ARCHIVE - 7 November 2012
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Bulgaria's Industrial Production Index Down 1.8% M/M in SeptDeposits of Bulgarian Households Up 0.3% Y/Y in SeptemberBulgaria to Seek Bigger Discount on Gas Supplies from RussiaBulgarian Energy Holding to Sign Final Investment Decision on South StreamBulgaria Govt Extends Concession of Copper Mining Firm Elatsite MedPope Extends Condolences over Death of Bulgarian PatriarchUS: Lifting Visas for Bulgarians Will Not Be Political DecisionLatvia on Road to Adopt Euro in 2014EC to Grant Visa-Free Travel to 16 Island NationsBulgarian Socialist Leader Congratulates Obama on Election VictoryBulgaria to Report 1.4% GDP Growth in 2013 - ECBulgaria Declares Day of Mourning over Dead Orthodox PatriarchBulgaria Leapfrogs to Top 40 in FIFA RankingUK 'Cannot Afford' Bulgarian and Romanian ImmigrantsToday's QuoteObama 'Slated' to Win Swing State Florida TooUS to Get New Treasury Chief despite Obama Reelection7.4-Magnitude Pacific Earthquake Causes Panic in Central AmericaTurkey's Special Forces Strike PKK in Iraqi KurdistanPuerto Rico Votes in Favor of Becoming 51st State of USAStocks Plunge in Obama Reelection AftermathRussian Opposition Outraged over Jailed Activist's Rejected AppealAnalysts View Paul Ryan as GOP Frontrunner for 2016Obama Victory Tweet Sets All-Time RecordSoros on Obama Win: Americans Rejected ExtremismTrump Goes on Twitter Rampage after Obama's VictoryWorld Greets Obama Reelection, More Subdued than in 2008New Generation Kennedy Enters US CongressTammy Baldwin Becomes First Openly Gay US SenatorColorado, Washington Endorse Recreational MarijuanaUS Election Over but Florida Results Still UnknownSame-Sex Marriage Scores Historic Wins in US VoteGOP Keeps Control of House, Democrats to Retain SenateCrowds at Obama's Ancestral Kenyan Home Go Wild over WinTranscript of Obama's Reelection SpeechWhite Voters - 72% of US Electorate, Minorities GrowingObama Strongly Backed by Women, African Americans, Hispanic VotersObama Called Bill Clinton First after Clinching VictoryHopeful Obama Looks Forward, Says the Best is Yet to ComeObama Increases Lead ahead of Romney to 303:206Republican Romney Concedes US Presidential Election DefeatObama Wins Battleground State of VirginiaSupporters Go Wild as Obama ReelectedObama Claims Victory in Tweet, Facebook PostWho Is Who: Reelected US President Barack ObamaUS Democrats Keep Control of SenateObama Beats Romney for US Presidency, Wins ReelectionObama Gains Solid Lead on Romney with Pacific States, Iowa, WisconsinObama Wins Minnesota, Romney Gets ArizonaObama Carries New Hampshire, Utah Goes to RomneyObama Takes Key State of PennsylvaniaRepublicans Keep Majority in US House of Reps in Early Vote CountRomney Comes Ahead of Obama with 28 State ProjectionsHuge Lines in Virginia May Prolong Election Day by 4 hObama Gains Lead on Romney in First 13 StatesUS Northeast Braces for New Storm after Presidential VoteObama, Romney Tied in Key Swing State Virginia - Exit PollRepublican Romney Wins Expectedly in KY, IN - Exit Polls60% of Americans View Economy as Key Issue, Romney Ahead - Exit PollUS Voters in Several States Decide on Key Legal IssuesVoting Glitches Reported All Over US on Election Day
Bulgaria's seasonally adjusted industrial production index fell by 1.8% on the month in September 2012, according to preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI).
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 21:00
At the end of September 2012, the number of deposits of the sectors "Non-financial corporations" and "Households and non-profit institutions, serving households (NPISHs)" was 12.687 million, up by 0.3% from September 2011.
