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WikiLeaks: Bulgarian Football Club Owner 'Tied' with Russian Mafia

The US Embassy in Sofia is keeping a close eye on ties between the murky Russian businessman, Michael Chorny and the owner of the "Levski" football club, Bulgarian Todor Batkov, according to the latest WikiLeaks release.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 18:04 | Viewed: 3526

Bulgarian President, Egyptian FM Laud Nabucco Opportunities

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov and Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit stressed the importance of the Nabucco natural gas pipeline project Wednesday during official talks in Sofia.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 16:58 | Viewed: 1557

Bulgaria Govt Wants Greater Economic Interaction with Egypt

Bulgaria wants to forge ever closer ties with its traditional partner Egypt, stated Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov during Wednesday's visit to Sofia of Egyptian counterpart Ahmed Aboul Gheit.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 15:54 | Viewed: 1688

Bulgarian Interior Minister 'Basks' in US Full Support

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, held a series of high-power meetings in the US, where he received Washington's full support, the Interior Ministry press center informs.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 8, 2010, Wednesday // 13:16 | Viewed: 1644

Bulgarian Atlantic Club Delegation to Meet Investors in Korea

A delegation of the Bulgarian Atlantic Council is heading for a high-profile visit to the Republic of Korea.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 7, 2010, Tuesday // 19:19 | Viewed: 1357

Israeli President, PM Reward Bulgarian Firefighters

Israel's President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rewarded the Bulgarian firefighters who participated in extinguishing the deadly fires in the Northern Israeli region of Haifa.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 7, 2010, Tuesday // 16:22 | Viewed: 1320

Israeli President Lauds Role of Bulgaria's Jewish Community

Israel has special connections with Bulgaria, Israeli President Shimon Peres has stated in his letter to Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria, 'Shalom'.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 7, 2010, Tuesday // 15:17 | Viewed: 1863

WikiLeaks: Bulgaria's Govt Obediently Consults US over Arms Deals

Bulgaria's government has approved the sale of arms from a private Bulgarian firm to the Government of Yemen with the blessing of the United States, fresh diplomatic cables on Wikileaks say.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 7, 2010, Tuesday // 10:41 | Viewed: 1922

Foreign Minister 'Hopes' for Drop of Hated Bulgaria-Romania Bridge Fee

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov has expressed hopes that the government will soon be able to modify the levy for passing through the Danube Bridge linking Bulgaria's Ruse and Romania's Giurgiu.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 6, 2010, Monday // 21:00 | Viewed: 2610

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister: WikiLeaks Scandal Very Ugly, Damaging

The scandal with the leaking of US diplomatic cables on WikiLeaks is like "September 11" for international diplomacy, believes Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 6, 2010, Monday // 20:01 | Viewed: 1641

Iraqi, Afghani Citizens Seek Refuge in Bulgaria

A total of 853 refugee applications have been received in Bulgaria from 47 different nationalities IN 2009, according to UN's refugee agency UNHCR.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 6, 2010, Monday // 15:22 | Viewed: 2605

UN Slams Bulgaria over Detention, Integration of Refugees

The Bulgarian authorities have been criticized anew by the UN Refugee Agency for detaining unlawfully foreign refugees and asylum-seekers in the notorious facility in Busmantsi near Sofia.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 6, 2010, Monday // 14:58 | Viewed: 2093

Filipino, Syrian Captains Charged in Bulgaria after Shipwreck

The captains of two ships, who were charged in Bulgaria following a deadly collision in the Black Sea this week, are a Syrian and a Filipino.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 5, 2010, Sunday // 17:04 | Viewed: 2171

Bulgarian Interior Minister Heads for US

Bulgaria's Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, left Sunday on a week-long work trip to the US, the Interior Ministry press center informs.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 5, 2010, Sunday // 13:42 | Viewed: 1734

Top Diplomat Suggests Bulgaria Should Try to Go Back to Africa

Bulgaria has unfortunately lost some strong economic and diplomatic positions that it previously had on the African continent, according to Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 4, 2010, Saturday // 15:56 | Viewed: 1596

High Level Bulgarian Delegation Heads to Morocco

Bulgaria's Parliamentary Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva will head a delegation on a three-day visit to Morocco on Saturday afternoon.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 4, 2010, Saturday // 10:50 | Viewed: 1368

Austria Ties Up Bulgaria, Romania Schengen Entry with Monitoring

Monitoring should be imposed on Romania and Bulgaria if they are to enter the Schengen Agreement in 2011, Austria's Interior Minister Maria Fekter declared.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 3, 2010, Friday // 18:17 | Viewed: 1990

Bulgaria Chief Prosecutor Refutes US Ambassador over Ex-Interior

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev has stated, counter to US ambassador James Warlick's prior claims, that there is no investigation underway against ex-Minister of Interior Rumen Petkov.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 3, 2010, Friday // 16:17 | Viewed: 1622

Bulgarian Prosecutor's Office Charges Ships Captains

The Prosecutor's Office in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas has raised charges against the second mate of the Dutch oil tanker "Alessandro DP" and the captain of the Karim 1 cargo ship who collided near cape Emine.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 3, 2010, Friday // 16:08 | Viewed: 1461

WikiLeaks: CIA Drew Up Secret Directives for US Embassy in Sofia

The Central Intelligence Agency has been drawing up the US state department's secret directives sent in the summer last year to more than 30 US embassies around the world, including Sofia, the Guardian reported.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 3, 2010, Friday // 12:31 | Viewed: 1958

Bulgaria Calls Off Search for Missing Syrian Sailors

Bulgarian rescue teams have called off the search for survivors after the clash between two ships in the Black Sea near cape Emine.

Politics » Diplomacy | December 3, 2010, Friday // 11:37 | Viewed: 1599
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