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ARCHIVE - 16 April 2013

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Business

Turkey Lifts Ban on Imports of Bulgarian Eggs, Dairy Products
Bulgaria's FDI Shrinks to EUR 40.3 M in Jan-Feb 2013
Bulgaria to Register 1.5% GDP Growth in 2013 - IMF
Bulgaria's Energy Watchdog Chair Vows Equal Treatment of Large, Small Companies

Politics

Bulgaria's President to Attend Margaret Thatcher's Funeral
Bulgarian PM Extends Condolences to Obama over Boston Attack
Bulgarian President Offers Condolences to Boston
No Injured Bulgarians in Boston Explosions
EC with 'No Comment' on Bulgaria's 'Watergate' Scandal
Bulgarian Caretaker PM Doesn't Believe He's Been Wiretapped

Society

Bulgarian Pensioner Files Discrimination Complaint against ex-PM
Bulgarian Prosecution Hints Spying Breaches Begun with GERB
Bulgarian Eyewitnesses Tell about Boston Horror Blasts
Bulgaria Marks Anniversary of Its Deadliest Terror Attack
Google Helps People Track Beloved Ones in Boston
Gusts Close Varna Port, Code Yellow in 7 Regions

Sports

Bulgaria's Dimitrov Smashes Tipsarevic in Monte Carlo

Crime

Bulgarian Registry Agency Ex CEO Charged with Fraud

World

7.8-Magnitude Earthquake in Iran Kills 34 in Pakistan
US President Calls Boston Bombing 'Act of Terror'
17 Boston Bombing Victims Remain Critical – Police
Council of Europe Urges Greece to Ban Neo-Nazi Party
Hundreds Feared Dead in Massive Iran Quake
7.8-Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Iran-Pakistan Border
FBI Work on 2 Leads in Deadly Boston Blast
Boston Celtics Game Canceled in Wake of Deadly Marathon Attack
78-Year-Old American Completes Boston Race after Falling in Blast
EU Leaders Condemn Boston Marathon Bombing
No US President at Margaret Thatcher's Funeral
London Marathon to Review Security in Boston Aftermath
Revere Apartment Searched in Connection with Marathon Bombing
Statement of US President Obama on Boston Blasts
Muslim Extremist Leader Rejoices over Boston Tragedy
Boston Blasts Death Toll Rises to 3
Boston Police Confirm Third Explosion ат JFK Library

Business

Turkey Lifts Ban on Imports of Bulgarian Eggs, Dairy Products

Bulgaria is to renew its export of eggs and dairy products to Turkey, as Ankara has lifted a 16-year-old ban on the import of these products from its neighboring country.

Business | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 12:07

Bulgaria's FDI Shrinks to EUR 40.3 M in Jan-Feb 2013

According to preliminary data of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB), the Foreign direct investments in the country for the period January - February 2013 amounted to EUR 40.

Business » Finance | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 20:07

Bulgaria to Register 1.5% GDP Growth in 2013 - IMF

Bulgaria's GDP is to increase by 1.5% in 2013, against an inflation rate of 2.3%, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Business » Finance | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 18:28

Bulgaria's Energy Watchdog Chair Vows Equal Treatment of Large, Small Companies

Bulgaria's State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR) treats all energy and water and sewerage companies it monitors the same way, regardless of their size, according to Evgenia Haritonova, Chair of the energy watchdog.

Business » Energy | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 16:10

Politics

Bulgaria's President to Attend Margaret Thatcher's Funeral

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev will attend the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher set to take place on April 17 at London's St.

Politics » Diplomacy | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 18:52

Bulgarian PM Extends Condolences to Obama over Boston Attack

Bulgaria’s caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov has sent a letter of condolences to US President Barack Obama in the aftermath of Monday’s bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon.

Politics » Diplomacy | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 17:27

Bulgarian President Offers Condolences to Boston

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has voiced his country’s solidarity with US authorities in the aftermath of the deadly bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Politics » Diplomacy | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 15:21

No Injured Bulgarians in Boston Explosions

There is no information about injured Bulgarians in the two bomb explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Politics » Diplomacy | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 08:18

EC with 'No Comment' on Bulgaria's 'Watergate' Scandal

All questions regarding the use of special surveillance devices in Bulgaria must be addressed to the Chief Prosecutor, according to the European Commission's Spokesperson Mark Gray.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 14:56

Bulgarian Caretaker PM Doesn't Believe He's Been Wiretapped

Bulgarian caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov does not believe that he and his recently appointed Cabinet have been wiretapped.

Politics » Domestic | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 14:03

Society

Bulgarian Pensioner Files Discrimination Complaint against ex-PM

A Bulgarian pensioner has filed a complaint against a discriminatory statement of former Prime Minster Boyko Borisov.

Society | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 17:25

Bulgarian Prosecution Hints Spying Breaches Begun with GERB

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov, indirectly admitted the "spying" vehicles have been purchased and used after 2009 when the centrist GERB party took office.

