Japan FM visits Ukraine to show support

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa visited Ukraine on Sunday to meet with her counterpart Dmytro Kuleba to show Tokyo's continued support, a ministry official said.

The unannounced visit was a change to her original two-week tour plan of visiting Poland, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany and Türkiye from Friday.

Amazon Prime ads on movies and TV shows will begin in late January

If you are an Amazon Prime Video user, get ready to see ads on movies and TV shows starting next month.

Prime will include ads beginning on Jan. 29, the company said in an email to U.S. members this week, setting a date for an announcement it made back in September. Prime members who want to keep their movies and TV shows ad-free will have to pay an additional $2.99 per month.

Defence Minister Tagarev: Bulgaria Examines Role in Red Sea Security

Bulgaria is deliberating the potential engagement in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden operation, as announced by Defence Minister Todor Tagarev during a recent media briefing. Tagarev underscored Bulgaria's susceptibility to regional developments, expressing interest in contributing to the efforts despite the nation not being considered a naval powerhouse.

Irish Authorities Intercept Bulgarian Ship 'Verila' Carrying Cocaine Valued at Millions

Irish law enforcement has seized the Bulgarian vessel "Verila" owned by the "Navigation Maritime Bulgare" Shipping Company at the Foynes port in County Limerick, uncovering a staggering cache of narcotics. Reports suggest that between 300 to 500 kilograms of cocaine were discovered onboard, with an estimated street value ranging from €20 million to €35 million.