Looking for Man's origins in a Bulgarian savannah

2017-06-16 18:00

Scientists say seven million years ago the sunflower and maize fields in parts of southern Bulgaria were like an African savannah.

Australian would-be jihadist jailed in Bulgaria

2017-06-06 08:41

A Bulgarian court ha jailed an Australian man for four years for having tried to join the Islamic State group, the first terror-related conviction in the country.

Bulgarians jailed for baby sale in Greece

2017-04-28 22:06

Two Bulgarian men have been jailed for 10 years and a woman for six years for trafficking two pregnant women to sell their babies in neighbouring Greece.

5 killed in Bulgarian explosion

2016-12-10 16:34

Officials in Bulgaria say at least five people have been killed and 23 injured after a train derailed and containers of gas exploded.

Russia-friendly general wins Bulgaria presidential poll: exit polls

2016-11-14 06:48

Bulgaria risked plunging into fresh political turmoil after a Moscow-friendly general backed by the Socialist opposition won the presidential run-off, exit polls showed.

Bulgaria OKs ban on women wearing veils

2016-10-01 19:03

Bulgaria's Parliament has approved a law banning women from wearing veils that cover their faces in public.

Bulgarian court approves extradition of French terror suspect

2016-08-16 18:01

A Bulgarian court has ruled that a French citizen with family ties to the attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper in Paris will be extradited to France to face terror charges.

100s of trucks stuck at Greek-Bulgarian border

2016-02-17 17:00

Hundreds of trucks and cars are stranded at two Greek-Bulgarian border crossings after a blockade by Greek farmers was met with a retaliatory blockade by angry truck drivers on the Bulgarian side.

Egypt-bound plane makes emergency landing in Bulgaria

2015-11-19 11:31

A passenger plane flying to the Egyptian resort of Hurghada has made an emergency landing in Bulgaria after a bomb threat.

Bulgarian church urges govt to stop migrants

2015-09-25 19:52

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church has said the Balkan country's authorities should not let any more migrants cross its borders, encouraging government's determination to tackle an influx that has overwhelmed its neighbours.


Bulgaria arrests 23 in crackdown on border corruption

2017-06-14 13:35

Twenty-three customs officers and businessmen have been arrested in a probe into corruption at a major checkpoint on Bulgaria's border with Greece.

China steams to the rescue for Bulgaria's creaking railways

2017-04-30 12:00

After failing for years to attract funds for creaking infrastructure and ageing locomotives, help may be on the way from China.

Angry Bulgarians invade tracks to stop train

2017-01-13 22:12

A group of Bulgarian passengers did not want to be late so took the dangerous action of standing in front of an oncoming express train to make it stop.

Bulgaria premier resigns after party loses presidential vote

2016-11-14 15:01

Bulgaria's prime minister has handed in his resignation in parliament after results showed his party losing badly in the presidential runoff, opening the way for an early parliamentary election

Bulgaria opposition stuns PM in presidential poll

2016-11-07 22:11

A left-leaning air force general seen as sympathetic to Moscow has won Bulgaria's presidential election first round, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Just desserts: Serbia foils cake smuggling plot

2016-10-01 09:09

Serbian customs officials say they have seized half a ton of cake smuggled across the border from Bulgaria.

Southeast Europe flood warning

2016-05-03 22:34

Warnings have been issued in Bulgaria, eastern Greece and along Turkey's west coast mainly for heavy rain and large hail.

Bomb scare closes Bulgaria airport terminal

2015-12-01 16:52

Bulgarian authorities have evacuated a part of Sofia's international airport over concerns that a bomb was planted in a van parked outside a terminal, Nova TV reports.

Lure of gold draws hundreds to Bulgaria's rivers

2015-10-28 12:08

More than 2 000 years after the ancient Thracians crafted their exquisite jewelry from gold deposits in Bulgaria, hundreds are combing its rivers again.

Austria horror: Truck driver denies knowledge of grisly cargo

2015-09-03 21:28

One of the suspected drivers of the truck found abandoned in Austria with the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants inside, has denied knowing there was anyone on board.

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