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ARCHIVE - 7 November 2012

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Business

Bulgaria's Industrial Production Index Down 1.8% M/M in Sept
Deposits of Bulgarian Households Up 0.3% Y/Y in September
Bulgaria to Seek Bigger Discount on Gas Supplies from Russia
Bulgarian Energy Holding to Sign Final Investment Decision on South Stream
Bulgaria Govt Extends Concession of Copper Mining Firm Elatsite Med

Politics

Pope Extends Condolences over Death of Bulgarian Patriarch
US: Lifting Visas for Bulgarians Will Not Be Political Decision
Latvia on Road to Adopt Euro in 2014
EC to Grant Visa-Free Travel to 16 Island Nations
Bulgarian Socialist Leader Congratulates Obama on Election Victory
Bulgaria to Report 1.4% GDP Growth in 2013 - EC

Society

Bulgaria Declares Day of Mourning over Dead Orthodox Patriarch

Sports

Bulgaria Leapfrogs to Top 40 in FIFA Ranking

Views on BG

UK 'Cannot Afford' Bulgarian and Romanian Immigrants

Quotes

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World

Obama 'Slated' to Win Swing State Florida Too
US to Get New Treasury Chief despite Obama Reelection
7.4-Magnitude Pacific Earthquake Causes Panic in Central America
Turkey's Special Forces Strike PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan
Puerto Rico Votes in Favor of Becoming 51st State of USA
Stocks Plunge in Obama Reelection Aftermath
Russian Opposition Outraged over Jailed Activist's Rejected Appeal
Analysts View Paul Ryan as GOP Frontrunner for 2016
Obama Victory Tweet Sets All-Time Record
Soros on Obama Win: Americans Rejected Extremism
Trump Goes on Twitter Rampage after Obama's Victory
World Greets Obama Reelection, More Subdued than in 2008
New Generation Kennedy Enters US Congress
Tammy Baldwin Becomes First Openly Gay US Senator
Colorado, Washington Endorse Recreational Marijuana
US Election Over but Florida Results Still Unknown
Same-Sex Marriage Scores Historic Wins in US Vote
GOP Keeps Control of House, Democrats to Retain Senate
Crowds at Obama's Ancestral Kenyan Home Go Wild over Win
Transcript of Obama's Reelection Speech
White Voters - 72% of US Electorate, Minorities Growing
Obama Strongly Backed by Women, African Americans, Hispanic Voters
Obama Called Bill Clinton First after Clinching Victory
Hopeful Obama Looks Forward, Says the Best is Yet to Come
Obama Increases Lead ahead of Romney to 303:206
Republican Romney Concedes US Presidential Election Defeat
Obama Wins Battleground State of Virginia
Supporters Go Wild as Obama Reelected
Obama Claims Victory in Tweet, Facebook Post
Who Is Who: Reelected US President Barack Obama
US Democrats Keep Control of Senate
Obama Beats Romney for US Presidency, Wins Reelection
Obama Gains Solid Lead on Romney with Pacific States, Iowa, Wisconsin
Obama Wins Minnesota, Romney Gets Arizona
Obama Carries New Hampshire, Utah Goes to Romney
Obama Takes Key State of Pennsylvania
Republicans Keep Majority in US House of Reps in Early Vote Count
Romney Comes Ahead of Obama with 28 State Projections
Huge Lines in Virginia May Prolong Election Day by 4 h
Obama Gains Lead on Romney in First 13 States
US Northeast Braces for New Storm after Presidential Vote
Obama, Romney Tied in Key Swing State Virginia - Exit Poll
Republican Romney Wins Expectedly in KY, IN - Exit Polls
60% of Americans View Economy as Key Issue, Romney Ahead - Exit Poll
US Voters in Several States Decide on Key Legal Issues
Voting Glitches Reported All Over US on Election Day

Business

Bulgaria's Industrial Production Index Down 1.8% M/M in Sept

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).

Business | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 21:00

Deposits of Bulgarian Households Up 0.3% Y/Y in September

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.

Business » Finance | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 18:06

Bulgaria to Seek Bigger Discount on Gas Supplies from Russia

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.

Business » Energy | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 19:28

Bulgarian Energy Holding to Sign Final Investment Decision on South Stream

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

Business » Energy | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 15:34

Bulgaria Govt Extends Concession of Copper Mining Firm Elatsite Med

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.

Business » Industry | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 17:17

Politics

Pope Extends Condolences over Death of Bulgarian Patriarch

Pope Benedict XVI has sent a telegram of condolence on the occasion of the death of Bulgaria's Orthodox Patriarch Maxim.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 15:06

US: Lifting Visas for Bulgarians Will Not Be Political Decision

The potential abolishment of the US visa regime for Bulgarians will not be a political decision, US Ambassador in Sofia Marcie Ries has declared.

Politics » Diplomacy | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 14:26

Latvia on Road to Adopt Euro in 2014

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 20:10

EC to Grant Visa-Free Travel to 16 Island Nations

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 20:10

Bulgarian Socialist Leader Congratulates Obama on Election Victory

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)

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 18:47

Bulgaria to Report 1.4% GDP Growth in 2013 - EC

The European Commission expects Bulgaria to report an economic growth of 0.8% in 2012.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 16:14

Society

Bulgaria Declares Day of Mourning over Dead Orthodox Patriarch

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.

Society | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 12:15

Sports

Bulgaria Leapfrogs to Top 40 in FIFA Ranking

The Bulgarian national football team has moved 15 places up in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and is now occupying the 40th spot.

Sports | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 13:18

Views on BG

UK 'Cannot Afford' Bulgarian and Romanian Immigrants

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.

