March 2015

The early warning siren system will be tested in Sofia and 10 other cities on April 1 2015 at 1pm, Bulgaria?s Interior Ministry said. The siren system is intended to alert the public about emergencies such as natural disasters. During the test, sirens will sound, accompanied by voice announcements. The test will take place in […]

The court on Monday jailed Jankovic, a former militiaman for the self-declared wartime Serb Autonomous Region of Krajina (SAO Krajina), for his role in the killing of four civilians and three prisoners of war in the Banovina region of central Croatia, near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, in July 1991. Jankovic was found guilty […]

Managers? outlook on the business climate in Bulgaria improved for a third consecutive month in March, rising by 0.9 percentage points, boosted by increased optimism in the industry and services sectors, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on March 27. The industry indicator was up by 2.3 percentage points in comparison with February 2015, with […]

In an effort to share more ?everyday missions? stories, MNN is using social media to connect with fellow Christ-followers and hear what?s on their hearts. Today, it?s my pleasure to introduce you to Rebecca Jefferson, our very first guest blogger. You can connect with Rebecca and find more of her writings at (Photo courtesy […]

Bidders attending an auction held at the 19th-century Athenee Palace Hotel in Bucharest landmark stumped up a total of 50,000 euro on buying Communist memorabilia, including the cap and Communist Party membership card of the late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. The star lot was the Communist Party card issued to Ceausescu in 1954, which went […]

Cocaine and Faith in the Amazon (Part 1) | VICE News. Mystery odor at Muncie Walmart sends 8 to hospital. (A very obvious case of ?hysteria?.) Albino badger left for dead after love rivals ?chewed his testicles? (but don?t worry, he?s all-white) Why Is Food That Doesn?t Contain Any Grains Labeled ?Gluten-Free?? Pa. mom facing […]

USA (MNN) ? Islamic State is taking lives in the most barbaric ways. Beheading Christians, burning people alive, selling the organs of those they capture, and selling young girls to the highest bidder. Why are they doing this? It?s not because these individuals have offended them, have attacked them, or threatened them. They?re being attacked […]

When the story of Bowe Bergdahl became big news last year, a crass friend of mine told me it was ?gold?cowardly yellow gold.? I’d just written a book that argues that cowardice is an important and overlooked idea, and here was a ballet-dancing fugitive who had slipped away from his unit in Afghanistan under cover […]

The Sofia metro underground railway extension to the airport is to open in early April 2015, according to Stoyan Bratoev, executive director of the company in charge of the metro. Travelling time from the airport to the centre of the city is expected to about 15 minutes. The new line will have four stations: Druzhba, […]

They started coming out the windows at a quarter to five on a bright, sunny spring afternoon. Large bundles of fabric, tossed from a ninth-story window in New York?s Greenwich Village. There was the sound of a muffled explosion and breaking glass, and the smell of smoke. Then the dark dress goods falling and landing […]

It?s been exactly one month since the office of Kamala Harris, the California attorney general, received the $200 filing fee and proposed text for a citizen initiative?the so-called Sodomite Suppression Act?that says “any person who willingly touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification be put to death by bullets to […]

Last week, in an extraordinarily rare moment of bipartisanship, House Republican and Democratic leaders reached an agreement on two big issues: An imment payment cut to Medicare providers and the looming expiration of a program for children’s health insurance. The deal is a quintessential compromise: Democrats get some of what they want, Republicans get some of […]

March 25th, 2015 7:03pm Posted In: Press Notes The European Union is seeking to revive a gas pipeline project from Turkmenistan to Europe and involve European energy companies, an EU diplomat in Turkmenistan said. The Crimea crisis has added urgency to the EU’s search for gas from sources other than Russia, which supplies around a […]

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