Battle for Ukraine
Saturday, 30 November 2013 11:21

THUGS and thieves always prefer to act in the early hours of the morning. So did Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s president.
Less than 24 hours after he ruined the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius and ditched the Association Agreement with Europe, he vividly demonstrated his preferred alternative. In the small hours of...

 
A neo-Nazi wins
Thursday, 28 November 2013 16:07

THE convincing victory of Marián Kotleba (pictured), a 36-year-old Slovak who became notorious for his praise of the Slovak collaborationist government during the second world war, in a regional governor race has shocked even the most prescient observers.

Mr Kotleba came a clear first in central Slovakia’s Banska Bystrica region. In a runoff on N...

 
Badly built
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 14:50

THE tragedy was the worst in Latvia's peacetime history: 54 people killed and dozens injured when a supermarket roof in the capital Riga collapsed. That exemplified, many felt, the corruption and weakness in parts of state administration which has plagued the country since it regained independence in 1991. Was the building constructed in defiance...

 
Arctic 30: freed Briton urges 'frank discussions' about future protests
Saturday, 23 November 2013 09:02

Kieron Bryan says growing desire for oil means political pressure put on 'people like myself and Greenpeace' will increase

There should be frank discussions about future Greenpeace protests following the arrest of activists and journalists in Russia, one of the six Britons freed from detention has said.

Freelance journalist Kieron Bryan, one of the...

 
Freed Arctic 30 activist would risk freedom again for oil protest
Friday, 22 November 2013 18:50

Briton Anthony Perrett says he's happy Greenpeace arrests highlighted climate change as he tells of two months in jail

Anthony Perrett, the first of six Britons among the Greenpeace Arctic 30 to be released on bail, has revealed details of the group's two months in prison. He also said that if he could turn back the clock, he would risk his freedom...

 
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