Oldest person in the world dies, aged 116

The eldest human in the world (with proof) Jeralean Talley passed away, in Michigan, 26 days after celebrating her 116th birthday, according to a family representative.


Talley was born on May 23, 1899 in Georgia and was the oldest person in the world with verified records, after Gertrude Weaver’s death in April.



Bulgaria's President Reaffirms Commitment to EU Mission in Georgia

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev visited the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM) and met with EUMM Head K?stutis Jankauskas and with Bulgarian observers participating in the EUMM on Wednesday.

Plevneliev made clear that Bulgaria was in favor of a strong presence of the EUMM in the country.

Half of live dolphins caught in Japan exported despite hunt outcry

About half of live dolphins caught in the Japanese coastal town of Taiji were exported to China and other countries despite global criticism of the hunting technique used, a news report has said.

The so-called "drive hunt" method has been criticized overseas as cruel and Japanese zoos and aquariums were recently forced to vow not to buy animals caught with the controversial fishing.

Mykola Baltazhy: Failed Reform Would Be No Smaller Threat to Ukraine than Russia

Novinite has asked the ambassadors of the six Eastern Partnership countries working with the EU to boost ties to comment on the outcome of the May 22 Riga Summit, EU membership prospects and whether Bulgaria could play any role in their European integration.

Below is our interview with H.E. Mykola Baltazhy, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Bulgaria.