Archive for August 3rd, 2012

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August 3, 2012, by Suzanne Presto of VOANews

The U.S. space agency is preparing for its newest Mars rover, Curiosity, to touch down on the Red Planet on August 6. The rover’s entry and descent will be nerve-wracking […]

Driving with daylights to become mandatory in Bulgaria

August 3, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

New driving regulations mandating drivers to have daylights on at all times are expected to go into effect in the second week of August, a top traffic ...

Bulgaria, Romania not ready for Schengen this year – German minister

August 3, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria and Romania were not ready to join the Schengen visa-free travel area in 2012, German interior minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said in an inter ...

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Former Bourgas city councillor faces organised crime charges for illegal loans

August 3, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

A former city councillor in Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Bourgas is facing criminal charges for allegedly heading an organised crime group that pros ...

  • Slovak MPs abolish their immunity from prosecution
    August 3, 2012, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

    In a rare expression of unanimity – albeit one that had previously eluded them for almost 20 years – Slovak parliamentarians voted on July 26 to abolish their own immunity […]

  • Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank, Frankfurt is captured during the session 'Europe's Economic Outlook' at the Annual Meeting 2012 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, Switzerland, January 27, 2012. Photo: World Economic Forum
    ECB confident in euro, no new measures for now
    August 3, 2012, by VOANews

    The European Central Bank suggested it might buy the bonds of ailing eurozone economies like Spain and Italy on the open market – but only after the countries first seek […]