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Sofia Residents within 6 km of Explosion Site Evacuated

Most of the people living within 6 km of the military storehouse, which exploded around 6:45 am Thursday morning had been evacuated.

Society | July 3, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2611

No Toxic Chemicals in Sofia Air after Explosion in Military Facility

There is no danger of chemical or radioactive pollution after the huge explosion that rocked a military facility near Sofia Thursday morning. Large quantities of conventional ammunition are stored in the facility near the Sofia district of Chelopechene b

Society | July 3, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2216

One Person Injured in Bomb Storage Blast in Bulgaria Capital

Only one person has been reported injured as a result of the enormous detonations at a military storage facility at the Chelopechene Quarter of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, which started around 6:45 am.

Society | July 3, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1965

Huge New Detonation Expected in Sofia Quarter Chelopechene

A new massive explosion at the military storehouse in the Sofia quarter Chelopechene is still expected, the BGNES News Agency announced.

Society | July 3, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1861

Sofia Airport Closed over Explosions in Military Storage Facility

The Sofia Airport wil be closed until 2 pm on Thursday as a result of the situation in the Chelopechene Quarter in Sofia, where a military storage site exploded earlier. The Airport has been closed since 6:50 a.

Society | July 3, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3442

Gunpowder Explosions Shake Bulgaria Capital Sofia

Several minutes before 7 am the Bulgarian capital Sofia was shaken by powerful gunpowder explosions, which were heard in the whole city. The explosions came from a military storage facility located in the northeast Sofia quarter Chelopechene, Kremikovtzi

Society | July 3, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6548

First Sand Figures Festival Opens in Bulgaria's Burgas

Bulgaria's first Sand Figures Festival was opened Wednesday night in the Sea Garden in the Black Sea city of Burgas.

Society | July 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2955

Bulgaria Ambassador to US Receives Prestigious Award

Bulgarian Ambassador to the US, Elena Poptodorova received the annual General Federation of Women's Clubs award recognizing her work at a ceremony held in Chicago. "A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water,

Society | July 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1771

Aussies Apologize to Bulgaria for Offensive Advertisement

The Australian company, author of the "Why You Should Never Buy a Shirt Tailored by a Bulgarian" ad, has expressed regrets about the ad's content, largely viewed as offensive in Bulgaria, as the daily newspaper "Trud" (Labor) reports. The ad of the Austr

Society | July 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2926

Bulgaria State Gazette is Now Available on Internet

The Bulgarian State Gazette became available on the Internet Tuesday and its access through the Bulgarian Parliament's website is free for anyone. Until July 1, 2008 Bulgaria was the only country in the European Union without an electronic version of its

Society | July 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3528

Bulgaria Bids Farewell to Famous Singer Dimitar Ekimov

Relatives, friends and fans gathered Wednesday at the funeral of the popular Bulgarian musician and leading singer of the famous Slang group, Dimitar Ekimov - Dimi, who died Sunday afternoon after he crashed in the crash barrier on the Hemus Highway with

Society | July 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2767

Bulgarian Socialist MP Dies at 57

The MP from Coalition for Bulgaria party Yovko Yovkov died Wednesday morning, the parliament's Speaker Georgi Pirinski announced. No further details over the reasons of the death have been revealed so far.

Society » Obituaries | July 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3689

Mayor Opens New Sofia Boulevard

Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov is to open Wednesday the new boulevard "Andrey Saharov" in Bulgaria's capital after two years of construction. The facility is an extension of the central Dragan Tsankov Blvd.

Society | July 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2672

Suicidal Young Woman Rescued in Sofia

The young woman who spend hours on the stairway of a high-rise apartment building in Sofia threatening to commit suicide has been rescued Tuesday afternoon. For more then 6 hours the woman set on the windowsill of the 6th floor stairway window of apartme

Society | July 1, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1999

Bulgaria Education Ministry Awards Young Talents

Bulgaria's Education Minister Daniel Vulchev presented Tuesday at the Ministry's building certificates to the finalists from the national "Young Talents 2008" competition. The competition has been organized by the Education Ministry for the tenth consecu

Society | July 1, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1842

Sofia Has 35 Brand New Mercedes Buses

There is a strong possibility that by the end of 2008, the old "Ikarus" buses currently servicing public transportation in Sofia would be removed and replaced by new ones, according to a statement made Sofia's Mayor Boyko Borisov.

Society | July 1, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3741

Bulgaria Administration Minister Vows to Close Down Border Checkpoint

The Bulgarian Minister of State Administration Nikolay Vasilev the Ilinden Checkpoint at the Bulgarian-Greek border was going to be closed down within a month because it was dangerous for the people traveling trough it.

Society | July 1, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1735

Nu Image's Man in Bulgaria May Get Fined over Cut Trees

The chairman of Nu Boyana Studios in Bulgaria, David Varod, may be imposed a BGN 50,000 fine over felling of a number of trees on the territory of the Studios in the Boyana district in Sofia. The information was reported by municipal councillor Atanas Ch

Society | July 1, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1623

Miraculously No Lives Claimed in 19 Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria

A total of 19 heavy car crashes reported overnight across Bulgaria fortunately took no lives, data of the country's Interior Ministry show. The number of the passengers, who suffered injuries in the hits, is 21, as two of them are still in critical condi

Society | July 1, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1360

Sofia Sees 43% Increase in Transport Tickets Price

Citizens of Bulgaria's capital will pay BGN 1 for a regular ticket for one trip in the public transport since Tuesday, as decided by the Sofia Municipal Council about two weeks ago. The proposal for the 43% increase over the current price of BGN 0,7 was

Society | July 1, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1469

Russian Rockers Arrive to Bulgaria's Kavarna for July Morning Fest

A group of Russian rockers have arrived to the Black Sea town of Kavarna in northeast Bulgaria for the July Morning Fest taking place on Monday and Tuesday.

Society | June 30, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3707
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