ARCHIVE - 22 December 2012

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Sofia to Start Building Subway to Business Park in 2013

The construction of the subway section connecting the Mladost-1 residential district to Business Park Sofia will be launched in early 2013, according to Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of the Bulgarian capital.

Business | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 16:48

Bulgaria's Major Media Group Settles Scores with Alpha Bank

Economedia, the second largest publishing group in the country, announced it has paid in full and in advance its loan to Alpha Bank, which was keen to seize control of it over an alleged default.

Business | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 16:46

Bulgaria's Sofia Gets Brand New Overpass

The new overpass at the crossing of the Prof. Ivan Geshov Blvd and St. Georgi Sofiyski Street in Bulgaria's capital Sofia was opened for vehicles on Saturday.

Business | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 15:15

Russia Urges EU to Set High Priority on South Stream

Russia believes that the South Stream gas pipeline project should be granted a high priority status by the European Union, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.

Business » Energy | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 18:47


Turkey Claims it Was '1st to Recognize Macedonia'

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has made the erroneous  claim that his country was the first to recognize Macedonia.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 16:21

Bulgarian PM: You Won't Fool Me into Commenting on Chief Prosecutor!

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has vowed not to comment on the controversial election of the country's new Chief Prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov.

Politics » Domestic | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 15:42

Bulgaria Min: Let's Judge after Chief Prosecutor's First 100 Days

Bulgaria's justice minister has vehemently defended the controversial election of a new chief prosecutor, which opponents claim was orchestrated by the ruling party.

Politics » Domestic | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 10:32


CCTV Implicates 'The Killers' over Bulgaria Top Banker Murder

А gang, who carried out contract killings, is most probably behind the slaying of Bulgaria's top banker Emil Kyulev seven years ago, the interior minister claims.

Crime | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 14:26

Bulgaria's Notorious 'Octopus' Freed on Bail

Notorious Bulgarian businessman Aleksei Petrov, who is tried on numerous counts for organized crime, has been released on a bail of BGN 10 000.

Crime | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 12:52

7 Bulgarians Busted in Paris for ATM Theft

Seven Bulgarians have been arrested in Paris during an investigation of ATM draining by the use of a skimming device, according to French press.

Crime | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 11:20


Man's Best Friend

A: My dog is incredible! It has even learned to read and practise every day with my newspaper.

Smiles | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 15:07


Egypt's VP Resigns Ahead of Vital Referendum Results

Egypt's Vice President Mahmoud Mekki has resigned on the day of the final round of the country's constitutional referendum.

World | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 19:33

North Korean Leader Eager for More Rockets

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called for further development of space technology and the launching of more rockets following the successful launch of one earlier this month.

World | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 18:04

Pakistan Recognizes Kosovo - Report

Pakistan has become the 98th sovereign state to recognize Kosovo, it has been reported.

World | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 17:31

Bulgarian Truck Driver Killed in French Crash

The Bulgarian driver of a long vehicle truck has been killed in a heavy traffic accident in France, local media reported.

World | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 13:31

John Kerry Nominated to Succeed Hillary Clinton

US President Barack Obama said today that he has nominated Sen. John Kerry to be his next secretary of state, succeeding Hillary Clinton if confirmed by Congress.

World | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 12:16

Egypt Votes in Second Referendum

Egyptians have begun voting in a second stage of a constitutional referendum that has sparked weeks of unrest, BBC reported.

World | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 09:46
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