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Russian State Telecom To Launch Counterpart of Skype

The Russian State Telecom Rostelecom is planning to launch a Russian mobile application, more or less analogous to Skype and Viber, reports ITAR-TASS.

World » Russia | 6 minutes ago

Poland's Sikorski Denies Ukraine Partition Comments

Polish ex-Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has responded to an article in a US magazine where he allegedly says Russia offered Poland to annex five Ukrainian provinces.

Business | 35 minutes ago

Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dead At 82

Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, died on Monday at the age of 82.

Society » Obituaries | 1 hour ago

EU Bank Watchdog Urges Bulgaria to Ensure Instant Access to KTB Deposits

European Banking Authority said Monday Bulgaria should allow immediate access of depositors at Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank, KTB) to their savings.

Business » Finance | 2 hours ago

Bulgaria Court to Sit on 'Putin Opponent' Extradition

Sofia City Court is to hold a sitting Tuesday on the extradition of businessman and activist Nikolai Kobliakov to Russia.

Crime | 2 hours ago

Drunk Snow Plough Driver Might Have Caused Crash of Total CEO's Plane

At least five people are dead after a private jet crashed at Moscow's Vnukovo airport also claiming the life of French oil company Total's CEO Christophe de Margerie.

Society » Incidents | 3 hours ago

Russia 'Offered Poland Part of Ukraine' - Former FM

Russia has sought to involve Poland in the partition of Ukraine, former Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski told a US media outlet.

World » Ukraine | 3 hours ago

EU Commission 'Should Adopt New Approach' to Disasters, Emergency - MEP

The European Commission needs a more comprehensive and coordinated approach to disaster and emergency response, MEP Iliana Iotova has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | 4 hours ago

Road Agency Chief Warns about Shortage of Funds for Winter Maintenance

As Bulgaria braces for the first snowfall scheduled for Friday, the Road Infrastructure Agency warns about the shortage of funds for seasonal road maintenance.

Society | October 20, 2014, Monday // 21:09

Russia to Ban Import of Animal Fat, Meat Byproducts from EU

Russia will impose a temporary ban on imports of animal fat and meat byproduct from the European Union.

World » Russia | October 20, 2014, Monday // 19:52

Conservators at Bulgaria’s Corpbank Submit Audit Report

The conservators at Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank, KTB) have submitted to the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) the audit of the financial institution.

Business » Finance | October 20, 2014, Monday // 19:26

Finance Ministry Reopens 10.5-Year Issue of BGN-Denominated Govt Securities

Bulgaria’s Finance Ministry reopened the 10.5 year issue of Government Securities (GS) issued on 15 January 2014 with maturity 15 July 2024.

Business » Finance | October 20, 2014, Monday // 18:53

Court Issues Life Sentence for Ghastly Murder in Sofia Park

Nikolay Rusinov has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 28-year-old Yana Krasteva in Sofia in 2011.

Crime | October 20, 2014, Monday // 18:26

Employment Agency Director Decries Inefficiency of Job Schemes

Asen Angelov, Executive Director of Bulgaria’s Employment Agency, has underscored the inefficiency of labor market policy, drawing attention to the fact that they have remained unchanged for over eight years and have only had a temporary effect.

Business | October 20, 2014, Monday // 17:41

First Albanian PM Visit to Serbia in 70 Years Postponed

A trip of Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama to Serbian capital Belgrade was put off for November after Rama spoke to Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic, officials say.

World » Southeast Europe | October 20, 2014, Monday // 17:18

Bulgaria’s President: New Elections Are Not an Option

Bulgaria needs a functioning Parliament and a government elected by it, according to President Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Domestic | October 20, 2014, Monday // 16:32

Cooling of US-Russia Relations to Last Long Time - Russian FM

A long period of severing ties between Washington and Moscow should be expected amid attempts to solve the Ukraine crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned.

World » Russia | October 20, 2014, Monday // 16:25

Kozloduy NPP Completes Planned Annual Overhaul of Unit 6

The planned annual overhaul of unit 6 of Bulgaria’s Kozloduy nuclear power plant has been completed and it has been reconnected to the energy grid.

Business » Energy | October 20, 2014, Monday // 15:54

Bulgaria's GERB to Hold New Gov't Talks with Four Parties

Center-right party GERB is to hold another round of negotiations with four parliamentary parties this week, its leader Boyko Borisov said.

Politics » Domestic | October 20, 2014, Monday // 15:17

Turkey to Allow Iraqi Kurdish Fighters to Enter Syria To Defend Kobane

Turkey will allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross into Syria to fight Islamic State militants, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.

World | October 20, 2014, Monday // 14:59

Chinese Corporation to Build Romanian Nuclear Reactors

China Cheneral Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) has been selected as the investor to develop two units at the Cernavoda NPP, the Romanian state-owned energy utility Nuclearelectrica has said.

World » Southeast Europe | October 20, 2014, Monday // 14:45