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Visit Varna: Flights to Bulgaria, hotel ideas, and what to do while you're there

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Visit Varna: Flights to Bulgaria, hotel ideas, and what to do while you're there

- Varna is a port city on the coast of the Black Sea in Bulgaria. Famed for the Gold of Varna, a hoard of 6,000-year-old jewellery discovered in a necropolis, is also boasts a promenade lined with bars and restaurants, a host of green spaces and both indoor and outdoor events and festivals. Must sees for free The Sea Garden (Morska Gradina) is a huge park which runs along Varna’s seafront and into the city
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Bulgarian policemen demand salary increase, new uniforms

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Bulgarian policemen demand salary increase, new uniforms

- SOFIA: Thousands of Bulgarian policemen, firefighters and other interior ministry workers gathered in the capital Sofia on Wednesday to demand higher wages, better working conditions and new uniforms. It is the first major display of anger in the European Union's poorest state against the two-month old centrist coalition government led by the centre-right GERB party which won a snap parliamentary election in March
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Bulsatcom set to launch Bulgaria's first communications satellite

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Bulsatcom set to launch Bulgaria's first communications satellite

- SOFIA: Bulgarian telecoms company Bulsatcom said it plans to launch the Balkan country's first geostationary communications satellite on Monday in a US$235 million project. BulgariaSat-1 satellite, which will provide high quality television and communication services to Europe and North Africa, is scheduled to lift off from at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 1810 GMT, the company said
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Scientists hope to show humankind originated in Mediterranean

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Scientists hope to show humankind originated in Mediterranean

- A team of excavators in Bulgaria has resumed a search for fossils of an ape-like creature which may be the oldest-known direct ancestor of man and whose discovery has challenged the central hypothesis that humankind originated in Africa. The Graecopithecus freybergi, who lived 7.2 million years ago, is known only from a lower jawbone, unearthed in 1944 in Greece, and an isolated tooth, found in 2009 near the Bulgarian town of Chirpan, where excavations have now restarted
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Australian-Bulgarian John Zakhariev sentenced for terrorism

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Australian-Bulgarian John Zakhariev sentenced for terrorism

- London/Sofia: A 21-year-old Australian has been sentenced to four years in a Bulgarian jail after he was found guilty on Monday of training with a Kalashnikov with the intention of carrying out a terror attack. But John Zakhariev, a dual Australian-Bulgarian citizen who grew up in Sydney and went to Waverley College, complained after the sentence that it had been a "show trial" without any evidence proving his guilt
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Accused Australian John Zakhariev criticised jihadist doctrine before arrest in Bulgaria

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Accused Australian John Zakhariev criticised jihadist doctrine before arrest in Bulgaria

- Sofia, Bulgaria: A young Australian facing jail on terror charges in Bulgaria had vehemently rejected Islam more than a month before his arrest, according to evidence seen by Fairfax Media. Former Sydney schoolboy John Zakhariev, 21, could be sentenced to up to eight years' jail for allegedly training in Bulgaria with the intention of joining ISIS. Though no verdict has yet been reached, his lawyer said on Tuesday he was "not hopeful" of an acquittal
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Australian-Bulgarian dual citizen John Zakhariev pleads innocence over terrorism charges

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Australian-Bulgarian dual citizen John Zakhariev pleads innocence over terrorism charges

- An Australian man charged with terrorism offences in Bulgaria says he is innocent and has appealed to the Australian Government for help. John "Ivan" Zakhariev, a dual Australian-Bulgarian citizen, has appeared in court in Sofia, where prosecutors accused him of training to become a terrorist and intending to travel to Syria to join Islamic State. But he claims his true intention was to see what he could do to help the Syrian people
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Australian John Zakhariev grim about outlook for his Bulgarian terror trial

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Australian John Zakhariev grim about outlook for his Bulgarian terror trial

- Sofia: John Zakhariev, the 21 year-old former Sydney schoolboy facing terrorism charges in Bulgaria, has accused a judge of ignoring evidence that could prove his innocence. Mr Zakhariev, who says he has was sold to Bulgarian authorities by ASIO, said he expects to be found guilty next month. He has appealed to the Australian government to help him serve his sentence back home rather than in a "miserable" Bulgarian prison
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Brazil player accuses Bulgaria skipper of racist comments

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Brazil player accuses Bulgaria skipper of racist comments

