Archive for August 15th, 2012

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August 15, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Denis Ershov, the controversial Russian businessman once declared a persona non grata in Bulgaria, has been charged with embezzling funds from Petrol, the country’s second-largest fuel retailer, in which Ershov […]

Bulgaria’s finance, health ministers clash on differentiated VAT

August 15, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Finance Minister Simeon Dyankov and Health Minister Dessislava Atanassova remain on opposite ends of the debate concerning the introducti ...

Film review: Cosmopolis

August 15, 2012, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

Though billing itself as an apocalyptic vision of the future resulting from capitalist greed, David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis is a vanity project ...

Australian high court upholds plain cigarette packaging

August 15, 2012, by VOANews

Australia’s highest court has ruled that new laws requiring cigarettes to be sold in plain packaging without company logos do not violate the co ...

  • Bomb wounds three near UN hotel in Syrian capital
    August 15, 2012, by VOANews

    Syrian state television says a bomb has exploded near a hotel used by United Nations observers in Damascus, wounding three people. The report said the blast Wednesday was caused by […]