World Bulletin / News Desk
The worst floods to hit the Balkans in 120 years have cost Bosnia and Herzegovina 26.8mn euro (US$36.3mn) in damages, the country's transport minister told the Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.
Enver Bijedic said that the floods caused massive damage to the country's infrastructure, surpassing the government's budget.
So far, around 521,000 euros have been spent on emergency clear-up and repair work officials have said, adding that an additional 1.6 mn euro is required to finish the job.
Overall, more than EUR 20 million is needed to repair highways, railways, underground cables, power poles and canals, according to analysts.
On May 28, the European Union announced an aid package worth 65 billion euro for Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia to help them cope with the aftermath of the disaster.
The EU Commission said the sum would be divided into two and the first part – worth 3 million euro – would be released immediately for communities worst-hit in both countries.
The rest of the aid would be made available by the end of June for longer-term relief and recovery.
The 28-member bloc said it would also dispatch funding for long-term reconstruction over the next six years, with the scope and amount to be decided in the coming weeks.
John Kerry has visited Mogadishu on an unannounced visit and will then visit Djibouti as part of a tour of East Africa.
The EU will implement a free-trade pact with Ukraine despite pressure from Russia to delay the deal
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Vice president said that they to give chance to protesters to dialogue.
Around 370 tons of material from Syria's chemical weapons arsenal incinerated at a special site.
Sources with an activist group opposing Nkurunziza's candidacy confirmed that Judge Sylvere Nimpagaritse had fled the country.
Constitutional court approved President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term.
President Barack Obama said Monday that in too many places in U.S.A, black boys and black men, experience being treated differently by law enforcement.
John Kerry said he had spoken with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and that the two had agreed that Kenya's Dadaab camp would remain open for now.
The decision was met with surprise from the opposition which said the decision was "unjustified."
The suspect is accused of working for the Russian Federal Security Service.
Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling said that international creditors are making progress but have not yet made a breakthrough
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The National Front (FN) announced on Monday evening that it has “suspended” the membership of Jean-Marie Le Pen, who founded the party in 1972.
Senegalese Foreign Minister Mankeur Ndiaye said that the international coalition was aiming to protect and secure the holy sites of Islam, Medina and Mecca
John Kerry told a news conference in Nairobi, adding Washington was offering funds that could help set up a justice mechanism to hold to account those responsible for violence.