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  • EU alarmed by anti-LGBTIQ riot in Georgia [Caucasus]

    07/07/2021 6:48:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 6 Jul 2021 07:13 | Andrew Rettman
    Most EU countries, including Hungary, have voiced solidarity with LGBTIQ protesters in Georgia after a violent mob halted their Pride march on Monday (4 July). “We condemn today’s violent attacks on the civic activists, community members, and journalists, as well as the failure of the government leaders and religious officials to condemn this violence,” the EU states’ embassies in Tbilisi said in a joint statement. “Participation in peaceful gatherings is a human right guaranteed by Georgia’s constitution. Violence is simply unacceptable and cannot be excused,” they also said. And they called on those who incited or carried out hate-crimes to...
  • US Soldiers Accidentally Invade Factory During Training Snafu

    06/03/2021 8:51:20 AM PDT · by Rio · 70 replies ^ | 6/3/2021 | Eric Sorensen
    The US Military is under fire after a training incident gone awry. According to a recent report, a group of soldiers were engaged in a training exercise in Bulgaria when a mistake sent them off course. The group was assigned the task of clearing and securing multiple structures on the US airbase in Cheshnigirovo when they inadvertently strayed from the designated area and onto private property. Task and Purpose said the soldiers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade then accidentally stormed the operating factory next door, seizing and clearing the premises of the company’s bewildered and, no doubt, terrified employees. Some...
  • Slab with Marching Ancient Greek Warriors Discovered at Apollo Temples on Ancient Black Sea Island in Bulgaria’s

    04/05/2021 12:07:25 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Archaeology in Bulgaria ^ | March 28, 2021 | Ivan Dikov (ouch!)
    A 2,500-year-old slab, a relief depicting marching Ancient Greek warriors, or hoplites, has been discovered among other finds in the recent archaeological excavations of two temples of ancient god Apollo on the St. Cyricus Island, today a peninsula, in the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Sozopol.The newly discovered slab with Ancient Greek warriors, or hoplites, appears to a piece of a larger depiction, other parts of which were discovered during digs in 2018 and 2019 in the zone of the two temples of deity Apollo Iatros ("The Healer") – one from the Late Archaic period and one from the Early...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 4/4/2021 Easter Newsdump Weekend Israel Coup Plot Connection Jordan

    04/04/2021 9:30:25 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/4/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Do vaccinated people end up: "getting infected more"? That question is on the table among other matters for Israel's coronavirus "czar"... The coronavuirus passport plan for the United Kingdom is being rolled out to be used for sports events, other large events and nightclubs.... President Trump calling for a boycott of Major League Baseball and corporations like Coca-Cola and Delta that have come out in opposition to the new election laws passed in Georgia... (Story Updated) A Jordanian official is saying that a former Israeli intelligence agent offered to help the wife of Jordan's Prince Hamza bin Hussein leave the...
  • Bulgaria busts counterfeit gang that used fake passport of Sylvester Stallone as sample

    02/01/2021 12:03:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JANUARY 31, 2021
    Bulgarian authorities have busted a counterfeit gang that promoted the quality of its illegal documents and banknotes by showing a fake Bulgarian passport bearing the picture of US actor Sylvester Stallone. Prosecutors on Friday (Jan 29) charged four Bulgarians suspected of belonging to an organised crime ring making and distributing the fake Bulgarian documents and counterfeit US dollar and euro bills in the Balkan country. The four were arrested after printing presses and equipment for the production of counterfeit banknotes and documents were found following searches at 30 locations across Bulgaria in a joint operation with Europol and the US...
  • Bulgarian Professor and Cardiologist Ivo Petrov: Ivermectin Plays The Role of A Live Vaccine Against Covid-19

    12/31/2020 10:14:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies ^ | 12/24/2020
    Bulgarian cardiologist Prof. Ivo Petrov is of the opinion that thanks to vaccines, billions of people will be saved. He was adamant that the benefits of vaccines are by far more important than the risks. According to the professor, doctors should be vaccinated because that would be responsible behavior. "The total number of people cured and those who have received some immunity plus those who have been vaccinated will break the chain of infection," the cardiologist added. He is convinced that no regulatory body will allow people to get a vaccine that endangers their health and lives. Petrov also commented...
  • Gold Earring from Egypt's Fayum Mummy Portraits Discovered in Roman City Deultum in Southeast Bulgaria

