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Sofia Cools Eros with 100kg Ice

Eros Ramazzotti will fight Sofia's summer heat with 100 kilograms of ice, his hosts have revealed. The Italian megastar also wants "huge amounts" of light drinks and mineral water, the local press says.

Society | April 25, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 804

Bulgarians See Simply Red for EUR 17

Tickets for the Simply Red concert in Bulgaria will be launched for sale on May 2, organizers of the event announced on Tuesday. A pass costs EUR 17, which will jump to EUR 22 on the actual day of the gig.

Society | April 25, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 593

Exhibit Marks Bulgarian Poet, Artist's Anniversary

Bulgaria's renowned poet and artist Ivan Davidkov's 80th anniversary was marked with an exhibition in Sofia.

Society | April 24, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 640

Bulgarian Actress Strips for Don Juan Play Photo Session

Bulgarian actress Ani Papadopolu took off her clothes for a photo session advertising the newest "Don Juan" play in the National Theater in Sofia. Actors Venelin Ganev, Dimitar Rachkov, Deyan Donkov, Julian Vergov, Valeri Yordanov, and Zachari Baharov or

Society | April 24, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1224

Book Crossing Enters Bulgaria

Bulgaria has become one of the many countries that gave a home to the the practice of book crossing, media said. Book Crossing is the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by people, who then return it for others to follow

Society | April 24, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 565

Sofia Heart, Liver Transplant Patients in Good Condition

The two patients, who were transplanted heart and liver from one donor at Sofia's "Lozenets" hospital in the end of the week, are feeling good, it emerged Sunday. The two 33-year-old patients spoke to journalists on Sunday and told them that they feel we

Society | April 23, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 403

Bulgaria's 2nd City "Eats Up" Giant Easter Cake

A record-big Easter cake was "engulfed" by citizens from Bulgaria's second city Plovdiv. The sweet pastry weighted 501kg and was 65meters long.

Society | April 23, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 726

Literature Admirers Celebrate World Book Day

The annual celebration of World Book Day will be held on Sunday, April 23, the day commemorating the death of two of the most famous authors - William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes.

Society | April 23, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 418

Bulgaria Under the Spell of "Christos Voskrese"

On the holy night of Easter and all over the next forty days, Orthodox believers in Bulgaria greet each other with "Christos voskrese".

Society | April 23, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1042

Sofia Revives the Berlin Wall

People in Sofia won't have to travel far for a glimpse of the Berlin wall anymore, it emerged Saturday. The Bulgarian capital will put on display a segment of the historical German landmark.

Society | April 22, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 685

Easter Goes Posh with Golden Eggs

Bulgarians who find the traditional coloured eggs for Easter too plain now have a more sophisticated choice. A local bank put up for sale eggs plated with 24-carat gold.

Society | April 22, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 516

Bulgaria's Easter Preparations Peak

The joy and anticipation of Orthodox Christians culminate on Holy Saturday, the day right before celebrating the Resurrection of Christ. Holy Saturday is time for still mourning the death of God's crucified son.

Society | April 22, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 589

Cardinal Backs Limited Condom Use

One of the Roman Catholic Church's most distinguished cardinals publicly backed the use of condoms among married couples to prevent AIDS transmission.

Society | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 408

Unique Transplantations Carried Out in Sofia Hospital

Unique liver and heart transplantations were carried out in Sofia's Lozenets hospital. The organs were taken from a lady after her brain death and were transplanted to men, both 30 years old.

Society | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 729

Van Damme Action Gathers Speed in Sofia

Action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme is in the midst of a filming marathon in Sofia. The star from "Double Impact" and "Universal Soldier" is shooting his latest project in the outskirts of the Bulgarian capital.

Society | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2530

Fountains Refresh Bulgaria's Capital

The center of Bulgaria's capital city Sofia was refreshed in the sunny Friday morning with the test launch of the fountains in front of the National Palace of Culture. Over 40 fountains in Sofia have been reconstructed, Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov announc

Society | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 673

J.Lo Delays Bulgarian Concert

Jennifer Lopez has put off her concert in Sofia, which was due to take place on May 2. The gig was re-scheduled for May 23, organizers announced on Friday.

Society | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 647

National Geographic Films Bulgarian Fortress

National Geographic will make a film about Bulgaria's Perperikon, according to press reports. The ancient fortress, built some 7 000 years ago, is awaiting the television crew right after Easter festivities.

Society | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1122

Study: Sexy Women Make Men Stupid

Belgian scientists say they have proven that sexy women affect men's decision-making. The team showed images of sexy women or lingerie to men who were about to play a financial game.

Society | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1878

Forks and Corks: Easter Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients: 1 pound bacon, 1/4 cup diced onion, 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper, 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, 8 eggs, 2 cups milk, 1 package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed Directions:

Society | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 510

Asthma Tortures 500 000 Bulgarians

About half a million Bulgarians are suffering asthma, it was announced Thursday during a conference on the disease. The forum, held in Sofia, brought together both Bulgarian and international specialist, who sought new ways to control the respiratory dis

Society | April 20, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1035