From Footie in Sudan to World War I

The seventh edition of the festival, starting on May 8th, opens with screenings at the Sava Centre of movies about fascinating people.

The first is ‘The football coach Zoran and the African tigers’ by British film director Sam Benstead, which tells the story how coach Zoran Djordjevic created the first national team in the newly founded country of South Sudan.

Merkel Turns to Putin for Help on OSCE Hostage Crisis

Russia's President Vladimir Putin demanded that Ukrainian forces pull back from the south-east of their country in a conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

A phone call between the two has held as Merkel decided to ask Putin for help in the OSCE hostage crisis of the last few days, Der Spiegel magazine has reported.

Germany’s Draexlmaier Opens New Factory in Romania

German car parts maker Draexlmaier is to open a new factory in Pitesti, in southern Romania, where it will manufacture components and wiring.

Some 500 people will be hired, adding to the existing some 14,000 people who already work for Draexlmaier in its five Romanian factories, the company said on Tuesday.

Glezos quits committee on WWII reparations

SYRIZA MP Manolis Glezos on Tuesday quit Greece's cross-party committee on World War Two reparations, saying that the body had failed to live up to its task.

Glezos, a WWII resistance hero, said that instead of seeking ways to claim German compensation for Nazi crimes, the committee had degenerated into a “study group.”