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May 8, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

When Vladimir Putin smiles, take notice. A Russian friend once commented to me that one thing she likes about her president is that he does not smile in public. On […]

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Nabucco pipeline secures Bulgarian environmental permit

May 8, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

The consortium behind the planned Nabucco gas pipeline said on May 8 that it has received all the necessary environmental permits for the Bulgarian st ...

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Bulgaria’s 2013 elections: When mudslinging sticks

May 8, 2013, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

One big issue ahead of Bulgaria’s May 12 2013 parliamentary elections is whether the eavesdropping controversy will have an impact on support for Bo ...

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Bulgarian prosecutors investigating 20 cases of alleged electoral fraud

May 8, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian prosecutors were working on 20 investigations of alleged electoral fraud, the country’s Deputy Interior Minister Filip Gounev said on May ...


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    Bulgaria’s Bourgas bans barkers on beaches
    May 8, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The city of Bourgas, on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, has banned dog owners from taking their pets to public beaches, local television channel bTV reported. The ban will apply for […]

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    Bulgaria’s Dimitrov stuns Djokovic at Madrid Open
    May 8, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Grigor Dimitrov took the biggest scalp of his career, defeating world number one Novak Djokovic in the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open 7-6, 6-7, 6-3. The match, played […]