World / Politics Feb 13, 2019

Bulgaria freezes suspicious payments from Venezuela

Bulgaria and the United States have halted what they believe could be a scheme to illegally channel money out of Venezuela, which is under sanctions from Washington amid the ongoing political crisis in the South American country, officials said Tuesday. Bulgarian officials and U.S. Ambassador ...

Bulgaria under pressure after journalist's brutal murder

World / Crime & Legal Oct 9, 2018

Bulgaria under pressure after journalist's brutal murder

Corruption-plagued EU member Bulgaria was under pressure Monday to find the killer of a television journalist whose brutal murder at the weekend has shocked the country and sparked international condemnation. The body of 30-year-old Viktoria Marinova — who presented a current affairs talk programme called ...

Journeyman midfielder Kato grateful for surprise call-up

Soccer May 26, 2017

Journeyman midfielder Kato grateful for surprise call-up

Kohei Kato vowed to show his worth to coach Vahid Halilhodzic after the Bulgarian-based midfielder received a surprise call-up to Japan's 25-man squad ahead of a friendly against Syria and 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Iraq. "I'm genuinely happy (with the call-up) but the ...

Sumo Apr 1, 2017

Ex-ozeki Kotooshu opens own stable

Former Bulgarian ozeki Kotooshu established his new own stable on Saturday, making him sumo's first European-born stablemaster. The 34-year-old, who has been coaching at Sadogatake stable as sumo elder Naruto since his retirement in March 2014, won a single championship in May 2008 and occupied ...

Sumo Mar 2, 2017

Kotooshu to establish own stable

Former Bulgarian ozeki Kotooshu will leave the Sadogatake stable and establish his own stable in April, a Japan Sumo Association source said Wednesday. The JSA executive board looks set to approve the move this month. Kotooshu (now sumo elder Naruto) would be the first European-born ...

Soccer Jun 7, 2016

Eriksen hat trick sparks Denmark in rout of Bulgaria

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen scored a second-half hat trick as Denmark thrashed Bulgaria 4-0 to take third place at the four-nation Kirin Cup on Tuesday. Morten Rasmussen opened the scoring late in the first half and Eriksen struck in the 72nd and 74th minutes ...