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Russia Bans Military and Police from Traveling Abroad

Russia issued a blanket ban on foreign trips for its law enforcement and military personnel, reports LifeNews.ru. 

The list includes Bulgaria, USA, Canada, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Japan, Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, etc. The number of off limits countries totals 150. 

Prosecutors Look into Minister's French Social Benefits

Bulgaria's Prosecuting Authority has started analyzing documents to find out whether Ivan Danov, the Minister of Investment Planning, has abused the French welfare system.

In an interview for Bulgaria's NOVA TV, Atanas Chobanov, a journalist, made the announcement after saying he had been interrogated last week over the issue.

Djokovic battles his way to Monte Carlo semis

MONTE CARLO - Serbia's best tennis player Novak Djokovic advanced to the semifinals at the Monte Carlo Masters, after defeating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 on Friday.

Djokovic managed to up his H2H record against Garcia-Lopez to 6-0, but not as easy as it could have been expected, after two hours and 13 minutes.

Two Thirds of Rebel Fighters In Syria Are European Citizens

Two thirds of the rebel fighters in Syria are citizens of European countries, says a report of the London-based International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation. 

According to the report, entitled "Greenbirds: Measuring importance and influence in Syrian Foreign Fighter Networks'", around 10% of the foreign fighters are from Eastern Europe, Bulgaria included. 

Bob Dylan Hate Charge against Croats Dismissed

A French court on Wednesday rejected a complaint filed by the Council of Croats in France, CRICCF, after Dylan allegedly compared Croats to Nazis in a 2012 interview in the French issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

The judge ruled that the US singer and songwriter had not given his consent for his comments to be published in the magazine.

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