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Old route, new dangers: Migrant smugglers revive Black Sea route to Europe.

Could the Black Sea become the next Mediterranean for migrant drownings?

- UN - INT

Old route, new dangers: Migrant smugglers revive Black Sea route to Europe.

An IRIN investigation exposes a rising trend of migrant-smuggling from Turkey to Romania over a notoriously dangerous body of water

- UN - INT

Russian MP says Ukraine did not invite Russia's delegation to PABSEC General Assembly in Kyiv.

Head of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation , State Duma MP Mikhail Emelyanov says Russia has not received an invitation to the General Assembly's session to be held in Kyiv in late 2017, which was for the first time over PABSEC's 25-year history, according to the ...

- UNIAN - UA

UNIAN: Russian MP says Ukraine did not invite Russia's delegation to PABSEC General Assembly in Kyiv.

Head of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation , State Duma MP Mikhail Emelyanov says Russia has not received an invitation to the General Assembly's session to be held in Kyiv in late 2017, which was for the first time over PABSEC's 25-year history, according to ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Mipcom: London Distributors Drive Board Underwater Archaeology Docu 'Lost World: Deeper into the Black Sea' .

CANNES , The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project has announced the appointment of British sales company Drive to handle distribution on Lost World: Deeper into the Black Sea,' the documentary feature of their recent Bulgarian-based underwater expeditions. David Belton and Andy Byatt, best known for their Emmy and ...

- Variety - US

Xinhua: Chinese company helps write new chapter in Ukraine's Black Sea port.

A huge hydraulic excavator is grabbing a coat of grey muck and loading it on barges, which transfer the waste to the dump site - Ukraine's Black Sea port of Yuzhny is in the midst of the major dredging operation. The post Xinhua: Chinese company helps write new chapter in Ukraine's Black Sea port appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

BBC: Motorway arch towed out for Crimean bridge .

A key part of the road and rail bridge Russia is building across the Black Sea to Crimea has been towed out. The post BBC: Motorway arch towed out for Crimean bridge appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Sunny Weather with up to 19-24°C, in Sofia Around 21°C.

The weather will be mostly sunny today, with light western wind in the afternoon. Maximum temperatures will range between 19°C and 24°C, in Sofia around 21°C. This is the weather forecast of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology , quoted by FOCUS News Agency.The atmospheric pressure is higher than the ...

- Novinite - BG

Syria's Kurds Aim To Control Oil-Rich Areas.

The Kurds in Syria are vying for control over oil-rich areas in the country with the Syrian Arab army, Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem told his Russian counterpart on Wednesday. They know well that Syria will not allow its sovereignty to be violated under any conditions,' al-Moallem told Sergey Lavrov at a meeting ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Danish Government Proposes Defense Budget Hike to Deter Russia.

The Danish government wants to increase its defense budget by 20 percent over the next five years in response to Russia stepping up military activity in eastern and northern Europe. Much of the West has been troubled by Russia's actions since its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula Crimea and its support for ...

- Voice of America - US

Concession Procedures are Opened For Four Seaside Beaches.

The government has opened procedures for granting concession for service on four Black sea beaches. This was reported by the government information service. Concessionaires will be appointed after a competition organized by the Minister of Tourism and conducted by a commission appointed by the Prime Minister. The duration ...

- Novinite - BG

Erdoğan’s visit to Kyiv fails to rouse sleepy Ukraine-Turkey relations

Ukraine’s lackluster relations with Black Sea neighbor Turkey gained no shine from a one-day visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Kyiv on Oct. 9, with the Turkish leader even appearing to nod off during a stultifying press conference at the close of his trip. Neither Erdoğan nor his Ukrainian host, ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

NATO has Announced the Creation of Black Sea Forces in Bulgaria and Romania

NATO has announced the creation of new multinational forces in Romania in order to counteract Russia's influence in the Black Sea region after the occupation of the Crimea, bTV quoted Reuters as saying. The Alliance's Black Sea Forces will initially have about 4,000 Romanian soldiers backed by forces from nine other ...

- Novinite - BG

NATO to Launch Black Sea Force as Latest Counter to Russia

NATO is set to launch a new multinational force in Romania on Monday to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin's 2014 seizure of Crimea. Initially a small force relying on troops from 10 NATO countries including Italy and Canada, as well as ...

- Voice of America - US

NATO launches Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia

NATO launched a new multinational force in Romania on Monday to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin's 2014 seizure of Crimea.

- The Daily Star - LB

NATO Inaugurates New Black Sea Force in Romania

NATO on Monday inaugurated a new multi-national brigade-sized force, headquartered in Romania and designed primarily to counter Russia's increased threat to Southeast Europe following its intervention in Ukraine. 

- Balkan Insight - UK

Reuters: NATO to launch Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia

BUCHAREST - NATO launches a new multinational force in Romania on Oct. 9 in its latest step to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin’s 2014 seizure of Crimea. The post Reuters: NATO to launch Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

NATO to launch Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia

BUCHAREST - NATO launches a new multinational force in Romania on Monday in its latest step to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin's 2014 seizure of Crimea.

- Reuters - US

Catalan Cause Finds Support in Abkhazia

Abkhazia is more than 2,400 miles from Barcelona, but last weekend's Catalan referendum on independence was closely watched in Abkhazia, a partially-recognized territory that broke away from Georgia in the early 1990s. Abkhazians feel a natural affinity with other secessionists, and many there hope that greater ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Russia to Build New Home Base for Caspian Flotilla

Russia is planning to create a new home base for its Caspian Flotilla, moving it from Astrakhan to Dagestan by 2020. The new base will be one of Russia's most technically advanced naval facilities, Ministry of Defense officials have said. The new base will be in Kaspiysk, in Dagestan, where a small marine detachment is now ...

- EurasiaNet - US

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