Seoul. North Korea has executed the uncle of its leader Kim Jong-Un after a shock purge, state news agency KCNA announced early Friday, branding the once-powerful Jang Song-Thaek a "traitor for all ages", AFP reports.
Sofia. On Wednesday, Bulgaria's Cabinet approved Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev’s report on the need to build a new unit at the country's only nuclear power plant, Kozloduy NPP. With it, the minister received mandate to instruct the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) to negotiate with a strategic investor and with US energy giant Westinghouse, which is to build a reactor with its technology, 24 Chasa, Sega and Duma dailies report.
Brussels. Representatives of all EU member states involved in the South Stream Gas Pipeline project reached an agreement that the European Commission (EC) will have a leading role in the negotiations with Russia on the construction of the South Stream pipeline, Duma daily reports. This was announced by Bulgarian Minister of Economy and Energy Dragomir Stoynev, who took part in the meeting hosted by EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger. Mr Stoynev pointed out that the project was of economic importance to Bulgaria becaus