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Ladies Celebrate International Holiday

Bulgarian men have it tough Saturday, with flower prices rocketing sky high, and women all around them eagerly expecting a colorful March 8 gift for their holiday. Internationally recognized as Women's Day, the holiday is often scolded by some women clai

Society | March 8, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2160

Bulgarian Monks Call for Opposition to Kosovo's Independence

Monks from the Bulgarian Zograph monastery on Mount Athos peninsula in Greece have sent a letter to the Bulgarian parliament demanding that the government oppose Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence. According to the monks, if the cabinet reco

Society | March 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1987

Bulgarian Diplomat Dies in Fall from 8th Floor in Moscow

Bulgarian diplomat Stoil Stoilov, third secretary for education and science matters in the embassy in Moscow, died Friday after falling from the eight floor of a building where he lived. According to the Russian authorities, the incident happened about 9

Society | March 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1907

Leading Bulgarian Media Invite MPs to Take Sofia-Kardam Train

In the wake of the Sofia-Kardam train fire, which killed nine people last weak, leading Bulgarian media invited members of the Parliament to travel with the train in question.

Society | March 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1386

Faces of 3 Presidents to Be Hewn into Rocks near Bulgaria's Simitli

The faces of three Bulgarian presidents are to be hewn into rocks near the town of Simitli, Mayor Apostol Apostolov announced Thursday. The first head of state elected in a democratic vote Zhelyu Zhelev will be among those, whose images are to be perpetu

Society | March 6, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3472

Culture Min Awarded over Support of Bulgaria Cinema Development

Culture Minister Stefan Danailov was awarded Thursday a beautiful statuette over his great contribution to recognition of Bulgarian cinema. The prize of Academica 21, association founded by famous Bulgarian art professors, was handed to the minister over

Society | March 6, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1615

Russian Legend Nikita Mihalkov to be Guest at Sofia Film Fest

The famous Russian filmmaker and actor Nikita Mihalkov is to arrive in Bulgaria on March 7 to be guest at Sofia Film Fest, which was opened Thursday in the National Palace of Culture in the capital city. Among the other stars, who will join the event are

Society | March 6, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1999

Cases of Sulphur Dioxide Poisoning of Bulgaria's Galabovo Enter Court

Bulgarian Supreme Cassation Prosecutor's Office has ordered instituting legal procedures against unknown perpetrator over the regular sulphur dioxide pollution in the town of Galabovo. The announcement was made by the national movement "Ekoglastnost" tha

Society | March 6, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4304

Star Named after Bulgarian Disasters Minister

The Bulgarian Minister of State Policy for Disasters Emel Etem was presented with a certificate naming a star after her for her 50th birthday.

Society | March 6, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1326

Bulgaria Deadly Train Fire May Have Started in Two Spots

The experts investigating the causes of the Sofia-Kardam train blaze last Thursday have reasons to believe the fire started in two different spots.

Society | March 6, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1893

Sofia Holds Service in Memory of 9 Train Flames Victims

Sofia paid its last respect to the nine Bulgarians, who died in the huge train fire last week by holding a memorial service in the country's biggest cathedral St. Alexander Nevski in the day of national mourning.

Society | March 5, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1378

Chief Prosecutor: Terrorist Attack against Bulgarian Killer Train Investigated

The fire that enveloped a night train in Bulgaria, killing nine people, could have been a result of a terrorist act, Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev said on Wednesday. "That is one of the versions police authorities work on since the very first day," Velc

Society | March 5, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1788

Freight Train Derails in Bulgaria, No Casualties

A freight train derailed early on Wednesday near the north-eastern Bulgarian town of Sindel, blocking the rail road but claiming no victims. According to officials, one of the derailed cars carried acid but no hazardous chemicals were spilled in the inci

Society | March 5, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1955

Bulgaria Mourns for Nine Victims of Hellish Train Fire

Bulgaria declared Wednesday a day of mourning in memory of the nine victims of the recent deadly fire on a train in northern Bulgaria. The decision came amid a raging controversy as to why the government skipped to declare days of mourning immediately af

Society | March 5, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2063

Bulgaria Road Carnage Claims 3 Lives Overnight

Three lives were claimed in 22 heavy car crashes reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 25 people were injured in the hits, as two of them are in critical condition.

Society | March 5, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 991

Bulgaria's Cabinet Gives BGN 10,000 to Train Blaze Victims' Relatives

Bulgaria's government decided to give compensations of BGN 10,000 to the relatives of the victims of the recent deadly fire on a train in northern Bulgaria.

Society | March 4, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1803

Bulgaria Mourns Train Fire Victims on March 5

Bulgaria's government decided that March 5 would be a day of national mourning for the victims of the deadly fire on a train in northern Bulgaria. PM Sergey Stanishev called for the extraordinary session of the Cabinet after the nine victims of the blaze

Society | March 4, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1765

Bulgarian Train Torch Claims 9th Life, All Victims Identified

The number of the victims, who died in the fire that enveloped a Bulgarian night train last week, reached nine after spinal column part of another dead body was found Tuesday. Medical experts proved it was a human remain that belongs to the body of one o

Society | March 4, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2738

Catalyst from Passenger Bag Set Bulgarian Train on Fire - Official

The fire that broke in the night train, traveling from Bulgaria's capital city to the northern town of Kardam on Thursday, has been caused by an extraneous element, the Chief Security Inspector with the country's State Railways Kiril Anguelov told the nat

Society | March 4, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2969

19 Suffer Injuries in 16 Heavy Crashes in Bulgaria Overnight

A total of 19 passengers have been injured in 16 road accidents that occurred across Bulgaria on Monday night. Fortunately, the hits took no lives but two of the people hurt are in critical condition.

Society | March 4, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1076

Bulgaria's Shumen Bids Farewell to 2 Train Fire Victims

Friends and relatives are to take Tuesday final leave of Professor Rasho Rashev, director of the National Archaeological Institute with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the 20-year-old Stoyan Kovachev, who died in the Bulgarian train blazes. Authori

Society | March 4, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1588
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