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Hijack Vessel 'Asian Glory' Returns to Pirate Stronghold

The pirate-held "Asian Glory", with eight Bulgarian crew members aboard, has changed its course and is sailing back to the coast of Somalia, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has announced late on Thursday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 19, 2010, Friday // 14:23 | Viewed: 2143

Bulgarian Commandos Trapped in Niger to Be Freed in Hours

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, has announced that the Bulgarian special police officers trapped in Niger will be freed later on Friday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 19, 2010, Friday // 11:52 | Viewed: 2033

Bulgaria Terror Combat Unit Head, 9 More Barricaded in Niger

Ten Bulgarian policemen from Bulgaria's Specialized Unit for Terror Combat, including its head, have been blocked together with Belgian colleagues at a hotel in Niger's capital, Niamey, following a coup and the capture of the president.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 19, 2010, Friday // 11:25 | Viewed: 1328

Bulgarian, Belgian Policemen Stranded in Niger Turmoil

An unidentified number of Bulgarian and Belgian policemen have been blocked at a hotel in Niger's capital, Niamey, following a coup and the capture of the president, reports say.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 19, 2010, Friday // 08:20 | Viewed: 1303

Bulgaria Honors, Serbia Boycotts Croatia's Celebration

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov was among dozens of leaders, who attended the inauguration of Croatia's new president Ivo Josipovic on Thursday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 18, 2010, Thursday // 16:53 | Viewed: 2211

Bulgaria Top Diplomat Criticizes Predecessor's Staff Policy

Bulgaria's newly appointed Foreign Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, stressed Thursday the urgent need to appoint Ambassadors to Washington, Paris, Skopje and Ankara.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 18, 2010, Thursday // 14:19 | Viewed: 1316

Bulgaria Awards Medics for Helping with Haiti Relief

Bulgaria's Defense Minister Anyu Angelov awarded Thursday the Bulgarian medical team that took part in the Haiti relief efforts after the devastating earthquake.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 18, 2010, Thursday // 11:09 | Viewed: 1903

Bulgaria's UNESCO Head Bokova, EU Commissioner Georgieva to Help Haiti

The two Bulgarians with highest international ranks, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Kristalina Georgieva, met in Brussels Wednesday to discuss the Haiti relief situation.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 17, 2010, Wednesday // 18:58 | Viewed: 2875

Bulgaria ECFR Head Appointed Foreign Ministry Spokesperson

The Director of the Bulgarian Office of the European Council for Foreign Policy, Vesela Cherneva, will be appointed as Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry spokesperson.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 16, 2010, Tuesday // 17:14 | Viewed: 1199

Russia Presses Bulgaria over US Missile Shield

Russia is demanding that Bulgaria explains in details its planned involvement in a new US missile defence system in Europe which came as an unwelcome surprise to Moscow.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 14, 2010, Sunday // 10:56 | Viewed: 3084

US Wants to Set up DEA Regional Center in Bulgaria

US Ambassador in Sofia, James Warlick, has stated that America would like to set up an office of its Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Bulgaria.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 13, 2010, Saturday // 18:55 | Viewed: 1964

Russian Analysts See US Missile Shield in Bulgaria as Clear Threat

Russian press have published reactions to Friday's announcement that Bulgaria might accept on its territory elements of the US missile defense.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 13, 2010, Saturday // 18:12 | Viewed: 2813

Bulgaria Deputy Minister: Iran May See UNSC Sanctions Next Month

As early as next month, the UN Security Council may adopt a resolution for sanctions against Iran as a result of the country starting a process for enrichment of uranium of up to 20%.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 13, 2010, Saturday // 13:41 | Viewed: 1785

Ambassador: No US Participation in Bulgaria Police Operation 'Octopus'

US Ambassador in Sofia, James Warlick, has denied the claims that the special operation "Octopus" of the Bulgarian police was carried out with American involvement.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 12, 2010, Friday // 15:42 | Viewed: 1822

Bulgaria VMRO: Mitrova Banned from Seeing Daughter on Birthday

The Bulgarian mother living in Macedonia, who sparked a diplomatic scandal in 2009, was banned Thursday from seeing her 3-year-old daughter on her birthday.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 11, 2010, Thursday // 17:24 | Viewed: 2233

US Ambassador Lauds Bulgaria Police for 'Octopus' Operation

US Ambassador to Bulgaria, James Warlick, has welcomed the Bulgarian Government's arrests in Wednesday's police operation codenamed "Octopus.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 11, 2010, Thursday // 12:35 | Viewed: 1533

Bulgaria Nationalist Leader Apologizes for Causing Lufthansa Scandal

Volen Siderov, leader of Bulgaria's nationalist party "Ataka", has apologized to the German company Lufthansa after he caused a scandal on a Sofia-Frankfurt passenger jet last week.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 11, 2010, Thursday // 08:32 | Viewed: 2238

PM: Bulgaria Can Be Secret Services Hub

Following a visit to the United Kingdom, Bulgaria's Prime Minister has suggested that the country hosts centers of the secret services to combat organized crime and drugs trafficking.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 9, 2010, Tuesday // 15:08 | Viewed: 2022

German Prosecutor Probes Bulgaria Top Nationalist Case

The German court is going to rule next week on the so-called Siderov case, the Frankfurt police spokesman Jurgen Linker informs.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 9, 2010, Tuesday // 14:14 | Viewed: 2070

Bulgaria PM: We Restored Cooperation with UK Intelligence

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov declared Tuesday that restoring the cooperation between Bulgarian and UK intelligence services was a major success.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 9, 2010, Tuesday // 09:00 | Viewed: 2050

UK PM Gordon Brown to Borisov: Bulgaria Deserves to Join Eurozone

Prime Minister of the UK, Gordon Brown, has backed Bulgaria's aspirations to join the Eurozone, in the words of his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Diplomacy | February 8, 2010, Monday // 22:11 | Viewed: 2326