Physical geography

Heatwave across Turkey continues as mercury rises

Turkey has experienced one of the hottest days of the year over the last week as a heatwave across the country has sparked high temperatures.

When the air temperature exceeded 44 degrees Celsius in İzmir, Muğla and Antalya provinces on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, public beaches, hotels and swimming pools were flooded by residents who wanted to cool off.

Prosecutor orders probe into flooding disaster

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitstotakis speaks with locals on the island of Evia on Monday while surveying the damage caused by flash floods due to heavy rainfall on Sunday. A prosecutor on the island has ordered an investigation to determine whether any person or body can be held responsible for the deaths of eight people, including an infant, due to the floods.

The Weather Today in Bulgaria - June 15th

Today the clouds will be more significant. There will also be short-term precipitation, in the afternoon it may be accompanied by thunder. There will be temporary reductions in the clouds in the hours before noon, mainly over the southwestern half of the country. A light wind will blow. The maximum temperatures will be mostly between 24° and 29°, in Sofia - around 25°. 

The Incredible Woman Who Walked in Space and the First Woman to Reach the Mariana Trench

A former NASA astronaut who was the first American woman to walk in space has become the world's first woman to reach the deepest point on Earth.

36 years after my space walk, I became the first woman to dive to the deepest known spot in the ocean - the Challenger Deep. #WorldOceansDay

— Kathy Sullivan (@AstroKDS) June 9, 2020

Greece-Italy accord sets precedent for broader region, PM says

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday hailed an agreement on maritime boundaries signed between Greece and Italy on Tuesday as a key step in the country's foreign policy.
"[The agreement] acknowledges in the most formal manner that islands have the same sovereign rights as continental land masses," Mitsotakis told Parliament during a debate on education.