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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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EU Court Reprimands Bulgaria Over Air Pollution

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EU Court Reprimands Bulgaria Over Air Pollution

- 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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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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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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AFP 'sold me out': Australian terror suspect

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AFP 'sold me out': Australian terror suspect

- A Sydney man facing a terrorism trial in Bulgaria says he's outraged that Australian authorities have "sold him out". John Zakhariev is facing allegations he trained in the Balkan nation with the intention of fighting in Syria for Islamic State. The 21-year-old's lawyer has previously claimed it was Australian authorities that notified Bulgarian counterparts that Zakhariev had been in Syria in 2013 and was "interested in terrorism"

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AFP 'sold me out': Australian terror suspect

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AFP 'sold me out': Australian terror suspect

- A Sydney man facing a terrorism trial in Bulgaria says he's outraged that Australian authorities have "sold him out". John Zakhariev is facing allegations he trained in the Balkan nation with the intention of fighting in Syria for Islamic State. The 21-year-old's lawyer has previously claimed it was Australian authorities that notified Bulgarian counterparts that Zakhariev had been in Syria in 2013 and was "interested in terrorism"

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Sydney man John Zakhariev, 21, arrested in Bulgaria on terrorism charges

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Sydney man John Zakhariev, 21, arrested in Bulgaria on terrorism charges

- A Sydney man who travelled to Syria after graduating from his eastern suburbs private school has been arrested in Bulgaria on serious terrorism charges. John Zakhariev, 21, has been in custody since September in a case that his family fears is being used by the eastern European country to grandstand on counter-terrorism. Sydney man on terrorism charges in Bulgaria John Zakhariev, 21, who travelled to Syria after graduating from his eastern suburbs private school has been arrested in Bulgaria on serious terrorism charges

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Sydney man John Zakhariev, 21, arrested in Bulgaria on terrorism charges

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Sydney man John Zakhariev, 21, arrested in Bulgaria on terrorism charges

- A Sydney man who travelled to Syria after graduating from his eastern suburbs private school has been arrested in Bulgaria on serious terrorism charges. John Zakhariev, 21, has been in custody since September in a case that his family fears is being used by the eastern European country to grandstand on counter-terrorism. Sydney man on terrorism charges in Bulgaria John Zakhariev, 21, who travelled to Syria after graduating from his eastern suburbs private school has been arrested in Bulgaria on serious terrorism charges

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US troops deploy to Bulgaria as part of NATO operation to support Eastern European allies

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US troops deploy to Bulgaria as part of NATO operation to support Eastern European allies

- than 100 service members from Colorado now part of mission Deployment comes as Trump, often critical of NATO, affirms US commitment US troops have deployed to Bulgaria as part of a NATO operation to support Eastern European allies from potential aggression by Russia, the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense said in a statement. The move is the latest in a series of multinational training and security cooperation activities along the alliance's

