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Roughly one in 10 convicted to jail criminals in Bulgaria is hiding from the law, reports Sega daily.
According to the report of the Prosecutor's Office, published on its website, in 2013 871 criminals, sentenced to prison terms, have practically disappeared and are being sought, both in Bulgaria and abroad.
More than 2.5 million people in Greece are in delinquency, with overdue loans estimated at EUR 67.25 B, Greek electronic media outlets report.
Website Ethnos, as cited by the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA), writes that "hostages" to the tax authorities include 2.5 million Greeks whose debts to the state grow rapidly every month.
Jihadist militants have taken over a monastery in northern Iraq, one of the country's best-known Christian landmarks, and expelled its resident monks, a cleric and residents said Monday.
Bulgarian President Georgi Plevneliev has assured that the caretaker government will be formed in time and will reflect the urgent tasks which the country needs to address.
Plevneliev told journalists in Plovdiv on Monday that the caretaker government was not supposed to be a panel of randomly nominated candidates, stressing that it had to be based on solid principles and priorities.
Syrian rebels battled jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) near Damascus on Monday, pressing their bid to expel them from their strongholds, a monitoring group said.
Rebels holding positions in southern Damascus and the outskirts of the capital and seeking President Bashar al-Assad's ouster, launched an offensive some three weeks ago to expel IS.
Bulgaria's car market has marked a 15.2% growth since the beginning of 2014.
A total of 10 332 new cars were sold compared to 8971 cars during the same period last year, website BGNES reports.
The market has grown 5.6% in the sixth month of the year, with 2052 cars sold compared to 1944 in June 2013.
GSTAAD - Serbian tennis player Viktor Troicki qualified for the Swiss Open second round in Gstaad as he defeated Austria's Dominic Thiem in the Monday match, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.
Troicki made a successful comeback to completion routines after a one-year suspension pronounced in July 2013 for violation of anti-doping regulations.