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Source: Possible 2nd suspect in Bulgaria bus attackupdated: Sat Jul 21 2012 08:39:00

Bulgarian police have been alerted to the possibility of a second suspect in a bomb attack that killed five Israeli tourists in Burgas, a high-level source in Bulgaria's Interior Ministry told CNN.

Bulgaria investigators seek clues to suicide bomber's identityupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 07:17:00

Investigators in Bulgaria are working around the clock to identify the man suspected of killing five Israeli tourists and a bus driver in an airport suicide bombing, the country's interior minister told reporters Friday.

Israelis killed in Bulgaria bus terror attack, minister saysupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 18:30:00

A deadly explosion on a bus carrying Israeli tourists at an airport in Bulgaria is "clearly a terrorist attack," Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Wednesday.

Barak: Israelis killed in terror attackupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 18:30:00

Deadly explosion on a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria is "a terrorist attack," said Israel's Defense Minister.

Statement: Israeli PM on bus explosion in Bulgariaupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 16:09:00

An explosion on a bus in Bulgaria has killed several Israeli tourists and injured others, say authorities.

Swiss humble Germany in Euro warm-up game; Spain second-string win updated: Thu Jun 07 2012 15:08:00

Germany's build-up to Euro 2012 suffered a setback Saturday with a 5-3 defeat to Switzerland in Basel.

Top seeds Li, Kvitova and Wozniacki march onupdated: Thu May 31 2012 13:37:00

Defending champion Li Na continued the defense of her French Open crown on Thursday with a second round win over Stephanie Foretz Gacon.

Moderate earthquake rattles Bulgariaupdated: Mon May 21 2012 21:02:00

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Bulgaria on Tuesday, about 14 miles outside the capital of Sofia, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Is Greek debt Bulgaria's gain?updated: Thu May 03 2012 12:42:00

Many Greek businesses are crossing the border into Bulgaria where industrial parks are springing up.

Greek businesses flee to Bulgariaupdated: Thu May 03 2012 12:42:00

Greece's economic problems may be having a negative impact across much of Europe, but one country could be benefiting from its troubles.

Kiwi versus big cat: Toddler confronts large, angry lion updated: Wed Jan 11 2012 01:56:00

It's normally a story of man versus beast -- but in this case the man is a three-year-old girl, and her wild encounter is thrilling online viewers around the world.

Girl challenges lion to staring contestupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 01:56:00

Three-year-old Sofia Walker comes face to face with a lion at a New Zealand zoo.

At least 55 dead, dozens missing after ship sinks in Russiaupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 12:44:00

At least 55 people are now known to have died when a ship sank with more than 200 people aboard on Russia's Volga River, state-run media reported Monday, citing the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry.

Swiss deny England in qualifier as Rooney gets new hairupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 19:52:00

While suspended star striker Wayne Rooney was recovering from a hair transplant, England's hopes of automatic qualification for Euro 2012 suffered a blow on Saturday as Switzerland claimed at 2-2 draw at London's Wembley Stadium.

Police in Greece, Bulgaria bust baby trafficking ringupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 19:46:00

Bulgarian and Greek police have arrested at least 11 people for allegedly trafficking babies, authorities in both countries said Tuesday.

Relics found may be John the Baptist'supdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 14:19:00

Archaeologists in Bulgaria say they have uncovered relics of John the Baptist on the Black Sea island of Sveti Ivan.

Are these the bones of John the Baptist?updated: Mon Aug 16 2010 14:19:00

In a region already rich with archaeological artifacts, the excavation of a small alabaster box containing a few pieces of bone amid the ruins of a medieval monastery might easily have passed unnoticed.

Buried alive for 40 hours in Haiti quakeupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 20:01:00

CNN's Soledad O'Brien talks to a quake survivor who was buried beneath the rubble about his life since the disaster.

A return to Haiti, planting seeds for the futureupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 20:01:00

I returned to Haiti in mid June, over a month after having produced a documentary called Rescued on two children whose precarious lives depend on an orphanage run by American Christian missionaries. I don't have another story to report. I just want to go back. I am haunted by these kids. Cendy Juene is just 6 and she has no one person in the world caring for her, just the kindness of the staff at the Light House orphanage. Mark Kenson Olibris, the caretaker at the orphanage, is a young man who has grew up there and now promises he will help rebuild Haiti. They are so resilient, so inspiring, they leave me wanting to know how life is unfolding in their shaky circumstances. I decide to take my oldest daughter Sofia who is nine. She looks totally thrilled we are going together. So am I. I see this as an opportunity to share with her a major lesson I have learned from my time in Haiti. That one person can change the world, if only by changing a piece of it.

