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France's Interior Minister: '1/3 of Terrorists Suffer From Mental Disorders''

France's interior minister says the government wants to involve psychiatrists in preventing attacks like the one in which a mentally unstable man drove into two Marseille bus stops, killing a woman, reported the Washigton Post. Gerard Collomb said on Tuesday that about one-third of the thousands of ...

'Cyborg' Bacteria Deliver Green Fuel Source From Sunlight

Scientists have created bacteria covered in tiny semiconductors that generate a potential fuel source from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, reported BBC.The so-called "cyborg" bugs produce acetic acid, a chemical that can then be turned into fuel and plastic.In lab experiments, the bacteria ...

One of the Main Priorities of the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Waters is Clean Air

'One of the main priorities of the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Waters is clean air.'' This was announced by the Minister of Environment and Waters, Neno Dimov, at a press conference aimed at presenting environmental priorities in the government's program for the period 2017-2021, reported ...

15-20% Growth in the Village Tourism, Association of Bulgarian Villages

This year has been very successful for the development of village tourism, which has grown by 15-20%, surpassing the forecast 10-15%, the chairman of the Association of Bulgarian Villages , Borislav Borisov, according to Inews.  Data for August-September are very positive and perhaps the 20% growth ...

France's Macron, Seeking to Re-Shape Europe, Heads East

While Britain toils over its messy divorce with the European Union, France's president Emmanuel Macron is embarking on a drive to deepen the economic integration of a bloc he says needs to be more protective of its citizens, reported Reuters. The French leader this week embarks on a three-day tour ...

French Authorities Prevented 9 Terror Attacks Just in 2017

Just for this year the French authorities have prevented 9 terrorist attacks. This was declared by the French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb on BFM television, cited by BTV. The terrorist threat in France remains high. The Interior Minister explained that the data of the ministry's database shows ...

Iran Ready to Create Nuclear Weapons Within 5 Days if the US Ends a Major Agreement on Uranium Enrichment

Iran could be in a position to create nuclear weapons within five days if the US ends a major agreement on uranium enrichment, the country's atomic programme head has warned, quoted by the Independent.co.uk.  Ali Akbar Salehi, one of Iran's vice presidents, made the comments on state TV in ...

Trains from Sofia to Northwestern Bulgaria Suspended Due to Woman's Death

All trains from Sofia to northwestern Bulgaria and vice versa have been suspended following an accident on the Sofia-Vidin railway in which a woman was killed, the Bulgarian national radio has reported, quoted by Standart News.  She was crossing the railway at Sofia's Iliyantsi residential district ...

More than 40 Civilians were Killed in Raqqa by a Strike of the US-led Coalition

At least 42 civilians were killed on Monday in an air strikes in the Syrian province of Raqqa by an aircraft from the US-led international coalition against the Middle Eastern radical Islamic State. This is reported by the AFP, referring to data from the Syrian Human Rights Watch. Nineteen children ...

Putin Appointed a New Ambassador in the US

The Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed the Deputy-minister of Foreign Affairs Anatoly Antonov as an ambassador in the United States, reported world agencies. Antonov takes the place of Sergey Kislyak who was accused by American media that he conspired with representatives of the Trump ...

26.5% Increase in Number of Trips Taken by Bulgarians YoY

In the second quarter of 2017, 1 149.8 thousand Bulgarian residents made tourist trips, according to the National Statistical Institute The majority of them travelled only within the country, 13.5% - only abroad and 2.9% - both in the country and abroad. Compared to the same quarter of 2016 the ...

Barcelona Suspects Appear In Court

Four men accused of belonging to the cell behind the terror attacks in and around Barcelona last week are appearing at the high court in Madrid, reported BBC.  The judge questioning them is deciding what charges to press over the vehicle attacks that left 15 people dead and more than 100 injured. ...

