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On a tightrope: Bulgarian circus defies odds during COVID pandemic

Oct 19 2020

SOFIA Sitting in his caravan in downtown Sofia, Alexander Balkanski, a former acrobat and trapeze artist and the founder of Bulgaria's largest circus, swings between hope and despair as he counts the emotional and financial costs of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UPDATE 1-No lockdown needed in Bulgaria to contain new wave of pandemic - IMF

Oct 18 2020

* Bulgaria reports 603 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday (Adds detail, more comments)

Bulgaria to hold talks with U.S. companies over new nuclear reactor

Oct 14 2020

SOFIA Bulgaria's government gave state-owned energy company Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) a green light on Wednesday to start talks with U.S. companies on plans to build a new nuclear reactor at its Kozloduy power plant, the energy minister said.

Communist-era mosaics at Bulgaria's controversial monument get life support

Oct 01 2020

BUZLUDZHA PEAK, Bulgaria Perched atop a mountain peak in central Bulgaria, a giant UFO-like concrete monument, built to glorify the Balkan country's communist rule, has been left to crumble since the totalitarian regime collapsed in 1989. | Video

Bulgarian court sentences two men to life in prison for 2012 bus bombing

Sep 21 2020

SOFIA A Bulgarian court sentenced two men of Lebanese origin to life in prison on Monday over a 2012 bus bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian driver, which Bulgarian authorities have blamed on Lebanon's Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah.

Thousands protest against Bulgarian government, scuffle with police

Sep 02 2020

SOFIA Thousands of Bulgarians rallied in front of the parliament in Sofia on Wednesday in one of the biggest protests so far in two months of demonstrations calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.

Bulgaria to spend $694 million to limit coronavirus blow to economy

Jul 27 2020

SOFIA Bulgaria will spend another 1.16 billion levs ($694 million/540 million pounds) to help its coronavirus-blighted economy, support frontline medics and protect vulnerable groups in the European Union's poorest member state, the prime minister said on Monday.

Bulgaria to spend $694 mln to limit coronavirus blow to economy

Jul 27 2020

SOFIA, July 27 Bulgaria will spend another 1.16 billion levs ($694 million) to help its coronavirus-blighted economy, support frontline medics and protect vulnerable groups in the European Union's poorest member state, the prime minister said on Monday.

UPDATE 2-Bulgarian PM and his EU summit delegates test negative for coronavirus

Jul 24 2020

* Infection would have raised fears of contagion (Adds details, background)

Protesters demand Bulgarian PM quits after he reshuffles ministers

Jul 23 2020

SOFIA Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov replaced his finance minister and others on Thursday in a reshuffle designed to quell a wave of anti-corruption protests at which demonstrators have called for Borissov's own resignation.

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