- Crocodile's small penis found to be why pair mating for 40 years at Polish zoo have never conceived
Caimans Hektor and Luiza have been unable to successfully breed despite being an item for nearly half a century at Poznan Zoo in western Poland's Greater Poland Voivodeship.
Daily Mail. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:05:23 GMT.
- Ukraine opposition leader Tymoshenko launches presidential bid as polarizing frontrunner
Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko launched her bid for the presidency on Tuesday as the early frontrunner in opinion polls, pledging to fight corruption, increase wages and speed up integration with the West.
Reuters. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:36:07 -0500.
- Poland Excludes Tehran From Warsaw's Iran Conference
Poland's foreign minister said Iran is not invited to an international conference on the Middle East in Warsaw. ...
By Jo Harper, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:02:00 -0500.
- Belarus escort who claimed Trump secrets freed from Russian jail
A Belarusian escort who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with Donald Trump's election campaign was freed from a Russian jail on Tuesday following her arrest last week, lawyers said. ...
Yahoo. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:59:23 -0500.
- Australian Open 2019: 'No regrets': Beaten Ash Barty goes out with her head high
Czech Petra Kvitova puts a summary end to Ash Barty's Australian Open adventure, and Australia's representation in the tournament.
Greg Baum. Sydney Morning Herald. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:21:17 +1100.
- 'A Category Of Citizens': Officials Shrug Off Belarusian Minister's LGBT Slur
Belarusian rights activists had sought a criminal probe over Interior Minister Ihar Shunevich's prison-slang pejorative for homosexuals.
Radio Liberty. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:19:54 +0000.
- Police register more than 120 incidents connected to elections
Since the beginning of the election campaign in Ukraine, police have recorded 124 reports of incidents related to elections, Interior Ministry Communications Director Artem Shevchenko has said. ...
Anastasia Shepeleva. Kyiv Post. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:47:22 +0000.
- 11 Sailors Killed in Explosion and Fire Near Strait Separating Crimea and Russia
Two tankers performing a fuel transfer near the contested Kerch Strait caught fire, leading to the deaths. The strait is a sticking point in relations between Russia and Ukraine.
Neil Macfarquhar. New York Times. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:55:23 GMT.
- Energy chief comments on Russia-Ukraine gas settlement
Ukraine's Naftogaz proposal to reduce the amount of claims under a new action against Gazprom from $12 bln to $2 bln if a new contract is signed is absurd, Novak stressed
Tass. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 20:55:26 +0300.
- Analysis: How The Rise Of The Far Right Threatens Democracy Worldwide
From Turkey and Hungary, to India and the Philippines, the voices of nationalism have become dominant forces that begin with the election of a charismatic, influential and powerful man.
Pallavi Gogoi. NPR. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:33:17 -0500.
- Poland's hate climate 'linked' to mayor murder
Thousands of Poles packed the streets of Gdansk yesterday to bid farewell to the city's mayor who was murdered in a crime that has prompted warnings of a growing climate of hate.
Irish Independent. Sun, 20 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000.
- Funeral for murdered Polish mayor Pawel Adamowicz draws crowd of 45,000 in Gdansk
GDANSK, Poland (REUTERS) - Murdered Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz's funeral drew tens of thousands of people in the Polish Baltic coast city on Saturday (Jan 19) amid outrage over his murder six days ago.
Straits Times. Sun, 20 Jan 2019 03:13:02 +0800.
- Archbishop calls for unity at slain Polish mayor's funeral
A Catholic archbishop and other speakers at the funeral Saturday of slain Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz urged an end to political and social divisions in Poland, targeting some of their comments to the country's ruling right-wing party.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 12:53:05 EST.
- Model apologizes in claim of Russia election interference
A Belarusian model who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election says she won't be saying anything more about the matter
ABC News. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 11:39:06 -0500.
- Funeral of murdered mayor draws thousands
Pawel Adamowicz was stabbed to death last Sunday in an attack that has shocked Poland.
BBC News. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:53:54 GMT.
- Man sets himself ablaze in Prague on 50th anniversary of similar event protesting Soviet invasion
The man set himself on fire in the same spot at the elevated top of the historic square where Jan Palach set himself ablaze in January 1969 in protest of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia.
Lucia Suarez Sang. Fox News. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:03:31 GMT.
- Nastya Rybka: Russia seizes model who made Trump collusion claim
A Belarusian model deported from Thailand for soliciting is detained in transit at a Moscow airport.
BBC News. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 18:32:07 GMT.
- EU Could Snub US-Mideast Meeting Over Iran Concerns
European Union countries appear ready to snub an international conference on the Middle East in Poland next month over concerns it is part of a U.S. drive to ramp up pressure on Iran. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:09:07 -0500.
- Ex-judge: Romania ruling could collapse murder trials
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - A court ruling that Romanian prosecutors obtained evidence illegally could collapse murder and child pornography trials in the country, a top legal expert said Friday. ...
Washington Times. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 04:09:59 -0500.
- Thailand, Czech Republic pursue defence collaboration
Thailand and the Czech Republic have agreed to establish a working group with a view to setting up joint projects in the defence industry, the Thai Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced. ...
Jon Grevatt, Bangkok. Janes 360. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT.
Eastern European States include Belarus, the Czech Republic, Hungary,
and Moldova as well as Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
The government websites listed below provide official news and travel
information about each of these Eastern Europe countries.
The Republic of Belarus' capital city is Minsk, and its national
currency is the Belorusian Rouble. Belorusian and Russian are
the primary languages used in Belarus, and in 2007, the population
of Belarus was estimated at 9,725,000.
The Czech Republic's capital city
is Prague, and its national currency is the Koruna. Czech is the
nation's official language, and in 2007, the Czech Republic's estimated
population was 10,229,000.
The Republic of Hungary's capital city is Budapest, and its currency
is the Forint. Magyar is the primary language used by Hungarians,
and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 9,956,000.
The Republic of Moldova's capital city is Chisinau, and its currency
is the Leu. Moldovan's official language is Moldovan, and in 2007,
the country's estimated population was 4,329,000.
The Republic of Poland's capital city is Warsaw, and its currency is
the Zloty. The primary language used in Poland is Polish, and in
2007, the country's estimated population was 38,518,000.
Romania's capital city
is Bucharest, and its national currency is the Leu. Romania's
official language is Romanian, and in 2007, the country's estimated
population was 22,276,000.
The Slovak Republic's
capital city is Bratislava, and its currency is the Koruna.
Slovakia's official language is Slovak, and in 2007, the country's
estimated population was 5,448,000.
Ukraine's capital city
is Kiev, and its currency is the Hryvnia. Ukrainian and Russian
are Ukraine's primary languages, and in 2007, the country's estimated
population was 46,300,000.