Views on BG | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 12:50

Quotes

Today's Quote

"We are not as divided as our politics suggests.

Quotes | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 11:47

World

Obama 'Slated' to Win Swing State Florida Too

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 20:42

US to Get New Treasury Chief despite Obama Reelection

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 19:50

7.4-Magnitude Pacific Earthquake Causes Panic in Central America

A strong 7.4 magnitude quake struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico on Wednesday.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 19:37

Turkey's Special Forces Strike PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

Turkish special forces have conducted a cross-border ground raid on suspected bases of the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 18:51

Puerto Rico Votes in Favor of Becoming 51st State of USA

Voters in Puerto Rico have supported a non-binding referendum to become a full-fledged state of the USA.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 18:24

Stocks Plunge in Obama Reelection Aftermath

US stocks opened sharply lower Wednesday following the re-election of President Barack Obama.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 17:49

Russian Opposition Outraged over Jailed Activist's Rejected Appeal

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 17:38

Analysts View Paul Ryan as GOP Frontrunner for 2016

Analysts have stated that Paul Ryan can be viewed as a frontrunner for a GOP presidential nomination in 2016.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 16:43

Obama Victory Tweet Sets All-Time Record

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 15:47

Soros on Obama Win: Americans Rejected Extremism

Billionaire investor George Soros, a mighty contributor to Democratic causes, has hailed Barack Obama reelection as "the door for a more sensible politics."

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 14:03

Trump Goes on Twitter Rampage after Obama's Victory

Donald Trump has expressed his bitter disappointment with the reelection of US President Barack Obama, as he embarked on a twitter rant.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 13:47

World Greets Obama Reelection, More Subdued than in 2008

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 13:14

New Generation Kennedy Enters US Congress

Massachusetts voters elected a third generation of the Kennedy family to represent them in Washington, selecting Joseph Kennedy III for the US House.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 12:39

Tammy Baldwin Becomes First Openly Gay US Senator

The first Wisconsin woman, to be elected to the US Senate, has also become its first openly gay member.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 12:05

Colorado, Washington Endorse Recreational Marijuana

Voters in Colorado and Washington have approved measures allowing adults to use marijuana for any purpose.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 11:37

US Election Over but Florida Results Still Unknown

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 11:36

Same-Sex Marriage Scores Historic Wins in US Vote

US voters in the states of Maine and Maryland became the first to approve legalizing same-sex marriage through a direct vote.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 11:09

GOP Keeps Control of House, Democrats to Retain Senate

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 10:50

Crowds at Obama's Ancestral Kenyan Home Go Wild over Win

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 10:47

Transcript of Obama's Reelection Speech

The following is a transcript of President Obama's reelection speech.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 10:15

White Voters - 72% of US Electorate, Minorities Growing

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 09:43

Obama Strongly Backed by Women, African Americans, Hispanic Voters

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 09:39

Obama Called Bill Clinton First after Clinching Victory

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 09:10

Hopeful Obama Looks Forward, Says the Best is Yet to Come

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 08:53

Obama Increases Lead ahead of Romney to 303:206

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 08:23

Republican Romney Concedes US Presidential Election Defeat

Republican Mitt Romney has conceded the US presidential election and congratulated rival Democrat Barack Obama with the victory.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 08:05

Obama Wins Battleground State of Virginia

President Obama will win Virginia, one of the two swing states, which were too close to call, cementing his reelection, according to CNN projections.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 08:00

Supporters Go Wild as Obama Reelected

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 07:45

Obama Claims Victory in Tweet, Facebook Post

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 06:56

Who Is Who: Reelected US President Barack Obama

Democrat Barack Obama, 51, was reelected for the second term in office, becoming the 45th president of the US.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 06:46

US Democrats Keep Control of Senate

The US Democrats will keep control of the Senate as the vote comes to conclusion, CNN projects.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 06:26

Obama Beats Romney for US Presidency, Wins Reelection

Incumbent US President, Democrat Barack Obama has been reelected to the US Presidency beating Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to CNN's projections.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 06:18

Obama Gains Solid Lead on Romney with Pacific States, Iowa, Wisconsin

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 06:09

Obama Wins Minnesota, Romney Gets Arizona

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 05:57

Obama Carries New Hampshire, Utah Goes to Romney

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).

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 05:11

Obama Takes Key State of Pennsylvania

Democrat incumbent Barack Obama has taken the key state of Pennsylvania with 20 votes the in US Electoral College, according to projections by CNN

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 04:30

Republicans Keep Majority in US House of Reps in Early Vote Count

The US Republicans will maintain their majority in the House of Representatives, CNN porjects.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 04:22

Romney Comes Ahead of Obama with 28 State Projections

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 04:05

Huge Lines in Virginia May Prolong Election Day by 4 h

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 03:32

Obama Gains Lead on Romney in First 13 States

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).

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 03:06

US Northeast Braces for New Storm after Presidential Vote

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 02:37

Obama, Romney Tied in Key Swing State Virginia - Exit Poll

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 02:03

Republican Romney Wins Expectedly in KY, IN - Exit Polls

The first polls have closed in the States of Indiana and Kentucky at 6 pm (1 am Bulgarian time).

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 01:07

60% of Americans View Economy as Key Issue, Romney Ahead - Exit Poll

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 01:02

US Voters in Several States Decide on Key Legal Issues

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.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 00:47

Voting Glitches Reported All Over US on Election Day

Computer and "human" problems alike have affected the Election Day voting for US President leading to complaints across the country.

World | November 7, 2012, Wednesday // 00:19
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