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Cheering Kosovo Capital Prishtina Welcomes US Vice-President Joe Biden

Cheering Kosovo crowds welcomed Thursday the US Vice-President Joe Biden. The newly independent Republic of Kosovo awarded Biden its highest medal, the Golden Medal of Freedom. ...

May 21, 2009, Thursday

Eurovision 2009 Final

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May 17, 2009, Sunday

Russia Police Breaks up Eurovison Final Gay Parade in Moscow

The Russian police, or "militia", dispersed Saturday a gay parade in Moscow, which was supposed to coincide with the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. The militia have arrested 25 people including the gay parade's organizer, Nikolai Alexeyev, and the British gay rights activist, Peter Tatchell. ...

May 16, 2009, Saturday

Eurovision 2009 second semi-final

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May 15, 2009, Friday

Bulgarian Socialist Party Launches "Bulgaria Reloaded" as Part of 2009 Elections Campaign

Bulgaria's Socialist Prime Minister, Sergey Stanishev, gave Thursday the start of "Bulgaria Reloaded", the election campaign of his party targeting young people. The national youth tour of the Bulgarian Socialist Party consists of a large truck and a Ferrari that are going to visit 40 cities and towns around the country from May 14 until July 3. ...

May 14, 2009, Thursday

2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow - first semi-final

The 2009 Eurovision mash-up in Moscow, which got under way on Tuesday night, promises to be a more sober affair than last year's contest, with virtually all countries sending songs they feel have more credibility. ...

May 13, 2009, Wednesday

Bulgaria VIP Brother Grand Finale

Television presenter, Deo, has won the third season of Bulgaria's reality show VIP Brother after collecting the most amount of money for charity. ...

May 11, 2009, Monday

Sofia Launches New Metro Line

Bulgarian President, Georgi Parvanov, and Sofia Mayor, Boyko Borisov, officially inaugurated Friday a segment of the extension of the first Sofia Metro line. ...

May 8, 2009, Friday

Bulgaria Celebrates Army Valor on St. George's Day

Bulgarian guardsmen march during a military parade at Alexander I Batenberg Square, Sofia, Bulgaria, 6 May 2009. Bulgaria celebrates Saint George's Day also as a day of the bravery of the Bulgarian Army. ...

May 7, 2009, Thursday

Bulgaria's Panagyurishte Marks 133 Years since April Uprising against Ottoman Empire

The southern Bulgarian town of Panagyurishte started Friday the remembrance events marking the 133 Year since the start of the so called April Uprising against the Ottoman Empire. Despite the rain thousands of Panagyurishte residents and guests attended the first day of the events to honor the memory of the Bulgarian heroes, who on April 20 (May 3 according to the Gregorian Calendar), 1876, started Bulgaria's largest rebellion in its fight for freedom from the empire of Ottoman Turkey. ...

May 1, 2009, Friday

Ruling Bulgarian Socialist Party May Day (May 1) Celebrations in Sofia

About a thousand supporters of the ruling Bulgarian Socialist Party from all age groups showed up in the Borisova Gradina ("Boris; Garden) park in downtown Sofia for the May 1 celebrations. They were joined by representatives of Bulgaria's two major labor unions, Podkrepa Labor Confederation, and the Confederation of Independent Bulgarian Syndicates, and by supporters of the leftist agrarian party, Alexander Stamboliyski Agrarian Union. ...

May 1, 2009, Friday

Far Left Protesters Arrested during May Day Rally in Moscow, Russia

Far left protesters have been detained in Russia on May Day over fear of escalating violence and protest clashes. In the capital Moscow, a few members of the far left organizations "Red Youth Vanguard" and "Left Front" were arrested for lightning torches, and later released....

May 1, 2009, Friday

Protesters Clash with Police in Bulgaria's Sofia in May Day Anti-Capitalist Rally

A couple of hundred young anarchists staged a May Day (May 1, Labor Day) rally on Garibaldi Square in Sofia leading to minor clashes with police. The far-left and anarchist-minded youth waved red and black flags and shouted anti-capitalist slogans in the downtown of Bulgaria's capital. ...

May 1, 2009, Friday

Leftist protestors clash with Turkish riot police during May Day demonstrations in Istanbul, Turkey, May 1 2009.

Leftist protestors clash with Turkish riot police during May Day demonstrations in Istanbul, Turkey, 01 May 2009. Thousands of protesters attended the May Day demonstration....

May 1, 2009, Friday

Car Crashes into Crowd on Queen's Day, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Car Crashes into Crowd Waiting for Dutch Queen Beatrix on Queen's Day, Apeldoorn, Netherlands, 30 April 2009...

April 30, 2009, Thursday
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