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Pope defends migrants during trip to immigration-adverse Bulgaria

May 06 2019

SOFIA, Bulgaria Pope Francis said on Monday the plight of suffering immigrants and refugees was "the cross of humanity," taking up their case for the second day of a visit to Bulgaria that has put him at odds with the government.

Pope on sensitive trip to Orthodox Bulgaria and North Macedonia

May 03 2019

VATICAN CITY/RAKOVSKI, BULGARIA Pope Francis starts a trip on Sunday to Bulgaria and North Macedonia where he will have to tread carefully because of sensitive relations with the dominant Eastern Orthodox Church in the two Balkan countries where Catholics are a tiny minority.

Bulgarian cosmonaut urges international cooperation for Mars, Moon missions

Apr 11 2019

SOFIA, April 11 Eastern Europe’s cosmonauts say their international crew's space flights in the 1970s and 1980s shows how Russia and the United States should cooperate in exploring space today.

Far-right activists stage torchlit march in Bulgarian capital

Mar 07 2019

(This February 16 story corrects paragraph 3 to say some wore shirts with swastikas and made Nazi salutes before - not during - march and wreath-laying.)

Bulgarian ruling party scraps election code revisions after opposition walkout

Feb 18 2019

SOFIA Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB on Monday dropped plans to revise the election code after they prompted the main opposition Socialist Party (BSP) to walk out of parliament.

Bulgaria's largest opposition party votes to quit parliament

Feb 17 2019

SOFIA Lawmakers from Bulgaria's opposition Socialist Party (BSP) are leaving parliament for an unspecified period, saying fair elections could not be guaranteed following recent Election Code amendments.

Bulgaria examines possible link between Skripal, Sofia poisonings

Feb 11 2019

SOFIA Bulgaria is investigating a possible link between a nerve-agent attack on a former Russian spy in England in 2018 and the poisoning of an arms dealer in Sofia in 2015.

Efficient Medvedev proves too strong for Fucsovics

Feb 10 2019

SOFIA Big-hitting Russian Daniil Medvedev brushed aside Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics 6-4 6-3 on Sunday to win the Sofia Open title, gifting himself an early birthday present.

Powerful Medvedev steals spotlight in Sofia

Feb 09 2019

SOFIA Big-hitting Daniil Medvedev stole the show at the Sofia Open on Saturday as he punched his way to an emphatic 6-2 6-4 victory over former world number six Gael Monfils to set up a final clash against Hungarian Marton Fucsovics. 

Tennis: Merciless Monfils hands Tsitsipas lesson in Sofia

Feb 08 2019

SOFIA Gael Monfils doled out another lesson in outstanding tennis, winning 93 percent of points on his first serve, as he reached the semi-finals of the Sofia Open on Friday with a 6-3 7-6(5) win over Greece’s emerging talent Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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