ARCHIVE - 25 December 2012

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Bulgaria to Decide on 2 More Danube Bridges in Jan 2013

Almost BGN 2 B will be "poured" in Bulgaria's construction sector in 2013, according to a forecast made by Bulgarian Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova.

Business | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 16:02

Russian Railways Interested in Ailing Bulgarian Counterpart - Report

The state Russian company Russian Railways is interested in the privatization of Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) freight unit, according to Russian paper Kommersant.

Business | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 13:05

100 000 Bulgarians, Greeks Go to One Another's Countries for Christmas

More than 105 000 people have crossed the Bulgarian-Greek border as tourists during the Christmas break so far, according to data of the Bulgarian Border Police.

Business » Tourism | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 20:15


Sofia Subway Train Hits Woman, Attack Suspected

A subway train in the Bulgarian capital Sofia has hit a young girl, who has been hospitalized in critical condition.

Society | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 17:30

Bulgarian Sailors Stranded in Pakistan to Be Back Home for Christmas

The 10 Bulgarian sailors who were stranded due to a trade dispute in Karachi, Pakistan, are expected to return to Bulgaria before the end of the day Tuesday.

Society | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 14:13

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The Team of (Sofia News Agency), Bulgaria's largest English-language media, & our Bulgarian-language service, wishes you a very Merry Christmas!

Society | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 00:01

Bulgaria's Mountains See Record High Temperatures

Three spots in different Bulgarian mountains registered record high temperatures on December 25, 2012, Christmas Day, Bulgaria's National Meteorology and Hydrology institute reported Tuesday.

Society » Environment | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 16:54

Christmas Greets Europe with Spring, UK under Deluge

A southern wind has set springlike temperatures over much of western and southern Europe, at a time when torrential rains are flooding the UK, and Russia is cracking under severe cold.

Society » Environment | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 14:40

Thousands Flock for Christmas Carol Festival in Bulgaria

Thousands of audience and performers have gathered Tuesday for Bulgaria's 19th annual Christmas Carol Feast in the southern city of Yambol.

Society » Culture | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 15:03

Pope Benedict on Christmas: Let God in, Leave Violence Behind

Pope Benedict XVI made a strong message for peace, including a call for the ceasing of violence in Syria, in his 2012 Christmas Urbi et Orbi address in the Vatican Tuesday.

Society » Culture | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 13:44


Jol: Berbatov's Melancholy Not Good for Fulham

Fulham manager Martin Jol has said that Bulgarian forward Dimitar Berbatov's tendency to be down when the club is not doing well is not beneficial to the team.

Sports | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 10:50


Man Arrested for Pushing Woman before Metro Train in Sofia

A 32-year-old man has been arrested by the police in Bulgarian capital Sofia on suspicions of pushing a woman in front of a train in a local metro station.

Crime | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 19:11

27 Illegal Migrants Detained in Bulgaria

Bulgarian border police have detained 27 foreign citizens who illegally tried to cross in from Turkey in the small hours of Christmas day.

Crime | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 12:42


123 Perish in Russia's Severe Winter

A bitter cold spell in Russia has claimed 123 lives in the past 10 days, an official said Tuesday.

World | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 18:27

Iran Pays Female Russian Technicians at Busher NPP to Wear Hijab

Iran is paying Russian women working as technicians at its sole nuclear power plant to adhere to the Islamic dress code, an Iranian lawmaker told the ISNA news agency on Tuesday.

World | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 18:04

Gulf Arab States Protest Iran's 'Interference' in Their Affairs

Leaders of the Gulf Arab monarchies have protested against Iran as they concluded a two-day Manama summit Tuesday, saying Tehran must immediately and completely stop its "interference" in their internal affairs.

World | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 16:45

Court Cracks Down on Opposition Media in Kazakhstan

A district court in Kazakhstan has ordered the closure of dozens of opposition media outlets.

World | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 15:22

17 Injured in Unrest in Front of Macedonia's Parliament

At least 17 persons, including 11 policemen, have been injured during a protest in front of Macedonia's parliament in Skopije that turned violent late Monday evening.

World | December 25, 2012, Tuesday // 09:56
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