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Bulgaria to Assume EU Presidency Six Months Early on 1 January 2018

Bulgaria will assume the rotating presidency of the European Council on 1 January 2018, six months earlier than initially planned, the country’s public radio broadcaster BNR announced on Thursday.

World » EU | July 21, 2016, Thursday // 09:11 | Viewed: 7545

Number of Terror Attacks in EU Rises in 2015: Europol

A total of 151 people died and over 360 were injured as a result of terrorist attacks in the EUlast year, Europol has announced.

World » EU | July 21, 2016, Thursday // 08:32 | Viewed: 7441

Erdogan Announces Three-Month State of Emergency

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency in the country.

World » Southeast Europe | July 20, 2016, Wednesday // 23:55 | Viewed: 4316

Turkey Charges 99 Generals, Admirals over Coup Attempt

Turkey has brought charges against 99 generals and admirals over their alleged links to last week's foiled coup attempt in the country, the BBC reports.

World » Southeast Europe | July 20, 2016, Wednesday // 18:01 | Viewed: 1564

Turkey Halts Scientific Cooperation with Rest of World

Turkey's Council of Higher Education (YÖK) has announced that all universities should suspend academic assignments abroad, Anadolu Agency has said.

World » Southeast Europe | July 20, 2016, Wednesday // 14:29 | Viewed: 4799

Britain Gives Up 2017 EU Presidency

The UK has said it will not host the rotating Council of EU Presidency in the second half of 2017, German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung says.

World » EU | July 20, 2016, Wednesday // 11:39 | Viewed: 1843

Belarusian Journalist Killed in Explosion in Kiev

Journalist Pavlo Sheremet died in a blast in Kiev, Ukrainian and Russian media report.

World » Ukraine | July 20, 2016, Wednesday // 10:24 | Viewed: 7417

Turkey: Wikileaks' AKP Mails Mention Bulgaria 664 Times

Wikileaks has published around 300 000 emails that purportedly belong to the Party of Justice and Development (AKP) in Turkey.

World » Southeast Europe | July 20, 2016, Wednesday // 10:14 | Viewed: 2867

Istanbul 'Explosion' Caused by Fire in Residential Building

A blast heard in Turkey's largest city Istanbul turned out to be the result of a fire.

World » Southeast Europe | July 19, 2016, Tuesday // 18:17 | Viewed: 2294

Hundreds of Migrants 'Reached Belgrade via Bulgaria' Last Week

Up to 300 migrants reached Belgrade on a daily basis after having crossed into Serbia from Bulgaria, a non-profit says.

World » Southeast Europe | July 19, 2016, Tuesday // 17:15 | Viewed: 2286

IS Claims Responsibility for Axe Attack in Germany

The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed responsibility for the axe attack committed in Germany, world media report.

World » EU | July 19, 2016, Tuesday // 12:47 | Viewed: 7100

Erdogan 'Ready' to Reinstate Death Penalty, Fends Off Staged Coup Claims

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the death penalty could "always" be reintroduced, amid "demands" for its restoration that followed the failed coup attempt.

World » Southeast Europe | July 19, 2016, Tuesday // 10:30 | Viewed: 1746

Turkey 'Won't Get EU Visa Waiver This Year' - Commissioner

EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger has predicted that Brussels will not stick to the deal reached with Turkey on the migrant crisis and lift visa requirements for its nationals by the end of the year.

World » EU | July 19, 2016, Tuesday // 10:04 | Viewed: 1873

Former Turkish Air Force Chief Reportedly ‘Confesses’ to Plotting Coup Attempt

Former Turkish air force commander Gen. Akin Ozturk has reportedly confessed to planning last week's failed coup attempt, the BBC reported on Monday, citing Turkey’s Anadolu Agency.

World » Southeast Europe | July 18, 2016, Monday // 20:38 | Viewed: 1549

NATO Chief Calls on Turkey to Ensure ‘Respect for Democracy’ after Coup Attempt

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has condemned the attempted coup in Turkey and reiterated his support to the country’s democratic institutions.

World | July 18, 2016, Monday // 19:14 | Viewed: 1705

Revival of Death Penalty in Turkey to End EU Accession Talks, Germany Warns

A return of capital punishment in Turkey will end the country’s EU accession talks, Germany has warned.

World » EU | July 18, 2016, Monday // 18:00 | Viewed: 1948

Kazakh Authorities Complete Anti-Terror Operation in Almaty, Lower Alert Level

The Kazakh authorities completed an anti-terrorism operation in Almaty launched after gun attacks by suspected Islamist militants that left dead three police officers and a civilian, ITAR-TASS reported on Monday.

World | July 18, 2016, Monday // 17:24 | Viewed: 1501

Three Police, Civilian Killed in Kazakhstan’s Almaty by Suspected Islamist Militants

At least three police officers and a civilian were killed in attacks by suspected Islamist militants in Kazakhstan's financial capital Almaty, Reuters reported on Monday.

World | July 18, 2016, Monday // 16:15 | Viewed: 1305

Turkey’s Parliament Reportedly Being Evacuated over Potential Attack  

People were said to be leaving Turkey’s parliament building over information about an imminent attack, TASS reported on Monday afternoon.

World » Southeast Europe | July 18, 2016, Monday // 15:42 | Viewed: 1744

Bulgaria Downplays Serbia's Concerns with Migrant Inflow

Serbia has no reason to be worried with regard to border security, the Bulgarian Interior Ministry's Chief Secretary has said.

World » Southeast Europe | July 18, 2016, Monday // 14:39 | Viewed: 1664

Judiciary Purge 'Necessary, But Not Enough', Erdogan Says

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Ankara for a second night in support for the government and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a military coup attempt was foiled.

World » Southeast Europe | July 18, 2016, Monday // 10:54 | Viewed: 1383