ARCHIVE - 24 December 2012

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Bulgarians Spend Up to EUR 150 on Christmas Presents

An average Bulgarian has spent between BGN 50 and BGN 300 (approximately EUR 150) on Christmas presents, surveys have shown, according to the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR).

Business | December 24, 2012, Monday // 12:51


Bulgaria Interim Patriarch Holds Christmas Eve Mass

The Christmas Eve festive lithurgy of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on Monday is presided by the country's interim patriarch – former Varna Metropolitan Kiril.

Society | December 24, 2012, Monday // 18:11

Bulgarian who Stopped Hitler Honored in Garden of the Righteous, Milan

Dimitar Peshev, the man whose initiative rescued a total of 50 000 Bulgarian Jews from deportation to Nazi concentration camps, will be commemorated in the Graden of the Righteous in Milan.

Society | December 24, 2012, Monday // 15:07

Bulgarian Sailors Stranded in Pakistan May Be Rescued on Monday

The ten Bulgarian sailors that have been stranded in Pakistan may be rescued on Monday, according to Bulgarian media.

Society | December 24, 2012, Monday // 10:46

Bulgarians Celebrate Christmas Eve

People around Bulgaria are honoring with their families Christmas traditions celebrating Christmas Eve Monday night.

Society | December 24, 2012, Monday // 10:07

Christmas Brings Milder Weather to Bulgaria

The cold wave that gripped most of Bulgaria over the last few weeks will come to an end on Christmas Eve, according to forecasts.

Society » Environment | December 24, 2012, Monday // 16:46

Bulgarian Christmas Charity Raises BGN 350 000 Day before Culmination

The 'Bulgarian Christmas' charity, which was launched for the tenth time and with boosted expectations by President Rosen Plevneliev at the beginning of December, has collected BGN 347 000 so far.

Society » Health | December 24, 2012, Monday // 15:56


Pulev to Face Adamek in IBF Final Eliminator

Bulgarian heavyweight boxing star Kubrat Pulev will face Poland's Tomasz Adamek in a final IBF eliminator match.

Sports | December 24, 2012, Monday // 11:17


Bulgaria's Key SAPARD Trial to Be Re-launched in Early 2013

Bulgarian interim chief prosecutor Boyko Naydenov has confirmed that the failed SAPARD money laundering case against murky businessman Mario Nikolov will start from scratch in early 2013.

Crime | December 24, 2012, Monday // 13:46

Views on BG

Bulgarian Gypsies Can Hardly Wait to Settle in UK*

Olympic boxer Bobby George stands on an icy street in the Bulgarian shanty town where he grew up.

Views on BG | December 24, 2012, Monday // 14:02


Thousands Flock to Bethlehem to Mark Christmas

Thousands of Palestinians and tourists streamed into the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Monday to mark Christmas in the "little town" where many believe Jesus Christ was born.

World | December 24, 2012, Monday // 19:33

Germany's Gauck: Christmas Equally Important for Muslims, Jews, Atheists

Christmas Eve has begun in Germany with the release of President Joachim Gauck's address, his first since assuming office in March.

World | December 24, 2012, Monday // 19:04

Newsweek Unveils Final Print Edition, Hashtags Cover

Newsweek, the second largest US news weekly magazine, behind Time, has revealed the image that will grace the cover of its last-ever print edition.

World | December 24, 2012, Monday // 17:28

'Gangnam Style', 'Mummy Porn' among Collins Words of 2012

A dictionary publisher has named "Gangnam Style", "fiscal cliff" and "mummy porn" among its words of the year for 2012.

World | December 24, 2012, Monday // 17:09

North Korea to Establish Kim Jong-il Award

North Korea has revealed that it would set up an international award to honor its late leader Kim Jong-il.

World | December 24, 2012, Monday // 14:49

Policewoman Kills US Adviser in Afghanistan

An Afghan policewoman has shot and killed a US security adviser in the Kabul police headquarters, according to NATO and local officials.

World | December 24, 2012, Monday // 12:26

NATO Anounces Locations for Patriot Deployment in Turkey

The three NATO Allies which have agreed to provide Patriot missiles to augment Turkey's air defences – Germany, the Netherlands and the United States - have agreed on the locations where the batteries will be deployed.

World | December 24, 2012, Monday // 11:53
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