February 11, 1990 |
U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker 3d, greeted by crowds chanting, "Bye-bye, communists," yesterday warned government leaders here that Bulgaria's relationship with the United States would depend on the legitimacy of elections planned later this year. Baker, who flew here at the conclusion of arms talks with the Soviets in Moscow, met with representatives of the interim government and with leaders of opposition groups. In a 90-minute meeting, Baker told President Petar Mladenov and other leaders of the transitional government that the world was watching Bulgaria to see whether May elections would be free and fair.
June 22, 1994 |
The big guy in the middle from Nigeria can play. He showed that to America and the rest of the world last night. No, it wasn't Hakeem Olajuwon. This dream was turned in by Rashidi Yekini, who scored the opening goal and assisted on another to help Nigeria win its World Cup debut, 3-0, over Bulgaria at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. It was the biggest World Cup victory by an African nation and marked the second consecutive impressive start for a new finalist from Africa. Cameroon was the sensation of the 1990 World Cup by reaching the quarterfinals.
September 5, 1993 |
Picture the following scenario: a city with limited funds; a crumbling infrastructure; a declining industrial base due to foreign competition and the loss of trading partners; high unemployment; population loss; a transit system in disrepair, and insufficient help from a national government paralyzed by resistance to change. I'm not describing Philadelphia, although in some ways, I could be. This description is of Gabrovo in central Bulgaria - and for that matter of all cities in this nation, now in its post-communist period.
January 12, 1992 |
The former mayor of New Hope is packing his bags - literally. Edward C. Connolly stepped down from his post as mayor last week to head east for seven months. In February, Connolly will join his wife, Janet, in Bulgaria, where she is teaching anthropology. "I hated to do it," Connolly, 64, said of resigning his job as mayor. "The people of New Hope have been wonderful. " But, he added, "it's about time for a change. I've been a lawyer for 38 years. " Connolly is a partner at Chandor, Connolly, Schwartz, Drexler, McCullough & Lyons in Warminster.
May 31, 2007
I'm a feta fanatic, especially when warm weather starts to beg for light salads filled with the season's cucumber and tomato. But even I was stunned by the vast selection of the crumbly white Mediterranean cheese that I found at Bell's Market in the Northeast. Bell's has a primarily Russian clientele, but I counted 20 varieties of sheep's milk feta on display from countries as diverse as Bulgaria, France, Greece, Denmark and Turkey. Each has a different flavor profile, but Bulgaria's is my all-time favorite.
November 7, 2012
Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria, 98, who weathered a revolt over his communist-era ties to lead the Balkan country's Orthodox Christians for more than 40 years, has died. The patriarch died of heart failure early Tuesday at a Sofia hospital where he had been for a month, the Holy Synod said in a statement. Orthodox Christianity is Bulgaria's dominant religion, followed by more than 80 percent of the country's 7.4 million people. Maxim was the church's leader for more than four decades, bridging the country's transition from communism and withstanding efforts to oust him by the new democratic government and rebel priests who saw him as a communist stooge.
August 1, 2011
Shulamit Shamir, 88, wife of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, died Friday in Tel Aviv. Ms. Shamir was born in Bulgaria in 1923. She was arrested upon arriving in what was then British-ruled Palestine because of a limitation on Jewish immigration and was sent to a detention camp. There she met Yitzhak Shamir, detained for his activities in a Jewish underground group. They married in 1944. Yitzhak Shamir, 95, served as prime minister from 1983 to 1984 and again from 1986 to 1992.
February 7, 2012 |
BELGRADE, Serbia - Overwhelmed by deep snow and harsh temperatures, some countries in Europe closed down schools and struggled to run public transport Monday, as post-snow rains caused a dam to collapse in Bulgaria, flooding a village and killing at least four. Four others were killed by floods in southern Bulgaria, and 10 people were missing, authorities said. Europeans across the continent were digging out from heavy snow after a week of bitter cold in which the number of dead - mostly homeless people - continued to rise by the day. Temperatures have fallen as low as minus 33 degrees Fahrenheit in Ukraine, the hardest-hit country.
July 16, 1994 |
You watch and wonder when Carlos Alberto Parreira will get up. You watch and wonder when Arrigo Sacchi will shut up. Their bench demeanor couldn't be more different. Brazil's Parreira rarely leaves his seat to shout directions or exhort his players. Italy's Sacchi almost never sits down. Yet, there are similarities: Both World Cup coaches have been maligned by the media back home for nearly three years. Both have altered their team's style just enough to bring more criticism than praise.
October 31, 2011
Mubarak trial adjourned till Dec. CAIRO - The trial of Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak on charges of complicity in the killing of more than 800 protesters this year was adjourned on Sunday until Dec. 28. Mubarak's trial began nearly three months ago, and the lengthy adjournment was certain to frustrate leaders of the protest movement who want to see the former leader and his codefendants - his two sons, security chief, and six top police...