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  • Bulgarian Borders Sealed for Undocumented Migrants - Prime Minister

    09/19/2015 7:13:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    APA ^ | September 20, 2015
    Baku-APA. Bulgaria closed the border for undocumented migrants amid deteriorating crisis, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said Saturday, APA reports quoting Sputnik. “Bulgaria closed the border for illegal migrants. Anyone who wants to cross legally will pass, the rest – no,” Borissov said, as quoted by the Bulgarian OFFNews website. The country’s authorities cooperate with the Turkish police holding migrants 25 miles off the border with Bulgaria, the prime minister added. On Thursday, the Bulgarian Interior Ministry pledged to deploy up to 1,000 troops to strengthen its border with Turkey. The European Union is grappling with a migrant crisis as hundreds...
  • Bulgarian Orthodox Church Restores Liturgical Commemoration of Czar Simeon II

    05/04/2015 6:08:06 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Independent Balkan News Agency ^ | 04-30-2015 | Clive Leviev-Sawyer
    The Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s governing body, the Holy Synod, has decided to include a blessing for Simeon Saxe-Coburg as “His Majesty Simeon II, Tsar of the Bulgarians” in public and private worship. The proposal was made to the Holy Synod by Nikolai, Metropolitan of Plovdiv. Born in 1937, Saxe-Coburg became king of Bulgaria in 1943 after the sudden death of his father, Boris III. Because he was a minor, there was a regency of three. On the communist takeover in Bulgaria at the end of World War 2, a “People’s Court” process was initiated which led to thousands of deaths,...
  • 47,000 Bulgarians and Romanians enter UK in a year: Number who now live here has increased fivefold

    12/30/2014 6:08:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 29, 2014 | Jack Doyle
    More than a quarter of a million Romanian and Bulgarian nationals now live in Britain – a figure that has risen by almost 50,000 over the past 12 months. The number based here has increased more than fivefold in eight years – making up the equivalent of a city the size of Wolverhampton. The figures, which are published today by Oxford University’s respected Migration Observatory, are based on analysis of the official Labour Force Survey.
  • ‘Tit for Tat’ - Obama Admin official describes Bulgarian attack as ‘tit for tat’ reprisal

    07/20/2012 8:12:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/20/12 | staff
    In the aftermath of the bombing of a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the Obama administration included an Iranian-American anti-Israel group in a White House meeting and characterized the terror attack as a “tit-for-tat” reprisal by Iran. Wednesday, officials from the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC) attended a White House roundtable event for Iranian-American community leaders that featured Valerie Jarrett, one of President Obama’s closest advisers. NIAC bills itself as an Iranian-American community organization, but its work focuses on softening U.S. policy toward Iran. It advocates removing sanctions on Iran and attempted to scuttle Dennis Ross’s promotion to an Iran...
  • Baker Serves Cocaine-Sprinkled Cookies to Greek Funeral Guests

    08/31/2011 3:33:19 PM PDT · by southernnorthcarolina · 20 replies ^ | August 31, 2011
    ATHENS -- A Bulgarian baker was arrested after serving cocaine-sprinkled cookies to guests at a Greek funeral, news website Novinite reported Wednesday. Mourners phoned for help after the traditional Greek cookies caused them to act strangely, and police discovered the cookies were sprinkled with cocaine instead of powdered sugar. The baker, who is a Bulgarian national, was involved in drug trafficking and sent the cookies to the funeral service by mistake, police said.
  • 'British Woman Beheaded' In Tenerife

    05/13/2011 8:45:09 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 75 replies
    Sky News ^ | May 13th 2011 | Staff
    A British woman has been stabbed and beheaded in Tenerife, according to reports. The woman was reportedly attacked in a supermarket in the town of Los Cristianos on the island. A Bulgarian man has been detained by Spanish police. Spanish media reported that witnesses saw the man enter a Chinese supermarket at the Valdes Shopping Centre and, without saying a word, attacked the woman with a knife, cutting her head off. Manuel Reveron, a local a councillor for citizen security said: "Apparently this gentleman without any motive or any reason, although for this there is no reasoning, entered the shop...
  • Two Foreign Nationals Sentenced for Roles in International Money Laundering Scheme...

