Mon, May 20 2013
In her blog, Bulgaria’s European Commissioner describes the moments that a 7.2 Richter scale after-shock quake happened as Chile’s new president Piñera prepared to take office.
Chilean officials say damage estimates range into the tens of billions of dollars.
At least 300 people are reported dead in Chile after the February 27 2010 earthquake, and five people are believed dead after a tsunami hit the Juan Fernandez island group, but elsewhere most tsunami warnings have been cancelled.
The February 27 2010 earthquake in Chile prompted the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii to issue a tsunami warning for areas across the region, with authorities in countries such as Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and many Pacific islands on high alert.
About 120 to 150 Bulgarian citizens live in Chile, including one in the town of Concepcion, which is 115km north of the epicentre of the quake
A massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Chile early Saturday killing at least 52 people, toppling buildings, and triggering a tsunami warning around the Pacific "rim of fire."
World leaders acknowledged Putin's victory with reservations, and international observers say the election was skewed in the former president's favour.
Hollande's call for more spending and economic growth has struck a chord with French voters.
Gallup International Association poll gives president Sarkisian’s party 44 per cent, while three main challengers alleged ‘machinations’ by ruling party in what – in contrast to 2008 – reportedly was a largely peaceful election.
The Freedom House report says the media environment in the Middle East and North Africa underwent major improvements in 2011, but remained the worst-performing part of the world.
Dissatisfaction with jobs is a global phenomenon and two-thirds of workers all over the world intend to look for another job in the near future, the survey concluded.