Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has been forced out of office twice before, and both times he managed to make his way back. “He’s like a cat with nine lives,” says associate professor Petar Cholakov at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
The Chinese government announced Monday that it plans to take more than five million vehicles off the road to improve air quality, including 330,000 cars in Beijing. This announcement comes only weeks after the World Health Organization announced that only 12 percent of cities reporting on air quality meet their standards for safe levels. With the help of our newsroom designers, we put together a list of places recently affected by deteriorating air quality and incidents of smog.
German pianist Davide Martello brought his grand piano to Istanbul to play for protesters, and police, in Taksim Square.
Bulgarians slammed by their country's dire economic straits have taken to the streets and some protestors have become so desperate that in recent weeks, six of them have set themselves on fire.
The people of Greece have hit the streets in increasing numbers recently, protesting the ever increasing austerity members they're facing, as well as the corruption in their country.