- Brazilian defender Elidiano “Eli” Marques has claimed he was the victim of a racial abuse from Bulgaria captain Svetoslav Dyakov during a Bulgarian second division match on Saturday. “I want people to know what kind of person is the captain of the Bulgarian national team and what his mentality is,” Marques said in an open letter to local media following his team Oborishte’s 1-1 draw at champions Ludogorets’s second team
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Brazil player accuses Bulgaria skipper of racist comments - Football

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Brazil player accuses Bulgaria skipper of racist comments - Football

- SOFIA (Reuters) - Brazilian defender Elidiano "Eli" Marques has claimed he was the victim of a racial abuse from Bulgaria captain Svetoslav Dyakov during a Bulgarian second division match on Saturday. "I want people to know what kind of person is the captain of the Bulgarian national team and what his mentality is," Marques said in an open letter to local media following his team Oborishte's 1-1 draw at champions Ludogorets's second team
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Eurovision: Portugal, Bulgaria and Moldova lead pack in Kiev-hosted competition

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Eurovision: Portugal, Bulgaria and Moldova lead pack in Kiev-hosted competition

- Portugal's Salvador Sobral has won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with his performance of a jazz-style ballad written by his sister Luisa, beating second-place Bulgaria. Australia's Isaiah Firebrace, 17, performed his song Don't Come Easy and finished in ninth place. Italy and Portugal had been the bookmakers' favourites going into the 62nd edition of the contest, which was hosted in the Ukrainian capital Kiev
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One horse races abound in Europe, from Bundesliga to Bulgaria - Football

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One horse races abound in Europe, from Bundesliga to Bulgaria - Football

- ZURICH (Reuters) - It's a far cry from the Bundesliga's ultra-modern stadiums and multi-million euro teams to Bulgaria's more humble league, yet the two have one thing in common - predictability. Bayern Munich recently strolled to their fifth successive German title virtually unopposed, lifting the trophy with three matches to spare while Ludogorets Razgrad, not to be outdone, won the Bulgarian contest with five matches left to become champions for the sixth season in a row
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Nicolas Cage breaks ankle after 'freak accident' on movie set

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Nicolas Cage breaks ankle after 'freak accident' on movie set

- Nicolas Cage has reportedly broken his ankle after a “freak accident” on the set of his new movie. The 53-year-old actor has been shooting new heist movie #211 in Bulgaria in recent weeks, but production on the film is said to have shut down in the wake of Cage’s injury. After the accident occurred, Cage was rushed to hospital in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, near to where they have been shooting the film
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Can we ever find Jesus’s DNA? I met the scientists who are trying to find out

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Can we ever find Jesus’s DNA? I met the scientists who are trying to find out

- It was the first stop on an extraordinary journey. On a bright but bitterly cold January afternoon earlier this year, I found myself on a small island in the Black Sea, just off Sozopol on the east coast of Bulgaria. Sveti Ivan has long been a destination for travellers: it boasted a temple of Apollo in ancient times. But I was there to speak to an old Bulgarian archaeologist about the most important find of his career
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Profile: Former ozeki Kotooshu, first European-born sumo stablemaster in Japan

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Profile: Former ozeki Kotooshu, first European-born sumo stablemaster in Japan

- With former ozeki Kotooshu becoming the first European-born sumo stablemaster in Japan on April 1, it is worth looking back at the wrestler's impressive career to date. Born in Bulgaria in 1983, Kotooshu, now stablemaster Naruto, excelled at wrestling as a child, after first becoming involved in the sport at the age of 12. At one point, he was a candidate for the Bulgarian Olympic wrestling team, and he has also held the position of junior European wrestling champion
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Figures of Trump and Putin meet in Bulgarian mall

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Figures of Trump and Putin meet in Bulgarian mall

- You wouldn't expect to encounter Donald Trump in a Bulgarian shopping mall, especially not standing next to Vladimir Putin. Wax figures of both presidents are part of a visiting exhibition staged by the famous Retro Museum from the Black Sea town of Varna. It took nearly six months to create the Trump figure, museum owner Tsvetan Atanasov explained, adding that the hair was the hardest part
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Dutch coach Blind ponders on future after World Cup setback - Football

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Dutch coach Blind ponders on future after World Cup setback - Football

