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ARCHIVE - 20 April 2013

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Business

Bulgaria's Govt Mulls New Price Freeze of Staple Foods for Easter Holidays

Bulgaria's government considers initiating a new price freeze of staple foods for the Easter holidays, according to Asen Vasilev and Ivan Stankov, caretaker Ministers of Economy and Agriculture, respectively.

Business | April 20, 2013, Saturday // 19:56

EU Producers Must Compete on Equal Terms on Bulgarian Market - Minister

Asen Vasilev, caretaker Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, has suggested that retail chains must offer more Bulgarian products, while local producers must find out what is in demand to be able to sell their output better.

Business | April 20, 2013, Saturday // 18:09

3 Stuntmen Injured during Rehearsal of Balkanski Circus

Three stuntmen  have been hospitalized after an incident during a rehersal at Circus Balkanski in Sofia.

Business | April 20, 2013, Saturday // 15:31

Unit 5 of Bulgaria's Nuclear Plant Back in Line after Minor Fault

Unit 5 of Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant, which suffered a technical problem last week, has been switched back on and is functioning properly.

Business » Energy | April 20, 2013, Saturday // 14:45

Politics

Bulgaria Demands Good Neighborly Relations to Back Macedonia's EU Bid

Bulgaria will give the green light to Macedonia's EU accession when the country starts showing a "good neighbor" attitude, according to Bulgaria's caretaker Prime Minister Marin Raykov.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 20, 2013, Saturday // 17:07

Bulgarian President Vows to Apologize if Anti-Mafia Head Is Falsely Accused

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has promised to apologize to former anti-mafia unit director Stanimir Florov if the latter turns out to be unjustly accused of large-scale bribery.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 20, 2013, Saturday // 12:09

Society

US: Bulgaria Mistreats Roma, Lacks Media Freedom

The marginalization of the Romani minority remains Bulgaria’s most pressing human rights problem, according to the US Department of State’s latest report on the country’s human rights practices.

Society | April 20, 2013, Saturday // 10:26

Sports

Football Fans in Bulgaria Carry "Happy Birthday Hitler!" Posters

Fans of Bulgaria's Levski Sofia football club carried a poster greeting Adolf Hitler on his birthday at a match with Litex Lovetch on Saturday.

Sports | April 20, 2013, Saturday // 20:21

Nadal: Bulgaria's Dimitrov Has Everything to Be Top Player

Rafael Nadal has praised on Bulgarian rising star Grigor Dimitrov, against whom he narrowly won on Friday.

Sports | April 20, 2013, Saturday // 10:53

Crime

Bulgarian Border Police Bust 27 Illegal Immigrants in 1 Day

Officers of the Regional Border Police Directorate in Elhovo detained a total of 27 illegal immigrants on Friday, according to the country’s Interior Ministry.

Crime | April 20, 2013, Saturday // 13:28

World

Giorgio Napolitano Re-Elected President of Italy

Giorgio Napolitano has been re-elected for a second 7-year term as Italian President.

World | April 20, 2013, Saturday // 23:40

Napolitano Agrees to Run for 2nd Term as Italian President

Italian President has agreed to run for re-election in a bid to resolve the growing political crisis plaguing the country.

World | April 20, 2013, Saturday // 18:54

Explosion in Zagreb-based Café Leaves 7 Injured

Seven people have been injured in an explosion in downtown Zagreb.

World | April 20, 2013, Saturday // 16:08

FBI Interviewed Boston Suspect in 2011

The FBI revealed on Friday that they had interviewed Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011, after a foreign government alerted officials that he had possible ties to extremists.

World | April 20, 2013, Saturday // 14:01

'We're Not Chechnya,' Czechs Remind in Boston Aftermath

The ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States has stressed that his country is different from Chechnya, the Russian region linked with the two Boston Marathon bombers.

World | April 20, 2013, Saturday // 12:48

Strong Quake Kills Dozens in Southern China

A powerful earthquake struck the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan on Saturday, killing more than 70 people and injuring hundreds of others.

World | April 20, 2013, Saturday // 11:24

2nd Boston Suspect Captured

Police have announced the arrest of Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

World | April 20, 2013, Saturday // 07:42
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