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23 May 2016, Issue 4547
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Egypt Sends Submarine to Find Missing Flight MS804’s Black Boxes
Egypt has sent a submarine to search for the black boxes of the crashed EgyptAir Airbus A320, the country’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has said. read
UNESCO Head Bokova Denies Speculation She Might Run for Bulgarian President
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has denied speculation that she intended to run for President of Bulgaria in the forthcoming elections. read
BULGARIA 'MORE PREPARED THAN GERMANY' TO TACKLE MIGRANT INFLOW, FM SAYS
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov on Friday said his country was more ready to meet the inflow of migrants to a bigger extent than Germany "in a particular moment".
TOURIST TRIPS BY BULGARIAN RESIDENTS DECREASE 4.8% Y/Y IN Q1 2016
A total of 550,200 Bulgarian residents made tourist trips in the first quarter of 2016, a decrease of 4.8% compared to the equivalent period of 2015, the state statistical office NSI has said.
Most tourists, 83.5%, travelled made trips in Bulgaria, 14.0% travelled only abroad and 2.5% travelled both in the country and abroad. read more
ROYAL CLIPPER ARRIVES IN BULGARIA’S VARNA PORT
The Royal Clipper, one of the world’s most luxurious sailing ships, has arrived in Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna on Sunday, opening this year’s cruise season.
Inspired by the tall ship Preussen, the 4,425-tonne Royal Clipper is the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship built since the Preussen was launched in 1902 only to be gone shortly afterwards, according to Monaco-based company Star Clippers operating the vessel. read more
UNESCO HEAD BOKOVA DENIES SPECULATION SHE MIGHT RUN FOR BULGARIAN PRESIDENT
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has denied speculation that she intended to run for President of Bulgaria in the forthcoming elections.
Bokova, Bulgaria’s nomination for United Nations Secretary-General, said that her efforts were focused on winning the top UN position. read more
BULGARIA SOCIALISTS NAME LEGENDARY FILM ACTOR AS DEPUTY CHAIR
The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) has elected Stefan Danailov, a cinema actor who rose to fame in iconic Bulgarian productions and some foreign titles, as a deputy to newly elected leader Korneliya Ninova.
BULGARIA MPS TURN DOWN MEDICAL CANNABIS LEGALIZATION
Bulgarian lawmakers on Friday rejected the legalization of medical marijuana, with only three backing the proposal in a 240-seat Parliament.
EARTHQUAKE NEAR SANDANSKI JOLTS SOUTHWESTERN BULGARIA
An earghquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale shook southwestern Bulgaria on Sunday.
The epicenter of the tremor was 5 km northeast of Sandanski and 121 km south of Sofia at a depth of 8 km, according to initial information from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). read more
EGYPT SENDS SUBMARINE TO FIND MISSING FLIGHT MS804’S BLACK BOXES
Egypt has sent a submarine to search for the black boxes of the crashed EgyptAir Airbus A320, the country’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has said.
"We are moving hard to retrieve the two boxes," the Egyptian President said in a televised address on Sunday which was his first public comments on the crash, the BBC reported. read more
NO INJURIES, DAMAGE REPORTED AFTER EARTHQUAKE NEAR BULGARIA’S SANDANSKI
No injuries to people or damage to property have been reported following an earthquake that shook southwestern Bulgaria on Sunday, according to the Ministry of the Interior.
BULGARIAN MAN DETAINED OVER ARMS TRAFFICKING IN HUNGARY
The Bulgarian driver of a truck transporting arms was detained in Hungary, local media say.
The man was arrested after a customs inspection of the vehicle in the district of Bacs-Kuskun. read more
BULGARIAN POLICE DETAIN 39 IRREGULAR MIGRANTS NEAR BURGAS
Bulgarian police have detained 39 irregular migrants in a van on the road between Primorsko and Burgas, on the Black Sea coast, public radio broadcaster BNR reported on Saturday.
The migrants claimed to be Afghan origin. read more
TOTAL MIGRANT ARRIVALS IN EUROPE BY SEA TOP 190,000 IN 2016 - IOM
An estimated 190,973 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 18 May, compared with 91,860 in the first five months of last year, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has reported.
Most migrants and refugees arrived in Greece (155,975) on the Eastern Mediterranean route, Italy followed with 33,907 arrivals on the Central Mediterranean route. read more
AUSTRIA'S PRESIDENTIAL VOTE 'TOO CLOSE TO CALL'
The two candidates in Austria's presidential elections are running neck and neck in the second round of the vote held on Sunday.
Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) candidate Norbert Hofer and former Green Party leader Alexander van der Bellen are both supported by around 50% of voters, according to a public TV projection cited by daily Der Standard. read more
THORBJøRN JAGLAND: ECHR RULING ON TURKEY'S TERROR LAWS CAN HELP IN DISPUTE WITH EU
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