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Bulgarian Maleeva's Run at Australia Open Ended

Bulgaria's best tennis player Magdalena Maleeva was stopped in her run at the Australian Open by Russian Elena Bovina. In the third round of the Grand Slam tournament on Satiurday, the Bulgarian who was seeded 11th in the scheme, was overpowered 7/5, 4/6,

Sports | January 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00

Bulgaria Seized 725 kg Narcotics over 2002

Bulgarian customs officers seized 725 kg of narcotics, mostly heroin, over 2002. According to customs authorities, this year's quantity is far less that what was intercepted in previous years.

Politics | January 19, 2003, Sunday // 00:00

Bulgaria's Second N-plant Project Said to Kick Off in 2003

Bulgaria will start to build its second nuclear power plant this year. The move was announced by the chairman of the parliamentary committee on energetics, Vesselin Blisnakov.

Business | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

Wildfires Menace Australia's Capital

A state of emergency has been declared around Australia's capital city, Canberra, as bushfires rage out of control. Most of the city is now surrounded by the fires and dozens of suburban homes have already been engulfed by flames.

World | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

Mediaeval Church Threatened by Water-Conduit Failure

A collapsed supporting wall threatens a mediaeval church in Bulgaria's former capital Veliko Tarmovo. A water-conduit failure flooded the area around the church and caused the collapse.

Politics | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

Parliament Ready to Solve Deadlock of Top Privatisation Deals

Bulgaria's Parliament would interfere with legislative moves to ensure successful completion of Bulgartabac and Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC) privatization. This is the firm position of the Parliament's economy committee chairman Valery Dimit

Business | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

Budget-funded Salaries Rise by 3.5%

Remunerations in state-funded sectors are raised by 3.5 percent starting January 1.

Politics | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

Deutsche Bank "Might Dump Tobacco Monopoly Deal in Bulgaria"

Deutsche Bank still expects Bulgaria's Privatization Agency to ask confirmation of offer, Dominick Redfurn from the bank's investment department said in an interview for Bulgarian NET radio. "Till now, we haven't received information what would happen to

Business | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

No Hearing Date in Sight for Medics in Libya

The hearing of the Bulgarian medics' case in Libya is delayed by court procedures. Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Solomon Passy said that in an interview for local Darik radio.

Politics | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

Counterfeit Euros Discovered at Kalotina

EUR 3,550 worth of counterfeit banknotes were discovered during a routine check at the Kalotina border checkpoint. They were carried by a Bulgarian national who was on his way to Spain.

Politics | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

UN: Poverty Plagues Bulgarian Gypsies

Poverty has deepened for millions of gypsies across Central and Eastern Europe since the fall of communism a decade ago. This is evident in the report, commissioned by the United Nations Development Program that studied gypsies in Bulgaria, Hungary, Slova

Politics | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

Bulgaria "with no Chance to Recover Iraq's Debt under Saddam"

While Saddam Hussein holds the power, Bulgaria has no chance to recover what it has lent to Iraq. This is the opinion of Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Passy who pointed out that the country demanded the settlement of the issue with a diplomatic note a few m

Politics | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

Bulgaria Forecasts 52% GDP-Foreign Debt Ratio till End-2003

Bulgaria's Finance Minister Milen Velchev expects that the country's GDP - foreign debt ratio will drop to 52 percent till the end of 2003. He forecasts that this trend will continue over 2004 when the ratio will reach 50 percent.

Business | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

Bulgaria Expects U.S. Request for Iraq Operation This Weekend

Bulgaria will be asked by the U.S.

Politics | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

Russian Envoy in N Korea Peace Drive

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Losyukov flew to the capital, Pyongyang, following talks with Chinese officials in Beijing. The latest round of diplomacy came as a United Nations envoy who flew from Pyongyang to Beijing on Saturday warned there

World | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

Mass Rallies Planned against War in Iraq

Mass rallies are being planned around the world to show opposition to any war against Iraq. Demonstrations began in Japan and are set to take place in cities across Europe and the Middle East as well as in the United States.

World | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

Security Council Orders Hunt for Al-Qaeda

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to extend and improve efforts to control the remnants of Afghanistan's former Taleban government and the al-Qaeda network of Osama Bin Laden. The resolution aims to tighten monitoring procedures and keep sanct

World | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

FM Takes Part in Open Session of Security Council on Terrorism

Bulgaria will take part in the open session of the United Nation's Security Council as its non-permanent member on January 20 in New York. The session is aimed at outlining further counteraction measures against international terrorism.

Politics | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

Bulgaria to Insist on Bigger Farm Subsidies upon EU Entry

Bulgaria will insist on receiving 40 percent instead of envisaged 25 percent of the direct subsidies for EU farmers upon joining the EU. Agriculture Minister Mehmed Dikme said that on Friday after meeting with EU Agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler.

Politics | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

Light Earthquake Registered in South-Western Bulgaria

A light earthquake was registered at 08.55 pm on Friday in Bulgaria.

Politics | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00

Bulgaria will Offer to Host 2014 Winter Olympics

A committee has been set up to work out Sofia's offer to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, President of Bulgarian Olympic Committee (BOC) Ivan Slavkov said. Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg was briefed on Friday about the idea for Sofia's bid to host the Wi

Sports | January 18, 2003, Saturday // 00:00
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