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Angel Krasimirov

Bulgarian cosmonaut urges international cooperation for Mars, Moon missions

11 Apr 2019

SOFIA, April 11 Eastern Europe’s cosmonauts say their international crew's space flights in the 1970s and 1980s shows how Russia and the United States should cooperate in exploring space today.

Far-right activists stage torchlit march in Bulgarian capital

07 Mar 2019

(In Feb 16 story, corrects paragraph 3 to say some wore shirts with swastikas and made Nazi salutes before - not during - march and wreath-laying)

Bulgarian ruling party scraps election code revisions after opposition walkout

18 Feb 2019

SOFIA Bulgaria's ruling centre-right party GERB on Monday dropped plans to revise the election code after they prompted the main opposition Socialist Party (BSP) to walk out of parliament.

Bulgaria's largest opposition party votes to quit parliament

17 Feb 2019

SOFIA Lawmakers from Bulgaria's opposition Socialist Party (BSP) are leaving parliament for an unspecified period, saying fair elections could not be guaranteed following recent Election Code amendments.

Bulgaria examines possible link between Skripal, Sofia poisonings

11 Feb 2019

SOFIA Bulgaria is investigating a possible link between a nerve-agent attack on a former Russian spy in England in 2018 and the poisoning of an arms dealer in Sofia in 2015.

Tennis - Efficient Medvedev proves too strong for Fucsovics

10 Feb 2019

SOFIA Big-hitting Russian Daniil Medvedev brushed aside Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics 6-4 6-3 on Sunday to win the Sofia Open title, gifting himself an early birthday present.

Powerful Medvedev steals spotlight in Sofia

09 Feb 2019

SOFIA Big-hitting Daniil Medvedev stole the show at the Sofia Open on Saturday as he punched his way to an emphatic 6-2 6-4 victory over former world number six Gael Monfils to set up a final clash against Hungarian Marton Fucsovics. 

Tennis - Merciless Monfils hands Tsitsipas lesson in Sofia

08 Feb 2019

SOFIA Gael Monfils doled out another lesson in outstanding tennis, winning 93 percent of points on his first serve, as he reached the semi-finals of the Sofia Open on Friday with a 6-3 7-6(5) win over Greece’s emerging talent Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Tennis - Greek Tsitsipas struggles past stubborn Struff

07 Feb 2019

SOFIA Greek second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas had to fight hard before booking his place in the Sofia Open quarter-finals, securing a 7-6(5) 6-4 win over feisty German Jan-Lennard Struff on Thursday having enjoyed the backing of the Bulgarian crowd.

Tennis: Top seed Khachanov suffers early exit in Sofia

06 Feb 2019

SOFIA Russian top seed Karen Khachanov suffered a shock 6-7(6) 6-3 6-4 defeat by unheralded Italian Matteo Berrettini in the second round of the Sofia Open on Wednesday.

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