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For Capt. Martin Noorsalu, deploying to Afghanistan with the Maryland National Guard last year was an unusual opportunity. Noorsalu is one of only a dozen helicopter pilots in the Estonian Air Force. The sole air defense service of the former Soviet...
Reuters* EBRD governors consider direct lending to small business * Libya seeking advice from EBRD By Carolyn Cohn ISTANBUL, May 11 (Reuters) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering ways to help small businesses in...
Tags: Arab Spring, Finance, Small Businesses, Business, Libya
ReutersISTANBUL (Reuters) - Europe's development bank slashed its 2013 growth forecasts for emerging Europe and North Africa on Friday by almost a full percentage point, saying a sharp slowdown in Russia would drag down the regional economy. The European Bank...
Reuters* Red tape suffocates investment * Trails peers in attracting foreign investment * Croatia four years in recession * Some local firms move production to non-EU neighbours By Igor Ilic and Sasa Kavic DUBROVNIK, Croatia, May 10 (Reuters) - The barren...
Tags: Weaponry, Zagreb (Croatia), Politics, Serbia, Elections
Reuters* Miskovic one of Serbia's richest, most influential figures * Faces up to 10 years in prison * Tycoon denies any wrongdoing BELGRADE, May 9 (Reuters) - Serbian retail tycoon Miroslav Miskovic was indicted on Thursday over a disputed privatisation...
In a world wracked with seemingly unsolvable conflicts from the Middle East to Central Asia and the Korean Peninsula, there is a ray of hope from another historically war-ravaged region — the Balkans. After 10 intense rounds of negotiations and...
ReutersSOFIA, May 8 (Reuters) - Bulgarians vote on Sunday in a parliamentary election. Following are the main political parties and their policies: GERB: The centre-right party, which resigned from government in February following mass protests against low...
Tags: Parliament, Politics, Bulgaria, Elections, European Union
ReutersBELGRADE (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund will not discuss a fresh loan deal on a mission to Serbia starting this week, it said on Tuesday, describing the visit as a "health check" of the Balkan country's economy. Serbia's government says it...
Tags: Russia, Finance, Budgets and Budgeting, Politics, Serbia
ReutersSARAJEVO, April 25 (Reuters) - Sixteen supporters and seven police officers were injured, two of them seriously, in a mass fight on Wednesday when fans of rival soccer clubs clashed in a central Bosnian village while heading to first division matches....
Anila Rubiku grew up in a country that no longer exists, at least not the isolated, repressed and paranoid state that was Albania before Eastern Europe’s anti-Communist revolutions. The Balkan country that broke away from its iron-fisted mentors...
A 60-year-old man gunned down 13 people, including six women and a child, as he went on a shooting spree from house to house in a quiet village near Belgrade on Tuesday before trying to kill himself and his wife, police and hospital officials said....
Tags: Shootings, Belgrade (Serbia), Firearms, Politics, Murder
It's been a long six years to finally arrive at Happily Ever After. Along the way there were missed connections and travails that spanned continents. And that's just the early chapter of the love story of Chicago graduate students Ditte Munch-Hansen,...
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