Government And Politics

Ukraine OKs property law that could affect 12,000 churches

Jan 17, 2019

Ukraine's parliament has adopted a bill spelling out procedures for transferring church property after a new unified Ukrainian Orthodox church was granted independence from the Russian church

Thousands skip school again to go to Belgium climate protest

Jan 17, 2019

More than 10,000 youngsters skipped school again in Belgium to join a march demanding better protections of the globe's fragile climate

Court orders Italian govt to publicize cellphone risks

Jan 16, 2019

A consumers' group says an Italian tribunal has ordered a public information campaign about the possible health risks of cellular and cordless phones

Albania parliament backs government reshuffle

Jan 16, 2019

Albania's parliament has backed a government reshuffle in a vote called by the prime minister after the country's president declined to accept his nominee for the foreign minister

Czechs honor student who wanted self-immolation to inspire

Jan 16, 2019

Czechs are paying tribute to a university student who burned himself to death in Prague 50 years ago to inspire resistance against the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia

Bulgaria's parliament OKs talks with US on F-16 jet deal

Jan 16, 2019

Bulgaria's Parliament has approved a government plan to open talks with the United States on a deal for eight new F-16 fighter jets to replace its aging Russian MiG-29s and bring its air force in line with NATO standards

EU court rules annuls regulator move to block UPS-TNT merger

Jan 16, 2019

The European Union's top court says a decision by anti-trust regulators to block a merger between U.S. delivery giant UPS and Dutch firm TNT must be annulled

Cyprus top lawyer: Judges' law firm links compromise rulings

Jan 15, 2019

Cyprus' attorney general backs lawyer brother who alleged that supreme court judges' familial and professional links to a law firm that handled cases involving the country's biggest bank led to favorable rulings

Cyprus' top court hits back at nepotism, collusion claims

Jan 14, 2019

Cyprus' supreme court says claims by the attorney general's brother that a web of familial ties between judges and lawyers has resulted in a string of favorable rulings are an unfounded and "blatant attack" on the judicial system

Croatia nixes F-16 purchase from Israel after US objection

Jan 14, 2019

Croatia's government has formally canceled a $500-million deal to buy 12 used fighter jets from Israel after it collapsed over U.S. objections

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