At least 12 people were killed and an unknown number still missing, officials say, after heavy flooding and torrential rains paralyzed parts of Bulgaria today.
In the worst-hit Black Sea resort town of Varna, floodwaters rose up to 3.2 ft., cars were swept on top of one another, and thick mud blanketed the streets. Continue reading
Bulgaria, Europe’s poorest country, is in danger of being overwhelmed by the influx of Syrians seeking sanctuary. Upon arrival, Syrian refugees find few resources, packed camps, unsafe conditions and acts of racial violence. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading
In other news Thursday, Bulgarian officials announced that the suicide bomber responsible for Wenesday’s bus attack in Burgas had a fake Michigan driver’s license. Also, organizers of the London Olympics fear huge delays at Heathrow Airport as British border guards announce a 24-hour strike for the eve of the Games. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, a bomb exploded on a bus transporting Israeli youth in a resort town in Bulgaria, killing at least six people. In Northern Afghanistan, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a bomb that damaged 22 NATO supply trucks. Continue reading