Archive for December, 2013

  • ‘Bulgarian Christmas’ charity campaign raises 1.5 million leva
    December 26, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The “Bulgarian Christmas” (Булгарска Коледа) charity campaign 2013 raised more than 1.5 million leva for the treatment of ill children. The initiative has been held annually since 2003 under the […]

  • Film review: Nymphomaniac, Vol 1
    December 26, 2013, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

    Vastly overhyped because of its supposedly controversial sex scenes starring famous actors and actresses, Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, Vol. 1 delivers a story whose shock value is actually rather toned-down […]

  • Film review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    December 26, 2013, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

    There is always fun to be had whenever Ben Stiller steps behind the camera. From Zoolander to Tropic Thunder, his characters have been memorable in a way very few others […]

  • Turkish officials step down over corruption probe
    December 25, 2013, by VOANews

    Turkey’s interior minister and economy minister both stepped down Wednesday in connection with a high-level corruption scandal The sons of Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan and Interior Minister Muammer Guler are […]

  • 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 this week, it could be the turn […]