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Bulgaria seizes big haul of heroin bound for the Netherlands
Bulgarian customs agents have seized some 423 kilograms (933 pounds) of heroin worth an estimated USD 34 million at a border checkpoint with Romania. Customs chief Georgi Kostov said Sunday the drugs were in a truck stopped at the Danube Bridge near Vidin, 200 kilometers (120 miles) north of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. The driver, a Bulgarian citizen, could face up to 15 years in jail, if convicted on drug trafficking charges   Read More ...
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Bulgaria seizes big haul of heroin bound for the Netherlands
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian customs agents have seized some 423 kilograms (933 pounds) of heroin worth an estimated $34 million at a border checkpoint with Romania. Customs chief Georgi Kostov said Sunday the drugs were in a truck stopped at the Danube Bridge near Vidin, 200 kilometers (120 miles) north of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. The driver, a Bulgarian citizen, could face up to 15 years in jail, if convicted on drug trafficking charges   Read More ...
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Bulgaria seizes big haul of heroin bound for the Netherlands
Bulgarian customs agents have seized some 423 kilograms (933 pounds) of heroin worth an estimated $34 million at a border checkpoint with Romania. Customs chief Georgi Kostov said Sunday the drugs were in a truck stopped at the Danube Bridge near Vidin, 200 kilometers (120 miles) north of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. The driver, a Bulgarian citizen, could face up to 15 years in jail, if convicted on drug trafficking charges   Read More ...
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Presidents of Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria exchange congratulatory letters over 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations
Presidents of Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria exchange congratulatory letters over 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations - President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev and his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev have exchanged congratulatory messages on occasion of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the countries... You are trying to access paid-for content on our website. We charge 190 som for the access to this news article. You may also pay for one-month access to the website content by ordering subscription here   Read More ...
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'Silk Road' photo exhibition opens in Bulgaria
The month-long event features 60 striking photographs depicting different topics such as Chinese economy, culture and lifestyle. Chinese Ambassador to Bulgaria Zhang Haizhou said at the opening ceremony that the exhibition is very interesting, and it will allow students to see landscapes along the Silk Road. Zhang said he expected that more and more students would be interested in the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, as well as in the development of bilateral cooperation between China and Bulgaria   Read More ...
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Accused Australian John Zakhariev criticised jihadist doctrine before arrest in Bulgaria
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   Read More ...
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Australian-Bulgarian dual citizen John Zakhariev pleads innocence over terrorism charges
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   Read More ...
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Australian John Zakhariev grim about outlook for his Bulgarian terror trial
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   Read More ...
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Brazil player accuses Bulgaria skipper of racist comments
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   Read More ...
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Brazil player accuses Bulgaria skipper of racist comments - Football
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   Read More ...
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ZTE to provide IT solutions for luxury property project in Bulgaria
SOFIA Bulgarian Development Holdings Ltd.(BDHL) has teamed up with Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp for a 1.5 billion euro ($1.6 billion) entertainment and commercial complex near Sofia, BDHL said on Sunday. BDHL, controlled by Chinese and Hong Kong investors, plans to launch the St. Sofia project, which will comprise a 2,000-room hotel, office buildings, a large aqua park, an exhibition center and an arena 20 km east of the Bulgarian capital in the second half of 2017   Read More ...
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Portugal wins Eurovision for 1st time with Sobral's tender ballad
Portugal wins Eurovision for 1st time with Sobral's tender ballad Amar Pelos Dois (Love For Both) wins competition in Kyiv, Bulgaria takes 2nd Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv after performing a jazz-style ballad written by sister Luisa, beating second-place Bulgaria. "Music is not fireworks, music is feeling," Sobral said after his win for Amar Pelos Dois (Love For Both) was announced. Italy and Portugal had been the bookmakers' favourites going into the 62nd edition of the Eurovision contest hosted in the capital of Ukraine   Read More ...
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Eurovision: Portugal, Bulgaria and Moldova lead pack in Kiev-hosted competition
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   Read More ...
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Eurovision: Bulgaria's Kostov can take part
Eurovision: Bulgaria's Kostov can take part As Eurovision fans prepare for Saturday's final in Ukraine's capital Kiev, it looks like the song contest has avoided yet another row - this time over the Bulgarian entrant. Kristian Kostov visited Crimea in 2014 when it was annexed by Russia but this was not illegal, Ukraine officials say. Russia's singer Julia Samoilova was earlier barred from entering Ukraine for performing in Crimea a year later   Read More ...
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One horse races abound in Europe, from Bundesliga to Bulgaria - Football
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   Read More ...
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One horse races abound in Europe, from Bundesliga to Bulgaria
One horse races abound in Europe, from Bundesliga to Bulgaria ZURICH: 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   Read More ...
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Bulgaria Seeks Private Investors for Nuclear Project