Bulgaria will seek a discount of at least 11% under the new gas supply contract with Russian Gazprom, according to Delyan Dobrev, Minister of Economy, Energy, and Tourism.
Bulgaria's government has authorized Bulgarian Energy Holding to Sign Final Investment Decision on South Stream to grant permission to Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD to adopt a final investment decision on the South Stream gas pipeline project on Bulgarian
Bulgaria's government has extended by 10 years the concession granted to Elatsite Med AD for the production of porphyry copper-gold ore from the Elatsite deposit located in the Sofia district.
Pope Benedict XVI has sent a telegram of condolence on the occasion of the death of Bulgaria's Orthodox Patriarch Maxim.
The potential abolishment of the US visa regime for Bulgarians will not be a political decision, US Ambassador in Sofia Marcie Ries has declared.
Latvia's government has approved a draft law submitted by its Finance Ministry providing for the adoption of the euro as of January 1, 2014.
The European Commission has decided to grant visa free travel to the Schengen area to 16 Island Nations in a bid to spur economic growth in the EU.
The reelection of US President Barack Obama is a vote of confidence for the progressive policies both in the US and all over the world, according to Sergey Stanishev, leader of the Party of European Socialists (PES) and the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP)
The European Commission expects Bulgaria to report an economic growth of 0.8% in 2012.
Bulgaria's Council of Ministers has decided to schedule a of national day of mourning over the death of Orthodox Patriarch Maxim, who passed away at the age of 98 on Tuesday.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 12:15
The Bulgarian national football team has moved 15 places up in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and is now occupying the 40th spot.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 13:18
In 2014 there will be an unprecedented crime wave in Britain if we do not stop Romanian and Bulgarian citizens having open door access to British borders, claims UKIP MEP.
"We are not as divided as our politics suggests.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 11:47
US President Barack Obama, who already secured his reelection, is expected to win the final key battleground state where ballots are still being counted – Florida.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 20:42
A new Treasury Secretary is expected to join the economic team of US President Barack Obama in the short term despite his reelection on November 6.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 19:50
A strong 7.4 magnitude quake struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico on Wednesday.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 19:37
Turkish special forces have conducted a cross-border ground raid on suspected bases of the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 18:51
Voters in Puerto Rico have supported a non-binding referendum to become a full-fledged state of the USA.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 18:24
US stocks opened sharply lower Wednesday following the re-election of President Barack Obama.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 17:49
The Russian opposition has been outraged by a decision of a court in Western Russia to reject a former opposition activist's appeal against an eight-year jail sentence labeled as "harsh" by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 17:38
Analysts have stated that Paul Ryan can be viewed as a frontrunner for a GOP presidential nomination in 2016.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 16:43
The words "four more years", coupled with a photo of Barack and Michelle Obama embraced in a hug, have become the most retweeted Twitter post in history.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 15:47
Billionaire investor George Soros, a mighty contributor to Democratic causes, has hailed Barack Obama reelection as "the door for a more sensible politics."
