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Exhibition 'First Day of Great War' opens in Belgrade

BELGRADE - The Museum of Genocide Victims in Belgrade prepared an exhibition titled “First Day of Great War” as part of the marking of 100 years since the beginning of World War I.

Putin Opponent Nikolay Koblyakov Detained in Sofia

Nikolay Koblyakov, described as an opposition-affiliated Russian businessman, has been arrested at Sofia Airport, authorities say.

Private national channel NOVA TV reports the operation targeting Koblyakov was carried out on Tuesday evening.

Moscow had issued in 2013 a red notice for Koblyakov over an alleged criminal offense.

Meteorologists Issue Code Yellow Warning for Rain and Hailstorms

Meteorologists issued a code yellow warning for possible torrential rains and hailstorms for seven regions in Bulgaria. 

According to the Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology, on Thursday in the regions of Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Sofia City, Sofia Region, Pernik and Kyustendil are likely torrential rains, thunder and hailstorms. 

Sertic: New laws to ensure more efficient privatisation

BELGRADE - Amendments to the privatisation and bankruptcy laws will ensure a more efficient and more transparent way of privatisation, the president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia Zeljko Sertic said on Thursday.

Turkish expats begin voting in presidential elections

Turkish citizens living abroad have begun casting votes in Turkey's first direct presidential elections. It is also the first time expatriate Turks are casting votes in their countries of residence.

DefMin Dusa meets US Under Secretary of Defence for Intelligence Vickers

Romanian Minister of National Defence, Mircea Dusa assured U.S. Under Secretary of Defence for Intelligence, Dr. Michael G. Vickers that Romania maintains firm position on developing the relations with the U.S. in the defence field, under the "Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century."

Summer Storms Rip Through Croatia, Montenegro

Heavy rain struck Zagreb and the northern Medjimurje region of Croatia on Wednesday as the Western Balkan region continues to suffer more freak weather.

A brief but heavy storm ripped up trees, cut some tramlines, flooded basements and hit the Maksimir stadium, home of FC Dinamo, ripping the roof off the bench for substitutes and the protective fence.

Ukrainians protesting against mobilization block trucks

Ukrainians protesting against mobilization block trucks

BELGRADE -- A number of Serbian trucks and drivers are blocked on the Ukraine-Belarus border by a group of Ukrainian women, the Belgrade daily Večernje Novosti writes.

Five Sigma Policemen Arrested in Bulgaria's Capital

The chief of the Sigma sub-department at the Sofia Police Directorate (SDVR) has been detained alongside four other policemen from the unit, the website quotes officials as saying.

Ivaylo Vasilev, who heads the sub-department, has been imposed detention for 24 hours over financial abuse.

The operation has been conducted by the Specialized Prosecutor's Office.

FC Partizan keep clean sheet in Razgrad

RAZGRAD - FC Partizan Belgrade played to a goalless draw against Bulgaria's PFC Ludogorets in Razgrad late Wednesday in the first, away leg of the third round of the Champions League qualifiers.

The Serbian team achieved the objective of keeping a clean sheet and come away undefeated against the Bulgarian champions.

Motorists refusing to pay tolls on Corinth-Kalamata highway to be monitored

Cameras are to be installed at toll booths on the Corinth to Kalamata national road in the Peloponnese to record the details of cars whose drivers fail to pay toll charges.

The devices will be installed at four toll stations along the highway on the orders of the local police chief.

Turkish markets open weak after holiday

The Turkish Lira and Turkish stocks began the day weak as markets returned from a five-day break for Eid al-Fitr, during which regional politics remained tense as Israel continued its bombardment against Gaza while Western countries announced fresh sanctions against Russia over Ukraine.