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Bulgarian justice minister resigns over real estate deal

Tsetska Tsacheva has denied any wrongdoing.

Venezuela oil firm transferred millions of euros to Bulgarian bank accounts

Bulgaria's security services were checking accounts held at a local bank, by a man who had several citizenships.

Britain and Bulgaria probe report of new Skripal suspect

The possible new suspect is a Russian military intelligence officer known under the alias 'Sergey Fedotov'.

Bulgaria’s Plovdiv launches capital of culture festivities

Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second city, whose origins date back to the 12th century BC, is known for its Thracian, Roman, Medieval, Ottoman and communist heritage.

Greece wants to host World Cup with Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia

Greece invited Bulgaria, Romania, and Serbia to meet on November 23 to discuss jointly hosting the 2030 World Cup.

Four Balkan countries to explore 2030 World Cup bid

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the four countries would discuss the possibility of becoming candidates for a major sporting event within 10 years.

Bulgaria indicts suspect in journalist killing

The case shocked Bulgaria and drew strong international condemnation as observers suspected a possible connection between the crime and Marinova's work.

Bulgarians bid farewell to murdered journalist

A 20-year-old Bulgarian suspect, named as Severin Krasimirov, was tracked down and arrested in the northern German town of Stade, near Hamburg, on Tuesday.

Germany to extradite suspect in Bulgarian journalist killing ‘soon’

The 20-year-old suspect, who was arrested on Tuesday on a European warrant, had said during questioning that he did not want to kill the victim and denied raping her.

Germany arrests suspect over killing of Bulgarian journalist

German police confirmed a 20-year-old man was arrested in the town of Stade near Hamburg on suspicion of raping, robbing and killing Marinova.

Bulgaria under pressure after journalist’s brutal murder

Marinova is the third journalist to be murdered in Europe this year after Jan Kuciak in Slovakia in February and Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta in October 2017.

New York art turns Bulgarian village into outdoor gallery

Andy Warhol's banana, Salvador Dali's clocks and Edvard Munch's "The Scream" are among the murals that have turned the village into a spectacular open-air gallery.

Western Balkan leaders aim for closer cooperation to boost growth

Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Romania will work closer on energy and transport projects to better connect their economies.

China’s ambitions in eastern Europe to face scrutiny at summit

The gathering, less than two weeks before the European Union's annual summit with China in Beijing, is unpopular in Brussels, which sees it as an attempt to divide the European Union.

Scratchcard lottery craze grips Bulgaria

The majority of Bulgarians are frequent scratchcard buyers.

Bulgaria open to Russian role in nuclear power project

Bulgaria is reviving plans to develop its Belene nuclear power plant and is open to Russian participation in the project.

Search called off for missing Bulgarian climber

Boyan Petrov had been attempting to scale Shishapangma.

Bulgarian Weightlifting Federation seeks ex-champions’ help to pay IWF fine

The cash-strapped Bulgarian Weightlifting Federation has called upon former athletes to help raise money to pay a fine imposed by the International Weightlifting Federation for repeated doping violations.

Rights group criticises Bulgaria for regression in women’s rights

Bulgaria's ruling GERB party withdrew the Istanbul Convention, which combats violence against women, from being ratified in parliament.

Where’s mum? Three bear cubs rescued in Bulgaria

According to the environment ministry, there are around 800 brown bears in Bulgaria, one of Europe's largest populations of the protected species.

Bulgaria opens investigation after scores of horses found dead or dying

Around 70 horses were found dead, while those which were alive were in critical condition.

Turkey and EU fail to reach ‘concrete solutions’ after talks

Erdogan had held a working dinner with European Union President Donald Tusk and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker in Bulgaria with a litany of issues clouding their discussions.

Bulgarians rush to save frozen storks

A recent cold snap in Bulgaria has harmed many storks, but people have been coming to their rescue.

Bulgarian energy minister resignation not accepted, deputy PM says

Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova tendered her resignation following media reports she was linked to the owners of solar energy producer Inercom.