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Short-term foreign debt stock at $120.4B

Turkey's short-term external debt stock amounted to $120.4 billion at the end of May, the country's Central Bank revealed on July 18.

The Month of the Perseids Begins

From July 17th every year begins the activity of the most intense meteor shower in the summer months. Perseids are expected to offer 1-2 falling stars per minute during their peak between August 10 and August 15.

Prank call briefly shuts down two Athens metro stations

Authorities on Thursday morning briefly shut down the Egaleo and Aghia Marina stations on the Athens metro after a bomb threat was called in.
Police officers who rushed at the scene said that no evidence of an explosive device was found.
Train services on Line 3 resumed shortly after authorities gave the green light.

Mitsotakis thanks Karamanlis for support

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (l) received former conservative premier Costas Karamanlis at the Maximos Mansion in Athens on Wednesday. Later in the day, Mitsotakis visited the Defense Ministry where he praised Greece's armed forces for being "in a state of full operational readiness." [Intime News]

7 Years Since the Sarafovo Airport Attack in Burgas

Seven years have passed since the Sarafovo Airport bomb attack in Burgas, reported BGNES.

In the terrorist attack in 2012, five Israelis and one Bulgarian citizen were killed.

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The United States Excludes Turkey From the F-35 Program

Turkey's decision to purchase the Russian C-400 missile systems makes it impossible for the country to participate in the F-35 Fifth-generation US fighter plan. This was said in a written statement by the White House.

Bulgarians Mark 182 Years Since the Birth of Vasil Levski

Bulgaria marks the 182th anniversary of Vasil Levski's birthday. The center of the celebrations will again be Karlovo, the native town of the Apostle of Freedom.
In front of the monuments of Levski in the country wreaths and flowers will be placed. A number of different events are planned for the anniversary of the birth of Levski.

Suspected arson in Japan anime studio leaves up to 13 dead

A man burst into an animation production studio in Kyoto and set it on fire early on July 18, killing one person, leaving 12 others presumed dead and a dozen possibly trapped inside.

Pilot injured as small aircraft clashes near Grevena

One man was lightly injured on Thursday morning when the single engine Cessna he was piloting made an emergency landing at a rural road near the town of Grevena, western Macedonia.
The aircraft, which had taken off from Corfu and was heading to Thessaloniki, also had two passengers on board who emerged unharmed from the accident.

US replacing troops in Syria with mercenaries: Russia

The U.S. Central Command is replacing some of its regular troops in northern Syria with employees of private military companies (PMCs), Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Jul7 17 at a news conference in Moscow.       

Trump fires up base as impeachment bid blocked in Congress

A fired-up Donald Trump took aim once more at Democratic lawmakers who "hate" America as he hit the campaign trail on July 17, hours after an opposition bid to impeach the U.S. president over "racist" attacks was shot down in Congress.    

Endangered vulture moved to Serbia

Turkish Cargo, a division of national flag-carrier Turkish Airlines, carried an endangered griffon vulture to Serbia from Turkey, the company said on July 17.

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