Topic: The Balkans
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was swept into office for a third term Sunday when his Justice and Development Party (AKP) won 50 percent of the vote in parliamentary elections. He has been credited with presiding over an economic growth spurt and strengthening Turkey’s role on the world stage. But some Turks say the AKP has become increasingly authoritarian, compromising civil liberties. Who is Erdogan, and what are his policies?
06/13/2011 03:19 pm
At 25, Obreht is the youngest writer to ever win the prestigious award for English-language fiction by women novelists.
06/08/2011 06:50 pm
Former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic refused to enter a plea on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity today in The Hague, and was given until July 4 to appoint a legal team.
06/03/2011 10:01 am
The capture of suspected war criminal Ratko Mladic came as a top EU envoy was traveling to Serbia to warn that an EU vote on Serbian membership hinged on Mladic's status.
05/27/2011 02:47 pm
A Serbian judge approved on Friday the extradition of Ratko Mladic, the last of the three most-wanted suspects in the brutal Bosnian war in the 1990s.
05/27/2011 12:19 pm
Serbia's desire to join the European Union was probably a big reason for the capture of Ratko Mladic, the most-wanted man for the Srebrenica massacre. The EU's values triumphed over extreme nationalism.
05/26/2011 04:00 pm
Ratko Mladic's arrest, which has been hailed as a major step for Serbia toward EU membership, comes nearly 16 years after he was charged with war crimes.
05/26/2011 03:36 pm
At the dinner he co-hosts in Poland, President Obama has an opportunity to not merely rebuild relations with nations that have felt estranged in recent years; he should declare America’s enduring support for completion of a Europe that is truly whole, free, and at peace.
05/26/2011 11:20 am
The killing of Osama bin Laden means that, for the first time in years, there may be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.
05/05/2011 03:37 pm
Once shunned, Roma musicians are signing record deals and becoming club sensations.
04/27/2011 11:36 am