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Bulgarian businessman shot dead on the street in Sofia


As Alaska Air cuts costs, employee discontent grows and passenger ... Hristov was the owner of a large dairy company but was also active in construction, real estate and tourism. The killing comes only a week after Bulgaria took over the six-month ...


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SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A wealthy Bulgarian businessman has been shot to death outside his company’s office in the capital, Sofia. Police say 49-year-old Petar Hristov was shot while getting into his car at 10 a.mMondayEyewitnesses said the shots came from a nearby car. Hristov was taken to a hospital but died of his wounds half an hour later. “There are most likely business interests behind the killing,” chief of national police Hristo Terziyski told reporters. Most Read StoriesThe Weeknd dumps H&M after monkey sweatshirt adAs Alaska Air cuts costs, employee discontent grows and passenger loyalty is at riskInvestigators think letter confirms ID of D.BCooperSuspect arrested in fatal shooting of Pierce County sheriff's deputy  WATCH'It's either fight or die': How a Seattle woman fended off a machete-wielding man on New Year's DayUnlimited Digital Access $1 for 4 weeks.Hristov was the owner of a large dairy company but was also active in construction, real estate and tourism. The killing comes only a week after Bulgaria took over the six-month, rotating presidency of the European Union, which the Balkan country joined in 2007Ever since, it has been subject to criticism by Brussels for failing to efficiently fight corruption and organized crime. The Associated Press Next StoryCommuter train hits stuck truck south of Boston; no injuries Previous StorySouth Sudan accuses ex-military chief of joining opposition // PROD-1622 Outbrain AB Test // Have to disable outbrain from running at this point based on optimizely test booleans (function() { if ( SEATIMESCO.hasOwnProperty('outbrain') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.hasOwnProperty('enabled') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.enabled === false ) { var outbrain = null; outbrain = document.querySelector('.OUTBRAIN[data-widget-id="AR_6"]'); if (outbrain !== null ) { outbrain.parentNode.removeChild(outbrain); } } })(); Contact Newsroom staff list FAQ Contact form About the company Seattle Restaurant Week Newspapers in Education Fund for the Needy Employment Historical Archives Pulitzers Company information Permissions Seattle Times Store Advertise Classifieds Autos Homes Obituary Jobs Media Kit Advertise with Us Subscriber Services Subscribe Activate Account Manage Subscription Place Temporary Hold Report Delivery Issue Make a Payment Print Replica Today’s Front Page Facebook Twitter RSS Feeds Newsletters Mobile Apps Subscribe

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