- SOFIA (Reuters) - Danny Blind has said he will think about his future as coach of the Netherlands after Saturday's 2-0 defeat in Bulgaria left them facing an uphill struggle to qualify for next year's World Cup in Russia. The loss in the Bulgarian capital saw the Dutch drop to fourth place in Group A at the halfway stage of the qualifying campaign
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  • Visit Varna: Flights to Bulgaria, hotel ideas, and what to do while you're there
    Visit Varna: Flights to Bulgaria, hotel ideas, and what to do while you're there

    , manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    Varna is a port city on the coast of the Black Sea in Bulgaria. Famed for the Gold of Varna, a hoard of 6,000-year-old jewellery discovered in a necropolis, is also boasts a promenade lined with bars and restaurants, a host of green spaces and both indoor and outdoor events and festivals. Must sees for free The Sea Garden (Morska Gradina) is a huge park which runs along Varna’s seafront and into the city
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Politics & Government

  • Figures of Trump and Putin meet in Bulgarian mall
    Figures of Trump and Putin meet in Bulgarian mall

    , abcnews.com

    You wouldn't expect to encounter Donald Trump in a Bulgarian shopping mall, especially not standing next to Vladimir Putin. Wax figures of both presidents are part of a visiting exhibition staged by the famous Retro Museum from the Black Sea town of Varna. It took nearly six months to create the Trump figure, museum owner Tsvetan Atanasov explained, adding that the hair was the hardest part
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Sports

  • Nishikori falls to Dimitrov in Brisbane final
    Nishikori falls to Dimitrov in Brisbane final

    , japantimes.co.jp

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – World No. 5 Kei Nishikori failed to capture his season-opening tournament, losing 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in Sunday’s Brisbane International final. Nishikori failed to capitalize on a second-set comeback, allowing Dimitrov, the seventh seed and world No. 17, back in the match. The win was the 25-year-old Bulgarian’s first over Nishikori in their four career matches. “He played superb tennis,” Nishikori said of the
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Business

  • Bulgaria Seeks Private Investors for Nuclear Project
    Bulgaria Seeks Private Investors for Nuclear Project

    , voanews.com

    SOFIA — Bulgaria is seeking private investors to build a nuclear power plant on the Danube River, which was canceled five years ago, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. Sofia canceled the Belene project in 2012 after failing to find foreign investors and facing pressure from Brussels and Washington to limit its energy dependence on Russia
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Society & Culture

  • Brazil player accuses Bulgaria skipper of racist comments - Football
    Brazil player accuses Bulgaria skipper of racist comments - Football

    , thestar.com.my

    SOFIA (Reuters) - Brazilian defender Elidiano "Eli" Marques has claimed he was the victim of a racial abuse from Bulgaria captain Svetoslav Dyakov during a Bulgarian second division match on Saturday. "I want people to know what kind of person is the captain of the Bulgarian national team and what his mentality is," Marques said in an open letter to local media following his team Oborishte's 1-1 draw at champions Ludogorets's second team
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Figures of Trump and Putin meet in Bulgarian mall
    Figures of Trump and Putin meet in Bulgarian mall

    , abcnews.com

    You wouldn't expect to encounter Donald Trump in a Bulgarian shopping mall, especially not standing next to Vladimir Putin. Wax figures of both presidents are part of a visiting exhibition staged by the famous Retro Museum from the Black Sea town of Varna. It took nearly six months to create the Trump figure, museum owner Tsvetan Atanasov explained, adding that the hair was the hardest part
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Farming

  • Bird flu is spreading rapidly in Bulgaria
    Bird flu is spreading rapidly in Bulgaria

    , timesofmalta.com

    A bird flu outbreak in Bulgaria has spread to at least 26 farms, the country's agriculture ministry said, nearly double the figure announced on December 30. A nation-wide ban on hunting of game birds would take immediate effect and a mass cull of birds would be launched in a bid to contain the outbreak, the ministry said in a statement. "By Thursday, the veterinary authorities will cull more than 110,000
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Law & Crime

  • EU Court Reprimands Bulgaria Over Air Pollution
    EU Court Reprimands Bulgaria Over Air Pollution

    , voanews.com

    BRUSSELS — Europe's highest court on Wednesday said Bulgaria had breached limits for hazardous air pollutants, a ruling environmental groups said would help in their efforts to force countries to take action over poor air quality. The European Court of Justice said higher concentrations of particulate matter — small dust particles blamed for breathing problems and heart disease — recorded at several sites in Bulgaria from 2007 to 2014 showed severe breaches of EU clean air quality rules
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