Latest Sofia News

British Foreign Secretary Cameron visits Eastern Europe to shore up support for Ukraine

Feb. 14, 2024 07:03 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — British Foreign Secretary David Cameron said Wednesday that nothing is more important now than strong support for Ukraine as it fights off Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression. Cameron, speaking to reporters in Sofia, said support is not just a...

Bulgaria's farmers are joining Europe-wide protests

Feb. 05, 2024 11:47 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Hundreds of angry farmers took to the streets in Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, on Monday to complain of what they called “the total failure” of the government to meet the mounting challenges of the agricultural sector. They called on Agriculture Minister...

Bulgarians celebrate the feast of Epiphany with traditional rituals

Jan. 06, 2024 09:17 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers dived into the wintry waters of rivers and lakes across Bulgaria on Saturday to retrieve crucifixes cast by priests in Epiphany ceremonies commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ. The legend goes that the person...

Bulgaria dismantles a Soviet army monument that has dominated the Sofia skyline since 1954

Dec. 13, 2023 18:20 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria on Wednesday began dismantling a monument to the army of the Soviet Union that dominated the skyline of the capital, Sofia, for nearly 70 years and was widely seen as a symbol of Russia’s influence in the Balkan country. The monument was erected in...