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Regional Museum of History in Sliven makes donation to Bessarabian Bulgarians in Moldova and Ukraine
Mar24

Regional Museum of History in Sliven makes donation to Bessarabian Bulgarians in Moldova and Ukraine

The Regional Museum of History (RMH) in Sliven has donated a few of its publications to the Hristo Botev Library in Chisinau, Moldova. The library was founded in 1992 by the Bulgarian diaspora in Moldova and is a subsidiary of the city library there. The books in it feature classical works of Bulgarian literature with the most popular being books...

The EU will Recall its Ambassador to Russia
Mar23

The EU will Recall its Ambassador to Russia

The European Union has recalled its ambassador from Moscow after leaders on the continent threw their weight behind Theresa May’s stance over the Salisbury attack. Several EU member states were poised to announce expulsions of diplomats, in a bid to dismantle Vladimir Putin’s spy network. Following a summit in Brussels to discuss the...

Cambridge Analytica: CEO Suspended, Zuckerberg Called to Testify in U.K. over Facebook’s use of Data
Mar21

Cambridge Analytica: CEO Suspended, Zuckerberg Called to Testify in U.K. over Facebook’s use of Data

LONDON — The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has been suspended, while government authorities are bearing down on both the firm and Facebook over allegations the firm stole data from 50 million Facebook users to manipulate elections. Cambridge’s board of directors suspended CEO Alexander Nix pending an...

EU’s Juncker Follows France, Germany in Congratulating Putin
Mar20

EU’s Juncker Follows France, Germany in Congratulating Putin

The European Union’s chief executive has written to Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his reelection, saying that Russia and Europe should “reestablish a cooperative pan-European security order”, according to Reuters. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker published the letter on his Twitter account on Tuesday,...

Angela Merkel Visits Poland in Bid to Thaw Chilly Relations
Mar20

Angela Merkel Visits Poland in Bid to Thaw Chilly Relations

German Chancellor Angela Merkel traveled to Warsaw on Monday for talks with Polish leaders aimed at improving relations which have been strained by disagreements on rule of law, immigration and refugee policy, and Poland’s new Holocaust law, as well as a new gas pipeline. On her second foreign trip since being sworn in for a fourth term as...

France ‘Does Not Recognize’ Russian Vote in Crimea
Mar19

France ‘Does Not Recognize’ Russian Vote in Crimea

France said on Sunday it would not recognize Russia’s election in the Crimea peninsula, four years to the day after Russia formally annexed the territory from Ukraine in a move slammed by the West as illegal. “Challenging borders by force is contrary to international law, including commitments made by the Russian Federation,”...

Vladimir Putin Wins Russian Elections with 76.65% of the Votes
Mar19

Vladimir Putin Wins Russian Elections with 76.65% of the Votes

Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia’s president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that “we are bound for success.” There had been no doubt that Putin would win in his fourth electoral contest; he faced seven minor candidates and his most...

Bulgaria Launches Natural Gas Hub Project with EU Support
Mar16

Bulgaria Launches Natural Gas Hub Project with EU Support

Bulgaria is creating a natural gas hub at its Black Sea coast. The Bulgarian energy ministry says the state-owned company Bulgartransgaz signed a 1.2 million-euro ($1.5 million) contract Thursday with a Bulgarian-Swiss consortium for a feasibility study. The European Union has pledged to provide 920,000 euros ($1.13 million) for the project....

Minister Karakachanov confirms: MIG-29 jets will be repaired by Russian producer
Mar16

Minister Karakachanov confirms: MIG-29 jets will be repaired by Russian producer

Bulgarian Minister of Defense Krassimir Karakachanov has confirmed there was a framework agreement for the repairs of the MiG-29 jet fighters of the Bulgarian Armed Forces. The agreement will soon be signed directly with the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG.Procedures for appealing the agreement by a Ukrainian company have been closed. Business...

Russia will Provide Logistics for the Bulgarian MiG-29 until 2022
Mar14

Russia will Provide Logistics for the Bulgarian MiG-29 until 2022

The Bulgarian Defense Ministry chose the Russian MiG Aircraft Corporation to provide the Air Force with the integrated logistics service for its 15 MiG-29 fighters for the next 48 months, Jane’s 360 reports. Bulgarian Defense Minister Krassimir Karakachanov signed the agreement on March 6 after talks with the Russian company ended on...

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