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Bulgarian police released a composite image Wednesday of the man accused of carrying out a suicide bomb attack on a bus at Burgas airport last month, in which five Israeli tourists and the Bulgarian bus driver died.

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Statement: Israeli PM on bus explosion in Bulgariaupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 16:09:00

An explosion on a bus in Bulgaria has killed several Israeli tourists and injured others, say authorities.

Mourning, search for answers as Russian flooding death toll climbs to 171updated: Sun Jul 08 2012 19:55:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Monday a national day of mourning in the wake of devastating, raging floodwaters that tore through streets in the southern part of the country and killed more than 170 people, Russian media reported.

Death toll climbing in Russia floodsupdated: Sun Jul 08 2012 19:55:00

CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney and meteorologist Tom Sater report the latest on devastating flooding in Russia.

Scores killed in Russia floodingupdated: Sun Jul 08 2012 01:32:00

At least 141 people have died as floodwaters surge through southern Russia's Krasnodar region, state-run media reported Sunday, citing Russia's Interior Ministry.

Titanic explorer assists in downed Turkish jet recoveryupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 13:40:00

The American exploration vessel "Nautilus" was supposed to begin broadcasting its undersea archeological and environmental exploration of the Black Sea July 7, according to the expedition's Facebook page.

Gas pipes and price hikes: Ukraine, Russia's uneasy alliance updated: Thu Jul 05 2012 09:39:00

Early this year Ukraine -- along with much of eastern Europe -- was caught in a deep and protracted cold snap. Many froze to death, energy demand spiked, and to top it all Russia accused Ukraine of stealing gas from transit pipes destined for western Europe for the second time in three years.

Inside Ukraine's energy strategyupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 09:39:00

CNN's Phil Black reports on Ukraine's efforts to end its dependency on expensive Russian gas imports.

The Black Sea's Las Vegasupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 08:48:00

Donald Trump is investing in the Black Sea town of Batumi, that many hope will be the Las Vegas of the Caucasus.

Black Sea city aims to be 'Las Vegas of the Caucasus'updated: Mon Jun 11 2012 08:48:00

By night the skyline of Batumi shines with illuminated buildings, showing a side of the Georgian city it wishes the whole world to see.

Most Ukraine cold deaths alcohol-related, minister saysupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 09:34:00

Alcohol has been involved in most of the deaths blamed on the extreme cold in Ukraine, the country worst affected by the icy temperatures gripping eastern Europe, the country's emergencies minister said Wednesday.

8 crew missing after ship sinks in Black Sea stormupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 09:01:00

Turkish authorities have scrambled divers, helicopters and coast guard ships in an effort to find and rescue eight crew members missing after a cargo ship sank in a storm off Turkey's Black Sea coast Tuesday night.

Governor: Turkish security forces kill ferry hijackerupdated: Sat Nov 12 2011 07:44:00

Security forces killed a man who hijacked a ferry in northwest Turkey and demanded the incident be shown on live television, authorities said Saturday.

Ferry hijacker in Turkey killedupdated: Sat Nov 12 2011 07:44:00

Istanbul's governor says security forces killed the man who hijacked a ferry. Andrew Finkel reports.

Ferry hijacked near Izmit, Turkeyupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 15:52:00

At least one hijacker claiming to be armed with explosives hijacked a ferry boat Friday night near Izmit, Turkey, according to a provincial governor.

People.com: Jennifer Lopez: From Announcing Split to Singing at a Weddingupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 11:13:00

At a party in Ukraine, the star got $1 million and lots of privacy

Clashes break out at campaign rally for Turkish Prime Minister Erdoganupdated: Tue May 31 2011 16:06:00

At least one demonstrator died and a bodyguard protecting Turkey's prime minister was hospitalized after clashes erupted around a campaign rally Tuesday, less than two weeks before Turks go to the polls to vote in parliamentary elections.

