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Truck Topples over, Closes E80 Route in Bulgaria

A heavy truck toppled over near the southern Bulgaria's town of Haskovo, blocking the international E80 route on Monday. Police advise drivers to use by-pass roads as a long line of cars has been building up, waiting for the heavy machine to be moved out

Society | February 11, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1664

Bulgaria Road Carnage Claims 5 Lives Overnight

A total of five lives were claimed in 15 heavy car crashes reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 13 people were injured in the hits, as one of them is in critical condition.

Society | February 11, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 896

Englishman Makes Best Grape Rakia in Southern Bulgaria

The Englishman Michael Weavers received the first prize in the annual competition for the best grape rakia (traditional Bulgarian brandy) in the village of Skalitza close to the city of Yambol in southeast Bulgaria. Weavers has been living in the nearby

Society | February 10, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5714

Eco-Protesters Clash with Owners over Construction in Bulgaria's Irakli

Local landowners tore down the posters of environmentalists who protested against the construction works in Irakli, a protected coastal area included in EU's NATURA 2000 Program.

Society | February 10, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3358

University Students Wannabes Flock to Sofia Education Forum

Young people, willing to get better education, came at the at the opening of a forum presenting more than 30 foreign universities in the framework of World Education project in Sofia on Saturday.

Society | February 9, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1524

1 Dead, 3 Hurt in Heavy Car Collision in Bulgaria's Capital

A 72-year-old man died on spot and three other passengers were injured in a hellish car crash that occurred in Sofia's neighborhood of Bozhurishte on Saturday. One of the passengers hurt, a woman at the age of 61, remains critical, doctors from Pirogov E

Society | February 9, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1376

Eco-activists Protest over Continuing Construction Works in Bulgaria's Irakli

Bulgarian environmentalists are to stage yet another protest on Sunday over the launch of construction works in the coastal Irakli-Emine, a protected area, included in NATURA 2000 program. According to the environmentalists, the construction works must b

Society | February 9, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1992

1 Killed in Overnight Crashes in Bulgaria

A total of 11 heavy accidents occurred across Bulgaria on Friday night, killing one person, data of the country's Interior Ministry shows. Other 10 ppassengers were injured in the hits, as one of them is in critical condition.

Society | February 9, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1254

Mostly Foreigners Adopt Children with Disabilities in Bulgaria - Report

Foreigners are those who most often adopt Bulgarian children with disabilities, social workers reported at a round table discussion over the problems of children in unequal social position. Bulgarians usually do not have enough money to provide these chi

Society | February 8, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1568

Bulgarian Teenager Loses 2 Fingers Lighting Firecracker

A 14-year-old boy from Sofia lost two fingers on Friday when a party firecracker exploded in his hands. The incident occurred when a group of boys were throwing firecrackers in a schoolyard in the capital's Ovcha Kupel district, police reported.

Society | February 8, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1656

British Gets World Press Photo Award

The international jury of the annual World Press Photo contest selected an image of the UK photographer Tim Hetherington as the photo of 2007. The picture shows a US soldier resting exhausted in a muddy bunker in Afghanistan and was taken in September by

Society | February 8, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1801

Bulgaria's Police Keeps Right to Log Internet Communication

Bulgaria's police will keep its right to log Internet communication despite the protests of Internet providers and users, the State Agency for Information Technologies and Communication announced. About 50 people rallied Thursday in Sofia to protest agai

Society | February 7, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2802

New Bulgarian Movie Shown at Berlinale 2008

A new Bulgarian movie was included in the selection of the Berlin Film Festival, which started Thursday. Corridor #8 directed by Boris Despodov is the first Bulgarian film in six years to enter the official selection of the prestigious festival.

Society | February 7, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2756

Bulgarian Town on Alert over High Air Pollution

Bulgaria's executive environmental agency has raised an alert on Thursday over record-high concentration of sulphur dioxide in the air over the central Bulgarian town of Galabovo. The pollution monitoring system in the town detected levels of the chemica

Society | February 7, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2571

Discarded Cigarette Sets Bulgarian High School on Fire

A discarded cigarette is believed to have sparked the blaze at a school in the central Bulgarian town of Kalofer on Thursday, Darik radio reported.

Society | February 7, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1764

Sofia Kinder-Garden Celebrates United Europe

A Sofia kinder garden organized Wednesday a special celebration called "Europe in the kinder garden," aiming at popularisation of the idea of a united Europe.

Society | February 6, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1724

Jazz Legend Dee Dee Bridgewater to Sing in Sofia Again

World jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater will visit Sofia for a second time to present her new project The Red Earth-A Malian Journey. Bridgewater will thrill Bulgarian fans with a concert in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture on March 18 2008.

Society | February 6, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1656

National Meeting to Aid Bulgaria Rural Areas

A national meeting of Bulgarian cultural community clubs (known as chitalishta) from rural areas is to take place Tuesday at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. It is sponsored by the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and Food Supply.

Society | February 5, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2346

Doctors Fight to Save Girl's Life after Sofia Playground Blast

Bulgarian doctors struggle to save the live of one of the teenage girls, injured in a blast at a children's playground in Sofia on Sunday. The 14-year-old girl has lost an eye in the explosion and suffered serious head traumas, medics reported.

Society | February 4, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1654

Bulgaria Road Carnage Claims 2 Lives Overnight

A total of two lives were claimed in 14 heavy car crashes reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 16 people were injured in the hits, as one of them is in critical condition.

Society | February 4, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1026

Bulgaria's Kuneva Awards "Safe Christmas!" Winners

EU commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kuneva inaugurated a children's drawing exhibition in Sofia, held within her Europe-wide initiative to raise awareness of dangerous products, particularly children' toys. Commissioner Kuneva handed out priz

Society | February 3, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1647
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