News archive of June 2018

John Connolly | Athens | July 4

Internationally renowned Irish writer John Connolly, known as the "Dubliner who writes like an American," will be sitting down with Kathimerini's Elias Maglinis for a discussion on the Onassis Cultural Center's main stage on Wednesday, July 4.

Survivor Turkey mourns for slain cameraman

The family and co-workers of a young Turkish cameraman, who was killed in Dominican Republic, are mourning the loss.

US senators meet Erdoğan, demand pastor's release

Two senior members of the United States' Senate, Lindsey Graham and Jeanne Shaheen, have paid a previously undisclosed trip to the Turkish capital to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a direct appeal for the release of U.S. national Pastor Andrew Brunson who has been in prison for more than 20 months on terror charges.

40% of the Deaths in Bulgaria could have been Prevented

Little more than 40 percent of the deaths in Bulgaria could have been prevented in the presence of optimal health care and they would not have happened if there was an efficient health system and quality medical services and technologies, according to Eurostat data analysis. The so-called "preventable death" analysis in the EU in 2016, quoted by Darik.

The Gas Prices in Bulgaria Rise by 10.8% from July 1

Natural gas prices will increase from July 1 with 10.8%, energy regulator KEVR reported, quoted by bTV.

Preliminary estimates show that this will lead to an average of 7% more expensive central heating and hot water from next month.

Because of the rise in natural gas prices, it is not excluded that the price of electricity may increase by more than initially projected 2%.

BNR: Bulgaria Hands over Presidency of Council of EU to Austria

Bulgarian National Radio - Today is the last day of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The start of the next term, headed by the Republic of Austria, will be given in Schladming, a well-known winter resort in the area of Steiermark, where Austria will send a strong pro-European signal under the motto "Servus Europa".

The US Ambassador to Estonia Resigned, Frustrated by Trump

The US Ambassador to Estonia resigned after announcing that he was disappointed by President Donald Trump's comments on European allies, the BNR reported.

James Melville wrote on Facebook that Trump's words had led to his decision to retire. The US president has imposed a European duty and continues to criticize allies from NATO.

Woman raped by boyfriend while comatose

A young woman in western Turkey has died after her boyfriend raped her while she lay comatose, the prosecution said in an indictment, asking the court to jail the man for up to 43 years.

Earthquake with a Force 6.1 Shook the Pacific Coast of Mexico

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 has shook the Pacific coast of Mexico today, Reuters reported, citing the Geophysical Institute of the United States.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km west-southwest of the city of Sioultlan, the state of Halisco. According to the US Institute, the earthquake has reached a depth of 10 km.