Archive for December 26th, 2014

December 26, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook was to enter the Black Sea on December 26 2014 “to promote peace and stability in the region,” the US Sixth […]

Ukraine cuts power, cancels trains to Crimea

December 26, 2014, by The Kyiv Post

Ukraine cut power and cancelled trains to Crimea on December 26 2014, operator companies said in their statements. The peninsula was annexed by Russia ...

Mestan: Unless Patriotic Front thrown out, Bulgaria will have early elections in 2015

December 26, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Lyutvi Mestan, leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF), said on December 26 that unless the nationalist Patriotic Front is excluded from ...

2014 ‘Bulgarian Christmas’ charity campaign in aid of ill children has raised 1.5M leva

December 26, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Bulgarian Christmas (Българската Коледа) charity campaign, which raises funds annually to assist seriously ill children, has rais ...

  • Radio Free Europe bureau raided by Azerbaijan authorities
    December 26, 2014, by VOANews

    State prosecutors in Azerbaijan have raided the offices of a U.S.-government funded media outlet, saying they have a court order to close the facility. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty said Friday […]

  • Ukraine peace talks break down
    December 26, 2014, by VOANews

    Ukrainian officials and pro-Russian rebels will not be meeting in Belarus’ capital Minsk for a round of peace talks scheduled for Friday. Belarussian officials on Friday announced the breakdown of […]

  • Israel: large increase in Jewish immigrants from Ukraine
    December 26, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    About 230 Jewish immigrants from Ukraine, including dozens of families fleeing the fighting in eastern Ukraine, arrived in Israel this week. They were the first in an expected group of […]

  • Russians head into holiday facing economic malaise
    December 26, 2014, by VOANews

    Russian preparations for the New Year holiday are clouded by economic recession and a tumbling currency, the ruble. Nonetheless, people in the Russian capital appear to be in a festive […]

  • Film review: Exodus: Gods and Kings
    December 26, 2014, by Raymond Johnston of The Prague Post

    The holiday season always seems to be a good time for a rollicking Bible epic. The genre offers something for everyone: special effects for the kids, some muscle flexing and […]