Fake Bomb Alert Closes Sofia Blvd

A stylish purse left unattended triggered a fake bomb alert closing an underpass at a much visited Sofia boulevard.

Crime | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 742

Bulgarian Suicides in Church

A Bulgarian man has committed suicide inside a church, after praying for about an hour. Several nuns at the church of the St.

Crime | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 926

Car Hits Child in Bulgarian Schoolyard

An eleven-year-old was hit by a car in a schoolyard in Sofia's Lyulin district, media reported. Reports say that the kid had suffered a broken leg and was taken to the hospital.

Crime | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 684

3 Dead Dolphins Found on Bulgarian Shore

Another three dead dolphins were found on the northern Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The dolphins were found Monday near the village of Bliznatsi and the Chernomorets hut.

Crime | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1171

Bulgarian Reportedly Shot in Rome

Police suspects blackmailing as the reason for the shooting of a young Bulgarian national in Rome, reports say.

Crime | May 1, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 945

Bulgarians Stole Millions from EU Funds

Bulgarians have cheated the European Union's pre-accession programmes with EUR 9 M, the Interior Ministry revealed. Minister Rumen Petkov was talking about cases of siphoning cash from SAPARD and PHARE.

Crime | April 30, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1507

Bulgarian Hospitals "Misused Money"

Hospitals in five Bulgarian cities have cheated the state's Healthcare Fund, officials said during a conference Saturday. Health centers in Sofia, Smolyan, Targovishte, Gabrovo and Pazardzhik will face checks by the economic police and the prosecution.

Crime | April 29, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 723

Memorial Mourns Savaged Bulgarian Girls

A southern Bulgarian town inaugurated Saturday a memorial for two local sisters who were brutally murdered earlier this year. It marked three months since the savage attack, while the killers of Kristina, 15, and 18-year-old Rositsa are still at large.

Crime | April 29, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 992

Shields Case Taken to Human Rights Court

Bulgaria abused the human rights of Michael Shields, the uncle of the jailed British teen told the SNA. Joey Graney commented with shock and anger Friday's court decision to jail Shields, 19, for ten years.

Crime | April 28, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1455

UK Approaches EC over Shield's Trial in Bulgaria

A Liverpool Labour Euro MP said she has contacted the justice department of the European Commission to lodge a complaint about what she called Bulgaria's failure to give a British football fan a fair trial. "Bulgaria is an EU accession country, which has

Crime | April 28, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 874

UK Labour MP Wants Bulgaria Pressurized over Shields' Sentence

Louise Ellman, Labour MP for Liverpool Riverside, has asked leader of the House of Commons Geoff Hoon to pressurise the Bulgarians after Sofia court sentenced a British football fan to ten years in jail.

Crime | April 28, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1174

Michael Shield's Family Shocked, Angry

The family of Michael Shields, the British football fan who was sentenced to ten years in Bulgaria for the attempted murder of a barman, have been shocked by the news.

Crime | April 28, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 981

Bulgarian Court: UK Deliberately Marred Our Image over Shields' Case

Bulgaria's Supreme Cassation Court stated in its sentence of UK football fan Michael Shields that the UK had deliberately tried to undermine the image of Bulgaria's justice system during the trial. The Court's 21-page-long decision states that "the publi

Crime | April 28, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2484

Ex Sofia Mayor in Court for Malfeasance in Office

Former Sofia mayor Stefan Sofianski entered Sofia City Court anew on charges of malfeasance in office. Sofianski, who is now an MP from the tiniest right wing Bulgarian People's Union but was stripped of immunity on his own demand, entered court with Sof

Crime | April 28, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 714

One Main Version in Bulgarian Sisters Brutal Murder

Police are investigating one main version for the gruesome murder of the two sisters from the town of Pazardzhik. In an interview for local Darik radio the head of the Pazardzhik police department Zhoro Stoitsev explained that although there is one main

Crime | April 27, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 973

Bulgarian-Headed Intl Crime Gang Crushed

An international crime group, headed by a Bulgarian national, dealing with drugs and arms traffic in several European countries has been crushed. The news was broken by Bulgaria's Interior Minister Rumen Petkov, who also explained that the gang consisted

Crime | April 26, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1197

Bulgarian Underworld Bosses Trial in Court May 5

The trial against underworld bosses Krassimir and Nikolay Marinovi - dubbed the Marguins and another three people, said to be their accomplices will start May 5. The news was broken Wednesday by the new spokesman of the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor's Off

Crime | April 26, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 861

Murder, Suicide Shock Bulgarian Town

A husband shot dead his wife and then killed himself late on Tuesday in the town of Razlog, South-western Bulgaria. The man, identified as Georgi Iliev, 54, shot his wife Tatyana, 47, with a hunting gun.

Crime | April 26, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 939

Teen Real Estate Fraudster Nabbed in Bulgaria's Varna

A 17-year-old schoolgirl from Varna was arrested after trying to sell somebody else's apartment in the Bulgarian Black Sea city. The young lady rented the flat April 17 and two days later though a newspaper ad she tried to sell it for EUR 16,000.

Crime | April 25, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1022

Bulgarian Pimp Singer Jailed for 10 Years

Bulgarian pop-folk star Kondyo was sentenced Tuesday to ten years in prison, finding him guilty of pimping. Kondyo, 42, was sued after two teenage women filed complaints against him.

Crime | April 25, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3191

Roma Singer Back in Court for Pimping

Bulgaria's fading music star Kondyo is facing court once again on Tuesday, after pimping charges were pressed against him. The Roma singer's courtroom misadventure began after a 18-year-old woman filed complaints and led to the revelation of a suspected

Crime | April 25, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 982
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