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Helmut Kohl in Critical Condition in Hospital - Spiegel Online

Helmut Kohl, the former German Chancellor, is in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Heidelberg University Hospital, Spiegel Online reported on Tuesday.

Kohl, 85, known as the father of Germany's reunification had undergone intestine surgery.

War criminal convicted in Serbia to be returned to Croatia

Veljko Maric, who has been sentenced in Serbia to 12 years in prison for war crimes, will be extradited to Croatia, the Croatian media say.

The Appellate Court in Belgrade passed a decision according to which Maric has been approved his extradition to Croatia, which has been confirmed for Media Servis by his lawyer Djordje Dozet, who said he could not confirm a date.

Mihajlovic: Serbia should turn to all sources of gas

Serbia's Deputy Prime Minister Zorana Mihajlovic said Tuesday that Serbia should turn to all sources that could provide it with energy stability.

It is vital to have the project to build the pipeline connection between Nis and Dimitrovgrad realized as soon as possible, she said.

Dead Teenager in Sofia Identiefied as Banking High School Student

The teenager who was found dead in Borisova Garden in central Sofia on Tuesday, is a 16-year-old student at the National Trade and Banking High School, the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) reported.

His parents had been informed. Police haven't released the name of the teenager.

Azerbaijani artist to preform Istanbul

Renowned Azerbaijani pianist, composer and singer Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, known as the Princess of Jazz, will perform at Istanbul's Cemal Re?it Rey (CRR) Concert Hall on June 9.

Zadeh, who has been the center of worldwide attention with her fusion and jazz pieces, will present an evening on her piano, enchanting listeners with her powerful voice.

Greece Sends Reform Plan to Lenders in Critical Debt Talks

Greece said on Tuesday it has submitted a detailed reform proposal to its international lenders and called on them to accept it to unlock badly needed bailout money, international newswires reported.

Taxation, competition, lack of demand, the companies' most pressing issues, half-year survey finds

The taxation degree, competition and the lack of demand were the most pressing problems of the companies over the period October 2014 - March 2015, reveals a survey on the access to financing of Romania-based non-financial companies and on their capacity to cope with adverse financial conditions, published on Tuesday on the website of the National Bank of Romania (BNR).