Mediterranean Sea crossings exceed 300,000 this year: UN refugee agency

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Mediterranean Sea crossings exceed 300,000 this year: UN refugee agency 

GENEVA, Aug. 28 — The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR on Friday said the number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean this year has now exceeded 300,000, including almost 200,000 people landing in Greece and 110,000 in Italy.

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Eurozone construction production up by 0.8% in March

May 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Eurozone construction production up by 0.8% in March 

BRUSSELS, May 20 — Seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector rose by 0.8 percent in the eurozone and by 1.5 percent in the 28-nation European Union (EU) in March, compared with the previous month, the EU statistics office Eurostat said Wednesday.

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Hungary to host world police service pistol shooting championship

April 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Hungary to host world police service pistol shooting championship 

BUDAPEST, April 29 — Hungary will host the 1st World Police Service Pistol Shooting Championship in Budapest from May 4-6, organizers said on Wednesday.

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Austria sees increase in cases of measles outbreaks

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Austria sees increase in cases of measles outbreaks 

VIENNA, April 23 — Austria saw an increase in the number of measle outbreaks so far in 2015, with 147 cases reported by April 20 already compared to 117 cases reported for the entire year of 2014.

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Turkish PM in Hungary to boost business, energy cooperation

February 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on Turkish PM in Hungary to boost business, energy cooperation 

ANKARA, Feb. 24 — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is on a two-day official visit to Hungary aimed at strengthening trade, energy and business cooperation between the two sides.

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V4 countries eye more tourists from Asia

February 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on V4 countries eye more tourists from Asia 

BRATISLAVA, Feb. 19 — Four central European countries signed a protocol here on Wednesday in an effort to attract more overseas tourists via enhanced cooperation.

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Ukraine should get consumption of Russian gas down to zero – Prime Minister

February 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ukraine should get consumption of Russian gas down to zero – Prime Minister 

KIEV, Feb. 16 -— Ukraine should bring the consumption of natural gas from Russia down to zero, the country’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said.

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Car most popular means of transportation in Slovenia: survey

December 8, 2014 by · Comments Off on Car most popular means of transportation in Slovenia: survey 

LJUBLJANA, Dec 8 — More than two third of Slovenians like driving in daily life, ranking the third in the European Union (EU)'s member states in terms of make full use of cars, Slovenian Press Agency (STA) reported on Sunday.

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Spain has highest life expectancy in EU: OECD report

December 4, 2014 by · Comments Off on Spain has highest life expectancy in EU: OECD report 

MADRID, Dec. 4 — Spain is the European Union (EU) nation with the highest life expectancy and the second lowest fertility rate, according to 2012 data published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on Wednesday.

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(Sports Focus) Three Chinese named FINA Athletes of Year 2014

December 3, 2014 by · Comments Off on (Sports Focus) Three Chinese named FINA Athletes of Year 2014 

DOHA, Dec. 2 — Three Chinese athletes were named FINA Athletes of the Year 2014 by the world swimming governing body in Doha Monday.

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