September 21, 2023

UK prosecutors authorise charges against five people suspected of spying for Russia

Three men and two women accused of ‘conspiring to collect information intended to be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy’Five Bulgarians living in the UK have been charged by the Crown Prosecution Service, accused of being engaged in a conspiracy to spy for Russia between August 2020 and February this year.The three men and two women, aged between 29 and 45, are, the CPS said, accused of “conspiring to collect information intended to be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy”. Continue reading...
September 18, 2023

Russia-Ukraine war live: Ukraine retakes key village near Bakhmut; reports of blast at government HQ in Russian-held Donetsk

Zelenskiy praises troops after retaking strategically important Klishchiivka; Russian-installed mayor says Donetsk under fireWhat we know on day 572 of the invasionSuspilne, Ukraine's state broadcaster, reports that the regional authority in Kherson has recorded one person killed and another injured after an overnight Russian attack on residential buildings in the village of Mykolaivka in the region.Bulgaria’s defence ministry said on Monday it had sent a special unit to inspect and deactivate a drone carrying explosives which landed on Sunday evening in the Black Sea town of Tyulenovo. Continue reading...
September 6, 2023

Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria hit by fatal flash floods

At least 11 people dead across three countries as torrential rainstorms cause severe damage to buildings, roads and bridgesAt least 11 people have died in Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria as flash floods from torrential rainstorms turned rivers into torrents, swept away bridges and inundated streets, homes and public buildings.Greece’s climate crisis and civil protection minister, Vassilis Kikilias, said after an emergency cabinet meeting: “This is the most extreme phenomenon in terms of the maximum amount of rain in a 24-hour period since records began in the country.” Continue reading...
September 5, 2023

Incoming EU innovation chief vows to sharpen Europe's competitive edge

Iliana Ivanova, Bulgaria's designated European Commissioner, vowed to put the European Union "back in the race" for global leadership in new technologies as she delivered her bid to lead the bloc's innovation and research portfolio.
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