Bulgaria

  • At least ten dead in Bulgaria flooding June 20, 2014

    Sofia: At least ten people, including a child, died in heavy floods as torrential rain lashed Bulgaria, police said. The Black Sea city of Varna was particularly hard-hit yesterday, with cars swept away and streets and houses flooded. "We can confirm the death of ten people," Varna regional police chief Ivan Kalchev...
  • Bulgaria look for positives from another campaign failure October 16, 2013

    Sofia: Losing in Armenia was bad enough but a home defeat by the Czech Republic four days later gave Bulgaria the worst possible end to their World Cup qualifying campaign. They were second for most of the campaign but a 2-1 reverse against Armenia on Friday and 1-0 loss to the...
  • Nadal and Djokovic reach Monte Carlo semis April 20, 2013

    Monte Carlo: Rafael Nadal was pushed all the way by Grigor Dimitrov before winning his 45th straight match at the Monte Carlo Masters, reaching the semifinals with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 victory and staying on course for a rematch of last year's final against Novak Djokovic. The top-ranked Djokovic had less...
  • Europe in cold grip, 83 dead in Ukraine's cold snap December 22, 2012

    London: At least 83 people have died in Ukraine from a cold spell that has been gripping the country, BBC reported. Temperatures as low as minus 23 degrees Celsius and heavy snowfall this month have left the capital Kiev and most of the country under a thick frozen layer. In the...
  • Roddick helps Bulgarian player receive a reduced ban October 12, 2012

    Lausanne: On the day Andy Roddick announced his retirement from tennis, he helped Bulgarian player Dimitar Kutrovsky receive a reduced ban in a doping case. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has published a ruling in Kutrovsky's appeal which reduced his two-year ban to 15 months. CAS says Roddick "testified about Kutrovsky's...
  • Italy held, Germany win in WC qualifiers September 8, 2012

    London: Italy were held to a disappointing 2-2 draw by Bulgaria as the rest of Europe's leading sides made winning starts in their first matches in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup on Friday. Showing little of the form that took the team to the European Championship final, the Italians were...
  • Fulham confirm Berbatov signing from United August 31, 2012

    London: Dimitar Berbatov has ended his four-year spell at Manchester United by joining fellow Premier League team Fulham. The former Bulgaria striker signed a two-year deal Friday to be reunited with Martin Jol, who was the striker's coach when both were at Tottenham in 2006 and '07. The transfer fee was...
  • Bulgaria releases images of bomber behind attack on Israelis July 20, 2012

    Bulgaria has released CCTV footage of a man suspected of carrying out a deadly suicide bombing of a bus carrying Israeli tourists at Burgas airport on Wednesday. ...
  • Suicide bomber behind attack on Israelis: Bulgaria July 20, 2012

    Burgas: A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame. Iran denied it was behind Wednesday's attack at Burgas airport, a popular gateway for tourists visiting...
  • Israel blames Iran for Bulgaria bus bomb that kills 6 July 19, 2012

    Burgas: Six people were killed in a bomb attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists at a Bulgarian airport on Wednesday and Israel accused Tehran of carrying out the attack, promising a strong response to "Iranian terror". Body parts were strewn across the ground and mangled metal hung from the bus's...
  • Bulgaria: 4 dead as blast hits bus with Israelis July 18, 2012

    Sofia, (Bulgaria): A bus carrying Israeli youth exploded on Wednesday in a Bulgarian resort, killing at least four people and wounded more than two dozen, police and hospital officials said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it "an Iranian terror attack" and promised a tough response. The explosion took place in...
  • Netherlands lost 2-1 to Bulgaria in friendly May 27, 2012

    Amsterdam: Bulgaria surprised the Netherlands 2-1 on Saturday in a friendly that showed the World Cup runners-up are struggling to find their trademark fluency ahead of the European Championship. Substitute Ilian Micanski scored the winning header in injury time. Robin van Persie gave the Netherlands the lead on the stroke of half-time,...
  • Grosso, Iaquinta take Italy past Bulgaria September 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Italy edged closer to qualification for the 2010 World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Bulgaria in Turin, with Fabio Grosso and Vincenzo Iaquinta scoring the goals. The Azzurri came into this game knowing that a win would put them four points clear of second-placed Ireland, with only two...
  • Easy matches for Italy, Spain; tough one for Portugal September 9, 2009

    New Delhi: World Cup winners Italy and European champions Spain will be in action in World Cup 2010 qualification matches on Wednesday night. Italy take on Bulgaria in a Group 8 tie and though the Azzurri are on top of the group, a point ahead of Ireland with an extra match...
  • Watch: Madonna collapses twice during show September 3, 2009

    The Queen of Pop Madonna collapsed while singing at a concert in Bulgaria....
  • Madonna collapses twice on stage in Bulgaria September 2, 2009

    London: Madonna is a fitness freak but it seems age is finally taking a toll on the pop star who collapsed twice on stage during her Sticky & Sweet show in Sofia, Bulgaria. According to thesun.co.uk, the singer lost consciousness singing "Holiday" and had to be held up by a dancer....
  • Robot to carry out surgeries in Bulgarian clinic February 27, 2008

    Sofia: Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov opened Wednesday the first robotized gynaecology clinic in Southeast Europe in northern Bulgarian city of Pleven, Sofia News Agency reported. According to the report, surgery in the Pleven Clinic will be carried out using the four-armed robot Da Vinci. "The incorporation of this advanced technology gives Bulgaria...
  • Teenager left sleeping on plane September 2, 2006

    Sofia: A sleeping teenager flew home to Bulgaria and then back to Malta after aircrew apparently failed to notice she was still on the plane. Seventeen-year-old Maria Ilieva, was travelling alone and fell asleep on an Air Malta plane taking her overnight from Valletta to Sofia. Unfortunately she had returned to Malta...