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[8 юни 2011 | No Comment | ]

To preserve the memory of Januarius A. MacGahan – journalist and war correspondent 1844-1878

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[3 юни 2011 | One Comment | ]

Shaquille O’Neal was a one-of-a-kind superstar, and his retirement press conference was, fittingly, one of a kind. Shaq announced his retirement in a 30-minute news conference, during which he joked about the New York Knicks’ open GM position, gave himself yet another new nickname, bashed critics like Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless and shouted out pretty much everyone he knew.
“Father time has finally caught up with Shaquille O’Neal,” he said to begin.
Wearing a pink tie, O’Neal certainly made things interesting. He began …

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[30 май 2011 | No Comment | ]

Memorial Day  Monday  30 2011 is a United States federal holiday. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War. It was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.
Memorial Day often marks the start of the summer vacation season, and Labor Day its end.
Begun as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation after the Civil War, by the early 20th century, Memorial Day was an occasion …

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[28 май 2011 | No Comment | ]

More than a million travelers are expected to pass through Chicago’s airports during the Memorial Day travel period. The Chicago Department of Aviation says it’s ready to welcome 1.1 million passengers during the extended weekend from Thursday through Monday.
Aviation Department officials say Friday will be the busiest day — with nearly 199,000 passengers expected at O’Hare International Airport and 65,000 at Midway International Airport.
Volunteers with United Service Organizations will be at O’Hare over the weekend to provide baked goods and water for military personnel.
Gas prices have dipped in time for …

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[26 май 2011 | One Comment | ]

President Barack Obama on Thursday formally nominated Leon Panetta as his new secretary of defense and David Petraeus, who commands the international force in Afghanistan, as Panetta’s successor at the CIA.
Obama had first said he planned to nominate Panetta and Petraeus on April 28, just days before US commandos entered Pakistan and shot and killed Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.
The US Senate must confirm both men, but neither is expected to encounter any serious opposition there.
The White House hopes that Panetta, whose mission would include cutting …

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[25 май 2011 | No Comment | ]

Honorable Sir,
I turn to you as the highest authority overseeing the rights of all Bulgarian citizens, their protection from violations of the law and the person guaranteeing harmony in the relations between the State and its citizens. The subject of my letter is the misguided and detrimental for Bulgaria interpretation of “dual citizenship” and the discrimination it generates.
Prior to 1989, only a handful of Bulgarians enjoyed the privilege of possessing red passports – the only way for them to travel abroad. Those who settled for political reasons in the West …

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[25 май 2011 | No Comment | ]

1. (S/NF) SUMMARY: Sofia Mayor and former Interior Ministry
General Boiko Borisov has stormed onto the national political
scene in recent weeks, founding a new movement that has
quickly become the most popular political force in the
country.

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[23 май 2011 | No Comment | ]

The starting page of the Google search engine in Bulgaria, www.google.bg, was launched in Bulgarian Cyrillic letters for May 24, Day of Slavic Script and Bulgarian Culture.

As of midnight on May 24, 2011, the Google starting page in Bulgaria has the name of the search engine written in Bulgarian Cyrillic – “Гугъл” (see photo).
The starting page of Google is available in Cyrillic only in Bulgaria, and not in other countries using the Cyrillic alphabet such as Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, Macedonia, which also technically mark the May 24.
May …

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[23 май 2011 | No Comment | ]

U.S. President Barack Obama is in Ireland Monday to start a six-day, four-nation trip that will include high-level diplomacy about the revolts in the Middle East, discussions on global economic difficulties at a summit of the Group of 8 leading industrialized nations in France, and a celebration of his distant Irish roots.The bloody unrest in Libya – and the U.S. role in the NATO bombardment of troops loyal to its leader, Moammar Gadhafi – is likely to be at the forefront of Obama’s foreign policy talks with European leaders. But …

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[16 май 2011 | 2 коментара | ]

Rahm Emanuel was sworn in Monday as Chicago’s 46th mayor at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Emanuel joined City Clerk-elect Susana Mendoza, Treasurer Stephanie Neely and City Council members in taking oaths of office on Inauguration Day.
Secret Service did a sweep of the park Monday morning in preparation for the program, which kicked off at 10:30 a.m. and included a who’s who of political figures, from outgoing mayor Richard M. Daley to Gov. Pat Quinn, as well …

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[16 май 2011 | No Comment | ]

New York businessman Donald Trump made it official Monday – he will not be a candidate for U.S. president next year.  Trump is the second big-name Republican to decide against a White House bid in the last few days and his decision adds yet another element of uncertainty to the slow-forming field of Republican presidential contenders.
Trump announced his decision in New York as the NBC television network rolled out its program lineup for next season, including Trump’s highly rated program “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
“I’ve …