Arrested Bulgarians to Return from Belgrade Thursday

The seven Bulgarians who were arrested in Belgrade on Monday evening over their alleged plans to protest against the human rights violations in China, would return on Thursday, the spokesperson of Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry Betina Zhoteva says.

World » Southeast Europe | December 17, 2014, Wednesday // 12:15 | Viewed: 613

EU Parliament Fails to Agree on Joint Motion on Recognition of Palestine

The Members of European Parliament (MEPs) failed on Tuesday to agree on a joint motion calling on EU member states to recognise the state of Palestine.

World » EU | December 17, 2014, Wednesday // 12:12 | Viewed: 657

Apple Halts Online Sales in Russia Over Ruble Instability

The technological giant Apple has temporarily suspended online sales in Russia, because of the instability of the ruble.

World » Russia | December 17, 2014, Wednesday // 11:42 | Viewed: 545

Pakistan Death Toll Climbs to 141 after Taliban Attack Peswahar School

A Taliban assault on an army-run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday has left at least 141 people dead, 132 of them children, officials say.

World | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 19:47 | Viewed: 1188

Jeb Bush Might Try Running for US President in 2016

Former Florida government Jeb Bush is determined to "actively explore" the possibility of running for US President in 2016, Bush himself wrote on Facebook.

World | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 17:30 | Viewed: 503

EU Parliament Reelects Ombudsman with Overwhelming Majority

The European Parliament reelected on Tuesday the incumbent European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly with a large majority.

World » EU | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 16:47 | Viewed: 518

Obama Declares End of Considerable Military Deployments Abroad

US President Barack Obama announced on Monday a “turning point” for US military while he greeted troops returning from Afghanistan.

World | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 14:45 | Viewed: 467

Czech Govt Moves to Step Up Fight Against Alcohol, Gambling

The Czech Republic’s government has decided to curb access to alcohol and gambling in a bid to reduce their negative impact on young people and adults alike.

World » EU | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 14:33 | Viewed: 455

Russia Carried Out Large-Scale Military Drills In Kaliningrad Area

General Andrei Kartapolov announced on Tuesday that Russia carried out surprise military drills to assess the readiness of troops in the Kaliningrad region between December 5 and 10.

World » Russia | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 13:28 | Viewed: 988

EU Will Never Recognise Crimea's Annexation - Mogherini

The EU will never recognise Crimea’s annexation by Russia, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said Monday after the first meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council.

World » EU | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 12:22 | Viewed: 585

Violence Against Journalists Remains Rife – Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RWB) released its annual report on abuses of journalists in 2014 on Tuesday.

World | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 12:08 | Viewed: 632

Russia Hikes Key Rate to 17% to Halt Rouble’s Slide

Russia’s central bank announced on Tuesday it increased its key lending rate to 17% with immediate effect to avert a currency crisis.

World » Russia | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 11:16 | Viewed: 580

Taliban Attack School in Pakistan

At least 20 people have been killed and 40 hurt in a Taliban assault on an army-run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials say, quoted by the international media.

World | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 10:50 | Viewed: 499

Australia Names Hostage Victims in Sydney Cafe Siege

The two hostages, who died in the Sydney cafe siege on Monday, have been named as the cafe manager Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson, a barrister and mother of three.

World | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 09:47 | Viewed: 753

FT: US Has Spent More on Afghanistan War Than on Marshall Plan

The US has spent nearly USD 1 trillion on the war in Afghanistan, the longest overseas conflict the country has led, since it began in 2001.

World | December 15, 2014, Monday // 21:48 | Viewed: 967

Two Hostages, Gunman Killed as Police Raids Sydney Cafe

Commandos from the Royal Australian Regiment stormed the cafe in Sydney where a gunman had held hostages in a siege which lasted 16 hours.

World | December 15, 2014, Monday // 21:38 | Viewed: 1111

US Chevron Considers Retreat from Shale Gas Project – Ukraine

Senior Ukrainian official Valeriy Chaliy announced on Monday that US energy giant Chevron considers to retreat from the shale gas project that had been agreed in November 2013.

World » Ukraine | December 15, 2014, Monday // 20:16 | Viewed: 794

Gunman Holding Hostages in Austrialia's Sydney

A few dozen people are being held hostage by an unknown gunman in a cafe in downtown Sydney, Australia.

World | December 15, 2014, Monday // 12:03 | Viewed: 746

EU Slams Turkey over Media Arrests

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and other officials have harshly criticized Turkey over its move to arrest a number of people working for leading media outlets.

World » Southeast Europe | December 15, 2014, Monday // 08:56 | Viewed: 505

Exit Polls Predict Electoral Victory for Party of Japanese PM

Exit polls predict an electoral victory for the Liberal Democratic Party of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the early parliamentary elections that took place in the country on Sunday.

World | December 14, 2014, Sunday // 16:56 | Viewed: 512

Collision of Military, Passenger Jets Averted, Russia Dismisses Swedish Accusations

The Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist announced on Saturday that a Russian military plane, which had turned off its transponder, almost collided with a passenger jet over southern Sweden.

World | December 14, 2014, Sunday // 16:35 | Viewed: 956