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    Stanimira Petrova qualifies for Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
    Apr16

    Stanimira Petrova qualifies for Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

    Stanimira Petrova qualified for the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after winning the semifinal boxing match against Tetyana Kob from Ukraine at the Olympic qualifier in Samsun (Turkey). Petrova won a convincing victory by points against Kob at the 51 kilogram category contest. All three side referees gave the same result 40:36;...

    The political fallout of Chernobyl is still toxic | Natalie Nougayrède
    Apr16

    The political fallout of Chernobyl is still toxic | Natalie Nougayrède

    Thirty years on, the legacy of the disaster, and of the Soviet Union, continue to blight the regionAt 1.23am on 26 April 1986, reactor no 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear plant blew up, spewing immense amounts of radioactive material into the air. A major event of the 20th century had occurred. The Chernobyl explosion, 30 years ago this month, arguably...

    Chernobyl and the ghosts of a nuclear past
    Apr16

    Chernobyl and the ghosts of a nuclear past

    A Nobel laureate captures the beginning of the “age of disasters”. “This is not a book on Chernobyl,” writes Svetlana Alexievich, “but on the world of Chernobyl.” It is not about what happened on 26 April 1986, when a nuclear reactor exploded near the border between Ukraine and Belarus. It is about an epoch that will last, like the radioactive...

    Bulgaria Seeks Inclusion into Visegrad Group’s Energy Projects
    Apr16

    Bulgaria Seeks Inclusion into Visegrad Group’s Energy Projects

    Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev has said his country is looking for Slovakia’s support for its involvement in energy projects currently developed by the Visegrad Group. Plevneliev has made the comment after a meeting with Slovakian counterpart Andrej Kiska in Bratislava. The Visegrad Group, also known as V4, includes Poland,...

    Russia: NATO Build-Up In Baltic ‘Unjustified’
    Apr16

    Russia: NATO Build-Up In Baltic ‘Unjustified’

    Moscow’s ambassador suggests relations between Russia and the alliance were “very bad” in the wake of the annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: Sky...

    Vladimir Putin’s official 2015 income: About €120,000
    Apr15

    Vladimir Putin’s official 2015 income: About €120,000

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declared income rose by 1 million rubles (€13,000) in 2015 to 8.9 million rubles, or about €120,000, Interfax reported Friday. The leader’s property and earnings declaration included 1500 square meters of land and a 77 square meter apartment, as well as a garage he can use to store his Soviet...

    Being EU Member Guarantees Prosperity, Security – Bulgarian President
    Apr15

    Being EU Member Guarantees Prosperity, Security – Bulgarian President

    According to Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, being a member of the EU is the only only way forward for achieving prosperity, safety and security. Plevneliev wants Bulgaria to be a proud member of the EU and not subordinate to one of the world powers. The Bulgarian president said this in an interview for Euronews broadcasted on Thursday. The...

    Bulgarian President: Being EU Member Guarantees Prosperity, Security
    Apr15

    Bulgarian President: Being EU Member Guarantees Prosperity, Security

    According to Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, being a member of the EU is the only only way forward for achieving prosperity, safety and security. Plevneliev wants Bulgaria to be a proud member of the EU and not subordinate to one of the world powers. The Bulgarian president said this in an interview for Euronews broadcasted on Thursday. The...

    OSCE warns of intensified fighting in Ukraine’s separatist east
    Apr15

    OSCE warns of intensified fighting in Ukraine’s separatist east

    KIEV (Reuters) – Fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government troops has increased sharply in eastern Ukraine in defiance of calls to observe a year-old peace agreement, the head of an international monitoring mission said on Friday. …read more Source:...

    OPINION:  Wake Up! We Need Statesman and Values but We Get Selfish Politicians and Cynicsm..
    Apr15

    OPINION: Wake Up! We Need Statesman and Values but We Get Selfish Politicians and Cynicsm..

    Roberto Savio, IPS news agency founder and president emeritus and publisher of Other NewsBy Roberto SavioROME, Apr 15 2016 (IPS)A total indifference has accompanied the number of refugees injured by Macedonian police in Idomeni, where more than 12 000 people, including 4 000 children have been trapped, since Austria asked Macedonia, Serbia,...

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