Japan's irradiated waters: How worried should we be?updated: Tue Apr 26 2011 09:59:00

Twenty-five years ago, I was a Ph.D. student here in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, studying the fate of fallout in the North Atlantic from nuclear weapons testing, when an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear plant released large quantities of radioactive materials into the surrounding environment. My colleagues and I immediately joined other scientists tracking these radioactive contaminants, which in my case focused on the Black Sea, the closest ocean to the accident site.

Ukraine's Black Sea coast: Russians' best-kept travel secretupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 06:24:00

Ask a group of Russians where they'll be vacationing this summer and chances are they'll all give the same answer: Ukraine.

Turkish ship sinks off Romania; crew savedupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 11:19:00

A Turkish ship loaded with metal sank Wednesday in the Black Sea off the Romanian coast, the Romanian naval authority said.

Relics found may be John the Baptist'supdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 14:19:00

Archaeologists in Bulgaria say they have uncovered relics of John the Baptist on the Black Sea island of Sveti Ivan.

Are these the bones of John the Baptist?updated: Mon Aug 16 2010 14:19:00

In a region already rich with archaeological artifacts, the excavation of a small alabaster box containing a few pieces of bone amid the ruins of a medieval monastery might easily have passed unnoticed.

Russia bans grain exportsupdated: Sun Aug 08 2010 22:44:00

Russia's prime minister bans grain exports after drought and fires devastates crops. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.

Plane crash in Romania kills at least 11, including air force colonelupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 15:11:00

A Romanian military plane crash near the Tuzla Romania Airport by the Black Sea has killed 11 people, including air force Col. Nicolae Jianu, and injured three more, the Ministry of Defense said Monday.

Bodies of 28 trapped Turkish miners foundupdated: Thu May 20 2010 12:17:00

Rescuers have found the bodies of 28 workers buried in a coal mine, authorities said Thursday, dimming hopes for two more missing days after an explosion rocked the facility in northern Turkey.

Finding those missing in Turkish mineupdated: Thu May 20 2010 12:17:00

Rescuers in Turkey have found the bodies of 28 workers buried in a coal mine near the port of Zonguldak.

Turkish miners remain trappedupdated: Wed May 19 2010 15:31:00

The desperate effort to save 30 miners who have been trapped in a northern Turkish coal mine suffered a setback Wednesday, when officials announced that rescue workers had encountered rubble separating them from the victims.

Crews rush to rescue trapped coal minersupdated: Tue May 18 2010 07:46:00

Hundreds of rescue workers are racing to reach 30 miners, who have spent the last 24 hours trapped underground after an explosion rocked a coal mine in northern Turkey on Monday.

Russia, Ukraine agree on naval-base-for-gas dealupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 16:43:00

Russia's president and the newly elected president of Ukraine signed a landmark agreement on Wednesday that signals an end to years of enmity between the two former Soviet republics.

Romanians vote amid political crisisupdated: Sun Nov 22 2009 09:13:00

Romanians were voting Sunday in presidential elections dominated by the collapse last month of the country's ruling coalition and the severe impact of the economic crisis on the European Union member state.

SI.com: London beefs security, Soci on trackupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 14:43:00

LONDON (AP) -- The government says organizers of the 2012 London Olympics will spend $31.4 million of reserve funds to help secure games venues from terrorist attacks.

Snapshots of Russia by trainupdated: Sat May 16 2009 01:46:00

In a special report for CNN's Eye on Russia week, Moscow Correspondent Matthew Chance travels across the vast country from the northern port of Murmansk in the Arctic to the southern city of Sochi on the Black Sea. Here Chance recalls some highlights from his epic journey.

Boeing 737 lands safely after emergency landing in Moscowupdated: Sat Apr 04 2009 06:50:00

A Boeing 737 with 69 people aboard landed safely Saturday after making an emergency landing at Moscow's Vnukovo airport, an airport spokeswoman and Russia's Interfax news agency said.

From rhinos to ecosystems: The evolution of charity campaignsupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 23:42:00

Most of us have grown used to conservation charities putting charismatic animals front and center of their fundraising campaigns.

27 dead after Ukrainian apartment blastupdated: Fri Dec 26 2008 10:16:00

The final death toll from a Christmas Eve explosion in a five-story apartment building in southern Ukraine has increased to 27 people, including three children, Ukrainian officials said Friday.

