Archive for August 12th, 2013

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August 12, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Anti-government protests in Bulgaria reached their 60th day on August 12, facing the irony that the “Oresharski March” from Sofia to seaside might reach its destination just as MPs are […]

Power failure causes large-scale blackout in Sofia

August 12, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Parts of Bulgarian capital city Sofia were blacked out for several hours on August 12 after a suspected substation failure triggered a chain reaction ...

Bulgaria rejects Turkish request to acquire Ottoman-era monuments

August 12, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Culture Minister Petar Stoyanovich said on August 12 that the Government had no intention of transferring ownership of Ottoman-era archit ...

Hungarian man charged with Nazi-era crimes dies

August 12, 2013, by VOANews

A former police officer indicted in Hungary on charges that he abused Jews and assisted in their deportation to Nazi death camps during World War Two ...

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    Spain, France raid human trafficking ring
    August 12, 2013, by VOANews

    Spanish officials say 75 people have been arrested in a joint operation with French police against a people trafficking ring. The Spanish Ministry of the Interior said Saturday that 51 […]

  • Greece looks to capitalise on Obama support
    August 12, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Boosted by the support expressed by US President Barack Obama to Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras last week, the country’s government turns its attention to achieving a primary budget surplus […]