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Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Turns 80

Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Turns 80

09:42 | 16.06.2017 | by редактор
(Sofia June 16, 2017) Bulgaria's last Tsar and former Prime Minister, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha turns 80 today. He is receiving nobles and dignitaries from all over Europe at the Vrana Residency, along with representatives of Bulgaria's state administration, politicians and celebrities. Most importantly, he will be surrounded by his big family and "all the King's men" from the Saxe-Cobug-Gotha Cabinet that was at the healm of the country from 2001 to 2005.
Firefighters battle inferno in West London residential tower

Firefighters battle inferno in West London residential tower

09:43 | 14.06.2017 | by Standartnews
Firefighters and emergency crews were working frantically Wednesday to save lives and battle a massive fire that engulfed a 27-story tower block in west London. The London mayor declared a "major incident" after the blaze tore through Grenfell Tower in North Kensington at about 1.a.m local time. More than 200 firefighters and 20 ambulance crews were at the scene. At least 30 people were taken to five London hospitals but it was not clear how many were still trapped. There were fears...
Missing Bulgarian Student Found Dead in Ukraine

Missing Bulgarian Student Found Dead in Ukraine

11:59 | 13.06.2017 | by Standartnews
Yesterday, Bulgarian Student Elya Dishli from the village of Ezerche near Razgrad, was found dead in the outskirts of the Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk, where she had been studying dentistry. The young woman was reported missing on June 1st and she was last seen alive with her boyfriend, who is from Turkmenistan. The sad news has been reported by local media. Her brother, Osman Dishli, who works as a dentist in Razgrad, set off for Ukraine as soon as he heard that his sister had...
Russia cuts its contribution to PACE by One Third

Russia cuts its contribution to PACE by One Third

15:34 | 06.06.2017 | by Standartnews
Russia has cut its contribution to t the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) by one third or 11 million euros, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin told reporters on Tuesday. "We have frozen the payment transactions," Volodin said, noting that both Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had earlier spoken about the plan. "During the year the funding is allocated in stages, and one third of the sum left for the year-end is...
Bulgarian National Injured in Latest Terror Attack in London

Bulgarian National Injured in Latest Terror Attack in London

17:22 | 05.06.2017 | by Standartnews
A Bulgarian national has been injured in the June 3rd terror attack on London Bridge, when a van mowed down pedestrians leaving seven dead bodies. Now, the injured man is receiving medical treatment in a local hospital. The information has been released by the Bulgarian Embassy in the UK, quoting Foreign Office. Bulgaria's Ambassador in the UK, Konstantin Dimitrov, has requested to visit the recovering man at the hospital. A Bulgarian woman is believed to have also been injured in...
Serial baby killer scheduled for freedom in Texas

Serial baby killer scheduled for freedom in Texas

07:31 | 28.05.2017 | by редактор
Genene Jones, believed responsible for killing more than forty newborns at several hospitals in Kerrville and San Antonio, Texas, was sentenced to 99 years in 1985. Now, she is scheduled to get out for good behavior. Jones, now 64, was sentenced in 1985 for killing a 15-month-old girl. She later was convicted in another attempted homicide and sentenced to a concurrent 60-year term. Prosecutors now believe she may have been responsible for the deaths of more than 40 infants at...
Merkel: Germany will withdraw all its soldiers from Turkey

Merkel: Germany will withdraw all its soldiers from Turkey

09:00 | 19.05.2017 | by Standartnews
Berlin is planning to withdraw all of its troops from Turkey, following Ankara's refusal to grant German parliament members permission to visit staff serving on a Turkish air base, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. Turkey has denied German lawmakers access to the the Incirlik air base, where German soliers are serving in a NATO mission targeting Isis in Syria. Ms Merkel emphasized it was "essential" that Germany's defence committee is able to visit the near 270 troops stationed at the...
Small Jet Crashes in NY

Small Jet Crashes in NY

07:59 | 16.05.2017 | by Standartnews
A small private jet with only two crewmembers onboard crashed near New York City yesterday. The news was first reported by Fox News. Reportedly, the Learjet 35-A was trying to land atTeterboro Airport in New Jersey, when it crashed into a warehouse causing a massive fireball. The two crewmembers have been confirmed dead. The fire quickly spread on several motor vehicles parked nearby. The Learjet 35A, a twin-engine jet often used for business or personal travel, crashed at 3:30 p.m....
Macedonia President Denies Zaev Right to Form Govt

Macedonia President Denies Zaev Right to Form Govt

07:57 | 12.05.2017 | by Standartnews
Macedonia's President has refused to award a mandate to form a government to the opposition leader Zoran Zaev. Macedonia's President has refused to give Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev a mandate to form a government, despite his majority in parliament, claiming he had the potential to "destroy the country" by accepting the demands of the country's ethnic Albanian parties. "The constitution and my conscience forbid me from extending a mandate to anyone who destroys the sovereignty and...
Zoran Zaev: Bulgarians and Macedonians Are Brothers

Zoran Zaev: Bulgarians and Macedonians Are Brothers

07:08 | 03.05.2017 | by Standartnews
For us, the Macedonian people, our Bulgarian neighbors are like brothers. All that we want is peace and normal living. In my capacity of a potential mandate-carrier, I'd like to pass my kindest regards to Bulgaria on behalf of my compatriots. Macedonia wants to be a full member of the NATO and the EU, one day. This can happen through intense cooperation with Bulgaria," said Zoran Zaev, Leader of the Social Democratic Union, as quoted by BGNES. "The republic of Macedonia will never be a...
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