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President Radev and his Wife Involved in a Huge Scandal (OVERVIEW)

The Prosecutor's Office has published recordings in which the commander of the Air Force and a man suspected to be Rumen Radev commented on a check by the CACIAF for the President's wife Desislava Radeva appointment as an Air Force PR years ago.

Attorney General Ivan Geshev: Interpol Issued a "Red Notice" for Vasil Bozhkov, he is about to Face 7 Charges

The president of Nove Holding Vasil Bozhkov has 7 allegations raised and Interpol has released a "Red Notice" on his arrest,  Attorney General Ivan Geshev confirmed.

Part of the charges against the businessman are for the leadership of an organized criminal group, coercion, extortion, attempted bribery of an official and incitement to commit criminal offenses.

Bulgaria President Condemns Prosecution’s Crime Suspicions

Bulgaria's President, Rumen Radev, on Wednesday condemned prosecution claims that he may have committed a crime related to conflicts of interest, accusing it devaluing important legal concepts and of "sensationalism".

It comes after the state prosecution led by Ivan Geshev on January 28 said it had evidence that a crime may have occurred. 

Weather Forecast: Warm for the Season

It will be mostly cloudy today across Bulgaria and many areas will see rain. A light to moderate wind will blow from the west-southwest, becoming west-northwest and increasing in western Bulgaria in the evening.

Senior FETÖ member sentenced to eight years in jail

A Turkish court on Jan. 12 sentenced a senior member of FETÖ to eight years in prison.

Hasan Hüseyin Günakan was detained in Kosovo in an operation jointly carried out by the Turkish and Kosovo intelligence agencies and brought back to Turkey in March 2018.

Museum sheds light on Thracian civilization

Artifacts unearthed during excavations in ancient cities in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ and exhibited in the Tekirdağ Museum shed light on the Thracian civilization.

The Thracian people, who lived in Thrace, Bulgaria and northern Greece in the ancient ages, were known as the world's most populous tribe after Hindus, according to Greek historian and ancient writer Heredot.

7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits the Caribbean, there is a Tsunami Threat

A tsunami warning has been issued for Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean, world agencies said. 

There have been no reports of casualties, injuries or damage to Cayman Islands buildings, a spokesman for the Territory Disaster Management Agency said.

6.4% More Foreigners’ Visits to Bulgaria in December 2019

In December 2019, the number of arrivals of visitors from abroad to Bulgaria was 673.4 thousand or by 8.6% more in comparison with December 2018. An increase in the trips with all observed purposes was registered: 'others' (including as guest and passing transit) - by 9.9%, 'professional' - by 8.0% and 'holiday and recreation' - by 7.3%.

Eurostat: Bulgaria on the Last Place in the EU in Terms of Internet Usage

In 2019, 87% of people aged 16-74 in the European Union (EU) reported they had used the internet during the previous three months. This share ranged from 98% in Sweden to 68% in Bulgaria, Eurostat data showed.

Internet use has grown rapidly over the years - in 2007 it stood at 57% and in 2013 at 75%.

The ‘American’ TPPs – Important Investors or Public Enemy

AES Galabovo (ME1) and ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 (ME3) have been the subject of increased media attacks since the beginning of 2020. A month earlier - in December 2019, the Association of Industrial Capital in Bulgaria /AICB / initiated a petition against the so-called "American" TPPs.

President Radev: Education, Child Health and Young Families Should be a Priority for Politicians

The Presidential Institution continued to uphold the rule of law and the interests of citizens, to set the agenda on important topics, to stimulate the debate between institutions and citizens, to work for the modern development of Bulgaria, to uphold the Bulgarian interest. The report won't be a self-promotion because the evaluation is given by the public.