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  • What do US State Department, Russian spies and Bulgarian mosque have in common? Ecotourism!

    08/30/2010 8:36:16 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 2 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | August 30th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    American tax-payers learned recently that the US State Department is funding mosques all around the globe, including one in my native Bulgaria: To support the restoration of the Kurshum Mosque in Silistra. Although it is located in the center of town, damage has been caused by centuries of neglect and earthquakes. The mosque was built in the 17th century when Silistra was an important port city on the Danube River ruled by the Ottoman Empire. Research shows that it has nothing to do with Islam, but with ecotourism. According to a local report the restoration of the mosque and...
  • Macedonian film infuriates Bulgaria

    10/30/2011 12:49:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 28 October 2011
    Bulgarian MEPs outraged over a Macedonian film that depicts wartime Bulgarians as fascists are calling on Enlargement Commissioner Štefan Füle to confront Skopje over the forthcoming movie. MEPs Andrey Kovachev (EPP), Evgeni Kirilov (S&D) and Stanimir Ilchev (ALDE) have signed a letter, a copy of which was obtained by EurActiv, in which they state their concern over the "attempt to manipulate Balkan history" and "spread hate" on the part of the EU candidate country against its neighbors. The Macedonian film "Third Halftime" is being filmed in Macedonia as a lavishly funded international production, depicting a football match played in 1942...
  • Bulgaria Debt Cheaper to Insure than Higher-Rated Spain

    09/19/2011 4:15:06 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Noinvite ^ | 09/19/11
    Bulgaria Debt Cheaper to Insure than Higher-Rated Spain Finance | September 19, 2011, Monday| 427 views A placard reading `No to social cutbacks` is seen at the head of a demonstration called by the movement 15-M (also known as `indignados`) against the privatization of public services and welfare cuts, in Pamplona, Spain, 18 Sept. Photo by EPA/BGNES Major rating agencies once again came under fire on Monday after it emerged that the debt of Spain, whose credit status is Aa2, is more expensive to insure than Baa2-rated Bulgaria. The cost of insuring Spanish debt against default rose to 390, compared...
  • Bulgarian Archaeology Finds Said to Rewrite History of Black Sea Sailing

    09/14/2011 2:56:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Novinite ^ | Monday, September 12, 2011 | Sofia News Agency
    Massive ancient stone anchors were found by divers participating in an archaeological expedition near the southern Bulgarian Black Sea town of Sozopol. The expedition, led by deputy director of Bulgaria's National Historical Museum Dr Ivan Hristov, found the precious artifacts west of the Sts. Cyricus and Julitta island. The 200-kg beautifully ornamented anchors have two holes in them -- one for the anchor rope and another one for a wooden stick. They were used for 150-200-ton ships that transported mainly wheat, but also dried and salted fish, skins, timber and metals from what now is Bulgaria's coast. The anchors' shape...
  • The fullness of you in The Fullness of ME(JESUS) [charismatic caucus]

    08/16/2011 2:14:09 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 8-16-11 | Jedediah
    Ordinary measures will not do anymore , For I am opening up in you a Grand new door , The fullness of your upper and lower springs ! ( Joshua15:17-19 ) My answer is " YES" and now my spirit brings ~ ~ ~ , Truly all it is you need to know , So now just come to me that to you my fullness I may show , Not just a twinkling but the fullness of my 7 eyes , Things others will not know but you have paid the price , So now step into My Sanctuary ,...
  • Evidence suggesting the palace of Emperor Constantine I unearthed in Bulgaria

    08/14/2011 2:19:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    TruthDive ^ | Sunday, August 14, 2011 | News Desk / ANI
    Bulgarian archaeologists have uncovered evidence, suggesting the palace of Byzantine Emperor Constantine I. A unique dwelling and a church from the 4th century have been the most recent sensation that came up from Sofia downtown's underground depths, reports the Standard News. The archeologists have not confirmed for sure the identity of the findings as excavations continue. All facts for now, however, lead towards the variant that the palace of the first Christian Emperor lies just under the square in front of St Nedelya Church. Bulgaria's Minister of Culture, Vejdi Rashidov and Sofia Mayor, Yordanka Fandakova presented the latest archeological findings....
  • She sank: the 'Bulgaria' catastrophe

