Some speculation that introduction of commission two weeks ago spooked Turks into withdrawing their hard currency from banks.
Leading members of Belarus’ Coordinating Council and strike movements were arrested on August 24 as Belarus' self-appointed president Alexander Lukashenko started to carry out a threat to “crackdown” on the opposition.
Estonia is the only Baltic state to have legitimised co-habitation between two individuals regardless of sex, but a whopping 55% of Estonian citizens still support the definition of marriage as a union of a man and a woman.
Troubled energy giant to scale down coal power production and gradually close its coal mines while investing into new renewables capacity.
A huge crowd of at least 250,000 answered the call by opposition leaders to rally in central Minsk on August 23 in the biggest show of defiance by the population yet, bigger even than the demonstrations in 1991 demanding the country’s independence.
Opposition leader, former Prime Minister and head of Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) Party Yulia Tymoshenko has been infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) and is in a serious condition, it was reported on August 23.
Another missing Belarus protester was found dead in a forest in the Partyzanski district of Minsk over the weekend. He was the fourth protester to die in the current uprising against Belarus' self-appointed President Alexander Lukashenko
Clerics to gather at Jabuka monastery in protest against Montenegro’s new law on religion they fear will strip the Serbian Orthodox Church of hundreds of religious sites.
Some 50,000 people have reportedly formed an approximately 32-km human chain from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius to the Belarusian border to demonstrate solidarity with the Belarusian opposition contesting the fraudulent August 9 presidential result.
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) admitted to closely following anti-corruption blogger and opposition activist Alexei Navalny while in Tomsk, where he appears to have been poisoned
A statue of a little girl that symbolises Holodomor, the famine that killed millions of Ukrainians, was torn down by vandals in what is seen as a political act just a day before Ukraine celebrates its independence day.
Affirms ‘BB-’ rating, three notches below investment grade. Ankara’s external financing risks exacerbated, rating agency says. Sharp fall in real interest rates to minus 3.5% has further weakened monetary policy credibility, it adds.