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Large Blast and Fire at Damascus Airport: Syrian Observatory

A large explosion hit in the area of Damascus International Airport followed by a fire in the same place early on Thursday the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said, Reuters agency reports.

World | 3 minutes ago

Joint Bulgarian-American Flight Drill Starts

The Bulgarian Ministry of Defense has announced that at Graf Ignatievo Air Base in Southern Bulgaria, US F-15C fighter jets are to land for participation in a joint Bulgarian-American flying training ‘’Thracian Eagle – 2017’’, BNR reported.

Politics » Defense | 3 minutes ago

EU Launches Legal Action Against Hungary Over Education Law

The EU launched legal action against Hungary on Wednesday over a law that could shut a university founded by US billionaire George Soros, the European Commission said, AFP reported.

World » EU | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 16:53

Caretaker Government Places Gripen Jets Offer First

At a meeting on Wednesday, the caretaker government adopted the conclusions of the special committee set up for the acquiring of a new type of fighter jets, BNR reported.

Politics » Defense | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 16:40

Bulgarian Customs Officers Seize Record Amount of Heroin

The Bulgarian Customs Agency has reported that officer have seized the record amount of 214 kilos of heroin, worth about EUR 7M at the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint with Turkey.

Business | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 15:51

Every 3 Months, Parliament To Invite the Prosecutor-General To The Legal Affairs Committee

The National Assembly adopted а proposal to amend the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly so that the Committee on Legal Affairs can invite the Prosecutor-General to a hearing every three months, FOCUS News Agency reported.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 15:49

The Prosecutor's Office Investigates NEC's Consultancy And Legal Services Contracts

The Prosecutor’s Office is checking contracts that have been concluded by the National Electricity Company (NEC) with consultancy and legal service firms.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 14:53

3.5 km Queue of Trucks at Bulgaria’s Dunav Bridge 2 Border Checkpoint

There is a 3.

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 13:56

Today Is European 'No Elevators Day'

The European No Elevators Day is marked today and all citizens, institutions and organizations, supporting the active lifestyle take part in it, BNR reported.

Society | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 13:33

Mostly Sunny Today, Maximum Temperatures Between 20°C and 25°C

Today it will be mostly sunny.

Society » Environment | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 13:32

Bulgaria Ranks Lowest Among All EU Countries in Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index

Bulgaria is ranked lower in the World Press Freedom Index 2017 than any other European Union member, Reporters Without Borders said in its annual report on the index, quoted by BGNES.

Society | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 12:16

France Says Samples From April 4 Syria Chemical Attack Prove Government Used Sarin

Samples obtained by French intelligence show that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "undoubtedly" used sarin nerve gas in an April 4 attack in northern Syria, France's foreign minister said on Wednesday, citing a declassified report, Reuter

World » EU | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 11:46

Funds Contracted Under EU Exceed 40%

The funds contracted under the EU end-April are 40.

Business » Finance | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 11:45

Employment Rate in Bulgaria Going Up

The level of employment in Bulgaria for active people, aged 20-64, increased last year on 2015, an Eurostat analysis reads, quoted by BNR.

Society | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 11:17

Sergei Stanishev: EU’s Main Task Is To Restore The Spirit Of Solidarity

‘’Europe’s main task is to restore the spirit of solidarity, of common purpose and common destiny’’, the President of the Party of European Socialists Sergei Stanishev said at the international conference Quo Vadis Europe: Globalism vs.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 10:16

Sweden Releases Second Man Held Over Stockholm Attack: No Longer a Suspect

Sweden on Tuesday released a second suspect held in connection with the deadly Stockholm truck attack earlier this month, prosecutors said, The Local writes.

World » EU | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 10:13

Boyko Borisov: Opposition’s Statement That It Would Provide Assistance on Important Topics is Populism

The affirmations of the opposition that it would provide help under important topics is populism and the behaviour of the Bulgarian Socialist Party on the topic related to Bulgaria’s Presidency of the Council of Europe is irresponsible’’, the leader of GE

Politics » Domestic | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 09:42

Migrant Smuggling Network Dismantled Near Dunav Bridge Checkpoint

 A network for smuggling of migrants from Bulgaria to Romania through Dunav Bridge border checkpoint with the participation of a Bulgarian Police Officer was dismantled in a successful operation of the Bulgarian competent authorities, BNR reported.

Crime | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 09:33

Number of UAE Tourists Showing Interest in Bulgaria’s Nature Increases

Number of tourists from the United Arab Emirates showing interest in Bulgaria’s nature and mountain holidays, especially in the Rhodope region, has increased, BNR reported.

Business » Tourism | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 08:21

Theresa May to Meet EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier

The Prime Minister will host Michel Barnier and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker for a working dinner at Downing Street at 7pm on Wednesday, writes The Press and Journal.

World » EU | April 26, 2017, Wednesday // 08:20
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