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19 April 2014, Issue 3902
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Russian Energy Minister: We Will Proceed with South Stream
Russia’s Energy Minister Aleksander Novak revealed that the South Stream gas pipeline project is moving forward. read
UKRAINE, EU, RUSSIA, US STRIKE DEAL IN GENEVA
Participants in Geneva's four-way meeting have agreed on measures to wind down tensions in the east and south of Ukraine.
Ukraine's Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia, US and Russian counterparts John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov, and the EU High Representative on Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton found a common ground on Thursday and said military formations acting in the country must be dissolved. read more
RUSSIAN ENERGY MINISTER: WE WILL PROCEED WITH SOUTH STREAM
Russia’s Energy Minister Aleksander Novak revealed that the South Stream gas pipeline project is moving forward.
“Russia continues realizing the project in compliance with the intergovernmental agreements. The work cannot be suspended”, Novak said, quoted by ITAR-TASS. read more
PRESIDENT PLEVNELIEV, VICE-PRESIDENT BIDEN DISCUSS UKRAINE
Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev discussed the Ukraine crisis with US Vice-President Joe Biden over a phone conversation on Thursday.
Plevneliev and Biden agreed that Ukraine needs international support in order to maintain its unity, sovereignty, and democracy. They both believe Russia needs to take measures in order to de-escalate tensions in the region, Standartnews revealed. read more
BULGARIAN DRIVERS ADVISED TO PUT WINTER TIRES
Bulgaria’s traffic police has warned drivers to put winter tires on their cars for travelling in the higher regions over the weekend.
The unseasonably cold weather will persist throughout the weekend, with snowfall likely in the mountainous areas. With temperatures dropping overnight, the wet surface of the roads could turn to ice in some places. read more
NOBEL LAUREATE GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ DIES AGED 87
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez died aged 87 on Thursday, according to international media reports.
Marquez was considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors, best known for his novel ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. read more
LEGENDARY MARTIN PETROV TO RETIRE IN SUMMER
Former Bulgarian national team player Martin Petrov revealed his plans to retire from professional football in the summer.
The 35-year-old left winger returned to Bulgaria in the fall to play for CSKA Sofia after an illustrious career in Switzerland, Germany, England, and Spain. read more
CLINTONS TO BECOME GRANDPARENTS
Former US President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will become grandparents.
Their only daughter, Chelsea, revealed on Thursday that she is expecting a baby, The New York Times reported. read more
UKRAINIAN GOVT PREPARES AMNESTY BILL
Ukraine’s interim government has prepared an Amnesty Bill for pro-Russian separatists who leave the occupied buildings and hand in their weapons.
Interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said that anyone who surrenders the occupation of the government buildings in eastern Ukraine will be pardoned by the authorities, but did not set a time limit for this, Interfax agency reports. read more
SUNKEN SOUTH KOREAN FERRY DEATH TOLL AT 28
The death toll from the capsized South Korean ferry has climbed to 28, while 271 people are still unaccounted for.
The Sewol ferry took off from the harbor of Incheon on Wednesday morning, destined for the resort island of Jeju. Some 20km off the coast of Jindo, the ship capsized. It was revealed that a majority of the 459 passengers on board were students travelling on a school trip. read more
CRIMEA TO COMPLETE RUBLE-SWITCH IN COMING WEEKS
Ukraine’s breakaway region of Crimea will fully switch to the Russian ruble within the next 2-3 weeks.
“The (Ukrainian) hryvnia circulation deadline should be cut as much as possible. We will try to refuse hryvnia payments in 2-3 weeks”, Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov said on Friday, quoted by ITAR-TASS. read more
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