Captain Berbatov quits Bulgarian teamupdated: Thu May 13 2010 11:38:00

Manchester United and Bulgaria striker Dimitar Berbatov has announced his retirement from international football with immediate effect.

Eastern Europe's golf revolutionupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 09:12:00

Golf was considered a sport of the capitalist elite and banned in Eastern Europe under the rule of communist regimes -- but in the 20 years since the Berlin Wall has fallen there has been a renaissance of the game in the region.

Golf grows in Eastern Europeupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 09:12:00

Eastern Europe takes a swing at golf investments. CNN's Justin Armsden reports.

Tourist bus crashes into crowd in Bulgariaupdated: Thu May 28 2009 06:52:00

Fifteen people were killed and four others seriously hurt when a tourist bus crashed into a crowd in eastern Bulgaria, the country's Interior Ministry said Thursday.

Mother of five adopted kids: 'I admire Madonna'updated: Fri Apr 03 2009 16:19:00

Malawi's decision to reject pop star Madonna's adoption of a local child has reignited global debate about the ethics of international adoption.

Football First XI: Best former Eastern Bloc playersupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 02:25:00

The Berlin Wall came down 20 years ago and in that time the world game has opened its arms to a tidal wave of talent from behind the former Iron Curtain.

Berbatov absence hits Bulgaria cup plansupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 16:21:00

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has been ruled out of Bulgaria's forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Republic of Ireland and Cyprus with an ankle injury.

Armed hijacker makes Bulgaria bus bomb threatupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 09:47:00

Police said Tuesday 37 passengers held when an armed gunman seized a bus in central Bulgaria have been released and the hijacker arrested.

Czechs apologize for controversial EU artworkupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 09:25:00

The Czech Republic has apologized for a controversial art installation it commissioned to mark its six-month presidency of the European Union.

Freezing Europeans suffer as gas dispute drags onupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 21:12:00

Silvia Todorova has been heating water in a cooking pot so she can bathe her eight-month-old son Daniel.

Artist apologizes after EU artwork sparks diplomatic rowupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 11:51:00

Bulgaria is a Turkish toilet, France is always on strike, Romania is a vampire theme-park and the UK... Well the UK doesn't exist.

World champions Italy battle to Sofia drawupdated: Sat Oct 11 2008 17:19:00

World champions Italy shrugged off a lengthy injury list to secure a battling 0-0 draw against Bulgaria in Sofia to leave them in prime position in World Cup qualifying Group 8.

Time.com: Ancient Buried Chariot Discoveredupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 20:00:00

Archaeologists have unearthed a 1,900-year-old well-preserved chariot at an ancient Thracian tomb in southeastern Bulgaria, the head of the excavation said Thursday

Time.com: Brussels Beats Up On Bulgariaupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 14:00:00

The European Commission slams the EU newcomer for failing to crack down on corruption and organized crime -- and cuts off funding worth hundreds of millions of dollars

Police in fresh 'umbrella assassination' probeupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 07:43:00

British detectives have launched a fresh probe into the umbrella assassination of Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov nearly 30 years ago, according to reports.

England and Croatia renew rivalryupdated: Sun Nov 25 2007 15:50:00

England have been drawn against Croatia, who eliminated them from Euro 2008, in the draw for the 2010 World Cup which was made in Durban on Sunday.

Bulgarian nuclear plant shuts downupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 23:13:00

A unit at a Bulgarian nuclear power station on the Danube River underwent an emergency shutdown Saturday, facility operators said.

Time.com: No Deaths for Libya HIV Caseupdated: Wed Jul 18 2007 14:35:00

The death sentences for five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor accused of infecting hundreds of Libyan children with HIV have been commuted to life in prison, Libya's foreign minister said Tuesday

Time.com: Gaddafi's Latest Victoryupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 18:15:00

With the case of imprisoned Bulgarian nurses about to be settled, the West's old enemy is refurbishing his image

Libya Nurses updateupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 03:51:00

Libya Nurses update

Manchev recalled to Bulgaria squadupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 13:22:00

Bulgaria coach Hristo Stoichkov has recalled Valladolid striker Vladimir Manchev to his squad for their Euro 2008 qualifier with Albania on March 28.

