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NATO Military Drills in Eastern Europe Begin in Bulgaria

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Major NATO exercises in Eastern Europe have begun in Bulgaria on Tuesday involving 25,000 military personnel from more than 20 allied and partner countries as the U.S. seeks to reassure NATO’s European allies.

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Islam Convert Gets Four Year Sentence For Terror Training in Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) – A court in Bulgaria has sentenced a 21-year-old man to four years in prison for planning to commit an act of terrorism. Sofia’s Special Criminal Court on Monday found John “Ivan” Zahariev, a dual Australian-Bulgarian citizen,

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Outcry in Bulgaria as Nationalist Heads Panel on Minorities

SOFIA (AFP) – Bulgaria’s government sparked an outcry Thursday after it announced that the country’s vice premier, a nationalist notorious for verbal attacks on Roma and migrants, would head a major panel on minorities. Valery Simeonov will head the National

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Switzerland Limits Number of Bulgarian and Romanian Workers After Influx

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

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Pro-EU Party Wins Bulgarian Election

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Near final results in Bulgaria show that a center-right, pro-European Union party is the clear winner in the country’s parliamentary election.

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Bulgaria Hosts Third General Election in Four Years

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) – Bulgarians are heading to the polls for the third time in four years in a snap vote that could tilt the European Union’s poorest member country closer to Russia. Polls on Sunday opened at 7 a.m.

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Bulgarian President Slams Turkish ‘Interference’ In National Elections

SOFIA (AFP) – Bulgarian President Rumen Radev on Friday accused neighbouring Turkey of “interference” in the country’s March 26 general elections and warned his government would not accept it. “Turkey is our neighbour, friend and partner and we insist on developing good

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Bulgarian Border Militia: ‘We Are Not Nationalists, Just Patriots’

Civilian militias patrolling the Bulgarian border to intercept and turn away illegal migrants say they are not nationalists, but merely patriots defending their country from Islamist infiltration. Journalists from NBC News interviewed members of Bulgarian National Movement Shipka – BNO Shipka for

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Immigration from Romania and Bulgaria at Record High

Immigration from Romania and Bulgaria to the United Kingdom is at its highest ever levels, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates. The Migration Statistics Quarterly Report for February 2017 records there has been a “statistically significant increase” in

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Hundreds Deported After Migrant Riot

After a massive riot which saw hundreds of Afghans fight with police and destroy parts of Bulgaria’s largest asylum camp, authorities have chosen to deport 250 migrants who took part.

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WATCH: Hundreds Arrested In Massive Migrant Riot

Hundreds of migrants have been arrested for taking part in a huge riot in Bulgaria after they were quarantined due to the prevalence of infectious diseases in the camp.

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Bulgaria in Turmoil after PM Quits over New Pro-Russia President

EU member Bulgaria faced an uncertain future on Monday after centre-right Prime Minister Boyko Borisov quit following the crushing defeat of his presidential nominee at the hands of a Moscow-friendly general backed by the Socialist opposition.

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Former Air Force Commander Tipped to Win Bulgarian Presidency

SOFIA, (Reuters) – Bulgarians vote in a runoff presidential election on Sunday and are expected to choose a Russia-friendly former air force commander – Rumen Radev – possibly paving the way for months of political uncertainty. A newcomer to politics,

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Polls: Socialist Ally Radev Poised to Win Bulgaria Presidential Race

SOFIA, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Former air force commander Rumen Radev, backed by the opposition Socialists, has expanded his lead over ruling party candidate Tsetska Tsacheva and is poised to win Bulgaria’s presidential runoff on Sunday, two opinion polls showed.