Bulgaria Seeks Private Investors for Nuclear Project 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   Read More ...
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Bulgaria seeks private investors for nuclear project
Bulgaria is seeking private investors to build a nuclear power plant on the Danube River, which was cancelled five years ago, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. Sofia cancelled the Belene project in 2012 after failing to find foreign investors and under pressure from Brussels and Washington to limit its energy dependence on Russia   Read More ...
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Ukraine to check Crimea visit by Bulgaria's Eurovision singer
Ukraine to check Crimea visit by Bulgaria's Eurovision singer KIEV: Ukraine said on Thursday it was checking reports that Bulgaria's Eurovision song contest entrant, one of the favourites to win, may have broken Ukrainian law by performing in Crimea after its annexation by Russia. A video widely shared on social networks and in Ukrainian media appears to show Bulgarian Kristian Kostov singing at a concert on Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula in June 2014, three months after it was seized by Russia   Read More ...
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Ukraine to check Crimea visit by Bulgaria's Eurovision singer
Ukraine said on Thursday it was checking reports that Bulgaria's Eurovision song contest entrant, one of the favourites to win, may have broken Ukrainian law by performing in Crimea after its annexation by Russia. A video widely shared on social networks and in Ukrainian media appears to show Bulgarian Kristian Kostov singing at a concert on Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula in June 2014, three months after it was seized by Russia   Read More ...
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Ukraine to check Crimea visit by Bulgaria's Eurovision singer
Ukraine to check Crimea visit by Bulgaria's Eurovision singer KIEV Ukraine said on Thursday it was checking reports that Bulgaria's Eurovision song contest entrant, one of the favorites to win, may have broken Ukrainian law by performing in Crimea after its annexation by Russia. A video widely shared on social networks and in Ukrainian media appears to show Bulgarian Kristian Kostov singing at a concert on Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula in June 2014, three months after it was seized by Russia   Read More ...
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Swiss to limit Romanian, Bulgarian workers to stem migrant flow
Switzerland will curb Bulgarian and Romanian citizens' access to its labour market for the next 12 months, the government said on Wednesday, amid increased migration from those countries after limits were lifted last June. The Swiss cabinet, whose struggle with immigration from the European Union intensified after a 2014 referendum in which the public demanded that quotas be imposed, will cap the number of five-year residence permits for Romanians and Bulgarians at 996   Read More ...
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Bulgarians, Romanians face new limits to jobs in Switzerland
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's executive branch on Wednesday ordered a one-year cap on the number of workers from Bulgaria and Romania who can access Swiss jobs, after an influx from the two European Union member states in recent months. The decision by the seven-member Federal Council invokes rules of a deal between Switzerland and the 28-member bloc, of which Switzerland is not a member   Read More ...
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Bulgarians, Romanians face new limits to jobs in Switzerland
GENEVA (AP) - Switzerland's government says it will temporarily limit the number of workers from European Union member states Bulgaria and Romania who can access Swiss jobs, after an influx from the countries in recent months. The Federal Council's decision Wednesday invokes rules of a deal between Switzerland and the EU that generally allows for open-access work rights and freedom of circulation, with some exceptions based on how many people enter   Read More ...
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Swiss to limit Romanian, Bulgarian workers to stem migrant flow
ZURICH Switzerland will limit Bulgarian and Romanian citizens' access to the Swiss labor market for the next 12 months, the Swiss government said on Wednesday, as it seeks to slow increased migration from those two countries since last year. The Swiss cabinet will cap at 996 the number of five-year "B" residence permits for Romanians and Bulgarians after it said the threshold of workers from those countries taking largely seasonal jobs had been exceeded between June 2016 and May 2017   Read More ...
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Bulgaria nominates Euro MP Gabriel as new EU Commissioner
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov on Wednesday nominated European Parliament deputy Maria Gabriel, a member of his centre-right GERB party, to become the country's new European commissioner. She will replace Kristalina Georgieva, who became chief executive officer of the World Bank at the start of the year. "We are sending out the strongest candidate," Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva told reporters, adding that Gabriel's portfolio will be discussed with the commission next week   Read More ...
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Bulgaria nominates Euro MP Gabriel as new EU Commissioner
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov on Wednesday nominated European Parliament deputy Maria Gabriel, a member of his centre-right GERB party, to become the country's new European commissioner. She will replace Kristalina Georgieva, who became chief executive officer of the World Bank at the start of the year. "We are sending out the strongest candidate," Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva told reporters, adding that Gabriel's portfolio will be discussed with the commission next week   Read More ...
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President Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva meet with vice president of Bulgaria (PHOTO)
President Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva meet with vice president of Bulgaria (PHOTO) Baku, Azerbaijan, May 6. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva have met with Vice President of Bulgaria Iliana Iotova. President Ilham Aliyev said Azerbaijan-Bulgaria bilateral relations cover various fields, including politics, energy and culture. The head of state said first lady Mehriban Aliyeva`s active participation in Veliko Tarnovo cultural project contributes to bringing the two countries closer to each other   Read More ...
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SpaceX to launch Bulgaria's first communication satellite with used rocket
