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Bulgarian Foreign Ministry: No Bulgarian nationals were injured in yesterday’s car ramming Incident near Paris

Bulgarian Foreign Ministry: No Bulgarian nationals were injured in yesterday’s car ramming Incident near Paris

08:22 | 15.08.2017 | by Standartnews
(August 15, 2017 Sofia) – No Bulgarian nationals were killed or injured in yesterday's car ramming incident near Paris, France, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry has said. Local authorities say a man who may have been trying to kill himself rammed his car into a pizzeria east of Paris on Monday, killing a 13-year-old girl and injuring her younger brother and at least 11 others. The driver was immediately arrested and did not offer any resistance. French Interior Ministry...
Lebanese Authorities Harass Bulgarian National at Beirut Airport

Lebanese Authorities Harass Bulgarian National at Beirut Airport

13:49 | 13.08.2017 | by Standartnews
(Sofia, August 13, 2017 Sofia) Bulgarian national Joseph Al-Ahmed, a film director doing a BA in Moscow, Russia, the son of renowned Bulgarian journalist Olya Al-Ahmed, and his disabled cousin, traveling with a Syrian passport, were not allowed to board Friday's (August 11th, 2017) flight of the Aegean Airlines from Beirut to Moscow via Athens, because of a recent ordinance disallowing Syrian nationals to pass through the territory of Greece without valid transit visas. They were...
Tsvetan Vassilev Seeks Help under Magnitsky Act

Tsvetan Vassilev Seeks Help under Magnitsky Act

08:43 | 08.08.2017 | by Standartnews
(Sofia, August 8th, 2017) – Tsvetan Vassilev, Bulgaria's notorious ex-banker, is now pushing to be the first case considered under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, a law passed by Congress that allows the government to levy sanctions in retaliation for human rights abuses and corruption. Tsvetan Vassilev, once named the most influential man in Bulgaria by Forbes, claims his country is persecuting him with false and politicized charges. He recently hired the...
Vladimir Putin Wishes Prosperity to Friendly Bulgaria

Vladimir Putin Wishes Prosperity to Friendly Bulgaria

11:47 | 04.08.2017 | by Standartnews
(Sofia, August 4, 2017) - Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the signing of the treaty on friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries. "Russian-Bulgarian relations have a long and rich history. The bonds of brotherhood, cultural and spiritual closeness that connect our peoples shall never wear thin, "he wrote in a congratulatory telegram posted on The Kremlin's website. President...
Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Calls for Better Road Infrastructure on the Balkans during Bosnia Visit

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Calls for Better Road Infrastructure on the Balkans during Bosnia Visit

10:56 | 04.08.2017 | by Standartnews
(Sofia, August 4, 2017) – "The lack of interconnectivity is a big problem for the Balkan countries – we need better roads, railway infrastructure, we need natural gas and electric grid interconnectors," Bulgaria's foreign minister Ekaterina Zaharieva told Bosnia's state TV channel BHRT. As regards next year's Bulgarian presidency of the EU and the European perspective of the West Balkan countries, which is said to be its top priority, Mrs. Zaharieva said that Bulgaria's...
Turkish Police Bust 2 Bulgarian Women with 44 kg of Heroine

Turkish Police Bust 2 Bulgarian Women with 44 kg of Heroine

10:50 | 03.08.2017 | by Standartnews
(August 3, 2017 Sofia) – Two Bulgarian women aged 36 and 22 have been busted by the Turkish police at the Bulgarian-Turkish with a load of 44 kg of heroine hidden in a secret compartment on their vehicle, Turkey's private broadcaster CNN Turk has said. The two women have been charged with drug trafficking before. A joint Bulgarian-Turkish police operation is under way. The two women had involved in a drug-trafficking scheme to smuggle heroine from Turkey into Bulgaria. The police...
Zoran Zaev Optimistic about Macedonia’s European Future

Zoran Zaev Optimistic about Macedonia’s European Future

12:35 | 02.08.2017 | by Standartnews
"Macedonia and Bulgaria have a lot of common history and this is the stepping stone for Macedonia's European and Euro-Atlantic future," Macedonia's PM Zoran Zaev said during yesterday's ceremony in Skopje that marked the 114th anniversary of the Ilinden–Preobrazhenie Uprising. The ceremony was also attended by a large Bulgarian delegation, led by PM Boyko Borisov. „The Republic of Macedonia's future is bright and everyone is welcome to come and live in this nice land," Zaev...
Bulgarian Baby Born On Board Lufthansa Flight

Bulgarian Baby Born On Board Lufthansa Flight

17:44 | 28.07.2017 | by Standartnews
(July 28, 2017, Sofia) - A Bulgarian baby boy was born onboard a flight of the German air carrier Lufthansa. Little Nikolay came to this world at 39,000 feet, or about 11,800 meters, in the sky high above the Atlantic Ocean, the Lufthansa press office said. On July 26th Lufthansa flight LH543 from Bogota to Frankfurt was quite special for the passengers and the cabin crew alike. At 10:37 UTC, a 38-year-old Bulgarian woman by the name of Desislava gave birth to a healthy boy while...
One of the Two Bulgarian Women Arrested in Turkey Has Just Been Released

One of the Two Bulgarian Women Arrested in Turkey Has Just Been Released

12:08 | 28.07.2017 | by Standartnews
(July 28, 2017, Sofia) - One of the two Bulgarian women arrested in Turkey on suspicions of participation in terrorist activities, was released late last night. Reportedly, the woman called Bulgaria's consul in Ankara to inform him of her release from custody. Her daughter, however, is still being questioned by the Turkish anti-terrorist authorities. Meanwhile, the prosecutor on the case has sent a fax to Bulgaria's General Consulate in Istanbul, in which he writes that he has not...
Two Bulgarian Nationals Arrested in Turkey, IM Sends an Inquiry

Two Bulgarian Nationals Arrested in Turkey, IM Sends an Inquiry

11:31 | 28.07.2017 | by Standartnews
(Sofia, July 28, 2017)- "I have asked the head of the International Cooperation Department of the Interior Ministry (IM) to send an inquiry to the Turkish colleagues as to why and on what grounds the two Bulgarian nationals have been detained," IM Chief Secretary, Senior Commissioner Mladen Marinov, told bTV this morning. He said that the Bulgarian consulate in Turkey has confirmed the information about the arrest. "The detained Bulgarian citizens are mother and daughter. They have...
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