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ARCHIVE - 10 February 2013

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Business

UAE Temporarily Bans Poultry Import from Bulgaria

Dr Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahd, UAE's Minister of Environment and Water, has issued a number of ministerial decisions to organize the import of animals and birds in the country.

Business | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 19:28

Protesters Hurl Snowballs at Bulgarian EconMin over Electricity, Heating Bills

Enraged protesters threw snowballs at Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister Delyan Dobrev in Sofia on Sunday, according to local reporters.

Business » Energy | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 15:13

Bulgarians Rise Up against Shocking Electricity, Heating Bills

A dozen Bulgarian cities are to stage on Sunday a new round of protests against dramatically higher electricity and heating bills this winter.

Business » Energy | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 10:15

Politics

Bulgaria Thanks US for Terror Probe Assistance

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has expressed his gratitude to the US for its assistance in the probe into last year’s terror attack in the Black Sea city of Burgas.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 17:26

Bulgaria to Hand Over to Lebanon Report on Bus Attack – Diplomat

Bulgaria is about to hand over to Lebanese authorities a detailed report on investigations carried out over Burgas attack, the Bulgarian Embassy charge d'affaires announced.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 11:48

Bulgaria Denies Recall of Iran Ambassador, Cites End of Term

Bulgaria's foreign ministry has denied media reports that Iran is slated to recall its ambassador to the country after it placed responsibility for Burgas attack on Hezbollah.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 11:19

Iran to Recall Bulgaria Ambassador - Israeli Media

Israeli news outlets widely report the news that Iran is expected to recall its ambassador to leave Sofia, citing Bulgarian media.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 10:58

Bulgaria to Brief EU Foreign Ministers on Burgas Terror Probe Findings

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov will brief his EU colleagues on the results of the probe into last year's terror attack in the Black Sea city of Burgas.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 15:41

Society

Bulgaria Marks Honey, Beehives Day

Bulgaria's Orthodox Church marks on Sunday the day of St. Haralambos, the holiday traditionally associated with honey and beehives for the Christians in the country.

Society | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 11:40

Bulgaria's Drumming Duo Elitsa and Stoyan to Take on Eurovision Again

Bulgaria's state-owned national television has put an end to its quest to find an entry for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden, taking an unexpected decision.

Society » Culture | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 12:58

Sports

Great Britain Defeats Bulgaria in Fed Cup Semifinals

Great Britain secured a Fed Cup World Group II play-off in April after winning their Euro/Africa Group I play-off against Bulgaria in Eilat, Israel, BBC reported.

Sports | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 14:50

Views on BG

Burgas Report Blaming Hezbollah the Talk of Bulgaria

Bulgaria's investigatory report placed the blame squarely on Hezbollah for the murders of five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver last July.

Views on BG | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 16:03

Bulgaria's Chalga Pop-Folk: A Cultural Rift

Bulgaria's sex-soaked pop-folk music culture known as chalga has come under the spotlight following the controversial decision to award EU development money to a top producer. Ina Sotirova, in Sofia, finds out why it has caused such a storm.

Views on BG | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 09:54

Quotes

Today's Quote

"We will do our best to represent Bulgaria with dignity and to be remembered as warriors of our time with free spirits and extraordinary zest and ambition.

Quotes | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 13:30

World

One Policeman Killed, 59 Injured in Tunisia Clashes

One policeman was killed and 59 others were injured during several days of clashes, which broke out in the North African country after the assassination of opposition leader Shokri Belaid, the country's Interior Ministry has said.

World | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 18:48

Romania Launches Investigation into Horsemeat Scandal

The Romanian government is investigating if horsemeat discovered in beef products in Britain and France came from an abattoir in the country.

World | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 18:26

German Education Minister Resigns over 'Plagiarism' Scandal

German Education Minister Annette Schavan has resigned after a university stripped her of her doctorate for plagiarism.

World | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 16:35

General Joseph Dunford Takes over ISAF Commander Post

US General Joseph Dunford assumed command of NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan on Sunday, taking over from General John Allen.

World | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 14:09

Millions Welcome Chinese Year of Snake

Millions of people are celebrating Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, the most important annual holiday in much of Asia.

World | February 10, 2013, Sunday // 09:28
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