CEC suspends independent MEP candidate Alexander Alexiev for not living in Bulgaria

CEC suspends independent MEP candidate Alexander Alexiev for not living in Bulgaria

17:42 | 24.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission (CEC) has decided to suspend Alexander Alexiev as an MEP candidate on account of the fact that he does not meet the requirements for a 6-month permanent residence in Bulgaria prior to the vote. Mr. Alexiev is a renowned writer, analyst and security expert. He heads the Centre for Balkan and Black Sea Studies, a non-profit organization. According to the CEC Mr. Alexiev has lived in the U.S. for years. He denies this and is adamant he will appeal...
Bulgaria ranks 34th in Global Peace Index

Bulgaria ranks 34th in Global Peace Index

15:44 | 24.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Sofia. Bulgaria ranks 34th in the Global Peace Index, according to a report of the Institute of Economy and Peace. The three most peaceful countries are Iceland, Denmark and New Zealand, defined by the IEP as small, stable democracies. Norway, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Japan round out the top 11. As expected, the most peaceful continent is Europe. 13 of the 20 most peaceful countries are in Europe. Macedonia is 79th, Montenegro –...
US actress Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

US actress Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

15:39 | 24.04.2014 | by StandartNews
US actress Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, the actress's representative has confirmed, BBC reports. Ms Foster married Ms Hedison, a photographer and actress, over the weekend, broadcaster E! first reported. The Oscar-winning actress publicly came out as gay in a speech at last year's Golden Globe Awards. She and her former partner Cydney Bernard, with whom she had two sons, ended their 20-year relationship in 2008. The pair started dating last year,...
Debris found at Australia's coast not from missing plane - Search goes on

Debris found at Australia's coast not from missing plane - Search goes on

15:35 | 24.04.2014 | by StandartNews
A metal object that washed ashore on Australia's coast wasn't from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials said. Detailed pictures of the object were enough to convince investigators that it wasn't a lead in the search for the missing plane, the Australian agency leading the search for the aircraft said on Thursday. Officials had previously called the piece of metal, which appeared to have rivets on one side, an "object of interest" in the search, CNN reports. Possible promising leads...
UAE launches direct flights to Sofia next year following meeting with Boyko Borisov

UAE launches direct flights to Sofia next year following meeting with Boyko Borisov

15:27 | 24.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Dubai. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will launch direct flights of Arab airlines to Sofia. This emerged during the meeting between GERB leader Boyko Borisov and the Minister of Economy of the UAE Sultan bin Saeed al Mansoori. The meeting, organized by UAE Ambassador in Brussels Suleiman Hamid Almazrui was held today in Dubai, announced the press center of political party GERB. It was also attended by MPs from GERB, the former Ministers of Regional Development and Public Works and the...
Ex-employee of US Embassy in Sofia suspected of selling up to  400 visas

Ex-employee of US Embassy in Sofia suspected of selling up to 400 visas

13:16 | 24.04.2014 | by StandartNews
A former employee of the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria Gregory Houston is suspected of having sold US visas, Newsweek reports. In a working paper the U.S. State Department informed that the other charges against Houston include collaboration with the local mafia and unauthorized use of armoured vehicles. Houston made referrals for 400 visas but but was nevertheless allowed to retire in 2010 and thus avoid prosecution. According to agent Steve Suankovski, who is investigating the case in...
Strongest sandstorm in decades reduces visibility in China to just 20 meters

Strongest sandstorm in decades reduces visibility in China to just 20 meters

12:49 | 24.04.2014 | by StandartNews
A strong sandstorm swept Gansu Province in northwest China on Wednesday, reducing visibility to less than 20 meters, according to the provincial meteorological center, The Telegraph reports. The sandstorm, the strongest since 1996 according to reports, started in the early afternoon in Dunhuang County. "Suddenly it became dark and I can't tell whether it's day or night," said one resident. "My nose hurts and I can't open my eyes," another resident said. The Jiuquan City...
Sofia and Stara Zagora in competition for New York mayor Bloomberg’s EUR 5 million

Sofia and Stara Zagora in competition for New York mayor Bloomberg’s EUR 5 million

12:41 | 24.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Stara Zagora. Sofia and Stara Zagora are the only Bulgarian cities that qualified for the finals of the Bloomberg Foundation's Mayors Challenge. Among the nominated finalists are 155 candidates such as capitals London, Madrid , Lisbon, Stockholm, Amsterdam , Athens , Warsaw and iconic cities such as Barcelona, Bologna , Florence, Cardiff , The Hague, Krakow and more. "Our project is one of the few in the economic field directed against the" brain drain " from the city and the...
US and Japan fail to sign free trade agreement

US and Japan fail to sign free trade agreement

11:12 | 24.04.2014 | by StandartNews
The U.S. and Japan failed to reach a trade agreement before the summit meeting on Thursday between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but the two sides will push forward with efforts to resolve the main points of contention, The Wall Street Journal reports. The U.S. and Japan had hoped to demonstrate the strength of their alliance with an announcement of a landmark trade agreement during Mr. Obama's visit to Tokyo. But after months of talks, including intensive...
After two missions in Iraq : BG soldier shoots his wife in front of their children

After two missions in Iraq : BG soldier shoots his wife in front of their children

11:01 | 24.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Mad with jealousy, a Bulgarian soldier shot his wife in front of their children and then killed himself, Standart daily reports. Corporal Valeri Kaltchev from Vratsa had two Iraq missions behind his back shot his wife Claudia shortly before midnight on Tuesday after a family scandal. After the murder, the 36 -year-old man locket their children - 1, 7 and 5 year olds - in their room and locked himself with the corpse of his wife. In the morning, Valeri called his brother Marian and...
Why Europe is scoring an own goal if it stops the South Stream

Why Europe is scoring an own goal if it stops the South Stream

08:50 | 24.04.2014 | by StandartNews
The tense crisis in Ukraine and the growing conflict between the quartet of Russia, Ukraine, EU and USA has been endangering the South Stream pipeline project. Following the important yet non-binding resolution of the European Commission it is crucial to carry out a plain analysis. This study will prove that the European Union can not afford to deprive itself from the South Stream or Russian gas as a whole. Also, it is apparent that the rational countries are acting according to this...
 Health Office detects multiple violations at key hospitals in the capital

Health Office detects multiple violations at key hospitals in the capital

08:45 | 24.04.2014 | by StandartNews
Sofia. An ad hoc inspection of the National Heath Office (NHO) on April 18, the first day of Easter holidays, discovered that 38% оf the hospitals had committed violations, said NHO director Dr. Rumiana Todorova. The NHO refuses to pay what it owes these hospitals as a result. They will lose around BGN 1.5 million. The purpose of the inspection was to find out whether patients were being sent home for the holidays and whether this was warranted in view of the gravity of their illness. The...
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