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Joe Biden
Posted on in EU News

Biden warns Putin to keep his hands off the Baltic states

US vice president reassures fellow NATO members as Russians continue takeover of Crimea NATO members can rest assured that the United States will defend them against aggressors, the US vice president, Joe Biden, said today while visiting the Baltic states. His comments in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, were widely seen as a warning to Russia… Keep Reading

Posted on in World News

Three killed as violence in Ukraine continues

Renewed clashes between Ukraine police and protesters after three killed There were further clashes between police and anti-government protesters in Kiev today, after three people were killed overnight in the latest outbreak of violence. As reports described the center of the Ukrainian capital as having become a battle zone, the government was defiant in the… Keep Reading

Posted on in Travel

Is it becoming a lonelier planet?

Switch from guidebooks to smart phones may be causing headaches for smaller destinations Turn the clock back a decade or two, and every backpacker would be clutching a copy of a Lonely Planet travel guide. From Delhi to Budapest, from Prague to Bangkok, and from Rio de Janeiro to Copenhagen, they were the bibles for… Keep Reading

Posted on in Czech News

Two years on, a powerful but ambiguous legacy

Václav Havel continues to inspire deep affection among Czechs, but some see him in less glowing terms As a cold winter‘s afternoon gave way to evening, Filip Chráska, a student from Prague, knelt down and added a small red candle to the scores already laid out in heart shapes on the pavement of Wenceslas Square.… Keep Reading

spy bunker
Posted on in Culture

Communist spy bunker under hotel no longer secret

Jalta Hotel opens its 1950s anti-nuclear bunker and listening post to the public If you were a VIP who stayed at Prague’s Jalta Hotel between 1958 and 1989, your room was bugged and your phone was tapped. Behind its attractive 1950s façade, the hotel has been hiding a secret – there was a 24-hour underground… Keep Reading

Posted on in Business

Aon manages risk from agriculture to space

Risk management firm sees growth in CEE region despite stagnant market No one could accuse Lex Geerdes of not taking an interest in Central and Eastern Europe after he took over responsibility for the region for the insurance company Aon Risk Solutions. When he was appointed around a year ago, the Dutch executive undertook a… Keep Reading

UFO tower
Posted on in Travel

Travel: UFO Tower hovers over Bratislava

Slovak capital is dotted with communist-era curiosities among the historical treasures It looks like something out of a science fiction movie, perhaps The War of the Worlds or a long-forgotten 1980s television series called The Tripods. Bratislava’s UFO Tower, which sits on a bridge that spans the Danube, is nothing if not attention grabbing. With a… Keep Reading

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