    10/19/2020 1:18:20 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Archaeology in Bulgaria. and Beyond ^ | October 6, 2020 | Ivan Dikov
    An actual ancient gold earring which can be seen depicted in some of the so called Fayum Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt has been discovered in Southeast Bulgaria by archaeologists excavating the Ancient Roman colony Deultum near the town of Debelt, Burgas District, close to the Black Sea coast. Deultum was a Roman colony, which according to Roman law signified a status equal to that of the city of Rome itself. In today's Bulgaria, there are only three Roman cities which enjoyed this status - Deultum (Colonia Flavia Pacis Deultensium) near Burgas, Ratiaria (Colonia Ulpia Traiana Ratiaria) near Archar, Ulpia...
  • Deultum Roman colony near Burgas had port

    06/01/2020 7:35:47 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Bulgarian National Radio ^ | May 25, 2020 | Radio Bulgaria News
    Archaeologists from the Deultum-Debelt National Archaeological Reserve near Bulgaria's Burgas have discovered the first written evidence that the Roman colony Deultum had a port, BGNES reported. The inscription was found on limestone sarcophagus, dating from the II-III century AD. Experts say that the inscription, which is in Greek, proves that today's Debelt was a port town. Deultum is the oldest Roman colony in the Bulgarian lands. It was established in the 1st century AD, immediately after the Jewish-Roman War and is located at the mouth of today's river Sredetska, which flows into the Burgas Bay. The port town was of...
  • Humans Created Earliest Modern Artifacts in Europe, Research Shows

    05/17/2020 1:15:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Science News ^ | May 12, 2020 | News Staff / Source
    In 2015, a research team led by archaeologists from the National Archaeological Institute of Bulgaria and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology resumed work at Bacho Kiro Cave with the goals of clarifying the chronology and the biological nature of the makers of the artifacts. The researchers uncovered thousands of animal bones, stone and bone tools, beads and pendants and the remains of five human individuals... Using a state-of-the-art technology called Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry (ZooMS), they identified human bone fragments and concluded that they were at least 45,000 years old -- a period coinciding with the arrival of...
  • Disc-Like Copper Ingots Found in Ancient Shipwreck at Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast Similar to Gelidonya, Uluburun Shipwrecks of Mediterranean Turkey

    04/30/2020 2:02:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Archaeology in Bulgaria ^ | April 18, 2020 | Ivan Dikov [ouch!]
    A set of ancient copper ingots shaped as discs have been found in a shipwreck near a Black Sea cape in Southeast Bulgaria shedding light on the maritime trade of the Ancient Thracians during the Late Bronze Age (second half of the 2nd millennium BC) as they are analogous to copper ingots found in two famous ancient shipwrecks on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, at Gelidonya and Uluburun. The disc-like Late Bronze Age copper ingots in question have been discovered inside a Late Bronze Age shipwreck near Bulgaria's Maslen Nos, i.e. "Oily Cape", alongside other artifacts. Their discovery has been...
  • Coronavirus: People-tracking wristbands tested to enforce lockdown

    04/25/2020 6:39:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 April 2020
    Up to 50 residents in Sofia will be given a device that can record their movements using GPS satellite location data. Several nations are testing similar wristbands to make sure people are obeying orders to stay at home. South Korea and Hong Kong have also been using electronic trackers to help enforce quarantine. The trial in Bulgaria will use Comarch LifeWristbands, developed in Poland. As well as confirming a person is staying at home, the device can monitor the wearer's heart rate and be used to call the emergency services. The device was introduced after people were caught leaving their...
  • 14th Century Murals with 'Warrior Saints' Found in Newly Discovered Church in Medieval City Cherven in Northeast Bulgaria

    04/17/2020 5:18:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Archaeology in Bulgaria ^ | April 2, 2020 | Ivan Dikov
    A previously unknown church from the major medieval Bulgarian city of Cherven has been discovered and excavated over the past three archaeological seasons, exposing surviving church murals from the 14th century containing a scene with "warrior saints"... Cherven, in today's Ruse District in Northeast Bulgaria, was one of the major urban, religious, and economic centers of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185-1396/1422 AD). While Cherven was one of the largest urban centers in the Second Bulgarian Tsardom (Empire), it has a much longer history, as its area also features remains from an Ancient Thracian settlement, an early Byzantine fortress, as well...
  • NATO: North Macedonia becomes 30th member

    03/27/2020 11:59:23 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | March 27, 2020 | dpa, AP, AFP
    "The Republic of North Macedonia is officially the new, 30th NATO member," the government in Skopje said in a statement. "We have fulfilled the dream of generations." From NATO headquarters, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg declared: "North Macedonia is now part of the NATO family.” It was a family of 30 nations and almost 1 billion people "based on the certainty that, no matter what challenges we face, we are all stronger and safer together,” Stoltenberg added. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said a long journey had finally come to an end. "North Macedona's NATO accession increases security and stability across...
  • Is Zero Hedge a Russian Trojan Horse?

