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ARCHIVE - 14 July 2013

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Business

Bulgaria Launches Its 1st Completed HWY July 15

The last section of the Trakiya highway in southern Bulgaria, connecting the capital Sofia and the Black Sea city of Burgas, which has been built for 40 years, is finally going to be launched on Monday, July 15.

Business | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 09:05

Varna Plans Revolt against Russian-sponsored Gas Pipeline

Residents of Bulgaria's Black Sea city of Varna are preparing to stage a protest rally against the joint Russian-Bulgarian South Stream natural gas pipeline project.

Business » Energy | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 17:31

Politics

Bulgarians Mark Day 31 of Anti-Govt Protest

Sunday evening thousands have convoked again in downtown Sofia to request the resignation of the Socialist-endorsed Cabinet of Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski on what is the 31st consecutive day since rallies started June 14.

Politics » Domestic | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 19:58

Ex Bulgarian President Suspect Right Wing of Using Protests

There are clear attempts to put the just protest rallies of Bulgarians in a particular political frame to support a new right-wing project, says former President Georgi Parvanov.

Politics » Domestic | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 19:03

Ex Bulgarian PM Mulls Compromise with Political Enemies

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has finally informed he was ready to negotiate with two out of the three other parties in the current Parliament.

Politics » Domestic | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 16:31

'French Liberty' Leads Bulgarian Rally in Bow to Bastille Day

A group of protesting Bulgarians has staged Saturday evening a reincarnation of Eugene Delacroix's historic painting of the July Revolution in France - Liberty Leading the People.

Politics » Domestic | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 15:21

Bulgaria's Embattled Shaky Govt: Give Us a Chance

Bulgaria’s embattled Socialist-backed government has once again denied speculations that it is considering resignation amid mass protests that have been going on for a month already.

Politics » Domestic | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 11:52

Society

TPP Chimney Protester Rescued in Sofia

A rescue team was able to convince the young man, protesting against the Socialist-endorsed government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski from the top of a tall chimney of a Thermal Power Plant in Sofia, to come down.

Society | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 18:20

Half of Bulgarians Believe Rallies Turned Political – Poll

Over half of Bulgarians, 51%, believe the anti-government protest rallies are no longer civil, but have turned political.

Society | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 17:00

Bulgarian Reality Show Finalist Protests from TPP Chimney

A young Bulgarian man has staged a new form of protest against the Socialist-endorsed government of Prime Minister, Plamen Oresharski, by climbing to the top of a chimney of a Thermal Power Plant in Sofia.

Society | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 15:54

Sofia Hellish Taxi Crash Victim, 25, Buried

Friends and relatives will bid farewell on Sunday to the young lady, who died in the horrific crash on Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd in Sofia late on Wednesday.

Society | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 14:23

Five Lives Lost on Bulgaria Roads Overnight

Five passengers have died as 28 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry.

Society | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 10:55

'Glee' Star Cory Monteith Found Dead in Canada Hotel

Glee star Cory Monteith has been found dead in a Vancouver hotel. He was 31.

Society » Obituaries | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 12:19

Sports

Bulgaria’s Dimitrov Fails to Reach Final in Bastad

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov was narrowly defeated by Spain's Fernando Verdasco on Saturday and failed to reach the final of the SkiStar Swedish Open in Bastad.

Sports | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 15:00

Bulgaria's Spot in FIVB World League Finals Confirmed

Bulgaria’s dreams to compete in the FIVB World League Finals came true after it scored a second victory against Poland, while its main rival for the spot USA lost to Brazil.

Sports | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 10:11

Crime

Bulgaria’s Ex PM Admits: I am Afraid of Serbian Mobster Josic

Bulgaria’s former prime minister Boyko Borisov has openly expressed his fear of Serbian mobster Sreten Josic, who allegedly stood at the bottom of a murder plot against him.

Crime | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 12:58

Views on BG

Crime Gangs from Eastern Europe are Targeting German Cities

Leonard Müller, boss of Askania, a Berlin watchmaker, no longer frets about thefts from his three shops during opening hours: they happen once a quarter. It is the four big break-ins since 2011 that shock him.

Views on BG | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 13:39

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Europe's Oldest Inhabited City

As the bus drove through Plovdiv's suburbs, after a two-hour journey from the capital Sofia, I felt like I was visiting an old friend.

Views on BG | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 09:09

World

Train Crash Overshadows Bastille Day in France

France is about to mark Bastille Day as investigations continue into the country's worst rail disaster for 25 years.

World | July 14, 2013, Sunday // 08:33
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