Court Convicts Ukraine’s Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko

The judge read out the guilty verdict, and Yulia Tymoshenko’s supporters shouted “Shame!”

This afternoon a court ruled that Tymoshenko, Ukraine’s former Prime Minister, had acted against the national interest when she signed a natural gas deal with Russia in 2009, leading to $190 million in damages to Ukraine’s state-run …

‘Gypsies Into Glue!’: Anti-Roma Protests Sweep Bulgaria

The charge that a relative of a Roma clan leader killed a Bulgarian teenager sparked anti-Gypsy demonstrations across the country last weekend. Thousands of protesters took to the streets in at least 20 towns and cities, including the capital, Sofia. “A total of 168 have been arrested for violation of public order, the majority — …

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