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Sofia: Capital of Bulgaria
Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The city is at the foot of Vitosha mountain in the western part of the country. Being in the centre of the Balkans, it is midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, and closest to the Aegean Sea.

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Far-right torchlight parade in Sofia hit by court ban

Fewer than 200 far-right activists gathered in downtown Sofia on Saturday after the country's top court upheld the city mayor's ban on their annual torchlight procession honoring a Bulgarian general..
Reuters - Published

Moscow reserves right to respond to Bulgaria on expulsion of diplomats: RIA

Moscow said on Friday it reserved the right to respond to Bulgaria for the expulsion of two Russian diplomats, RIA news agency reported, citing the Russian embassy in Sofia.
Reuters - Published

Experts promote traditional Chinese medicine in Bulgaria

experts promote traditional chinese medicine in bulgaria
SOFIA, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Guest lecturers from east China's Jiangxi province held a presentation on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) here on Monday at an event meant to establish bilateral..
WorldNews - Published

Bulgaria's ruling GERB party set to win Sofia mayoral election: exit poll

Bulgaria's ruling centre-right GERB party kept control of the capital Sofia in Sunday's mayoral election, exit polls showed, after a run-off vote that tested the party's support after a string of..
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria denies visa to Russian attache after expelling diplomat over spying

Bulgaria said on Wednesday it had declined a visa to the incoming defense attaché at the Russian embassy in Sofia, a day after expelling another Russian diplomat over spying allegations.
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria asked Russia to recall diplomat over spying allegation

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry asked Moscow to recall a diplomat from the Russian Embassy in Sofia, after prosecutors accused a first secretary of having been involved in espionage in the Balkan country..
Reuters - Published

Palfreeman now a Bulgarian 'folk hero'

Jock Palfreeman has declared his desire to keep fighting for the rights of Bulgarian prisoners after spending more than 11 years behind bars in Sofia.
SBS - Published

England fan Rob Spray death: Family 'left in limbo'

Rob Spray died in Sofia a week ago but his family say they still do not know how he died.
BBC News - Published

Rob Spray: West Bromwich Albion plan tribute to England fan who died in Sofia

West Bromwich Albion announce plans to pay tribute to fan Rob Spray, who died before England's Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria.
BBC News - Published

Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov resigns following racism backlash

Krasimir Balakov resigns as Bulgaria manager four days after claiming he did not hear racist chants in England's 6-0 win in Sofia.
BBC News - Published

Family of England fan Rob Spray who died in Sofia 'broken'

About £10,000 has been raised for the family of Rob Spray, who died ahead of the Bulgaria match.
BBC News - Published

Racist abuse blights Bulgaria-England qualifier

Racist abuse cast a blight over a Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England on Monday with the match in Sofia twice halted by the referee after monkey noises and chants from the crowd were aimed..
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria v England: Euro 2020 qualifier temporarily halted due to racist behaviour from fans

England's Euro 2020 qualifier with Bulgaria in Sofia is temporarily halted with fans warned about racist behaviour.
BBC News - Published

British man dies in Sofia before England's Euro 2020 qualifier

A British man has died in Sofia before England's Euro 2020 qualifier, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office says.
BBC News - Published

Bulgaria v England: Can you name England team from last away meeting?

As England travel to Sofia for their latest Euro 2020 qualifier, it's time to test how well you recall the last time they played in Bulgaria.
BBC News - Published

England plan to leave pitch over possible racist abuse is 'offensive'

England players' plan to leave the pitch if they are racially abused in Monday's Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia is "offensive", say Bulgaria.
BBC News - Published

Israeli passenger plane makes emergency landing in Sofia

An Israeli airplane made an emergency landing at Bulgaria's Sofia Airport on Wednesday because of a suspected bird strike shortly after take off, a Bulgarian transport ministry official told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

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