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Turkish PM Erdoğan cites ‘Hitler’s perverse ideas’ to slam Israel

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has continued to ramp up his rhetoric against Israel by likening its policy to Adolf Hitler’s actions and telling the American Jewish Congress to “shove” the award he received in 2004.

Russia may restrict Greek fruit imports

Russia may impose new food import restrictions next week, reports said on Thursday, in what could be responses to new Western sanctions over Moscow's support of rebels in Ukraine.

The country has already announced several food import bans following Western sanctions.

Monastiraki Square hit by arbitrary interventions

By Dimitris Rigopoulos

As architect Nikos Kazeros was walking through Monastiraki Square in central Athens recently, he noticed a group of workers repositioning the colored tiles that pave the western side of the square. “In what order are you repositioning the tiles?” he asked. “It's all random,” the men replied. Their answer came as no surprise.

Ponta: We shall earmark 50 million lei to flood-affected counties

The Government will earmark 50 million lei for removing the effects of floods in the Gorj, Valcea, Arges, Olt, Teleorman and Prahova counties, Prime Minister Victor Ponta announced on Thursday.

Victor Ponta also added that, if necessary, funds will also be approved for Timis and Caras-Severin counties, after some assessments are carried out first.

European Court Issues EUR 2 B Verdict in Yukos Affair

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the former shareholders of the former oil concern Yukos are to receive a EUR 1.9 B compensation from Russia.

This is the second sentence Russia has faced over the nationalization of Yukos in just a few days.

Moscow has seriously pushed down the value of the enterprise with fantasy taxes and a manipulated auction, the court found.

Mircea Basescu to remain under preventive detention

Mircea Basescu will be kept under preventive detention as the Constanta Court of Appeal on Thursday defeated his request to be prosecuted under house arrest.

The court take the same decision for co-defendant Marian Capatana.

The court's decision to keep Mircea Basescu and Marian Capatana under preventive detention is final.

BSP MP Tables Space Exploration Draft Law

In the last days of outgoing 42-nd National Assembly, the MP from the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) Martin Zahariev tabled a draft law on space exploration. 

Air Serbia launches flights to Tirana

Air Serbia launches flights to Tirana

BELGRADE -- Air Serbia has introduced a new service between Belgrade and Tirana that will run three times a week from September 23.

The company said on Thursday that promotional airfares will be offered to passengers on these flights.

Air Serbia launches new service to Tirana

BELGRADE - Air Serbia has introduced a new service between Belgrade and Tirana that will run three times a week from September 23 and promotional airfares will be offered to passengers on these flights, the company said in a release on Thursday.

Planes will be departing from Belgrade at 1.20 p.m. and from Tirana at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Bulgaria, Westinghouse Sign Shareholders' Agreement on Unit 7

Bulgaria's government announced Thursday a shareholders' agreement was signed with US-based company Westinghouse on the construction of Kozloduy NPP's Unit 7.

The document is due to be approved on by the next elected government after the early general vote on October 5, according to the Council of Ministers' press office, the Bulgarian National Radio reports.