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More than 208 000 Unemployed People have Started Work From January to October

More than 208,000 unemployed have started work in the first ten months of 2017, 88% of them were employed in non-subsidized jobs. This was said by Minister of Labor and Social Policy, Bisser Petkov, at the opening ceremony of the Employer of the Year award ceremony of the Employment Agency. The ...

Donald Trump Signs Directive to Send Astronauts Back to Moon

US President Donald Trump has directed Nasa to plan a crewed mission to the Moon for the first time since 1972, reported BBC. It will focus on long-term explorations and use of the Moon's surface, in partnership with the private sector. Mr Trump also said the program would lay the foundation for an ...

MPs will Again Discuss the Budget Law of the National Health Insurance Fund For 2018

MPs will again discuss the budget law of the National Health Insurance Fund for 2018, reported bTV. He was returned with a decree of President Rumen Radev on December 8 because of the decision of the MPs not to pay for new drug therapies.The decision was met the anger of experts and patient ...

Europe's Post-Brexit Financial Capital Will be … London

Michael Bloomberg, the businessman and former New York mayor, said London will remain a global financial capital after Brexit, BBC writes.  He told the BBC that the UK's departure from the EU would probably slow the capital's growth, but would not see it eclipsed by a European rival. London's ...

Catalonia crisis – Puigdemont Ready to Go Back if Re-Elected on the 21st of December

 Deposed Catalan leader Carlos Puigdemont said on Tuesday that he would run the risk' of going back to Spain if he won the election in Catalonia on the 21st of December next, Brussels Times reported.Puigdemont also described the arrest warrant issued against him by the Spanish authorities as a ...

NIMH: Mostly Sunny with Maximum Temperatures of 11-16°C

Today it will be sunny during most of the day, with high clouds. In the morning hours, mainly in the west of Danube Plain and some areas of the Upper Thracian Plain, there will be fog and day temperatures will be slightly lower. In the afternoon, the clouds will start increasing from west. There ...

Turkey Says World Must Recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian Capital

Muslim nations must press the world to recognise East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, Turkey said on Wednesday as it opened an Islamic summit called in response to a U.S. decision to recognise the city as Israel's capital, reported Reuters. The meeting of leaders and ministers from ...

Part of Europe Left Without Gas Due to the Explosion in Austria

A number of European capitals were left without gas after the explosion at the Baumgarten hub in Austria. The most affected are Italy, Slovenia, but also Hungary and Croatia, the Austrian regulator "I-Control" announced. It is not yet clear when supplies will be restored. Italy has even declared a ...

Passenger Numbers at Bulgaria's Varna, Burgas Airports Rise in Jan-Nov

Combined passenger numbers at the Bulgarian coastal airports of Varna and Burgas rose 7.6% year-on-year in the January-November period, reaching 4.87 million, Germany's Fraport Group, which operates the airports, said on Tuesday. Passenger traffic at Varna airport increased 15.2% year-on-year to ...

UN: Bulgaria is in the Group of Developed Economies, But not the Rich

The Bulgarians are fortunate enough to live in the economically developed part of the planet but can not yet skip the threshold and enter the group of the highest income countries in the world where is all the rest of the EU except our neighbors Romania and Croatia. This points to the global view of ...

World Bank Halts Financing of Oil and Gas Projects from 2019

The World Bank will stop funding for exploration and extraction of oil and gas by 2019, the financial institution at the climate summit announced on Tuesday aimed at boosting the transition of the global economy to cleaner energy, reports BNT.  "The World Bank will no longer finance oil and gas ...

Some Ryanair Pilots in Ireland to Strike, German Union Steps Up Pressure

Some Irish-based Ryanair  pilots served notice of a one-day strike on Tuesday and German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit said strike action was also possible in Germany in a growing push for better conditions at the Irish budget carrier, reported Reuters. Pilots at Europe's largest airline by ...