U.S. space firm SpaceX was expected to launch Bulgaria's first geostationary communication satellite with a partly used rocket in mid-June, the satellite's operator said Friday. The U.S.-built, Bulgarian-owned satellite, BulgariaSat-1, will be delivered into orbit from Cape Canaveral, Florida on a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket booster, which allegedly could help cut the launch cost, Bulgaria's telecommunications company BulgariaSat said on Facebook   Read More ...
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Cartoonists Earn a Prime Minister’s Ire — and His Subscription
Cartoonists Earn a Prime Minister’s Ire — and His Subscription Photo SOFIA, Bulgaria — A cartoon in the latest issue of Prass Press, a new satirical newspaper in Bulgaria, depicts leaders “in charge of the global circus”: President Trump straddling a missile; Kim Jong-un of North Korea preparing to launch a warhead with a slingshot; and the prime ministers of Bulgaria and Hungary under the label “baby dictators.” On the cover, the Bulgarian prime minister, Boiko M   Read More ...
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Bulgaria’s Borisov names new coalition government
Bulgaria’s Borisov names new coalition government The winner of Bulgaria’s parliamentary election, the centre-right GERB party, named ministers on Wednesday for a coalition government that will see its leader Boiko Borisov return as prime minister for the third time since 2009. The pro-market and pro-EU GERB, which won a snap election in March but failed to secure an outright majority, has teamed up with United Patriots (UP), an alliance of three nationalist parties, for a four-year term in office   Read More ...
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Bulgaria's Borisov names new coalition government
Bulgaria's Borisov names new coalition government SOFIA (Reuters) - The winner of Bulgaria's parliamentary election, the centre-right GERB party, named ministers on Wednesday for a coalition government that will see its leader Boiko Borisov return as prime minister for the third time since 2009. The pro-market and pro-EU GERB, which won a snap election in March but failed to secure an outright majority, has teamed up with United Patriots (UP), an alliance of three nationalist parties, for a four-year term in office   Read More ...
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EU rules out suspension of US, Canada visa-waivers
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it has decided not to suspend visa-free travel arrangements with the United States and Canada given good progress made on resolving the standoff. The United States is refusing to allow visa-free travel to citizens of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania until they meet the requirements of U.S. law. Canada has limits on certain categories of Bulgarian and Romanian citizens   Read More ...
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Nicolas Cage breaks ankle after 'freak accident' on movie set
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   Read More ...
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Bulgarian gymnasts aiming for medals at FIG World Cup in Baku
Bulgarian gymnasts aiming for medals at FIG World Cup in Baku Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 26. A team of young female gymnasts from Bulgaria will take part in the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Baku, Despa Katelieva, head of the Bulgarian delegation to the FIG World Cup, told Trend Apr. 26. The most important thing for the Bulgarian gymnasts is to perform well, and if they do everything as planned, the final result will be good, she said   Read More ...
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Tags: Gymnastics |  Gymnasts | 
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Bulgaria may seek more time to reply to Gazprom concessions
Bulgaria may need more time to respond to concessions proposed by Russian gas giant Gazprom in an EU antitrust case, its energy minister said on Monday, adding that while Sofia saw the concessions as positive it would like to see them expanded. A provisional agreement announced last month would see Gazprom avoid a fine of up to 10 percent of its global turnover over EU charges it abused its dominant market position and overcharged clients in eight eastern European nations   Read More ...
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Bulgaria detains five Germans with alleged militant links
Bulgarian authorities have detained five German citizens suspected of links to a militant organisation after they entered the Balkan country from Romania, the state security agency said on Thursday. Four have now been expelled and the fifth, a minor, is being looked after by social assistance authorities until he can be handed over to his family in Germany. They had been travelling by train to Turkey when they were detained at the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint, the security agency said in a statement   Read More ...
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Tags: Wars |  Militants | 
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Bulgarian man held for cloning ATM cards, making withdrawals
Bulgarian man held for cloning ATM cards, making withdrawals The accused has been identified as Acklando Mykhaylo, who allegedly used the data of the ATM cards — the 16 digit card number and the name of the card holder — and cloned the cards of various banks. The Mumbai Police on Saturday arrested a Bulgarian national for allegedly defrauding ATM card holders by withdrawing money from their bank accounts with cloned ATM cards in Mumbai   Read More ...
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Bulgarian national with cloned debit cards held
Mumbai: The Cyber police have arrested a Bulgarian national for allegedly using cloned debit cards and withdrawing money from accounts of customers of a leading bank. Internal inquiry. According to the Cyber police, the matter was brought to their attention by officials of the bank after they conducted an internal inquiry. “A debit card was retained by one of the bank’s ATM machine earlier this month, and on inquiry, bank officials found that the person who was trying to use the card was not the legitimate account holder   Read More ...
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Bulgaria's Sunny Beach offers 'best value in Europe'
Bulgaria's Sunny Beach offers 'best value in Europe' Sunny Beach in Bulgaria has been ranked as the most affordable resort in a Post Office study of 19 European destinations. The research found a basket of everyday items cost £37 at the Black Sea resort while the same goods in Ibiza, the most expensive destination, cost £131. It also found average prices for UK tourists had risen across Europe, partly because of the weaker pound   Read More ...
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