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Bulgarian lawmakers approve talks with U.S. on F-16 jet deal

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SOFIA Bulgaria's parliament approved the government's plan to start talks with the United States on buying eight new F-16 fighter jets to replace its ageing Soviet-made MiG-29s and improve compliance with NATO standards.

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Bulgaria's ancient Plovdiv celebrates as European culture capital 13 Jan 2019

PLOVDIV, Bulgaria Bulgaria's southern city of Plovdiv kicked off its year as an European Capital of Culture with a lights and music show on a 30-meter high tower in the city centre and fireworks that attracted hundreds late on Saturday despite chilly weather.

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Bulgaria ready to start talks with U.S. on F-16 jet deal 09 Jan 2019

SOFIA The Bulgarian government has approved a plan to start talks with the United States on buying eight new F-16 fighter jets to replace its ageing Soviet-made MiG-29s and improve compliance with NATO standards, the defence minister said on Wednesday.

Bulgaria would face 'major crisis' if Black Sea tensions worsen 07 Dec 2018

SOFIA Bulgaria would face a "major crisis" if military tensions in the Black Sea were to worsen, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Friday, after Russia's capture of three Ukrainian naval ships and its crews last month prompted fears of an escalation.

Bulgaria will shun U.N. migration pact 05 Dec 2018

SOFIA Bulgaria will not join a United Nations accord on regulating the treatment of migrants worldwide and would not attend the conference marking its formal adoption in Morocco next week, its centre-right government decided on Wednesday.

China says graft suspect extradited from EU state for first time 30 Nov 2018

BEIJING China has extradited a corruption suspect for the first time from a European Union member state, the country's top graft buster said on Friday, getting back from Bulgaria a former local official wanted for taking bribes.

Bulgarian government appoints new deputy PM after protests 21 Nov 2018

SOFIA Bulgaria appointed a deputy prime minister on Wednesday to replace Valeri Simeonov who resigned after weeks of street protests over remarks he made about disabled rights activists.

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Junior partner says to stay in Bulgarian coalition after resignation 17 Nov 2018

SOFIA The junior partner in Bulgaria's ruling centre-right coalition reaffirmed its support on Saturday for Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s 18-month-old government despite the resignation of one of its leaders.

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Bulgarian deputy prime minister Simeonov resigns 16 Nov 2018

SOFIA Bulgarian deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov resigned on Friday after several weeks of street protests over remarks he made about disabled rights activists.

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European Central Bank to assess six Bulgarian banks 12 Nov 2018

SOFIA European Central Bank (ECB) will conduct a comprehensive assessment of six Bulgarian banks as part of the Balkan country's bid to join the European Union's banking union, Bulgaria's central bank said on Monday.

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Trump proposes wall-for-DACA in bid to end U.S. government shutdown

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump proposed an immigration deal on Saturday in a bid to end a 29-day partial government shutdown, including temporary protections for "Dreamers" and other immigrants, but Democrats immediately dismissed it. | Video