Boyko Borisov will Meet with Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will meet with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg tomorrow, arriving on an official visit to Bulgaria. This was announced by the press service of the Council of Ministers. The main topics of the bilateral talks will be related to the deepening of the cooperation ...

Artificial Intelligence Writes Horror Stories

Horror literature fans may not have noticed, but now there is a new master of horror stories. She is called Shelley, but she is not the popular English writer  who created Frankenstein, but is ... a powerful algorithm developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Artificial Intelligence ...

The National Academy of Arts Wants to Make an Affiliate in Burgas

The National Academy of Arts will open a branch in Burgas. This will happen if the Council of Ministers approves the decision to open the unit. According to the draft government decree, the branch will train 300 students in seven studies - Painting, Graphics, Frescoes, Book, Illustration and Print ...

Nato Reappoints Jens Stoltenberg as Chief Until 2020

 NATO on Tuesday reappointed Jens Stoltenberg as secretary general to serve until 2020, as the alliance undergoes its biggest revamp since the Cold War to counter the perceived threat posed by Russia. The former Norwegian prime minister, who took over in October 2014, will pilot the alliance into ...

By 2020: 50% of the World's Electric Vehicles will be in China

The future of electric cars depends on China, and the situation will be impressive before the end of this decade - half of the world's electric vehicles are expected to move on the China road network by 2020. This is the result of a study conducted by the American consulting company AlixPartners, ...

Protest Stopped Railway Transport in Macedonia

Rail freight and passenger transport in Macedonia is totally suspended due to a protest by Macedonian Railways workers, who want to receive the second part of their salaries from October, MIA news agency reported. After the blockade of the freight train, which started yesterday afternoon, the ...

3.9 on Richter is Registered in Vrancea

A 3.9-magnitude tremor on the Richter scale is registered in the Vrancea seismic region in eastern Romania at 00.15 hours tonight, according to data from the National Institute of Geophysics. The earthquake was 128 kilometers deep and was followed by two more quays at 4:52 pm and at 5:45 am, with a ...

'Siberian' Cold Gripped Eastern Turkey

"Siberian" cold gripped east Anatol, informs Turkish NTV. This night in the region of Gole in the northeastern district of Ardahan was recorded a temperature of minus 26.3 degrees Celsius. In the city of Erzurum , the mercury at night showed minus 25 degrees, and during the day the maximum ...

26% of Bulgarians Pay with a Debit Card for their Online Purchases

Nearly 26% of Bulgarians pay a debit card for their online purchases, which is a growth of 8 percentage points compared to 2016. This is clear from a Visa study presented today. According to the data, Bulgarian citizens continue to recognize the benefits of electronic payments and to increase their ...

Police Probe Attempted Arson Against Jewish Chapel in Malmö

Swedish police on Monday said they are probing an attempted arson against a Jewish chapel after a similar attack against a synagogue, which came in the wake of the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Two burning objects had been thrown at chapel, located at a Jewish cemetery, in Sweden's ...

UNESCO Adds Rebetiko to its Intangible Cultural Heritage List

The Greek musical genre rebetiko was inscribed on UNESCO's 2017 representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage during its annual meeting held in Jeju, Korea, Ekathimerini reported.According to the organization's announcement, rebetiko was selected because it contains invaluable references to ...

Municipality, Part of the Metropolitan Area in Venezuela Introduced its Own Currency

In the conditions of high inflation, covering the whole of Venezuela, the authorities in one of the municipalities in the metropolitan area of ​​Katia decided to put into circulation their own currency. "In the midst of the economic war and the international financial blockade against Venezuela, ...

Oscars: Reality Meets Dark Comedy in Bulgaria's 'Glory'

'Glory,' the second film in a planned trilogy, explores the absurdity in the true story of a reclusive Bulgarian railway worker whose life unravels after he stumbles upon a huge sum of money. It sounds like the plot of a novel by Franz Kafka, but it's the synopsis of Glory, Bulgaria's official ...

