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ARCHIVE - 29 December 2012

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Business

Bulgarian Minister Requests Report on Export Ban for 5 Meat, Dairy Processors

Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control (Rosselkhoznadzor) has revoked the export permits of five Bulgarian meat and dairy processing companies.

Business | December 29, 2012, Saturday // 17:32

bTV Complains to EC over Dispute with Cable Operator

Bulgaria's largest private TV network, bTV, has sent a letter of complaint to the European Commission over what it sees as "unfair actions" on part of Bulgarian cable TV operator Bulsatcom.

Business | December 29, 2012, Saturday // 11:49

Bulgarian Environment Minister Cleared of Conflict of Interest

The Conflict of Interest Committee in the Bulgarian Parliament has cleared Environment Minister Nona Karadzhova of conflict of interest accusations.

Business | December 29, 2012, Saturday // 10:25

Mitsubishi-Areva Alliance to Bid for Turkey's Second Nuclear Plant

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd and French utility Areva SA are preparing to place a bid for an upcoming order to build a nuclear power plant in Turkey, a Turkish government official recently told the Nikkei.

Business » Energy | December 29, 2012, Saturday // 14:03

Society

Bulgaria on Alert over Snowfall, Gusty Winds

Six districts in Western Bulgaria are on high alert over potential heavy snowfall, Bulgaria's National Hydrology and Meteorology Institute announced Saturday.

Society » Environment | December 29, 2012, Saturday // 10:44

Sports

Bulgarian Chess Player Strip Searched in Croatia

The organizers of an international chess tournament in Zadar, Croatia, have strip searched an unranked Bulgarian chess player after he easily beat their local grand master.

Sports | December 29, 2012, Saturday // 10:10

Crime

Turkish Businessman Beaten to Death near Bulgaria's Plovdiv

Turkish national Ender Penderli, renter of a restaurant on the road connecting the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv and the village of Popovitsa, has been beaten to death.

Crime | December 29, 2012, Saturday // 18:19

Cashier at Bulgarian Ministry Charged with Embezzling BGN 4000

The cashier of Bulgaria's Regional Development Ministry was detained Friday on suspicions of embezzling a sum of BGN 4000.

Crime | December 29, 2012, Saturday // 15:31

Bulgarian Village Refuses to Pay Taxes over Rampant 'Roma Crime'

The residents of Milorad, a village in Northwestern Bulgaria, have threatened to stop paying taxes to the central government unless it finally gets some protection against incessant thefts, robberies, and other crimes that they attribute to local Roma.

Crime | December 29, 2012, Saturday // 14:49

World

4 Dead, 4 Critical after Crash Landing at Moscow Airport

Four people were killed and four others hospitalized in critical condition on Saturday when a Russian passenger jet caught fire after overshooting the runway at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.

World | December 29, 2012, Saturday // 19:46

Russian Passenger Plane Crash Lands at Moscow Airport

A Russian passenger plane crash landed at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport on Saturday, breaking apart and catching fire.

World | December 29, 2012, Saturday // 16:36

French Constitutional Council Overturns 75% Tax on Ultrarich

France's Constitutional Council overturned a 75% tax rate on incomes above EUR 1 M on Saturday.

World | December 29, 2012, Saturday // 16:07

Nothing Can Persuade Assad to Step Down in Syria - Lavrov

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is facing a civil war, is insisting on staying in power, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.

World | December 29, 2012, Saturday // 12:21

Russia's US Adoption Ban to Spur New Anti-Putin March

Russian opposition activists plan a march urging to repeal a new law banning adoptions of Russian children by American citizens and dissolve the two houses of parliament next month.

World | December 29, 2012, Saturday // 10:04

US Adopts Law against Iran's Influence in Latin America

US President Barack Obama has signed a law designed to counter Iran's alleged influence in Latin America, through a new diplomatic and political strategy to be designed by the State Department.

World | December 29, 2012, Saturday // 08:59
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