Society | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 12:37

Bulgarian Eyewitnesses Tell about Boston Horror Blasts

A young Bulgarian woman working in Boston has been just meters away from one of the devices exploding in the heart of the city, killing three and injuring over 140, many seriously.

Society | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 09:58

Bulgaria Marks Anniversary of Its Deadliest Terror Attack

Tuesday, April 16, marks the 88th anniversary of the deadliest terror attack in Bulgaria's history, the assault at the Sveta Nedelya church

Society | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 09:39

Google Helps People Track Beloved Ones in Boston

Google has mobilized the social networks in setting up a Boston Marathon Person Finder page to help family and friends connect with beloved ones in the city after the deadly bomb blasts.

Society | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 09:18

Gusts Close Varna Port, Code Yellow in 7 Regions

Code yellow has been declared for seven regions in eastern and southern Bulgaria Tuesday over the forecast for gusty winds.

Society » Environment | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 11:02

Sports

Bulgaria's Dimitrov Smashes Tipsarevic in Monte Carlo

A spectacular display saw in-form Bulgarian youngster Grigor Dimitrov defeat world No. 10 Janko Tipsarevic in the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday.

Sports | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 14:31

Crime

Bulgarian Registry Agency Ex CEO Charged with Fraud

The specialized anti-corruption and white-collar crime unit of the Sofia City Prosecutor's Office has logged official charges against Violeta Nikolova, the former Executive Director of the Bulgarian Registry Agency.

Crime | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 14:21

World

7.8-Magnitude Earthquake in Iran Kills 34 in Pakistan

The strong 7.8-magnitude earthquake which struck southeastern Iran on Tuesday destroyed hundreds of houses and killed over 30 people.

World | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 20:52

US President Calls Boston Bombing 'Act of Terror'

US President Barack Obama has described the bombing at the Boston Marathon as an "act of terror", adding that it was yet to be revealed whether it had been plotted by a foreign or domestic group or individual.

World | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 19:25

17 Boston Bombing Victims Remain Critical – Police

A total of 176 victims injured in Monday’s bomb attack in Boston have been placed in hospitals around the city, with 17 of them in critical condition, according to a police official.

World | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 17:53

Council of Europe Urges Greece to Ban Neo-Nazi Party

Nils Muiznieks, the Council of Europe commissioner for human rights, has said that Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party should be banned for carrying out a growing number of racist crimes against migrants.

World | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 16:57

Hundreds Feared Dead in Massive Iran Quake

Hundreds are feared dead after the powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake that jolted Iran near the border with Pakistan.

World | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 15:58

7.8-Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Iran-Pakistan Border

A 7.8-magnitutde earthquake has struck the Iran-Pakistan border.

World | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 14:36

FBI Work on 2 Leads in Deadly Boston Blast

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, and the Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, are working on two main leads in the Boston Marathon deadly blast that killed three and injured over 140, some seriously.

World | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 13:28

Boston Celtics Game Canceled in Wake of Deadly Marathon Attack

The Boston Celtics' home game against the Indiana Pacers has been cancelled because of Monday’s deadly Boston Marathon bombings.

World | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 13:13

78-Year-Old American Completes Boston Race after Falling in Blast

American Bill Iffrig, 78, has been able to finish the race Monday despite being knocked down by the by the first of two deadly bombs that hit the Boston Marathon.

World | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 13:02

EU Leaders Condemn Boston Marathon Bombing

EU leaders have expressed their shock at Monday’s deadly bomb attack at the Boston marathon, describing it as "atrocious" and "reprehensible".

World | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 12:43

No US President at Margaret Thatcher's Funeral

The current US President and no former one will be in attendance at the funeral of of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, which will take place on Wednesday, April 17.

World | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 11:45

London Marathon to Review Security in Boston Aftermath

Security for Sunday's London Marathon will be reviewed after two fatal explosions hit the Boston Marathon, but the event will go ahead, officials say.

World | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 11:42

Revere Apartment Searched in Connection with Marathon Bombing

Teams of federal and local law enforcement agents searched an apparently vacant fifth floor apartment on Ocean Avenue in the Boston suburb of Revere just hours after a deadly bomb attack killed at least three people at the Boston Marathon.

World | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 11:11

Statement of US President Obama on Boston Blasts

Monday evening, President Obama made an official statement about explosions at the Boston Marathon.

World | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 10:25

Muslim Extremist Leader Rejoices over Boston Tragedy

Mohammad al-Chalabi, leader of a Jordan extremist Muslim Salafi group, has rejoiced over the tragedy in Boston, where two bombs exploded killing three and injuring over 140, many seriously.

World | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 08:56

Boston Blasts Death Toll Rises to 3

The death toll in the two bomb explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon has risen to three while more than 100 are reported injured, some seriously.

World | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 07:50

Boston Police Confirm Third Explosion ат JFK Library

Boston police has confirmed a third explosion at t the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library after two deadly ones went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

World | April 16, 2013, Tuesday // 00:26
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