13 September 2019
Skopje – North Macedonia and Albania deserve to open EU membership negotiations, outgoing EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said in an interview with the Montenegrin daily Vijesti.
Skopje – An event to mark the start of a twinning project that will support the Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO), the ministries of justice and interior, the Financial Police and the Customs Administration in enhancing the investigative centres will take place on Friday at the PPO.
Istanbul – At least four people were killed and 13 injured in south-east Turkey when the vehicle they were in hit a roadside bomb, local media reported on Thursday.
Tokyo – The number of centenarians in Japan surpassed 70,000 for the first time, hitting a record high for the 49th consecutive year, a government report showed on Friday.
Jakarta – Residents in Indonesia’s Riau province prayed for rain on Friday as haze from raging forest fires sent pollution to dangerous levels. Thick smog has blanketed parts of Riau province on the island of Sumatra in recent days, forcing the closure of hundreds of schools and limiting visibility to 200 metres in some areas.