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The Border Fence with Turkey is Becoming Strategical Object of National Security

The Council of Ministers included the fence and obstacle facilities on the Bulgarian-Turkish border in the list of strategic sites of national security significance, BGNES reported. The decision will contribute to preserving the integrity of the state border and preventing cases of leakage of ...

Even in 2017 The Beatles are Making GBP 67,000 a Day

Even nowadays, the legendary rock band The Beatles continues to earn GBP 67,000 a day from a company that was closed more than 50 years ago, reports bgnes.  In 1968, members of the Liverpool Four jointly set up the Apple Corps to manage their finances and generate nearly GBP 24.4 million a year. ...

The First 3D Printed Bridge in the World is Now Operational

The Dutch authorities officially unveiled the first cement bridge created with 3D printing. The facility is located in the southeastern town of Gemert and will be used by cyclists, reports AFP.  "The bridge is not very large, but it's made from a printer that makes it unique," said Theo Saullet, a ...

Xi Jinping: China will Fight to Stop Climate Change

The Chinese government intends to fight global climate change and actively develop cooperation with other countries to solve this problem, reports TASS.  This is what the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping said at the XIXth Congress of the Chinese Communist Party . "We need to ...

Andronia Popova - Roni from the Indie Band Nasekomix has Passed Away Aged 44

Yesterday morning, after a severe illness, the singer Andronia Popova - Roni passed away. She was a vocalist of "Nasekomix" and "Help Me Jones" and then was part of the Bulgarian swing trio "Sentimental Swingers". Participated in the creation of "World Melancholy" of "Bluba Lo" and her songs were ...

Italy Against Sweden in FIFA World Cup Play-off

Sweden versus Italy is the big derby of the playoffs for the World Cup in 2018. The eight best second teams from the European qualification groups will face each other to determine the last four teams to play at the 2018 World Cup. Here are the matches: Northern Ireland - SwitzerlandCroatia - ...

Clashes Between Police and Protesters Against Corruption in Kiev

Thousands of Ukrainians gathered in front of the parliament asking for a real fight against corruption and called for the resignation of President Petro Poroshenko. Police intervened in the protest of anti-government protesters. According to Ukrainian media, four people have been injured. The ...

Vidin - Calafat Danube Bridge Will be Temporarily Closed

Vidin - Calafat Danube Bridge will be temporarily closed to all vehicle traffic, in both directions, from 13:00 to 14:00 on 18th of October, the press center of the Ministry of Interior announced, quoted by BNT.  The closure is required due to routine technical maintainance of the bridge, Border ...

North Korea Warns States: Don't Join Any U.S. Action and You're Safe

North Korea warned countries at the United Nations on Monday in a statement: don't join the United States in military action against the Asian state and you will be safe from retaliation, Reuters reported. The caution was contained in a copy of North Korean Deputy U.N. Ambassador Kim In Ryong's ...

Today is the European Day Against Human Trafficking

The National Commission for Fighting Human Trafficking launches its annual campaign on the 18th of October - the European Day Against Human Trafficking, reports sega.  Global development and the spread of Internet access creates additional challenges to counteract trafficking of people. This is ...

Serious Interest in Bulgarian Innovative Ideas at Dubai World Expo

8 Bulgarian companies took part in GITEX - the largest technology exhibition in the Middle East. It was held from 8 to 12 October at the World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE.  The Ministry of Economy and the Bulgarian Investment Agency supported financially the Bulgarian start-up companies with space ...

Breakdown Caused Massive Flood in Plovdiv Trakia District

A major accident turned the streets of Trakia neighborhood in Plovdiv into a "sea" , the bTV correspondent in the region announced. A central water pipeline has cracked. Half of the neighborhood is without water. Local media said that the accident report was received at 4.30 am this morning. The ...

Japanese Scientists have Discovered a Moon Cave Suitable for a Base

Japanese researchers have discovered a huge cave of about 50 km in length under the surface of the moon, which in the future can be used as a research base. This is reported by the national space agency JAXA, BNT reports. The cave was discovered after analyzing the data transmitted by the Japanese ...

Portugal Interior Minister Resigns After Fire Disasters

Portugal's Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa resigned from her post after fires killed more than a hundred people in the country's two worst disasters of recent times, the government said on Wednesday, quoted by Reuters. The minister said in her resignation letter that after the fires of ...

Low ECB Rates an Opportunity to Reform, Draghi Argues

 Easy monetary policy gives euro zone governments a window of opportunity to enact the reforms needed to boost growth once interest rates have to rise, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Wednesday, quoted by Reuters. ECB research finds no convincing evidence that high interest ...

No Agreement on Role of Proposed Anticorruption Body

The Consultative Council for National Security meeting on 17th of October did not reach agreement on the role and functions of the proposed new anti-corruption authority and the appointment of its Chairperson, Bulgaria's President Roumen Radev said after the end of the meeting, which lasted more ...

IBF Confirmed: Pulev Remains an Official Contender for the World Titles

The injury of Kubrat Pulev has taken away his chance to face Anthony Joshua in Cardiff on October 28 for the International Boxing Federation world championships and World Boxing Association . This gave rise to a number of questions about the future of Cobra and his status as an official contender as ...

