Archive for August 7th, 2012

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August 7, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Creditors of Bulgaria’s former state fixed-line monopoly Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC) and a group of prospective investors in the company have reached an agreement on the terms of the company’s […]

Bulgaria to tighten controls on wheat exports

August 7, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian authorities will step up checks at ports and border checkpoints to cut down on undeclared exports of wheat, the country’s Agriculture Mini ...

New driving regulations go into effect in Bulgaria

August 7, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

New driving regulations mandating drivers to have daylights on at all times went into effect in Bulgaria on August 7, local radio station Darik report ...

Dormant 115 years, New Zealand volcano unexpectedly blows

August 7, 2012, by VOANews

A volcano on New Zealand’s North Island has erupted for the first time in over 115 years, creating a thick cloud of ash that disrupted regional ...

  • ‘Code Orange’ hazardous weather warning for Bulgaria
    August 7, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    A “code orange” hazardous weather warning because of scorching heat has been extended to cover all of Bulgaria on August 7. Temperature highs were expected to range between 36C and […]

  • Four injured in petrol station fire in Bulgaria
    August 7, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Four people were injured in an explosion at a petrol station in the town of Razgrad in northeastern Bulgaria on August 6, the media service of the Bulgarian Interior Ministry […]

  • Defection highlights sectarian divide in Syrian government
    August 7, 2012, by Michael Lipin of VOANews

    The defection of Syria’s Sunni Muslim Prime Minister Riad Hijab is the latest sign of a sectarian split in the Alawite-dominated government of President Bashar al-Assad. Hijab fled to Jordan […]