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Bulgaria's Kulata Border Crossing Closed over Greek Protests

Bulgaria's border crossing point Kulata was closed on Wednesday due to a blockade organized by protesting Greek farmers. Over 250 trucks have lined up and wait to cross the borders.

Society | January 21, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1774

Bulgaria DnB Heads Ready for HMSU's Birthday

Friday night will be a special one for drum and bass fans in Bulgaria, who are to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Hard Music and Sounds United (HMSU) organization with dnb idols SPOR, Ragga Twins, Shy FX, and Black Sun Empire coming to Sofia. The e

Society | January 21, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1919

US Doughnut Franchise Gives Away Coffee with Obama Image

The US doughnut chain Krispy Kreme has created a special coffee - Barack Americano with the face of the new President smiling underneath the foam. To celebrate Obama's inauguration, Krispy Kreme are further going to give away free coffee to everyone, who

Society | January 21, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2295

Michelle Obama Inaugural Gown Goes to Smithsonian

Following a tradition, Michelle Obama's white, floor-length inaugural gown will be donated to the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. The gown, designed by up-and-coming 26-year-old New York designer Jason Wu, will join the di

Society | January 21, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4385

Bulgarian Civil Society Activists Stage United Rally before Parliament

At least 5 000 people are expected to gather for a united protest rally before Bulgaria's Parliament at 3 pm on Wednesday. The civil society protest is organized by organizations of college students, environmentalists, mothers, grain producers, and milk

Society | January 21, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1316

Security Measures Tightened for Wednesday Protest before Bulgaria Parliament

A total of 1,800 police officers and gerdarmes will guard the demonstrators to gather before Bulgaria's building of Parliament on Wednesday to stage yet another protest against the government. There will be fixed check-points where policemen and represen

Society | January 20, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1312

Berbatov Foundation Bestows First Awards despite Chaotic Organization

The "Dimitar Berbatov" Foundation bestowed its first awards to Bulgaria's talented children Monday evening, the Bulgarian information agency BGNES reports. The ceremony was held at the Military Club in downtown Sofia.

Society | January 20, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1686

Bulgaria Football Star Berbatov Briefly Visits Sofia to Award Talented Children

The Bulgarian football star Dimitar Berbatov will spend several hours in Sofia Monday, the Bulgarian information agencies report. The Manchester United player came back home to award several talented young people, selected by the "Dimitar Berbatov" Found

Society | January 19, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1980

Bulgarian on Flight Landing in Hudson Identified as NY Fashion Photographer

The Bulgarian who has been a passenger on the US Airways flight that crash-landed in the Hudson River on Thursday has been identified as fashion photographer Nicolay Iliev from New York, different Bulgarian media outlets report. Nicolay's mother is quote

Society | January 19, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1918

100 Protesters Mourn Bulgaria's Democracy before Parliament

About one hundred people, mostly university student leaders and retirees, gathered Sunday for the fifth consecutive day of the daily protests in downtown Sofia.

Society | January 18, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2260

Famous Bear Gives Birth to Two Cubs in Zoo in Bulgaria's Lovech

The brown bear Yoana from the zoo in the northern Bulgarian city of Lovech gave birth to two cubs on Sunday, the Darik Radio reported.

Society | January 18, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2920

Picasso's First Exhibit in Sofia Attracts Record Number of Visitors

Bulgaria's first ever exhibition of Pablo Picasso's works has attracted a record number of visitors in its first month, the National Gallery for Foreign Art in Sofia announced Sunday.

Society | January 18, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2816

Bulgarian among Passengers of US Airways Flight Landing in Hudson River

A Bulgarian national has been listed as a passenger on the US Airways flight that made an emergency landing in the Hudson River Thursday, the Bulgarian Consular Office in New York informs. The name of the person has not been disclosed due to ethical reas

Society | January 18, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2389

Sofia Protest Rallies Slowly Subside

About 200 people have gathered for the fourth day in a row in front of the Parliament building in downtown Sofia Saturday to voice their social discontent over the current Cabinet, Bulgarian information agencies reported. The police presence is also said

Society | January 17, 2009, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1512

Bulgaria Honors Day of Saint Anthony the Great

Bulgaria honors on Saturday the Day of Saint Anthony the Great, and the name day of all called Anton for the males and Antonya for the females. Saint Anthony the Great (c 251-356), also known as Anthony the Abbot, Anthony of Egypt, Anthony of the Desert,

Society | January 17, 2009, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1552

Bulgaria Policemen Protest with Hands in Their Pockets

About 400 policemen, awaiting the beginning of their latest protest really, have already gathered in front of the building of the Bulgarian Interior Ministry in downtown Sofia. The protest rally is the third one in the course of just one month.

Society | January 17, 2009, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2089

NIVEA Launches Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men

The German cosmetics company NIVEA has launched a new product - an anti-wrinkle face cream for men called DNAge.

Society | January 16, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5310

Bomb Threat Evacuates Varna-Sofia Train

An anonymous bomb threat triggered the evacuation of all passengers from the express train Varna - Sofia Friday, the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) reported for the Darik radio. The person in charge of the train found at 12:15 pm in the first train car a

Society | January 16, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2317

Protests Rallies in Downtown Sofia Continue

Students, farmers, representatives of environmental, parent and retiree organizations are preparing for a third day of protests in downtown Sofia Friday. The protest rally is scheduled again for 11:00 am and will be held in front of the Parliament buildi

Society | January 16, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1681

Sofia Police Outnumbers Demonstrators during Second Day of Protests

About 1,500 policemen in riot gear guarded the Thursday protest rally in front of the Parliament building in downtown Sofia, Bulgarian information agencies report. The rally was officially brought to conclusion around 2:30 pm with it organizers adamant t

Society | January 15, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2040

Sofia Braces for Second Day of Protests

Students, farmers and representatives of environmental organizations are preparing for a second day of protests in downtown Sofia Thursday. The protest rally is scheduled again for 11:00 am and will be held in front of the Parliament building.

Society | January 15, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3276
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