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    Bulgaria Premier Resigns After Party Loses Presidential Vote
    Nov14

    Bulgaria Premier Resigns After Party Loses Presidential Vote

    SOFIA, Bulgaria—Bulgaria’s prime minister handed in his resignation to parliament Monday after results showed his party losing badly in the presidential runoff, opening the way for an early parliamentary election. Boiko Borisov’s move comes after official results show Socialist-backed candidate Rumen Radev, a former non-partisan air...

    Exclusive: Chernobyl’s New Containment Shield
    Nov14

    Exclusive: Chernobyl’s New Containment Shield

    Engineers are getting ready to move a 31,000-ton steel structure into place over the destroyed reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The covering will contain both the reactor and the crumbling sarcophagus built quickly after the 1986 disaster. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service was given exclusive access to sites inside the contaminated...

    Trump win prods European diplomats to seek greater role
    Nov14

    Trump win prods European diplomats to seek greater role

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Top EU diplomats are calling for more robust European defense and a greater European voice in world affairs as Donald Trump — whose isolationist, protectionist promises have worried many on this side of the Atlantic — prepares to assume the U.S. presidency. With many question marks around Trump’s foreign policy plans, EU...

    Report: German Coalition Agrees on Steinmeier as President
    Nov14

    Report: German Coalition Agrees on Steinmeier as President

    The parties making up Germany’s coalition government are reported to have agreed to support the foreign minister becoming the country’s next president. Frank-Walter Steinmeier would take over the largely ceremonial role as head of state from Joachim Gauck, whose five-year term ends in February. German news agency dpa reported Monday...

    Report: German coalition agrees on Steinmeier as president
    Nov14

    Report: German coalition agrees on Steinmeier as president

    BERLIN (AP) — The parties making up Germany’s coalition government are reported to have agreed to support the foreign minister becoming the country’s next president. Frank-Walter Steinmeier would take over the largely ceremonial role as head of state from Joachim Gauck, whose five-year term ends in February. German news agency dpa...

    Bulgaria premier resigns after party loses presidential vote
    Nov14

    Bulgaria premier resigns after party loses presidential vote

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s prime minister handed in his resignation to parliament Monday after results showed his party losing badly in the presidential runoff, opening the way for an early parliamentary election. Boiko Borisov’s move comes after official results show Socialist-backed candidate Rumen Radev, a former...

    Bulgaria premier resigns after party loses presidential vote
    Nov14

    Bulgaria premier resigns after party loses presidential vote

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s prime minister handed in his resignation to parliament Monday after results showed his party losing badly in the presidential runoff, opening the way for an early parliamentary election. Halfway into its four-year term, Borisov’s coalition government has managed to restore political stability after...

    Moldova’s Pro-Russian Candidate Claims Presidency in Runoff
    Nov14

    Moldova’s Pro-Russian Candidate Claims Presidency in Runoff

    Moldova’s pro-Russian presidential candidate Igor Dodon has declared victory in Sunday’s presidential runoff. With nearly all the votes counted in the former Soviet republic, Dodon, who campaigned on promises to restore closer ties with Russia, earned about 55 percent of the vote, well ahead of pro-European rival Maya Sandu. Final...

    A Russian-Friendly Political Novice Wins Bulgaria’s Presidency
    Nov14

    A Russian-Friendly Political Novice Wins Bulgaria’s Presidency

    Bulgaria’s Socialist Party candidate has won the presidential election, leading to the resignation of the country’s prime minister. Former air force commander General Rumen Radev, a Russian-friendly political novice, won nearly 60 percent of the vote, according to nearly complete results released Monday. Tsetska Tsacheva, the...

    Russian Allies Are Expected to Win Presidential Elections in Moldova and Bulgaria
    Nov14

    Russian Allies Are Expected to Win Presidential Elections in Moldova and Bulgaria

    Russia’s geopolitical influence is set to be further strengthened, with two eastern European countries expected to elect as their leaders candidates with links to Moscow and the Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Voters in the former Soviet bloc nations of Bulgaria and Moldova went to the polls Sunday in their respective run-off...