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Borisov to bounce back in Bulgaria election
Borisov to bounce back in Bulgaria election

Bulgarian strongman Boyko Borisov was set for a possible return to power in elections.

Borisov to bounce back in Bulgaria election
Putin a '19th century' imperialist: Bulgarian president
Putin a '19th century' imperialist: Bulgarian president

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev denounced Russia's Vladimir Putin as an aggressive leader with a 19th-century empire-building style.

Putin a '19th century' imperialist: Bulgarian president
Tough East-West dilemma for next Bulgarian government
Tough East-West dilemma for next Bulgarian government

The Russian songs blared and Putin T-shirts danced as 7,000 people gathered for a recent celebration of all things Russian in Bulgaria.

Tough East-West dilemma for next Bulgarian government
Photo © RIA
Echo of Asia circus festival in Astana

International Circus Festival Echo of Asia was taking place in Astana, Kazakhstan from 1 to 8 July.

Echo of Asia circus festival in Astana
©Reuters/Shohei Miyano
Toshiba nearing deal on Bulgarian nuclear reactor deal

Toshiba's US unit is nearing a deal estimated at almost $5 billion to build a nuclear reactor in Bulgaria, a report said Thursday, as Japanese firms eye atomic contracts overseas after the Fukushima crisis erased demand at home.

Toshiba nearing deal on Bulgarian nuclear reactor deal
At least ten dead in Bulgaria flooding
At least ten dead in Bulgaria flooding

At least ten people, including a child, died in heavy floods as torrential rain lashed Bulgaria, police said.

At least ten dead in Bulgaria flooding
Photo  ©Turar Kazangapov
Bulgaria simplifies visa regime for Kazakhstan

Bulgaria has simplified the visa regime for Kazakhstan.

Bulgaria simplifies visa regime for Kazakhstan
Forward of Kazakhstan's women national football team   Yulia Nikolaenko. Photo courtesy of vk.com.
Football: Kazakhstan women's team wins Bulgaria in FIFA qualifications

The women’s national football team of Kazakhstan has won 4:1 over Bulgarian team in a qualifying match of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Football: Kazakhstan women's team wins Bulgaria in FIFA qualifications
Bulgaria chokes on air pollution fuelled by poverty
Bulgaria chokes on air pollution fuelled by poverty

The smokestacks of Kremikovtzi steel mill on Sofia's outskirts may have shut down years ago, but ancient cars ensure that Bulgaria's capital is still the most polluted in Europe.

Bulgaria chokes on air pollution fuelled by poverty
China sniffs out EEurope investment opportunities
China sniffs out EEurope investment opportunities

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrives in Romania on Monday ahead of a summit with 16 Central and Eastern European leaders keen to woo investment from the world's number two economy.

China sniffs out EEurope investment opportunities
©REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
Boxing: Kazakhstan female boxer wins gold at World Youth Championship

Gaukhar Yermakbayeva, a boxer from Kazakhstan, has won gold at the World Youth Championship in Bulgaria.

Boxing: Kazakhstan female boxer wins gold at World Youth Championship
Photo courtesy of Express K
Kazakhstani takes 2nd runner-up title at Miss & Mister Deaf International Pageant

Amina Usmanova from Almaty has become the 2nd runner-up at the 2013 Miss & Mister Deaf International Pageant in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Kazakhstani takes 2nd runner-up title at Miss & Mister Deaf International Pageant
Clashes erupt on day 40 of Bulgaria rallies
Clashes erupt on day 40 of Bulgaria rallies

Bulgarian protesters clashed with police on the 40th evening of massive anti-government rallies in the EU's poorest country Tuesday after preventing ministers.

Clashes erupt on day 40 of Bulgaria rallies
©REUTERS/Interior Ministry
One year on, Bulgaria still hunts for anti-Israeli bus bomber

A year after an anti-Israeli bus bombing killed six people, Bulgaria is struggling to identify the attacker or confirm his suspected links to Hezbollah or Iran.

One year on, Bulgaria still hunts for anti-Israeli bus bomber
Egg-throwing protesters blockade Bulgaria parliament
Egg-throwing protesters blockade Bulgaria parliament

An angry crowd of Bulgarian demonstrators, some throwing eggs and tomatoes, blockaded parliament on Wednesday on the 13th straight day of anti-government protests.

Egg-throwing protesters blockade Bulgaria parliament
Thousands protest in Bulgaria, dismissing PM's olive branch
Thousands protest in Bulgaria, dismissing PM's olive branch

Thousands of people protested in Bulgaria for a third day on Sunday in a show of anger against the government.

Thousands protest in Bulgaria, dismissing PM's olive branch
Deadlock, demos loom after tight Bulgarian election
Deadlock, demos loom after tight Bulgarian election

The European Union's poorest country Bulgaria faced fresh political uncertainty Monday after inconclusive elections held three months after the biggest demonstrations in years forced the government to resign.

Deadlock, demos loom after tight Bulgarian election
Thousands join anti-government rallies across Bulgaria
Thousands join anti-government rallies across Bulgaria

Several thousand people joined street rallies across Bulgaria on Monday as initial protests against high electricity bills snowballed into bitter anger against the right-wing government of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Thousands join anti-government rallies across Bulgaria
©REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
Christ, Mohammed draw divisions among Bulgarian Roma

Nothing illustrates better the arrival of a new wave of Islam among Roma in Bulgaria's southern town of Pazardzhik, whose imam Ahmed Mussa is on trial for spreading radical ideology.

Christ, Mohammed draw divisions among Bulgarian Roma
Bulgaria nuclear referendum set to fail
Bulgaria nuclear referendum set to fail

A vote on whether to build a second nuclear power plant in Bulgaria, the EU member's first referendum since the end of communism in 1989, looked set to fail Sunday because of insufficient turnout.

Bulgaria nuclear referendum set to fail