Chess Dutch Midfielder Suffer Loose Teeth, Concern for Final

Dutch Demy de Zeeuw ended up with a few loose teeth after he got an accidental kick in the jaw during his team 3-2 World Cup semi-final win over Uruguay on Tuesday. The midfielder was taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw, but an examination showed only lo


Chess Bulgarian Tourist Flow to Neighboring Greece Dries Up

Greece is suffering a whopping decrease in Bulgarian tourists bookings after the country was dealt a heavy blow by the global economic crisis and domestic turbulence, local media reports say. The country continues to be a popular destination for Bulgaria tourists,


Chess Germany Wants Revenge for 2008 in Face off with Spain

Striker Lukas Podolski feels Wednesday's World Cup semi-final against Spain is a chance for Germany to avenge their Euro 2008 final defeat. "We still think about that defeat and it still hurts," said Podolski, as cited by BBC. "We want revenge for 2008. ... So


Chess Sofia Sees 25% Fall in Office Space Rental Rates since 2008

Asking rental rates for office space in the Bulgarian capital Sofia have dropped approximately by 25% since the beginning of 2008 driven by the large supply and the weaker demand, a survey shows. "On paper, this appears to be a relatively moderate reduction, given


Chess Bulgarian Commissioner Georgieva to Act as Ashton’s Deputy

Kristalina Georgieva, the Bulgarian commissioner for humanitarian aid, will be one of three EU commissioners, who will act as deputies of Catherine Ashton, the EU's recently-appointed foreign policy chief. Ashton will be replaced either by the EU commissioners for


Chess Bulgaria Caps Belene Plant’s Cost at EUR 7 B

By Elizabeth Konstantinova Bloomberg agency Bulgaria aims to limit the cost of the Belene nuclear plant being built by Russia's ZAO Atomstroyexport to 7 billion euros (.... Source


Chess Another Crack-Down on Customs Officers in Bulgaria

Bulgarian police have detained four customs officers in an operation, code-named "The strokers", the interior minister announced Wednesday morning. The customs officers and representatives of an unnamed company were supposed to burn cigarettes packages with expire


Chess Germany, Spain Clash in World Cup Semifinals

The second World Cup semi-final takes place on Wednesday, with Germany taking on European champions Spain in Durban. Beating the Germans in the Euro 2008 final did much to shed Spain's reputation as an international underachiever, but Germany will be eager to aven


Chess US seeks advance notice of any BP sales

The US Department of Justice has asked BP for advance notice of any planned asset sale or deal involving cash transfers, underlining the Obama administration's interest in ensuring BP remains a going concern


Chess More shareholders vote yes on climate goals

BOSTON (Reuters) - Proxy proposals intended to encourage U.S. companies to reduce emissions and better disclose their environmental footprints this year received a higher percentage of shareholder support than ever, according to a report by an activist U.S. investo


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