ARCHIVE - 21 April 2013

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Lufthansa Cancels 1 700 Flights over Strike, Bulgaria Affected

German flag carrier Lufthansa has announced Sunday it was cancelling 1 700 flights on Monday due to a workers' strike.

Business | April 21, 2013, Sunday // 14:49

Ex Bulgarian GERB Cabinet Owes Millions in VAT

The former Cabinet of the Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, owes to municipalities BGN 280 M, while the National Revenue Agency, NRA, has a BGN 360 M debt in unreimbursed VAT.

Business » Finance | April 21, 2013, Sunday // 11:40


Sofia Rally: Bulgaria Ex Interior Min 'Out of Politics, In Jail'

Hundreds of Bulgarians took to the streets of Sofia on Sunday to protest against breaches in the use of special surveillance devices and mass illegal police wiretapping.

Politics » Domestic | April 21, 2013, Sunday // 16:37

Borisov's Sister: Ex Bulgarian PM Was Betrayed by Many

Power has never been an end in itself for former Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, his sister says.

Politics » Domestic | April 21, 2013, Sunday // 13:10

Bulgaria Elections 2013 Investigation: Buying Your Way to Power for EUR 50

Local businesses and organized crime figures can easily buy their way to power in Bulgaria thanks to a smoothly operating scheme, an investigation has revealed.

Politics » Elections 2013 | April 21, 2013, Sunday // 17:24


SEEMO Slams 'Clear-Cut Case' of Pressing Bulgarian Journalist

Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organization (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), has voiced strong concerns over the latest case of press freedom violation in Bulgaria.

Society | April 21, 2013, Sunday // 18:13

Bulgarians Rally against Illegal Police Snooping

Bulgarians are planning a large –scale protest rally against breaches in the use of special surveillance devices and mass illegal police wiretapping.

Society | April 21, 2013, Sunday // 10:56

Bulgarian Tourists Sprayed with Teargas in Serbia

Bulgarian tourists have been sprayed with teargas in Bosilegrad in neighboring Serbia.

Society | April 21, 2013, Sunday // 10:38

Bulgaria to Bask in High 30C Heat in Days

Hot air moving into Bulgaria from Northern Africa has been cited as the cause for an expected rise in temperatures, which are set to reach the top 30C just in days.

Society » Environment | April 21, 2013, Sunday // 15:30

Bulgarians Stage Massive Spring Cleanup

Nearly half million Bulgarians have taken part Saturday in the "Clean Bulgaria in a Day" initiative, sponsor and organizer bTV reports.

Society » Environment | April 21, 2013, Sunday // 10:07


Parents of US Run-Over Bulgarian Ballerina: No Verdict Will Bring Her Back

The parents of Sofia-born ballet dancer Polina Kadiyska, who died a year ago after being struck in a hit-and-run in the United States, have spoken for the first time publicly about the tragedy.

Crime | April 21, 2013, Sunday // 18:56

Burgas Terror Act Reenacted near Ihtiman on April 26

The reenactment of the Burgas bus bombing will take place on April 26 near the town of Ihtiman, which is located mid-way between the capital Sofia and the second largest city of Plovdiv.

Crime | April 21, 2013, Sunday // 14:19

Views on BG

Bulgaria Ambassador Hits Out at UKIP Poll 'Propaganda'

From BBC

Views on BG | April 21, 2013, Sunday // 19:30


CNN: Boston Suspect May be Charged in Hospital Bed

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, may be charged at his hospital bedside Sunday, a Department of Justice official told CNN.

World | April 21, 2013, Sunday // 20:13

London Marathon Opens under High Security Measures

The London marathon opened under high security measures and 30 seconds of silence in honor of the Boston bombings' victims.

World | April 21, 2013, Sunday // 13:38

Neck Wound Prevents Boston Bombing Suspect's Interrogation

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, prime suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is suffering gunshot wounds to the neck and leg and has lost a lot of blood, so it could be a while before investigators are able to talk to him.

World | April 21, 2013, Sunday // 12:27

6.1 Earthquake Strikes Japan

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has shaken the south coast of Japan's main Honshu island, the United States Geological Survey, USGS, reports Sunday.

World | April 21, 2013, Sunday // 10:18
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