Archive for August 20th, 2012

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August 20, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Russian civil servants with property abroad favoured Bulgarian real estate because of low prices and mild climate, business daily Vedomosti said on August 20. Vedomosti sifted through thousands of asset […]

Bulgarian police union demands higher wages, threatens to protest

August 20, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

One of Bulgaria’s largest police trade unions said on August 20 it was prepared to hold protest rallies if the Cabinet did not increase the wages of ...

Sofia delays introduction of ‘blue zone’ parking stickers

August 20, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Following protests by residents of central Sofia, the city hall decided on August 20 to delay by one month, to October 1, the introduction of paid par ...

Forest fire burns near Bulgaria’s Rila Monastery

August 20, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

The wildfire near Bulgaria’s Rila Monastery was spreading, reports in Bulgarian media said on August 20, but it was no danger to the iconic monaster ...

  • NY Times: Bulgarian media wars draw EC’s attention
    August 20, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Conflicts between Bulgarian media groups and the decline of media freedoms in Bulgaria has drawn the attention of the European Commission, The New York Times reported on August 19. The […]

  • Taxes heat up US presidential campaign
    August 20, 2012, by Pamela Dockins of VOANews

    The political campaigns of U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have sharpened their attacks against each other with heated discussions on taxes. Romney’s decision to limit disclosures […]

  • Assange calls for US to end ‘witch-hunt’
    August 20, 2012, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    WikiLeaks founder and wanted fugitive Julian Assange made a defiant statement from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London Sunday, railing against the United States and other countries he […]

  • Hollywood director Tony Scott dies
    August 20, 2012, by VOANews

    Authorities in Los Angeles say movie director Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood blockbusters as Top Gun, Days of Thunder and Beverly Hills Cop II, has died after jumping from […]

  • Russia Watch: Kremlin x Pussy Riot: Girls win!
    August 20, 2012, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    “Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?” – Alexander Pope, 1735 This summer, Vladimir Putin tried to break three of Moscow’s butterflies on the creaking, iron wheel of Russia’s court […]