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Some 200,000 Bulgarians Yet to File Tax Declarations - NRA

Bulgaria’s Revenue Agency expects some 200,000 more tax declarations to be filed in the last week prior to the deadline on 30 April 2014.

So far about 300 000 declarations have been received in the National Revenue Agency (NRA), every tenth of them sent online.

Ministers Vulin, Rodic to visit Kosovo-Metohija on Easter

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister without Portfolio responsible for Kosovo-Metohija Aleksandar Vulin and Defense Minister Nebojsa Rodic will attend a Midnight Easter Vigil at the Monastery of Devic, the Office for Kosovo-Metohija has announced.

Ivanovic loses to Cirstea, Romania takes lead over Serbia

BUCHAREST - The Romanian national women's tennis team took a 1-0 lead over Serbia on Saturday in a play-off tie for remaining in the Fed Cup World Group II.

Sorana Cirstea secured the point by outplaying Ana Ivanovic 2-1, in sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Simona Halep and Bojana Jovanovski will clash in the other singles match on Saturday.

Djokovic battles his way to Monte Carlo semis

MONTE CARLO - Serbia's best tennis player Novak Djokovic advanced to the semifinals at the Monte Carlo Masters, after defeating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 on Friday.

Djokovic managed to up his H2H record against Garcia-Lopez to 6-0, but not as easy as it could have been expected, after two hours and 13 minutes.

Russia’s Demand to Kiev to Settle Gas Debt Not Related to Politics

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said Moscow’s demand to Ukraine to settle the gas debts has no connection to the political processes in the country.

Russia’s demand to settle the overdue payments “is not at all connected to the elections in Ukraine on May 25,” Putin said, cited by Itar-Tass.

Lavrov, Kerry to Continue Talks on Crisis in Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry agreed to continue contacts in the interests of the soonest normalization of the situation in Ukraine.

Mexico Shaken by 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake

A powerful earthquake has hit Mexico City, shaking buildings for at least 30 seconds and causing widespread panic.

A magnitude 7.2 quake was registered at a depth of 24km in the western state of Guerrero, near the seaside resort of Acapulco, according to the US Geological Survey.

EU Does Not Consider South Stream Priority – Official

South Stream gas pipeline is not considered priority for the EU, press secretary of the EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger, Sabine Berger, said on Saturday.

“As for organization of negotiations on South Stream, over discussing the project we, surely, should consider the general context of the relations between Russia and the EU,” she told Itar-Tass.

Greek Christians mark rare Good Friday in north Cyprus

Hundreds of Greek Orthodox pilgrims, some coming home after 40 years of forced exile, commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus in a rare Good Friday service in northern Cyprus.

Eurobank share offering on April 25-29

Greece's third largest lender Eurobank, which is issuing new shares to help plug a capital shortfall, said on Friday that the cash call will take place from April 25 to 29.

Greens lose badly as CSKA Moscow

By George Georgakopoulos

Panathinaikos has a mountain to climb in order to reach the Final Four of the Euroleague after losing at CSKA Moscow on Friday for a second time in two days, only this time it was comprehensively defeated with a 77-51 score.

Officials, dignitaries congratulate Easter

Officials, dignitaries congratulate Easter

BELGRADE -- Serbian officials, politicians, religious and public figures have issued statements congratulating the holiday of Easter to all those who celebrate it.