    12/04/2009 2:24:37 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 398+ views
    US - ^ | December 3, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 3, 2009 Two Foreign Nationals Sentenced for Roles in International Money Laundering Scheme Involving Online Sales Two Bulgarian nationals have been sentenced in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia for their roles as money launderers for a transnational criminal group based in Eastern Europe, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division. Ivaylo Vasilev Pletnyov, 39, of Svishtov, Bulgaria, was sentenced yesterday to four years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman for conspiracy to commit money laundering. Pletnyov was...
  • Bulgarian farmer swaps wife for goat

    04/11/2008 7:28:55 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 36 replies · 505+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | April 11, 2008 | The Telegraph UK
    A luckless Bulgarian farmer who was been married three times has decided to try his hand at marriage one last time - with a goat. Stoil Panayotov exchanged his third wife with Elena the eight-year-old goat at a livestock market in March - because she couldn't provide him with a child. The extraordinary deal was concluded in front of a stunned crowd in the market town of Plovdiv, central Bulgaria. advertisement"The day before a friend told me that he has had no luck with women and that he really liked my wife," says the 54-year-old. "The deal was reached when...
  • Mystery in Brooklyn: Bomb factory at Columbia University professor’s home (compare to NYT report)

    01/22/2008 9:13:49 AM PST · by enough_idiocy · 61 replies · 286+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | January 22, 2008 10:03 AM | Michelle Malkin
    Police stumbled upon a bomb-making factory Sunday in the home of a Columbia professor who specializes in the spread of infectious disease - and are investigating whether he and his roommate have terror ties. Cops evacuated the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood around the Remsen St. home of Michael Clatts, a medical anthropologist, after finding seven pipe bombs fitted with fuses in his flat, police sources said. The frightening cache was discovered almost by accident - Ivaylo Ivanov, the man living with Clatts, accidentally shot off the tip of his left index finger and sought police help in the street about 1:15...
  • Bush urges release of Bulgarian nurses in Libya

    06/11/2007 3:14:04 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 364+ views
    Swissinfo ^ | June 11 2007 | Caren Bohan and Tsvetelia Ilieva
    By Caren Bohan and Tsvetelia Ilieva SOFIA (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Monday it was a high priority for the United States to win the release of five Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death in Libya for infecting children with HIV. Ending an eight-day European tour in Bulgaria, Bush also called for an exchange of information with Russia on the planned U.S. missile defence shield in central Europe and said he regretted the collapse of an immigration bill back home. "We strongly support the release of the Bulgarian nurses in Libya," Bush told a news conference in Sofia....
  • Ancient Bulgarian Sanctuaries "Older" Than Egyptian Pyramids

    05/16/2007 12:40:25 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 971+ views
    Novinite ^ | 5-16-2007
    Ancient Bulgarian Sanctuaries "Older" than Egyptian Pyramids 16 May 2007, Wednesday Bulgarian scientist will try to prove their hypothesis that the rock sanctuaries of Tatul and Perperikon in the Eastern Rhodopi Mountains are more ancient than Egyptian pyramids. To prove their hypothesis, the scientists will organize the biggest archaeology expedition in the country that will be situated near the southern town of Kardzhali. The top Bulgarian archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov will lead the expedition. The hypothesis of the rock sanctuaries' age was voiced some months ago by two Bulgarian historians. According to them the first cuts in the rocks there date...
  • South Carolina Prosecutors Charge 28 in Marriage-for-Citizenship Scam