Sofia Municipality Started Operation For Demolition Of Illegal Roma Homes in Sofia's Neighbourhood 'Zaharna Fabrika'

The demolition of illegal Roma homes in one of Sofia's Neighbourhoods ''Zaharna fabrika'' has begun. More than 143 shacks and 6 houses will be pulled down. The operation started early this morning and is currently underway, there is a heavy police presence. There is no tension for the moment. The ...

Iran in Talks to Unblock Twitter

Iran's new communications minister said Tuesday that negotiations were underway with Twitter to unblock the service, which has been banned for years despite being used even by the country's supreme leader, according to The Jakarta Post.onl " has announced that it is prepared to negotiate to resolve ...

No Bulgarians Reported Injured in Italy Earthquake

In the wake of the 4.0 magnitude earthquake which hit the Italian island of Ischia, the Bulgarian Embassy in Rome has announced that, for the time being, no Bulgarian nationals have been reported injured in the region. The information was confirmed by the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior, reported ...

Ministry of Interior and the Directorate of Automobile Administration'Check Vehicles for Adherence to Traffic Rules

Joint teams of the Ministry of Interior and the Directorate of Automobile Administration' are conducting inspections on 22nd of August to check if vehicles and drivers adhere to the road traffic rules, according to the Bulgarian National Television. The checks are focused on the most frequent ...

Over 800 Victims of Floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

More than 800 people have died in the floods and landslides in the monsoon season in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, Reuters reported. In Bangladesh, the victims are 115. More than 5.7 million people are affected. The floods covered more than a third of the densely populated and low-altitude ...

More than 100 People Join the International Danube Regatta

This year over 100 amateurs will take part in the International Danube Regatta, which takes place for the 62nd time. Reports BNT.  The Regatta will finish on the Danube coast near Romania in early September. 

US Coal Departed for Ukraine

A US ship sailed with the first shipment of US coal to Ukrainian power stations, Moscow's Izvestia newspaper reported, citing a message from the US Embassy site. The Ukranian Ambassador, Valeriy Chali, attended the ceremony to send coal from the Baltimore port. On July 31, the Ukrainian state-owned ...

Italy Puts Concrete Barriers to its Busiest Attractions

As a result of the terrorist attack that killed more than a dozen people on the popular Las Ramblas walking street in Barcelona, ​​Italy installed concrete barriers near some of its busiest tourist attractions. Reports Novini. The authorities lifted them over the weekend in Milan on the streets ...

Missile Attack on the Diplomatic District in Kabul

The rocket fell and triggered an explosion near the heavily fortified diplomatic zone in the Afghan capital Kabul. Seconds before, the siren used by the US embassy in the city to alert citizens in the event of nearby missiles was triggered. "The rocket landed on the football field in Wazir Akbar ...

Color Festival in Sofia

The Color Festival, which has become a summer tradition in Sofia, returns on September 10 to color and add new emotions in the last summer days of 2017, informs Nova. The forthcoming edition will be held outdoors in a metropolitan mall. The entrance will be free of charge for all who want to bathe ...

Corpse of a Woman Without Head, Arms and Legs was Found in Copenhagen

A cyclist in the Amager district of Copenhagen discovered a defiled woman's body, her head, hands and legs were missing. Police link the case to the investigation of the mysteriously missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, for which a search operation has been running since last Friday. The woman was ...

Chrome will Warn Users if any Extension Intercepts Traffic

Last week it became clear that over the past few months eight popular Chrome extensions have been compromised, which threatened nearly 5 million users. Reports Kaldata.  Now there is information that Chrome will be integrated with a new function, especially up-to-date with these attacks. The new ...

Devastating Tornado went Through Chinese City

Today the Chinese television channel CCTV showed shots of a devastating tornado that yesterday raided the city of Nenziang in northern China. In principle, such phenomena are very rare, as the uneven terrain of the area prevents the formation of tornado.Changes in the global climate, however, make ...

Pulev and Joshua Came to an Agreement for the Date and Place of the Match

World Champion Anthony Joshua's team reached a final agreement for a match with Kubrat Pulev, the contender for the IBF title, ESPN reported. According to the information, the two sides agreed on Oct. 28, and the place is Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. The other option remains Las Vegas on Nov. 11, ...

