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Bus and Train Collide in Macedonia

A train and a bus full of passengers collided at an intersection on the road between the towns of Stip and Veles as a result of which the bus capsized in the nearby ditch.

All passengers except one are in a stable condition, although several sustained serious injuries.

Bulgarian Business to Save BGN 7M in 2014 from Administrative Fee Cuts

Registry Agency fee reduction will cost individuals and businesses nearly BGN 7M less by the end of 2014, Bulgarian Deputy PM and Justice Minister Zinaida Zlatanova said Tuesday.

During a business conference, Zlatanova pointed out that these funds can be invested in the economy, rather than go to administrative fees, BGNES informs.

Sixth Moliere Days kick off

BELGRADE - Program of the sixth Moliere Days in Serbia will take place in Belgrade's Dom Omladine and the French Institute in Belgrade and Novi Sad from May 13 to 16, institute director Jean-Luc Goester announced.

"Neo-fascism dividing Ukrainians and Russians"

"Neo-fascism dividing Ukrainians and Russians"

PODGORICA -- Thousands of people from Montenegro and the region took part in a procession in the town of Nikšić to mark the end of an event dedicated to St. Basil of Ostrog.

Functionality of Devices Most Important for Bulgarians

The functionality of personal devices is the most important for 27.7% Bulgarian consumers, shows an April survey of Gemius, ordered by Samsung. 

In the survey participated 18-55 year old residents of large Bulgarian citizens. 

Alija Sirotanovic - Hero of Socialist Labor

SARAJEVO - Today marks 24 years since the death of Alija Sirotanovic, the most famous Yugoslav miner and Hero of Socialist Labor, who was pictured on the 20,000 Yugoslav dinar banknote.

Greeks still skeptical of European Union, Pew survey finds

Crisis-hit Greeks remain deeply skeptical of many aspects of the European project despite signs of rebound in overall sentiment, an opinion poll carried out by the Pew Research Center and published on Monday has found.

NBS FX reserves total EUR 10.44 billion at end-April

NBS FX reserves total EUR 10.44 billion at end-April

BELGRADE -- Serbia’s total foreign exchange (FX) reserves amounted to EUR 10.44 billion while net reserves stood at 7.34 billion at the end of April.

This was announced by the National Bank of Serbia (NBS).

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.

Bomb scare at Thessaloniki courthouse a hoax

Bomb disposal experts called to the main courthouse in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Tuesday following an anonymous telephone call warning of a bomb have said that the threat was a hoax.

The call shortly after 11 a.m. to one of the court's offices.

Police evacuated the premises and called in experts to scour the building for explosives.

0.3% Monthly Inflation Registered in April

The consumer price index in April 2014 compared to March 2014 was 100.3%, and the monthly inflation was 0.3 %, according to the National Statistical Institute.

China's Shadow Banking 'Worth USD 4.4. Trillion'

China's shadow-banking sector is valued at USD 4.4 trillion, according to the Chinese Academy for Social Sciences (CASS), a think tank considered close to government.

This huge parallel system could pose a risk to the country's finances, CASS has warned as quoted by Channel New Asia.

UN appoints first woman to head peacekeeping force in Cyprus

UN chief Ban Ki-moon named the first ever woman to serve as the head of a UN peacekeeping operation Monday, appointing a Norwegian commander to the UN mission in Cyprus.

Major General Kristin Lund of Norway, 56, will replace outgoing Major General Chao Liu of China in mid-August.

EU Court Orders Search Engines to Erase ‘Irrelevant’ Information

The European Union Court of Justice has ruled in favor of the so-called "right to be forgotten", in which outdated data on the internet should be erased upon request.

The case was launched upon the complaint of a Spanish man whose repossessed home appeared on Google's search engine under an auction notice, infringing his privacy, the BBC reported.