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Bulgarian nationalists march in honor of pro-Nazi general

Feb. 16, 2019 3:17 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian nationalists have marched through Sofia, the country's capital, to honor a World War II general known for his anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi activities. The annual Lukov March, staged by the far-right Bulgarian National Union, attracted hundreds of dark-clad supporters who...

World Jewish Congress concerned about neo-Nazism in Europe

Feb. 15, 2019 11:13 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The World Jewish Congress is voicing concern about the rise of far-right activities across Europe attempting to promote anti-Semitism, hatred, xenophobia, and Nazi glorification among young people. The organization's CEO, Robert Singer, said in a statement that "it is absolutely...

Investigative group names possible UK poisoning suspect

Feb. 14, 2019 12:59 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Bellingcat investigative organization says it has established the identity of an alleged Russian military intelligence officer who was in Britain when a Russian former double agent and his daughter were poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok. Bellingcat on Thursday identified the man as...

Bulgaria freezes accounts receiving millions from Venezuela

Feb. 13, 2019 12:11 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Officials in Bulgaria say they have frozen several bank accounts that received millions of euros transferred from Venezuela's state-owned oil company. Chief prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov said Wednesday that the money was meant to be eventually sent to accounts abroad. "All measures have...

Bulgaria, UK to investigate possible poisoning links

Feb. 11, 2019 9:42 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria and Britain said Monday they will jointly investigate possible connections between a poison attack on a Russian ex-spy in England that has been blamed on Russian military intelligence and the poisoning of the Bulgarian owner of an arms factory in 2015. Britain's ambassador...

Bulgaria to investigate 3rd suspect in UK ex-spy poisoning

Feb. 10, 2019 11:03 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria plans to investigate reports that a third suspect in the nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England allegedly was involved in a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria, a Bulgarian party official said Sunday. Tsvetan Tsvetanov of the ruling GERB party said the probe was being...

The Latest: Lindsey Vonn shows off her shiner

Feb. 6, 2019 10:02 AM EST

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 4 p.m. Lindsey Vonn was all smiles as she showed off the shiner she got in her crash at the world championships. In pictures Vonn published on her social media accounts Wednesday, the American skier had a bruised and...

Macedonia's leader hopes EU membership talks start in June

Feb. 4, 2019 4:02 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Macedonia's prime minister says he hopes his country can launch membership talks with the European Union in June now that an agreement to end a dispute with Greece has been ratified. Zoran Zaev negotiated a deal with his Greek counterpart last year that called for Macedonia to be...

Bulgaria still hopes to adopt euro by 2022

Jan. 29, 2019 9:54 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's prime minister said Tuesday that his country still aims to adopt the euro by 2022 despite some opposition by some local businesses that fear greater scrutiny of the economy. Speaking at a business forum in the capital, Boyko Borissov said that one of the big benefits of...

Bulgaria revokes citizenship for Russian millionaire Adonev

Jan. 28, 2019 12:06 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A Bulgarian official says the Bulgarian citizenship of Russian millionaire Sergey Adonev has been revoked over a 20-year-old fraud conviction in the United States. In an interview with the private bTV channel on Sunday, Bulgarian Vice President Iliana Yotova said she had signed the...