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Quarter of Sofia's Citizens Suffer from Mental Diseases - Report

A quarter of the Sofia citizens suffer from some kind of mental disease, a research of the Sofia City Hall showed.

Society | October 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1499

Young Scientist Protest by Rolling Pumpkins on Sofia Square

Dozens of young Bulgarians scientists gathered Tuesday in Sofia and rolled pumpkins over the Batenberg Square as a means of protest against the miserable state funding. By rolling pumpkins on the square, the scientist wanted to show what should be done w

Society | October 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1046

1 Killed in 22 Car Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria

One passenger died as 22 heavy car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 22 people were injured in the hits and one of them is in critical condition.

Society | October 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1381

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Opens New Year in Military Academy

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Rumen Petkov opened Tuesday the new academic year in the Military Academy. "The employees of the Interior Ministry have scored excelent results in their work, which is mainly due to the good training in the Academy," Minister

Society | October 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1121

Diplomat Breaks Barriers of Pedestrian Zone on Sofia Street

The barriers that the Sofia Municipality installed last week on the Graf Ignatiev Street to curb the passing of cars, were broken by a car with diplomat licence plates, which tried to go through them, Sofia's deputy mayor informed the media on Monday.

Society | October 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1496

Sofia's New Dramatic Theatre Opens Season

The Sofia New Dramatic Theatre "Salza i Smyah" opened its doors for the new season on Monday morning after it was fully renovated.

Society | October 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1297

Sofia University Stands Its Ground at New Academic Year Start

Sofia University "Saint Kliment Ohridski" inaugurated the new academic year on October 1 and renewed its claims for higher wages and state subsidies.

Society | October 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1252

Sofia's Sheraton Hotel Hosts "Lux Only" Conference

The second Lux Only conference, which will bring together a group of experienced global professionals in the luxury businesses, was opened Monday at Sofia's Sheraton Hotel. Among the topics to be discussed at the two-day event are the local luxurious mar

Society | October 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2763

Sofia University Opens Academic Year amid Threats of Closure

Sofia University "Saint Kliment Ohridski" is to inaugurate the new academic year on October 1 but may close its doors shortly after. Sofia University, which is the oldest university in Bulgaria and until recently the most prestigious one, will welcome it

Society | October 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1060

Bulgaria Police Says Road Death Toll on the Rise

A total 760 people died in car crashes and traffic accidents in Bulgaria in the first nine months of the year, up from 741 in the same period of last year. However, the number of traffic accidents went down from 6 144 to 5 879, while the number of people

Society | September 30, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1098

5 Killed in Car Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria

Five people died as 17 heavy car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 19 people were injured in the hits and three of them are in critical condition.

Society | September 30, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1183

Violin Virtuoso Nigel Kennedy Finetunes Strings in Sofia

World-famous violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy staged on Saturday an open rehearsal at the music school in Sofia, six days ahead of his much anticipated concert here. This is the third time that Nigel Kennedy comes to Bulgaria after having performed here in

Society | September 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7858

Immigrant Paper in Bulgarian Launched in Ireland

A new newspaper for the growing immigrant community in Ireland has been launched, featuring articles in seven languages, including Bulgarian, the Irish Independent reported.

Society | September 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1655

Week in Advance

SATURDAY *** Third national battlefield paintball tournament held in Sofia ***

Society | September 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1055

Bone Marrow Stem Cells may Hold Hope for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Medical practitioners at the Frenchay hospital, near Bristol, are conducting clinical trials with stem cells drawn from patients' own bone marrow to see whether they can travel to damaged parts of the brain and repair them.

Society | September 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1096

Rolls-Royce to Launch New 101EX Coupe

Rolls-Royce will launch a series version of the two-door, four-seat experimental car, 101EX, in 2008. Production is scheduled to begin next summer.

Society | September 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 855

Alexander McQueen and Puma Team up to Design Footwear

The German activewear company Puma has teamed up with designer Alexander McQueen in launching a new range of men's and women's footwear by the next spring. The new clothing line, which still has no name, is going to first appear in London, during the wo

Society | September 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1205

Pedestrian Zone Drives Wedge between Interior Min, Sofia Mayor

The poles with infrared sensors that were installed on Sofia's Graf Ignatiev Street, turning it to pedestrian zone provoked a fuss in the Interior Ministry on Friday. The problem, according to Interior Minister Rumen Petkov, whose state body is also in c

Society | September 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1457

Bulgaria Opera Prima Kabaivanska Celebrates 50 Years on Stage

A gala concert brought to an impressive end this year's Master Class of Bulgarian opera prima Raina Kabaivanska as she celebrated the 50th anniversary of her career.

Society | September 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2119

3 Die in Car Crashes Overnight in Bulgarian

Three people were killed in a total of 25 heavy car crashes on Thursday night in Bulgaria. A total of 28 passengers were injured in the accidents, including five whose condition is critical.

Society | September 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 953

Sensors Control Illegal Driving in Sofia Pedestrian Zone

Sofia shoppers will have another street in the downtown all to themselves starting from Thursday after special poles with sensors on them were installed to put an end to the car traffic.

Society | September 27, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2436
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