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Ukraine claims Bakhmut gains after uptick in fighting

Ukraine said on Friday it had retaken swathes of ground near the frontline city of Bakhmut, as Russia insisted it had repelled an attack along a broad stretch of the front line.

Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner mercenary group, who is spearheading Moscow's attack on Bakhmut, accused the Russian army of "fleeing" from around the eastern Ukraine city.

Rome, sacred ground for nearly 3,000 years, and counting

According to legend, Rome was born April 21, 753 BC, when Romulus, the survivor of its feuding twin founders, hitched his plow and furrowed a circular perimeter in the hills above the Tiber River. Everything inside was urbs, city space consecrated by priests who interpreted the will of the gods; everything outside was ager - unhallowed open territory.

Ancient Greek masterpieces showcased in Rome

The Cyclades Ephorate of Antiquities, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Culture's Directorate General of Museums and the National Roman Museum, is organizing an exhibition titled "The Moment and Eternity: Between Us and the Ancients" (L'istante e l'eternita. Tra noi e gli antichi) at the Baths of Diocletian in Rome.

Bulgaria: The President appointed a New Foreign Minister

Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikolay Milkov was released by decree of President Rumen Radev. It was published today in the State Gazette.

With the same decree, Ivan Iliev Kondov, who until now held the position of permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was appointed to the position of acting foreign minister.

It started: Shop windows broken, tear gas thrown; Millions took to the streets? VIDEO

As the unions reported, a million people are expected on the streets in French cities.
Workers staged protest marches across France today, May 1, International Labor Day, unhappy that President Emmanuel Macron raised the retirement age and police fired tear gas in Paris and Nantes in the west of the country.

Athens journalists’ union grants honorary membership to Assange

The Athens Daily Newspaper Journalists' Union (ESIEA) has granted honorary membership to journalist and Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, it announced on Thursday.

The union is participating in an initiative of the Italian journalists union FNSI, which has been adopted by the European Federation of Journalists, an affiliate of the International Federation of Journalists.