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Bulgaria ready to start talks with U.S. on F-16 jet deal

Jan 09 2019

SOFIA The Bulgarian government has approved a plan to start talks with the United States on buying eight new F-16 fighter jets to replace its ageing Soviet-made MiG-29s and improve compliance with NATO standards, the defense minister said on Wednesday.

INTERVIEW-Bulgaria is better protected from external risks -S&P analyst

Nov 07 2018

SOFIA, Nov 7 Bulgaria's fiscal and current account surpluses provide it better protection from external risks than before the global economic crisis a decade ago, a senior Standard & Poor's credit analyst said in an interview.

Netanyahu condemns killing of Saudi journalist but keeps focus on Iran

Nov 02 2018

SOFIA/JERUSALEM Israel on Friday condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but said cooperating with Riyadh against Iran was a greater priority.

Bulgarian arrested in Germany, charged with journalist's murder

Oct 10 2018

SOFIA A Bulgarian man has been detained in Germany over the rape and murder of television journalist Viktoria Marinova, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said journalists in Bulgaria had total freedom to write and report. | Video

Bulgarian arrested in Germany, charged with journalist's murder

Oct 10 2018

SOFIA A Bulgarian man has been detained in Germany over the rape and murder of television journalist Viktoria Marinova, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Boyko Borissov defended his government's record on press freedoms. | Video

UPDATE 3-Bulgarian arrested in Germany, charged with journalist's murder

Oct 10 2018

* No link established to her work so far (Adds European Commission President Juncker statement)

Bulgarians mourn murdered journalist, EU calls for fast inquiry

Oct 08 2018

SOFIA, Oct 8 Leading EU politicians and media activists urged Bulgaria on Monday to conduct a fast investigation into the murder of journalist Viktoria Marinova, as mourners planned vigils across the Balkan country.

Bulgaria pledges solidarity with Hungary in rights standoff with EU

Sep 19 2018

SOFIA Bulgaria will support Hungary in its standoff with the European Union, a Bulgarian deputy prime minister said on Wednesday, adding that the countries of eastern Europe had to stand together in their dealings with Brussels.

SocGen's asset sales spree spreads to Africa, Eastern Europe - sources

Aug 03 2018

SOFIA/JOHANNESBURG French bank Societe Generale will shortly complete the sale of banks in South Africa, Albania and Bulgaria, according to several sources close to the processes, as it exits non-core markets under an asset sales programme announced last year.

China says open for trade with east Europe as clash with U.S. ramps up

Jul 07 2018

SOFIA China remains open for trade with foreign partners and can only benefit from an economically strong Europe, its premier said on Saturday as he pressed for expanded ties with the continent's eastern wing while waging a tariff war with Washington.

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