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Chess King, Rock Mayor Picked Bulgaria's Men of 2005

World Chess Champion Vesselin Topalov and the mayor of the coastal town of Kavarna Tsonko Tsonev were picked Man of Year 2005. The competition runs every year organized by men's magazine Club M to recognise Bulgarian men of highest standing through the y

Society | December 3, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 952

Dutch Sinterklaas on Horseback in Downtown Sofia

Sinterklaas, the Dutch version of Santa Claus, crossed downtown Sofia on Saturday afternoon, riding horseback.

Society | December 3, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 9862

Online Vote Takes Bulgarian Singer to US Breakthrough

After no more than seven months in the United States Dessy Dobreva, the former singer in the highest rated program on Bulgarian TV the "Slavi's Show", succeeded to be on the playlists of the L.A.

Society | December 3, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1000

Forks&Corks: Black and White Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Ingredients: 1/2 cup white chocolate pieces, 1/2 cup milk chocolate pieces, 20 whole fresh strawberries, rinsed, patted dry, stems left on Preparation: Place white chocolate pieces in a small heavy saucepan; melt slowly over low heat.

Society | December 2, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 862

Health: Bird Flu Vaccine Made

A vaccine against the deadly ?5N1 strain of the bird flu has been discovered in the US, media reported Thursday. The news was broken by Anthony S.

Society | December 2, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1107

Science: Scientists Discover Red Dwarf Exoplanet

A team of French and Swiss astronomers announced that they have discovered one of the smallest planets ever found outside the solar system in an observatory in northern Chile.

Society | December 2, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 779

Retro Cabaret Ball Swings Sofia

A retro ball brought back to life memories from old-times Sofia, in the beginning of 20th century, when dance evenings and cabarets enjoyed quite popularity.

Society | December 1, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1293

Stereo MCs Hit Sofia Stage

UK hip-hop stars from Stereo MCs organized a major show for their Bulgarian fans Wednesday evening. This is the second visit of the British stars to Bulgaria.

Society | December 1, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1343

President's Christmas Charity Launched

A major charity campaign for helping ailing children will be launched for the third successive year December 1 at the initiative of President Georgi Parvanov.

Society | December 1, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 767

UNESCO Masterpiece of Bulgaria Now Digitally Armed

The Bistrishki Babi of Bulgaria, recently added to the list of UNESCO world masterpieces of oral and intangible human heritage, received a digital camera to record their performances. The gift was handed down to them by Culture Minister Stefan Danailov o

Society | November 30, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 969

Plovdiv's New Mall Goes Extra Trendy

The newly-opened shopping complex Excelsior in Plovdiv is readying for an attractive fashion show, held at the site to herald the holiday season. Miro, one of the trendiest Bulgarian fashion houses at the moment, has come up with a special holiday collec

Society | November 30, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1483

Stereo MCs Set to Impress Bulgaria

UK hip-hop stars from Stereo MCs arrived in Sofia Wednesday for a gig in the Bulgarian capital.

Society | November 30, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 889

President's Christmas Charity to Begin

The office of the Bulgarian President is about to open a major charity campaign for aiding children. "Bulgarian Christmas" kicks in December 1 to raise funds for drugs and medical facilities and help children in need.

Society | November 29, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 702

Australian Fans Muddle Harry Potter and Frodo

Australian fans have mistaken Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the wizard boy himself in the Harry Potter movies has been mistaken as the blue-eyed star of the Lord of the Rings movies, Elijah Wood. "So often people shout out, 'Hey Frodo!' as they think I'm E

Society | November 28, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1379

Bulgarian Beauty Race Draws Thousands

Almost 2 500 young Bulgarian pretties have vied to enter the Visage Models 2005 contest, one of the most popular beauty pageants in Bulgaria. In capital Sofia alone, almost 800 supermodel wannabes introduced themselves to the jury.

Society | November 28, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1127

Latest Potter Film Hits Revenue Record

The latest instalment in the Harry Potter film series has hit a revenue record, media say. As of Friday night, Harry Potter and The Goblet Fire had banked USD 171 million, Fox News say.

Society | November 28, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 875

UNESCO Adds Unique Bulgarian Voices to World Masterpieces

UNESCO has added the Bistrishki Babi - an ensemble of archaic polyphony, dances and ritual practices - to its list of masterpieces of oral and intangible human heritage. This was the first nomination of Bulgaria under the Third Proclamation of Masterpiec

Society | November 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 839

Smiles Lavishly Given Out to Varna Citizens

Children from the Child Parliament at Varna municipality strolled around the city on Saturday to give out smiles to passers-by. In a campaign running under the motto "Smile, Bulgaria!" the children of Varna strive to make people smile more often and turn

Society | November 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 921

Lego Toy Named after Bulgaria's Viktor Krum

The world leader in toys production Lego has created a new item with the name of Viktor Krum and the image of the Bulgarian actor playing his role.

Society | November 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2301

Harry Potter Premiere Brings Hollywood Glam to Bulgaria

Bulgaria saw its first Hollywood style premiere of a huge worldwide blockbuster, when "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" was launched with flashy lights, red carpet and VIP presence in Sofia. Movie director Mike Newell and Bulgarian-born star Stanisla

Society | November 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3242

Harry Potter Star, Director in Bulgaria for Premiere

Harry Potter star Stanislav Ianevski, who plays the role of Viktor Krum, is in his home country with the movie's director Mike Newell to give a Hollywood-like start to "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" in Sofia.

Society | November 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6225