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100-year-old beggar celebrated as living saint in Bulgaria

A 100-year-old beggar in a threadbare coat, "Grandpa" Dobri, is already celebrated as a saint in Bulgaria -- a symbol of goodness in a country ravaged by poverty and corruption. For over 20 years, Dobri Dobrev has been begging on the streets of Sofia……

Bulgaria asks E.U. for help with influx of Syrian refugees

Bulgaria needs EU aid as its capacity to take in more refugees from Syria’s civil war is nearing breaking point, the EU country’s interior minister said Thursday. “We are working to minimise the risks not only for Bulgaria but for the European Union also,” Tsvetlin Yovchev told AFP in an…

Clinton seeks alternatives to turn screws on Assad

SOFIA, Bulgaria — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed Sunday to bolster existing sanctions against the Syrian regime and seek further ones to block funding and arms shipments to Damascus. Seeking other ways to turn the screws on Assad a day after Russia and China vetoed a resolution on…

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