ARCHIVE - 4 May 2013

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US 'Blacklists' Bulgaria over Internet Piracy

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has added Bulgaria to the list of States violating intellectual property rights.

Business | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 14:15


Bulgaria's Health Minister: I Live with Idea of Being Spied On

Bulgaria's caretaker Health Minister, Professor Nikolay Petrov, says he lives with the idea he is being spied on.

Politics » Domestic | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 14:53

Bulgaria's Ex Regional Development Minister Probed by Prosecutors - Report

Rumen Petkov, a member of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), has argued that former Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova is being investigated by the prosecuting authority in connection with the change of status of a plot of land on the Burgas

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 19:23

OSCE Report on Bulgaria's Early Elections Mentions Wiretapping Scandal

An interim report of the Election Observation Mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) dispatched to Bulgaria for the May 12 early parliamentary elections mentions a wiretapping scandal and fears of undue intervention of

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 15:56

Bulgarian Roma Youth Launch Anti Vote Buying Campaign

About fifty young Roma are launching a campaign to convince their fellow citizens to not sell their vote in the May 12 snap general elections.

Politics » Elections 2013 | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 12:10


Bulgaria Hopes to Set Guinness Record with Easter Egg Dyeing Event

Some 1000 residents and guests of Sofia took part Saturday in an attempt to break a world record for the highest number of people dyeing Easter eggs at one time.

Society | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 20:06

Bulgaria, Macedonia Bow to Freedom Apostle Gotse Delchev

Bulgarians all over the country are honoring Saturday, May 4, the 110th anniversary since the death of the Bulgarian revolutionary hero from Macedonia Gotse Delchev.

Society | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 13:53

Bulgarian Patriarch Neofit to Hold His 1st Easter Liturgy

On the evening of Holy Saturday, new Bulgarian Patriarch Neofit will hold his first ever Divine Easter Liturgy in the St.

Society | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 12:32

Bulgaria Attempts to Break Guinness Egg Dyeing Record

Bulgarians are gathering Saturday in the South Park in the capital Sofia to boil and color thousands of eggs in the course of three minutes in an attempt to break the Guinness record.

Society | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 11:14

Jerusalem Holy Fire to Arrive in Bulgaria on Holy Saturday

The Holy Fire, which is ignited every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, will be brought to Bulgaria around 7 pm on Holy Saturday.

Society | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 10:49

Bulgarian Orthodox Mark Holy Saturday

Bulgarian Christian Orthodox mark on May 4 Holy and Great Saturday – the last day of Lent and of the Holy Week before Easter Sunday.

Society | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 09:58

Light Earthquake Rattles again SE Bulgaria

A light earthquake has been registered in southeastern Bulgaria, the European Seismological Center reported.

Society » Environment | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 10:20


Bulgaria's Miteva Wins Silver at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup

Bulgaria's Silvia Miteva has won silver in the individual all-around competition of the Dundee World Cup rhythmic gymnastics tournament taking place in Sofia.

Sports | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 16:29


Busted Bulgarian 'Vote Merchant' Remains behind Bars

An alleged "vote merchant," who has been arrested in the northwestern Bulgarian city of Vratsa, is going to be kept under permanent detention.

Crime | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 11:48


Bulgaria's Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Wins Gold at Dundee World Cup

Bulgaria's rhythmic gymnastics team has won gold in the all-round event of the Dundee World Cup competition taking place in Sofia.

World | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 17:41

Bomb Kills 5 US Soldiers in Afghanistan

A roadside bomb has killed five US soldiers serving as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in southern Afghanistan.

World | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 17:08

Israeli War Aircraft Launched Strike inside Syria

Unnamed US-based Israeli officials have confirmed that Israeli warplanes have launched a strike inside Syria from Lebanese air space.

World | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 13:27

Washington Orders Instant Checks of Foreign Student Visas

The Homeland Security Department has ordered US border agents to start immediate checks to verify that every international student who arrives in the US has a valid student visa.

World | May 4, 2013, Saturday // 13:06
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