• Brexit in limbo, Johnson faces tough votes

    Brexit in limbo, Johnson faces tough votes

    British PM Boris Johnson faces two pivotal votes in parliament on Tuesday that will decide whether he can deliver on his promise to lead the UK out of the EU by the end of the month, news wires reported. As the clock ticks down to the latest deadline, Brexit is hanging in the balance as a divided parliament debates when, how and even whether it should happen.

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  • Cinema tells stories of photography

    Cinema tells stories of photography

    At the invitation of Contemporary Space, the Synthesis gallery will guest in Varna with the exposition Moving Stills - Photography Films by Trisha Ziff. Its focus is on four films made by the famous director: Chevolution (2008), The Mexican Suitcase (2011), The Man Who Saw Too Much (2016) and Witkin & Witkin (2017). They tell the life stories of four photographers - Alberto Korda, Robert Capa, Enrique Metinides and Joel-Peter Witkin.

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  • Brussels asks clarification from France, Italy over budgets

    Brussels asks clarification from France, Italy over budgets

    The European Commission fears next year’s draft budgets for France and Italy could be in breach of European Union fiscal rules and it asked for clarification by Wednesday in letters sent to the countries’ finance ministers, news wires reported. The EU executive has also issued budget warnings to Finland over its spending, and to Spain, Portugal and Belgium who have submitted incomplete budget plans because of recent elections.

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  • New CRISPR tool to tackle a plethora of genetic diseases

    New CRISPR tool to tackle a plethora of genetic diseases

    For all the ease with which the wildly popular CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool alters genomes, it’s still somewhat prone to errors and unintended effects. A recently developed alternative, however, claims to offer greater control over genome edits - an advance that could be particularly important for developing gene therapies.

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  • German minister proposes internationally controlled security zone in Syria

    German minister proposes internationally controlled security zone in Syria

    Germany’s defence minister has suggested creating a security zone in northern Syria to protect displaced civilians and ensure the fight continues against Islamic State militia, news wires reported. It is the first time Berlin has proposed a military mission in the Middle East, Reuters noted. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Angela Merkel’s preferred successor as chancellor, said she would discuss the initiative with NATO partners this week and did not rule out sending German soldiers to Syria, saying that would be a matter for parliament.

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  • Reporters under pressure: a relay event of asking questions about Peevski

    Reporters under pressure: a relay event of asking questions about Peevski

    A curious flash mob has been taking place in the behind-the-scenes clique’s media outlets over the past few days and weeks. Not a day goes by without some prominent reporter of that clique asking prosecutor-general candidate Ivan Geshev a question from the comforts of their own computer. The query is always the same and is passed around like a baton. The participants in this sporting event ask Geshev about Peevski. Ask and do not particularly care for an answer.

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  • Trudeau's Liberals win Canada vote

    Trudeau's Liberals win Canada vote

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada's national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that tarnished his image as a liberal icon.

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