News archive of October 2019

At Least 55 Elephants Died of Starvation in just Two Months in Zimbabwe

At least 55 elephants have died of starvation in Zimbabwe's largest national park in the past two months as heavy droughts force animals to seek food and water in neighboring areas, the Associated Press reported.

"The problem is real and the situation is terrible," said a spokesman for the local National Park Service. It has been the largest drought in the country for years.

Drugs found in Komotini prison raid

Officers seized 28.7 grams of cannabis, counterfeit alcohol and ten mobile phones during a raid in a prison in the northern town of Komotini on Monday, as part of an ongoing crackdown on crime in jails.

According to state-run news agency ANA-MPA, the cannabis was packed in 33 nylon packages and the alcohol was kept in two buckets.

For 45% of Serbs, the EU's Мost Аcceptable Foreign Policy Priority

According to a study by Belgrade's Bureau of Social Research (BIRODI), 45.5 percent of Serbian citizens consider Serbia's EU membership the most acceptable foreign policy priority, while 17.6 percent believe Serbia should be a member of The Eurasian Union. Just over one-third of those surveyed said Serbia should not be a member of either the EU, NATO, or the Eurasian Union.

GD leadership seeks to deflect responsibility onto local chapter members

The trial of Golden Dawn continued Monday with the testimony of former MP Ilias Panagiotaros, during which it became evident that the key objective among the top echelons of Greece's neo-Nazi party is to deflect responsibility for criminal acts onto members of local party organizations.

Cooperation with China an ‘example for Euro peers’

Having a stronger relationship with China is good for Greece, and their cooperation has set an example for European countries, according to Adonis Georgiadis, the Greek minister for development and investments.
Georgiadis said Chinese enterprises' investment in Piraeus port is a successful case of bilateral cooperation.

Mandra being shielded from floods

Engineering crews are seen working on Monday on a project to bolster the banks of the Agia Aikaterini stream in Mandra, a town in western Attica where flash floods claimed 25 lives in November 2017.

There is No Migration Pressure Along Our Borders with Turkey and Greece

,,There is no migration pressure along our borders with Turkey and Greece.'' This was assured by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov in Varna, quoted by BNR. 

"Of course, we are ready," said Karakachanov.

Romania's Molie wins gold, silver at European Junior&U-23 Weightlifting Championships in Bucharest

Romanian female weightlifter Madalina Bianca Molie on Monday won a gold and two silver medals in the women's U-23 64 kg class at the European Junior&U-23 Weightlifting Championships in Bucharest. The Batumi 2019 European Weightlifting Championships silver and bronze medallist won the gold for a 90 kg snatch, but ended second in the clean and jerk event with 111 kilos.