Archive for December 24th, 2013

December 24, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Passenger and goods train services across the Danube Bridge 2 at the Bulgarian city of Vidin and Romanian city of Calafat will begin in February 2014, according to the head […]

Putin’s amnesties: Political thaw or PR stunt?

December 24, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

On Friday, it was President Vladimir Putin’s archnemesis, Mikhail Khodorkovsky. On Monday, it was two women from the Pussy Riot protest group. Later ...

Heavy weather causes fatalities, travel disruptions in UK and France

December 24, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Storms caused deaths and disruptions to air, rail and road travel in the United Kingdom and France on the eve of Christmas 2013. In London, Gatwick Ai ...

Major stake in Greek gas company DESFA sold to State Oil Company of Azerbaijan

December 24, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) signed an agreement over the weekend to purchase 66 per cent stock in Greek gas distribution state company ...

  • Armenia ratifies Russian gas deal despite protests
    December 24, 2013, by VOANews

    The Armenian parliament has ratified a controversial natural gas agreement with Russia, despite widespread protests by the opposition. Ruling party lawmakers backed ratification of the deal in a vote Monday […]

  • Global economic outlook is stronger in 2014
    December 24, 2013, by Mil Arcega of VOANews

    The global economy may be entering a new phase as the year draws to a close. New data suggest some of the uncertainty that has characterized much of 2013 appears […]