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Weather in Bulgaria: Rain and Thunderstorms Over the Weekend

Today it will be mostly sunny, in the afternoon with cumulus clouds, precipitation is unlikely. In the morning over the eastern regions, as well as in places in the lowlands and valleys, there will be fog or low clouds. A light to moderate wind from the south-southeast will blow, which will gradually intensify.

Battle of Salamis | Online | September 29

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is hosting an online seminar commemorating the 480 BC Battle of Salamis, a naval battle between an alliance of Greek city-states and the Persians of King Xerxes which was a defining moment of Greek history that continues to bear relevance to this day.

PM’s Welcome For ‘Lake Trump’ Proposal Baffles Kosovo Officials

Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti has welcomed a proposal to rename a disputed lake in the country "Lake Trump" in honour of the US President - who recently presided over an economic normalization deal in Washington between Kosovo and Serbia.

Huge Blaze Consumes National Philharmonic in Moldova

A huge fire, which broke out on Thursday, has burned much of the interior of the Serghei Lunchevici National Philharmonic building in Chisinau, which was built in 1912 when Moldova was part of imperial Russia.

Police closed traffic on nearby streets, and ten trucks and about 50 firefighters came to the scene to try to fight the flames.

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

Macedonian children climb up a fence to try to catch a glimpse at the UEFA Europa League third-round qualifying football match between Shkendija and Tottenham Hotspur in the capital of Skopje on September 24, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Georgi Licovski.

4 wounded in knife attack near ex-Charlie Hebdo site

Paris police say four people have been wounded in a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Sept. 25.

Police flooded into the neighborhood in eastern Paris, near the Richard Lenoir subway station.

French media BFM TV and Le Figaro said earlier the suspect had been arrested on the steps of the Paris Bastille opera house.

LocalElections2020/Ciolos: All USR-PLUS mayors will implement single online desk, contracts to be published on websites

The co-chairmen of Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity Alliance (USR PLUS Alliance), Dan Barna and Dacian Ciolos, presented on Friday, during a press conference, three measures that will be supported by all the locally elected members of the alliance: publication of procurement contracts on websites, implementation of the single online desk and the carrying out of projec

Western Greece to come under fresh storm pressure

The islands of the Ionian and the western mainland should brace for more storms starting on Friday night and persisting through Saturday, the national weather service, EMY, said, warning of strong downpours and winds reaching speeds of 8 on the Beaufort scale.

Turkish Prosecutors Order 82 Arrests Over 2014 Kurdish Protests

Supporters of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party shout slogans, holding HDP and Turkish flags at a rally in Istanbul, March 24, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA

The 82 are overwhelmingly members of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party, HDP, and include former MPs, intellectuals, senior party administrators and mayors.

Romania's COVID-19 case count rises by 1,629 to 119,683, death toll hits 4,633

As many as 1,629 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in Romania since the previous reporting, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, announced on Friday. All the new cases involve patients that did not test positive before. Romania's SARS-CoV-2 total case count reached 119,683 on Friday.

Slovenia’s Marathon Anti-Govt Protests Enter 23rd Week

Ahead of the 23rd consecutive anti-government protest due on Friday evening in Slovenia, Jasa Jenull, one of the participants, said "the astonishing fact" about the protests was that Slovenians had still not given up their demand for Prime Minister Janez Jansa to quit.

No critical patients to be left without proper care, assures ICU head

The head of Greece's Intensive Care Society sought to reassure the public on Friday that there is no risk of critical coronavirus patients being left without the care they need or endangering other patients, despite the pressure on public hospitals from the new surge in Covid-19 cases.

EULEX broke into the offices of KLA veterans VIDEO

Kosovo police officers were also seen at the scene, following the event from the outside. An investigator who previously came across the documents that were often discussed is also in the building, Koha reports.