US Secretary of State noted impressive improvement that the Bulgarian nation has went through since the independence was announced on March 3 1878. The announcement was made in a congratulatory letter on the holiday. Curiously enough, instead of using the English term ''democracy'', Kerry chose the Bulgarian word ''demokratsiya''. He further mentioned the wall writings at the St. Georgi temple in Sofia, as well as the center of town that he compared to Dorothy's yellow brick road from the children's classic Wizard of Oz. Kerry congratulated [...]
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan authorities have arrested hundreds of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio, officials said Tuesday, as community opposition and Taliban threats block efforts to eradicate the crippling disease in one of its last strongholds.