Ukraine: Apartment explosions kill at least 17updated: Thu Dec 25 2008 10:27:00

Hundreds of emergency workers combed the site of a five-story apartment building in southern Ukraine Thursday after a series of explosions reduced it to rubble, authorities said.

Russian market rouletteupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 10:50:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports on how one of the world's most dynamic economies is now under intense pressure.

Turkish ferry sinks just after leaving portupdated: Sun Sep 14 2008 18:45:00

A ferry leaving a Turkish port south of Istanbul sank late Sunday, CNN partner station CNN Turk said.

Time.com: Russia to Send Ships, Planes to Venezuelaupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 20:00:00

Russia's plan to deploy ships and warplanes to the Caribbean for joint military exercises with Venezuela is allowing President Hugo Chavez to capitalize on tensions between Moscow and the U.S. and showcase a growing military alliance

Time.com: EU Monitors Deploy to Georgia updated: Mon Sep 08 2008 12:00:00

European Union monitors will deploy to regions surrounding South Ossetia and Abkhazia by next month and Russian troops will pull out after that President Dmitry Medvedev said Monday

U.S. risks Russia row with Ukraine NATO backingupdated: Sun Sep 07 2008 01:30:00

The United States has backed Ukraine's bid for NATO membership a day after similarly supporting Georgia, in a move which may further stoke tensions with Russia.

Time.com: Putin Vows 'Answer' to NATO Shipsupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 10:00:00

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia will respond calmly to an increase in NATO ships in the Black Sea in the aftermath of the short war with Georgia

Analysis: Is Ukraine the next domino?updated: Thu Aug 28 2008 13:50:00

Western politicians are currently scrambling for air tickets to Kiev. Britain's Foreign Secretary David Miliband rushed to Ukraine soon after Russia announced its recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney will follow.

Russia recognizes rebel regionsupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 13:50:00

Russian President recognizes Georgia's breakaway provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. CNN's Phil Black reports.

Fortune: Short vs. spy: The case of 4C Controlsupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 06:04:00

4C Controls bills itself as a "leading international security and surveillance company," though at present it has no revenues, no products in the marketplace and a grand total of $229,000 in the bank.

Time.com: US 'Appalled' at Russian Rebel Tieupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 12:35:00

The United States said Russia is behaving "appallingly" by granting formal diplomatic recognition Tuesday to two breakaway Georgian provinces

Time.com: US Warship with Aid Reach Georgiaupdated: Sun Aug 24 2008 13:00:00

A U.S. Navy warship carrying humanitarian aid anchored at the Georgian port of Batumi on Sunday

Tbilisi: Russian troops hold Georgian checkpointsupdated: Sat Aug 23 2008 07:39:00

Most Russian troops have withdrawn from eastern and western Georgia, but they still maintain some checkpoints in the country, a spokesman for Georgia's Interior Ministry said Saturday.

Time.com: Russia Blocks Georgia's Main Port updated: Thu Aug 21 2008 06:00:00

Russian forces blocked the only land entrance to Georgia's main port city

Navy ships wait to deliver aid to Georgiaupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 17:46:00

The first U.S. military ship carrying humanitarian aid for Georgia is headed to the Black Sea after loading the supplies from a port in Crete on Wednesday, according to U.S. Navy officials.

Time.com: Coastal Dead Zones Are Growingupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 16:00:00

Scientists say the number of coastal dead zones has doubled since 2006, to the detriment of already troubled fisheries

Time.com: Russia's Tight Hold on Georgiaupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 13:00:00

Moscow's troops were supposed to turn over territory to Georgia a day ago but they are still holding on to critical areas

Time.com: Russia Halts Military Action updated: Tue Aug 12 2008 05:00:00

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev ordered a halt to military action in Georgia Tuesday, saying it had punished Georgia and restored security for civilians and Russian peacekeepers in South Ossetia

Time.com: Georgia: Russians Have Split Countryupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 17:00:00

Russian forces seized several towns and a military base deep in western Georgia on Monday, opening a second front in the fighting

Fighting with Russia spreads to cities across Georgiaupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 13:14:00

Bombs rocked Tbilisi early Saturday morning as the fight between Georgia and Russia over a breakaway region intensified and moved into the Georgian capital.

