ARCHIVE - 5 January 2013

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Cable TV War Flares in Bulgaria

The new prices, requested by bTV Media Group, are about 50% of the entire amount the cable operator Bulsatcom pays for rights to air all other programs, the company says in an official statement.

Business | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 14:23

Steve Hanke: Corruption Is Bulgaria's Achilles Heel

If Bulgaria manages to tackle corruption successfully, the country will become number one on the Balkans, Johns Hopkins economist Steve Hanke, who designed the currency board in Bulgaria in the 1990s, says.

Business » Finance | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 12:06


US Congress Asks Obama to Help Bulgaria in Terror Act Probe

Resolutions about Hezbollah and the bomb attack at Bulgaria's Sarafovo Airport in the summer have been approved recently by the two houses of the Congress of the United States.

Politics » Diplomacy | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 12:44

PES President Hopes to Get Married in 2013

PES president and Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev has revealed that he may get married this year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 19:37

Bulgarian Left-Wingers Say Coalition with Rulers Impossible

Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev has completely ruled out the possibility of his party forming a coalition with the ruling centrist-right GERB after the 2013 elections.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 16:22

Bulgarian President Proud of His 1st New Year Address

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has declared that he is proud of his first New Year address to the nation since assumed office in 2012.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 15:15

Bulgarian Cabinet to Impose Full Ban on Dunes Construction

The Cabinet will table in the Bulgarian Parliament Monday a proposal for a full ban on construction activities on plots listed as sand dunes.

Politics » Domestic | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 13:15


Sofia's Lions' Bridge Reported in Precarious Condition

Lavov Most (Lions' Bridge), one of Bulgarian capital Sofia's emblematic bridges, is in a precarious condition and presents a serious danger to pedestrians, local reporters have warned.

Society | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 19:05

Bulgarian AgriMin Helps Car Crash Victims

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, has come to the rescue of a person injured in a car crash.

Society | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 13:40

Bulgarian Court Confirms Controversial Sacking of Judge

A three-member panel of Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court, VAS, has confirmed the notorious dismissal of Judge Miroslava Todorova.

Society | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 10:35

Vatican to Watch Film about Late Bulgarian Patriarch

The Vatican is going to watch a film about late Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim on January 22.

Society » Culture | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 14:41

Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Honor Winter Holy Cross Day

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks Saturday the winter Holly Cross Day.

Society » Culture | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 10:15


Bulgaria's Dimitrov Eager to Upset Murray

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov has told his fans that he will "do his best" in the upcoming final against Andy Murray in Brisbane.

Sports | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 17:26

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov Makes Historic Tennis Final

The best male Bulgarian tennis player, Grigor Dimitrov, has scored a historic victory over Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in Brisbane, Australia, and qualified for the final.

Sports | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 11:20


Bulgarian Customers

A Bulgarian family is having dinner at a local restaurant.

Smiles | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 08:31


Today's Quote

"As President, I write my speeches myself, and I stand behind every single word in them.

Quotes | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 16:09


6 Russians Perish in Italian Alps Accident

Six Russian tourists have died and two others have been injured after their snowmobile flipped over on a ski slope in north-eastern Italy.

World | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 18:14

Armstrong Said to Consider Admitting to Drug Use

Cyclist Lance Armstrong considers publicly admitting that he used banned performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during his cycling career, according to a report.

World | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 16:53

VP Says Chavez Oath May Be Postponed

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro has stated that ailing leader Hugo Chavez may be sworn in for a new term in office at some later date without giving up the presidency in the interim.

World | January 5, 2013, Saturday // 15:45
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