News archive of November 2018

Ukraine Bans Entry to Russian Adult Men: Border Service Chief

Ukraine has banned Russian adult men aged 16-60 years from entering Ukraine, the head of the border service Petro Tsygykal said in a televised meeting on Friday, quoted by Reuters. 

"Today, the entry of foreigners is limited - primarily citizens of the Russian Federation - non-admission of citizens of the Russian Federation aged from 16 to 60, male," Tsygykal said.

Montenegro Jails Opposition Leader for Refusing to Testify

Police arrested Nebojisa Medojevic, an MP from the opposition Democratic Front, and sent him to jail in the capital Podgorica on Friday to serve a two-month sentence.

He had been convicted of refusing to testify against the former long-term mayor of Podgorica, Miomir Mugosa, in a case involving corruption and misuse of office allegations.

Rare Van Gogh photo is of Vincent's brother

For decades the bright-eyed boy in the photograph was believed to be the legendary artist Vincent Van Gogh at the age of 13. But experts revealed Nov. 29 that the picture is most likely not the Dutch "Sunflowers" painter but his brother Theo, who was 15 at the time.

Israel rejects Thaci's offer: "Our position is quite clear"

According to the report, Israel did this "although Hashim Thaci made a good offer to the government of Benjamin Netanyahu."

According to the director for the Balkans in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dan Orian, two months ago Thaci suggested that Kosovo should open its diplomatic mission in Jerusalem, in exchange for getting recognized by Israel.

Istanbul hosts over 500,000 Syrian refugees

Turkey’s most crowded city of Istanbul is home to the largest number of war-weary Syrians in the country, according to a parliamentary report on Nov. 29. Click through for the story in photos...

Man found dead in fire near container home camp in north Attica

A man was found dead by firemen who were called in on Friday to put out a blaze which reportedly started in makeshift shelters near a container home camp in Menidi, north of Athens.

According to information, the man, aged about 65, was found inside a container. He has not been identified yet.

Fifteen firemen with five vehicles managed to contain the blaze.

Montenegro: Opposition MP taken from parliament to prison

Medojevic was taken from the Assembly to the Spuz prison, near Podgorica.

Medojevic was jailed on the order of the president of the Higher Court Boris Savic, because he has been for several months refusing to give a statement in a case against him.

Code Yellow Warning For Low Temperatures in 20 Bulgarian Regions

The National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology has issued a code yellow warning for low temperatures for 20 Bulgarian regions.

These are Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Lovech, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Targovishte, Razgrad, Silistra, Sliven, Shumen, Yambol, Burgas, Varna, Dobrich, Sofia region, Sofia city and Pernik.