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    Bulgaria Ranks 46th in Bloomberg’s Healthcare System Index
    Sep29

    Bulgaria Ranks 46th in Bloomberg’s Healthcare System Index

    Bulgaria is among the countries with the least efficient healthcare systems in the world, data published by Bloomberg shows.Out of 55 countries studied by the Bloomberg index, Bulgaria has dropped by three spots compared to its results in 2009 (the index ranks countries as of 2014).Two years ago it had the 46th most efficient healthcare system,...

    How Putin’s Syria gamble has paid off | Oleg Kashin
    Sep29

    How Putin’s Syria gamble has paid off | Oleg Kashin

    One of Russia’s most prominent journalists argues the protracted conflict has been a gift to the president whose expansionism in Ukraine had left his country weakened• Read a version of this article in RussianIn a famous poem by the writer Yevgeny Yevtushenko, an ant crawling on the face of a Russian soldier killed in Afghanistan asks the...

    Debate: New findings on downing of MH17
    Sep29

    Debate: New findings on downing of MH17

    Just over two years after Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine international investigators published their latest findings on Wednesday, according to which the plane was hit by a Buk missile fired by a rocket launcher brought from Russia into the rebel area. Many commentators see this as confirmation of the long held suspicion that...

    Babyn Yar: Ukraine’s dark anniversary
    Sep29

    Babyn Yar: Ukraine’s dark anniversary

    Ukrainian officials have organized several events to mark the anniversary of the Babyn Yar massacres. Seventy-five years ago, Nazi forces rounded up and shot around 34,000 Jewish residents of Kyiv. David Stern reports. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 29 Sep 2016
    Sep29

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 29 Sep 2016

    Obama warns 9/11 bill is a ‘mistake’ US president Barack Obama has warned that the decision by Congress to override his veto of a bill which will allow Americans to sue nations for acts of terrorism – opening the gates to litigation against Saudi Arabia over the 9/11 attrocity – is a mistake. Obama said the bill would set...

    MH17 was downed by Russian Buk missile
    Sep29

    MH17 was downed by Russian Buk missile

    The mystery surrounding the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may have been resolved. After a two-year criminal probe, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has compliled an interim report which indicates that flight MH17 that crashed in eastern Ukraine in July 2014 was shot down by a Russian Buk missile. It’s based on social media posts,...

    IAEA, WANO Moscow Center hosting joint seminar in Belarus
    Sep29

    IAEA, WANO Moscow Center hosting joint seminar in Belarus

    Attending the event are representatives of the WANO Moscow Center and the state enterprise Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant, experts from Slovakia, Iran, the United States, Ukraine, Russia, and Bulgaria. …read more Source:...

    Russia rejects report into downing of MH17 as “biased”
    Sep29

    Russia rejects report into downing of MH17 as “biased”

    Russia rejects MH17 report as “biased” JIT has “ignored evidence” Moscow denies any involvement Russia has firmly dismissed a report into the 2014 downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, call …read more Source:...

    Hungarian hole in the Schengen fence
    Sep29

    Hungarian hole in the Schengen fence

    When Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán talks about migrants, he doesn’t usually mince words — unless, that is, they have money. Orbán has made fighting migration his signature policy stance, calling a referendum on the EU’s controversial quota scheme for the relocation of refugees and demanding “total control” over the...

    MH17 ‘killers’ will be brought to justice, says Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull
    Sep29

    MH17 ‘killers’ will be brought to justice, says Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull

    Turnbull says Australia will continue to pursue Russia after two-year investigation found Malaysian Airlines plane was downed by missile from RussiaAustralia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has vowed “the killers” who downed Malaysia Airlines MH17 with a Russian missile in 2014 will be brought to justice.A two-year investigation found...

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