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Turkey dismisses Macron's Syria criticism

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuoğlu has dismissed French President Emmanuel Macron's critique of Turkey's cross-border operation in Syria against YPG, the Syrian branch of the PKK, saying the French leader "sponsors terrorism."

Spanish Law Enforcement Seized a Submarine Loaded with more than 2 Tonnes of Cocaine

Spanish law enforcement has seized a submarine that was loaded with more than 2 tonnes of cocaine, according to the El Pais.

Law enforcement officers have detained at least two people. The submarine was discovered in the waters of Galicia. It is believed that the submarine has arrived from Colombia. There are no other details so far.

A 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shook China, One Dead

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook southwest China, China's Seismological Center reported, quoted by RIA Novosti.

The quake was registered at 9.18 am local time (3.18 Bulgarian time) in the Jingxi County in Baise, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

The quake was at a depth of 10 kilometers.

One person is confirmed dead.

 

Power board workers to stage rolling strikes

Workers of the country's public power corporation are to start rolling 48-hour strikes from Tuesday at midnight, their labor union GENOP announced on Monday.

The action, which is being held to protest the government's plans to shut down all of the country's lignite-powered plants starting next year.

Former Romanian President Klaus Iohannis Re-Elected in Romania

Former Romanian President Klaus Iohannis won the second round of the Romanian presidential election on Sunday, according to exit polls, AFP reported. His re-election confirmed the pro-European position of the EU's eastern member state, the agency added.

"I promise to be a president for all Romanians ... A modern, European, normal Romania won today," Iohannis said.

One-Third of Tropical African Plants Are Threatened with Extinction

About one-third of tropical African plants are threatened with extinction, according to a new study cited by the BBC.

Much of West Africa, Ethiopia, as well as vast areas of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are the regions found to be most at risk, that will lose about 40 percent of their plant diversity

PM Boyko Borissov Arrived in the US for his Official Visit

I arrived in the United States of America where I will meet President Donald J. Trump. During the visit, I will also talk with representatives of American business, President of the International Republican Institute Daniel Twining, and Vice President of the National Democratic Institute Shari Bryan.

Weather Forecast: Cloudy and Rainy

The weather will remain cloudy today. In the afternoon, rain showers will start in the southern part of the country under the influence of the Mediterranean. In the night of Monday to Tuesday the rain will become stronger and it will encompass most of Bulgaria. 

#2019PresidentialElection/Partial results: Iohannis - 65.88%, Dancila - 34.12%

In the November 24 presidential runoff, Klaus Iohannis won 65.88% of the valid votes to his challenger Viorica Danncila's 34.12%, after the count of the votes from 99.67% of the polling stations, Spokesman for the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) Mircea Preotescu said on Monday.

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