Turkey, South Korea sign major trade deal

Turkish Minister Yazıcı (C), Undersecretary of South Korean Customs Administration Baek Un-chan (L) and his Turkish counterpart pose at the ceremony. Turkey moved to develop its multi-billion dollar bilateral trade with South Korea yesterday by signing a deal to harmonize their customs systems – the first such deal between the Asian nation and a European country.

Belgrade Design Week to be held from October 6 to 11

BELGRADE - This year's Belgrade Design Week (BDW) will be held from October 6 to 11, 2014, the organisers have announced.

The Belgrade Design Week will also include an international conference, the BDW Designpark exhibition side-programme, the BDW Designlabs professional programme and the BDW Premiers urban programme.

Ana Bajic wins bronze

BAKU - Ana Bajic has won the bronze medal for Serbia in the 73 kg category at the taekwondo European championship in Baku, Azerbaijan.

She beat Germany's Katharina Weiss 7-3 in the first round and France's Gwladis Epangue 6-0 in the second, but lost to Bianca Walkden from the UK in the semifinals.

US Embassy in Sofia's Ex-Employee Investigated over 'Mafia Links'

Gregory V. Houston, formerly working for the security of the American Embassy in Bulgaria, was investigated under suspicion of ties to te Bulgarian mafia and illegal activity.

An article in the Newsweek magazine dedicated to a murder of staff at the US Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, surprisingly involves the name of Houston and makes the revelation.

Ivanovic beats Jaksic in Monterrey final

MONTERREY- Serbia's Ana Ivanovic won the tennis tournament in Monterrey, Mexico, by beating 20-year-old compatriot Jovana Jaksic 6-2, 6-1 early Monday in the final match that lasted just 60 minutes.

It is Ivanovic's 13th title, while Jaksic made her first appearance in a WTA final.

Ivanovic won USD 111,389 and 250 WTA points, while Jaksic won USD 55,435 and 150 WTA points.

Ivanovic and Jaksic through to Monterrey WTA semifinal

MONTERREY - Serbian female tennis players Ana Ivanovic and Jovana Jaksic qualified for the Monterrey WTA International semifinal in Mexico, the prize fund of which totals USD 500,000.

In the quarterfinal match, Ivanovic beat Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-1, 0-6, 6-2, while Jaksic achieved her biggest success in her career by defeating Julia Boserup of the U.S., 6-3, 6-0.