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Bulgaria probes $3bn Azerbaijan Laundromat claims

September 7, 2017 10:30 pm
Bulgaria probes $3bn Azerbaijan Laundromat claims

This file photo shows Kalin Mitrev (L) and Irina Bokova (2nd L) taking a photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd R) and his wife Peng Liyuan (R) in Beijing. Bulgaria’s chief prosecutor has launched an investigation into allegations of money laundering by the country’s representative to the European Bank […]

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Bulgaria’s veteran political bruiser Boyko Borisov to begin talks to form new government after electoral win

March 27, 2017 7:30 pm
Bulgaria’s veteran political bruiser Boyko Borisov to begin talks to form new government after electoral win

Head of the center-right GERB party and former prime minister Boyko Borisov speaks to media after his party won the country’s parliamentary elections, in Sofia, Bulgaria, March 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Bulgaria’s veteran political bruiser Boyko Borisov was due Monday to begin tough talks to form a lasting government […]

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Bulgarian President Rumen Radev raps Turkey for ‘interference’ in general elections

March 18, 2017 11:30 am
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev raps Turkey for ‘interference’ in general elections

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev (Photo by AFP) Bulgarian President Rumen Radev on Friday accused neighboring Turkey of “interference” in the country’s March 26 general elections and warned his government would not accept it. “Turkey is our neighbor, friend and partner and we insist on developing good neighborly relations,” Radev told […]

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Bulgaria may hold snap parliamentary elections in spring

December 2, 2016 10:30 pm
Bulgaria may hold snap parliamentary elections in spring

Bulgaria’s outgoing Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, left, is seen with President Rosen Plevneliev in Sofia on December 2, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Bulgaria may hold snap parliamentary elections in spring amid the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his refusal to form a new government. The center-right government formally […]

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Bulgaria to expel 1,000 asylum seekers over violent protest: Premier

November 26, 2016 8:00 am
Bulgaria to expel 1,000 asylum seekers over violent protest: Premier

Refugees walk among Bulgarian policemen inside the Harmanli refugee center, near the Bulgarian border with Turkey, on November 25, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Bulgaria intends to move 1,000 refugees, who staged a violent protest, from a refugee camp to former army barracks near the border with Turkey before expelling them, […]

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Refugees clash with police, set fire to Bulgaria’s largest camp

November 25, 2016 12:30 pm
Refugees clash with police, set fire to Bulgaria’s largest camp

Bulgarian riot police stand near garbage cans as smoke rises during clashes in the refugee reception center in the town of Harmanli, November 24, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Some 2,000 asylum seekers have set Bulgaria’s largest refugee camp on fire and clashed with police after the facility was sealed off over […]

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Bulgaria prime minister Boyko Borisov resigns as opposition wins presidency

November 14, 2016 9:30 am
Bulgaria prime minister Boyko Borisov resigns as opposition wins presidency

Outgoing Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (photo by AFP) Bulgaria’s pro-West Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has resigned following the electoral loss of the ruling party’s favored candidate in the country’s presidential polls. People had gone to the polls in the second round of the presidential election on Sunday to choose […]

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Rumen Radev wins Bulgaria election, exit polls show

November 13, 2016 10:30 pm
Rumen Radev wins Bulgaria election, exit polls show

Following termination of the crucial round of Bulgaria’s presidential election, Rumen Radev has come out victorious, exit polls by Alpha Research and Gallup International show. The 53-year-old former Bulgarian air force commander, who is backed by the opposition Socialists, won 58.1-58.5 percent of the votes on Sunday. A former NATO fighter […]

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Bulgarians vote in presidential runoff election

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Bulgarians vote in presidential runoff election

This combo picture, created on November 10, 2016, shows Bulgarian presidential candidates Rumen Radev (L) and Tsetska Tsacheva. (By AFP) People in Bulgaria have headed to the polls to elect a new president in a runoff set to determine whether the country will politically tilt to the East or West. […]

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Pro-Russia presidential candidate, Rumen Radev poised to win Bulgaria presidency: Polls

November 11, 2016 2:30 pm
Pro-Russia presidential candidate, Rumen Radev poised to win Bulgaria presidency: Polls

Bulgarian pro-Russia presidential candidate, Rumen Radev (Photo by AFP) Opinion polls suggest Bulgaria’s pro-Russia opposition candidate Rumen Radev is expected to score a victory in the upcoming presidential run-off. A survey by Gallup International showed Friday that 51 percent of the voters in the Black Sea state support Radev in […]

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Pro-Russian politician, Rumen Radev wins first round of Bulgaria election

November 8, 2016 12:30 pm
Pro-Russian politician, Rumen Radev wins first round of Bulgaria election

Former head of the Bulgarian air force Rumen Radev, candidate of the opposition Socialists, speaks to the media on November 6, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Bulgaria’s opposition candidate, Rumen Radev, who has urged the European Union to lift sanctions against Russia, has won the first round of the country’s presidential […]

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Rumen Radev in early lead in Bulgaria presidential race

November 7, 2016 3:00 pm
Rumen Radev in early lead in Bulgaria presidential race

A supporter of the Bulgarian Socialist Party holds a picture of the former head of the Bulgarian air force, Rumen Radev, who is now the candidate of the opposition for president, in the town of Byala Slatina, November 2, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Bulgaria’s opposition candidate, Rumen Radev, has gained […]

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People in Bulgaria heading to polls in presidential election

November 6, 2016 3:30 pm
People in Bulgaria heading to polls in presidential election

People in Bulgaria are heading to the polls to cast their ballots in a presidential election set to decide the future of the Balkan country. Voting began at 7:00 am local time (0500 GMT) and will end at 8:00 pm (1700 GMT) on Sunday, with some 6.83 million Bulgarians eligible […]

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Refugees in Bulgaria camp demand passage to Western Europe

October 24, 2016 6:45 pm
Refugees in Bulgaria camp demand passage to Western Europe

Bulgarian riot policemen stand guard in front of the Harmanli refugee center during a protest in the town of Harmanli near the Bulgarian border with Turkey on September 4, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers have staged a protest at a camp in Bulgaria, demanding permission […]

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Bulgarian lawmakers impose ban on headdress worn by Muslim women

October 1, 2016 1:00 pm
Bulgarian lawmakers impose ban on headdress worn by Muslim women

File photo of a burqa-wearing Muslim woman. (Photo by Reuters) Bulgaria has imposed a nationwide ban on the face-covering Islamic headdress worn by Muslim women amid similar moves by some other European governments. Bulgarian lawmakers approved the measure on Friday. The legislation, pushed by the nationalist Patriotic Front coalition, was approved in spite of […]

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