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[24 ное. 2012 | No Comment | ]

In honor of the 23rd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall,
By the distinguished chronicler of recent Bulgarian history

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[22 ное. 2012 | No Comment | ]

Mitt Romney said he wasn’t concerned about the very poor, because they have a safety net. This is typical of the widespread ignorance about inequality in our country. Struggling Americans want jobs, not handouts, and for the most part they’ve paid for their “safety net.” The real problem is at the other end of the wealth gap.
How many people know that out of 150 countries, we have the fourth-highest wealth disparity? Only Zimbabwe, Namibia and Switzerland are worse.

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[18 ное. 2012 | No Comment | ]

Winners of the 40th anniversary American Music Awards, presented Sunday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles:
Artist of the year: Justin Bieber
New artist of the year: Carly Rae Jepsen
Pop/rock female artist: Katy Perry
Pop/rock male artist: Justin Bieber

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[13 ное. 2012 | No Comment | ]

There’s a secret that’s much bigger than politics, health freedom, science or even the entire history of the human race. That secret remains entirely unacknowledged — even condemned — by the scientific community, and yet it is the single most important secret about everything that is. Yes, everything.

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[7 ное. 2012 | No Comment | ]

President Barack Obama’s re-election in the United States elicited strong feelings – from optimism to skepticism – around the world. A sampling of global reaction:

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[5 ное. 2012 | No Comment | ]

The power of individuals and friendship to impact reality and to overcome evil.
Inspiring yet unknown story of common heroes, universal roll models from all walks of life.
Brave people who stood up to defend their friends and neighbors, during one the darkest of times.

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[31 окт. 2012 | No Comment | ]

$8 billion: Total Halloween consumer spending expected for 2012.
71.5: Percent of Americans who plan on celebrating Halloween this year.
41 million: Potential trick-or-treaters ages 5-14.
$79.82: Amount Americans will spend on candy, costumes, and decorations.

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[30 окт. 2012 | No Comment | ]

German ambassador to Bulgaria Matthias Höpfner has issued an open letter to major Bulgarian daily Monitor, strongly objecting the paper’s toning down an interview of his.
According to the dipomat, the newspaper had cut remarks of his critical of media freedom in Bulgaria in the interview, which came out October 23.

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[29 окт. 2012 | 2 коментара | ]

A superstorm threatening 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation gained strength Monday, packing winds of 90 mph and picking up considerable speed just hours before it is expected to make landfall, forecasters said.
The National Hurricane Center said Monday afternoon that Hurricane Sandy is moving northwest at 28 mph – up from 18 mph a few hours earlier. At 4:00 p.m. ET the Category 1 hurricane was about 55 miles east-southeast of Cape May, N.J. The storm’s top sustained winds are holding at about 90 mph with higher gusts.

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[27 окт. 2012 | No Comment | ]

The POTUS traveled back to his hometown of Chicago to turn in his ballot near his South Side home, where he was surrounded by the press and camera crews. Obama talked about the national turnout of early voting and made a joke after he voted.

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[25 окт. 2012 | No Comment | ]

Bulgarian investigative journalists Atanas Tchobanov and Assen Yordanov created one of the only websites in the world to successfully replicate WikiLeaks’ model of anonymously leaked bombshell documents. Now their project may face a similar fate to WikiLeaks’: Crippling attacks by the financial institutions of the country they’ve embarrassed.