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Bulgaria Demands Moscow Explains Repeated Airspace Violations By Russia Planes

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 07.24.2016 | World

Bulgaria’s defense minister said on Sunday there had been a rise in violations of its airspace by Russian military and commercial aircraft in the pa...

Iran to Launch Black Sea-Persian Gulf Corridor With 'Trade Hub' Ambitions

AsiaToday | Posted 07.13.2016 | World

[Tehran, the capital of Iran. Source: Flickr] AsiaToday reporter Lee Mi-hyun - Iran is striving to serve as a trade hub not just for the Middle East ...

NATO Should Stand Up Black Sea Command Before It's Too Late

Dr. Ariel Cohen | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Dr. Ariel Cohen

At its summit in Warsaw on July 8 and 9, NATO should take urgent steps to protect its allies and partners on its southeastern flank. Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey, as well as Ukraine and Georgia, are all under severe pressure from Russia and require NATO assistance.

Trailblazing Women: Nadezhda Neynsky, Ambassador of Bulgaria to Turkey

Anne Ravanona | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Anne Ravanona

This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global In...

Seven Reasons to Study Abroad in Eastern Europe

Becky Hayes | Posted 06.01.2016 | Travel
Becky Hayes

When I was a junior at the University of Vermont, I told my study abroad adviser only two things; I'll go anywhere in the world, but it has to be cheap. As student loans began piling up, my parents were less than enthused about the prospect of spending even more money on a trip abroad.

Dinner with Our Ambassador in Sofia

Rick Steves | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

When filming in Europe we very rarely accept invitations for fancy gatherings or meals from local officials or VIPs. (In Tehran, working on our Iran s...

Bulgarian Beginnings: A Stroll in the Park

Rick Steves | Posted 05.26.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Hello Bulgaria. I have an affinity for Bulgaria -- so overlooked and underappreciated...and so charming in a Slavic way. In my student days I spent lo...

Prevention, Resilience, and Efficiency

Irina Bokova | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Irina Bokova

It is our obligation to protect and to empower women, to end violence, including sexual violence, and to safeguard women's role in our societies. There can be no excuse for the appalling crimes of sexual violence. The UN has to show its strong commitment to ending impunity for violence against women and girls.

Stunning Images Of A Bulgarian Muslim Bride Reviving Old Traditions

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.29.2016 | Religion

Love is one of the most common human emotions. But it's celebrated in extraordinarily different ways around the world. In the remote village of Dragin...

Europe: Do the Right Thing on Hezbollah

David Harris | Posted 04.27.2016 | World
David Harris

Nearly three years ago, the European Union finally overcame its longstanding resistance and addressed the issue of adding Hezbollah to its terrorism list.

18 Reasons You Should Book A Trip To Bulgaria ASAP

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.15.2016 | Travel

Ask a novice traveler to describe the Balkan Peninsula, and you'll likely encounter blank stares, quizzical looks and the ever-echoing "Waaait... wher...

This Woman Could Become The World's Top Diplomat

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.08.2016 | World

The United Nations is set to select a new secretary-general at the end of 2016 as current leader Ban Ki-moon's term runs out, and for the first time i...

Ringing in the (Bulgarian) New Year with a Blessing

Rick Steves | Posted 01.28.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

On the last day of our guide summit, our Bulgarian guide, Stefan Bozadzhiev, graced me and our entire staff with a traditional Bulgarian blessing: "Le...

Moving Stories: International Review of How Media Cover Migration

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.26.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Peace on earth, goodwill towards men (women and children), except if they're migrants, refugees, or asylum seekers, who the media worldwide have, for the most part, failed to cover accurately, fairly, in a balanced way, and ethically.

This Week in World War I, November 28-December 5, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 11.29.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

The Balkan Front was a 900-mile front that stretched from the Isonzo River valley in northeast Italy to the Romanian Black Sea coast. The front consisted of a series of largely separate campaigns.

This Week in World War I, October 25-31, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 10.25.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

The Second Serbian Campaign: October-December 1915 Serbian Troops on the Stava River, Summer 1915 The first Serbian campaign commenced on July 29, ...

The Baby-Steppers: LGBT Travel

Dane Steele Green | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dane Steele Green

If there is one dead horse I just love to beat, it is "do your research." The world being what it is, gay travel is usually a path of least resistance, that is, going to places where the odds are in our favor we will have the time of our lives while at the same time still keeping our lives.

Macedonian Filmmaker Revives Memory of Earlier Refugees

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Macedonia has an older refugee history, which has been carefully and beautifully reconstructed by a domestic filmmaker. That chronicle involves the Sephardim. These were Spanish and Portuguese Jews expelled from their homes in the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the 1400s.

Europe's Anemic Growth: It's the Money Supply, Stupid

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

It is worth reporting that Bulgaria, which is part of the European Union (EU), but not a member of the eurozone, continue to outperform the average EU member country.

GRAPHIC: Cruel 'Dog Spinning' Ritual Exposed

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.13.2015 | Green

This just in: An update in the world of bizarre, awful and ridiculous ways of treating animals. Dog spinning....

The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In Every EU Country

Thrillist | Posted 08.21.2015 | Travel

Don't get me wrong, the Mona Lisa's got a lovely smile and all, but there's something soul-crushing about how she's displayed: stowed away in glass, surrounded by hordes of sightseers throwing up "gang symbols" and cheesy smiles for their selfie sticks.

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

Drone Photos Take You Right Inside Bulgaria's Spooky Sunken Church

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel

Meet haunting beauty at its finest. These breathtaking drone photos capture St. Ivan Rilski, a partially-submerged church near Bulgaria's Zhrebchev...

Germany Wins the Title of 'Bordello of Europe': Why Doesn't Angela Merkel Care?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

In 2002, Germany decriminalized prostitution, reportedly due to pressure by the sex trade lobby and a few brothel managers who petitioned the government. This law effectively rendered the prostitution industry a legitimate business. Today, this experiment is failing.

Mike Mihaylov: How to Drive Company's Sales Up by Delivering Peace of Mind

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.12.2016 | Small Business
Jonha Revesencio

Starting just as a small family owned auto transport broker in 2006, his company has grown into one of the largest vehicle shippers in the U.S.