    05/11/2007 5:51:24 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 8 replies · 626+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 11, 2007 | Unknown
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — More than two dozen men and women are accused of arranging or participating in marriages with Bulgarians to help the foreigners evade U.S. immigration laws, a federal prosecutor said Thursday. The scheme, which involved U.S. citizens being recruited and paid to marry Bulgarians, appears to have started in 1997, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin McDonald said. He would not comment on money amounts. "The allegations are that this was a ring, a conspiracy, to engage in fraudulent marriages," he said. A federal indictment charged 13 Bulgarians and 15 U.S. citizens with conspiring to arrange or participate in the...
  • Bulgaria's president wins re-election, but faces challenges

    11/02/2006 8:27:24 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 3 replies · 179+ views
    Xinhua ^ | October 31, 2006
    Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov was re-elected in a run-off election against Volen Siderov, leader of the nationalist Attack party, Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission announced on Monday. Parvanov's re-election strengthened the dominant position of his Socialist Party in Bulgaria's governmental institutions, ahead of its accession to the EU on Jan. 1, 2007. Parvanov, a former leader of the Socialist Party, was first elected president in 2001 for a five-year term, and took office in 2002. During his first five-year term as president of the Balkan country, Parvanov managed to smooth the ties of his ruling Socialist Party with other political parties,...
  • Global Gypsy party, From being persecuted to celebrating their roots, old and new Roma musicians

    10/05/2006 7:10:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 367+ views ^ | 09.27.06 | MARTY LIPP
    Romanticized and persecuted, celebrated and shunned, Gypsies have become a growing presence in the world music circuit since the fall of Communism -- yet the everyday prejudice they face across Europe has persisted, and sometimes worsened. Even the word "Gypsy" is a misunderstanding, based on the notion that they are descended from Egyptians, though their ancestors actually migrated in the 11th century from Rajasthan in northwestern India. In recent years, the name they call themselves in the Romani language, Roma, has been increasingly embraced. By the 15th century, there were Roma communities in Eastern Europe, as well as the Iberian...
  • Outcry as border guards seize British 'dirty bomb' lorry heading for Iran

    07/24/2006 8:47:37 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 35 replies · 2,486+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 22, 2006 | Jason Lewis
    Border guards seized a British lorry on its way to make a delivery to the Iranian military - after discovering it was packed with radioactive material that could be used to build a dirty bomb. The lorry set off from Kent on its way to Tehran but was stopped by officials at a checkpoint on Bulgaria's northernborder with Romania after a scanner indicated radiation levels 200 times above normal. The lorry was impounded and the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NPA) was called out. On board they found ten lead-lined boxes addressed to the Iranian Ministry of Defence. Inside each box...
  • Bulgarian Contingent Officially Joins Forces With Americans

    06/23/2006 7:15:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 292+ views
    DIYALA PROVINCE, Iraq, June 23, 2006 – Charged with providing security at the Multinational Force Iraq Temporary Interview and Protection Facility here that houses nearly 200 protected people and refugees, the First Guard Company from Kazanluk, Bulgaria, received the personal congratulations of its nation's ambassador to Iraq at a formal ceremony here yesterday. Bulgarian Ambassador to Iraq Valeri Ratchev speaks to Bulgarian and American soldiers, June 22. The ambassador was on hand to witness the First Guard Company's completion-of-training ceremony. The Bulgarians are responsible for security of the Multinational Force Iraq Temporary Interview and Protection Facility in Iraq's Diyala...
  • Bulgarian Archaeologists Uncover Treasure Of Thousands Of Golden Ornaments

    08/17/2005 4:37:50 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 959+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 8-17-2005
    Bulgarian archeologists uncover treasure of thousands of golden ornaments Canadian Press Wednesday, August 17, 2005 SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - Archeologists working a dig in central Bulgaria have unearthed some 15,000 miniature rings and other gold ornaments that date to the end of the third millennium BC - a find they say matches the famous treasure of Troy, scholars announced Wednesday. The 4,100- to 4,200-year-old golden ornaments have been gradually unearthed over the past year from an ancient tomb near the central village of Dabene, 120 kilometres east of the capital, Sofia, according to Prof. Vasil Nikolov, the consultant on the...
  • From the dark side (Bulgarian mercenary ex-KLA)

