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Tonight, #Bulgarians watched the @TheBookerPrizes the way most people watch football – and I don't know if there are many a people who could boast that about literature. Time Shelter, by @Gospodinov68 translated by Angela Rodel @rodel_angela won the award. 1/
The International Booker win is important for #Bulgaria because this is the first time in history that the country has been nominated for any major award. Bulgarians, often described as people on Europe's periphery and a media cliché by this point, long to be noticed. 2/
.@Gospodinov68 has talked about coming to peace with being Bulgarian, about acceptance of one's national origin, because Bulgaria is a country deeply wounded by successive dictatorships and persistent corruption, haunted by its past and ashamed of its present. 3/
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This is the building of the @Europarl_EN in Sofia, #Bulgaria, after the "peaceful march" of the pro-Russian Revival party led by Kostadin Kostadinov. The marches draw increasingly bigger crowds. But Kostadinov's success was not an overnight sensation 1/ Image
Kostadin Kostadinov came to prominence in 2020, in the midst of anti-vaxx and anti-COVID19 protests. But he has long batted for the Kremlin on the Bulgarian political field. More on Kostadinov and Vazrazhdane below. This is a thread about #EU Enabling.… 2/
Kostadinov relies on simple strategies to ascend to power: fear-mongering and hard nationalism fueled by disinformation, propaganda, and conspiratorial thinking. But prior to his ascent, #Bulgaria had turned into a VERY hospitable environment for the right populist organism. 3/
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Tracking #SARSCoV2 lineage XBB.1.16* (#Arcturus) over time - Globally

Total Sequences : 4,837 (circulating in 37 countries)


Note: Recent Epi weeks are incomplete; Includes seqs from targeted & Airport surveillance
Updated:04/20/23 Image
New entrant: #Bulgaria Image
Tracking #SARSCoV2 lineage XBB.1.16.1 over time - Globally

Total Sequences : 1003


Note: Recent Epi weeks are incomplete; Includes seqs from targeted & Airport surveillance

Updated: 04/20/23 Image
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An aid ship provided by the #Syrian community & the local community in #Romania & #Bulgaria arrived at the port of Tartous on Tuesday, carrying the equivalent of 7 truckloads of medical and food items, children’s supplies, and others.
“The ship set off from the Romanian port of Constance on April 12th, carrying various food aid, clothes, shoes, blankets & beds, in addition to medical materials such as medicines, sterilizers, & supplies for children,” -Hassan Naous-
Naous added “This aid will be delivered to those who deserve it, in coordination with the relief sub-committee in the province.”
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BREAKING: mercenary #spyware developer #QuaDream is closing on heels last week's @citizenlab report.

Per Israeli media just now. 1/

By @omerka & @meirorbach… Image
2/ The sudden closure of #QuaDream follows hard times for the Israeli #spyware company, with our report being described as the "nail in the coffin."

[text = machine translated from Hebrew]        The immediate backgr...
3/ Thing about spyware companies: key threat also the people & the IP.

Like arms dealers they may try to rebrand elsewhere.

But we at @citizenlab have the ability to spot their tech & will endeavor to track it wherever it pops up.

And make sure that accountability follows.
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This is the start of Sunday's daily thread covering all the news, and all you need to know, about #Ukraine's battle for survival against the full invasion by #Russia.

Updated in real time, throughout the day, scroll, share, like and reply to help beat Twitter Ukraine bans!
If you can spare any loose change for a coffee to support my work, there's a Ko-Fi link in my bio, thanks.

And if you need a catch up on yesterday's news, here's the link for the start of Saturday's thread.

So it's Day 417 of the war, and I have to say "Khrystos Voskres" (Christ Is Risen) or "Happy Easter" to all my readers from #Ukraine - and indeed #Russia if they are in the minority which opposes war.
The same wishes to all Orthodox believers celebrating Easter today.
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Welcome to a new thread for Monday 10 April with all the news from the conflict in #Ukraine.

It's Day 411 of #Russia's bombs raining down on civilians.

I got a lot of feedback y'day for mentioning the original 2014 invasion, and today's a bit of a landmark, reaching day 3,333.
Sunday was much busier than many recent weekends: no religious pause from #Russia on what was Orthodox Palm Sunday

A lot of destruction, deaths of a father and daughter, a fightback in #Bakhmut, invaders' camp hit in Zaporizhzhia region and more, all here
Personnel losses for #Russia starting to creep back up again.

This may be due to the pinpoint strikes with #HIMARS and other rockets as much as close combat in #Donetsk.

Little change elsewhere - artillery hits still slightly above average.
All figures estimated by #Ukraine Image
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Da libro “Duty” di Robert M. Gates, ex direttore della #CIA ed ex Segretario alla Difesa degli #USA dal 2006 al 2011, nominato da #Bush jr. e successivamente confermato da #Obama.

Il libro è stato pubblicato il 14 gennaio 2014.

