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. He also won the prestigious Ballon d'Or for the first ...

UEFA fines 3 clubs for breaking financial fair play rules

Sports 12/21/18, 10:48

UEFA has fined three clubs for breaking "Financial Fair Play" rules and threatened two of them with a one-season ban from the Champions League or Europa League.European soccer's governing body says Vardar and Levski Sofia must each pay 100,000 euros ($114,000), and Sporting Lisbon 50,000 euros ($57,000).Vardar and Levski will ...

Pope to visit Bulgaria, Macedonia in May in busy travel year

Europe 12/13/18, 09:42

Pope Francis is travelling in May to the Orthodox countries of Bulgaria and Macedonia, where he will pay tribute to Macedonian-born Mother Teresa, officials said Thursday.During the May 5-7 trip, Francis will visit the Bulgarian cities of Sofia and Rakovski, followed by a stop in the Macedonian capital Skopje en ...

Bulgarian police seize huge amount of weapons during raids

Europe 12/05/18, 10:21

Bulgarian authorities say they have seized a huge amount of weapons and munitions during police raids in the capital Sofia and a small village in central Bulgaria.Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said the amount of high quality weapons confiscated by police exceeded that available to the country's special force unit.This photo ...

Update: Bulgaria says it won’t sign UN migration pact

Europe 11/12/18, 11:51

The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):6:50 p.m.Bulgarian officials are signaling the country will not sign a global pact to promote safe and orderly migration, saying that it would harm national interests.The floor leader of the main ruling center-right GERB party in parliament, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, said after a ...

Netanyahu decries writer’s death, stresses Saudi stability

Europe 11/02/18, 11:26

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday called the slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi a horrendous act that "should be duly dealt with" in a way that doesn't undermine Saudi Arabia's stability.Netanyahu said at a news conference in Bulgaria that Iran is a bigger threat than Saudi Arabia and ...

Israel’s Netanyahu warns Europe of possible attacks by Iran

Europe 11/01/18, 16:41

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling Iran the "most potent force of militant Islam" and is warning Europe of possible Iranian attacks on its soil.Speaking to reporters Thursday after talks with his Bulgarian counterpart, Netanyahu said radical Islam is a threat to the world, and that Israel has recently ...

Suspect says he didn’t mean to kill Bulgarian journalist

Europe 10/19/18, 06:19

A Bulgarian court has ordered a suspect in the rape and slaying of a television journalist to remain in custody until his trial.Severin Krassimirov told reporters before the district court hearing in Ruse on Friday that he killed Viktoria Marinova, but didn't mean to.Severin Krasimirov, the suspect arrested in ...

German prosecutors: man admits Bulgarian journalist attack

Europe 10/12/18, 04:31

German prosecutors say the suspect arrested in the slaying of a Bulgarian television journalist has confessed to the attack but denies raping and robbing her.The Celle prosecutors office said Friday that the suspect, who has been identified in Bulgaria as 21-year-old Severin Krassimirov, told them he had not meant to ...

Suspect in Bulgarian journalist slaying arrested in Germany

Europe 10/10/18, 02:46

Officials in Bulgaria say a suspect in the rape and killing of an investigative journalist has been arrested in Germany.Bulgaria's prosecutor general, Sotir Tsatsarov, confirmed the arrest of Severin Krasimirov, a Bulgarian citizen, but gave no further details.Interior Minister Mladen Marinov said investigators had found DNA evidence on the clothes and body ...

Being killed for their work is growing risk for journalists

U.S. 10/09/18, 14:28

Journalists are familiar with the risks of reporting from war-torn lands, but the recent death or disappearance of three people in Turkey, Bulgaria and Mexico illustrates the growing dangers to reporters targeted for practicing their craft.Authorities in Turkey are searching for Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post who ...

Update: Arrest made in connection to Bulgarian slaying

Europe 10/09/18, 06:30

The Latest on the slaying of a female journalist in Bulgaria (all times local):12:15 p.m.Bulgarian national radio reports that a suspect has been arrest in connection with the slaying of Bulgarian television reporter Viktoria Marinova, whose body was found dumped after she highlighted possible government corruption.Tuesday's report said that according ...

Bulgaria probes EU funds misuse after slaying of journalist

Europe 10/09/18, 05:18

Bulgarian prosecutors have opened an investigation into the suspected misuse of European Union funds, following the brutal slaying of a television reporter who highlighted possible government corruption.The interior ministry announced the probe late Monday. Television reporter Viktoria Marinova, whose strangled body was found Saturday, hosted a show last month where ...

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