Europe’s voters elect new parliament as nationalism mounts

Europe 05/25/19, 23:13

Bulgarians are voting in the European Parliament elections after a series of scandals overshadowed the debate on key issues of the EU's future.Voters on Sunday are casting ballots for their country's 17 seats in the 751-member European Parliament. The vote ...

EU elections: Weber, in Bulgaria, vows tough migration laws

Europe 05/19/19, 09:47

A leading conservative candidate in next week's European Parliament elections has promised Bulgarians tight measures against illegal migration.Manfred Weber said in Sofia that "the state must win over the human traffickers in the fight against illegal migration."The center-right European People's ...

Truck drivers become key EU election issue in Bulgaria

Europe 05/14/19, 01:59

The future of Bulgaria's vast number of low-wage truck drivers has become a top campaign issue in the country heading into European Parliament elections, with debates raging on how new EU rules could threaten the workers and deepen divisions between ...

Pope in Bulgaria says refugees need love; Orthodox stay away

World 05/06/19, 12:49

Pope Francis told refugees Monday in Bulgaria's showcase refugee center that they are bearing the "cross of humanity," as he pressed his call for the migrant-skeptic Balkan country to welcome poor and desperate foreigners with love.On his second and final ...

Update: Orthodox reps not at pope’s multi-faith event

Europe 05/06/19, 12:19

The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Bulgaria (all times local):7:45 p.m.Pope Francis is presiding over a peace meeting in Bulgaria with members of the Balkan country's different faith communities and a children's choir singing "We Are the World."Pope Francis, ...

Update: Pope to address Bulgaria’s anti-migrant stance

Europe 05/05/19, 02:11

The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Bulgaria (all times local):10 a.m.Pope Francis has arrived in Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country and one that taken a hard line against migrants.Pope Francis boards the airplane on the occasion of a ...

Pope off to Bulgaria, a poor EU nation hostile to migrants

Europe 05/05/19, 01:10

Pope Francis will be spending two days in Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest member and a country with an unreceptive climate for migrants that conflicts with the pontiff's view that reaching out to vulnerable people is a moral imperative.Francis is ...

Far-right leaders rally in Bulgaria ahead of EU elections

Europe 05/03/19, 20:01

Far-right party leaders have accused the European Union of promoting migration policies that aim to destroy the values of EU member nations.Marine Le Pen, leader of France's National Rally, and Gerolf Annemans, president of the EU parliament's Movement for a ...

Greek police arrest suspect in Greek-Australian’s murder

Europe 04/05/19, 10:25

Greek authorities said Friday they have arrested and charged a Bulgarian man over the suspected contract killing of a Greek-Australian who was fatally shot outside his home in an Athens seaside suburb last year.The suspect's brother is also wanted on ...

New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe

World 03/16/19, 10:48

The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 49 people dead in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites and apparently studied battles between Christians and ...

Stoltenberg: NATO doesn’t want a new Cold War

Europe 03/01/19, 05:32

NATO's secretary-general has warned that Russia's violation of a key Cold War-era treaty is one of the most pressing security challenges for the alliance.Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia to return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which has ...

Bulgarian nationalists march in honor of pro-Nazi general

Europe 02/16/19, 15:17

Bulgarian nationalists have marched through Sofia, the country's capital, to honor a World War II general known for his anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi activities.The annual Lukov March, staged by the far-right Bulgarian National Union, attracted hundreds of dark-clad supporters who walked ...

Bulgaria to investigate 3rd suspect in UK ex-spy poisoning

World 02/10/19, 09:45

Bulgaria plans to investigate reports that a third suspect in the nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England allegedly was involved in a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria, a Bulgarian party official said Sunday.Tsvetan Tsvetanov of the ruling GERB ...

Bulgaria still hopes to adopt euro by 2022

Europe 01/29/19, 09:53

Bulgaria's prime minister said Tuesday that his country still aims to adopt the euro by 2022 despite some opposition by some local businesses that fear greater scrutiny of the economy.Speaking at a business forum in the capital, Boyko Borissov said ...

Update: Pope urges aid to poor, homeless on Epiphany

Europe 01/06/19, 06:14

The Latest on celebrations of Epiphany (all times local):12:10 p.m.Pope Francis has marked the Epiphany feast day by urging people to follow the path of "humble love" and care for those who can give nothing back.For the Catholic Church, Jan. ...

Ice bath for Jesus: Orthodox worshippers celebrate Epiphany

Europe 01/06/19, 04:13

Thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers have plunged into icy rivers and lakes across Bulgaria to recover crucifixes cast by priests in ceremonies commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ.Tradition holds that the person who retrieves the wooden cross will be freed ...

Modric wins Balkan award ahead of Djokovic and Halep

Soccer 12/27/18, 08:04

Croatia soccer star Luka Modric has been chosen Balkan athlete of the year. Modric won the Champions League with Real Madrid and then guided Croatia to the World Cup final in July, where the midfielder was voted player of the tournament. ...

End of content

No more pages to load