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French ambassador Ramis calls Anna de Noailles High School cornerstone of French education in Romania

French Ambassador to Romania Michele Ramis has called the Anna de Noailles French High School of Bucharest a cornerstone of French education development in Romania. According to a press statement from the French Embassy in Romania, Ramis made the statements on Tuesday at an event that marked the 100th anniversary of the French School in Romania.

Balkan Countries Tighten Security as Coronavirus Cases Surge

As the number of new coronavirus cases in the Balkan region continues to grow, many governments have introduced tough measures aimed at preventing their spread.

Romania, which confirmed 30 cases as of Wednesday, on Tuesday said travellers from Spain, France and Germany would now be isolated on arrival.

Top 7 Most Stolen Cars in Bulgaria

According to Eurostat data published in November, for the period 2015-2017, police in the EU have registered an average of 697,000 car thefts a year. This shows a significant decrease of 29% compared to 2008-2010 (when on average 983,000 cars were missing per year). Car theft has been declining in most EU Member States over the last ten years, Eurostat data show.

Turkey's machinery exports rise 5.2 pct in Jan-Feb

Turkey's machinery exports rose 5.2 percent in January-February as international buyers turned to the country due to coronavirus, according to an exporters group on March 10.

The country's machinery exports hit $2.9 billion in the first two months of this year, the Machinery Exporters' Association (MAIB) said in a statement.

Erdogan: Merkel and Macron will Visit Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said German and French leaders will visit Istanbul next week for talks on the migration crisis, local media quoted by the BBC reports.

Erdogan told reporters on his plane back from Brussels that he, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron "will meet in Istanbul next Tuesday", Anadolu news agency reported.

EU leaders to hold crisis teleconference to tackle coronavirus

EU leaders will hold emergency talks to discuss a joint response to the coronavirus, as the bloc's executive offered waivers to its fiscal and state subsidy rules to let states boost public spending.

The announcement of Tuesday's teleconference came after Italy and France called for Europe-wide fiscal stimulus to counter the economic impact of the epidemic.

Haftar meets with Macron, militants target two schools in Tripoli

Militants affiliated with renegade Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar targeted two schools with rocket fire, local officials said on March 9.

In a statement on social media, the Abu Salim Municipality, in Tripoli, said no one was killed or injured in the attack as the schools were empty at the time.

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