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Australian jailed for murder in Bulgaria free to go home

Sofia - An Australian man who was jailed in Bulgaria for a 2007 murder is free to go home after serving 11 years of his sentence, the supreme court ruled Thursday.

Digital lifeline for refugees in Bulgaria -- and beyond

Sofia - Single mother-of-two Sara Faizi from Afghanistan faced a dead end when she arrived in Bulgaria in 2018: the former bank branch operations manager needed a job but neither spoke the local language nor had any contacts.

Bulgarian imam jailed for Islamic State support

Sofia - A Bulgarian imam was jailed for eight and a half years on Tuesday for spreading the ideas of the Islamic State group and propagating hatred and war on religious grounds.

Bulgaria's new chief prosecutor appointed despite protests

Sofia - Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev on Tuesday signed off the controversial appointment of the sole nominee for the role of chief prosecutor, despite his own objections and months of street protests.

Macron comments on 'clandestine' workers provoke anger in Bulgaria

Sofia - Bulgaria on Saturday said it would summon France's ambassador to Sofia on Monday over "insulting" comments about immigration by French President Emmanuel Macron sparked outrage.

Macron comments on 'clandestine' workers provokes anger in Bulgaria

Sofia - Bulgaria on Saturday said it would summon France's ambassador to Sofia on Monday after comments about immigration by French President Emmanuel Macron sparked outrage.

Bulgaria appoints new chief prosecutor amid protests

Sofia - Bulgaria on Thursday appointed a new chief prosecutor despite months-long protests against the sole nominee for the post.

Bulgaria public radio chief sacked in free speech row

Sofia - Bulgaria's media watchdog sacked the chief of national radio on Thursday in a free speech row that saw the station briefly taken off the air.

Bulgaria seizes cocaine smuggled in banana shipment

Sofia - A warehouse worker has discovered 75 kilogrammes (165 lb) of cocaine hidden among bananas shipped from Ecuador to Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Burgas, prosecutors and police said Saturday.

Kristalina Georgieva: a breath of Bulgarian fresh air

Sofia - Known for rolling up her sleeves, Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva has been lauded as the life of the party, as well as for her tenacity.

Review: Greece wins silver medal at the 2019 FINA World Championships Special

Gwangju - On July 27, Greek swimmer Kristian Gkolomeev won Greece a silver medal at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

Bulgaria parliament ratifies costly deal to buy eight F-16s

Sofia - Bulgarian lawmakers on Friday ratified a hefty $1.3-billion deal to buy eight F-16 fighter jets from the US in the country's biggest military equipment purchase since the fall of communism three decades ago.

Refugees are 'cross for humanity', says Pope in Bulgaria

Sofia - Pope Francis told Syrian and Iraqi refugees at a camp in Bulgaria that their experiences were "a cross for humanity" as he continued his visit to the Balkans on Monday.

Pope asks Bulgarians to 'open hearts' to migrants

Sofia - Pope Francis urged Bulgarians to open their hearts and doors to refugees as he began a visit to the European Union's poorest country, where the main Orthodox Church snubbed holding joint prayers with the pontiff.

Brexit chaos stirs fears for Bulgaria farm workers

Brashten - The 960 inhabitants of the Bulgarian village of Brashten, nestled in the hills and forests on the Greek border, don't normally pay much heed to international politics.

Wave of government resignations over Bulgaria property scandal

Sofia - The parliamentary group chief of Bulgaria's ruling GERB party resigned from parliament Wednesday, following three other government members who have already stepped down over a scandal involving purchases of luxury property.

Bulgarian boiled frog lands Bear Grylls in hot water

Sofia - Environment officials in Bulgaria said Thursday they were considering fining British adventurer Bear Grylls over an episode of his Running Wild series in which he killed a frog and boiled it on a camping stove.

Britain and Bulgaria to probe report of new Skripal suspect

Sofia - Britain and Bulgaria are investigating a possible third suspect in the Salisbury chemical attack who has also been linked to a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria, the British ambassador to Sofia said Monday.

Bulgaria adopts apprenticeships in scramble for workers

- Vladislav Nikolov, with shy youthful looks and sporting neat work overalls, belongs to a rare breed in Bulgaria: Apprentices.

Bulgaria to start talks with US on acquiring F-16 jets

Sofia - Bulgaria's defense ministry asked the government on Friday to start direct talks with the United States on acquiring F-16 fighter jets to replace its ageing Soviet-built MiG-29 planes."The acquisition ....
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