- Dance Artist Moved By 'Horrifying' LGBT Torture In Chechnya
Bulgarian-born Kosta Karakashyan was so moved by "horrifying" stories of torture against the LGBT community in Chechnya, that he is using dance to express their suffering in a new film.
Radio Liberty. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:39:00 +0000.
- Singapore joins established maritime nations in offering war risk insurance for ships
SINGAPORE - Singapore now offers war risk insurance for ships, joining the likes of established maritime nations such as Greece, Japan, Norway and Britain.
Straits Times. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:30:00 +0800.
- Yemen war: Accidental blast kills foreign demining experts
Two South Africans, a Croatian, a Bosnian and a Kosovan were in a vehicle that blew up while transporting mines.
BBC News. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:04:01 GMT.
- Macedonia takes emergency measures as smog engulfs cities
The Macedonian government has extended the school break until Jan. 23 and introduced measures to protect people from dangerous air pollution levels which have soared to 10 times above the European Union's regulatory limits.
Reuters. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:47:58 -0500.
- Greek Parliament Begins Debate on Deal with Macedonia
Greece's parliament began to debate Monday a deal that would normalize Greek relations with Macedonia, a day after violent protests against the accord broke out in Athens. ...
Voice of America. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:54:42 -0500.
- Roger Federer Knocked From Australian Open by Stefanos Tsitsipas, Age 20
Tsitsipas, who is from Greece, reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal by upsetting Federer, the 37-year-old, two-time defending champion.
Karen Crouse. New York Times. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 20:57:12 GMT.
- Albania opposition leader fined for defaming ruling lawmaker
An Albanian court has convicted the main opposition Democratic Party leader of defamation over drug-related allegations he made against a senior governing lawmaker
ABC News. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:08:42 -0500.
- Greek protesters angry over Macedonia deal clash with police
Protesters clashed with police outside Greece's Parliament at a rally that drew tens of thousands of people against the Greek-Macedonia name deal.At least 25 police officers were injured and seven people ...
New Zealand Herald. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:00:00 +1200.
- Protesters clash with police in Athens as thousands oppose Macedonia name change deal
Thousands of protesters clashed with riot police in Athens today, during demonstrations against a controversial name change deal which could end a 28-year dispute with neighbours Macedonia.
Daily Mail. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 01:42:07 +0000.
- Athens riots: Clashes as 60,000 protesters march in Greece against Macedonia name change
Demonstrators are angry over 'North Macedonia' deal
Zamira Rahim. The Independent. Sun, 20 Jan 2019 20:08:08 +0000.
- Macedonia and Greece: Clashes flare over name change
Protesters have clashed with police in the Greek capital Athens over plans to rename neighbouring Macedonia.
BBC News. Sun, 20 Jan 2019 19:49:25 GMT.
- Police fire tear gas as Greeks protest against Macedonia name deal
Central Athens turned into a sea of people holding blue and white Greek flags as thousands came from all over the country to rally against the accord to name the ex-Yugoslav state North Macedonia. ...
Yahoo. Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:29:18 -0500.
- Protesters maintain the rage in Europe's cities
Protesters in France, Serbia and Hungary have one thing in common - they are angry with what they see as out-of-touch governments.
Sydney Morning Herald. Sun, 20 Jan 2019 19:59:07 +1100.
- Roger Federer, 2-time defending champ, upset at Australian Open
Two-time defending champion Roger Federer has been upset in the fourth round of the Australian Open by Stefanos Tsitsipas, who becomes the first player from Greece to reach the quarterfinals at a major.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 22:48:06 EST.
- Gas contract with Russia is of strategic importance for Serbia, says President Vucic
The president recalled that the signed agreement includes not only the construction of a gas pipeline through Serbia, but also the expansion of a gas storage facility to 750 mln cubic meters
Tass. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:53:56 +0300.
The Balkan States consist of Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, and Croatia
as well as Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Additional
news and information about these Balkan countries can be found on the
official government websites highlighted below.
The Republic of Albania's
capital city is Tirana, and its currency
is the Lek. Albanian is the primary language used in Albania,
and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 3,601,000.
Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital city is Sarajevo, and its currency
is the Konvertible Marka. Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian are
the primary languages used in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in 2007,
the country's estimated population was 4,552,000.
The Republic of Bulgaria's capital city is Sofia, and its currency
is the Lev. Bulgarian is the primary language used in Bulgaria,
and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 7,323,000.
The Republic of Croatia's capital city is Zagreb, and its currency
is the Kuna. Croatian is the nation's main language, and in 2007,
Croatia's estimated population was 4,493,000.
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's capital city is Skopje,
and its currency is the Denar. Macedonian and Albanian are the
country's primary languages, and in 2007, the estimated population of
Macedonia was 2,056,000.
The Republic of Montenegro's capital cities are Podgorica and Cetinje,
and its currency is the Euro. Montenegrin is the official language
of Montenegro, and the nation's estimated population in 2007 was 685,000.
Serbia's capital city is Belgrade, and its national currency is the
Dinar. Serbian is the official language of Serbia, and in 2007,
the country's estimated population was 10,150,000.
The Hellenic Republic, commonly known as Greece, is also one of the
Baltic States. Please visit the
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