    07/27/2011 1:24:05 PM PDT · by struwwelpeter · 2 replies
    Pskov Province No 27 (549) ^ | 13-19 July 2011 | Denis Kamalyagin
    (Full title: "She sank - the catastrophe of the riverboat 'Bulgaria', which sank on the Volga in broad daylight, reflects the horrors of Russia's technology and morality") In early 2001, Russian authorities were warning of a coming era of man-made disasters. Vladimir Putin set up the so-called 'Challenge 2003' presidential commission to study the series of man-made disasters that were threatening Russia because of the deterioration of technology in virtually every industry in the nation. Apparently he believed that it served its purpose, as did his successor, yet the commission's most pessimistic predictions, though somewhat delayed, were more than justified....
  • For Apple, a $76 Billion Dilemma

    07/20/2011 7:12:31 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | JULY 21, 2011 | YUKARI IWATANI KANE
    Apple Inc. has built up a $76.2 billion cash hoard. Now the question is what the company intends to do with the money pile. On Tuesday, the Cupertino, Calif., company disclosed cash, including short-term and long-term marketable securities, for the quarter ended June 25 increased 15.8% since March to $76.2 billion. That's more than the gross domestic product of 126 countries, including nations such as Ecuador, Bulgaria, Sri Lanka and Costa Rica, according to data from the World Bank. The gigantic sum on Wednesday prompted some investors to call for it to use some of the cash for dividend payouts....
  • 64 missile warheads stolen from Romanian train

    07/18/2011 6:07:31 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities investigating the theft of 64 missile warheads from a train transporting military equipment to Bulgaria sought to reassure the public Monday that the components are no danger to the public.
  • 60 Busted in Bulgarian-Organized 'World's Largest Bank Card Cloning Gang'

    07/12/2011 7:41:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    A total of 60 Bulgarian citizens have now been arrested by police authorities across Europe for participating in a large international scheme for credit card forgery and other crimes.The gang has been active since nine years and has accumulated a fortune estimated at over EUR 50. Around 5000 police officers from Spain Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, Germany, US intelligence agents and experts from Europol have contributed to the operation, codenamed Night Clone Card.The Bulgarian crime ring, which has been described as the world's largest in the sphere of bank card cloning, has been active mostly in Italy, where nine suspects were...
  • Bulgaria's Black Market in Blood Is Flourishing

    05/24/2011 12:47:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | May. 23, 2011
    Her 85-year-old husband needed immediate surgery but doctors told her to find blood for the operation herself. So Slavka Petrova swallowed her anguish and went to haggle on the black market outside the national blood clinic. It's a grim reality for patients and families in Bulgaria, a struggling EU nation where donors are troublingly scarce, hospitals are strapped for funds and blood traders — mainly Gypsy, or Roma, men — are thriving.
  • The EU at a glance

    04/16/2011 5:38:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Europa ^ | this it timeless | some committee of moonbats
    Did you know that the EU has ensured that there has been no war between its members for last 60 years?
  • Bulgaria Does Not Recognize Libyan Rebels as Legitimate Govt

    03/30/2011 7:56:46 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    Sofia News Agency ^ | March 30, 2001
    Bulgaria does not recognize the Libyan opposition transitional National Council as the country's legitimate government, the Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov announced. "We recognize countries, and not organizations, but we have to keep good relations with everybody in order to ensure the safety of our nationals and Bulgaria's long-term interests in the region," Mladenov told the Bulgarian Darik Radio on Wednesday. On Tuesday, he announced that the country will restore its consulate in Benghazi. Earlier, France, which was the first country to recognize the transitional National Council, said it would send its representative in the Libyan city. "Restoration of the...
  • Bulgarian monk rekindles occult debate

    03/17/2011 6:26:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/17/11
    Bulgarian monk rekindles occult debate By Irina Ivanova Thu Mar 17, 5:30 am ET SOFIA (Reuters Life!) – A Bulgarian monk is reopening an age-old debate in the Balkan country between Orthodox authorities and psychics. In a new book, Monk Visarion denounced internationally respected healer Vanga and spiritual leader Petar Danov and attributed Bulgarians' interest in fortune-tellers and mysticism to decades of atheist communist rule. Although the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has never explicitly condemned Vanga and Danov, the announcement on its official website says the monk will present his book in two lectures on the "pseudo-icons Vanga and Danov." Visarion,...
  • Bulgaria’s Gold Standard [Shimmering Black Sea Reform]

