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United States | Bulgaria’s Defense Modernization

United States – The United States welcomes Bulgaria’s defense modernization plans and looks forward to the country’s imminent selection of a new multirole fighter aircraft. As I emphasized during my phone call with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on December 18, and as Deputy Secretary Sullivan underlined during his visit to Sofia last weekend, the United … Continue reading United States | Bulgaria’s Defense Modernization

VATICAN CITY | Correction: Vatican-Bulgaria-Macedonia story

VATICAN CITY — In a story Dec. 13 about the pope’s May travel schedule, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Bulgaria is a former Soviet republic. During the Cold War, Bulgaria was one of the Soviet allies that formed the Warsaw Pact. A corrected version of the story is below: Pope to visit Bulgaria, Macedonia … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Correction: Vatican-Bulgaria-Macedonia story

United States | Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Marik String Travels to Lithuania and Bulgaria

United States – Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Marik String Travels to Lithuania and Bulgaria November 12-15, 2018. In Vilnius, Lithuania, Deputy Assistant Secretary String will join senior Department of State and Department of Defense officials on the U.S. delegation to the U.S.-Baltic Dialogue with senior government and military representatives from … Continue reading United States | Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Marik String Travels to Lithuania and Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria | Bulgarian money counterfeiters busted by authorities

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgarian authorities say they have successfully taken down an illegal counterfeit operation that was printing high quality bogus euro and U.S. dollar banknotes. Deputy chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev said Monday that counterfeit bills worth 11.5 million euros and US$2 million were seized in the “biggest illegal workshop dismantled in the last 11 … Continue reading SOFIA, Bulgaria | Bulgarian money counterfeiters busted by authorities

SOFIA, Bulgaria | Suspect says he didn’t mean to kill Bulgarian journalist

SOFIA, Bulgaria— A Bulgarian court has ordered a suspect in the rape and slaying of a television journalist to remain in custody until his trial. Severin Krassimirov told reporters before the district court hearing in Ruse on Friday that he killed Viktoria Marinova, but didn’t mean to. The 21-year-old Krassimirov said: “I regret it so … Continue reading SOFIA, Bulgaria | Suspect says he didn’t mean to kill Bulgarian journalist

BERLIN | Germany extradites suspect in Bulgarian reporter’s slaying

BERLIN — German authorities say the suspect arrested in the rape and slaying of a Bulgarian television journalist has been extradited to Bulgaria. Bernd Kolkmeier, a spokesman for prosecutors who had jurisdiction in the case, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the suspect was returned to Bulgaria on Wednesday. The 21-year-old suspect was apprehended … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany extradites suspect in Bulgarian reporter’s slaying

RUSE, Bulgaria | Man to be freed in slain Bulgarian journalist investigation

RUSE, Bulgaria — Bulgarian authorities on Tuesday will release and won’t charge a man taken into custody in connection with the slaying of Bulgarian television reporter Viktoria Marinova, whose body was found after she highlighted possible government corruption. The man, who wasn’t identified, would be freed “very shortly,” said Teodor Atanassov, chief police officer of … Continue reading RUSE, Bulgaria | Man to be freed in slain Bulgarian journalist investigation

RUSE, Bulgaria | The Latest: Mob investigator on case of journalist’s death

RUSE, Bulgaria — The Latest on the slaying of a female journalist in Bulgaria (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry says top investigators have been assigned to solve the “brutal” slaying of a Bulgarian journalist. The ministry said “a Romanian citizen of Ukrainian descent” was taken into custody Tuesday and others leads were … Continue reading RUSE, Bulgaria | The Latest: Mob investigator on case of journalist’s death