Archive for September 16th, 2013

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September 16, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Turkish air force aircraft downed a Syrian helicopter after it violated Turkish airspace, Turkish government vice president Bulent Arinc said. “The helicopter violated Turkey’s airspace by two kilometers. The helicopter […]

What’s On: Raphael painting on exhibition at the National Art Gallery, Sofia

September 16, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

The original of the early 16th century painting Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Raphael is being shown for the first time in Sofia as part of an exhi ...

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras

Samaras seeks end to austerity measures

September 16, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras travels to Brussels Tuesday for talks with top EU officials such as Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, Eur ...

Seventeen people arrested in Skopje for alleged espionage

September 16, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The interior ministry in Macedonia has disclosed an operation code-named “Spy” in which 17 people were arrested on suspicion of espionage. ...

  • Russia’s reaction against gay rights starts in St Petersburg
    September 16, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Russia has become the worldwide target of gay activists for its new law banning “gay propaganda.” St. Petersburg is the birthplace of Russia’s reaction against gay rights. In St. Petersburg, […]

  • Bulgaria’s new school year starts
    September 16, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The bells rang on September 16 2013 to mark the start of the new school year for Bulgaria’s about 755 000 pupils, of whom 63 596 are first-graders. In turn, […]

  • Bulgaria saw strong tourist season in summer 2013
    September 16, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    With the start of the school year in mid-September ending the summer holiday season for all except those taking advantage of late-season discounts, provisional projections of numbers were coming in […]

  • Turkey protests spark clashes with police
    September 16, 2013, by VOANews

    Clashes between anti-government demonstrators and Turkish police continued into the early hours of Monday in Istanbul. Protesters set fire to barricades in the street while police attempted to control the […]