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ARCHIVE - 16 December 2012

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Business

Bulgarian Govt Denies Holding Secret Talks on Belene NPP

The Bulgarian government is not conducting secret negotiations with a private investor for the construction of the controversial Belene NPP, the country's Economy and Energy Minister, Delyan Dobrev, declared Sunday.

Business » Energy | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 14:00

Bulgarian Winter Resorts Expect Greek Visitors Boom

Bulgarian winter resorts of Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo expect to be the hit for Greek visitors for Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Business » Tourism | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 18:18

Bulgaria's Vitosha Ski Season Launch Postponed to Dec 20

The ski season in the Vitosha mountain near the Bulgarian capital Sofia will be opened officially on Thursday, December 20, instead of Sunday, as initially scheduled.

Business » Tourism | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 11:18

Politics

Bulgarian, Greek Cabinets to Hold Joint Sitting

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, is leaving on an official trip to Greece to participate in the second joint summit of the Council for Cooperation between the governments of the two countries.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 10:08

Bulgaria Has No Plans to Send Peacekeepers in Syria

There aren't currently any plans for Bulgaria to send peacekeepers in Syria, says Defense Minister, Anyu Angelov.

Politics » Defense | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 16:34

Bulgarian PM Snubs again WikiLeaks as Communist Slander

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, reiterated over the weekend that cables of US diplomats with allegations about his criminal past, disclosed by WikiLeaks, were a Socialist conspiracy and complete non-sense.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 19:56

Bulgarian Top Cop Obstructed Recovery after Pernik Quake

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has obstructed the fast absorption of funds, slated by the Cabinet for people affected by the strong earthquake in the western region and city of Pernik.

Politics » Domestic | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 18:47

Society

Icy Conditions Impede Traffic, Cause Injuries in Bulgaria

Icy streets and sidewalks in a number of Bulgarian cities and towns have sent Sunday hundreds of people to hospitals.

Society » Environment | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 19:21

Bulgaria's Greens Approach Human Rights Court on Nuclear Referendum

Bulgaria's Greens Party is preparing to file a case with the European Human Rights Court in Strasbourg against the rule of a local Court banning them from campaigning in the nuclear energy referendum.

Society » Environment | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 17:13

17 Bulgarian Regions under Sleet Alert

Code yellow over snow and ice has been declared for seventeen Bulgarian regions, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) announced Sunday morning.

Society » Environment | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 10:27

Low Turnout at Sofia Non-Smokers Rally

Low turnout has been reported at the non-smokers rally in Bulgaria's capital Sofia in protest against the proposed easing of the full ban on smoking in all enclosed public spaces, enforced as of June 1.

Society » Health | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 14:48

Record Number of Bulgarians Hospitalized in 2012

A record number of Bulgarians have been hospitalized in 2012, says the Head of the country's National Health Insurance Fund, NZOK, Plamen Tsekov.

Society » Health | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 12:54

Crime

Bulgarian Police Seizes Illegal Guns Linked to 'Killers' Case

Illegally owned guns and munitions have been seized by the Bulgarian police from the home of the father of one of the defendants in the high-profile organized crime case codenamed "The Killers.

Crime | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 11:50

World

Ukrainian Judge, Family Found Decapitated in Kharkov

A district judge, 58, his wife, 59, their son, 30, and his girlfriend, 29, have been savagely murdered and decapitated in Kharkov, Ukraine.

World | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 17:53

Grieving US Town to Bury School Massacre Victims

The gunman who killed 27 people, including 20 children, on Friday at the Newtown Elementary school in Connecticut has been strange, but not insane and apparently suffered from a rare form of autism, according to a local resident, who knew the family.

World | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 15:52

Oklahoma Teen Plots Mass Murder on Day of Newtown Attack

A student has been arrested in Oklahoma, US, on suspicions he has plotted an explosion and shooting of schoolmates on the same day a gunman killed 26 children and adults in an elementary school in Connecticut.

World | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 13:26

3 New Shooting Sprees Terrify America

Police is southern California have detained a man who fired about 50 shots in the parking lot of a Newport Beach shopping mall.

World | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 12:18

Hillary Clinton Suffers Concussion, Sen. Kerry Likely Successor

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has sustained a concussion after fainting from dehydration at her home early last week.

World | December 16, 2012, Sunday // 10:51