Bulgarian parliament recognises Armenian killings as `massacre`

Bulgaria`s parliament recognised for the first time on Friday the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire a century ago, holding a minute`s silence but avoiding the word genocide.

Bulgaria to probe possible match-fixing
Bulgaria to probe possible match-fixing

Bulgarian football is facing a potential match-fixing scandal after allegations emerged over bribery of teams and officials in the country`s second division.

Eight Bulgarians charged with supporting Islamic State

Eight Bulgarians were indicted Tuesday on charges of supporting the Islamic State jihadist group, the public prosecutor`s office said.

Antonio Conte warns over Croatia, Norway danger
Antonio Conte warns over Croatia, Norway danger

Italy coach Antonio Conte admits the Azzurri could be pushed all the way by Croatia and Norway as they look to secure one of the top two places from Group H in qualifying for the 2016 European Championships.

Italy coach Antonio Conte gets death threats after Claudio Marchisio injury
Italy coach Antonio Conte gets death threats after Claudio Marchisio injury

Italy coach Antonio Conte has received death threats from angry Juventus fans who blame his training methods for the injury that will probably rule midfielder Claudio Marchisio out for the rest of the season.

Italy's Claudio Marchisio ruled out with knee ligament injury
Italy's Claudio Marchisio ruled out with knee ligament injury

Italy and Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio is set to be ruled out for several months after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in training with the national team, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said on Friday.

Bulgaria pull out of Euro weightlifting event

Bulgaria confirmed to withdraw from next month's European weightlifting championships on Thursday after 11 of its athletes tested positive for steroids, a media report said on Friday.

Antonio Conte primes Juve-inspired Italy for Bulgaria
Antonio Conte primes Juve-inspired Italy for Bulgaria

World Cup flops Italy look to continue their strong start to Euro 2016 qualifying when they face Bulgaria away in a Group H clash that could revive memories of coach Antonio Conte`s spell at Juventus.

Conte calls Verratti to midfield helm in Pirlo absence
Conte calls Verratti to midfield helm in Pirlo absence

Italy coach Antonio Conte has called on Marco Verratti to take the next step towards replacing Andrea Pirlo as the Azzurri`s midfield orchestrator ahead of this weekend`s Euro 2016 qualifier away to Bulgaria.

Bulgarian PM`s plane makes emergency landing

A plane carrying Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov was forced to make an emergency landing at Sofia airport on Wednesday because of a problem with the landing gear, BNT state television reported.

Bulgarian diplomat named UN envoy for Middle East

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Nickolay Mladenov of Bulgaria as the new UN envoy to the Middle East, replacing Robert Serry.

Bulgarian UN contractors freed in Sudan

Six Bulgarian contractors for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) who were held for a week by Sudan rebels were freed on Sunday, the Bulgarian foreign ministry said.

Lalith Babu upsets defending champion Ivan Cheparinov at Gibraltar
Lalith Babu upsets defending champion Ivan Cheparinov at Gibraltar

Grandmaster M R Lalith Babu caused a major upset by defeating defending champion Ivan Cheparinov of Bulgaria in the third round of the Masters section of Tradewise Gibraltar Chess tournament here on Friday.

A bus ticket for Bulgaria, and then jihad

When Bulgarian police on January 1 arrested Frenchman Fritz-Joly Joachin, a self-confessed "old friend" of the Charlie Hebdo attackers, he was not the first suspected Islamist trying to cross the EU`s south-eastern border into Turkey.

Six Bulgarians working for UN held by Sudan rebels

 Six Bulgarians working on contract for the UN were being held Wednesday by rebels in southern Sudan after their helicopter was forced to land, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said.

Bulgaria to extradite Frenchman who knew Charlie Hebdo attackers

Bulgarian court ruled Tuesday that a Frenchman who admits knowing the Charlie Hebdo attackers but denies being an Islamic extremist could be extradited to France following an arrest warrant issued by Paris.

In Greece`s `city of despair` the young vote with their feet

Shivering in the cold in one of Greece`s poorest cities, 24-year-old Nikos stands outside a fast-food restaurant, handing out election leaflets ahead of next Sunday`s snap poll.

Dutch Jewish school closed after anti-terrorist raid in Belgium

The only Orthodox Jewish school in the Netherlands was closed on Friday as a precautionary measure after an anti-terrorism raid in Belgium left two suspects dead.

John Kerry hugs Hollande, says shares France`s pain
John Kerry hugs Hollande, says shares France`s pain

US Secretary of State John Kerry clasped French President Francois Hollande in a warm embrace on Friday and said the US shared France`s pain after its deadliest attack in half a century.

John Kerry arrives for first official visit in Bulgaria

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Bulgaria Thursday seeking to help the cash-strapped country wean itself off Russian energy supplies and battle rampant corruption.