Fighting escalates in Georgiaupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 13:14:00

Georgia's president says his country is facing a "large scale" military intervention. Journalist Elene Gotsadze explains.

Russian warplanes target Georgiaupdated: Sat Aug 09 2008 23:56:00

Russian forces launched an airstrike against a military airfield near the Tbilisi International Airport early Sunday, despite international calls for Russia to stand down from the escalating conflict, Georgian officials told CNN.

Russia: Troops in South Ossetia to enforce peaceupdated: Sat Aug 09 2008 04:09:00

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that Russian peacekeepers are "trying to force Georgians to cease fire" in the conflict over the breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia, according to Russia's Interfax news agency.

Time.com: Sunset for the Bush-Putin Eraupdated: Mon Apr 07 2008 14:10:00

Analysis: Despite their fondness for each other, Bush and Putin have presided over a substantial cooling in U.S.-Russia ties

Time.com: Possible US-Russia Missile Dealupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 12:00:00

U.S. negotiators said they had made progress in drafting a document with Russian counterparts that could include a deal on the U.S. missile defense plan

Oil spill may take months to clearupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 23:45:00

Residue from a large oil spill in the Black Sea region will take more than a month and a half to completely clear, Russian officials said Thursday.

Russia's eco catastropheupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 23:45:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports on the environmental impact of the Russian oil spill.

Hunt continues for missing sailorsupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 18:58:00

More than 700 people worked Tuesday to find 20 sailors still missing from weekend storms and to clean up oil which spilled from a tanker that sank in the Black Sea, Russian officials said.

Fuel spill disaster reported in waters near Russiaupdated: Sun Nov 11 2007 18:49:00

At least two sailors died and 23 were missing Sunday when five ships sank in storms in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea, the official Russia Today Web site said.

Gerrard has hairline crack of toeupdated: Wed Aug 15 2007 23:02:00

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is doubtful for England's friendly with Germany on Wednesday after suffering a hairline fracture of the toe in the Champions League qualifier against Toulouse.

Time.com: The Sochi Olympics: A Win for Putinupdated: Sat Jul 07 2007 12:40:00

The Black Sea resort town will host the 2014 Winter Olympics, thanks partly to the Russian president's personal campaign

Russia to host Olympic Gamesupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 08:25:00

Russia to host Olympic Games

Island hopping off your own steamupdated: Fri May 04 2007 04:26:00

Imagine a holiday where you come home with not only a tan, but also an enormous sense of achievement.

Fortune: LIVING HIGH? YOO BETupdated: Mon Apr 02 2007 00:01:00

WHERE WOULD YOU expect to find the tallest residential tower in Europe? London, perhaps? Booming Berlin? Guess again. It's gritty Leeds, a former textile city in northern England. A 54-story, 680-a...

Seven dead in Russian plane crashupdated: Sat Mar 17 2007 05:22:00

A Russian passenger jet slammed into Samara airport Saturday morning in a crash landing, killing at least seven people and wounding 51 others, Russia's Interfax news agency reported, citing an emergency ministry official.

Holidaying in a floating pyramidupdated: Fri Feb 16 2007 08:16:00

If you think an extravagant five-star skyscraper, beach side resort or cliff-side villa is the ultimate hotel experience, then think again. Prepare for a new dimension in luxury lodging ... floating pyramids.

Fortune: From Russia with moneyupdated: Wed Oct 11 2006 15:58:00

There's a new breed of women in the land of caviar and oligarchs - rich, entrepreneurial, and in charge. Here are six supernovas.

Antwerp: City overviewupdated: Wed Oct 04 2006 10:58:00

Antwerp may not be the center of the world, but it once was. From the Middle Ages to the 16th century it was the largest port on the planet, a medieval entrepot and a meeting point for merchants, artists and artisans from the Black Sea to the Baltic.

