Posts Tagged ‘Bulgaria’

Bus Crashes, Catches Fire In Bulgaria; At Least 45 Dead

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A bus carrying people home to North Macedonia from a tourist trip to Istanbul crashed and caught fire in western Bulgaria early Tuesday, killing at least 45 people, authorities and local media said. The accident happened around 2 a.m. and there were children among the victims, authorities said. Seven people were […]

Polls open for Bulgaria’s third parliamentary election this year

Polls opened in Bulgaria on Sunday as voters choose a new parliament and, possibly, a new President. Incumbent Rumen Radev is tipped to be re-elected after a run-off vote on November 21st. Among those hoping to make gains is Kiril Petkov and his newly formed “We Continue To Change” party. The party was created by […]

Bulgaria’s third election in eight months brings hopes of an end to political stalemate

Earlier this summer, fans of Bulgaria’s economy minister, Kiril Petkov, circulated a meme that showed the 41-year-old alongside another of a shirtless Chris Hemsworth. Australian actor Hemsworth, it said, was what men think women want. Petkov, it said, was what they actually wanted. In the run-up to the November 14 parliamentary elections — Bulgaria’s third […]

Bulgaria to send 350 soldiers to border with Turkey over migration levels

Bulgaria has sent 350 additional military personnel to its border with Turkey amid rising migration levels. Defense Minister Georgi Panayotov told Bulgarian media that the troops were arriving to “support the border police”. “350 people with some 40 units of equipment have been sent,” he said in an interview with bTV. More than 6,500 migrants […]

Bulgaria’s COVID nightmare that no one wants to own

Bulgaria currently leads the global rankings for COVID-related deaths per capita two weeks before holding snap elections for the third time this year, poised to be held on November 14. “Each day Bulgaria loses the equivalent of one plane crash. It is really horrendous,” said Ruzha Smilova, program director at the Centre for Liberal Strategies […]

Bulgaria to impose ‘health passport’ restrictions for Leisure Activities

    All activities in indoor public places, from large shops in malls to restaurants to cinemas and other places, will require the public to show a “green certificate” for admission as of October 21, Bulgaria’s caretaker Health Minister Stoicho Katsarov told a news conference on October 19. Basically this is discrimination against the unvaccinated. […]

Bulgaria launches COVID-19 pass amid rising infections and low vaccine uptake

Bulgaria launched on Tuesday its COVID-19 “Green Certificate” as a mandatory requirement for access to restaurants, theatres, cinemas, concert halls, gyms, clubs and shopping malls as the country faces a surge in coronavirus infections. Health Minister Stoycho Katsarov explained on Tuesday that the new digital or paper health pass certifies that its holder has been […]

Bulgaria Sees Economic Growth, Inflation Picking Up This Year

A bartender wearing a protective face mask is pictured at Bar Friday, as night clubs reopen at 50 percent capacity, following the outbreak of the COVID-19, in Sofia, Bulgaria on April 29, 2021. (Spasiyana Sergieva/Reuters) SOFIA—Bulgaria’s economy is expected to rebound with growth of 4 percent this year and accelerating to 4.9 percent in 2022, […]

Bulgaria’s President pushes for government talks to avoid another election

Bulgaria’s President has urged his country’s political parties to hold coalition talks to avoid another parliamentary election. A second vote in July failed to result in a clear majority for any party, plunging the country deeper into political crisis. The anti-establishment party “There is such a people” party (ITN) finished first in the most recent […]

Talk show host becomes kingmaker in Bulgaria’s election: who is SLAVI?

It may prove difficult to build a working coalition in Bulgaria after a surprise kingmaker is set to take the political scene in Sofia by storm. Known simply as ‘SLAVI’ to most Bulgarians, Slavi Trifonov now leads the new anti-establishment party called ‘There Is Such A People.’ Created last year during the anti-corruption protests, he […]

Bulgaria imposes 10-day lockdown to tackle rising COVID-19 cases

Struggling with a surge in coronavirus infections, Bulgarian health officials announced a 10-day nationwide lockdown for schools, restaurants, theatres and shopping malls. The new restrictions will be the last test for the centre-right government of Boyko Borissov, who hopes to win a fourth term in the parliamentary elections on April 4. The Balkan nation of […]

Macedonian Jews Urge Bulgaria to Acknowledge Responsibility for Holocaust Mass Deportations

Jews from Macedonia who were rounded up and assembled in the Tobacco Monopoly transit camp, before deportation to the Treblinka extermination camp, in Skopje, Macedonia, March 1943. Photo: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Jewish community in the Balkan state of North Macedonia has published an open letter to the Bulgarian government urging the recognition […]

North Macedonia accession talks face new hurdles from Bulgaria

A row over Goce Delchev, a national hero in both Bulgaria and North Macedonia, typifies a range of disputes threatening to stall Skopje’s accession talks with the EU, due to begin on Tuesday. Sofia is demanding that the revolutionary leader be recognised solely as a Bulgarian historical figure. Unless North Macedonia’s agrees, Bulgaria says membership […]

Bulgaria quarrel threatens to put brakes on North Macedonia EU membership talks

Finally, more than a decade-and-a-half after it first applied, what is now North Macedonia appeared to be sprinting down the home straight to EU membership. A long-running name dispute with its southern neighbours Greece had seen Athens put up obstacle after obstacle to Skopje joining the bloc. But, last year, both countries came to a […]

