News archive of February 2019

Mostly Sunshine Today in Bulgaria, Warm Day with Highs between 13-18°C

Today it will be mostly sunny, warm and nearly quite. In the morning, reduced visibility in some places. Maximum temperatures between 13°C and 18°C, in Sofia - about 14°C. Air pressure will remain above the average for the month.

Halep nominated for Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year 2019 award

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep has been nominated for Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year 2019 award, which will be presented at the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards scheduled for Monday evening in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Halep is competing with American gymnast Simone Biles, Czech skier Ester Ledecka, German tennis player Angelique Keber and American skier Mikaela Shiffrin.

Serbian Folk Singer Saban Saulic Died in a Car Crash

The King of Serbian Music Saban Saulic was killed in a severe car crash in Germany.

The incident occurred in Bielefeld, not far from Dortmund.

67-year-old Shaulich traveled with a relative. The two were immediately taken to hospital, but Saulic died there.

The musician was on the stage from the 70s. Before he began to play music, Saulic trained football.

No Halki seminary without minarets on Athens mosque, Erdogan says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested over the weekend that a mosque in Athens should open with minarets if Greece wants to reopen the Halki Orthodox seminary near Istanbul.

During a trip to Turkey earlier this month, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited the shuttered seminary and called for a joint visit there with Erdogan next time to reopen it.

The Bulgarian Socialist Party Leaves Parliament

The BSP left parliament, the National Council of the Party decided. 74 people voted in favor, 33 against, three abstained. Leader of the left, Kornelia Ninova, has set the terms of the ruling majority, which, according to her, is GERB, MRF, United Patriots, and sometimes "Volya".

Russia 'open to Turkish ops in Syria under Adana Agreement'

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have once again met in the Russian city of Sochi to determine the fate of Syria. Putin's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov gave an interview to Hürriyet Daily News right after the trilateral summit. Peskov answered our questions in Turkish.

Q: How was the summit?

Divers to join search for four people missing on Crete

The search continued overnight and on Monday for four people, missing since Saturday night when the car that they were in was swept away by rainwaters in the Messara region of southern Crete.

Greece scolded over EU emergency line delays

The head of the European Commission department that regulates communications networks, content and technology sent Greece a sternly-worded letter last week over its failure to keep the promise it made seven months ago to set up the 112 European emergency telephone number.