Archive for May 1st, 2013

Given the conflicted neighborhood, Olympic planners implanted tight security from day one. Here fencing and gates surround around the construction site of the Olympic ski jumps. VOA Photo: Vera Undritz
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May 1, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

Back in the sunny days before the Boston Marathon bombings, Vladimir Putin, an avid sportsman, decided that the best way to showcase his new Russia would be to host world […]

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Ognian Zlatev takes office as new head of EC representation in Bulgaria

May 1, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Ognian Zlatev took office on May 1 2013 as the new head of the European Commission’s (EC) Representation in Sofia, the EC said. Zlatev has been ...

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Labour ‘humiliated’ in Bulgaria, socialists say at May Day rally

May 1, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Never has labour in Bulgaria been so humiliated, having to choose between paying their electricity bills or buying food, Bulgarian Socialist Party (BS ...

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Tsvetanov ‘ready to give up immunity from prosecution after elections are over’

May 1, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

A day after prosecutors said that they had enough evidence to charge former interior minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov with crimes in connection with alleged ...


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    Cyprus approves international bailout
    May 1, 2013, by Selah Hennessy of VOANews

    The Cypriot parliament approved an international bailout Tuesday in a very close vote, with just over half of lawmakers voting in favor.  The “yes” vote lines Cyprus up for a […]