Archive for July, 2012

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July 31, 2012, by Ted Landphair of VOANews

A lot of Internet tech talkers are preparing a coffin for electronic mail. Some are even shoveling dirt on it. And while it’s pretty obvious that email is not dead […]

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Bulgarian unemployment stays above EU average in June

July 31, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Unemployment in Bulgaria was 12.4 per cent in June, the European Union’s statistics bureau Eurostat said on July 31, rising by 0.2 percentage points ...

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Fighting continues in Syria

July 31, 2012, by VOANews

Syrian opposition activists have reported widespread clashes Tuesday, including continued fighting in the country’s largest city, Aleppo. The Br ...

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China: Doping allegations against Olympic swimmer ‘biased’

July 31, 2012, by VOANews

A Chinese official has blasted what he says are “biased” doping allegations against one of his country’s young swimming stars who shattered ...


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    Sofia parking regulations updated
    July 30, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Sofia’s Centre for Urban Mobility has updated its map of paid parking areas in the central part of the Bulgarian capital city, reflecting changes to parking regulations passed in March, […]

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    No fines for Bulgarian fuel retailers after watchdog probe
    July 30, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Commission on the Protection of Competition (CPC) said on July 30 that the local unit of Russian oil company Lukoil had not taken illegal advantage of its dominant position […]

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    Hungary: Angry backlash against Roma
    July 30, 2012, by Benedicte Williams of The Budapest Times

    Hundreds of people attended the burial of Kata Bándy in Szekszárd on Monday as more gathered in Pécs, some to condemn “Gypsy crime” and others to condemn anti-Roma racism. Bándy, […]