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    The war next door
    Mar22

    The war next door

    Mihajlo Junger, Ukraine’s Chargé d’affaires in HungaryPhoto: AntonBendarjevskiy It is just over a year since Russian-leaning Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych fled the country after lengthy and bloody protests in Kiev because he reneged on signing a political and trade deal with the EU. Russia annexed Crimea in March last year and...

    11 new hiking routes lead to hidden treasures of Strandzha
    Mar22

    11 new hiking routes lead to hidden treasures of Strandzha

    The best way to escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life is to go deep into the Strandzha Mountain. In this untouched corner of Bulgaria one can find shady forests and unexpected natural treasures. In recent years, experts from the Strandzha Natural Park have made serious efforts to make the mountain more accessible to tourists. This...

    Putin’s war of attrition: Is Lithuania next?
    Mar22

    Putin’s war of attrition: Is Lithuania next?

    Tensions are running high in Lithuania, over Russia’s involvement?in the Ukrainian ?conflict. And, writes Rageh Omaar, there are growing fears within the former Baltic state that they could become the next targets for Russian aggression …read more Source: The...

    Is this the smoking gun that links Russian separatists to the Malaysia Airlines crash?
    Mar21

    Is this the smoking gun that links Russian separatists to the Malaysia Airlines crash?

    A Dutch journalist may have discovered a smoking gun that links pro-Russian separatists to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash. A metal fragment from the crash site matches a surface-to-air BUK rocket, Dutch broadcaster RTL said on Thursday, supporting a theory that the plane was downed by rebel fighters in eastern Ukraine. The fragment was...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Mar21

    The 20 photographs of the week

    Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu, the dramatic election in Israel, the attack on the Bardo museum in Tunis, the solar eclipse – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    Russia urges France, Germany to prevent Ukrainian ‘provocations’
    Mar21

    Russia urges France, Germany to prevent Ukrainian ‘provocations’

    Russia’s top diplomat has asked for help from Europe in ensuring lasting peace in Ukraine. Sergei Lavrov has also criticized the idea of a Ukrainian vote in the Donbass region. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Two Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attacks in past 24 hours: Kiev military
    Mar21

    Two Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attacks in past 24 hours: Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Two Ukrainian servicemen were killed in rebel attacks in the separatist-minded east of Ukraine in the 24 hours up to Saturday morning despite an agreed ceasefire, the Kiev military said. …read more Source:...

    Russia urges Germany, France to safeguard peace in Ukraine
    Mar21

    Russia urges Germany, France to safeguard peace in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia appealed to Germany and France on Saturday to ensure Kiev does not try to incite violence in east Ukraine to encourage the United States to send Ukrainian forces lethal weapons. …read more Source:...

    Conflict in Ukraine affects Bulgaria’s wine export; Eastern markets open
    Mar21

    Conflict in Ukraine affects Bulgaria’s wine export; Eastern markets open

    In vino, veritas – the ancient Latin saying has it. To put it simple, wine is also one of the most preferred goods on the market today. The end of the AGRA International Agricultural Exhibition and several preceding trade expositions in Paris and Berlin make us talk on Bulgarian wines abroad. This country exported 58 million liters of wine...

    Daily webcast
    Mar21

    Daily webcast

    Welcome to Heartbeat Bulgaria! Our stories this Saturday: · A new episode in the series 80 Years in 80 Weeks, as we go back to 1976 when Rila Monastery was declared national monument of history and culture. We tell you some fascinating details of this holy place. · Next, we discuss how the crisis in Ukraine has affected exports of Bulgarian wines...

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