Archive for December 12th, 2013

December 12, 2013, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

With a demonstration in central Sofia, Bulgaria’s anti-government protesters will on December 14 mark six months since the start of their campaign to get the current Bulgarian Socialist Party government […]

Of sign language, selfies and Siderov

December 12, 2013, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

There is no embarrassment in admitting that late last Thursday night, after the death of Nelson Mandela was announced, I wept helplessly – something ...

Geminid meteor shower will brighten skies on December 14

December 12, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Geminid meteor shower, one of the most intense annual showers that can be observed in the northern hemisphere, will peak on the night of December ...

Film review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

December 12, 2013, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

When the first film in the Hobbit trilogy was released a year ago, everyone kept talking about the disproportionate length of the films (totaling arou ...

  • Film review: All is Lost
    December 12, 2013, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

    It’s not easy to carry a film all on your own. Philip Baker Hall did it as a ranting Richard Nixon in Secret Honor, a film that unfortunately wasn’t as […]

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    WHO: Cancer on the rise worldwide
    December 12, 2013, by VOANews

    The World Health Organization (WHO) says the number of cancer cases is on the rise, with 14.1 million new cases in 2012 as compared with 12.7 million in 2008. The […]

  • Report: EU failing to defend European values
    December 12, 2013, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    A new report says the European Union is failing to forcefully champion its values, like free expression, and crack down on threats, like government surveillance, both within and outside the bloc. Issued […]

  • EC to play bigger role in South Stream talks – minister
    December 12, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The European Commission could play a more prominent role in talks between EU member states and Russia concerning the South Stream gas pipeline, it emerged on December 12, but the […]