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Blast in St. Petersburg Metro Kills Dozens

Blast in St. Petersburg Metro Kills Dozens

16:12 | 03.04.2017 | by Standartnews
At least 10 people are reported to have died and many more injured after a blast rocked a metro station in St Petersburg. The metro service said an explosive device was detonated on a train at the Sennaya Ploshchad station in Russia's second city. The entire metro network was shut down in the aftermath of the blast. Photographs from the scene showed a metro train in the station with one set of doors blown out, and a number of people on the ground with injuries. Russian news agencies...
Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan on the escalation of situation in the front line in April, 2016

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan on the escalation of situation in the front line in April, 2016

16:02 | 03.04.2017 | by Standartnews
One year has passed since the April 2016 escalation in the frontline. On April 2, 2016, the armed forces of Armenia increased fighting from their positions in the occupied territories, subjecting the armed forces of Azerbaijan along the line of contact and the adjacent densely populated areas under control of Azerbaijan to intensive fire with heavy artillery and large-caliber weapons. As a result of Armenia's attacks and subsequent hostilities, 34 towns and villages in Azerbaijan were...
Vladimir Putin: Nord Stream 2 will be a successful project

Vladimir Putin: Nord Stream 2 will be a successful project

07:43 | 23.03.2017 | by Standartnews
Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was purely economic and not directed against other countries, as he met the head of German chemicals group BASF, a potential partner in the project. Moscow wants to double the capacity of the existing Nord Stream pipeline, which runs on the Baltic seabed to Germany, in order to bypass Ukraine, a transit route for Russian gas to Europe. However, those plans were met with scepticism in Europe, especially...
Bulgarian Woman Dies in a Snow Storm in the Himalayas

Bulgarian Woman Dies in a Snow Storm in the Himalayas

06:49 | 20.03.2017 | by Standartnews
"A Bulgarian woman died in a snow storm in the Himalayas," India's DNA news agency reported as quoted by Bulgaria's Nova TV. The incident occurred when a group of 130 climbers was caught in a massive snow storm near the Se La mountain pass in India's state of Arunachal Pradesh. An army unit went to rescue the stranded mountaineers and managed to save the rest of the group, including citizens of Japan, Bulgaria and New Zealand. The military said the Bulgarian woman fell into a...
Gazprom, European Commission Reach Amicable Agreement

Gazprom, European Commission Reach Amicable Agreement

07:10 | 15.03.2017 | by Standartnews
"Under Article 9 of the EU's antitrust Regulation 1/2003, if a company breaks such commitments, the Commission can impose a fine of up to 10% of the company's worldwide turnover, without having to prove an infringement of the EU antitrust rules. In a bid to avoid this fine, Gazprom has agreed a draft compromise with Brussels to end a probe into its alleged abuse of market power, bringing the Russian gas giant closer to resolving a long-running European antitrust case without incurring a...
British Parliament Approves Brexit Bill

British Parliament Approves Brexit Bill

09:19 | 14.03.2017 | by Standartnews
Yesterday, Britain's parliament approved the Brexit bill, giving Prime Minister Theresa May the power to begin the proceedings to the leave the European Union. The House of Commons approved the bill several weeks ago, but the House of Lords sought to amend it, inserting a promise that EU citizens living in the UK will be allowed to remain after Britain pulls out of the bloc. They also added a demand that Parliament get a "meaningful" vote on the final deal between Britain and the...
Flights between Bulgaria and Germany Suspended yet again

Flights between Bulgaria and Germany Suspended yet again

08:58 | 14.03.2017 | by Standartnews
Today is the one in a row day of suspended flights between Sofia and Berlin, due to a strike of the ground personnel at the airports in the German capital. Bulgaria's Nova TV has reported that the strike that started Monday morning has been extended. Instead of Friday (March 17th) morning, the strike has now been extended to Wednesday (March 21st). Six hundred flights to and from Berlin were cancelled yesterday.
Russia’s Foreign Minister: CIA can even hack your fridge!

Russia’s Foreign Minister: CIA can even hack your fridge!

07:47 | 10.03.2017 | by Standartnews
"I never bring a mobile phone to meetings where sensitive issues are discussed," Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said, commenting allegations that Russian hackers might have helped Donald Trump win the US Presidential vote. In his words, the WikiLeaks dump of purported U.S. intelligence has highlighted the CIA's reported capability to imitate an electronic trace usually left behind by hackers from other nations. "As far as I have heard, in addition to smartphones and TVs, their...
Vucic, Taci clash over Kosovo army

Vucic, Taci clash over Kosovo army

07:20 | 08.03.2017 | by Standartnews
Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic had a fierce verbal confrontation with Kosovo President Hasim Taci on Tuesday over establishment of a Kosovo army, Standartnews has learned. Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic had a fierce verbal confrontation with Kosovo President Hasim Taci on Tuesday over establishment of a Kosovo army. During a phone conversation, Vucic and Taci took completely opposite positions on the matter. The Serbian PM expressed an opinion that the presence of yet another sovereign army...
France, Germany, Spain, Italy call for a multi-speed Europe

France, Germany, Spain, Italy call for a multi-speed Europe

09:36 | 07.03.2017 | by Standartnews
The leaders of France, Germany, Spain and Italy have called for a European Union which allows groups of member states to advance at their own pace. French President Francois Hollande hosted his counterparts on Monday (March 6th) evening in Versailles, near Paris, to prepare for a larger EU meeting later this week. "Europe must be able to draw the consequences of the Brexit", he said in a joint statement with the other leaders of the European Union's major economies. The leaders said...
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