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On a tightrope: Bulgarian circus defies odds during COVID pandemic

19 Oct 2020

SOFIA Sitting in his caravan in downtown Sofia, Alexander Balkanski, a former acrobat and trapeze artist and the founder of Bulgaria's largest circus, swings between hope and despair as he counts the emotional and financial costs of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UPDATE 1-No lockdown needed in Bulgaria to contain new wave of pandemic - IMF

18 Oct 2020

* Bulgaria reports 603 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday (Adds detail, more comments)

Bulgaria to hold talks with U.S. companies over new nuclear reactor

14 Oct 2020

SOFIA Bulgaria's government gave state-owned energy company Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) a green light on Wednesday to start talks with U.S. companies on plans to build a new nuclear reactor at its Kozloduy power plant, the energy minister said.

Communist-era mosaics at Bulgaria's controversial monument get life support

01 Oct 2020

BUZLUDZHA PEAK, Bulgaria Perched atop a mountain peak in central Bulgaria, a giant UFO-like concrete monument, built to glorify the Balkan country's communist rule, has been left to crumble since the totalitarian regime collapsed in 1989. | Video

Bulgarian court sentences two men to life in prison for 2012 bus bombing

21 Sep 2020

SOFIA A Bulgarian court sentenced two men of Lebanese origin to life in prison on Monday over a 2012 bus bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian driver, which Bulgarian authorities have blamed on Lebanon's Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah.

Thousands protest against Bulgarian government, scuffle with police

03 Sep 2020

SOFIA Thousands of Bulgarians rallied in front of the parliament in Sofia on Wednesday in one of the biggest protests so far in two months of demonstrations calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.

Bulgaria to spend $694 million to limit coronavirus blow to economy

27 Jul 2020

SOFIA Bulgaria will spend another 1.16 billion levs ($694 million/540 million pounds) to help its coronavirus-blighted economy, support frontline medics and protect vulnerable groups in the European Union's poorest member state, the prime minister said on Monday.

Bulgarian PM and his EU summit delegates test negative for coronavirus

24 Jul 2020

SOFIA Second coronavirus tests came in negative for Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his political team who attended an EU summit this week, the government said on Friday, after one member of the delegation earlier tested positive.

Protesters demand Bulgarian PM quits after he reshuffles ministers

23 Jul 2020

SOFIA Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov replaced his finance minister and others on Thursday in a reshuffle designed to quell a wave of anti-corruption protests at which demonstrators have called for Borissov's own resignation.

Bulgarian government survives no-confidence vote, protests continue

21 Jul 2020

SOFIA Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov's centre-right government survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday that was called during a wave of anti-corruption protests.

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