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.
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.
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.
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
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.