(From The Prague Post)
Byline: Compiled by Staff
A hail of eggs, red paint and shouted insults greeted a shipboard Dutch abortion clinic June 22 when it sailed into a Baltic fishing port in staunchly Roman Catholic Poland after a two-day wait. Members of the right-wing All-Poland Youth and other demonstrating anti-abortion activists shouted "murderers" and "Gestapo" at the ship, although a threat by local fishermen to block its entry failed to materialize.
Belarus' best-loved writer, Vasil Bykov, whose work irritated communist rulers and post-Soviet authorities, has died at age 79, his doctor said June 23. A major figure in Soviet literature, Bykov won acclaim for his novels about ordinary soldiers in World War II. Many of his works, which include The Third Flare, Alpine Ballad and The Dead Have No Pain, were turned into films.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Volodymyr Shkidchenko submitted his resignation because of growing criticism of his …