Slavic Countries

Media maverick gets right verdict on interactive TV show

It's a game show viewers in the city still haven't seen but media maverick Robert Chua Wah-peng's viewer participation show format, You be the Judge, is getting attention everywhere else.

Friday, 22 August, 2008, 12:00am

The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Only 515 days to go


Records are made and broken with the assistance of the stopwatch. They are an essential tool in the Olympic Games.

To do

Use stopwatches and time each other when running, walking, swimming, or while having a spelling competition.

Think of four creative ways to time events without a stopwatch.

12 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

San San aims for strong finish after setback

After seeing a promising start ruined by a disqualification in race five, windsurfer Lee Lai-shan knows that only her best performance in today's ninth and 10th races will keep her in the hunt for Olympic glory.

23 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Blackholing of the Balkans could spell widespread internet disaster

For years, analysts have predicted the balkanization of the internet as it divides the world into broadband and dial-up users, those with fancy computers and those without, and countries that send spam versus those with blackhole lists.

Well, it seems the balkanization of the internet is about to claim its first victims, and they come - appropriately enough - from the Balkans.

6 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Adriatic transit rights talks

Croatian and Bosnian negotiators have made a breakthrough over transit rights and port use on the Adriatic coast, according to US diplomats.

Jacques Klein, deputy representative in Bosnia, and US envoy Richard Sclar told Croatian television the parties had laid down the outlines of an agreement, which has yet to be endorsed by the two governments.

11 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Honour for papers

The World Association of Newspapers, at its 50th congress in Amsterdam, has awarded its annual Plume d'Or (Golden Pen) to three newspapers in the former Yugoslavia for their 'honest and impartial' war coverage.

Honoured were Feral Tribune in Croatia, Oslobodjenje in Bosnia-Hercegovina and Nasa Borba in Serbia.

11 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Yugoslav line in profit

Yugoslav shipping line Jugooceanija of Kotor, Montenegro, reported a profit of US$3 million in the first four months of the year, the Belgrade newspaper Politika reports.

The company expects total 1997 income to reach about $37 million after the freeing of 15 of its ships which were 'frozen' by five years of war-related sanctions against Yugoslavia.

30 May 1997 - 12:00am

War alert

SARAJEVO: Rebel Croatian Serbs, deeply involved in fighting in northwest Bosnia, were on war alert after their parliament suspended political talks with Croatia.

10 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Russia kindles the embers of old Empire

EXTREMIST Russian nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky has not come to power in Moscow and may never for that matter. But obviously, what he says publicly millions of Russian think privately. And the Kremlin, heeding the silent majority's mood has set out to reconquer the so-called ''near abroad'' - the newly independent republics which belonged to the Soviet Union.

9 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

While Clinton dithers on Bosnia, a new Saddam arises

SINCE assuming office, Bill Clinton has managed to finesse US policy on Bosnia.

15 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Russia arms to Serbia

RUSSIA has agreed to supply US$360 million (HK$2.78 billion) in arms, including sophisticated missiles, to Serbia and Serb-controlled areas of Bosnia and Croatia, The Observer reported yesterday.

The newspaper said generals from the Russian army and intelligence service signed a secret arms agreement with Serbian leaders last month.

1 Mar 1993 - 12:00am