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Authorities Detain Fourth Bulgarian over Dead Migrants Found in Truck in Austria

Hungarian police detained a fourth Bulgarian suspected in the trafficking of the 71 migrants, who were found dead in an abandoned truck on an Austrian motorway near the border with Hungary on Thursday.

World » EU | August 30, 2015, Sunday // 14:01 | Viewed: 1042

Hungary Completes Fence at Border with Serbia Earlier Than Planned

In an attempt to limit the influx of refugees trying to cross into the country, Hungary completed the construction of the 175-kilometre-long fence at its border with Serbia.

World » EU | August 30, 2015, Sunday // 12:05 | Viewed: 940

Russia, Germany, France Call for Full Ceasefire in Ukraine Starting on September 1

Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande called for a complete ceasefire in eastern Ukraine beginning on September 1 due to the start of the school year.

World | August 30, 2015, Sunday // 11:10 | Viewed: 1009

Hundreds of Migrants Feared Dead as Boat Sinks off Libya

Hundreds of people are feared dead as a boat packed with migrants sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday.

World | August 27, 2015, Thursday // 20:43 | Viewed: 1449

Greek President Appoints Caretaker Prime Minister Ahead of Early Elections

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos appointed on Thursday the head of the country's Supreme Court, Vassiliki Thanou, as the caretaker prime minister ahead of the early general elections.

World » Southeast Europe | August 27, 2015, Thursday // 19:47 | Viewed: 1249

Austrian Authorities Find At Least Twenty Dead Migrants in Truck

Austrian authorities found at least twenty dead bodies of migrants in a truck in the eastern province of Burgenland on Thursday.

World » EU | August 27, 2015, Thursday // 15:35 | Viewed: 1462

Don’t Take Hitchhikers in Greece, Bulgaria Tells Its Motorists

The Foreign Ministry in Sofia has advised motorists visiting Greece to avoid taking hitchhikers in their vehicles in view of increased migrant influx into Bulgaria’s southern neighbor.

World » Southeast Europe | August 26, 2015, Wednesday // 20:58 | Viewed: 2763

Hungary Fires Tear Gas to Prevent Migrants to Leave Reception Centre

Hungarian police used tear gas to prevent some 200 migrants to leave a reception center near the border with Serbia on Wednesday, AFP reported.

World » EU | August 26, 2015, Wednesday // 15:55 | Viewed: 1456

Serbia, Kosovo Mark Progress in Relations After Signing Four Key Agreements

At a meeting of the EU-facilitated high level dialogue on the normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina on Tuesday, Serbia and Kosovo marked a progress in their relations after signing four key agreements

World » Southeast Europe | August 26, 2015, Wednesday // 08:51 | Viewed: 1605

Turkey to Hold Early General Elections on November 1

The Supreme Election Board officially announced on Tuesday that the early general elections in Turkey will be held on November 1.

World » Southeast Europe | August 26, 2015, Wednesday // 07:59 | Viewed: 1345

UNICEF Sets up Support Area for Migrant Children in Macedonia

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday it has established a child-friendly space with a mobile team near the Macedonian town of Geveglija to provide support to migrant women and children transiting the country en route to Serbia.

World » Southeast Europe | August 25, 2015, Tuesday // 19:05 | Viewed: 1555

PKK Militants Allegedly Blow Up Section of South Caucasus Pipeline in Turkey

Suspected Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants have blown up a section of the South Caucasus Pipeline in the Turkish province of Kars.

World » Southeast Europe | August 25, 2015, Tuesday // 08:56 | Viewed: 1724

Turkish President Officially Announces Holding of Early General Elections

Turkish President Recep Erdogan officially announced late on Monday the holding of renewed general elections in the country.

World » Southeast Europe | August 25, 2015, Tuesday // 08:08 | Viewed: 1640

Bulgaria Pledges Support for Macedonia’s Integration into EU, NATO

Bulgaria is ready to help neighbouring Macedonia meet the requirements for joining the European Union and NATO, Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said on Monday.

World » Southeast Europe | August 24, 2015, Monday // 20:21 | Viewed: 2452

Turkey, US to Start Operation Against Islamic State in Syria

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday the United States and his country will soon launch air operations to drive out Islamic State militants from a territory in northern Syria, Reuters reported.

World | August 24, 2015, Monday // 19:10 | Viewed: 1566

NYT: Two Bulgarian Women Are Among Possible Nominees for UN Secretary-General

Two Bulgarian women – UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and European Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva, are among the possible nominees for succeeding Ban Ki-moon as the next UN Secretary-General.

World | August 24, 2015, Monday // 14:58 | Viewed: 3606

Bulgarian Authorities Detect No Migrant Pressure at Border with Macedonia

The Bulgarian Interior Ministry informed on Sunday that there was neither pressure at the country's border with Macedonia nor complication of the situation

World » Southeast Europe | August 24, 2015, Monday // 09:27 | Viewed: 1711

Britain Reopens Embassy in Iran as Ties Thaw

In a sign of thawing relations of the West with Iran Britain has reopened its embassy in Tehran on Sunday, newswires reported.

World | August 23, 2015, Sunday // 14:35 | Viewed: 1528

Some 4,000 Migrants Cross into Serbia from Macedonia Overnight

About 2,000 migrants have entered Serbia on Sunday morning after crossing from Macedonia, Tanjug reported.

World » Southeast Europe | August 23, 2015, Sunday // 12:04 | Viewed: 2016

Macedonia Allows Access to Migrants Crossing from Greece after Clashes

Macedonia suddenly allowed more than 1,500 migrants, most of them fleeing the conflict in Syria, to cross from northern Greeece late on Saturday after they spent more than three days in a no man's land between the two countries, newswires reported.

World » Southeast Europe | August 23, 2015, Sunday // 10:45 | Viewed: 1762

EU Assistance in Macedonia Migrant Issue 'Largely Symbolic'

The EU has only provided symbolic assistance to Macedonia as the country is dealing with a surging migrant influx, Macedonian FM Nikola Poposki has said.

World » Southeast Europe | August 22, 2015, Saturday // 15:36 | Viewed: 2152