“Buddha Boy” was convicted of sexual assault -europeantimes.news-

A spiritual leader in Nepal known as “Buddha Boy” was sentenced on the 1st of July to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a minor, the Associated Press reported, citing a court statement.

The Sarlahi District Court ordered convicted Ram Bahdur Bamjan, considered by some to be…

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Video game-loving teenager to be first Catholic millennial saint -europeantimes.news-

An Italian teenager who loved video games will become the Roman Catholic Church’s first millennial saint. The move was approved by the pope and cardinals, and Pope Francis said he would be canonized in Jubilee 2025 (special years of remission of sins among Catholics).

Carlo Acutis, who…

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The European Prosecutor’s Office has brought charges against a Bulgarian milk producer

The European Prosecutor’s Office announced that it has filed charges against a Bulgarian dairy farmer who received funds from the EU fraudulently, BTA reported.

The accused submitted forged documents in order to be able to build a milk processing workshop with European funds. He has…

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Russia and Ukraine exchanged prisoners, including priests

This is a rarely seen exchange of civilians

Russia and Ukraine have swapped prisoners, including several priests, in a rarely seen exchange of civilians that follows the exchange of dozens of soldiers earlier this week, AFP reported.

According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky,…

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Resilient IT companies continue to hire in Bulgaria amidst global tech layoffs and hiring freezes

By Ina Koleva, myPOS Communications Executive

In the US, over 340,042 tech employees have been laid off since late 2022, with at least 56,042 layoffs in 2024 alone. While Bulgaria is also affected, resilient companies continue to hire local IT talent, positioning for future…

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Patriarch Bartholomew: To remain silent in the face of the cruelty of war is shameful!

“War is always destructive. To remain silent in the face of the cruelty of war is shameful! It is our duty and mission to protect and promote peace. “Blessed are the peacemakers” (Matt. 5:9). With these words, His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew began his short address to…

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Shooting at two churches, a synagogue on fire and an attack on a police post in Dagestan

A 66-year-old priest, a church guard, a synagogue guard and at least six policemen were killed in a series of armed attacks on two Orthodox churches, a synagogue and a police post in the Dagestan capital of Makhachkala and the city of Derbent in Russia’s North Caucasus, TASS…

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The new government in Skopje rejected the deal with Bulgaria

Lawmakers in North Macedonia approved the new nationalist-dominated government of Prime Minister Hristijan Mickoski, whose party won parliamentary elections in May, riding on voter anger at the slow pace of European Union integration, reported Reuters.

After a third vote and a technical…

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The consumption of fossil fuels has reached new heights

The consumption of fossil fuels, but also of energy emissions on a global scale, reached record heights in 2023. That’s what the global energy statistics report cited by Reuters says. Decommissioning fossil fuels and increasing renewable energy sources can prevent the transition to low-carbon…

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