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Brazil's Dilma Rousseff Impeached

The Senate of Brazil has voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, local and world media report.

World | 6 hours ago

Bulgaria PM Takes Over Preparations for EU Presidency

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is assuming the position of National Coordinator for the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU, the government has said.

Politics » Domestic | 9 hours ago

Boyan Petrov Eyes Everest Despite Car Accident

Mountaineer Boyan Petrov said on Tuesday he is not giving up plans to ascend the world's highest peak Everest despite the injuries sustained in a car accident earlier in August.

Sports | August 31, 2016, Wednesday // 15:53

UK Futurist: Bulgaria's Bokova Has Chance to Win UN Top Job Race

UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova could possibly win the race to become the next United Nations Secretary General, British futurist Felix Dodds has argued.

Politics | August 31, 2016, Wednesday // 14:27

Bulgaria's New Border Police Chief Takes Over after Public Tender Scanal

Svetlan Kichikov, the current head of the the border police ships, has been reappointed to take over the border police directorate of Bulgaria, Interior Ministry officials have said.

Politics » Domestic | August 31, 2016, Wednesday // 13:52

Seattle Times: Bulgaria Is 'Underappreciated and Ripe for a Visit'

With a million people, Bulgaria's capital Sofia is "delightfully livable, with fine architecture, lush parks and plenty of history," according to an article in the Seattle Times.

Views on BG | August 31, 2016, Wednesday // 13:23

FDI into Bulgaria Goes Up in 2015

The volume of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Bulgaria in 2015 was 7.2% higher compared to the figure for the previous year, national statistics show.

Business » Finance | August 31, 2016, Wednesday // 12:44

Bulgaria's Govt OKs Tightening Rules in Some Migrant Centers

Bulgaria's government has approved changes to the statute of the national refugee agency that pave the way for the introduction of a restricted movement regime at some of the migrant and refugee accommodation facilities.

Politics » Domestic | August 31, 2016, Wednesday // 11:17

Air Force Ex-Chief Challenges Bulgaria PM over Presidential Vote

The former Bulgaria Air Force Commander has vowed to defeat Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov if the latter decides to run in the forthcoming presidential elections.

Politics » Domestic | August 31, 2016, Wednesday // 10:47

Deal for Bulgaria's Biggest Telecom 'Finalized'

The biggest telecommunications company in Bulgaria, BTK, is now officially owned by businessman Spas Rusev as the deal was finalized on August 30, Capital newspaper says, citing three different sources.

Business | August 31, 2016, Wednesday // 10:03

Emergency Declared in Bulgaria's Topolovgrad over Wildfire

Authorities in the southeastern Bulgarian town of Topolovgrad, Haskovo region, have declared a partial state of emergency for the village of Balgarska polyana and its surroundings, public broadcaster BNR reports.

Society » Incidents | August 31, 2016, Wednesday // 07:57

Bulgarian Socialists Approve Presidential Nomination of Ex Air Force Chief

Former Air Force Commander Maj Gen Rumen Radev is to be registered as the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP)'s contender in the November 06 presidential elections, party leader Korneliya Ninova has said.

Politics » Domestic | August 30, 2016, Tuesday // 16:30

FRONTEX Head Warns of New Migrant Arrivals via Bulgaria

A stronger migratory pressure can now be felt on the EU's external borders, the head of the common border protection agency has said.

Society | August 30, 2016, Tuesday // 16:12

Owner of Bulgaria's Biggest Telecom Acquires Levski Football Club

Businessman Spas Rusev has been officially announced as the new owner of Levski PFC, one of Bulgaria's key football teams.

Sports | August 30, 2016, Tuesday // 15:40

Die Welt: Bulgarians Rescuing Schengen Area

While praising German Chancellor Angela Merkel's policies, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has also shown himself as a practical person ready to make his case outright, a piece in German newspaper Die Welt says.

Views on BG | August 30, 2016, Tuesday // 14:14

Balkan Insight: Bulgaria's Impossible Balancing Act

Fear, rather than ambition, is driving Bulgaria's juggling act between Turkey, Russia and the EU, according to an analysis published by Balkan Insight, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)'s English-language website.

Views on BG | August 30, 2016, Tuesday // 13:29

Bulgaria Mulls Tightening Restrictions in Migrant Centers

Bulgaria is working to change the regulations at some of the migrant accommodation centers across the country to boost "discipline and security", Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has said.

Society | August 30, 2016, Tuesday // 13:14

Bulgaria's Main Ruling Party to Name Presidential Pair on Oct 2

GERB party of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said it will unveil its candidates for President and Vice President of the country on October 02.

Politics » Domestic | August 30, 2016, Tuesday // 12:54

Romanian National Rescued after Getting Lost Near Bulgaria's Vladaya

A search operation is underway as a 22-year-old Romanian has disappeared in the area of Vladaya, not far from the capital Sofia, Bulgaria's Mountain Rescue Service says.

Society » Incidents | August 30, 2016, Tuesday // 12:02

Bulgaria to Present Balkan Gas Hub Options Next Week

Potential investors are to be made familiar with four options drafted by Bulgaria as it aims to launch a "gas hub" project, gas grid operator Bulgartransgaz has said.

Business » Energy | August 30, 2016, Tuesday // 11:44

Pironkova Gets Off to a Good Start at US Open

Bulgaria's best-ranking female tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova has begun her participation at the US Open.

Sports | August 30, 2016, Tuesday // 09:49