11th EU Anti-Trafficking Day

The National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings launches its annual campaign on the 18th of October - the European Day for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, reported BGNES. Global development and the spread of Internet access create additional challenges to counteract ...

Trump Praised Athens and Declared That Their Debt Should be Relieved

The United States urges Greece to pursue economic reforms and back the alleviation of its debt burden "in a responsible way," US President Donald Trump said at a joint press conference in the White House Rose Garden with visiting Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, reports Mediapool.  "The ...

NIMH: Fog in Some Areas in the Morning, Maximum Temperatures 22-27°C

The atmospheric pressure will decrease during the day but will remain higher than the average for October. The weather will be mostly sunny today, with high scattered clouds over Western Bulgaria. In the morning, there will be fog or inversion clouds in some places in the lowlands. There will be ...

Sofia Airport has Returned 604 Lost Items Since the Beginning of the Year

For the first nine months of the year, Sofia Airport returned 604 lost or forgotten items to their owners from a total of 1,300, the airport press reported. The rest are not sought by their owners yet. By comparison, throughout the year 2016, 1,162 items were found. Holders of 616 of them have taken ...

200 Thousand Catalans Gathered for a New Pro-separation Protest

Two hundred thousand people, some of them with candles in hand, demonstrated on Tuesday evening in Barcelona. The protest is against Monday's arrest of two activists in the struggle for independence of Catalonia, AFP reports. The data on the number people participating in the event is from the ...

The Eco Minster Re-launched the Idea of Banning Coal with Sulfur and Ash

The Minister of Environment and Water Neno Dimov announced the idea of ​​limiting the sale of coal containing silfur and ash and the introduction of eco-standards for the solid fuel heaters. At the annual meeting of mayors in Albena on Tuesday, he recalled that new European environmental ...

About 30% of Children in Refugee Centers go to School

Only about 30% of children in refugee centers in Bulgaria are enrolled in school. The main barriers to their inclusion in the education system are the language barrier and the unwillingness of children and parents to stay for a long time in Bulgaria. This was made clear during a conference on the ...

Most Small Businesses do not Protect their Trade Secrets

Most small and medium-sized enterprises are not aware that they should include clauses to protect their business secrets when concluding contracts, said the Director of the Agency for Promotion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Marieta Zaharieva. She participated in a discussion on the ...

Erdogan is in Warsaw on a First Visit to an EU Country after a Coup Attempt

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was warmly welcomed by Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda today in Warsaw during his first official visit to an EU country following the coup attempt in July 2016, AFP reported. Erdogan visited Belgium in May for a meeting of NATO and Hamburg for a G20 summit in ...

Spanish Fighter Jet Crashed During Takeoff from the Base, Pilot Killed

The Spanish F-18 fighter crashed during takeoff from the Torreón de Ardos base near Madrid. The pilot died, the defense ministry reported, quoted world agencies. This is the second crash with a Spanish military plane in less than a week. Fleet Eurofighter fell on Thursday when landing at the Air ...

The Storm Ophelia Passed through Scotland and North England

The storm Ophelia passed through Scotland and the North of England on Tuesday, pushing down trees, power lines and interfering with transportation, the day after taking three lives and leaving hundreds of people without electricity in Ireland, according to Associated Press. The British ...

Donald Tusk Proposes Sofia to Host a Western Balkans Summit

European Council President Donald Tusk proposed a meeting of EU Heads of State and Government and the Western Balkans on 17 May next year in Sofia. This is part of a list of proposals for the work program of the European Council by mid-2019. In a letter to the EU heads of state and government on ...

Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

U.S.-backed militias said they had defeated Islamic State in its former capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising their flags over the jihadist group's last footholds in the city after a four-month battle, reported Reuters.  The fighting was over but the alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias was clearing ...

Recorded Earthquake in Ohrid

Earthquake measuring 2.6 on the Richter scale was registered in the Macedonian town of Ohrid at 11.18 on Tuesday, according to the official website of the European Mediterranean Seismological Center. The epicenter of the quake was three kilometers northeast of Ohrid and five kilometers south of the ...

BGN 80 Million is the Budget for Road Cleaning during the Winter

BGN 80 million are allocated for road cleaning during the winter. The money is enough, but the regional minister Nikolay Nankov still expressed the hope that the winter will not be too heavy to save money for road repairs. The planned funds are for maintaining the republic road network under severe ...

Silver Treasure Found near Bulgaria's Mezdra

A treasure of 187 silver Roman imperial coins was discovered during excavation works in the town of Mezdra, North-West Bulgaria. It has a great cultural-historical and numismatic value, experts say. The silver treasure was in a clay pot and was found under the roots of an old tree. Historians define ...

Facebook Buys Weeks-Old App For Teens to be Nice to Each Other

An app that encourages teens to be nice to each other has been acquired by Facebook for an undisclosed fee. The app - called tbh, meaning "to be honest" - is just nine weeks old, but had already been downloaded five million times. The app's creators said it will remain a standalone program but will ...