New members boost EU far right updated: Tue Jan 16 2007 11:00:00

Romania's arrival in the European Union has had one unexpected effect -- it has handed a significant bonus to the forces of the far right in the European Parliament.

Drogba makes Swedes pay for missesupdated: Wed Nov 15 2006 14:27:00

Didier Drogba struck in the 38th minute for the Ivory Coast to defeat Sweden 1-0 in an international friendly played at Le Mans in France on Wednesday.

Children of the revolution updated: Mon Oct 23 2006 06:07:00

This year, 2006, marks two significant anniversaries in the history of the former Soviet Union, anniversaries that in a sense bookend the disintegration of the once-formidable communist superpower.

Petrov shocks Bulgaria by quittingupdated: Thu Oct 12 2006 11:55:00

Bulgaria captain Stilian Petrov has quit international football, saying he does not want to play under national coach Hristo Stoichkov.

Dutch shade Albania to top groupupdated: Wed Oct 11 2006 16:43:00

Netherlands booked a 2-1 win over Albania on Wednesday to regain the lead in Euro 2008 qualifying Group G.

Early goals send Romanians to topupdated: Sat Oct 07 2006 17:07:00

Romania scored twice in the opening 10 minutes on their way to a 3-1 defeat of Belarus in Bucharest and top place in Euro 2008 Group G.

On this day in historyupdated: Thu Oct 05 2006 04:45:00

1908: Bulgaria proclaims its independence from the Ottoman Empire.

Q & A: Bulgaria, Romania's EU entryupdated: Tue Sep 26 2006 05:51:00

The EU has given the green light to the former Soviet bloc countries, Romania and Bulgaria, to join the 25-nation union from January 1. However, EU's latest arrivals are facing the toughest entry conditions in the blocs' history.

Romania include 13 exiles in squadupdated: Thu Sep 21 2006 13:58:00

Roma defender Cristian Chivu heads a 13-strong overseas contingent that will form the core of Romania's squad for next month's Euro 2008 Group G qualifier against Belarus.

Bulgaria without injured Berbatovupdated: Mon Sep 04 2006 11:02:00

Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov will miss Bulgaria's Euro 2008 qualifier against Slovenia on Wednesday due to a groin injury that could keep him out for two weeks.

Boyd, Burke fire Scotland victory updated: Thu May 11 2006 08:59:00

Rangers pair Kris Boyd and Chris Burke marked their Scotland debuts with two goals apiece in a 5-1 Kirin Cup win over Bulgaria.

Emergency teams battle Balkan floodupdated: Mon Apr 17 2006 04:28:00

Thousands of emergency workers in Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia are trying to bolster dikes along the swollen Danube River, which has surged to its highest level in more than a century.

Schalke too good for 10-man Levskiupdated: Thu Mar 30 2006 14:24:00

UEFA Cup favorites Schalke came from a goal down to beat 10-man Levski Sofia 3-1 in the first leg of their quarterfinal tie in Bulgaria.

Homing in on extra profitsupdated: Mon Mar 13 2006 12:10:00

Stocks and shares may offer an extra income, but for business travelers used to flitting from country to country, there's another option that can offer both healthy returns and healthy relaxation.

Berbatov keeps top Bulgarian awardupdated: Sat Dec 24 2005 08:26:00

Bayer Leverkusen striker Dimitar Berbatov has been named Bulgaria's player of the year for the second year in a row after a poll of sports writers.

Matthaeus made to wait by Hungaryupdated: Wed Dec 21 2005 12:35:00

Hungarian Football Association chiefs postponed a decision about the future of German coach Lothar Matthaeus at a meeting on Wednesday.

Bulgaria call up goalkeeper Linkovupdated: Thu Nov 10 2005 11:34:00

Bulgaria coach Hristo Stoichkov has added uncapped goalkeeper Iordan Linkov to his squad for the friendlies against Georgia and Mexico this month.

Holders CSKA face Marseille clashupdated: Tue Oct 04 2005 06:42:00

Holders CSKA Moscow will face former European champions Olympique Marseille in the UEFA Cup group stage following the draw in Nyon, Switzerland, on Tuesday.

