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Sofia University Rejects Matriculations as Entry

Obligatory matriculation exams, expected to be held for the first time by Bulgaria's high school students in 2008, will not be accepted as entry to Sofia's University St. Kliment Ohridski.

Society | November 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1096

Bulgaria Capital Pays Tribute to Modern Classic Radichkov

A monument of Yordan Radichkov, the most subtle and prolific Bulgarian writer of the previous century, was unveiled in the garden next to the National Art Gallery in Sofia on Wednesday.

Society | November 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1400

Sofia University Picks History Dept Dean for President

Sofia's St Kliment Ohridski University, Bulgaria's oldest and biggest university, elected Ivan Ilchev, 54, its department of history dean, to serve as its next president. He replaces incumbent Boyan Biolchev, who had to step down from the position he has

Society | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1305

Students from Yet Another Bulgarian Town Rally against Obligatory Matriculations

Students from southern Bulgaria's town of Petrich are to gather in front of the Municipality building on Wednesday to rally against the obligatory matriculation exams. The protestors called on the youngest students to join their rally, as they will have

Society | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1662

Patriarch Bartholomew I Pays Visit to Bulgaria

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians around the world, arrived in Bulgaria on Wednesday. The patriarch will stay in the country for two days at the invitation of the Holy Synod.

Society | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1928

Christmas Fast Invites Bulgarians to Repent Sins

Bulgarian Orthodox Church opens Wednesday the traditional Christmas fast, a forty-day period hailing the humbleness of soul and body to meet the birth of Jesus Christ. The Long Lent, as it is also known, is seeking to purify people's bodies and souls, to

Society | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1229

Miraculously No Victims Claimed in 19 Car Hits Overnight in Bulgaria

A total of 19 car accidents occurred Tuesday night across Bulgaria, miraculously claiming no victims. The number of the passengers injured in the hits is 24, as the lives of several of them are still in danger.

Society | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 900

Sofia University to Choose New President

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski is to elect new president and members of the Academic Council on Wednesday.

Society | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1179

Sofia Moves to Quell Villager Fears over New Dumpsite

Sofia deputy mayor Minko Gerdzhikov tried on Tuesday to calm locals from the village of Gorni Bogrov, previously a likely dumpsite for Sofia's garbage, saying that the stinking bales won't be stored there. Tension flared after another deputy mayor, Maria

Society | November 13, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1166

Elderly Man Run over by Fast Train in Bulgaria

A fast train run over a 65-year-old man near the station in Bulgaria's village of Gavrailovo late on Monday. The man, whose identity has not been revealed yet, died on spot.

Society | November 13, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1216

Bulgarian Woman Hit by Car at Zebra Crossing

A 44-year-old woman was hit by a car at a zebra crossing in Bulgaria's town of Gabrovo late on Monday. The victim has been rushed to a nearby hospital with her pelvis and leg broken.

Society | November 13, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1517

1 Dies in 25 Hellish Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria

One passenger died as 25 heavy car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 21 people were injured in the hits, one of them in critical condition.

Society | November 13, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 944

Mine Accident Claims Another Worker's Life in Bulgaria

A worker was killed after being caught in a conveyor belt in an open coal mine near Bulgaria's town of Pernik on Monday. The tragic accident happened in Republika mine where the electrician Georgi Gyorev got pinned between the coal transporting conveyor

Society | November 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1199

Wedding Bells for Bulgaria's Top Swimmer Stoychev

Petar Stoychev, Bulgaria's best swimmer and the fastest man to swim across the English Channel, said "I do" to his beloved, the reporter Asya Anastasova in the capital city of Sofia on Sunday.

Society | November 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3691

Heavy Crash Closes Bulgaria's Kresna Defile

A heavy car crash has blocked the traffic at the Kresna defile near Bulgaria's town of Blagoevgrad on Monday. One of the passengers was rushed to a hospital in the nearby town of Sandanski with serious injuries.

Society | November 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1117

Bulgaria Braces for Sharp Fall in Temperatures, Snows

After a weekend of snows and high winds, the new week set in with heavy downpours only to bring more freezing cold temperatures, according to weather forecasts.

Society | November 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1566

5 Killed in Car Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria

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

Society | November 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 982

Bulgarian Nurse Freed from Libya Launches Biography

Kristiyana Valcheva, one of the five Bulgarian nurses who spent more than eight years in a Libyan jail accused of deliberately infecting children with the HIV, has launched her biography describing her ordeal in Sofia on Sunday. Ghost-written by Bulgaria

Society | November 11, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2810

Thousands Left without Electricity, Water after Snowfalls in Bulgaria

Dozens of villages and thousands of people have been left without electricity and water after the first significant snowfall in Bulgaria at the weekend, Darik News reported on Sunday. The worst hit were the regions in northeastern Bulgaria - Varna, Shume

Society | November 11, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1869

7 Killed in Car Crashes Overnight as First Snow Falls in Bulgaria

Seven people died as 17 heavy car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. The first significant snowfalls have caused traffic problems for motorists all over Bulgaria at the weekend.

Society | November 11, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1448

Snow Strands Five Buses in Bulgaria's Rhodopi Mountain

Five buses ended up stuck in the Rhodopi Mountain, Southern Bulgaria, at the end of a day of snows, winds and cold temperatures. The buses, part of the fleet of a Plovdiv-based company, were travelling to the villages of Dedevo, Bojkovo, Gulubovo and a h

Society | November 10, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1831
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