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Romania takes over BSEC chairmanship-in-office

On January 1, 2020 Romania took over the chairmanship-in-office of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organisation (BSEC), with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR) taking over the chairmanship-in-office of the BSEC Business Council for six months.

Turkey finalizes preparations against coronavirus: Health minister

Turkey has completed its precautions against the new flu-like coronavirus even though the country does not carry the risk of a possible outbreak, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said.

Speaking in an interview with state-run Anadolu Agency, the minister said that no patients carrying the coronavirus have been detected and the country does not carry the risk.

Dirty Air in 9 Cities Throughout the Country

The concentration of fine particulate matter is above the limit.

Dirty air this morning in 9 cities throughout the country. The concentration of fine particulate matter is above the admissible limits in Sofia, Varna, Burgas, Smolyan, Ruse, Plovdiv, Blagoevgrad, Kardzhali and Gorna Oryahovitsa.

The pollution in Smolyan was 2 times above the norm at 4 am. 

Most valuable brand Amazon breaks $200B mark: Report

Amazon, the most valuable brand in 2018-2019, continued to keep its position by breaking a $200 billion value mark, according to an independent business valuation consultancy firm's report on Jan. 22.

Earthquake in California

An earthquake shook the US state of California. The epicentre was 36 km north of Los Angeles.

Preliminary estimates indicate that the quake was with a 3.6 magnitude on the Richter scale.

Top judge Sakellaropoulou elected Greek President

Greece's parliament elected former Council of State head Katerina Sakellaropoulou as the country's next president on Wednesday, a largely ceremonial role that also brings with it limited political powers.

Top judge Sakellaropoulou elected President of the Republic

Greece's parliament elected former Council of State head Katerina Sakellaropoulou as the country's next president on Wednesday, a largely ceremonial role that also brings with it limited political powers.

The US Senate Approved the Rules for Trump's Impeachment Process

The US Senate has approved the rules under which the impeachment process against President Donald Trump will take place, according to world agencies.

The rules were approved by a party-line vote - the resolution was passed with the support of 53 Republicans in the upper house of Congress, and the other 47 senators (45 Democrats and two independent senators) voted against.

Greek police to visit Serbia for leads to mafia execution

Greek law enforcement officials are planning to visit Serbia in the immediate future to discuss the murder of Montenegrins Igor Dedovic and Stevan Stamatovic, who were gunned down at a taverna in the seaside resort of Vari in Attica last Sunday.

Grigor Dimitrov Dropped Out of the Australian Open after a Tough Game

The best Bulgarian tennis player - Grigor Dimitrov was eliminated in the second round of the first Grand Slam Tournament of the year - Australian Open after a he was defeated by the 22-year-old American Tommy Paul by 4: 6, 6: 7 (6), 6 : 3, 7: 6 (3), 6: 7 (3). The game lasted 4 hours and 8 minutes.

Weather Forecast: Maximum Temperatures between 8C to 13C

It will be mostly sunny today. 

Light to moderate winds will continue from the west-northwest, changing briefly during the day to west-southwest direction. Daytime temperatures will rise significantly to reach maximums of 8C to 13C, or even higher in places. Atmospheric pressure will drop but will stay significantly higher than the average for the month.

Strong winds expected to sweep through 25 counties until Thursday evening

The National Weather Administration (ANM) on Wednesday issued a code yellow warning for wind gusts valid throughout Thursday evening in 25 counties. The counties under the new advisory are: Suceava, Iasi, Neamt, Bacau, Vaslui, Alba, Arges, Braila, Botosani, Brasov, Buzau, Caras-Severin, Constanta, Covasna, Dambovita, Dolj, Gorj, Galati, Mehedinti, Prahova, Sibiu, Tulcea, Valcea and Vrancea.

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