Egyptian and Czech Archaeologists have Discovered Remnants of a Temple of Ramesses II

Archaeologists have discovered in southwest Cairo remnants of the temple of Ramesses II, that can shed light on life during the 19th Pharaoh Dynasty more than 3,200 years ago, the Associated Press reported. Egyptian Mustafa Wasiri, the director of the Egyptian Mutual Protection Agency, said the ...

Navalny will be Able to Run for Office in Russia after 2028

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny will be able to run for election after 2028. This was stated by the chairwoman of the CEC of the Russian Federation, Ela Pamfilova, quoted on Tuesday by TASS. A verdict against Navalny for financial abuse, which he believes is politically motivated, stops him ...

Could Regulations Affect the Casino Industry in 2018

As more and more new casinos online try to establish themselves as the most popular choice, regulations are becoming stricter and it's posing various problems. As of now, new casinos have an easy ride in getting the relevant licences in their jurisdictions, but it's apparent such regulations are ...

Trump Gave an Improptu Press Conference at the White House Rose Garden

US President Donald Trump rarely gives official press conferences, but last night he decided to talk to journalists in the White House Rose Garden, the Associated Press reported. For about 40 minutes, the President spoke about all sorts of topics, from tax policy, through the investigation into ...

At Least 32 Killed in an Attack on a Police Station in Afghanistan

At least 32 people were killed in today's attack on a complex of the Afghan police in Gardez, Paktia province. More than people are 200 injured, according to data from hospital authorities in the region, cited by the France press. "So far, we have 160 injured and 26 killed, including one woman, in ...

Portugal is in National Mourning for the 36 Victims of Forest Fires

Portugal today is in a three-day national mourning to commemorate the casualties of ongoing forest fires, the France press reported on Tuesday. The death of 36 people has been confirmed. The wounded are 63, 16 of them - in critical condition. Around 3600 firefighters are trying to contain the ...

The Health Fund has Voted a BGN 400 Million Increase in the Budget for Next Year

The budget of the National Health Insurance Fund for next year will be increase by BGN 407 million and so the fund will rely on BGN 3.8 billion in 2018. This was decided by the Supervisory Board of the institution late on Monday, reports Mediapool.  The Supervision Project is not final and is due ...

Football Club 'Malmö' FF Lifted the 20th Title of Sweden

"Malmö" FF has been declared Sweden's champion for the fourth time in the last five years after overcoming a deficit from one goal and defeating IFK Norrköping 3:1 as a guest. Victory on Monday night improved the balance of the "blue" to 60 points in 27 games and they already lead by ten points ...

Fine for Dropping Cigarette Buds and Other Small Trash on the Ground in Plovdiv

Plovdiv citizens are threatened with serious fines for tossing cigarette buds or other small trash on the streets, announced the Mayor Ivan Totev.  The municipality instructs the officers responsible to clean the streets to punish the offenders. The new rules are part of the Ordinance on Waste ...

Germany Sentenced a 88-year-old Holocaust Denier to Prison

A 88-year-old woman was found guilty on charges of denying the Holocaust and sparking ethnic hatred. The verdict is a court case in the federal German capital. Ursula Haferberk was sentenced to six months in prison. According to court information in January 2016, the woman publicly stated that the ...

Smoking on the Beach in Thailand is Now Fined with USD 3000

Smokers who violate the smoking ban on 20 of Thailand's most popular tourist beaches will be fined USD 3,000 or will be imprisoned for up to one year, reports bgnes.  The ban, which comes into force in November, follows the cleaning of nearly 140,000 cigarette buds from an area of 2.5 kilometers ...

Hurricane Ophelia Knocked Down the Roof of Cork City Stadium

Hurricane Ophelia, which hit the coast of Ireland, made unusable part of the stadium of the local club Cork City, the Irish Sun reported, supporting its information with pictures and videos. The damages are at the western stand of the Turner Cross Stadium, which is called "Derineen RoadStand". The ...

France Plans Anti-Street Harassment Law

France's gender equality minister has set out plans for a new law cracking down on sexual violence and harassment. Marlène Schiappa's proposals include on-the-spot fines for catcalling and lecherous behaviour in public. The mounting sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein have revived ...

Grigor Dimitrov Will Take Part in Tennis Tournament in Vienna

Our best tennis player Grigor Dimitrov will take part in the hard floor tournament in Vienna. The news was confirmed by the organizers of the race, which boasted in the social networks that he will debut in the Austrian capital, reported BGNES. The tournament, which is in the ATP 500 category, has a ...

55% of Bulgarians are Optimistic About the EU Presidency

55% of Bulgarians give a good estimate of Bulgaria's readiness to chair the EU. This is the result of the first national survey on Bulgarians' attitudes towards the forthcoming EU presidency, conducted by the Policy Institute among a thousand Bulgarian citizens from 56 settlements, BNT reported. 45% ...

3 Companies Approach Malaysia Over Restarting Search For Plane MH 370

Malaysia has received proposals from three companies offering to continue the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which has been missing since 2014, but no decision has been made yet. MH370 vanished three years ago somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur ...