Number of Livestock Holdings in Bulgaria Down 34% in 2014

Number of Livestock Holdings in Bulgaria Down 34% in 2014

The number of livestock holdings for cattle, sheep and goats, and pigs in Bulgaria fell by 34% on an annual basis in 2014, according to a media statement of Bulgaria's Agriculture Ministry. Bulgaria's Agriculture Ministry published statistics on livestock by November 2014. The number of livestock



Monument of Turkmen President Now Erected in Ashgabat

Monument of Turkmen President Now Erected in Ashgabat

A grandiose statue of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow was erected in the center of the capital Ashgabat, as reported by the AFP. The sculpture is placed upon a 15-meter construction, resembling a mountain top. It has been constructed out of bronze and then covered in 24-cara

Steph Houghton signs Manchester City contract extension

Steph Houghton signs Manchester City contract extension

England captain Steph Houghton has committed her future to Manchester City by signing a contract extension, keeping her with the Continental Cup winners until the end of the 2017 season.

Walmart shooting leaves 2 dead, including gunman, in North Dakota

Walmart shooting leaves 2 dead, including gunman, in North Dakota

Police say two people, including the gunman, died in a shooting at a Walmart store in North Dakota.

2 dead after shooting at North Dakota Walmart

2 dead after shooting at North Dakota Walmart

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Two people died and several more were injured in a shooting early Tuesday at a Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, police said.

Spy trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian opens in Tehran

Spy trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian opens in Tehran

The trial of the Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, accused of espionage by the Iranian government opens today.

The process will take place in-camera.

Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian security services in July last year on unspecified charges.


12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 members of two families who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream. The hunt for the missing picked up after a hol

Opera Max now lets you save on data over Wi-Fi on your Android device

Opera Max now lets you save on data over Wi-Fi on your Android device

Data-saving Android app Opera Max has been updated with the ability to compress data over Wi-Fi connections. The new feature will find favor with users who routinely share a Wi-Fi connection. You can adjust this setting for various apps separately on mobile data and Wi-Fi, and track your usage on bo

Police slammed for keeping pictures of innocent Scots on controversial facial recognition database

Police slammed for keeping pictures of innocent Scots on controversial facial recognition database

OFFICERS admitted using the special technology hundreds of times in a bid to identify faces captured on CCTV and other images.

Deadly Tornado Rips Baby From Mother's Arms

Deadly Tornado Rips Baby From Mother's Arms

A tornado raging through a city on the US-Mexico border has killed 13 people and ripped an infant from its mother's arms.

Politician Abused Me Regularly, Survivor Says

Politician Abused Me Regularly, Survivor Says

Abuse survivor Esther Baker has named a politician as one of the men who abused her while police officers stood guard.

Chuka Umunna Backs Liz Kendall For Leader

Chuka Umunna Backs Liz Kendall For Leader

Former Labour leadership favourite Chuka Umunna has backed Liz Kendall, saying she could move the party "beyond our comfort zone".

Washington Post journalist's trial in Iran will be 'closed to the world'

Washington Post journalist's trial in Iran will be 'closed to the world'

The trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, who is being held on espionage charges in Iran, is due to start on Tuesday. After 10 months languishing in the notorious Evin Prison, the Tehran bureau chief is set to face a closed door trial, according to a statement posted online by The Post

David Cameron tells EC president 'British people are not happy with the status quo'

David Cameron tells EC president 'British people are not happy with the status quo'

LONDON — David Cameron and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker discussed the UK's relationship with the European Union (EU) Monday night, at a working dinner that saw the British prime minister tell Juncker that "British people are not happy with the status quo." See also: UK wo

Charter Communications acquires Time Warner Cable in a $78.7 billion deal

Charter Communications acquires Time Warner Cable in a $78.7 billion deal

Charter Communications has acquired Time Warner Cable in a $78.7 billion deal, the company confirmed Tuesday The deal, which values Time Warner Cable at approx. $195.71 per share, will see the two companies merge in a new company called New Charter. The new company will be one of the largest pay TV

Johnny Depp could face up to ten years in prison after illegally bringing dogs into Australia

Johnny Depp could face up to ten years in prison after illegally bringing dogs into Australia

According to The Sydney Morning Herald government officials have confirmed the star could be subject to a jail term or a fine of around 170000

Teen dies in flooding on way home from prom

Teen dies in flooding on way home from prom

Alyssa Renee Ramirez's accomplishments read like a list of many teenagers' dreams: Homecoming queen. Student council president. Star athlete. Her storied high school career was nearing an end with one final rite of passage: her senior prom. But as Ra...

No excuse for skipping PAC, say MPs

No excuse for skipping PAC, say MPs

MPs slam 1MDB president and group executive director Arul Kanda Kandasamy and former chief executive officer Shahrol Ibrahim Halmi for having the gall to skip the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) proceedings.

Cameron kicks off EU reform tour

Cameron kicks off EU reform tour

UK prime minister David Camerion will meet five government leaders this week about Britain's future in the EU. Meanwhile, Germany and France have plans for more eurozone integration.

Thailand deploys landing ship to rescue migrants

Thailand deploys landing ship to rescue migrants

After refusing to shelter migrants, country takes more proactive stance before May 29 regional meeting on migrant crisis

Shivnarine Chanderpaul Not Treated Shabbily, he Didn't Fit: Phil Simmons

Shivnarine Chanderpaul Not Treated Shabbily, he Didn't Fit: Phil Simmons

The 40-year-old Shivnarine Chanderpaul was on Sunday axed from a 12-man squad named for the Australia series, despite boasting 11,867 runs at an average of 51, with 30 Test centuries. Simmons said selectors did not see it fitting to pick Chanderpaul simply to offer him a farewell series.

Charter to Buy Time Warner Cable in $78.7 Billion Deal

Charter to Buy Time Warner Cable in $78.7 Billion Deal

Charter Communications has confirmed that it will buy Time Warner Cable in a deal that values TWC at $78.7 billion. The deal values each TWC share at approximately $195.71, based on Charter’s market closing price on May 20. In addition, Charter and Advance/Newhouse Partnership have amended the

Lena Dunham Strips Off For Memorial Day Snap

Lena Dunham Strips Off For Memorial Day Snap

Lena Dunham took the opportunity to show off her lingerie on instagram, her confidence really showed in a pastel green lonely underwear set. Her scantily clad pic doubled up as a Memorial Day tribute with the caption, "Love my @lonelylingerie and I think I will wear it to dinner with some boots & a

Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.33B deal

Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.33B deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Charter Communications will spend $55.33 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal that would instantly create one of the largest pay-television and broadband operators in the U.S. As part of the agreement, Charter will also buy Bright House Networks for more tha

12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) - Recovery teams are set to resume looking for the 12 members of two families who authorities say are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream. Trey Hatt, a spokesman for the Hays Count

Washington, D.C. Weather Forecast: Very warm and humid week

This Afternoon:Partly Cloudy, Isolated T-Storms Late Highs: Mid-Upper 80s Precipitation: 30% Tonight:Evening T-storm Chance, then Mostly Cloudy Lows: Around 70 Wind: S 4-8 Wednesday:Partly Sunny, Hot, Humid with Sct. PM T-storms Highs: Mid 80s Prec

Iran begins closed trial of detained Washington Post reporter

The closed trial of an American-Iranian reporter for the Washington Post detained in Iran for more than 10 months began Tuesday in a court used to hear security cases, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Amazon says has begun declaring sales in UK, Germany, Spain, Italy

Paris (AFP) - Online retail giant Amazon said it has started declaring sales made in major European markets in the respective countries instead of Luxembourg, meaning it will pay taxes on the sales in the nations."As of May 1, Amazon... is recording retail sales made to customers through... branches

Britain poised for 'Brexit' as David Cameron is left out of EU treaty talks

The possibility of Britain leaving the European Union when the Conservative government presents the country with an in/out referendum increased in the last few days, as Prime Minister David Cameron is already failing to negotiate "a better deal" for the UK within the 28 member bloc. Cameron was in B

European stocks are sinking after the long weekend

After a three day weekend in Germany and the UK, European markets started the week on a bad foot. Here's the scorecard: Germany's DAX: -0.75% The UK's FTSE 100: -0.61% France's CAC 40: -0.60% Italy's FTSE MIB: -0.08% Spain's Ibex: -1.02% Asian markets closed higher. The Shanghai Composit

The dollar is going crazy right now

Traders are piling in to the dollar after long weekends in both the US and the UK. The dollar index rate, which measures the currency against most major peers, is up over 1% today. The currency is posting strong gains against both the Euro and the Pound this morning but the biggest rise is against t

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today (AAPL, TWTR, GOOG, TWC, MCD)

Good morning! Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today. 1. Twitter has reportedly held talks to buy Flipboard. It's not immediately clear why Twitter would want to buy the magazine-style article curation app. 2. Here's what to expect from Google's big conference this week

This could be the end of the Jony Ive era at Apple (AAPL)

Apple's design chief Jony Ive has received a big promotion: Now he's the company's Chief Design Officer. But what if this change isn't a promotion? What if it's an exit path for the British designer that could see him travel back to England, spend more time with his family, and eventually leave Appl

Teens arrested after 'stolen BMW' chase

TWO teenagers are being questioned after a short police pursuit in Perth’s southern suburbs involving a stolen BMW on Tuesday.

Cousins 'leak' cop keeps his job

THE Perth policeman charged with leaking confidential information about Ben Cousins’ arrest to his Channel 7 reporter girlfriend has kept his job and has returned to duty.

Rest Home Fire in Central China Kills 38

A fire that swept through a rest home in central China killed 38 people and injured six, Chinese authorities said Tuesday. The fire broke out Monday night in an apartment building being used as a privately run rest home in the city of Pingdingshan in Henan province, according to a statement fro

Australia to Pass Law to Strip Citizenship for Terror Crimes

Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists even if they are not convicted of a crime, the prime minister said Tuesday. More than 100 Australians are suspected to be fighting with the Islamic State