Poland reopens probe into 2010 crash that killed president
Europe / International News

Poland reopens probe into 2010 crash that killed president

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s government opened a new investigation Thursday, Feb. 5, into the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski, with the defense minister saying that evidence pointing to Russian involvement was covered up in an earlier probe. The new investigation could exacerbate Poland’s already deeply strained relations with Russia … Continue reading

Bulgarian town hopes murals bring in the tourists
Art / Europe

Bulgarian town hopes murals bring in the tourists

STARO ZHELEZARE, Bulgaria (AP) — A sleepy village in central Bulgaria is harnessing the power of celebrities, hoping for an economic revival through art. Outdoor murals in the village of Staro Zhelezare feature local people alongside celebrities on their homes. Homeowners are depicted with personalities including Pope Francis, Queen Elizabeth II, Albert Einstein, the Dalai … Continue reading

Romania offers Moldova aid to keep it solvent, and with West
Europe / International News

Romania offers Moldova aid to keep it solvent, and with West

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania offered Moldova emergency economic aid and a loan of 60 million euros ($65 million) on Tuesday Jan. 26, in hopes of preventing economic collapse and keeping the impoverished ex-Soviet republic on a pro-European course. Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos said that to get the money, Moldova will have to reform … Continue reading