Bulgaria's Anti-corruption Commission Terminates Proceedings Against EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

Bulgaria's anti-corruption commission (the Commission for Countering Corruption and Forfeiture of Illegally Acquired Property) made a decision on 26 June to terminate the proceedings against EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel. The commission was tipped off that Mariya Gabriel rented a municipal housing for BGN 400, and the contract was signed in October 2010 while she was a MEP.

Seeking a miracle on Pakistan's Qur'an mountain

A businessman is hoping to navigate the tricky business of recycling Qur'ans in Pakistan as any purported desecration of Islam's holy text could lead to the most severe of penalties Deep inside the dry, biscuit-colored mountains surrounding Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta lies an unexpected treasure: a honeycomb of tunnels bursting with cases of Qur'ans, hidden safe from desecration.

Dragnea: We decided to hold PSD Council meeting despite floods for such events to no longer occur

Executive chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Deputy PM Liviu Dragnea, said on Tuesday in Craiova, in the opening of the party's National Council meeting, that PSD chairman Victor Ponta decided to hold the event despite flooding incidents in several counties precisely for such events to never occur again.