Bulgaria protests enter 100th consecutive day as demonstrators denounce widespread corruption

Hundreds took to the streets in cities across Bulgaria on Friday, marking the 100th consecutive day of anti-government protests in the country. Demonstrators are decrying widespread, deep-rooted corruption and degradation of the rule of law. They are calling for Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s centre-right government and Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev to resign over allegations they […]

Earring Unearthed In Bulgaria Matches Those In Multiple Mummy Portraits

Fashion in the period of classical antiquity seems to have followed trends that extended much further than we ever imagined. In this case, extending from the ladies of Roman Egypt all the way to the women of ancient Bulgaria. An ancient earring discovered by archaeologists in Bulgaria matches the jewelry painted on more than one […]

Bulgaria sentences two men to life in prison for 2012 Hezbollah bombing that killed five Israelis

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Fortified Hellenistic Center And Underwater Site Found In Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, a fortified Hellenistic center has been found on the country’s Black Sea coast . A fortress has been discovered on the shore and, what’s more, a large underwater site has been located in the waters nearby the coastal fortress site. The experts believe they may have located an important fortified Hellenistic center that […]

Bulgaria: Justice minister resigns as anti-corruption protest passes 50 consecutive days

Protesters have been out on the streets of Bulgarian capital Sofia for more than 50 consecutive days, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his government. Bulgaria’s justice minister Danail Kirilov resigned on Wednesday amid criticism of his failure to address corruption as the country faced a fiftieth consecutive day of anti-government protests. […]

Full stream ahead: Bulgaria wants natural gas pipeline directly from Russia

     Amid talk of European energy security and diversification of gas supplies, Bulgaria has proposed building another pipeline to get gas directly from Russia, according to President Rumen Radev. The Balkan nation currently gets Russian natural gas by transit through Ukraine and other Gazprom customers in Europe. Last year, sales of the blue fuel to […]

Hear that Nikki? ISIS got a powerful missile the CIA secretly bought in Bulgaria

     A new report on how ISIS built its arsenal highlights how the US purchased munitions, intended for Syrian rebels, that ended up in the hands of the terrorist group. A guided anti-tank missile ended up in the hands of ISIS terrorists less than two months after the US government purchased it in late 2015 […]

Anonymous Bulgaria Leaks Massive 10GB Of Data: “Silk Way Airlines Helps Terrorists”

July 24, 2017 By Aaron Kesel Anonymous Bulgaria has leaked 10 GBs of data that suggests Azerbaijani Silk Way Airlines is involved in a billion dollar illegal weapons smuggling operation throughout the Middle East for at least the past three years according to the leaked documents reported by Middle Eastern reporter Dilyana […]

Ireland Follows Germany, France and Bulgaria with Ban on Fracking – “We’ve Made History”

Vic Bishop, Staff WriterWaking Times The global movement to ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a method of extracting petrochemicals from shale rock deposits underneath the ground, is gaining steam as Ireland has just announced a ban on onshore fracking. After passing the ban within the Irish parliament, The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 is […]

Caccia Usa F-35 in Estonia e Bulgaria. Schierati nelle basi a pochi minuti di volo dalla Russia

New Black Panther Leader: Blacks Need to Migrate to Five Southern States, Form ‘Country Within a Country’

[Editor’s Note: Every people wants a homeland in which it can practice self-determination and enjoy autonomy. Nevertheless, internationalism, globalism, the “New World Order” – call it what you will – forces drastically different and ofentimes incompaitable cultures to coexist alongside one another. This leads to massive conflict (see: the former Yugoslavia) and is entirely unecessary. […]

Clinton Foundation Snafu: Video Footage Catches FBI Probe Suspects Arriving At Hillary’s House

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe invited the Chinese businessman whose donations to him have been named as a focus of Justice Department investigators to a 2013 fundraiser at Hillary Clinton’s personal Washington, D.C., residence.   Wang Wenliang, a Chinese national with U.S. permanent residency, briefly shook Clinton’s hand at the Sept. […]

Ex-State Department ‘sextortion’ culprit sentenced to less than 5 years in prison

     A onetime State Department employee who used embassy computers to extract sexually explicit photos from women was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison on Monday, according to news reports. Michael Ford, who was stationed in London from 2013-15, in December had pleaded guilty to nine counts of cyberstalking, seven counts of computer hacking […]

Trump shakes world order

From: Foreign diplomats are expressing alarm to U.S. government officials about what they say are inflammatory and insulting public statements by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, according to senior U.S. officials. Officials from Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia have complained in recent private conversations, mostly about the […]

Vacants To Vegetables: Community Farms Spring Up In Baltimore

Leaning against his rusty red pickup truck, and clad head-to-toe in Real Tree and camouflage, Eric Kelly of Charm City Farms gets philosophical about the connection between humans and nature. “When we’re on our deathbed, we’re not gonna remember American Idol TV shows, our best video game score. But we’ll remember things like fishing with our […]

Milbank sponsored pro-Israel events and ‘CIA torture’ event– but only raised objection to ‘Palestine’ event

Katherine M. Franke Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law Director, Center for Gender & Sexuality Law February 26, 2016 Dear Mr. Arena: Thank you very much for contacting us about our February 22, 2016 Open Letter, signed by law faculty, students, administrators and staff raising concerns about actions taken by Milbank at Harvard Law […]

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