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EU approves new sanctions - but delays them

EU approves new sanctions - but delays them

BRUSSELS -- Member states of the European Union have formally approved new sanctions Russia, but will delay their application.

This will be done in order to "give Moscow time to continue its peace efforts."

Prime minister meets with IMF officials

Prime minister meets with IMF officials

BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Vučić has said that Serbia "has to continue structural reforms" adding that he expected the signing of an agreement with the IMF.

The Serbian prime minister made the remarks during a meeting with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative in Serbia Deheng Kim on Monday.

250 Thousand Bulgarians Abroad Expected to Vote in Early Elections

Today is the last day for Bulgarians living abroad to apply for voting in the early elections in October, Nova Tv reminds.

This can be done on the website of the Central Election Commission or by letter to the diplomatic service. If possible, Bulgarian nationals can sign and submit their application in person.

Obama to press Congress for action on ISIL

Obama administration officials will hold briefings this week and next for members of the U.S. Congress as the president makes his case for an offensive against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, congressional aides said on Sept. 9.

Iraq MPs approve new government, Kerry to visit region

Iraqi MPs approved a new cabinet on Sept. 8 but key security posts remained unfilled, as America's top diplomat prepared to visit the region to build a coalition against jihadists.

Basescu: I see regulations likely to seriously influence fair presidential elections

Romanian President Traian Basescu said on Monday he had noticed that several regulations had been issued and there are institutions placed under political control that can seriously influence the fair presidential elections due in November.

He explained he had made an analysis of the developments ahead of the polls.


Two Bulgarians Arrested in Peru for Credit Card Fraud

Two Bulgarian nationals have been arrested in Peru for credit card cloning and skimming.

29-year-old Ivan Rangelov and 32-year-old Svetoslav Sariev were detained in a suburb of the Peruvian capital. During the police raid on their home, a total of 15 credit cards and other devices were found, BGNES reports.

Bulgaria is Fifth Poorest Country in Europe – Serbian Statistics

Bulgaria is the fifth poorest country in Europe, according to a study of the Serbian Statistical Institute.

A total of 1.8 million people in Serbia live in poverty. The country ranks first among European countries with 24.6 percent of its population below the poverty line.

Jaw-dropping mosaics abandoned to fate on Med coast

Anemurium is one of the oldest settlements in the mountainous Cilicia region, but despite being home to priceless mosaics, there is little oversight to protect the breathtaking relics The mosaic reliefs in the ancient town of Anemurium, designated as a historical zone by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, are in pitiful condition, as rags protect the 1,500- to 1,700-year-old mosaics.

New underwater technology explores Byzantine past

Underwater works on the Aegean and Mediterranean coastline are bringing to light the remains of ancient wreckage. Among them is the Tabak Vessel, highlighting Byzantine plate commerce Underwater archaeological work in the Mediterranean has uncovered the remains of a port from the Bronze Age, along with 12 shipwrecks estimated to be 2,500 years old.

Ankara goes back to square one

A popular theme for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and Justice and Development Party (AKP) circles generally is to criticize previous governments for their timidity and passivity in foreign policy and to compliment themselves for making Turkey an active player in the world.

Not work accidents, in fact, licenses to kill

The question is this: The relevant law has been enacted but occupational accidents keep on repeating; we now witness worker deaths on a regular basis. Then what is the problem, where is the problem? The answer is obvious; there are laws but no law.

Should Turkey’s main opposition shift to the right or to the left

It might sound a bit of a simplification but I might perhaps dare to say that looking from the outside at Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), the party appears to be suffering from a phenomenon that is actually attributed to the general state of mind in Turkish society: polarization.