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Belgrade University awards honorary doctor of science titles

BELGRADE - Belgrade University awarded the honorary title of doctor of science to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Belgrade University Senate released at its session on Wednesday.

Romania Probes Corruption Claims Over Microsoft Licenses

Prosecutors from the National Anti-corruption Department, DNA, questioned two Romanian officials on Wednesday in a case involving the lease of Microsoft IT licenses for the country's schools.

BBP becomes seventh party to lend support to İhsanoğlu

A minor nationalist party that is not represented at Parliament has become the seventh political party to so far declare support for presidential candidate Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, saying an “ideal president” would put an end to the government-led resolution process to find a peaceful solution to the long-running Kurdish issue.

Fule Urges Solidarity at Flood Aid Conference

The EU Enlargement Commissioner, Stefan Fuele, called on the international donors' conference, which opened in Brussels on Wednesday, to show solidarity when pledging assistance to flood-hit Bosnia and Serbia.

"I hope we can use this moment of solidarity to help ensure that the countries of this region never have to endure the same destruction as we witnessed in May," he said.

Turkey’s privatization revenues near $10 billion after lottery sale

Turkey will make nearly $10 billion from privatization of state sales if all of the most recent privatizations, including the national lottery sale for an over the top price, were approved by the government Turkey’s income from privatizations since the beginning of the year has exceeded expectations, approaching $10 billion with the recent privatization of a 10-year national lottery li

Nikolic extends gratitude for solidarity and support

BRUSSELS - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic thanked on Wednesday all participants of the donors' conference for the solidarity and support that they have been giving to Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) hit by the severe floods in May.

Bulgaria's Government Allocates Additional BGN 1.5M For Archeology

Bulgaria's Council of Ministers has approved an additional expenditure of BGN 1.5M for the research and the protection of archaeological heritage, including fieldwork conservation.

The funding will be allocated to the budget of the Ministry of Culture for 2014.

Presidential candidate Demirtaş promises to defend labor rights

Selahattin Demirtaş, the presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has vowed to defend labor rights, saying he would not approve any law coming from the Parliament “if it is against the workers.”

Wozniacki effortlessly through to 2nd round in Istanbul Cup

Top-seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark easily advanced to the second round of the Istanbul Cup, defeating Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-0, 6-0 on July 15.

Wozniacki allowed no hope for the 17-year-old, dubbed as the leading player in her age group, and finished with a “double bagel,” giving away no games.

Russian Touroperator Neva Goes Bankrupt

One of the largest Russian touroperators, Neva, went bankrupt and said it terminates its activities, reports ITAR-TASS. 

According to Irina Tyurina, press secretary of the Russian tourist industry association, currently there were around 6000 customers of the agency abroad. 

Court Allows Divulging of Bank Secret in KTB Investigation

The Sofia Regional Court allowed the divulging of bank secret on the debtors of the Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB), reports

According to the website, the request was made by the prosecution on July 9, in connection to the investigation against the Bulgarian National Bank sub-governor Tsvetan Gunev who was in charge of banking sector oversight. 

Russian, Serbian air forces to hold joint drills

Russian, Serbian air forces to hold joint drills

MOSCOW -- Russian and Serbian air forces will hold joint tactical drills in 2015, the press service of Russian Defense Ministry told ITAR-TASS on Wednesday.