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TWO UNIDENTIFIED GUNMEN ON MOTORCYCLES HAVE OPENED FIRE ON THE AMERICA...

Two unidentified gunmen on motorcycles have opened fire on the American Center in Kolkata (Calcutta), eastern India, killing at least four Indian guards and injuring 14 other people. No U.

World | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

SOFIA INDEX HITS A RECORD-HIGH AFTER LUKOIL TRADE ON STOCK EXCHANGE

A package of some 5% or 700,000 shares in Lukoil Neftochim refinery were traded yesterday on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange at BGN 20 each, immediately raising Sofia index to a record high of 138,49. Lukoil shares are normally traded at BGN 8-BGN 10 each.

Business | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

80 VOLUNTEERS APPLIED FOR BULGARIAN PEACEKEEPING UNIT IN AFGHANISTAN

A total of 80 Bulgarian servicemen have applied for voluntary participation in the peacekeeping operation in Afghanistan, Miho Mihov, Chief of the General Staff of the Bulgarian army, announced. The number is likely to reduce following a medical check-up

Politics | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

BULGARIA READY TO GRANT EUR 1,300 M AID TO AFGHANISTAN

"Bulgaria is ready to participate in the reconstruction of Afghanistan with EUR 1,300 M to be used for technical assistance in the fields of agriculture, reconstruction of the destroyed transport and telecommunications networks, infrastructure, education

Business | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

BULGARIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN ELENA POPTODOROVA BECAME AN HON...

Bulgarian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Elena Poptodorova became an honorary member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). Honorary membership in PACE is granted to its long-time active members after they are no longer deputies in t

Politics | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

THE BULGARIAN RED CROSS DONATED HUMANITARIAN AID TO ALBANIA BECAUSE OF...

The Bulgarian Red Cross donated humanitarian aid to Albania because of the worrying situation in the country due to the heavy snowfall. 10,000 packages with food have been sent to the country.

Politics | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

TURKISH TEXTILE HOLDING PLANS OPERATIONS IN BULGARIA

Turkey’s textile holding company Menderes Tekstil plans to invest USD 2 M in the construction of a textile factory in the town of Svilengrad in Southern Bulgaria. The Instanbul-listed company turnout in 2002 is expected to reach USD 19 M, with USD 15 M of

Business | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

BULGARIAN STUDENT SHOT DEAD IN US

Simeon Popov, a 27-year-old Bulgarian, living in the town of Syracuse, NY, in the United States was shot to death by an armed gunman Sunday night. He was pronounced dead at the Syracuse University Hospital from a gunshot wound to the head, the Syracuse Un

Politics | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

THE FAR-RIGHT AUSTRIAN FREEDOM PARTY HAS WON RESOUNDING SUPPORT FOR IT...

The far-right Austrian Freedom Party has won resounding support for its petition against a Czech nuclear power station bordering Austria that has caused a bitter row between the two neighbours. More than 900,000 people - nearly a sixth of Austrian voters

World | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

RESIDENTS OF THE STRICKEN CONGOLESE TOWN OF GOMA ARE REPORTEDLY RISKIN...

Residents of the stricken Congolese town of Goma are reportedly risking their lives by using the local lake for drinking, bathing and cooking.

World | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

A FORMER EXECUTIVE WITH THE BANKRUPT AMERICAN ENERGY GIANT ENRON HAS S...

A former executive with the bankrupt American energy giant Enron has said that documents were destroyed at the firm's headquarters in Texas long after a court order forbidding such action.

World | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

BULGARIA’S BIGGEST SMELTER POSTED BGN 2,5 M LOSS FOR 2001

KTMZ, Bulgaria’s biggest lead and zinc-smelter posted a BGN 2,5 M loss for 2001. The slump is attributed to low metal prices on international markets.

Business | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

INTERNATIONAL DONORS MEETING IN TOKYO HAVE PROMISED A TOTAL OF $4.5BN ...

International donors meeting in Tokyo have promised a total of $4.5bn to help Afghanistan to start rebuilding after years of war.

World | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

THE SITTING OF THE HOLY SYNOD, SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 22, WAS POSTPONED...

The sitting of the Holy Synod, scheduled for January 22, was postponed since Patriarch Maxim served a mass for the health and success of the new Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov. The service started at 10.

Politics | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

INSURERS EXPECT BGN 30 M FROM “GREEN CARDS” PREMIUMS

“Green Card” bureau, which is to sell the obligatory insurance policies for travels abroad, set premium revenues for 2002 at BGN 30 M, Dnevnik Daily wrote, citing a bureau board member. The start of the bureau’s operations will be discussed at the general

Business | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

OUTGOING PRESIDENT PETUR STOYANOV WILL LEAVE FOR THE UNITED STATES IN ...

Outgoing president Petur Stoyanov will leave for the United States in early February, Standart daily wrote. He was invited by the American Congress and will stay in Washington for three months.

Politics | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

THE NEW BULGARIAN PRESIDENT TOOK OFFICE JANUARY 22

At a solemn ceremony on January 22 the new Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov officially took office. The ceremony started at 11am at "Alexander Nevsky" square.

Politics | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

IMPORTED RAW SUGAR WILL BE PREFERRED BY PRODUCERS IN 2002

Raw sugar imports from Latin American countries will continue to provide a large part of the necessary amounts for Bulgarian sugar mills in 2002. In the opinion of beet and sugar producers imported raw sugar will be preferred mainly because of the high co

Business | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

RUSSIAN GAS TO TURKEY VIA BULGARIA LIKELY TO INCREASE

The amounts of natural gas transported from Russia to Turkey via Bulgaria is likely to be increased, Deputy Prime Minister Nikolay Vassilev said, following his meeting with officials from Russia’s gas giant Gazprom in Moscow. According to him Bulgaria wil

Business | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

MOSCOW MAYOR HOPES RELATIONS WITH BULGARIA WILL SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE

Moscow's Mayor Yuri Luzhkov had a meeting with the Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolaiy Vassilev within the framework of his working visit to Moscow. Luzhkov deplored that over the past decade Russian-Bulgarian relations were not as close as they had been on

Politics | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00

MORE RESIDENTS IGNORED WARNINGS AND RETURNED TO THE VOLCANO-STRICKEN C...

More residents ignored warnings and returned to the volcano-stricken city of Goma on Monday -- as molten lava caused a petrol station to explode. Many of Goma's residents fled to neighboring Rwanda when Mount Nyiragongo erupted, but decided to come home a

World | January 21, 2002, Monday // 00:00
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