Russian Tourist Drowned in the Black Sea

A Russian tourist drowned in the sea in the ​​Kosata area, the Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Interior - Burgas announced. Yesterday, at about 12.06 at the Police Headquarters in Pomorie, a message was received that a corpse of a 66-year-old Russian tourist was discovered at the sea ...

Chile has Passed a Law on Abortion

Today the Chilean Constitutional Court approved the partial abolition of the abortion ban. According to the information of the local radio "Bio-Bio" in favor of the bill, six of the 10 members of the court have spoken, informs the Bulgarian National Television. The judiciary's decision was the ...

Man Threatened with a Knife Emergency Care Team in Sofia

A man threatened with a knife a an emergency team in the Nadezhda district, DARIK informed. The incident happened shortly after 5:00 am this morning. A signal for a 48-year-old unconscious woman was filed. From the Metropolitan Emergency Medical Center, the ambulance arrived in the area for 18 ...

Grigor Dimitrov Will Play Under No.7 at the US Open

Grigor Dimitrov will be placed under No. 7 at the  US Open, which will be held in New York from 28 August to 10 September. The race is from the Grand Slam. The main scheme of the US Open. In front of each player's name, it is indicated under which number will be placed in the tournament: 1. Rafael ...

Greece Plans to give State Land to 1500 Refugees

The government in Athens is planning to make farmers from migrants coming from conflict areas in order to integrate them into society, the Protoma newspaper reports. The Migration Ministry has drafted a broad program to enable migrants to start acquiring the necessary farming habits. Athens is also ...

33 Injured in a Collision of Two Trains in Philadelphia

A train trampled on another train in a suburb of the US city of Philadelphia, 33 passengers were injured, BTA reported. The collision took place between the Noristown high-speed train entering the station and stopped empty train on the same line. The causes of the incident are being investigated. ...

Customs Officers Discovered Nearly 1kg of Contraband Gold Jewelry in a Secret Compartment of a Truck

976 grams of smuggled gold jewelery worth about BGN 66 000 was found by customs officials in a secret compartment of a truck at Lesovo customs office, the press center of the prosecution announced. The truck traveling from Turkey to Romania was stopped for inspection at the Lesovo border checkpoint ...

Advertising for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will Cost BGN 1.5 Million

Nearly BGN 1.5 million with VAT will cost the external and internal advertising of the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the European Union, launched on January 1, 2018. The deadline for submitting offers ends today, BGNES reported. The chosen firms will also provide branding to the Permanent ...

NIMH: Yellow Warning Code For Strong Wind For the Entire Black Sea Coast

 Cloudiness will be decreasing from West today. In Eastern Bulgaria, the weather will remain mostly cloudy and rainy, but rains will stop there, too, by the end of the day.The wind will be moderate, sometimes strong, from North-Northwest.Maximum temperatures will stand at between 23° and 28°, in ...

A Woman Drove Her Car into a Group of People in the US

One person died and two were injured in a road accident during the solar eclipse in the US state of Kentucky, TASS reported, citing the local internet media WLKY. In the city of Hayden, 38-year-old Alice Noble lost control of her car and crashed into a group of people watching the solar eclipse. A ...

Plot to Blow up Australian Plane using a Barbie doll Foiled in the Last Minute

The Lebanese Interior Minister has revealed today that a plan by four Lebanese-Australian brothers to take down a passenger plane has been foiled in a joint operation of the Lebanese and Australian authorities, according to Standart News. Speaking at an exclusive news conference, Nouhad Machnouk ...

Peevski: I Have not and Will not Have Anything to do with the Military Industry

DPS MP Delyan Peevski wrote an open letter to some media - mostly those owned by him, denying his business being related to the operations of the military-industrial complex. According to him, his name is used for false insinuations in the case of the withdrawal of the license of Dunarit and Emco. ...

