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The Beauty of the Amazon Jungle - The "Lungs of the Earth" (GALLERY)

Destruction of these forests can have a devastating impact on all humanity.
The Amazon forests or ''the lungs'' of the Earth. It is one of the most beautiful regions of the planet, but much of it remains poorly understood.

Fitch Agency: Bulgaria Could Adopt the Euro in 2023

Bulgaria can adopt the euro by 2023. This is stated in a report by the rating agency Fitch.

The document recalls that the procedure began last year and a final decision on joining the ERM 2, also known as the euro waiting room, is expected by the end of this procedure.

Parl't speaker, deputies convene to discuss judicial appointments

The Parliament speaker and his deputies convened for a second day on Friday in an ongoing bid to appoint the country's new judicial leadership.

The choice of Supreme Court President is to be made from six current vice presidents: Angeliki Aliferopoulou, Giorgos Lekkas, Pinelope Zontanou, Iosif Tsalaganidis, Irini Kalou and Dimitra Kokotini. 

Combining art and tradition with new technologies

A new business initiative based in Kavala combines art and tradition with new technologies in the production of silk scarves. The venture, called Mantility, aims to promote the works of Greek designers on silk.

Restoration of the Viaduct of Struma Motorway Will Cost BGN 1.86 million

The repair and restoration of the viaduct from Struma Motorway near Dupnitsa, which was damaged by the fire on August 13, will continue for four months, said Road Infrastructure Agency Manager Georgi Terziyski, who is inspecting the course of clearing the terrain under the bridge.

The Bulgarian is a Moderate and Responsible Consumer

More than 70% of people who took part in an academic survey on the profile of Bulgarians do not believe that the waste collected in separate collection containers is recycled. This is a study, which the journalist Dimitar Sabev does for a dissertation together with the UNWE. The results are working and preliminary and their statistical processing will be more detailed.

A1 Accepts Payments in Cryptocurrency in Austria

Austria's leading telecom A1, which owns the mobile operator of the same name in Bulgaria, has announced that it has allowed its customers to pay with cryptocurrency in a pilot project aimed at testing the popularity of virtual payments, BNR reported.

Customers can pay with bitcoin, litecoins, dash and other cryptocurrencies in certain stores in the country, the company said.

High temperatures, strong winds increase risk of wildfires

With temperatures set to reach up to 38 degrees Celsius on Friday in parts and strong winds forecast for much of the country, authorities were on alert for a heightened risk of wildfires. 

Indian couples drawn to Turkey to tie the knot

Some 20 Indian weddings have been organized so far this year in Turkey, bringing Turkey an income of $50 million, an executive at an Indian wedding organization firm based in the province of Antalya has said.

İzmir municipality to launch reforestation campaign for burned areas

Tunç Soyer, the mayor of the Aegean province of İzmir, has announced that the city's metropolitan municipality will start a reforestation campaign for burned forest areas in the province following devastating fires that broke out in two districts.

Man shoots neighbor, mother over parking spot row

A 42-year-old man was in police custody on Friday after allegedly shooting a neighbor, a man also aged 42, and the latter's 67-year-old mother in the small town of Chrysoupoli near Kavala in northern Greece following a dispute over a parking spot. 

US and Russia blame each other for abandoning missile treaty

Russia and the United States blamed each other on Aug. 22 for abandoning a landmark arms control agreement on missiles, with Moscow warning of a new arms race and the Trump administration demanding details of a recent mysterious explosion that killed five Russian nuclear engineers.

250 Acres of Oak Forest and Pastures Burned near Vetren

250 acres of oak forest and pastures burned yesterday near Vetren. The fire started from the old landfill of the city, which, according to the district government, should be safe. Throughout the night, firefighting teams from Pazardzhik and Belovo, as well as forestry officials, kepт a sharp eye on the flames. At the moment the fire is localized, but the smoke is settling over Vetren

South Korea to scrap military intel-sharing pact with Japan

South Korea said on Aug. 22 it will terminate its military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, sparking protest from both Tokyo and Washington amid an intensifying trade and diplomatic dispute between the Asian neighbours.