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  • Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis
    Follow all of the latest developments as they happen
    Radio Liberty.  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:21:07 +0000.
  • Sports Briefing | Olympics: Canadian Committee Leader Will Push Toronto to Make Bid
    So far five cities are bidding: Boston; Budapest, Hungary; Hamburg, Germany; Paris; and Rome.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:21:43 GMT.
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  • VIDEO: On the front line with Ukraine troops
    The BBC has witnessed more heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine as rebel forces appeared to attack Ukrainian army positions with mortars and a tank on part of the front line in the east of the country.
    BBC News.  Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:04:02 GMT.
  • Op-Ed Contributor: An AIDS Crisis in Ukraine
    Nothing is gained by making patients hostage to geopolitical disputes.
    Michel Kazatchkine.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 26 Jul 2015 16:04:36 GMT.
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  • England will win group - Moravcik
    Former Celtic star Lubomir Moravcik expects Scotland and Slovakia to be fighting for second in the World Cup qualifiers.
    BBC News.  Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:30:49 GMT.
  • Russia Won't Renew Gas Contract With Ukraine
    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told reporters Saturday that Kyiv can forget signing a natural gas delivery deal solely on their terms.
    By Kenneth Rapoza.  Forbes.  Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:24:59 GMT.
  • Hungary PM: Illegal Migration, Growing Terror Threat Linked
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday there was a clear link between illegal migrants heading to Europe and a rising threat of terrorism, justifying his conservative government's tough anti-immigration stance. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 25 Jul 2015 10:01:43 -0400.
  • US to Train Regular Ukrainian Troops
    The Obama administration said Friday that it would expand training of Ukrainian security forces in their fight against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The U.S. is already training Ukrainian national guard units. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:29:25 -0400.
  • The Last European: Romanian Driver Navigates the Soul of the EU
    For the past decade, Viktor Talic has been driving a van across Europe, delivering people and goods. His 50-hour, nearly sleepless journey offers a disquieting, yet inspiring, glimpse into the Continent's soul.
    Spiegel Online.  Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:39:00 +0200.
  • 8,000 HIV patients at risk in Eastern Ukraine: UN envoy
    Some 8,000 people with HIV in war-torn eastern Ukraine face a critical shortage of medicine and their supply will run out in mid-August unless a blockade is lifted, a U.N. AIDS envoy has warned
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:20:00 +0200.
Czech map, showing Prague, its capital city, as well as other cities in the Czech Republic
Poland map, showing Warsaw, the capital city of Poland, and parts of adjoining eastern European nations
Ukraine map, showing Kiev, its capital city, and other Ukrainian cities

Facts About Eastern Europe

Eastern European States include Belarus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Moldova as well as Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine.  The government websites listed below provide official news and travel information about each of these Eastern Europe countries.

The Republic of Belarus' capital city is Minsk, and its national currency is the Belorusian Rouble.  Belorusian and Russian are the primary languages used in Belarus, and in 2007, the population of Belarus was estimated at 9,725,000.

The Czech Republic's capital city is Prague, and its national currency is the Koruna.  Czech is the nation's official language, and in 2007, the Czech Republic's estimated population was 10,229,000.

The Republic of Hungary's capital city is Budapest, and its currency is the Forint.  Magyar is the primary language used by Hungarians, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 9,956,000.

The Republic of Moldova's capital city is Chisinau, and its currency is the Leu.  Moldovan's official language is Moldovan, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 4,329,000.

The Republic of Poland's capital city is Warsaw, and its currency is the Zloty.  The primary language used in Poland is Polish, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 38,518,000.

Romania's capital city is Bucharest, and its national currency is the Leu.  Romania's official language is Romanian, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 22,276,000.

The Slovak Republic's capital city is Bratislava, and its currency is the Koruna.  Slovakia's official language is Slovak, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 5,448,000.

Ukraine's capital city is Kiev, and its currency is the Hryvnia.  Ukrainian and Russian are Ukraine's primary languages, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 46,300,000.

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