Bulgaria without injured Berbatovupdated: Mon Sep 04 2006 11:02:00

Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov will miss Bulgaria's Euro 2008 qualifier against Slovenia on Wednesday due to a groin injury that could keep him out for two weeks.

Relatives grieve Russia crash deadupdated: Wed Aug 23 2006 00:13:00

Relatives have been struggling to come to terms with the loss of all 170 people aboard an airliner that crashed in Ukraine, as investigators combed the wreckage for bodies and clues to the disaster.

Russian jet crash kills all 170 on boardupdated: Tue Aug 22 2006 09:04:00

A Russian commercial jet carrying 170 people -- many of them children -- crashed in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, killing all on board, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry reported.

124 dead in Russia airline crashupdated: Sun Jul 09 2006 04:30:00

A Sibir Airlines passenger jet with 200 people on board veered off the runway early Sunday while landing at Irkutsk Airport in eastern Siberia, crashed into a concrete barrier and burst into flames, killing at least 124 people, according to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Weather blamed for Black Sea crashupdated: Tue May 02 2006 20:32:00

Stormy weather is the most likely cause of a jet crash off the coast of Russia in which 113 people died, according to airline and Russian emergency officials.

Thousands of Romanians flee floodsupdated: Wed Apr 19 2006 03:55:00

Seven thousand Romanians were evacuated overnight after a dam on the Danube was breached, raising fears that the swollen river would submerge their low-lying villages.

Olson a doctor without bordersupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 16:18:00

Dr. David Olson has had patients in a remote region between Armenia and Azerbaijan. He has treated people in the breakaway Georgian republic of Abkhazia near the Black Sea and in a gulag prison hospital in Siberia. He has had patients in a northwest Uganda town called Arua.

Bird flu confirmed in Crimeaupdated: Sat Dec 03 2005 07:51:00

The H5 strain of bird flu was found in chickens and geese in two districts on the Crimean Peninsula in the Black Sea, the Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Ministry's press service said Saturday, according to Russia's Interfax news agency.

Romania battles bird flu spreadupdated: Mon Oct 17 2005 01:20:00

Romanian health officials are taking steps to contain a deadly strain of bird flu that has killed at least 60 people in Asia and was confirmed late last week to have spread to Europe.

Romania works to contain bird flu strainupdated: Sun Oct 16 2005 15:55:00

Romanian health officials took steps Sunday to contain a deadly strain of bird flu that has killed at least 60 people in Asia and was confirmed late last week to have spread to Europe.

CNNMoney: Buy Stalin's vacation houseupdated: Fri Sep 30 2005 12:55:00

Twelve-bedroom home by the sea.

Anorthosis through to face Rangersupdated: Wed Aug 03 2005 16:08:00

Anorthosis Famagusta snatched a 3-2 aggregate win over Trabzonspor to claim a lucrative Champions League third qualifying round tie with Scotland's Rangers.

Armenia's painful pastupdated: Fri Apr 29 2005 16:58:00

We shudder at images from Darfur, Sudan, wince at memories of Rwanda and look at grainy pictures of the Holocaust and say "never again."

Moving on from Beslanupdated: Wed Sep 22 2004 12:54:00

We had just come from the other side of the train tracks where the bodies of 82 little boys, girls and their parents were laid out in three refrigerator cars. The bodies belonged to victims of the school hostage crisis in southern Russia.

Recent major Russian air crashesupdated: Wed Aug 25 2004 04:20:00

Here are details of some of the most serious crashes involving Russian planes in recent years, as reported by Reuters news agency:

New efforts to combat invasive species updated: Thu Aug 05 2004 19:07:00

The U.S. Coast Guard will soon begin enforcing new regulations to try to prevent ships from around the world from delivering unwanted and sometimes destructive cargo.

Fortune: Collectibles updated: Mon Aug 18 1986 00:01:00

Trying to figure out what to do with that 1911 Black Sea/Kuban railway bond Grandpa left you? Tired of using Imperial Chinese government certificates for wallpaper? Take heart, but not much, from t...

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