    04/18/2005 7:41:35 AM PDT · by joan · 6 replies · 568+ views
    Sofia Echo ^ | April 18, 2005
    A Bulgarian who was, by his description, a Kosovo freedom fighter (KLA-Kosovo Liberation Army) or, as he now calls himself, a paid mafia mercenary, tells HUGH FRASER about his experiences during the 1999 conflict. IVAN, 39, is a well-dressed, war-scarred Bulgarian national who is no longer in the country. He seldom smiles; he gave this interview because he wants to purge himself of his deep and dark secrets. Ivan is not his real name; he is being sought, he says, for war crimes against humanity. His dark brown eyes seem to reflect images of death; some of his secrets will...
  • Orthodox in the City (On the occasion of my first second Christmas.)

    01/10/2005 3:59:53 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 463+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 1/10/2005 | Shawn Macomber
    BOSTON -- I'll never get to relay my appreciation properly to Pope Gregory XIII. It's not entirely my fault: He died on April 10, 1585. Not to mention, communication between the Baby Boomers and Gen Xers is tough enough with only a couple of generations separating them, never mind the 21 generations between Pope Gregory and me. Still, this year I'd like to reach out through the gauzy haze of the netherworld is to thank him for the gift he sent me this week (inadvertently, I'm sure): A second Christmas. I'm not complaining: Christmas was great this year. My first...
  • Bulgarian soldier dies after Iraq bomb attack

    10/24/2004 2:09:22 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 5 replies · 236+ views
    Reuters ^ | 24 Oct 2004
    SOFIA, Oct 24 (Reuters) - A Bulgarian soldier died and three others were wounded on Sunday when a car bomb exploded near their military convoy in the southern Iraqi city of Kerbala, government and military officials said. "He died while being transported from the hospital in Kerbala to Baghdad," a military source, who did not wish to be named, told Reuters. Government spokesman Dimitar Tsonev confirmed the soldier's death and said three others had been wounded in the attack, which occurred on Sunday afternoon. Earlier in the day, the defence ministry had said only two soldiers had been wounded. Tsonev...
  • Body of second Bulgarian kidnapped in Iraq identified

    08/11/2004 8:59:18 AM PDT · by TexKat · 232+ views
    AFP ^ | 8-11-04
    SOFIA (AFP) - The Bulgarian foreign ministry said that the body of a second Bulgarian hostage, kidnapped in Iraq last month, had been identified as that of Ivailo Kepov, BTA news agency reported. Kepov, a 32-year-old truck driver, was identified in a DNA test carried out by US experts in the US state of Delaware. He was killed by a group linked to the Al-Qaeda network. Kepov and another truck driver, Georgy Lazov, 30, were taken hostage on July 8 near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Lazov was also beheaded and his body identified on July 22.
  • Bulgarian Archaeologists Find 3,000 Year-Old Pictograms, Say May Be Thracian Script

    08/04/2004 10:48:58 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 800+ views
    21:05 - 03.08.2004Bulgarian Archaeologists Find 3,000 Year-old Pictograms, Say May Be Thracian Script SOFIA (bnn)- Archaeologists exploring remains of a Bronze Age fortress in southern Bulgaria said Tuesday they found traces of primitive scripture supposed to have been used by Thracian tribes that once lived in that area. The pictograms, painted on 3, 000 year-old ceramic utensils, were found near the ancient Perperikon fortress, some 300 kilometers (186 miles) southeast of Sofia, archaeological team leader Nikolay Ovcharov told state TV. He said the discovery could back a still unconfirmed hypothesis that the Thracians, had a script of their own. The...
  • Bulgarian Woman Killed in Macedonia

    05/19/2004 1:04:37 PM PDT · by joan · 5 replies · 327+ views ^ | May 19, 2004
    The information was confirmed by Bulgarian Ambassador to Macedonia Alexander Yordanov, who is still waiting for the overall police investigation to finish. Teodora Angelova, born in the Danube town of Rousse, was shot together with three Macedonians by an unknown assailant, who, according to witnesses, opened gun fire and then ran away. The murder reportedly happened in a local night bar of the neighbourhood of Mala Recitsa, in the predominantly Albanian-ethnic town. This is the second case of Bulgarian women killed in the western neighbouring country, as three Bulgarians were found dead in a smaller town near Tetovo last January....
  • US wakes up to Osama's nuke dreams