    03/10/2020 11:53:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 9, 2020 | SETH HETTENA
    The father of the founder of the conspiratorial site filed a criminal complaint against me in Bulgaria. Then things got weird.About a week before Christmas, I received a most unwelcome email. A criminal complaint had been filed against me in Bulgaria, a country I have never visited and with which I had no personal connection. I stood accused of defamation; attempted censorship; illegally spreading personal, family, and business information; and insulting the memory of someone’s parents and grandparents. MOST POPULAR The Democrats’ Cult of Pragmatism Joe Biden’s Sketchy Climate Record What Happened to Jordan Peterson? What If Biden Is Simply...
  • Bulgaria Tightens Control On Turkey Border To Prevent Migrant Inflow

    02/29/2020 6:35:43 AM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    Bulgaria says it is tightening security along its border with Turkey to prevent an inflow of illegal migrants amid reports that Ankara may be relaxing its border controls to allow Syrian refugees to enter the European Union. "Forces have already been deployed at the border and measures to protect the maritime border have been intensified," Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said on February 28 during a government meeting. Amid an escalation of the Syrian conflict, Turkish media reported that hundreds of migrants were flocking to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria after a senior official was quoted as saying Ankara had...
  • Russia Launches Into New Export Territory With TurkStream Natural-Gas Pipeline

    01/08/2020 10:07:38 PM PST · by NorseViking · 14 replies
    Radio Liberty ^ | January 7, 2020 | Todd Prince
    When Vladimir Putin visits Istanbul on January 8, the Russian president will be doing more than officially opening a new export pipeline -- he will be getting some more closure on his longstanding dream to end Moscow's dependence on archrival Ukraine in getting natural gas to Europe. Russia has been seeking to cut gas transit through Ukraine since the mid 2000s, and the $7.8 billion TurkStream pipeline project is a big part of that strategic goal. The pipeline, which transits the Black Sea and surfaces outside Istanbul, took five years to complete and is one of two major new natural-gas...
  • Palestinian clans reject treaty ending discrimination against women

    12/22/2019 6:57:10 PM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/22/2019 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Several Palestinian clans have rejected The Convention of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, a move widely seen as a revolt against the PA. Critics of the treaty claim that it goes against Arab and Islamic norms and teachings. “This treaty is unacceptable to Arabs and Muslims,” remarked Palestinian activist Abu Ghassan Shaheen. “It goes against our religion and traditions.” On Saturday, leaders of large Palestinian clans in Hebron called on the PA to withdraw from the treaty. They also called for banning feminist groups from entering Palestinian schools. The clan leaders expressed opposition to the PA’s...
  • How a Poisoning in Bulgaria Exposed Russian Assassins in Europe

    12/22/2019 7:07:49 AM PST · by karpov · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 22, 2019 | Michael Schwirtz
    SOFIA, Bulgaria — The Russian assassin used an alias, Sergei Fedotov, and slipped into Bulgaria unnoticed, checking into a hotel in Sofia near the office of a local arms manufacturer who had been selling ammunition to Ukraine. He led a team of three men. Within days, one man sneaked into a locked parking garage, smeared poison on the handle of the arms manufacturer’s car, then left, undetected, except for blurry images captured by surveillance video. Shortly after, the arms manufacturer, Emilian Gebrev, was meeting with business partners at a rooftop restaurant when he began to hallucinate and vomit. The poisoning...
  • Brussels reacts in FURY as Germany's Volkswagen shuns Europe and opts for 'cheaper' Turkey

    10/15/2019 9:07:09 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 12 replies
    Express ^ | Oct 3, 2019 | Rachel Russell
    Brussels is concerned by the constraints on freedom of expression and demonstration rights under Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This is despite the German carmaker arguing the country is a candidate for EU membership. German Green Party politician Reinhard Bütikofer, revealed the decision “caused dismay” within the European Parliament. He said: “In view of the increasingly deteriorating situation of the rule of law, media freedom and democracy under President Erdogan, the decision of the VW Group head is causing dismay.” The location decision is also said be a breach of EU competition rules. While Turkey has committed to complying with...
  • Trump’s Openness Is Forcing A Stronger NATO And Europe

    12/03/2019 1:50:09 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 9 replies
    The American people and the world are witnessing a revolution of openness brought on by none other than the frank, brusk, always to the point methods of President Trump. This was on full display this week as Trump held public press conferences with world leaders during the NATO meeting in London, and repeatedly had shockingly open and honest discussions — the things that have always been kept behind closed doors in the past, and then reported via leaks through a partisan media. Trump’s method forces difficult issues out into the light without the bias filter. With French President Emmanuel Macron,...