Chess Russians Blame Delay of Oil Pipeline on Bulgarian Debt

Bulgaria has failed to pay its share for the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline, which has affected the project, according to a senior Transneft official. According to Mikhail Barkov, Vice President of Transneft, one of the Russian companies taking part in the Bu


Chess Reform Envisages Drastic Cuts for Bulgaria Academy of Sciences

The number of the scientific institutes at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) is going to be reduced to 40 from the current 69. The decision was made Tuesday by the BAS General Assembly during discussions of the academic reform. The 40 institutes will be div


Chess India’s extreme north-east: Entering the dawn-lit mountains

A struggle to reach Arunachal Pradesh and survive its roadsIT IS dark, raining, five hours from our journey’s beginning or end, and the gatekeeper of Arunachal Pradesh doesn't like my permit. Or visa, perhaps that should be, Arunachal being as difficult to en


Chess Bulgaria Supreme Magistrates Scorn Sofia Deputy Prosecutor

The Ethics Commission at Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) will sanction Sofia Deputy Prosecutor, Roman Vasilev, for his behavior during the arrest of ex Defense Minister, Nikolay Tsonev. The news was announced by the Commission's Chair, Tsoni Tsonev, upon


Chess Brown triggers May election race

NOW:BBC special programme as election is called1205: Gordon and Sarah Brown arrive at St Pancras station, with Mr Brown shaking the hands of a few passers-by on his way in.MoreThis article is from the BBC News website. © British Broadcasting Corporation, The BBC i


Chess Giant German Machine Begins Work at Bulgaria’s Capital Metro

The German machine, especially ordered for the construction works for the expansion of the metro in Bulgaria's capital, was officially set in motion Tuesday. The so-called "mole" equipment, weighting 1 600 tons, named Saint Sofia, will be used for underground exca


Chess Greece Puts Forth ‘Northern Macedonia’ as Name for FYROM

Greece is ready to approve "Northern Macedonia" in order to resolve the notorious name dispute with the former Yugoslav republic. This has been announced Tuesday by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece, Dimitris, Droutsas, cited by Greek media. If the Former Yug


Chess Cleaner ‘lied about visa claims’

The attorney general's former housekeeper told her she had nothing to worry about regarding her immigration status in the UK, a court heard.But Loloahi Tapui, 27, lied and her visa had expired four years ago, Southwark Crown Court was told. Ms Tapui admits possessi


Chess Actor Corin Redgrave dies

Actor Corin Redgrave, a member of the Redgrave acting dynasty, has died aged 70, his family has announced.Son of Sir Michael, brother of Vanessa and Lynn and uncle of the late Natasha Richardson, he was taken ill at home in the early hours of Sunday morning. "


Chess Clothes appeal over M-way murder

Pictures of clothes similar to those worn by murder victim Melanie Hall have been released six months after her remains were found beside the M5.Miss Hall, 25, disappeared after a night out in Bath on 9 June, 1996. Her remains were found in October last year near j


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