News archive of December 2018

Sofia Mayor: Bronze Statue of Apollo will be Returned to its Place in City Centre

 The bronze statue of Apollo Medicus, which was stolen on December 16, will be returned to its place at the mineral water fountains in the centre of Sofia, Mayor Yordanka Fandakova wrote on Facebook. According to her post, the statue was found yesterday by police officers from the 5th police department.

Bulgarian Mountain Rescue Service Warns of High Avalanche Danger

Bulgaria's Mountain Rescue Service warns of high danger of avalanches, reports BNT. 

The leeward slopes are especially dangerous. Everyone who chooses the mountains for the holidays has to observe several basic tips, Zapryan Horozov from the rescue service told BNT on 28th of December.

Strong undersea quake strikes off southern Philippines

A strong undersea earthquake struck off the southern Philippines on Saturday and the head of the country's quake-monitoring agency advised people in a southeastern province to avoid beaches in case of a tsunami.

First Turk named to head UN budget committee

For the first time, a Turkish citizen has been named the head of the UN's advisor budget committee, handling a budget of $10 billion.

Fenerbahçe comes back to beat Real Madrid

Turkey's Fenerbahçe Beko have come back to beat reigning Euroleague champions Real Madrid 65-63 thanks to Gigi Datome's layup with 6.6 seconds to go.

US' Bolton announces visit to Turkey in January

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has announced he would travel to Turkey and Israel next month, as the U.S. begins its withdrawal of military forces from Syria.

Pitino guides Panathinaikos to triumph over CSKA

Santa Claus came from the US for the Greens, with coach Rick Pitino leading Panathinaikos to a home triumph over CSKA Moscow on Friday, after Olympiakos stumbled where it was least expected, going down at Darussafaka on Thursday.