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March 18, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Petko Draganov of Bulgaria as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia […]

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Equinox solar eclipse on March 20 will be partially seen in Bulgaria

March 15, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria will see a partial solar eclipse on March 20, when the shadow of new moon will blot out about half the sun’s disc in late morning. In S ...

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Bulgaria, European, US leaders condemn murder of Russian opposition politician Nemtsov

February 28, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria sharply condemns the murder of prominent Russian opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov, Foreign Minister Daniel Mi ...

Informal Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly 69th session:  concern of a rise in anti-Semitic violence worldwide.

Anti-Semitism a ‘monstrous global problem,’ UN delegates told

January 23, 2015, by VOANews

French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy says faulting Jews has become the rallying cry of what he calls “a new order of assassins.” Levy was ...


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    Radio Free Europe bureau raided by Azerbaijan authorities
    December 26, 2014, by VOANews

    State prosecutors in Azerbaijan have raided the offices of a U.S.-government funded media outlet, saying they have a court order to close the facility. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty said Friday […]

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    Putin addresses Russia amid economic crisis
    December 18, 2014, by VOANews

    President Vladimir Putin struck an optimistic chord at his end-of-year news conference Thursday, telling Russians the country’s economy will rebound and the ruble will stabilise. He said the current crisis […]

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    Rouble plunges to new lows despite rate hike
    December 16, 2014, by VOANews

    The rouble has tumbled to another historic low, despite an emergency attempt by Russia to prop up the rapidly declining currency. In a surprise move late Monday, Moscow’s Central Bank […]

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    Turkey sees surge in xenophobia
    November 19, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkey, a NATO member and European Union applicant, is witnessing a surge in xenophobia, according to new research by Washington-based Pew Research Center. Findings of the new survey coincide with […]