Archive for August, 2015

  • Migrants rush past police into Macedonia
    August 23, 2015, by VOANews

    Thousands of migrants on Saturday rushed past baton-wielding Macedonian police who attempted to block them from entering the country from Greece. Police fired stun grenades and several people were injured […]

  • More uncertainty as Greece faces new vote
    August 21, 2015, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    Europeans have offered a mixed reaction to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ resignation and call for new elections. Some analysts and politicians are cautiously upbeat, but many investors are wary […]

  • Erdogan to call snap election amid Kurdish tensions
    August 21, 2015, by VOANews

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Friday he would call snap elections after the failure of coalition talks and a rise in tensions over military action against Kurdish rebels. Prime […]

  • Macedonian riot police crack down on migrants at border
    August 21, 2015, by VOANews

    Macedonian riot police have cracked down on angry crowds of migrants stranded in a no-man’s land at the border with Greece, where thousands have been waiting for passage since Macedonia […]

  • Greek lawmakers break from ruling party
    August 21, 2015, by VOANews

    Far-left members of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ ruling Syriza party have broken off to form their own party, after unsuccessfully trying to block passage of a $95 billion bailout […]

  • Bulgaria asks Serbia for clarity on Dačić views on migrants
    August 21, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The Bulgarian embassy in Belgrade has asked the Serbian foreign ministry for clarification regarding an interview given by Serbian foreign minister Ivica Dačić to Belgrade’s Danas newspaper, the Foreign Ministry […]

  • July 2015 hottest ever recorded
    August 21, 2015, by VOANews

    If the weather seems warmer to you this year, you are not imagining it. US weather experts say this past July was the hottest month ever recorded and that 2015 […]

  • Dimitrov stumbles against Murray in Cincinnati
    August 21, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Grigor Dimitrov’s disappointing season continued with a third-round exit at the Cincinnati Masters, losing to world number two Andy Murray 6-4, 6-7, 5-7 despite going two breaks up in each […]

  • Two dead as storms, heavy rain hit parts of Bulgaria
    August 20, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    A man died after being hit by a falling tree in Plovdiv and another was killed when lightning set his house alight in the Plovdiv region village of Kostievo on […]