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Dad jokes, ranked

Let's face it, dads have horrible jokes. But sometimes, the jokes are so horrible they're amazing.<p>Every once in a while, a wholesome dad joke is just …

Jokes

Now the EU's Three Poorest Members Want to Join the Euro

The three poorest European Union countries now have euro adoption in their cross-hairs.<p>The latest is Romania, which said last week that it will …

Europe

How Much Gold Is Left in the World?

The answer depends a lot on how much you're willing to spend to find it.<p>In 2016, archaeologists working at a dig site in Bulgaria came across a tiny …

Oil

Eurovision Returns To Glitz, Politics And Censorship

Israel has won the Eurovision Song Contest, held this year in Lisbon.<p>The winning song, "Toy," by Netta, was a return to the over-the-top, cheesy style that many people associate with the singing competition.<p>When he won last year, Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral told the crowd he hoped his victory …

Eurovision Song Contest

To Build Dubai of the Balkans, Serbia Deploys Bulldozers and Baseball Bats

BELGRADE, Serbia — Bojan Bjelobaba, the owner of a carwash and auto-repair shop in Belgrade, says he has been threatened for refusing to vacate his 38-year-old business so that it could be razed to make way for a park.<p>It’s part of a development, with an investment of 3 billion euros, or about $3.6 …

United Arab Emirates

British dogs and cats catching deadly diseases from ticks after travelling on pet passports

British pets are catching deadly diseases from foreign ticks after travelling to Europe on pet passports, vet have warned.<p>Distraught pet owners are finding their beloved animals are contacting horrific ailments after trips abroad.<p>The deadly tick-born Encephalitis has been identified as one of the …

Disease

16 rib-tickling jokes that are guaranteed to get a laugh every time

According to those that tell them…<p>Having a dynamite joke can get you out of trouble or just be a neat party trick, and this collection is packed to …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

A definitive ranking of the 20 smartest dog breeds

Pets

Old ties with Russia weigh on Bulgarian decision in spy poisoning case

1 / 3<p>Bulgaria's Deputy PM Donchev speaks during an interview with Reuters in Sofia<p>Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev speaks during an …

Bulgaria rising: Can a growing startup movement reinvent the country’s economy?

Facing the uncertainty of life in post-Soviet Bulgaria, 18-year-old Vladimir Davchev moved to the United States in the late 1990s to pursue his education and dreams of working in the stock market. But after several disenchanting years, he decided to return to Sofia and pursue his entrepreneurial …

Startups

Bulgarians rush to save frozen storks

1 / 2<p>People in Bulgaria have been helping distressed storks during a cold snap<p>People in Bulgaria have been helping distressed storks during a cold …

5 Apps That Should Terrify Every Parent, According To Experts

If you see these on your teen's phone, it's time for a talk.<p>The internet can be a cesspool of danger for some teenagers, says Sedgrid Lewis, an internet safety expert who blogs under the moniker Spy Parent. Some of the apps that teens favor can expose them to predators and encourage them to engage …

Social Media

Europe is facing a potential crisis in the Balkans. It has to act soon

The promise of EU membership for states in the region is welcome, but Russia, China and Turkey could create instability<p>‘The second world war is over but the first world war is not yet finished.” Those were the words of a senior Turkish official I met recently in Ankara. He was speaking of the …

Europe

If you receive this message on your Apple device do not open it

Here's what you need to do if you receive it…<p><b>Owners of iPhones and other Apple devices listen up – the latest software update for the company's</b> …

Macedonia willing to add name 'qualifier' to satisfy Greece

Macedonia's prime minister says his country and Greece have made significant progress toward resolving their long-standing name dispute.<p>Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Wednesday that Macedonia's government is willing to add a "geographical qualifier" to the country's name, a change Greece has wanted.<p>…

Meet the dogs of Chernobyl – the abandoned pets that formed their own canine community

Hundreds of stray dogs have learned to survive in the woods around the exclusion zone – mainly descendants of those left behind after the nuclear disaster, when residents were banned from taking their beloved pets to safety<p>We are in the woods behind the Chernobyl plant when the dog runs at us. It …

Chernobyl

This Strategic Corner of Europe Is Pushing Hard to Join the Core

As the European Union picks itself up from multiple crises and maps the way ahead, some members are finding they are less welcome than others to …

Five Spanish grape varieties to know

<i>In partnership with ARAEX Grands</i><p><b>Tempranillo</b><p>Tempranillo forms the backbone of Spain’s most world-renowned red wines from Rioja and Ribero del Duero. …

Wine & Spirits

Bulgaria denies eastern EU agreement on upping EU budget payments

(Releads with Bulgarian denial)<p>BUDAPEST, Feb 2 (Reuters) - The European Commission budget chief thanked a group of eastern EU members that he said …

EU presidency slaps down May on post-Brexit citizens' rights

Brussels (AFP) - Bulgaria, which holds the presidency of the EU, warned British Prime Minister Theresa May against plans to deny residency rights to …

Solid growth, fiscal prudence needed for Bulgaria eurozone entry - central banker

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria needs to maintain strong economic growth and fiscal prudence for a relatively long time in order to adopt the euro, …

WWF urges action against ski area expansion in Bulgarian park

SOFIA (Reuters) - Conservation group WWF stepped up pressure on Bulgaria on Monday to withdraw a decision to allow more construction of ski runs and …

Bulgarian prosecutors to investigate owners of luxury cars, expensive homes

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian prosecutors said on Monday they would investigate wealthy Bulgarians who drive luxury cars or own expensive real estate, …

We Just Got More Evidence For The Strange Link Between Sugar And Alzheimer's

Step away from the candy.<p>People with high blood sugar stand to experience worse long-term cognitive decline than their healthy peers, even if they're …

Bulgarian government survives no-confidence vote over corruption

SOFIA (Reuters) - The Bulgarian government on Thursday survived a parliamentary vote of no-confidence brought by the opposition Socialists over what …

Bulgaria's government faces no-confidence vote over corruption

By Angel Krasimirov<p>SOFIA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Bulgaria's main opposition party filed a motion of no-confidence in Prime Minister Boyko Borissov's …

The Volcanic Wines of Italy

What sets apart some of the most exhilarating Italian wines today? New benchmarks for complexity and longevity have one thing in common: volcanic …

Wine & Spirits