Ho condiviso con il presidente il mio pensiero secondo il quale gli #USA avevano pesantemente sottostimato l'umiliazione subita dalla #Russia nell'aver perso la guerra fredda la conseguente dissoluzione dell'#URSS

L'arroganza, dopo il collasso, degli ufficiali governativi, accademici, uomini d'affari, politici nel dire ai russi come dovevano condurre i loro affari interni e esteri ha portato ad un risentimento e ad un'amarezza profondi e duraturi.

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A solidarity stand in Sofia to lift coercive measures on Syria
#Syrian students in #Bulgaria, members of the Syrian community, & representatives of International Campaign to end embargo on Syria gathered in front of Bulgarian Foreign Affairs Ministry, demanding to lift embargo & unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people.
The participants demanded to allow all necessary aid materials to access to the Syrians in order to contribute to the reconstruction of the country, especially after the devastating earthquake struck Syria last February.
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Solomon Bali, an expert on anti-Semitism and radicalism and member of the international Jewish organization B'nai B'rith,
has publicly objected to Bulgaria's attempts to portray Bulgarian King Boris III as a "savior" of Jews during the Second World War. Bali told Bulgaria's TV1 that Jews in Bulgaria were not saved during the Holocaust
but "survived after their postponed deportation" to the Nazi death camps.

In his role as head of the Bulgarian state at the time, Boris III was responsible for the deporting - and the death -
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Бугарскиот стручњак за антисемитизам и радикализам, Соломон Бали од меѓународната еврејска организација „Б'неј Б'рит“ (B'nai B'rith) се противи на обидите - бугарскиот цар Борис Трети да се претстави како некаков „спасител“ на Евреите од Бугарија во Втората светска војна.
За бугарската ТВ1, тој вели дека немало спасување на Евреите во Бугарија, туку „преживување по одложената депортација“ во логорите на смртта.
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“The US nuclear power industry gets up to 20% of its enriched #uranium from #Russia… France imports 15%. Framatome, which is owned by state-backed nuclear power operator, EDF, signed a cooperation agreement with #Rosatom in December 2021, two months before Russia’s invasion…”🤔
“The #Czech Republic’s energy company, CEZ, has signed contracts with Pennsylvania-based Westinghouse Electric Company and the #French company Framatome to supply fuel assemblies for its [#nuclear] plant in Temelin.”🤔 #sanctions #competition
“In #Finland, Fennovoima, an energy company, terminated a… project with #Rosatom to build a #nuclear reactor. Another company, Fortum, has hired Westinghouse to design, license and supply a new fuel type for its plant in Loviisa, Finland, after its current contracts expire.”🤔
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USAF B52 NOBLE41 heading towards #Romania.
-USAF B52 60-0026
-USAF B52 60-0056
B52´s heading towards #Romania
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Day 379 of #Russia's attack on #Ukraine, here's my daily thread.

The fierce fighting around #Bakhmut and other hotspots in the east continues.

Bakhmut is 35 miles (55km) from #Kadiivka in #Luhansk region which has been under Russian control since 2014.
35 miles in 379 days!
Yesterday's link for the thread is here⬇️
Luckily, a quiet day with #Georgia's heavily Russian influenced Govt taking most of the headlines.

More death and destruction from #Russia already this morning.

Four people are dead in #Lviv region after local officials say a rocket hit a residential area.

Rescuers are still searching debris in #Zolochiv.
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🇧🇬⚡️ Bulgarian politician Boyko Borisov has bragged about visiting the US, British, and German embassies multiple times for consultations.
#bulgaria #ukrainewar #nato #borisov #gerb #traitors #magnitsky
He revealed that his party, GERB, is working on completing the law on the jury system after the US ordered the judicial reform to be voted on in the next parliament.
Borisov also announced that GERB is in favor of forming a government with a "constitutional majority, clear governance, pro-Western, pro-European, pro-NATO" stance after the elections.
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Today during the new phase of #UkraineRussiaWar, I'll talk about why Nordic, Eastern Europeans and Central Asians want #Russia to be disintegrated, and how pro-Russian supporters seek to undermine these narratives. Thread. 🧵 Image
The map of Russia is very big. Including the Kaliningrad exclave, Russia borders 13 countries on land and one country at the sea. However, Tsarist and Soviet conquests also led to Russia having some sort of influence beyond the border. Image
Being an inland empire, Russia expanded via land, a different compared to typical Western maritime empires. And Russia has, for a long time, treated its colonies in a brutal, repressive manner. ImageImageImageImage
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🇧🇬🇬🇷⚡️A Bulgarian citizen was detained in Greece on charges of selling microchips and other high-tech components to Russia from 2014 to 2018, bypassing US export restrictions.
#bulgaria #greece #usa #microchips #chips
The man is accused of "fraud against the government" and "laundering proceeds from crime" and could face a long prison sentence.
The chips sold are suspected to have been used for spacecraft and rockets, but sources suggest they were likely used for the Moscow metro.
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🇧🇬⚡️Betrayal of Nation: Bulgarian former PM Exposed for Spreading Anti-Russian Propaganda
#bulgaria #ukrainewar #ukraine #kirilpetkov #nato #cia #corruption #bribery #sofia
Front News writes that former Bulgarian PM Kiril Petkov, a who has ties to the CIA, has gained financial compensation from paid publications in Di Welt and Politico, in exchange for spreading negative information about Bulgaria and damaging relations with Russia.
Petkov's actions are seen as a betrayal of Bulgaria and its ties to Russia, which freed the country from fascism.

