ARCHIVE - 23 December 2012

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Trade Dispute Strands Bulgarian, Ukrainian Sailors in Pakistan

The Bulgarian and Ukrainian crew of a cargo ship have been left without resources in Pakistan due to a trade dispute regarding the ownership of the vessel.

Business | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 19:39

Bulgarian TV, Cable Operators Put Off Feud till after Holidays

Major Bulgarian TV network bTV will temporarily continue to be aired on the country's cable network operators till January 2, 2013, announced the television.

Business | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 13:56

Cable Operators Fall Out with Major Bulgarian TV Network

A number of cable TV operators across Bulgaria will stop transmitting the programs of national private bTV Media Group due to a contract breach.

Business | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 11:35


Commissioner Kroes Warned of Bulgarian Cable TV Dispute

The recently erupted dispute between major Bulgarian TV network bTV and cable operators has been referred to EU Digital Agenda Commissioner Nellie Kroes by Bulgarian users.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 18:24

Bulgaria PM: After Elections, GERB Won't Form Coalitions

If current Bulgarian ruling party GERB cannot form a cabinet after 2013 general elections, they will stay in opposition, according to party chair and Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Domestic | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 20:12

Bulgarian PM: 'Party, State' Bent on Building Churches

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has given a pre-Christmas interview in which he stressed his cabinet's commitment to building and reconstructing Christian devotional sites.

Politics » Domestic | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 19:20

4.35 M Votes Needed for First Bulgarian Referendum

The first democratic national referendum in Bulgaria, set to take place January 27, 2013 on the topic of nuclear energy, needs little less than 4.35 M votes cast to be valid.

Politics » Domestic | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 12:12


Week Sees 200 Deaths from Cold in Europe, Russia

The cold wave that has gripped most of Europe and Russia has led to some 200 deaths over the week.

Society | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 13:08

Why the World Didn't End on 12/21/2012: Scientists Reveal How the Mayans Got It Wrong

The forebodings about the end of the world on December 21, 2012, according to the calendar of the Ancient Mayans, were fully justified because they were based on precise predictions about the events in contemporary Bulgaria around that date, scientists ha

Society | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 09:27

5.8-Degree Earthquake Hits Black Sea off Georgia

An earthquake of the 5.8 degree on the Richter scale has been registered Sunday off Georgia's Black Sea coast.

Society » Environment | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 16:34

Bulgaria on Alert over Cold, Sun to Return for Christmas

Half of Bulgaria's regions have been placed under code yellow for potentially dangerous weather due to low temperatures Sunday.

Society » Environment | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 10:13

Nativity Icon Comes to Bulgaria from Bethlehem for Christmas

An icon of the Nativity of Christ will arrive from Bethlehem to be displayed in the St. Nicholas church under construction in the major Bulgarian city of Burgas.

Society » Culture | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 17:31

Bulgarians in Ukraine Dub Stanishev 'Person of the Year'

The Association of Bulgarians in Ukraine chose PES and Bulgarian Socialist Party Sergey Stanishev for their person of the year for 2012.

Society » Culture | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 16:00


Bulgarian Police Nab 5 for Global ATM Skimming

Police in Bulgaria have arrested 5 residents of the major city of Plovdiv on suspicions of organizing a network for ATM skimming in Bulgaria and abroad.

Crime | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 18:09


Today's Quote

"It is in the present program of our party and government to build churches and monasteries.

Quotes | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 19:33


N Korea's Missile Could Have Reached US - Report

The missile fired recently by North Korea is estimated to have a range over 10,000 km, according to official experts from South Korea.

World | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 16:29

Egyptians Back 'Islamist' Constitution in Referendum - Report

Around 70% of voters in Egypt have said "yes" to the new constitution following the second stage of the national constitutional referendum, according to unofficial reports.

World | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 15:00

Italy's ex-PM Monti Not to Run in General Elections

Resigned Italian PM Mario Monti has made it clear that he will not run as a candidate in upcoming early general elections February 2013.

World | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 14:35

7,000 Left with No Heating in Bitter Novosibirsk Cold

A failure of central heating has left close to 7,000 residents of the Russian city of Novosibirsk to fend off for themselves the grim Siberian cold.

World | December 23, 2012, Sunday // 10:50
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