson of the European Council on Foreign Relations

    Turnout was low, but respectable The official participation rate for Ukraine’s local elections was 46.5 per cent. This may sound low, but was not much lower than the turnout for […]