The previously apolitical figure has emerged as a challenger to the embattled prime minister. But his chances of success aren’t clear. From Eurasianet. Read more.
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An investigation reveals a lucrative, widespread practice that could be linked to the expansion of higher education and an overall drop in standards. Read more.
Thousands still struggle to survive in the red zone near the front lines in eastern Ukraine, where just collecting a pension is nearly impossible. Read more.
Regional headlines: presidential powers in Moldova; coronavirus jabs in Russia; Czech and Kazakh oligarchs; and more. Read more.
Regional headlines: Georgian Dream confirms win; Kuciak murderer handed longer term; Pussy Rioter behind bars; and more. Read more.