    10/26/2001 12:51:57 AM PDT · by alithia · 12 replies · 1,485+ views
    the times of India | 10/26/01
    US wakes up to Osama's nuke dreams CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA TIMES NEWS NETWORK ASHINGTON: Alarm bells are clanging in the US and other western establishments over reports that Osama Bin Laden may have acquired or developed crude atom bombs with help from renegade Pakistani nuclear scientists. Accounts of Bin Laden's pursuit of nuclear weapons has been in the air for some time, but they acquired an added urgency this week following the arrest in Islamabad of two retired Pakistani nuclear scientists whose activities in Afghanistan were being scrutinised by western intelligence agencies. The scientists were reportedly taken into custody for questioning ...
  • Britain closes Bulgarian embassy

    11/27/2003 10:49:15 AM PST · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 196+ views
    The Times of India ^ | November 27 2003 | Reuters
    LONDON : Britain closed its embassy in Bulgaria for security reasons on Thursday, a week after suicide bombers killed more than 30 people in attacks on British interests in neighbouring Turkey . A Foreign Office spokesman said the embassy in the capital Sofia would initially remain shut for 24 hours, but would not give details of the security threat. "It will be closed for one day and we will be assessing the situation during the day," the spokesman said. "We are taking a precaution as a result of information received." Bombers in Istanbul attacked the British consulate and the offices...
  • Bulgarian President Calls Investigation Into Lightning-Hit Home (Hit 9 Times)

    05/17/2003 3:49:52 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 354+ views
    Ananova ^ | 5-16-2003
    Bulgarian president calls investigation into lightning-hit home The Bulgarian president has personally asked experts to investigate why a house has been struck by lightning nine separate times and always at the same hour of the day. President Georgi Parvanov said that the house in the southern Bulgarian village of Truncha needed to be looked at after the latest lightning strike this week. The owners of the house, the Cholakov family, have had two lightning conductors installed but the strikes have continued, local daily Monitor reported. Zekir Cholakov said the strikes always come at the same time of the day -...
  • Archaeological Discovery in Bulgaria Clue to Ancient Mystery

    02/14/2003 1:30:45 PM PST · by vannrox · 20 replies · 773+ views ^ | 2003-02-13 | Novinite editorial Staff
     Subscribe for free at Archaeological Discovery in Bulgaria Clue to Ancient Mystery2003-02-13Bulgarian archaeologists discovered an oval ritual hall fitting the description that ancient historians gave to the Dionysus Temple in the Rhodope range famous for its splendor and mysteriousness in antique times and for the many failed attempts to determine its exact location in modernity. During an expedition in 2002, the team of archeologist Nikolay Ovcharov unearthed the hall inside of an ancient Thracian palace, some 250km southeast of Bulgaria's capital Sofia. The temple-palace is part of the dead city of Perpericon in Bulgaria's Eastern Rhodope Mountain that...
  • Bulgarian student arrested at airport not terrorist, federal prosecutors say

    10/02/2002 9:18:08 AM PDT · by John H K · 4 replies · 181+ views
    The Press (Atlantic City) ^ | October 2, 2002 | Neal Buccino
    After investigating the Bulgarian student who tried to board a plane at the Atlantic City International Airport with box cutters and scissors Sunday, federal prosecutors say they don't believe he is a terrorist or had any criminal plans. But Nikolay Volodiev Dzhonev, 21, still is accused under an anti-terrorism law enacted after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that makes it illegal to carry concealed items that could be considered weapons onto an aircraft - regardless of the suspect's motives. The Sept. 11 hijackers are believed to have been armed with box cutters. Dzhonev, reportedly a law student at the...