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Russia-friendly newcomer wins Bulgaria election, say exit polls

Russia-friendly newcomer wins Bulgaria election, say exit polls

Bulgarian Socialist ally Rumen Radev, a Russia-friendly newcomer to politics, won Sunday’s presidential election by a wide margin, exit polls showed, prompting centre-right Prime Minister Boiko
Pro-Russia Candidate Appears Likely to Win Bulgarian Presidency

Pro-Russia Candidate Appears Likely to Win Bulgarian Presidency

Campaign posters for Rumen Radev, an independent candidate for the presidency, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Dozens injured, hundreds arrested in riot at Bulgaria refugee camp

Dozens injured, hundreds arrested in riot at Bulgaria refugee camp

Around 1,500 migrants have rioted in Bulgaria's largest refugee camp, triggering clashes that left two dozen police injured and prompted the arrest of hundreds of protesters, officials said.
As Support for E.U. Flags Elsewhere, Bulgaria Sees Its Benefits

As Support for E.U. Flags Elsewhere, Bulgaria Sees Its Benefits

Lyubomir Vassilev says the European Union was integral in his getting back $6,000 that was tied up in his bank in Sofia, Bulgaria, during a bank run.
Trump Inspires Cheers, and Alarm, Around the World

Trump Inspires Cheers, and Alarm, Around the World

The newly formed European Trump Society in Sofia, Bulgaria, watched live coverage of President Trump’s inauguration on Friday.
Bulgaria Grows Uneasy as Trump Complicates Its Ties to Russia

Bulgaria Grows Uneasy as Trump Complicates Its Ties to Russia

President Rumen Radev of Bulgaria in Sofia last month. “We have a clear road map to follow,” he said. “Staying in the E.U. and staying in NATO. But at the same time, we have a deep historical
The Saturday Profile: In Bulgaria, a Businessman Who Talks (and Acts) Like Trump

The Saturday Profile: In Bulgaria, a Businessman Who Talks (and Acts) Like Trump

Veselin Mareshki, 49, a Bulgarian businessman who has drawn comparisons to Donald J. Trump, at the headquarters of the new political party he formed.
Bulgaria’s Ex-Premier Nears Return to Power in a Key Election for Europe

Bulgaria’s Ex-Premier Nears Return to Power in a Key Election for Europe

Boiko Borisov, center, spoke to members of the news media in Sofia on Sunday as his party held a narrow lead in parliamentary elections in Bulgaria.
Cartoonists Earn a Prime Minister’s Ire — and His Subscription

Cartoonists Earn a Prime Minister’s Ire — and His Subscription

Three of Prass Press’s founders, Ivan Bakalov, left, Chavdar Nikolov, center, and Christo Komarnitski, discussing a coming issue of the satirical newspaper at a restaurant in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Artist Shows That Putting Googly Eyes on Inanimate Objects Never Gets Old

Ah yes, eyebombing, the street art equivalent of drawing a funny mustache on Mona Lisa. So ubiquitous it’s impossible to credit anyone for inventing it… and yet for some reason it never quite stops
SpaceX Successfully Launches, Lands Second Reused Rocket

SpaceX Successfully Launches, Lands Second Reused Rocket

SpaceX has successfully deployed the new BulgariaSat-1 and touched down safely with a reusable rocket. The post SpaceX Successfully Launches, Lands Second Reused Rocket appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Garth Greenwell on Capturing What Thinking Feels Like

Cressida Leyshon speaks with Garth Greenwell about “An Evening Out,” his short story in this week’s issue of the magazine.

An Evening Out

Z. had emptied half the carton of juice, and now I was holding it as he poured the vodka into the plastic funnel at the top. We had laughed at the way he threw his head back and drank, sucking the

Garth Greenwell Reads “An Evening Out”

The writer Garth Greenwell reads his story “An Evening Out,” from the August 21, 2017, issue of the magazine.
Hosting Proms and Selling Cows: North Korean Embassies Scrounge for Cash

Hosting Proms and Selling Cows: North Korean Embassies Scrounge for Cash

A Chinese paramilitary officer standing guard outside the North Korean embassy in Beijing.
Hosting Proms and Selling Cows: North Korean Embassies Scrounge for Cash

Hosting Proms and Selling Cows: North Korean Embassies Scrounge for Cash

A Chinese paramilitary officer standing guard outside the North Korean embassy in Beijing.
Is the ‘Jihadi Drug’ Moving Out of Syria?

Is the ‘Jihadi Drug’ Moving Out of Syria?

The DEA says Captagon production is shifting back to Europe. Experts are doubtful.
The Forgotten Communist-Era Monuments of Bulgaria

The Forgotten Communist-Era Monuments of Bulgaria

From the end of the Second World War until the fall of communism in 1990, Bulgaria was a communist state ruled by the Bulgarian Communist Party. Then called the People's Republic of Bulgaria, the
Western Europeans can expect to live nearly a decade longer than their Eastern counterparts

Western Europeans can expect to live nearly a decade longer than their Eastern counterparts

Mediterranean countries are living up to longevity stereotypes in this week’s report (pdf) on life expectancy from the European Commission. Spain and Italy came top…