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 14:03
Donald Trump has expressed his bitter disappointment with the reelection of US President Barack Obama, as he embarked on a twitter rant.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 13:47
World leaders began congratulating US President Barack Obama on his re-election, but the tone is much more subdued due to lower expectations of the country's power overseas.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 13:14
Massachusetts voters elected a third generation of the Kennedy family to represent them in Washington, selecting Joseph Kennedy III for the US House.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 12:39
The first Wisconsin woman, to be elected to the US Senate, has also become its first openly gay member.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 12:05
Voters in Colorado and Washington have approved measures allowing adults to use marijuana for any purpose.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 11:37
US President Barack Obama has been officially reelected to a second term in office, but the key battleground state of Florida still remains a question mark.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 11:36
US voters in the states of Maine and Maryland became the first to approve legalizing same-sex marriage through a direct vote.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 11:09
With the final makeup of the US Congress still unclear as of Wednesday morning, Republicans appear to have failed to grab the Senate, while Democrats have failed to make inroads in the House.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 10:50
Kogelo, a typically sleepy village in rural western Kenya, erupted into dances and celebrations after it emerged that President Obama, called here "favorite son", has been elected to a second term in office.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 10:47
The following is a transcript of President Obama's reelection speech.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 10:15
White voters made up 72% of the electorate in the US presidential elections, with African Americans, Latinos and other minorities comprising a growing share, exit polls have indicated.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 09:43
US President Barack Obama, who was reelected to a second term in office, received strong support from women voters as well as overwhelming support from African Americans and strong backing from Hispanic voters, exit polls suggest.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 09:39
Former President Bill Clinton was the first person President Obama called after receiving the call from Mitt Romney conceding the 2012 presidential election, Fox News has learned.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 09:10
US President Barack Obama thanked voters and promised them the best is yet to come as he delivered his acceptance speech shortly after being elected to a second term in office.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 08:53
With swing state Florida still too close to call, US President Obama has won 303 electoral votes to Republican challenger Romney's 206, latest results show.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 08:23
Republican Mitt Romney has conceded the US presidential election and congratulated rival Democrat Barack Obama with the victory.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 08:05
President Obama will win Virginia, one of the two swing states, which were too close to call, cementing his reelection, according to CNN projections.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 08:00
Supporters of US President Barack Obama across the country and the world went literally wild after his reelection was confirmed on his Twitter and Facebook pages.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 07:45
Barack Obama has been reelected President of the United States of America in a close battle claiming victory with posts on his Twitter and Facebook pages.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 06:56
Democrat Barack Obama, 51, was reelected for the second term in office, becoming the 45th president of the US.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 06:46
The US Democrats will keep control of the Senate as the vote comes to conclusion, CNN projects.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 06:26
Incumbent US President, Democrat Barack Obama has been reelected to the US Presidency beating Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to CNN's projections.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 06:18
Incumbent US President Barack Obama has overtaken Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the electoral college after the Pacific states closed their polls on Election Day, according to CNN's projections.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 06:09
Democrat incumbent Barack Obama has taken the state of Minnesota with 10 votes the in US Electoral College, while challenger, Mitt Romney won Arizona with 11 votes.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 05:57
Incumbent US President Barack Obama has won the small swing state of New Hampshire with its 4 electoral votes, while Republican candidate Mitt Romney won expectedly Utah, according to CNN projections as of 10 pm ET (5 am EET).
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 05:11
Democrat incumbent Barack Obama has taken the key state of Pennsylvania with 20 votes the in US Electoral College, according to projections by CNN
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 04:30
The US Republicans will maintain their majority in the House of Representatives, CNN porjects.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 04:22
Republican candidate Mitt Romney has come ahead of Democrat incumbent Barack Obama in US electoral college, according to projections by CNN for a total of 23 states.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 04:05
Long lines of voters still waiting to cast their votes may extend the Election Day in some counties of the key swing state by up to 4 hours, according to officials.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 03:32
With projected winners in 13 states and the District of Columbia, CNN projects the electoral vote balance is 64 for Obama to 56 for Romney, as of 8 pm ET (3 am EET).
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 03:06
The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has created chaos and long lines at voting stations in the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday which also braced for a new storm expected on Wednesday.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 02:37
Incumbent US President, Democrat Barack Obama, and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have tied the key swing state of Virginia with 49% each, according to a CNN exit poll.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 02:03
The first polls have closed in the States of Indiana and Kentucky at 6 pm (1 am Bulgarian time).
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 01:07
60% of Americans View Economy as Key Issue, Romney Slightly Ahead – Exit Poll60% of voters who cast ballots on Election Day or earlier say the economy is the most important issue in their vote, according to an early CBS News exit poll.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 01:02
Voters in the US are voting on November 6 to elect the 45th president in one of the closest races in history with incumbent President, Democrat Barack Obama, and challenger, Republican Mitt Romney running neck and neck.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 00:47
Computer and "human" problems alike have affected the Election Day voting for US President leading to complaints across the country.
November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 00:19
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