UEFA holders CSKA face Midtyllandupdated: Fri Aug 26 2005 09:02:00

Holders CSKA Moscow will start the defense of the UEFA Cup against FC Midtylland of Denmark following the draw for the first round of the competition in Monaco on Friday.

Battle ahead for Bulgarian leftupdated: Sun Jun 26 2005 05:07:00

Bulgaria's opposition Socialists faced an uphill battle on Sunday after they won weekend elections but fell short of the absolute majority needed to form a government to lead the Balkan state into the European Union in 2007.

Fortune: How to Amp Your Mind and Bodyupdated: Mon May 30 2005 00:01:00

THANKS TO THE LUNKHEADS OVER AT Major League Baseball and the shenanigans of USA Track and Field, performance-enhancing drugs have gotten a bad name. Let's look at this for a minute. Isn't better p...

Ljungberg double sees Sweden homeupdated: Sat Mar 26 2005 13:14:00

Two goals from Fredrik Ljungberg and another from Erik Edman gave Sweden a comfortable 3-0 victory over 10-man Bulgaria to increase their grip on World Cup Group Eight.

Trio are added to Bulgarian squadupdated: Mon Mar 14 2005 09:51:00

Bulgaria coach Hristo Stoichkov has added forward Georgi Ivanov and midfielders Alexander Alexandrov and Daniel Borimirov to his squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Hungary.

Bulgaria: U.S. fire killed soldierupdated: Mon Mar 07 2005 07:15:00

A Bulgarian soldier in Iraq was killed last week by "friendly fire" from U.S. forces, according to the Bulgarian minister of defense.

Sweden overpower negative Hungaryupdated: Sat Oct 09 2004 14:38:00

Sweden outclassed a negative Hungary side 3-0 with goals from Fredrik Ljungberg, Henrik Larsson and Anders Svensson in their World Cup qualifier.

Roundup: Turkey beaten by Belarusupdated: Wed Aug 18 2004 16:01:00

Belarus handed Turkey the worst possible result before the 2002 World Cup semifinalists begin their 2006 qualifying campaign against Georgia, when they beat them 2-1.

Injured Keane out of Ireland squadupdated: Mon Aug 09 2004 12:27:00

Ireland manager Brian Kerr has left injured Tottenham striker Robbie Keane out of his squad for the international friendly against Bulgaria next week.

Hopes fade for Bulgarian hostages updated: Fri Jul 16 2004 05:32:00

Hopes for two Bulgarian hostages in Iraq are fading as the government awaits evidence that a headless body found in the Tigris River is one of its nationals.

Beheaded body 'could be Bulgarian'updated: Thu Jul 15 2004 14:23:00

A beheaded body pulled from the Tigris River may be one of two Bulgarian truck drivers held hostage by militants in Iraq, police in Mosul said.

Bulgaria hostages 'alive in Iraq'updated: Wed Jul 14 2004 03:19:00

Two Bulgarian hostages may still be alive, according to an Iraqi police chief, despite reports that one of them had been executed by Iraqi militants.

Bulgaria: Hostages 'still alive'updated: Sun Jul 11 2004 09:50:00

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry says it has information indicating two of its citizens held hostage in Iraq are alive, although a reported deadline set by the kidnappers had expired.

Bulgarian hostages 'may be alive'updated: Sat Jul 10 2004 10:12:00

The Bulgaria government believes that two of its citizens held hostage in Iraq may still be alive, even though a reported deadline set by kidnappers has expired.

Officials 'won't bow to militants'updated: Fri Jul 09 2004 07:58:00

Bulgaria and the Philippines say they will not bow to demands by suspected insurgents who kidnapped and threatened to kill their citizens in Iraq.

Bulgaria celebrates Olympic torchupdated: Wed Jul 07 2004 12:56:00

Georgi Ivanov, Bulgaria's first astronaut, opened the Olympic torch relay on Wednesday in the capital of Greece's northern neighbor.

Anguish as Italians are eliminatedupdated: Tue Jun 22 2004 16:20:00

Italy crashed out of Euro 2004 despite beating already-eliminated Bulgaria 2-1 with a stoppage-time goal from Antonio Cassano in Guimaraes on Tuesday.

