Archive for July, 2012

  • Czech teens top list of underage drinkers
    July 27, 2012, by Jonathan Crane of The Prague Post

    Ask why they are drinking alcohol, and you get a range of answers. “It’s fun and an opportunity to make friends,” says František, 16, as he downs a bottle of […]

  • Facebook loses money despite 30% increase in revenue
    July 27, 2012, by VOANews

    Facebook, the world’s most popular social network website, says it lost money during the second quarter of the year, despite higher than expected revenue. In its first earnings report since […]

  • London readies for Olympic Games opening
    July 27, 2012, by VOANews

    London is welcoming around 10,000 athletes, hundreds of thousands of visitors and a worldwide television audience for the formal opening of the Olympic Games Friday. Organizers have dealt with a […]

  • Movie review: The Dark Knight Rises
    July 27, 2012, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

    Who could have guessed all this action franchise needed to rise from its own ashes was Anne Hathaway in a tight black costume? Despite the title, this is the end […]

  • Bulgaria prepares new currency exchange offices regulations
    July 26, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Many a foreign tourist, especially at Bulgaria’s seaside resorts, has complained about being ripped off at currency exchange offices. To cut down on fraud, the Finance Ministry is drafting amended […]

  • Greek Olympian disqualified after racist tweet
    July 26, 2012, by VOANews

    A member of the Greek Olympic team has been expelled from the Olympic games for a posting a racist comment on Twitter. Triple jumper Paraskevi Papachristou commented about immigrants in […]

  • Bulgaria, Switzerland to update double-taxation treaty
    July 26, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Cabinet approved on July 25 the draft of the updated treaty with Switzerland on avoiding double taxation of income and property, negotiated by the country’s Finance Ministry, the Government […]

  • Bulgarian MPs reject motion of no confidence
    July 26, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian Parliament voted down on July 25 a motion of no confidence in the Government of Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, with 136 MPs against and 72 in favour, while two […]