Apple Confirms it Has Acquired Shazam

Apple has acquired Shazam, the company announced today. The deal was first reported by TechCrunch last week and is worth $400 million, according to Recode. Shazam lets users identify songs, movies, TV shows, and commercials from short audio clips. We are thrilled that Shazam and its ...

How to Select Tires for Winter?

Winter is approaching fast and you are probably wondering if your car is adequately equipped. Driving in winter is a quite different experience. That's why you have to prepare your car and especially the tires! Thanks to Michelin you will be ready to meet the cold weather conditions. In what ...

Free Public Transport and More Expensive ''Blue Zone'' - Among the Measures to Reduce Air Pollution in Sofia

A package of measures to reduce air pollution in Sofia and to respond to high levels of fine particulate matter were presented by the Sofia Municipality, аccording to bTV. "Comfort zone" with a maximum permitted speed of 30 km / h,  the price of the so-called "blue zone'', full ban on traffic on ...

From Today until December 17, the National Palace of Culture will Host 2 Events Related to Books and Reading

From today until December 17, the National Palace of Culture will host two events related to books and reading - the Sofia International Book Fair and the Sofia International Literary Festival. At the fair, more than 200 publishers from Bulgaria and abroad will exhibit their publications. The ...

One Man was Killed in an Explosion at an Austrian Gas Terminal

One man died and 18 were injured in a blast at the Baumgarten gas terminal in Austria, authorities said. The cause of the explosion is still unclear. The huge gas hub lies east of Vienna, near the border with Slovakia. The blast broke out on Tuesday at 8.45 local time. Flames are visible on the ...

Google Forwards more Traffic to Media Outlets than Facebook

Google was a major source of online media traffic forwarding, but Facebook managed to overtake it. Now, however, Google regains its dominance in this area, writes Re/Code. At some point in 2017, the search engine has become a major source of external page views, according to new data from ...

The Expected NHIF Deficit for this Year is About BGN 38 Million

The expected National Health Insurance Fund deficit for this year is about BGN 38 million. This was told to journalists by Maria Petkova, a spokesman for the Supervisory Board of NHIF, after a meeting. The deficit is an overpayment in the medications, explained Petkova. According to her, another ...

After more than 2 Years of Delay, the Tallest Building in China is Now Open

After more than two years of delay due to bureaucratic procedures, the new tallest skyscraper in China - Shanghai Tower in Shanghai's financial district is now welcoming its tenants, Bloomberg writes. More than 60 companies have already occupied their offices on the 128 floors, including some big ...

A Strong Earthquake Shook Iran

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shook an area northeast of the Iranian city of Kerman, an administrative center of the province of the same name, Reuters reported. According to the American Geophysical Institute, the outbreak was at a depth of 57 km. No damages or injuries are reported. In the same ...

Over 300 Flights were Canceled at Brussels Airport

Zaventem Airport in Brussels today canceled most of the early morning flights due to the winter situation in Belgium, BNT reported. For the time being, they did not manage to clean up the flight field after heavy snowfall, preceded by rain and accompanied by a gusty wind. The combination of these ...

South Korea Conducts Anti-Terror Drills Ahead of Winter Games

Set to host the Winter Olympics in February, South Korea conducted a series of security drills on Tuesday to prepare against terror attacks ranging from a hostage situation, a vehicle ramming a stadium and a bomb-attached to a drone. Police and firemen were among around 420 personnel participating ...

17 Things to Throw Out of Your Home Before the End of the Year

New Year, the same ... mess? No thanks. Do yourself a favour and throw away the useless items before the beginning of 2018. So you will have a fresh start , you will have better energy in your home and you will "invite" the luck in it. Here's what you should throw away by the end of this month. Do ...

