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25 August 2016, Issue 4628
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BUSINESS POLITICS WORLD SOCIETY SPORTS FORUM
 
Turkey Starts Military Operation in Syria to Push IS Group Back from Border


Turkish tanks and warplanes backed by aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition launched their first co-ordinated offensive into Syria to try to push the Islamic State (IS) group away from the border and prevent further gains by Kurdish militias, Reuters reported on Wednesday. read
Borisov: Each EU Country Finds Its Own Way in the Migrant Crisis


" I don't see a perspective on a solution to the migrant crisis in Europe. All I see is every country trying to save itself in panic and looking for a clause in their EU membership contract that would allow it to act separately,'' stated Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov. read
CGN shows interest in Bulgaria's Belene Project


Bulgarian energy minister Temenuzhka Petkova has met with representatives of the China General Nuclear power Group (CGN).read
 
 
TOP NEWS
TURKEY STARTS MILITARY OPERATION IN SYRIA TO PUSH IS GROUP BACK FROM BORDER

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BORISOV: EACH EU COUNTRY FINDS ITS OWN WAY IN THE MIGRANT CRISIS

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CGN SHOWS INTEREST IN BULGARIA'S BELENE PROJECT

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BUSINESS

12 UNIVERSITY MAJORS NOW ''PROTECTED" BY GOVERNMENT ORDER

Bulgarian government has issued an order for 12 university majors to become protected by law.

The order concerns academic programs, where students have shown little interest in recent years but the country needs highly qualified experts in exactly those fields, or unique to the Bulgarian educational system academic programs. read more


POLITICS

BULGARIAN AND TURKISH PMS TO MEET IN ISTANBUL

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has asked for an urgent meeting with his Bulgarian colleague Boiko Borisov. 

On that account Borisov will be attending the opening of the new bridge over the Bosphorus, 24 chasa reported. read more


DEFENSE

BULGARIA TO APPOINT DEFENSE ATTACHE IN U.S. AS NEW AIR FORCE CHIEF

The government has proposed to appoint Brigadier General Tsanko Stoykov as Air Force Commander to replace Maj Gen Rumen Radev who resigned earlier this month.

Stoykov, 53, is serving as Defense Attache in the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington, D.C. read more


BULGARIA TO HOLD AIR POLICING JOINTLY WITH U.S. NEXT MONTH

Bulgaria will conduct policing of its airspace jointly with the United States for a week next month, Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has announced.

"The government has adopted a decision today on joint air policing, joint protection of our airspace with the U.S. The mission will start on September 9 and will complete on September 16,” Nenchev told reporters after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. read more


SOCIETY

FIRE ON ONE OF PLOVDIV'S HISTORIC HILLS

One of Plovdiv's historic hills was on fire earlier Wednesday evening - Djendem tepe, also known as the Youth Hill caught on fire.

Information of the fire was reported to local authorities around 8 pm tonight. It appears that some of the grass and bushes caught on fire beacuse of the high temperatures.  read more


CULTURE

8-CENTURY OLD CHURCH IN MELNIK NOW OPENS FOR VISITORS

The "Sveta Zona" temple, one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in Bulgaria's Melnik, will open its doors for the public once again.

This is in fact one of the most valuable cultural temples in the region, built in the beginning of the 13 century. The set date for the event is 31 August and the day prior to the official opening of the temple, a holy liturgy will be held in town.  read more


INCIDENTS

DEATH TOLL FROM ITALIAN EARTHQUAKE REACHES 38

The death toll from a devastating earthquake that rocked central Italy on Wednesday morning has reached 38 by the middle of the day, according to local media reports citing official figures of the country's civil protection service.

The authorities fear that the number of the victims would rise further with at least 35 people dead in the town of Amatrice alone. read more


EARTHQUAKE OF 6.2 MAGNITUDE SHAKES CENTRAL ITALY, AT LEAST FIVE DEAD

At least five people have been reported dead in a 6.2 magnitude earthquake which struck central Italy on Wednesday morning.

Other people are trapped under collapsed buildings, according to local media reports. read more


SPORTS

BULGARIA’S LUDOGORETS REACHES CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGE

Ludogorets (Razgrad) has reached the group stage of the Champions League after a 2-2 draw in an away match against Czech champion Viktoria (Plzen) on Tuesday.

With an aggregate win of 4-2, Ludogorets is also the first Bulgarian team to have entered the Champions League groups for a second time.  read more


VIEWS ON BG

DW REVEALS HOW MIGRANTS ARE SMUGGLED OUT OF BULGARIA

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WORLD

MONTENEGRO’S IGOR LUKSIC WITHDRAWS FROM RACE FOR TOP UN JOB

Montenegro's Foreign Minister Igor Luksic has withdrawn from the race for the post of UN Secretary-General, the AP reported on Tuesday.

The move by Luksic, who came in last in the latest round of informal voting on candidates vying to succeed Ban Ki-moon, leaves 10 candidates in the race, including Bulgaria’s Irina Bokova. read more


MIGRANT ARRIVALS BY SEA IN EUROPE IN 2016 TOP 269,000 - IOM

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported that 269,244 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 21 August, an increase of 3,218 since 17 August.

The number of arrivals so far in 2016 is slightly lower than the number recorded through the first eight months of 2015, when a total of 354,618 migrants and refugees were recorded crossing the Mediterranean, the majority of them coming from Turkey to Greece. read more


SOUTHEAST EUROPE

SERBIAN HUNTER SUSPECTED OF SHOOTING AFGHAN MIGRANT DEAD NEAR PIROT

An irregular Afghan migrant has been shot dead in Serbia after crossing the border from Bulgaria, possibly by a hunter, the Defence Ministry in Belgrade has announced.

A joint army and police patrol on a routine mission on a road near the city of Pirot heard a shot around 9pm on Tuesday and then came across six migrants, one of whom had a gunshot wound in his chest, the Serbian Defence Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. read more



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