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Bulgaria Joins Europe's Car Free Day

Bulgaria has joined Europe's Car Free Day aimed both to reduce the use of cars and to improve road safety. Recent figures, and particularly statistics of deaths on the roads, have suggested that much more must be done to reduce the number of fatalities o

Society | September 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 818

Forks&Corks: Sesame Broccoli

Ingredients: 1 pound fresh broccoli; 1 tablespoon vegetable oil; 1 tablespoon vinegar; 1 tablespoon soy sauce; 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon granulated sugar; 1 tablespoon sesame seed, toasted

Society | September 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 802

Science: Sunless Tan Invented

Scientists have given mice a tan without exposing them to the sun, BBC reported.

Society | September 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 890

Special Flooring for Barefoot Flamenco Chill Diva in Sofia

Spanish leaders in the Flamenco Chill genre Chambao will get special flooring for their Sofia concert, as lead vocal La Mari performs barefoot, organizers have announced. La Mari always appears before the audience barefoot, as this makes her feel at home

Society | September 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1324

Actors' Blood Pressure Checked for Heart's Day in Bulgaria

Bulgarian actors had their blood pressure checked in Sofia, in celebration of the day of the heart - September 24. Drama masters and organizers from Astra Zeneka tried to urge more people from Sofia to drop by the National Theatre, where they can have th

Society | September 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 672

Judo Champ, Models, Military Men in Bulgaria's 1st Survivor

Bulgaria's first Survivor reality show has gathered quite a mix of contestants with a judo champ, models, a librarian and a grandma in the 16 that were "stranded" on a Dominican island. A man, who used to work for the communist state security agency, and

Society | September 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1127

Duran Duran Open MusicJam Fest in Bulgaria

UK pop wonders Duran Duran will open Sofia's MusicJam festival on October 20, organizers announced. Bulgarians will get the chance to see live the band that took the name of a mad scientist from the Jane-Fonda 1968 sci-fi Barbarella, for the price of BGN

Society | September 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1020

Bulgaria Meets Autumn/Winter in Style

With coming cooler and rainier autumn days Bulgarian fashion world has started revealing its style and designs for season Autumn/Winter 2006-2007.

Society | September 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1692

Int'l Puppet Fair Bemuses Sofia

Colourful costumes, extravagant spectacles and extreme skills from all over the world pour in downtown Sofia to celebrate the International Puppet Fair.

Society | September 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 882

Brit Funk Band Gigs Retroglide in Bulgaria

Brit funk band Level 42 staged a major gig in Sofia to mark the fifth birthday of local Jazz FM radio.

Society | September 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1142

Bulgaria's Big Brother 3 to See Baby Birth, Prize Set at EUR 250,000

Big Brother 3 has served another portion of shock and sensation after it announced the birth of a baby will take place live in next three months. Svetlana, 33, a mother of a child, entered the Big Brother house in the seventh month of pregnancy.

Society | September 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2337

Gilded Muses Reopen Bulgaria's Theatre Hearth

The National Theatre "Ivan Vazov" has revealed a gleaming facade with renewed gilded frieze of its muses. For several months scaffolding was propped up to enable renovation works of the theatre's outdoor decoration.

Society | September 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 851

Da Vinci's Works in Sofia Insured for EUR 4.6 M

The insurance of the 16 Renaissance manuscripts on art, exhibited at the National Library costs EUR 4.6 M per month, reports Trud daily.

Society | September 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 825

First Female Space Tourist Blasts off

An Iranian-American telecommunications entrepreneur became Monday the world's first female space tourist by heading for the international space station aboard a Russian spacecraft.

Society | September 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 826

Da Vinci Originals on Display in Bulgaria

Sixteen precious original works of genius Da Vinci and art by other Renaissance masters are on display at the National Library in Sofia, where they will thrill audiences for the next few weeks. Security measures at the National Library have been beefed u

Society | September 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 876

Scarlett Johansson Fascinated by Nazi Souvenirs in Bulgaria

Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has told the Daily Record that she was fascinated by the number of Nazi souvenirs she found in Sofia shops, while shooting the Black Dahlia in Bulgaria. Johansson, who also has Sofia's romantic atmosphere to thank for he

Society | September 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2991

Elephant Brings Thrills to Posh Sofia Shopping Street

A real live elephant strolling along the posh Sofia shopping Vitosha Boulevard thrilled kids and grownups Sunday morning. Everyone wanted to pet the playful animal, with the fitting name "Baby", who was definitely having fun, sniffing down policemen's pr

Society | September 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1737

Bulgaria's Capital Marks St Sofia Day

Bulgaria's capital celebrated Sunday St Sofia Day, the date when the Orthodox world pays homage to the Holy Martyrs Sofia and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Love.

Society | September 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1219

Precious Da Vinci Originals Arrive for Display in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's police announced Saturday that 16 precious original works of genius Da Vinci and art by other Renaissance masters have arrived safely in Sofia, where they will thrill audiences for the next few weeks. Security measures at the National Library

Society | September 16, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1059

Russian Govt. Denied Madonna a Space Trip

Madonna's controversial concert in Moscow has apparently angered some high-ranking officials, for the local government has voted against allowing the "Queen of Pop" a trip among the stars, reports say. Madonna's wish to take the 10-day trip in outer spac

Society | September 16, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1456

Bulgaria's "Prince of Ballads" Storms MTV Charts

Bulgarian pop idol Grafa, often dubbed as the local "prince of ballads" has taken the MTV World Chart Express by storm with his new single "The Happiest Man" landing straight at third place. "The Happiest Man" is the eight Bulgarian track to enter the mu

Society | September 16, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1161