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Sofia Airport Opens for "Shooter" Wesley Snipes

Hollywood star Wesley Snipes is among the first people to visit Sofia's new airport terminal to shoot in Nu Image Bulgaria's latest project . Snipes, the crew and about 300 extras filled the empty terminal with life as his character, an assassin, embark

Society | June 8, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2323

Shaolin Monks Unleash in Sofia

The world famous Shaolin monks gathered thousands of intrigued spectators to the National Palace of Culture to watch their unique skills.

Society | June 7, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 564

Bulgaria's History "Told" in Dances

National folklore ensemble "Bulgare" told the history of Bulgaria in its historical dance spectacle "Bulgaria through the centuries". The choreography of the dance spectacle is of Hristo Dimitrov, who established the ensemble.

Society | June 7, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 785

2 Pregnant After Epic Baby-Making Night in Bulgaria

Two happy couples are proud parents-to-be after they took part in a unique marathon of simultaneous baby-making, along with 98 other pairs, organizers announced. "The longest love night", a campaign for boosting Bulgaria's population, brought a much want

Society | June 7, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 801

Bulgaria Casts Hotties for Boy Band

Bulgaria is looking for fresh sexy men to form a boy band, organizers from the musical project "The Band" announced Tuesday in Sofia. The most talented and hottest men in Bulgaria will become stars, with a chance to record in a Swedish studio frequented

Society | June 6, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1179

Bulgaria Dedicates 2006 to Excellent Students

Rectors of leading Bulgarian universities dedicated the year 2006 to the excellent students in the country. The idea of the Council of the universities rectors was inspired by the coincidence of today's date including three sixes - 06.

Society | June 6, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 476

Coffee Makes People More Open-Minded

Moderate amounts of caffeine can have an impact on the extent to which we can be persuaded, a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology revealed. University of Queensland researchers found that with caffeine consumption people are more

Society | June 6, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1393

Renewed Fountains to Cool Sofia in the Summer

Bulgaria's capital Sofia center will be cooled in the hot summer days by the renewed fountains in front of the National Palace of Culture. Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov and Kevin Starling, "Sofiyska voda" CEO inaugurated more than 40 renovated fountains tha

Society | June 6, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 649

Shaolin Monks in Sofia to Show Off Martial Arts

Twenty of the Shaolin monks arrived Monday morning in Bulgaria to show their authentic martial art in a series of shows. Upon their arrival in Bulgaria the monks met with the mayor of the capital Boyko Borissov, who also takes pride in a long karate hist

Society | June 5, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 642

Bulgaria European Leader in Alcohol Consumption - Survey

Bulgaria is occupying a leading position in Europe alcohol consumption list, a recent survey revealed. What's most concerning is the fact that more and more young children in Bulgaria drink alcohol, commented doctor Daniela Aleksieva from Horizonti 21 fo

Society | June 5, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1473

Sofia Reopens Landmark Fountains

Sofia's renovated fountains in front of the National Palace of Culture will be inaugurated this week, hoping to bring old-days charm back to the popular meeting spot. The water complex had run dry in 1992.

Society | June 5, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 468

Clean Sofia Campaign Kicks Off on World Environment Day

Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov and the chair of the capital's municipal council Vladimir Kissiov gave a start to the "My Hope for Clean Sofia" campaign. The launch of the ecologic campaign coincided with the World Environment Day.

Society | June 5, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 592

Bulgarians in Pursuit of Serbian Lotto Jackpot

Bulgarians, Romanians, Macedonians and Greeks are travelling to Serbia to try their luck for the EUR 2 M lottery jackpot. The pursuit is becoming even more heated as fatalists are also joining it as the jackpot will be drawn on June 6, 2006.

Society | June 5, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1373

Bulgaria Marks World Environment Day

Bulgaria will join world celebrations of the Environment Day - June 5. Special ecological games for endangered species will be held in Sofia for the children.

Society | June 5, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 343

280 000 Bulgarian Couples Sterile

Medics at an international conference in Varna have announced that 280 000 Bulgarian families were unable to have children, media reported Sunday. The forum brought together 120 scientists, 35 of them foreign guests.

Society | June 4, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 425

Bulgaria Shows First Cosmonaut's Suit

Bulgarians will soon be able to see with their own eyes the space suit of Georgi Ivanov, the country's first man who went in outer space. That will be the main exhibit in a show that opens in Sofia next week, retelling the history of Bulgarian achievemen

Society | June 4, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1135

Bulgaria Crowns Rose Queen, 17

A 17-year-old charmer has become Bulgaria's new Rose Queen, celebrating a local festival dedicated to the fragrant flower. Radosveta Dragieva shone brightest among 19 gals who were competing for the popular title.

Society | June 4, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 734

Bulgarians Gulp Four Tons of Honey

An incredible amount of more than four tons of honey was eaten up by Sofia's people on Saturday, in what was an aim at a Guinness record. Visitors to the large South Park were welcomed with jars of the healthy sweetness, a SNA reporter said.

Society | June 3, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1693

Cars Bring Retro Charm to Sofia

Mercedes, Mini Cooper, Jaguar, Maserati, Opel, Buick and several more were the producers that were featured Saturday in a Sofia parade of retro vehicles. Owners of the old but classy machines drove them to the square in front of the Alexander Nevski Cath

Society | June 3, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 542

Bulgaria Builds "Walk of Rock"

Ronnie James Dio, Deep Purple's Ian Gillen and many more from world rock are set to become a inseparable part of Bulgaria's Black Sea attractiveness. Statues of the rock legends who have performed there will rise in a local "Walk of Rock," media said.

Society | June 3, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1480

Egyptian Papyri Art Secrets Unveiled in Sofia

An exhibition showing ancient Egyptian papyri opened in Sofia's National Library.

Society | June 2, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2702