Eastern Europe Headlines

  • AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

    Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference. The decision could be a sign that Flynn is moving...

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  • Amid doping scandal, skeleton federation suspends 4 Russians

    The two Russians who had their medals from the Sochi Games stripped because of doping have been barred from competing in World Cup races, at least temporarily. It's the latest sanction against Aleksandr Tretiakov and Elena Nikitina, who had their medals — gold for Tretiakov, bronze for...

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  • Fair elections in Poland at risk from ruling party bill, opposition says

    WARSAW (Reuters) - A bill sponsored by Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party will undermine the fairness of elections, opposition deputies said in parliament on Thursday.

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  • Kosovo special court's top judge makes 1st visit to country

    The heads of a court established to prosecute crimes committed during and immediately after Kosovo's war for independence made their first visit to Pristina Thursday, to meet with government officials and local and international organizations. The justice ministry said Judge Ekaterina...

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  • Hungary: Parliament bans camerawoman who kicked migrants

    The Hungarian camerawoman who was filmed in 2015 kicking migrants was banned Thursday from working in Hungary’s parliament after she insulted a lawmaker during an interview.

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  • Opposition calls for direct talks with Syria government

    Syria opposition representatives meeting in the Saudi Arabian capital called Thursday for direct and unconditional negotiations with the Syrian government over the more than 6-year civil war that would lead to the launch of a transition period. The opposition didn't condition its...

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  • Kosovo sets Albania's Nov. 28 independence day as a holiday

    Kosovo's government has decided to declare Nov. 28, the independence day of neighboring Albania, a national holiday, a move that may spark an angry reaction from Serbia. A government statement Thursday said that Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj declared Nov. 28 as the "day of Albanians ......

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  • Ukrainian separatist chief accuses another of plotting coup

    A separatist leader in Ukraine’s east on Thursday accused a former official of trying to unseat him as a showdown between the two entered its third day.

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  • Congressional Russia probes likely to head into 2018

    Some Republicans are hoping lawmakers will soon wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that have dragged on for most of the year. But with new details in the probe emerging almost daily, that seems unlikely. Three congressional committees are investigating Russian...

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  • Russian dancer challenges centuries of ballet tradition

    It’s an uphill battle trying to promote contemporary dance in a country which prides itself on keeping its trademark ballets intact for a century.

    Washington Post
  • Sudan's president visits Russia, asks for protection from US

    Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on a visit to Russia Thursday that his country needs protection from the U.S. and could serve as a gateway to Africa for Moscow.

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  • Sudan's president visits Russia, asks for protection from US

    Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on a visit to Russia Thursday that his country needs protection from the U.S. and could serve as a gateway to Africa for Moscow. Al-Bashir, speaking at the start of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi,...

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  • Ukrainian separatist chief accuses another of plotting coup

    A separatist leader in Ukraine's east has accused a former official of trying to unseat him. Breaking an almost a week of silence, Igor Plotnitsky, leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, said on the rebel television station Thursday that former interior minister Igor...

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  • Russia says Google down-ranking Sputnik, RT would be censorship

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday that moves by Alphabet Inc's Google to place articles from Russian news outlets Sputnik and Russia Today lower in search results would amount to censorship.

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  • Russia says Google down-ranking Sputnik, RT would be censorship

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday that moves by Alphabet Inc's Google to place articles from Russian news outlets Sputnik and Russia Today lower in search results would amount to censorship.

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  • Russia says Google down-ranking Sputnik, RT would be censorship

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday that moves by Alphabet Inc's Google to place articles from Russian news outlets Sputnik and Russia Today lower in search results would amount to censorship.

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  • Russia says Google down-ranking Sputnik, RT would be censorship

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday that moves by Alphabet Inc's Google to place articles from Russian news outlets Sputnik and Russia Today lower in search results would amount to censorship.

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  • 9 best European retirement destinations

    These European cities offer a lot for U.S. retirees, from low costs to great health care and beautiful weather.

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