    03/09/2011 2:28:21 PM PST · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-02-08 | Ben Wilterdink
    Recently, the Heritage Foundation hosted Bulgaria’s Minister of Finance/Deputy Prime Minister to talk about some of the astounding reforms that have helped Bulgaria through the financial crisis. Dr. Djankov outlined the achievements and goals of Bulgaria since his self-described “center-right” government took control of the country in late 2009. Amid a fiscal crisis and rising debt and deficits, Bulgaria has dramatically decreased their deficits and produced major economic growth in a very short period of time. Minister of Finance Dr. Djankov directly attributes these gains to major reforms that have take place that include: - Reducing minimum capital investment required...
  • Bulgaria to buy eight fighter jets

    02/03/2011 4:26:34 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies
    UPI ^ | 2/3/2011 | UPI
    Bulgaria has approached Western powers over the potential acquisition of fighter jets. Sofia approached the United States, France, Germany and Sweden over the supply of eight new or used fighter jets, Bulgaria's Defense Ministry said in a statement released Wednesday. It added that the financial circumstances of a deal had to be decided after information is sent by the four countries, in 2012, at the earliest
  • Bulgaria asks Sweden for info on Gripen fighter

    02/03/2011 3:34:48 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    Bulgaria asks Sweden for info on Gripen fighter Published: 3 Feb 11 Bulgaria's defence ministry said Wednesday it had requested information from Sweden on the potential supply of Gripen fighter jets for its air force. Information had also been requested from France, Germany and tyhe United States over the possible purchase of new of used fighters. The letters, sent in January, requested from the four countries "information on their capabilities for logistical support, equipment, training, financial schemes, exploitation period, etc," the ministry said in a statement. "The request concerns the purchase of eight new or used multifunctional fighters," it added....
  • US Sought to Discourage Bulgaria from Buying Brand-New Fighter Jets, French Corvettes

    02/02/2011 4:54:38 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Novinite ^ | February 2, 2011
    US Sought to Discourage Bulgaria from Buying Brand-New Fighter Jets, French Corvettes Back in Oct 2009 Bulgarian PM Borisov (right) claimed to have gotten French President Sarkozy to cancel the EUR 1 B deal for French corvettes. A US diplomatic cable reveals Bulgaria was under pressure from France for this deal. EPA/BGNES The US Embassy in Sofia sought to discourage Bulgaria from going for costly armament procurement deals over concerns with the latter's limited funds, a newly released US diplomatic cable provided by Wikileaks shows. The document entitled "Strategy to Shape Bulgaria's Military Modernization" is a US diplomatic cable sent...
  • Cash-strapped Bulgarian air force to continue reliance on Soviet fighters

    12/16/2010 7:50:15 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    Xinhua ^ | December 17, 2010
    Cash-strapped Bulgarian air force to continue reliance on Soviet fighters 08:48, December 17, 2010 Defense Minister Anyu Angelov said Thursday that Soviet-made fighters would continue to serve as the mainstay of the Bulgaria's air force due to limited funding. Budgetary cuts would also force the defense ministry to cancel some contracted Western weapons, Angelov said at a press conference. The European country, a NATO member since 2004, had planned to order "no more than 20" NATO-compatible aircraft as a replacement for the 16 MiG-29 fighters that make up the backbone of its current air defense. Angelov said, however, that Bulgaria...
  • Archaeology: 8000 year-old Sun temple found in Bulgaria

    12/16/2010 9:42:30 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Sofia Echo ^ | Wednesday, December 15, 2010 | staff
    The oldest temple of the Sun has been discovered in northwest Bulgaria, near the town of Vratsa, aged at more then 8000 years, the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported on December 15 2010. The Bulgarian 'Stonehenge' is hence about 3000 years older than its illustrious English counterpart. But unlike its more renowned English cousin, the Bulgarian sun temple was not on the surface, rather it was dug out from under tons of earth and is shaped in the form of a horse shoe, the report said. The temple was found near the village of Ohoden. According to archaeologists, the prehistoric...