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[22 ян. 2010 | 3 коментара | ]

1. Jericho, Palestinian Territories
Earliest inhabitation: 9,000 BC
The world’s oldest continually-inhabited city, according to our sources, archeologists have unearthed the remains of 20 successive settlements in Jericho, dating back 11,000 years. The city is found near the Jordan River in the West Bank and is today home to around 20,000 people.
2. Byblos, Lebanon
Earliest inhabitation: 5,000 BC
Founded as Gebal by the Phoenicians, Byblos was given its name by the Greeks, who imported papyrus from the city. Hence the English word Bible is derived from Byblos. The city’s key tourist sites include ancient …

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[21 ян. 2010 | No Comment | ]

You can take the Bulgarian out of his pop folk environment, but you can’t take the pop folk out of the Bulgarian
by Dimana Trankova

The elderly woman smiles at the blonde girl standing in the small park with her grandmother. “What’s your name?” she asks. “Ivana,” the child answers. “Oh, like the singer?” the old woman asks without a trace of irony in her voice. “Yes! I want to be like her when I grow up,” the girl replies as proudly as any Italian teenager named Luciano would, when talking about …

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[17 ян. 2010 | No Comment | ]

By Joe Parkinson
Hit harder in GDP terms by the financial crisis than any region on earth, citizens from across Central and Eastern Europe can, and often do, regale you with tales of economic woe.
But a new index published Wednesday says financial misery will be spread as unevenly across the ex-communist states this year as it was in 2009 — while optimism will be found in some surprising places.
According to Moody’ s ‘Misery Index,’ which adds projections of fiscal deficits to unemployment numbers as a measure of economic gloom, the least …

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[15 ян. 2010 | No Comment | ]

The demand for European property by Russians is steadily increasing despite the economic crisis, Russian media have reported.
According to official data, Russian people are currently the most active foreign buyers of property in Europe, especially in its eastern regions. The majority usually look for property near the famous ski resorts of Bulgaria, Montenegro, Turkey and other countries with a well-developed tourism sector.
Russians now account for almost half the buyers of real estate in Europe, despite the fact that compared with 2009, the number of transactions completed by them has decreased …

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[8 ян. 2010 | No Comment | ]

Tsarevets Castle in Veliko Turnovo retains magnetic pull

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[5 ян. 2010 | No Comment | ]

A cargo airplane is down in a forest preserve near Chicago Executive Airport, also known as Palwaukee, in Wheeling, IL. The plane has crashed into the Des Plaines River and is in pieces. The site of the crash is near the intersection of River Rd and Camp McDonald Rd. Below are pictures of the area.

MABAS fire chief Jay Reardon

Dennis Rouleau, Manager of Chicago Executive Airport

Flight 988 – Тhe twin-engine Learjet
Soon after, the Lake county Sheriff and another car crashed not to far away.

Even knocked down the stoplight still was working…

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[2 ян. 2010 | No Comment | ]

A total of 900 people lost their lives in car crashes in Bulgaria in 2009, which is 161 fewer than the fatalities in 2008.

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[1 ян. 2010 | No Comment | ]

by Petar Kostadinov
Much has been said about missed opportunities in Bulgaria regarding opening the dossiers of the former communist-era secret police State Security.
This debate should have happened straight after the democratic changes in 1989. It should have also led to concrete action so that Bulgarians would know who was who in the days when relatives, friends and co-workers were asked, voluntarily or not, to snoop on each other. This would have quelled speculation about whether current office holders were in some way compromised with State Security because of their secret …

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[18 дек. 2009 | No Comment | ]

On November 21, 2009 in the hall by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church “Saint John of Rila” there was held a meeting of the Bulgarian community in Chicago with the President of the American University in Bulgaria, Dr. David Huwiler.
On our pages we have already reported the event – link (in Bulgarian).  After the presentation of the university and discussion, president Dr. David Huwiler answered our questions.
Exclusively for our readers, he was kind enough to respond in writing. We offer you his answers:
Can Bulgarian students in the US apply for scholarships …

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[8 дек. 2009 | No Comment | ]

Bulgarian businessman Shefket Chapadzhiev from Chicago has paid in advance to to be one of the first space tourists on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.
Sir Richard Branson unveiled the rocket plane he will use to take fare-paying passengers into space. In the Mohave Desert, New Mexico, the company Virgin Galactic presented SpaceShipTwo on Tuesday – the world’s first commercial manned spacecraft.
Chapadzhiev, often referred to by the media as emigrant № 1 from Bulgaria, was among the invited guests at the ceremony. The price per flight is USD 200 000. The new space …

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[8 дек. 2009 | No Comment | ]

The audience will vote to single out its favourite director. “Dzift,” a Bulgarian film, after which Hollywood is making a remake, opens the Seventh International Film Festival
New York will enjoy Bulgarian films: tonight, Yavor Gurdev will personally promote his movie Dzift, which opens the Seventh International Film Festival (December 8 -December 13).
In the meantime, the producers of the movie have confirmed the news that they already prepare to sign a contract with an US company, which plans to make a remake of the movie, awarded a series of prestigious international …