Bulgaria battling for their prideupdated: Mon Jun 21 2004 13:00:00

Bulgaria coach Plamen Markov says he wants his players to show some pride in their final Group C match against Italy before they fly home from Euro 2004.

Danish coach plans to play to winupdated: Mon Jun 21 2004 09:47:00

Denmark coach Morten Olsen has rejected suggestions that neither side will play to win when the Danes meet Sweden in their final Group C match at Euro 2004 on Tuesday.

Denmark victory sends Bulgaria outupdated: Fri Jun 18 2004 13:53:00

Denmark beat Bulgaria 2-0 in a rugged Euro 2004 Group C match, sending the Bulgarians out of the tournament.

Ljungberg: relaxed mood a winnerupdated: Tue Jun 15 2004 13:28:00

Sweden midfielder Fredrik Ljungberg says his team's sensational opening to Euro 2004 was down to the squad's relaxed build-up to the tournament.

Larsson sharpens Sweden's attackupdated: Sun Jun 13 2004 04:02:00

Henrik Larsson believes his new strike partnership with Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ready to be put to the test in Sweden's Euro 2004 opener against Bulgaria in Lisbon on Monday.

Euro 2004 Team Previewsupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 11:52:00

Group A

Plasil makes mark in Czech warm-upupdated: Wed Jun 02 2004 14:38:00

Jaroslav Plasil hit his first international goal as the Czech Republic recorded their first win of the year, beating fellow Euro 2004 finalists Bulgaria 3-1 in Prague.

Bulgarian Todorov misses Euro 2004updated: Mon May 17 2004 10:49:00

Bulgaria will have to cope without injured striker Svetoslav Todorov for next month's European championship, coach Plamen Markov has revealed.

Bulgaria president shot at in Iraqupdated: Mon Apr 26 2004 05:57:00

Bulgaria's president has been shot at as he visited his country's troops in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, officials say.

Strike pair out of Bulgaria squad updated: Wed Apr 14 2004 11:44:00

Vladimir Manchev and Svetoslav Todorov have been omitted from Bulgaria's squad for their Euro 2004 warm-up match at home to Cameroon on April 28.

UK minister in migrants row quitsupdated: Thu Apr 01 2004 04:35:00

Under-fire British Immigration Minister Beverley Hughes has resigned after suffering biting criticism for flaws in the UK government's immigration system.

Roundup: Bulgaria draw with Russiaupdated: Wed Mar 31 2004 12:42:00

Euro 2004 qualifiers Bulgaria and Russia continued their preparations for this summer's finals in Portugal with a 2-2 draw in Sofia.

Money Magazine: Rebounding Emerging Markets Bond Funds Offer Lofty Yields--If You Can Handle The Risksupdated: Fri May 01 1998 00:01:00

Not too long ago, only investors with an Evel Knievel-like tolerance for risk would have considered emerging markets bonds. After all, as last fall's Asian economic crisis reverberated through deve...

Money Magazine: BOND FUNDSupdated: Mon Apr 01 1996 00:01:00

Rising interest rates, spawned by fears of accelerating inflation, depressed most domestic bond prices in February. That opened the door for funds that invest in foreign fixed-income securities. Th...

Fortune: WHY BULGARIA BUGS US SO MUCHupdated: Mon May 15 1995 00:01:00

Computer viruses, those digital scourges, are infecting America's PCs faster than chicken pox moves through a kindergarten. The number of known computer viruses trebled to about 6,000 over the past...

Fortune: EASTERN EUROPE IS ONE HOT MARKETupdated: Mon Jan 25 1993 00:01:00

-- From the Baltic to the Black Sea, Eastern Europeans are loading up on merchandise bearing U.S. brand names like Kodak, Kellogg's, Band-Aids, Rice-a- Roni, SlimFast, and Purina Cat Chow. Warsaw s...

Fortune: EUROPE'S GROWING MARKETupdated: Mon Dec 02 1991 00:01:00

By the turn of the century we will be talking about Greater Europe, one huge trading area of 450 million people living in at least 25 countries from Finland to Portugal to Bulgaria. The main tradin...

Fortune: HULLABALOO OVER HUSH PUPPIESupdated: Mon Nov 21 1988 00:01:00

The place locals go in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is Dondukov Street, a cobblestoned commercial strip where a marble-floored store is selling Hush Puppies shoes. Everybody in Bulgaria, it seem...

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