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Senate committee backs Biden's nominee for ambassador to Turkey

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Oct. 19 approved the nomination of former Senator Jeff Flake as U.S. ambassador to Turkey. 

The committee voted to approve 33 nomimees for the State Department, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other critical foreign policy nominations.

OECD hails ’major victory’ as global tax holdouts join reform

A global push to enact a minimum international tax on big corporations moved closer to reality on Oct. 8 as one of the last holdouts, Hungary, agreed to join a reform that now counts 136 countries.

The OECD-brokered deal, which sets a global tax of 15 percent, is aimed at stopping international corporations from slashing tax bills by registering in nations with low rates.

Regime for Entry of UK Citizens into Bulgaria has been Eased

As of Sunday 10 October, citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and members of their families arriving from a Member State of the European Union, the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation and from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which is in the "red zone", are allowed on the territory of the country upon presentation of a valid E

Bulgarians among most Reluctant to Have Vaccine Jab

Bulgrians among most Reluctant to ave Vaccine Jab

The population of four EuMember States - Bulgaria, Lithuania, Croatia and Slovenia - are the most uninterested in vaccination against COVID-19, BTA reported, citing results of a Eurobarometer survey.

Vaccines against the coronavirus have arrived at the South Pole

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