Sofia Mayor Banned the Parking of Buses in Front of the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova banned the parking of buses in front of the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. The initiative was made by  the municipal councilor and co-chair of "Political Group 5" Eng. Simeon Slavchev. At the end of July, after dozens of signals from Sofia, Eng. Slavchev decided to ...

CEC Test Publicly Remote Electronic Voting

The Central Electoral Commission will publicly test the remote electronic vote. The Electoral Law obliges the CEC to conduct 3 simulations by the end of this year. The envisaged simulations are for the election of MEPs, MPs and municipal mayors. They will include members of the CEC, journalists, ...

Police Arrested a Teenager from Houston, Supporter of 'Islamic State'

An eighteen-year-old from Houston was charged yesterday of supporting the radical Islamic state group and dissemination of information on how to make bombs, the US Department of Justice said. Kaan Serran Damlarkaya, an American citizen, was arrested on Friday in Houston at the request of the federal ...

Women Accusing Trump for Sexual Assault Want Congressional Investigation Against him

Three of the women accusing US President Donald Trump of obscene sexual behavior have called for a congressional investigation against him, DPA reported. The women filed charges against him a year ago during the election campaign. Yesterday, they gave a press conference and a TV interview in the ...

Chinese Auto Giant BAIC to Phase Out Sales Of All Petrol Vehicles by 2025

One of China's largest state-owned automakers has said it will phase out sales of all petrol vehicles by 2025, as Beijing considers taking all fuel-burning cars off the country's roads, news18.com reported. Beijing Automotive Group Co chairman Xu Heyi said over the weekend the company will phase ...

Microsoft Announces $50 Million for Its AI for Earth' Project

There are plenty of stories about artificial intelligence ending the world as we know it . There are fewer about how AI could save the world, but believers are out there. At a gathering Monday for the two-year anniversary of the Paris climate accord, Microsoft announced a $50 million ...

Millions in Yemen are Threatened by Famine Because of Saudi Arabia

Mass starvation threatens 8.4 million people in Yemen, or one-third of the country's population. UN Secretary-General Deputy spokesman Farhan Hack told reporters. In his statement, he presented extracts from the observations of the UN Humanitarian Aid Co-ordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick. ...

Return of Defeated IS Fighters 'Real Threat' to Russia

Former militants from bandit units' in Syria are now a real threat after the defeat of Islamic State, as many of them may be now planning to return to Russia, the RIA news agency cited the head of Russia's FSB security service as saying on Tuesday. The FSB head, Alexander Bortnikov, also told a ...

Promotion: Free Car If Snow Falls on Christmas

A car dealership in Germany offers a car gift if there is snow for Christmas. The only two conditions is the car to be bought from tomorrow until December 24, and the snow to be at least 4 centimeters. There is no joke - the dealership in the city of Bielefeld promises to recover the money of each ...

The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation Discusses the Minimum Wage Today

The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation will have meeting today to discuss a project to set a new minimum wage for 2018, reported bTV. The updated mid-term budget forecast for the period 2018-2020 provides  an increase in the minimum wage from BGN 460 to BGN 510 from January 1, 2018, to BGN ...

EU to Israel: Don't Expect Us to Move Embassies

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini told Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to expect EU states to follow the US in moving embassies to Jerusalem, EUObserver reported.  "The PM mentioned a few times he expected other countries to follow president Trump's decision ... he can ...

2 Years After Paris, the One Planet Summit Aims to Galvanize New Action on Climate Change

On 12 December 2017, the anniversary of the adoption of the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the world is meeting again in the French capital with the goal of fast forwarding action on climate change. The One Planet Summit – which is bringing together the President of France, the ...

Bulgarian PM: With Teresa May, We Discussed the Rights of Bulgarians in the UK

''With Teresa May, we discussed the rights of Bulgarians in the UK - those who lived for more than 5 years, those who come to work and learn, so that Brexit does not affect them in any way.'' This is what the Bulgarian Prime Minister has said, according to BGNES.  Asked whether Teresa May had ...