Turkish government announces details of Kurdish plan


ANKARA, Turkey -- Interior Minister Besir Atalay on Friday (November 13th) revealed details of the government's long-awaited plan to give more rights...
Bulgarian ambassador to Turkey resigns


SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Branimir Mladenov, Bulgaria's ambassador to Turkey, has resigned, the foreign ministry confirmed on Friday (November 13th) amid me...
Kosovo unveils plans for Serb-language TV channel


PRISTINA, Kosovo -- The time has come for a TV channel that broadcasts in Serbian, International Civilian Representative (ICO) Pieter Feith and Prime...
Sudanese president skips Istanbul summit


ANKARA, Turkey -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has decided not to attend the Organisation of Islamic Conference summit in Istanbul, officials we...
Slovenian president wants non-binding referendum


LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- President Danilo Turk said on Friday (November 6th) that he supports holding a consultative referendum in Slovenia over the ag...
Croatia, Slovenia turn to arbitration


A deal on the border dispute between Croatia and Slovenia was signed Wednesday by the countries' prime ministers.
Slovenia wants visa regime relaxed earlier


BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Slovenia wants to move up the date for relaxing the EU's visa restrictions on Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. At Wednesday's (...
Macedonia's Ivanov urges mutual concessions in name dispute


SKOPJE, Macedonia -- President Gjorge Ivanov said on Sunday (November 1st) that both Macedonia and Greece should make concessions to boost negotiatio...
Russia stresses support for BiH's sovereignty


SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) -- Russian Ambassador to Sarajevo Aleksander Bocan-Harchenko said on Sunday (November 1st) that Moscow support...
Macedonia's Gruevski backs referendum on name


SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said on Friday (October 30th) that his country will not change its name without a referendum. He...
Croatian government approves arbitrage agreement with Slovenia


ZAGREB, Croatia -- The cabinet approved an arbitration agreement with Slovenia on Friday (October 30th) that should result in solution to the year-lo...
Author Kadare transcends borders


Acclaimed author Ismail Kadare has brought pride to Albanians, but some question whether literature should be viewed through the lens of patriotism.
US vice president hails changes in Romania


Joe Biden praised Romania's accomplishments over the past 20 years, and said the new democracies of Eastern Europe can be an example to others struggling for freedom.
US vice president visits Romania


BUCHAREST, Romania -- US Vice President Joe Biden made a daylong visit to Bucharest on Thursday (October 22nd). He met with key political leaders and...
Christofias, Talat discuss Cypriot property issues


NICOSIA, Cyprus -- President Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat met again on Thursday (October 22nd) to discuss reunify...

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