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Dnevni FYROM: Bulgaria, Greece may be put under monitoring over minorities

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) MP Alexandar Nikoloski was elected deputy chairperson of the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, FYROM Dnevnik daily writes.
January 30, 2014

Feud tarnishes reputation of Turkey's Erdogan, Gulen - survey

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's feud with U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen has damaged the reputation of both, but Erdogan's party would still win an election if one were called this weekend, a survey showed on Thursday.
Reuters: January 30, 2014

Ukraine protests continue despite offer of amnesty; President sick

Ukrainian anti-government protesters are vowing to continue demonstrating despite passage of a law offering amnesty to those arrested during the protests over the past two months.
January 30, 2014

Serbia to hold early elections

Serbia's president has dissolved parliament and called for early elections, in an effort to garner more popular support for economic and social reforms.
January 30, 2014

Hollande's Turkey visit hints at warming ties

French President François Hollande is in Turkey for a two-day visit aimed at improving relations between the two countries.
January 28, 2014

Ukraine anti-protest laws repealed; PM offers to quit

Ukraine’s prime minister offered his resignation Tuesday, just hours before the country's parliament voted in favor of repealing a set of anti-protest laws which had triggered violent unrest in Kiev.
MSNBC: January 28, 2014

Ukraine Justice Minister threatens state of emergency

Ukraine's justice minister has threatened to declare a state of emergency if protesters do not leave the justice ministry in Kyiv, which they seized late Sunday.
January 27, 2014

Ukraine protests 'spread' into Russia-influenced east

Protests in Ukraine appear to be spreading further outside the capital Kiev, with reports of unrest to the east, north and south of the country.
BBC: January 26, 2014

UEFA create slot for France in Euro 2016 qualifiers

UEFA also named the nine top seeds for the qualifying campaign, in the shape of Bosnia, England, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Portugal and Russia.
AFP: January 24, 2014

Alcohol ban final nail in coffin for ancient Turkey hotel

A 400-year-old Turkish hotel that has long been a favourite of movie stars and VIPs from around the world has been forced to close its doors... because of a government ban on alcohol.
AFP: January 24, 2014