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Another Powerful Earthquake with Different Epicenter Rocks Greece

05.03.2021 / 18:45

A new earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale shook central Greece at 20:38 on Thursday.

The epicenter was near the town of Elassona, which was hit on Wednesday by an earthquake measuring 6.0.

The National Observatory of Athens’ Institute of Geodynamics reported that the new quake’s...

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In Iraq Pope Francis Calls for End to Violence and Extremism

Pope Francis
05.03.2021 / 18:30

Pope Francis has called for an end to violence and extremism, on the first ever papal visit to Iraq.

In a speech after being welcomed by Iraqi President Barham Salih, Pope Francis said he was very pleased to come to Iraq, which he described as the "cradle of civilisation".

The pontiff...

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US Senators: Corruption Sours Our Relations with Bulgaria

05.03.2021 / 14:42

Persistent corruption, restricted media freedom, the politicization of the judiciary, as well as other threats to the rule of law pose serious challenges to bilateral relations between the United States and Bulgaria.

This was written in a joint statement by the US senators from the Foreign Policy...

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North Macedonia's Foreign Minister says Bulgarians could be mentioned in Macedonian Constitution

Foreign Minister of North Macedonia Bujar Osmani
05.03.2021 / 12:23

North Macedonia's Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said that if such a thing mattered to Bulgarians, he would not mind the Constitution of North Macedonia explicitly to mention them as part of the country's other ethnic groups.

"Bulgarians in Macedonia should feel like completely free citizens...

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Germany Extends Lockdown Till 28 March, Eases Restrictions Stepwise

Angela Merkel
04.03.2021 / 10:54

Germany's coronavirus lockdown will be extended until 28 March, but Chancellor Angela Merkel and state premiers have agreed to options for opening up depending on infection rates, dpa reported. After hours of negotiations on Wednesday, they agreed to a step-by-step reopening strategy with emergency...

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Three Bulgarians detained in operation against drug trafficking near South Africa

03.03.2021 / 17:20

Three Bulgarians were detained on a fishing vessel off the coast of South Africa. They were charged with dealing in a large quantity of cocaine, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.

On March 2, local media informed that a large consignment of cocaine worth nearly USD 40 million was...

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Strong Earthquake Rocks Central Greece

03.03.2021 / 15:01

An earthquake was registered in central Greece today around 12 p.m. The epicenter of the quake was near the town of Larissa.

The Institute of Geophysics told BNR that the epicenter was at a depth of 10 km. The tremor was felt in many places in Bulgaria, including Kardzhali, Plovdiv and in Sofia...

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US President Vows: By June Each American Will Be Vaccinated

Joe Biden
03.03.2021 / 12:06

President Joe Biden said Tuesday the United States would have sufficient vaccine supply by the end of May to inoculate the entire US adult population.

"We're now on track to have enough vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May," said Biden -- who had previously...

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WHO: Number of New Coronavirus Infections Globally Rose for First Time in Seven Weeks

Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus
02.03.2021 / 10:59

World Health Organisation reports a worrying trend: the number of new cases of coronavirus around the world is increasing again, for the first time in seven weeks.

The organization's director general urged individual countries not to ease restrictions yet and warned that the virus would begin to...

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Czech Government Declared a New State of Emergency

27.02.2021 / 17:53

The Czech government on Friday evening declared a new state of emergency that will start from Saturday and last 30 days until March 28.

In the past weeks, coronavirus infections in the country continued to increase, with 14,457 new cases confirmed in the past 24 hours. To date, the country has...

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