Black Sea

Erdogan forges ahead with his 'dream' to build a canal to rival Suez

Turkey is moving forward with controversial plans to build a canal to rival Suez and Panama, but it threatens to wreak environmental havoc, destroy …

Turkey

Crimean Winemakers Look to Shed the Rot Gut Label

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea — In Soviet times, Crimean winemakers did not trouble themselves much with quality. It was all about quantity.<p>“They had to make a lot of cheap wine to fulfill the demand in a huge country,” said Oleg Repin, who owns a vineyard near the port of Sevastopol.<p>These days, though, Mr. …

Food & Dining

Indiez aims to raise the quality of freelancer platforms

Indiez is an up-and-coming freelance service that aims to bring a higher standard to a world that is dominated by the likes of Gigster, Upwork and Fiverr by taking a different, team-led approach.<p>There are already plenty of options for developers who opt for freelance work perhaps because they don’t …

Startups

Romania takes key role as NATO prepares to face off with Russia

Earlier this month, Romania took centre stage as NATO launched a new multinational brigade headquartered in the city of Craiova, designed to counter Russia’s mounting threat to the region.<p>Addressing the 300 MPs from 29 NATO member countries gathered in Bucharest for the 63rd Annual Session of …

Russia

Old route, new dangers: Migrant smugglers revive Black Sea route to Europe

Advertised as a "tourist yacht" to Europe, spacious and loaded with food and water, it was in fact a stripped-down, rusty blue fishing boat lacking …

Refugees

Archaeologists Discover Perfectly Preserved 2000-Year-Old Roman Ship, 20 Other Shipwrecks in Black Sea Off Bulgaria’s Coast

Preliminary photogrammetric model of Black Sea MAP’s final discovery of 2017. A Roman ship lying in over 2000m of water. Its mast still stands, both …

Archaeology

Mipcom: London Distributors Drive Board Underwater Archaeology Docu ‘Lost World: Deeper into the Black Sea’ (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES — The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (MAP) has announced the appointment of British sales company Drive to handle distribution on …

Archaeology

Travel through five countries on this Danube River cruise to the Black Sea

Explore the architectural, cultural and natural wonders of a region that once languished behind the Iron Curtain on the new 15-day Budapest to the Black Sea cruise from Riviera River Cruises.<p>The cruise, which begins in Budapest, Hungary, follows the Danube River through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, …

Europe

People smugglers alter routes amid European clampdown

Refugees

Crimea Isn't the End of Russia's Black Sea Ambitions

Russia forces just wrapped up their highly publicized Zapad military exercise, their largest since the end of the Cold War. It involved more than …

Russia

NATO launches Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia

CRAIOVA, Romania (Reuters) - NATO launched a new multinational force in Romania on Monday to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin's 2014 seizure of Crimea.<p>The force will initially be built around a Romanian brigade of …

Russia

We don't want a 'new Cold War' with Russia, says NATO chief

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says alliance is concerned with lack of transparency on Russian military exercises<p>BUCHAREST, Romania – NATO’s …

Russia

The train slammed into the bus in Russia; 16 died

At least 16 people were killed on Friday when a train slammed into a passenger bus that had broken down on a level crossing east of Moscow, …

Russia

Abducted by Reptilian-Like Mermen

<b>Here is an interesting account I first became aware of several years ago:</b><br>One day in 1995 at mid morning a local resident of Sudak in the Crimea named …

UFOs

Sluggish Europe Needs an Economic Engine to Boost Prosperity

At Fulton, Missouri in early 1946, Sir Winston Churchill delivered his famous address at Westminster College declaring that “from Stettin on the …

Geopolitics

Five plants and animals we don't want any more of

<b>From the American mink to the lionfish and the Argentine ant.</b><p>They may not be household names but, according to experts, they're top priority for attention over their potential risks to the environment.<p>Already found in parts of Europe, they can invade ecosystems and squeeze out other wildlife.<p>Yet, …

Ecology

Russian Il-76 “Candid” Modified To Support Special Operations Conducts Flight Test Over The Black Sea

A special version of the Il-76MD-90A (Il-476) airlifter, developed for special forces support was tracked online during flight test recently. A …

Russia

Five plants and animals we don't want any more of

BBC News<p><b>From the American mink to the lionfish and the Argentine ant.</b><p>They may not be household names but, according to experts, they're top priority for attention over their potential risks to the environment.<p>Already found in parts of Europe, they can invade ecosystems and squeeze out other …

Russia

Bulgaria, Romania plan another bridge over Danube

SOFIA (Reuters) - Balkan neighbors Bulgaria and Romania aim to build a second bridge over the Danube, connecting Bulgaria’s Ruse and Romania’s Giorgiu in an attempt to improve infrastructure connectivity in the region and attract more foreign investment.<p>The existing 63-year-old bridge is struggling …

Europe

Georgia's Tourism Strategy is Starting to Pay Off

Georgia takes its tourism seriously, very seriously. Just ask Jesper Black. When the Dutch tourist landed at Tbilisi International Airport becoming the country’s six millionth visitor in 2016 he was whisked away in a Mercedes sedan for a red carpet welcome and private dinner with Prime Minister …

Tourism

Inside Sozopol on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast where you'll find sun, sea and plenty of local history

Bulgaria's Black Sea coast has been a firm favourite with holidaymakers for years thanks to the sunny climate, sandy beaches and local culture on …

Europe

Events - Conference - Scythians and early nomads from Siberia to the Black Sea

Friday 27 October 2017,<br>10.00–16.00<br>Saturday 28 October 2017,<br>10.00–16.00<br>Sunday 29 October 2017,<br>10.00–16.00<br>BP Lecture Theatre <br>Tickets …

Archaeology

Hitler's Greatest Mistake: Invading Russia

And millions paid the price for it. <i>Naval combat does not normally loom large in histories of the War in the East. Nevertheless, Soviet and Axis</i> …

Military History

NATO Should Pivot to the Black Sea, End Russia’s Free Ride | RealClearDefense

For the next 10 days, Romania's capital will be abuzz with four major energy and security conferences that include a conclave on Special Forces …

Russia

Romanian tabloids incite panic over refugees

The number of refugees crossing the Black Sea to get to Romania has risen. The country's tabloid press is describing it as an "invasion." DW's …

Refugees

Manafort’s Offer to Russian Oligarch Was Tied to Disputed Deal

When Donald Trump’s campaign chairman offered private briefings to a Russian oligarch close to President Vladimir Putin last year, he wasn’t only …

Business

Vladimir Putin to meet Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan; Kurdish referendum may cast shadow over talks

<b>Istanbul:</b> Russian president Vladimir Putin on Thursday meets his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks on Syria and a key weapons deal, …

Russia

Suspected mass-spoofing of ships’ GPS in the Black Sea

Imagine alarms ringing out on more than 20 ships located near the Russian port of Novorossiysk in the Black Sea, as their GPS systems suddenly gave …

Russia

Researchers Have Found 60 Pristine Shipwrecks Found in the Black Sea

The Black Sea Maritime Archaeological Project has been turning them up left and right.<p>The Black Sea Maritime Archaeological Project (MAP) wasn't started to find a treasure trove of ancient ships, but that has not kept it from hitting the jackpot. Ending its third year, the expedition has found 60 …

Archaeology

Egyptian Priests Buried These Sacred Statues of Gods More Than 2000 Years Ago

An Egyptian statue "grave" filled with figurines of deities and mythical creatures ranging from sphinxes to monkeys is providing archaeologists with …

Culture