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Sarkozy Visit, Football Match Wreak Havoc on Traffic in Bulgarian Capital

Restrictions caused by the visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the football match between CSKA Sofia and Toulouse, as well as the ongoing teachers' strike have clogged the traffic in Bulgarian capital Sofia on Thursday. Several key boulevards w

Society | October 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1304

Bulgarian Rangers Go on Strike

Bulgarian rangers went on strike on Thursday, demanding higher wages, overtime pay and subsidies for protective wear. Forest rangers' trade union warned about its intention to go on strike back in June, claiming at that time that the budget allocation fo

Society | October 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1045

2 Killed in Car Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria

Two people died as 22 heavy car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 24 people were injured in the hits and three of them are in critical condition.

Society | October 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1049

1 Dead, 18 Injured in Chain Crash near Vratsa in Bulgaria

A total of 19 people were injured in the chain crash on Thursday morning near the town of Vratsa in northwestern Bulgaria on the road connecting the town to Oryahovo on the Danube. One man died in hospital shortly before an ambulance that was due to take

Society | October 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1032

Important Ancient Artefacts Found in Bulgaria's Perperikon

The team of archaeologists of the famous Bulgarian Professor Nikolay Ovhcarov has unearthed three unique artefacts from the different epochs of the ancient city Perperikon. The three artefacts were unearthed during the four-month excavations of the team,

Society | October 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7904

Bulgaria's War on Wheels Claims 3 Victims Overnight

Three passengers died as 25 heavy car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 29 people were injured in the hits and three of them are in critical condition.

Society | October 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 988

"Ratatouille" Makes Parisians Go Nuts for Pet Rats

The US box-office hit "Ratatouille", starring an animated rodent, who dreams of becoming a top Parisian chef, has sparked a new pet rats trend in the French capital, a pets association said, cited by French media.

Society | October 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1366

Quarter of Sofia's Citizens Suffer from Mental Diseases - Report

A quarter of the Sofia citizens suffer from some kind of mental disease, a research of the Sofia City Hall showed.

Society | October 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1508

Young Scientist Protest by Rolling Pumpkins on Sofia Square

Dozens of young Bulgarians scientists gathered Tuesday in Sofia and rolled pumpkins over the Batenberg Square as a means of protest against the miserable state funding. By rolling pumpkins on the square, the scientist wanted to show what should be done w

Society | October 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1049

1 Killed in 22 Car Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria

One passenger died as 22 heavy car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 22 people were injured in the hits and one of them is in critical condition.

Society | October 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1403

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Opens New Year in Military Academy

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Rumen Petkov opened Tuesday the new academic year in the Military Academy. "The employees of the Interior Ministry have scored excelent results in their work, which is mainly due to the good training in the Academy," Minister

Society | October 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1156

Diplomat Breaks Barriers of Pedestrian Zone on Sofia Street

The barriers that the Sofia Municipality installed last week on the Graf Ignatiev Street to curb the passing of cars, were broken by a car with diplomat licence plates, which tried to go through them, Sofia's deputy mayor informed the media on Monday.

Society | October 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1507

Sofia's New Dramatic Theatre Opens Season

The Sofia New Dramatic Theatre "Salza i Smyah" opened its doors for the new season on Monday morning after it was fully renovated.

Society | October 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1315

Sofia University Stands Its Ground at New Academic Year Start

Sofia University "Saint Kliment Ohridski" inaugurated the new academic year on October 1 and renewed its claims for higher wages and state subsidies.

Society | October 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1263

Sofia's Sheraton Hotel Hosts "Lux Only" Conference

The second Lux Only conference, which will bring together a group of experienced global professionals in the luxury businesses, was opened Monday at Sofia's Sheraton Hotel. Among the topics to be discussed at the two-day event are the local luxurious mar

Society | October 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2802

Sofia University Opens Academic Year amid Threats of Closure

Sofia University "Saint Kliment Ohridski" is to inaugurate the new academic year on October 1 but may close its doors shortly after. Sofia University, which is the oldest university in Bulgaria and until recently the most prestigious one, will welcome it

Society | October 1, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1072

Bulgaria Police Says Road Death Toll on the Rise

A total 760 people died in car crashes and traffic accidents in Bulgaria in the first nine months of the year, up from 741 in the same period of last year. However, the number of traffic accidents went down from 6 144 to 5 879, while the number of people

Society | September 30, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1111

5 Killed in Car Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria

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

Society | September 30, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1209

Violin Virtuoso Nigel Kennedy Finetunes Strings in Sofia

World-famous violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy staged on Saturday an open rehearsal at the music school in Sofia, six days ahead of his much anticipated concert here. This is the third time that Nigel Kennedy comes to Bulgaria after having performed here in

Society | September 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7936

Immigrant Paper in Bulgarian Launched in Ireland

A new newspaper for the growing immigrant community in Ireland has been launched, featuring articles in seven languages, including Bulgarian, the Irish Independent reported.

Society | September 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1693

Week in Advance

SATURDAY *** Third national battlefield paintball tournament held in Sofia ***

Society | September 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1065
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