Petkov is viewed as lacking any sense of national pride or morality, and is willing to do anything for money.
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1. The #UnitedStates has decided on the type of aircraft that will be transferred to #Ukraine. With a high degree of probability, I will assume that it will be the #F16.

An excellent machine, completely freed from all the original shortcomings, brought to mind and, in the⬇️
2. course of numerous upgrades, got the opportunity to use almost the entire range of weapons for the #US Air Force. If you want - bomb, if you want - deliver high-precision strikes, if you want - conduct air combat. In battles with Soviet/Russian-made aircraft, he scored⬇️
3. 65 air victories, without losses. Very easy to operate, considered one of the best single engine fighters in the world. Cheap!!!

Released in huge quantities (more than four and a half thousand).⬇️ #Ukraine #StandWithUkraine #RussiaIsATerroristState #PutinIsaWarCriminal
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È una storia straordinaria, che merita di essere raccontata e conosciuta, quella della "piccola" #Bulgaria, il Paese che la scorsa primavera ha - in gran segreto - salvato l'#Ucraina.
Merito del coraggio e della fantasia dell'ex premier #Petkov, un politico che ha preferito perdere il proprio potere piuttosto che cedere ai diktat dei partiti filo-russi. Conosco un altro premier che ha scelto lo stesso destino.
A ricostruire questa incredibile vicenda con una serie di interviste al ministro degli Esteri ucraino Dmytro Kuleba, allo stesso Kiril Petkov e al suo ministro delle finanze, Assen Vassilev, è stata un'inchiesta del quotidiano tedesco WELT. Non è un dettaglio: c'è da sperare
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Hello There !
#Denmark officially donates the entirety of its SPH (french beast) Caesar - the armored 8x8 version to #Ukraine !
See! when you want, you can... and France never stop anyone to do what they want with their purchase. Image
2/ what is also very interesting is that if 15 other countries gives at least 20 SPH, then #Ukraine would "match" current firepower of Russia (in terms of this caliber/function) because you got to remember that basically a Caesar (or equivalent) needs about 3-6 shells to do what
3/ Russians can do using 2 systems & 30 shells at least.

so yep... really really good news here..
we just need a ton of ammo right now and much much more high précisions ones.
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In the early stages of #Russia's invasion, critically important help for #Ukraine has come from an unexpected place: #Bulgaria, led by PM @KirilPetkov. I provide some additional context about this curious report in the 🧵below. 1/…
One thing ahead: the title is way too bombastic (“secretly saved”?) and full of platitudes that are irrelevant to the topic (“EU’s poorest country”). But what can you do, we live in the age of #clickbait. Apart from this dubitable editorial choice, it is an informative piece. 2/
On April 19th, 2022, 🇺🇦 foreign minister @DmytroKuleba visited Bulgaria and stayed for two full days, meeting various government representatives. Needless to say, “boosting trade and tourism” was barely the purpose of the visit. 3/
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Καλή χρονιά με υγεία!

Happy new year ppl!

#σημερα εκτός από Πρωτοχρονιά στα κράτη που ακολουθούν το #gregoriancalendar και την #japan είναι η δεύτερη μέρα του #hogmanay στη #scotland, τελευταία μέρα του #kwanzaa για τους Αφροαμερικανούς, ημέρα Σύνταγματος στην #italy,

ημέρα ίδρυσης της Σλοβακικής Δημοκρατίας στη #slovakia, ημέρα αποκατάστασης της ανεξαρτησίας στην #CzechRepublic, ημέρα απελευθέρωσης των σκλάβων στις #usa και μερικά κράτη της #carribean, ημέρα της σημαίας στη #lithuania, ημέρα ίδρυσης στην #taiwan,

#παγκοσμιαΗμεραΟικογενοιας, ημέρα ανεξαρτησίας σε #brunei, #cameroon, #Haiti και #sudan, #kamakuraEbisu στην Ιαπωνία και ημέρα θριάμβου της επανάστασης στην #cuba.

#σανσημερα το 45 BCE η υιοθέτηση του Ιουλιανού ημερολογίου στη #rome, προκαλεί την πρώτη Πρωτοχρονιά.

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Day 305 of the war and welcome to another daily thread with all the news on #Ukraine's attempt to rid their country of Russians

Today there may be fewer updates than usual (sure you understand why!)

Lots of news yesterday. catch up here
First today sad news from #Kherson which has had a terrible 24 hours.

After the murder of 8 civilians when #Russia shelled the central market area, news now that 3 soldiers helping to demine formerly occupied areas have been killed.
One of the Kremlin's explosives blew them up.
How stupid are the occupiers?

Trying to raise the spirits of locals and spread propaganda in #Melitopol.
Except the Russians cannot even spell the town's name correctly - this says "Miletopol"🤡🤡🤦
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