Dec 17, 2010 01:56 EST
Police: Maoist rebels kill at least 6 in pre-dawn attack in restive eastern India. Maoist rebels shot and killed at least six people Friday in restive eastern India, accusing them of being police informants, police said.
Dec 17, 2010 00:24 EST
Vietnamese wartime communist propaganda posters featuring the goateed face of Ho Chi Minh or heroic images of Viet Cong fighters have become popular souvenirs for tourists -- but not for Vietnamese.
Dec 09, 2010 10:59 EST
Construction of Poland's new Jewish history museum reaches halfway mark. Officials say construction of a major new Polish museum on the history of what was once Europe's largest Jewish community is now half-finished.
Dec 08, 2010 11:18 EST
Irena Anders, widow of Polish wartime general, Wladyslaw Anders, dies at 90. The widow of Poland's celebrated World War II general, Wladyslaw Anders, has died at the age of 90.
Dec 05, 2010 15:22 EST
Polish president celebrates Hanukkah with Jews, following in his predecessor's path. Poland's president lit a Hanukkah candle and distributed gifts to Jewish children on Sunday, continuing a tradition started by his predecessor of marking the Jewish holiday.
Dec 04, 2010 16:29 EST
The United Nations is not "abandoning" Nepal even though its peace mission in the Himalayan country is slated to come to an end in January, a top UN official said Saturday.
Dec 02, 2010 13:42 EST
Nepal's Maoist party proposed Thursday that the country's new constitution should make military service mandatory for all adults.
Nov 28, 2010 05:34 EST
Report: Suspected Maoist rebels blow up ambulance in eastern India, kill 3 people inside. Suspected Maoist rebels blew up an ambulance with a land mine in eastern India, killing at least three people inside, a news report said Sunday.
Nov 26, 2010 12:37 EST
Jan Wiener, Czech Jew who fled Nazis during WWII and fought with the UK air force, dies. Jan Wiener, a Czech Jew who fought in the British air force during World War II after fleeing Nazis in Germany and Czechoslovakia, has died. He was 90 years old.
Nov 23, 2010 08:12 EST
Indian security forces said Tuesday they had killed 25 suspected Maoist guerrillas in the insurgency-riven central state of Chhattisgarh, while two policemen died in a separate land mine blast.
Nov 21, 2010 09:58 EST
MINSK (Reuters Life!) - Former Soviet Armenia won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday as a new generation continued eastern Europe's domination of the continent's most popular song competition.
Nov 21, 2010 01:48 EST
Five children and two adults were killed in India on Sunday when a bomb planted by Maoist rebels exploded in the eastern state of Bihar as polling booths closed after local elections, police said.
Nov 20, 2010 14:01 EST
Nepal's president on Saturday used emergency powers to pass the long-overdue annual budget and stave off a looming economic crisis in the poverty-stricken Himalayan nation.
Nov 19, 2010 11:58 EST
A decrepit satellite dish points skyward from a deserted radio outpost that once broadcast from the West to the Communist bloc: ex-Soviet Europe is star guest at a top photography fair in Paris this week.
Nov 19, 2010 01:38 EST
The UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) has formally objected to plans by the opposition Maoist party to include members of its army in an upcoming political conference, a spokesman said Friday.
Nov 07, 2010 10:36 EST
Romanians gather for funeral of poet Adrian Paunescu, buried with military honors. Thousands of Romanians gathered Sunday for the funeral of Adrian Paunescu, one of the country's most famous poets whose verse struck a chord despite odes he wrote to late Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
Nov 06, 2010 17:38 EDT
India's ambassador made the allegation in a formal letter of protest to Nepal's caretaker government last week, the ministry said.
Nov 05, 2010 09:38 EDT
Romanian poet who praised dictator Nicolae Ceausescu but remained a national favorite dies. Adrian Paunescu, Romania's most famous poet ? a man who praised the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu yet remained popular among Romanians ? has died at the age of 67.
Nov 05, 2010 09:34 EDT
Mass grave of some 100 Jewish Holocaust victims discovered in Romania, researchers say. A Holocaust-era mass grave containing the bodies of an estimated 100 Jews killed by Romanian troops has been discovered in a forest, researchers said Friday, offering further evidence of the country's involvement in wartime crimes.
Oct 26, 2010 14:02 EDT
An international nine-member jury picked Havel out of 14 authors as the 10th winner of the prize accompanied by a 10,000-dollar (7,200-euro) cheque, bestowed by the Franz Kafka Society commemorating the Prague-born author.