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Hundreds attend funeral of murdered Bulgarian journalist

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RUSE, Bulgaria Hundreds of Bulgarians queued silently at a church in Ruse on Friday to pay their last respects to Viktoria Marinova, the television journalist whose brutal rape and murder shocked the country and triggered debates over freedom of the press.

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Bulgarian arrested in Germany, charged with journalist's murder 10 Oct 2018

SOFIA A Bulgarian man has been detained in Germany over the rape and murder of television journalist Viktoria Marinova, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said journalists in Bulgaria had total freedom to write and report. | Video

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Bulgaria police release Romanian questioned over journalist's murder 09 Oct 2018

RUSE, Bulgaria Bulgarian police questioned a Romanian man about the murder of TV journalist Viktoria Marinova on Tuesday but released him without charge and the country remains under international pressure to solve the crime.

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EU calls for fast inquiry into killing of Bulgarian journalist 08 Oct 2018

RUSE, Bulgaria The European Commission urged Bulgaria on Monday to conduct a rapid investigation into the killing of journalist Viktoria Marinova as hundreds of mourners held vigils in her hometown and cities throughout the Balkan country.

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Bulgarian investigative journalist killed, authorities say 07 Oct 2018

SOFIA A Bulgarian journalist who reported on an investigation into alleged corruption involving European Union funds has been murdered in the Danube town of Ruse, authorities said on Sunday.

Bulgarian Church turns down Russia's call for debate on Ukraine 05 Oct 2018

SOFIA The Bulgarian Orthodox Church on Friday turned down a call by the Russian Patriarch to hold talks to discuss a bid by the Ukrainian church to break away from Moscow's orbit.

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Bulgaria's crumbling Buzludzha Monument draws call for a rescue 28 Sep 2018

SOFIA A Brutalist concrete tribute to socialism, Bulgaria's UFO-like Buzludzha Monument has sat crumbling and abandoned atop a peak in the Stara Planina mountains since the collapse of communism in 1989.

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Bulgaria assembly backs reshuffle aimed at calming outcry over crash 20 Sep 2018

SOFIA Bulgaria's parliament on Thursday backed a cabinet reshuffle aimed at quelling a public outcry over a fatal bus accident that killed 17 people, approving new ministers of interior, regional development and transport.

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Bulgaria pledges solidarity with Hungary in rights standoff with EU 19 Sep 2018

SOFIA Bulgaria will support Hungary in its standoff with the European Union, a Bulgarian deputy prime minister said on Wednesday, adding that the countries of eastern Europe had to stand together in their dealings with Brussels.

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Christian pilgrims pray for miracles at Bulgarian holy site 14 Sep 2018

SOFIA Nadia Mironova drove 350 km with her ill eight-year-old son to a small monastery in southern Bulgaria, trusting, like hundreds of other Christian pilgrims, in faith and hope to help heal him.

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Pompeo meets Erdogan after talks with Saudis on missing journalist

ANKARA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Turkey's President and Foreign Minister on Wednesday to discuss the disappearance of a Saudi journalist as pressure mounted on the kingdom to provide answers following Turkish allegations he was killed. | Video