149 Illegal Roma Houses are being Destroyed in Sofia's Zaharna Fabrika Quarter

143 illegal Roma barracks and 6 illegal houses in the Zaharna Fabrika quarter of Sofia are being demolished this morning, BTV announced. There is no tension among the Roma at the moment - about 500 people live in illegal buildings. They are dangerous, they are built on a communal terrain. "The order ...

Bulgarian Woman Hit With a Fine of EUR 500 After Taking a Dip in the Waters of the Emblematic Roman Fountain

A 53-year-old Bulgarian woman was hit with a fine of 500 euros after she bathed in the waters of the emblematic Roman fountain at Republika Square, reported BGNES. Two hours earlier at the other famous fountain Trevi 48- year-old Spanish woman also took a dip. She was also forced to pay the fine. ...

The Fire at Rostov-on-Don has Covered 120 buildings

120 buildings, of which 98 residential, were hit by a large fire in the city of Rostov-on-Don, southwestern Russia. Reports Mediapool.  About 50 people have been evacuated and are in a temporary accommodation center where people left homeless continue to arrive. Medical assistance has helped about ...

Johannes Hahn: 'EU Should Change its Approach Towards Turkey'

According to TASS, Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn told this in an interview to Suddeutsche Zeitung. He remarked that Turkey's interference in pre-election campaigns of the European countries, as well as requests for extradition of political ...

Bulgarian-Romanian Working Meeting Will Discuss the Need of Dunabe Bridge 3

A Bulgarian-Romanian working meeting in the Bulgarian town of Russe on the Dunabe will discuss the need to build a 3rd bridge over the Dunabe on the territory of the cross-border region of Russe-Giurgiu, reported BGNES. MPs, representatives of state and local administration on both sides of the ...

Barcelona Attack: Van Driver Shot Dead by Police

Spanish police have shot dead the main suspect in last Thursday's Barcelona attack, Younes Abouyaaqoub. Police believe he was the driver of a van which careered down the Las Ramblas avenue, killing 13 and injuring more than 100 others. He was killed some 25 miles west of Barcelona near a sewage ...

Bulgarian President: 'Project for Purchase of New Fighter Aircraft Should Not Be Dropped'

"The project for the purchase of a new fighter aircraft for the needs of the Bulgarian Air Force should by no means be dropped," Bulgaria's President Roumen Radev said on 21st of August during a visit in Burgas, reported the Bulgarian National Television.  According to the head of State, MIG-29, ...

Sofia Municipality Will Start Marking Dangerous Trees in Borisova Garden in Sofia

Today will start the marking of dangerous, dry and rotten trees in Borisova Garden, reported bTV. At the beginning of the month a branch of a tree in the Central Metropolitan park fell on a mother with a child and slightly injured the woman. Even then, the Municipality of Sofia promised that within ...

Thousands of Sofia Citizens will not have Hot Water For 3 Days

A large part of the citizens of Sofia will be left without hot water from today and the inconvenience will last for 3 days, reported bTV. The reason is a planned repair of Bulgartransgaz on the gas transmission network, which will not give natural gas to some of the heat sources of "Toplofikacia ...

Earthquake Strikes Italian Island of Ischia, Killing at Least 2

Two women have died and 39 people were injured – at least one of them seriously – after a magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck the Italian island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, reported The Guardian.  One woman was buried under the rubble of her home in the town of Casamicciola, some 3km north ...

Trump Rules Out Afghan Troops Withdrawal

President Donald Trump has said a hasty US withdrawal from Afghanistan would leave a vacuum for terrorists to fill, rpeorted BBC. He said his original instinct was to pull US forces out, but had instead decided to stay and "fight to win" - avoiding the mistakes made in Iraq. He said he wanted to ...

Romania, Behind Bulgaria and Hungary on Tourist Accommodation Capacity

Romania had a little over 326,000 bed-places in tourist accommodation establishments in 2016, slightly more than in 2015 , but still behind neighboring countries such as Bulgaria and Hungary, Romania-Insider reported.Tourist accommodation establishments include hotels, holiday and other short-stay ...