News archive of August 2016
A stronger migratory pressure can now be felt on the EU's external borders, the head of the common border protection agency has said.
The march of "more migrants" en route to Bulgaria from Greece or Turkey has been singled out as an issue, but the numbers are small compared to those in the Western Balkan countries last summer, he has added.
The Good Music in Town series, organized by IEG Live, will continue with the chilling story of Baroque genius Antonio Vivaldi, "Vivaldianno City of Mirrors," staged on Nov. 5 at Istanbul's Ülker Sports Arena and the musical theater show "Belcanto the Luciano Pavarotti Heritage" on Dec. 17 and 18 at the city's Volkswagen Arena.
NEW YORK - A third round of an informal vote to select the new UN secretary-general ended in the UN SC Monday. According to unofficial sources, former Portuguese PM Antonio Guterres received 11 "encourage", three "discourage" and one "no opinion" vote, followed by Slovak FM Miroslav Lajcak with nine "encourage", five "discourage" and one "no opinion" vote.
BELGRADE - The ICTY Office of the Prosecutor on Tuesday appealed a judgment acquitting Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj of all charges of war crimes committed during the armed conflicts in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and persecution of ethnic Croats from Serbia's Vojvodina province.
Businessman Spas Rusev has been officially announced as the new owner of Levski PFC, one of Bulgaria's key football teams.
Rusev, 62, has received voluntarily all shares of the trio that ran the club over the past year.
This has been the second transfer of ownership in a bit more than a year after June 2015.
Bosnian journalist Lejla Colak told BIRN on Monday that she had received a series of threats of violence after criticising Islamic garments like the burka and niqab in a post she wrote on Facebook.
In her post on August 26, Colak, an atheist, compared wearing such garments in public to wearing a "strap-on dildo in the streets".