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Wheat falls 1.3 pct, corn down as Black Sea grain deal extended

Chicago wheat and corn futures slid yesterday, with prices under pressure after a deal to export grains from war-torn Ukraine was extended over the weekend, easing some of the concerns over global supply.

Soybeans ticked lower on ample supplies from newly harvested record crop in Brazil.

Dendias, Cavusoglu announce mutual support for international body bids

Following a meeting between Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Brussels, the two men announced that Ankara will vote for Greece's candidacy in the elections for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, while Athens will support Turkey for general-secretary of the International Maritime Organization.

Drecun: Progress made in Ohrid, traps of EU proposal avoided

BELGRADE - The head of the Serbian parliamentary committee on Kosovo-Metohija Milovan Drecun said on Monday an Ohrid agreement on an implementation plan in the Belgrade-Pristina talks averted the danger of Belgrade recognising the false state of Kosovo in any way and agreeing to its UN membership.

Canada makes immigration easier for Turks, Syrians

Canada on March 18 moved to ease immigration for Turkish and Syrian citizens already in the country, a month after an earthquake killed more than 50,000 people in the two countries.

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake on February 6 killed more than 45,000 people in Türkiye and thousands more in neighboring Syria, and devastated hundreds of thousands of buildings.

By 2050: The Population in 61 countries, including Bulgaria, will Decrease

The world population reached 8 billion already at the end of last year. The UN predicts that between 2050 and 2060 there will be 10 billion people on the planet. After that, experts predict a decline or stagnation of the population. The fastest-growing population is in the poorest countries. In Bulgaria, as everywhere in Europe, the trend is downward.

Vucic: Serbia ready to work on implementation up to its red lines

BELGRADE - In a public address following Saturday's round of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue in Ohrid, North Macedonia, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that, as everywhere else, he had spoken there about Serbia's red lines concerning its opposition to a recognition of the so-called Kosovo and the territory's admission to the UN.

EU to hold donors’ conference for quake-hit Türkiye, Syria

A donors' conference to be jointly organized by the EU Commission and EU's term president, Sweden, will be launched on March 20 in Brussels to get pledges from the international institutions, financial bodies, countries and other relevant institutions for Türkiye and Syria, which have been severely hit by the earthquakes of Feb. 6.