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Turkish fighter jets fly over Aegean islet

A pair of Turkish fighter jets entered Athens' flight information region (FIR) on Thursday morning without submitting a flight plan, the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) said.

The two F-16s flew over the islet of Kinaros at 6,000 feet, at 9.37 a.m.
 
The Turkish aircraft were intercepted by Greek jets in line with international rules of engagement.

Driving Instructors Protest

Driving instructors from across the country with more than 400 cars joined a protest on January 14 in the centre of Sofia against a plan for new rules for conducting driver training courses. 

From midday they blocked the traffic on Tsar Osvoboditel bulevrad in the section between Rakovski street and Dondukov boulevard.

There are Over 200 Million Registered Motor Vehicles in China

More than 200 million were the registered motor vehicles in China by the end of 2019, an 8.83% year-on-year increase, the Ministry of Public Security reported.

The number of electric cars reached 3.81 million last year, the ministry said, adding that for the second consecutive year it has exceeded the 1 million mark.

The Russians have over 60 Million Cars

The number of registered vehicles in Russia has reached over 60.5 million vehicles, TASS reported from the press centre of the Russian Interior Ministry.

Statistics show that Russians buy cars most often in the spring and early summer, since then the peak of registrations is then.

Compared to a year earlier, the number of vehicles increased by 1.3%.

Greek F-16s escort US B-52 bomber

A pair of Greek F-16 fighter jets on Friday escorted a US B-52 bomber operating in Syria as they flew over Cyprus, Kathimerini understands.
The three aircraft flew within the Nicosia FIR before parting ways, as the B-52 continued its track eastbound toward Syria. The Greek fighter jets returned to base on Souda Bay in Crete.

No Internal Combustion Engines in Brussels after 2035

Authorities in Brussels have accepted a gradual repeal of access to the city centre to vehicles with internal combustion engines, local media reported.

It is envisaged that all diesel engines will be banned from 2030 and petrol or gas engines will be banned from 2035. Vehicles with internal combustion engines will be completely banned from 2050.

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