The Baltic state of Latvia used to rank highly on international surveys assessing the freedom of the press. But a series of incidents involving raids on the homes of journalists are pointing to a change in direction, sparking international concern.
The holiday season is a time for many to hit the town and share a few drinks with friends, but that is a problem if you have no one close by. In Ukraine, there is a solution. There, you can hire a drinking buddy.
As scientists warn that much of the nuclear material still remains in Chernobyl, Europe is already building a new dome over the contaminated plant in order to protect the continent from another nuclear disaster.