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Western Europeans can expect to live nearly a decade longer than their Eastern counterparts

Mediterranean countries are living up to longevity stereotypes in this week's report (pdf) on life expectancy from the European Commission. Spain and Italy came top of the ranking with an average life expectancy at birth of 83.3 and 83.2 respectively. The 2016 Health at a Glance report found that li

QUARTZ - 2017-11-25 03:00:35

Shaky starts for Greece, Russia in World Cup qualifying

There were some big upsets in Europe as qualifiers for the FIBA World Cup continued on Friday, with Russia and Croatia suffering shock defeats. The European qualifiers were greatly affected by the unavailability of players from the NBA and Euroleague, with depleted Greek and Finnish teams also strug

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-25 03:25:56

Waitress denies being 'woman in purple' at centre of Madeleine McCann investigation

A waitress has reportedly denied being the so-called 'woman in purple' at the centre of the investigation into missing Madeleine McCann. The woman was spotted on the evening Maddie disappeared from her parents' holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007 and recently was claimed by a crimin

YAHOO! - 2017-11-24 09:35:58

Nets stash Vezenkov plays well in FIBA Qualifiers but Bulgaria loses

Nets second round pick Aleksandar Vezenkov, who hasn't played for F.C. Barcelona in two weeks, got some time off this weekend to play for the Bulgarian national team in the FIBA World Cup qualfiers. He played well, but a big comeback by the green-and-red failed to get the job done and Bulgaria lost

NETSDAILY.COM - 2017-11-24 21:43:23

International Artist Feature: Bulgaria

Welcome back to our International Artist Series! Today we're catching up with seven amazing artists from Bulgaria, the beautiful country west of the Black Sea. I asked each artist how their country and culture inspired their work, and they delivered great responses.Trifon Andreev Trifon is a self-t

PHOTO & VIDEO TUTS+ - 2017-11-24 13:59:55

Bulgaria Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Statistics and Analyses 2017 - Research and Markets

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Bulgaria's telecommunications market. The report analyses the fixed-line, mobile and broadband sectors. Subjects Include: Market and industry analyses, trends and developments; Facts, figures and statistics; Industry and

BROADWAY WORLD - 2017-11-24 14:15:24

Fibank Implements the Second Technology Wave With Mea Token Platform

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MeaWallet A/S ("MeaWallet"), part of Seamless Distribution AB ("Seamless"), has signed an agreement with First Investment Bank AD in Bulgaria for delivery of the Mea Token Platform. In the spring of 2016, First Investment Bank AD was the first Bulgarian bank

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-24 09:14:00

Lithuania's Maxima plans to buy Poland's Emperia for around $338 million

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish retail group Emperia EMP.WA said Lithuania's Maxima Grupe will announce a tender on Friday to buy all of Emperia's shares for at least 100 zlotys each, valuing the potential deal at around 1.2 billion zlotys ($337.96 million). The investment agreement was signed on Thursda

REUTERS - 2017-11-24 06:56:56

Gerard Butler Adopts New Dog -- See the Cuddly Pic!

Provided by ETOnline Gerard Butler has a new four-legged friend in his life! The 48-year-old actor took to Instagram on Wednesday to reveal the new dog he adopted while filming in Bulgaria. "Thankful for a new wee doggie in my life. She was a stray while I was filming up a mountain in Bulgaria. St


Early Iron Age, Late Roman Settlement with Bi-ritual Necropolis Discovered in Rescue Digs in Southwest Bulgaria

A large settlement which was inhabited during the Early Iron Age (ca. 1,000 BC), possibly by Ancient Thracians, and then again in the Late Roman period (2nd-4th century AD), has been discovered and fully explored in rescue excavations near the town of Moshtanets, Blagoevgrad District, in Southwest B


Polish PM’s French charm offensive

WARSAW — Poland’s Beata Szydło and France’s Emmanuel Macron attempted to bury the hatchet in a meeting on Paris on Thursday amid talk of a new Polish deal for French submarines. The French president has been a vocal critic of Szydło’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) and the pair have clashed publ

POLITICO.EU - 2017-11-23 18:34:06

New Europe 100: eastern Europe's emerging technology stars

The 2017 New Europe 100 is the fourth annual list of central and eastern Europe's brightest and best citizens who are changing the region's societies, politics or business environments and displaying fresh approaches to prevailing problems. The aim is to raise the profile of the changemakers in emer


Saudi Arabia

Edgardo Bauza managed just five friendlies as Saudi Arabia boss. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- World Cup-bound Saudi Arabia have sacked coach Edgardo Bauza nine days before the draw. The Saudi Arabia Football Federation announced the Argentine coach's exit after only five friendlies in charge. The team lo


Bulgaria, Macedonia to do feasibility study on gas link

SOFIA, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Balkan neighbours Bulgaria and Macedonia are to do a feasibility study on a new natural gas link to boost security of supplies and reduce their reliance on Russian gas. Bulgaria, which still gets over 95 percent of its gas from Russia's Gazprom, has already opened a gas li

REUTERS UK - 2017-11-23 13:39:53

Giving kids a life: Providence-based nonprofit brings critical aid to Bulgarian orphans

As the holiday season begins, it is hard to imagine a world where babies lie silent in their cribs - crying fails to bring comfort, so they simply extend a tiny hand with pleading eyes to anyone who walks by. Deborah Dushku Brailsford does not have to leave this heart-wrenching view to the imaginati

HERALD-JOURNAL - 2017-11-23 23:25:00

EU proposes 2018 Black Sea fishing quotas

Ahead of the December Fisheries Council, where European Union member states will agree fishing quotas for 2018, the EU Commission has tabled its proposal on catch limits and quotas for the Black Sea, following adoption of the first-ever multi-annual management plan for the region. The proposal, whic


The Finnish Minister of Sports intervenes for Salin to join the NT

The Sports Minister of Finland, Sampo Terho, has sent a letter to Unicaja asking them to "release" Sasu Salin for the 2019 World Cup Qualifiers November games. However, the first game of the Finnish squad (vs Bulgaria) coincides with the Unicaja-CSKA Moscow game this Friday, so it is unlikely that


Barcelona permits Vezenkov to join Bulgaria

After releasing Rodions Kurucs, Barcelona has given permission to Aleksandar Vezenkov to join the Bulgarian national team, as Mundo Deportivo reports. Vezenkov will thus participate in the Bulgarian team's games during the upcoming clashes against Finland and Iceland in November's Window. The intern


Bulgarian Tourism Ministry, Sofia Varsity to sign cooperation agreement

The Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism and the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" are poised to sign a cooperation agreement in the field of tourism. This was announced at a working meeting between the Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova and the Rector of the University Prof. Atanas Gerdzhikov, w


Bauza sacked as Saudi Arabia coach

AFP After just five matches in charge of the Saudi Arabia national team, the Saudi Arabia Football Federation announced that they have sacked head coach Edgardo Bauza. The Argentinian replaced Bert van Marwijk just over two months ago but the country's Member Association have decided to go in a d