Russia Establishing National Guard to Fight Terrorism, Organised Crime

Russia is establishing a National Guard force which will be tasked with fighting terrorism and organized crime, the country’s President Vladimir Putin has announced.

World » Russia | April 5, 2016, Tuesday // 18:41 | Viewed: 4016

EU Points to Wide-ranging Harm to Society from Illicit Drug Trade

Europeans spend at least EUR 24 B a year on illicit drugs, making the activity one of the main sources of cash for organised criminal groups in Europe, according to a new report.

World » EU | April 5, 2016, Tuesday // 17:22 | Viewed: 3677

New Zealand's Ex-PM Also Running for UN Top Job

Helen Clark, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, has officially announced she is running for the UN Secretary-General's office.

World | April 5, 2016, Tuesday // 13:29 | Viewed: 3324

Nagorno-Karabakh Shelling Continues amid Conflicting Reports of Casualties

Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian separatists have continued to exchange fire in the area of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, with the Azeri army threatening to shell its capital, Stepanakert.

World | April 5, 2016, Tuesday // 11:39 | Viewed: 3116

IOM Reports Eight-fold Increase in Migrant Arrivals in Europe by Sea in Q1 2016

A total of 169,846 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in the first three months of 2016 - more than eight times the number recorded in the same period of 2015, according to calculations of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

World » EU | April 4, 2016, Monday // 20:21 | Viewed: 3556

Drop in Bulgaria’s Jobless Rate among Largest in EU in February

Bulgaria has shown one of the largest rates of year-on-year decrease in unemployment among the European Union Member States in February, according to fresh figures from Eurostat.

World » EU | April 4, 2016, Monday // 19:55 | Viewed: 3729

EU-Turkey Migrant Swap Starts

The first Syrians arrived in Germany from Turkey and the first group of migrants arrived in Turkey from Greece as a EU-Turkey deal on migration entered into force on Monday, Turkish and Greek media outlets have reported.

World » EU | April 4, 2016, Monday // 19:06 | Viewed: 3562

Bulgaria Concerned about Ceasefire Violations in Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Bulgaria has expressed deep concern about “massive violations of the ceasefire” in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh and called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to renew their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.

World | April 4, 2016, Monday // 18:08 | Viewed: 3005

Leaked Panama Papers Shed Light on Global Offshore Industry

An international consortium of media outlets has published an extensive investigation into the offshore financial dealings of political leaders, movie celebrities and sports starts based on a huge volume of documents reportedly leaked by an anonymous sour

World | April 4, 2016, Monday // 16:51 | Viewed: 3763

EU, Turkey to Exchange First Migrants Under Agreement

The EU and Turkey are expected on Monday to exchange the first groups of Syrian migrants as had been agreed at a summit in March, with the aim being to stem the influx of migrants from Turkey to Europe.

World » EU | April 4, 2016, Monday // 09:11 | Viewed: 3537

Azerbaijan Declares Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan's defence ministry announced on Sunday it was callig a unilateral ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh as fighting in the disputed region entered its second day.

World | April 3, 2016, Sunday // 14:06 | Viewed: 3376

Flights at Brussels Airport to be Partially Restored on Sunday

Passenger flights at Zaventem airport are expected to be partially restored on Sunday for the first time after the terrorist attacks which took place on March 22.

World » EU | April 3, 2016, Sunday // 12:01 | Viewed: 4299

Putin Calls for End to Renewed Nagorno-Karabakh Fighting

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for an end to the fierce fighting renewed between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, where a conflict is threatening to resurface after having remained frozen since 199s4.

World » Russia | April 2, 2016, Saturday // 16:39 | Viewed: 4457

Austria Demands EU Civilian-Military Mission at External Borders

Austria's Defense Minister Hans-Peter Doskozil has said his country now stands ready to send military officers to protect its borders, amidst a possible surge in the number of migrants from the Middle East this spring.

World » EU | April 2, 2016, Saturday // 15:29 | Viewed: 4379

Bulgaria, Romania Show Worst Road Safety Records in EU in 2015

Bulgaria and Romania had the weakest road safety records among EU member states last year, according to official statistics of the bloc.

World » EU | April 1, 2016, Friday // 19:54 | Viewed: 4482

Bulgaria Reiterates Turkey Travel Warning

The Foreign Ministry in Sofia has again warned Bulgarian citizens visiting Turkey to exercise high vigilance and caution in view of increased risk of terror attacks.

World | April 1, 2016, Friday // 18:25 | Viewed: 4151

Hungary Aims to Muster Opposition to EU Migrant Quota Scheme with New Website

The Hungarian government has said on a new website that the mandatory quotas for migrants set for EU member states increase the terrorist risk in Europe, AFP reported on Friday.

World » EU | April 1, 2016, Friday // 16:26 | Viewed: 4154

Europol Helps Bust German-based Iraqi Money Laundering Group

The German authorities, backed by Europol, have dismantled a German-based Iraqi criminal syndicate suspected of laundering money for international heroin traffickers.

World » EU | March 31, 2016, Thursday // 19:24 | Viewed: 4451

NBC News: “Is the U.N. Ready for a Female Secretary General?”

No organized opposition has yet emerged to the idea that the time is right for a woman to become the next United Nations Secretary-General, Mike Brunker and Alex Lazar write in an article carried by NBC News.

World | March 31, 2016, Thursday // 17:22 | Viewed: 3613

Informal Hearings of Candidates for UN Chief to be Held on April 12-14

Between April 12 and 14, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly will hold informal dialogues with the seven candidates for UN Secretary-General who have been nominated so far.

World | March 31, 2016, Thursday // 13:27 | Viewed: 3699

Serbia's Vojislav Seselj Acquitted of All Charges

A UN court has found Serbian political leader Vojislav Seselj not guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Balkan Wars of the 1990s.

World » Southeast Europe | March 31, 2016, Thursday // 11:59 | Viewed: 3716