NEWS WATCH: Trained Bees Buzz Over Landmines In Croatia

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

beesZAGREB/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)--Croatian researchers have trained bees to detect tens of thousands of land mines that are still buried throughout the country following the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Those involved in the project hope to help reduce the number of victims.

NEWS WATCH: Bulgaria Praying For Hope After Suicides

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

presidentSOFIA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Bulgaria has begun three days of special prayers against suicide and nationwide pessimism after at least seven people set themselves on fire while protesting against poverty and corruption.

NEWS WATCH: EU’s Ashton Expects Breakthrough In Kosovo Dispute

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Catherine-AshtonPRISTINA/BELGRADE (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says Serbia and Kosovo are close to a deal to end the ethnic partition of the former Serbian province.

NEWS WATCH: Bulgaria Government Resigns After Violent Protests


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife

BULGARIANOWSOFIA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Bulgaria's parliament on Thursday, February 21, accepted the resignation of the government following violent protests fueled by outrage over rising energy prices blamed on foreign-controlled companies.  The Cabinet in the European Union's poorest country quit amid a wider debate in Europe about EU-demanded privatization of public utilities in member states.