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Bulgarian Coin Ushers in Spring Mood

Bulgaria's Central Bank introduced Wednesday a vivid coin dedicated to the Baba Marta spring holiday. All of the pieces have been coloured by hand - a rare method that makes the coins especially attractive.

Society | February 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 829

Queen Skips Charles Wedding

Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen will not attend Prince Charles civil marriage ceremony which is due to take place at the Guildhall outside Windsor Castle, becoming the first monarch in 142 years to miss the wedding of one of her children. The

Society | February 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 711

Bulgaria Applauds Opera Diva

Bulgarian opera diva Tsvetelina Vassileva staged a major show for all opera lovers in Sofia. The delicate Bulgarian soprano was backed on the stage by famous Bulgarian singer Orlin Goranov.

Society | February 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 579

Spain Readies to Mark 4-Centenary of Don Quixote

The Spanish Embassy in Sofia has launched preparations to mark four centenaries since the first edition of Don Quixote novel was printed out. The masterpiece of Servantes, which according to recent surveys is known to every fourth person in the world, wi

Society | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 613

Black Sabbath to Rock Bulgaria

The dream of many Bulgarian heavy-metal diehard fans will come true on June 23 as the legendary Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne will rock Sofia. The world-renowned rock musicians will take part in the 4th edition of the Bulgarian "Arena Music" festival.

Society | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1396

Scandal Mars Turkey's Eurovision Bid

Bribe allegations cast a shadow over Turkey's participation in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest, days after the vote in neighboring Bulgaria was blasted to have been manipulated. G?lseren was picked to represent Turkey at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest

Society | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 892

Bulgaria Mints Vivid Spring Coin

Bulgaria's Central Bank will introduce this week a vivid, colourful coin marked with the hues of popular springtime holiday Baba Marta. The festivity takes place every year on March 1, and to many people heralds the beginning of spring.

Society | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 920

Christo, Jeanne-Claude Wrap Bush's Ranch

Famous conceptual artists Bulgaria-born Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude will wrap the ranch of the US President Bush in Crawford.

Society | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1310

Modern, Traditional Turkish Art Land in Sofia

After visiting the cities of Burgas, Dobritch and Razgrad, thirty oil colour canvasses of 30 different Turkish artists are now exhibited in Sofia as part of a travelling exhibition to represent Turkey's modern paining and traditional decorative arts. The

Society | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1135

Beckham Family Enriched with Third Child

Victoria Beckham gave birth to a third son, named Cruz, world media reported Sunday.

Society | February 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 950

Berlinale Golden Bear Goes to South African "Carmen"

A film that transports Georges Bizet's famous opera "Carmen" to the South African townships won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival Saturday. "U-Carmen eKhayelitsha" was the first South African film to compete for Berlin's Golden Bear award, and is

Society | February 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 636

Charles, Camilla Change Wedding Venue

Prince Charles will marry Camilla Parker Bowles in Guildhall, Windsor's town hall, and not in Windsor Castle as originally planned, says a statement on his Web site.

Society | February 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1526

Bulgarian Gal Goes Cosmo in US

Bulgarian fashion model Silvia Rangelova is featured in the latest photo session for US Cosmopolitan, a Bulgarian agency said. Rangelova has been working in America for a year, and has already signed Guess Jeans, Intimissimo lingerie and Enrico Coveri.

Society | February 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3248

Fashion: Shoe Clue for Spring/ Summer

Spring/ summer 2005 is expected to sparkle extremes when it comes to shoes - from flats to towering wedges. Flat peep toe sandals are the perfect match to knitted "I made it myself" styled tops.

Society | February 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 558

Health: Too Much Childhood TV Linked to Poor Adult Health

Children who watch television for more than two hours a day go into their adult years ripe with the risk factors that make them likely candidates for heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular problems, New Zealand researchers report. Other studies ha

Society | February 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 594

Science: New, Rare HIV Strain Revealed

Following the appearance of an especially powerful and drug-resistant strain of AIDS in a New York City man, on Monday, US health officials announced they were looking for a man recently diagnosed with HIV who appears to harbour a strain similar to that f

Society | February 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7848

Forks & Corks: Dessert Love

Active time: 15 min Start to finish: 1 3/4 hr 2 cups fresh or thawed frozen cranberries, 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened, 2 large eggs, 1 tea

Society | February 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 447

Prog Fates Warning Stage Live in Sofia

Progressive band Fates Warning (FW) exhilarated Bulgarian fans during their live performance Thursday in Sofia. When progressive rock first reared its head during the early 70s - it contained elements of hard rock, but few bands crossed the line into hea

Society | February 17, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 787

Sofia News Agency Photo Reporters Join Prestigious Exhibition

Sofia News Agency three photo reporters are among the participants in the prestigious "BG Press Photo 2004" exhibition that was opened Thursday evening in Sofia's Central Military Club. The photo reporters Yuliana Nikolova, Gergana Kostadinova and Kameli

Society | February 17, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 955

Bulgaria's Oldest Media Hosts Birthday Gala

Bulgaria's state-run news agency BTA, the oldest media in the country, invited colleagues and friends to a party for its 107th birthday Wednesday. The agency shared the gala with its lifestyle magazine Paraleli, launched 40 years ago.

Society | February 16, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1018

Christo Expected to Visit Sofia Next Year

Famous conceptual artists, Bulgaria-born Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude, are expected to accept Sofia mayor invitation for staging their first ever exhibition here next year. The sensational news was broken by Sofia City Gallery director Vessela Rado

Society | February 16, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1081
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