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 Party candidate, who is also running to replace Jean-Claude Juncker ...

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 day in Bulgaria, Francis sought to encourage both refugees and ...

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, second right, celebrates a mass in the Church of the ...

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 three-day trip to Bulgaria and Macedonia at Rome's Fiumicino International ...

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 Europe of Nations and Freedom alliance, attended a populist Bulgarian ...

Jansrud, Goggia lead downhill training at World Cup finals

Sports 03/11/19, 11:36

World champion Kjetil Jansrud and Olympic champion Sofia Goggia were fastest in downhill training runs Monday at the World Cup finals.Jansrud was 0.24 seconds faster than Johan Clarey, with Adrian Smiseth Sejersted and Christof Innerhofer tied for third, 0.32 behind.Beat Feuz leads the World Cup downhill standings by 80 points ...

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 been the cornerstone for arm control for decades.Stoltenberg said Friday ...

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 through downtown Sofia holding torches and Bulgarian flags and chanting ...

Zagitova wobbles but leads European champs short program

Sports 01/23/19, 09:09

Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova wobbled but still took the lead in Wednesday's short program at the European Championships.The defending champion from Russia survived an under-rotated triple loop and a shaky landing on a triple flip to score 75 points — a relatively low score by her standards but ...

Olympic downhill champion Goggia plans return from injury

Sports 01/16/19, 09:43

Olympic downhill champion Sofia Goggia is planning to return from injury this month but remains in doubt for the upcoming world championships.A spokesman for the Italian Winter Sports Federation says Goggia will participate in downhill training in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, beginning Jan. 24 with an eye toward competing in downhill and ...

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 ...

End of content

No more pages to load