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Angel Krasimirov

Bulgaria has failed to halt spread of African swine fever in threat to pig industry

07 Aug 2019

SOFIA Bulgaria has failed to contain the spread of African swine fever, its deputy agriculture minister said on Wednesday amid concerns that the Black Sea country could lose its entire 600,000 pig breeding industry.

African swine fever hits sixth pig farm in Bulgaria

02 Aug 2019

SOFIA Bulgaria's veterinary authorities said on Friday they would cull 8,253 pigs after detecting an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm in the northeast of the country, the sixth industrial farm in the Balkan nation to be hit by the virus.

'Wizard' cybersecurity expert charged with record hack of Bulgarian tax agency

17 Jul 2019

SOFIA A 20-year-old Bulgarian cybersecurity worker has been arrested and charged with hacking the personal and financial records of millions of taxpayers, officials said on Wednesday, as police continue to investigate the country's biggest-ever data breach.

In systemic breach, hackers steal millions of Bulgarians' financial data

16 Jul 2019

SOFIA Bulgaria's finance minister apologized to the country on Tuesday after admitting hackers had stolen millions of taxpayers' financial data in an attack that one researcher said may have compromised nearly every adult's personal records.

Hackers hit Bulgaria, send data from Russian email - government

16 Jul 2019

SOFIA, July 16 Hackers stole thousands of Bulgarians' personal financial data and distributed it from a Russian-based email in an attack possibly related to the purchase of new F-16 fighter jets from the United States, the government said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 2-Bulgaria approves $1.26 billion deal to buy U.S. F-16 aircraft

10 Jul 2019

SOFIA, July 10 Bulgaria's government agreed with the United States on Wednesday to buy eight new Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters for its air force for $1.256 billion, the defence ministry said, its biggest military purchase since the fall of Communism.

Pope defends migrants during trip to immigration-adverse Bulgaria

06 May 2019

SOFIA, Bulgaria Pope Francis said on Monday the plight of suffering immigrants and refugees was "the cross of humanity," taking up their case for the second day of a visit to Bulgaria that has put him at odds with the government.

Pope on sensitive trip to Orthodox Bulgaria and North Macedonia

03 May 2019

VATICAN CITY/RAKOVSKI, BULGARIA Pope Francis starts a trip on Sunday to Bulgaria and North Macedonia where he will have to tread carefully because of sensitive relations with the dominant Eastern Orthodox Church in the two Balkan countries where Catholics are a tiny minority.

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)

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