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Bulgarians Name Moscow Crisis Int'n'l Event of 2002

Moscow hostage crisis caused by Chechen rebels was named the international event of the year according to a survey of polling agency Alpha Research. Asked to name the international event of the year, 57 % of respondents selected the Moscow crisis.

Views on BG | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00

North Korea Threatens to Pull out of Nuke Non-Proliferation Treaty

North Korea has hinted it could pull out of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty if the confrontation over its nuclear programme continues. The north has already expelled inspectors from its nuclear complex at Yongbyon and is threatening to restart the fa

World | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Three U.S. Doctors Shot Dead in Yemen

Three American doctors have been shot dead in Yemen by a lone gunman - described as a suspected Islamist , BBC reported. A fourth was wounded in the attack in the southern town of Jibla, hospital sources told the AFP news agency.

World | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Action Plan on Bulgarian Prosecutor's Murder Case Ready

An action plan on Prosecutor Kolev's murder case with the tasks assigned has been agreed at a meeting of Interior Ministry Chief Secretary Gen Boyko Borissov and Deputy Chief Prosecutor Hristo Manchev. Representatives of the National Intelligence Service,

Politics | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Russia Refuses Flights of Bulgaria's New Flag Carrier

Russia hasn't responded yet to a note asking the new flag carrier Balkan Air Tour to replace bankrupt Balkan Airlines as Bulgaria's carrier to Russia, the Bulgarian news agency announced. The Russian authorities explained the delay with the debts of Balka

Business | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Bulgaria's Government Condemns Supreme Magistrate Killing

The Bulgarian government condemned the murder of Supreme Prosecutor Nikolay Kolev that took place on Saturday evening according to a statement of the Cabinet's spokesman. "Yesterday's (Saturday) murder provokes deep concern among the Bulgarian society and

Politics | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00

New Head of Bulgaria's Foreign Investment Agency Projects Good Results End-2003

" I believe that going forward the Foreign Investment Agency should function like a marketing department of a large corporation, which has a broad client base," Pavel Ezekiev, newly appointed head of the Foreign Investments Agency said in an exclusive int

Business | December 30, 2002, Monday // 00:00

2002 in Bulgaria's Politics Gets Polar Assessments

According to the rightist opposition party Union of Democratic Forces (UDF), 2002 was a year of harmful consequences for Bulgaria. UDF spokesman Nikolay Mladenov said that stressing that the Cabinet "breaks the law.

Politics | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

N Korea Pledged Resistance to U.S. Pressure

North Korea has declared it will not give in to threats from the Bush administration that it faces economic isolation unless it abandons its nuclear programme. In a process it defined as "tailored containment", the United States said it would call on Nort

World | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

Radioactive Christmas Trees in Ukraine

Police in Ukraine have impounded a number of radioactive Christmas trees, reports say. The trees were said to have been cut down in an area contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.

World | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

President Alerted about Magistrate Murder Swirl

Amid the stir following the murder of a senior Bulgarian magistrate, President Parvanov voiced his alarm about escalating tensions in the country. Parvanov said he is following closely the events related to the assassination of Supreme Prosecutor Nikolay

Politics | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

Pavel Ezekiev: Foreign Investment Agency Should Work as Marketing Department

Mr. Pavel Ezekiev is the new chairman of the Bulgarian Foreign Investment Agency.

Novinite Insider » Interview | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

Ruling Party Pledges Solution to Troubled Privatization Deals

Ruling party Simeon II National Movement (SIINM) pledged legal amendments that will help the government finalise Bulgaria's strategic privatisation deals. According to Plamen Panayotov, chair of SIINM parliamentary group, his party will push on with judic

Politics | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

Customs Start Direct Collection of Import Tariffs

Starting January 1, excise duties and VAT of imports to Bulgaria are payable directly to the bank accounts of the customs office that has processed the shipment. The old regulations assigned the collection to the tax administration though customs officers

Politics | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

Cabinet Fixes Non-orthodox Holidays

The Cabinet fixed the days of the 2003 religious holidays in Bulgaria for non-orthodox believers. The ministers set the dates of the basic religious celebration of Roman Catholics, Muslims, Judaists, White Brotherhood and Bahai devotees, Adventists, Refor

Politics | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

BGN 29 M to Be Invested in 26 New SAPARD Project

BGN 29 M will be invested in 26 new SAPARD projects, the Agriculture Ministry announced.

Politics | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

Bulgaria's N-plant Boasts Record Annual Production

Bulgaria's Nuclear Power Plant Kozloduy announced record high figures of electricity production since it has been started twenty-eight years ago. 20 billion kWh were released into Bulgaria's energy system by the six reactors of Kozloduy over 2002.

Business | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

Runaway Prisoner Wanted across Bulgaria

Police is still on the search for a runaway prisoner who escaped from a workers' dormitory of steel plant Kremikovtzi on Saturday. Mario Dinchev, 32, served a two-year term in the Sofia Central Prison over thefts.

Politics | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

U.S. to "Be Granted Saudi Beses"

Saudi Arabia has reportedly agreed to make its airspace, airbases and an important operations centre available to United States forces should war with Iraq occur. US military commanders told the New York Times newspaper they had been given private assuran

World | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

Kenya's Opposition Wins Poll

Kenya's opposition has won a landslide victory in the country's elections, ending the ruling Kanu party's four-decade long spell in power. Not all the votes have yet been counted, but the electoral commission said there was no doubt that Mwai Kibaki of th

World | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00

2003 - Year of the Goat

For about four thousand years the Chinese civilization has had its own brand of astrology, different from and yet perfectly compatible with Western astrological tradition. In the Chinese system, time runs in sixty-year cycles divided into five sections of

Society | December 29, 2002, Sunday // 00:00
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