Society

Same-Sex Marriages Discussed in Sofia

Hundreds of gays and lesbians are discussing the matters of same-sex marriages and families at the 28th Annual Conference of the International ILGA Association.

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1251

Hilton Sofia with Gruesomely Amusing Offer for Halloween

As Halloween - the time of ghosts, goblins, gravestones and graveyards - approaches, Hilton Sofia conjured up a gruesomely amusing offer.

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 873

Angelina Jolie to Adopt Kid from India

Angelina Jolie is set on expanding her international family and has started a procedure for adopting an Indian orphan, reports claim. Jolie, who gave birth to the daughter of Brad Pitt, has two more adopted kids - Cambodian Maddox and Zahara from Ethiopi

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1525

Scientist Uses Physics to Dethrone Dracula, Spooks

Days before Halloween, a physicist from the University of Central Florida has proven that ghost, spooks, vampires and zombies do not exist. Using science instead of a wooden stake or garlic, Costas Efthimiou has metaphorically killed Count Dracula, the m

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3375

Bulgarian Book Fair Opens Doors in Sofia

The third Bulgarian book fair will be opened on Thursday with a sanctification ceremony at The Earth and People Museum.

Society | October 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 803

Gay, Lesbian Forum Welcomes Bulgaria to the EU

The International Association of Gays and Lesbians for Europe opened its 28th Annual Conference in Sofia on Thursday with delegates from all over the continent admitting Bulgaria is ready for the EU. Hosting the forum in Bulgaria shows how much we trust

Society | October 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3804

Bulgaria's Musicians Say Naked No to Intellectual Robbery

Famous Bulgarian artists have taken off some of their clothes for a photo exhibition in protest against intellectual piracy opened Thursday by Culture Minister Stefan Danailov. The photos display 29 Bulgarian artists, half-naked and with a warning notice

Society | October 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1305

Divorce "Won't be Costing Billionaire Abramovich a Cent"

Legally Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is poor as a church mouse, Russian NTV has reported, and what was rumoured to be the priciest divorce in history wouldn't even cost him a cent. Abramovich's financial advisors have come up with an ironclad sch

Society | October 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1389

Street Parade Commemorates Car Crash Victim in Bulgaria

The friends of a 20-year-old Bulgarian, who was killed in a car crash, have found a way to honour his memory with a smile, Darik News reported. Spanish DJ Aldolf Marsan and locals Balthazar and Jackrock will throw a street parade in the Kaloyan Kolev's n

Society | October 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 775

Sunshine Marks "Winter Herald" in Orthodox Bulgaria

Orthodox Bulgarians mark Thursday the St Dimitar Day, believed to herald the beginning of winter, amid forecasts of warm, sunny weather. According to Christian mythology, St Dimitar, "master of frost and snow", rides a red horse and the year's first snow

Society | October 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 647

Bulgaria Celebrates 400th Anniversary of Rembrandt's Birth

Bulgaria celebrates 400th anniversary of Rembrandt's birth with a special exhibition at the Academy Gallery, which opend on Wednesday. The exhibition, which is part of the world celebrations on the occasion, includes helio-engravings and digital prints o

Society | October 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 748

Europe's Oldest Child Skeleton Excavated in Bulgaria

An 8000 years old child's skeleton was found in the Ohoden village, north Bulgaria, at archaeological excavations, Darik News reported.

Society | October 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1477

Seal's Gigs Moves Sofia

British pop soul star Seal brought his melodic tunes to Bulgaria for the first time on October 25. The show proved to be a unique one, especially bearing in mind the singer's reputation for making each concert a true spectacle.

Society | October 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4769

Bulgarians, French Join Efforts in Kidney Transplantation

A team of French doctors carried out a kidney transplantation from a live donor (mother) to a 15-yea-old girl in Sofia's Pirogov emergency hospital, Bulgaria's Health Ministry announced.

Society | October 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 636

Heating Workers Stumble Upon Ancient Tombs in Sofia

Construction workers, digging for heating pipes, stumbled upon a surprising discovery right before the building of the Agriculture Ministry in Sofia. Two tombs that were most likely connected with the West Serdika necropolis were unearthed in the digs, b

Society | October 24, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1593

Bulgaria "Charmed" Hollywood Star Hilary Duff

US movie star Hilary Duff is enjoying her first visit to Bulgaria, as she is shooting a Nu Image movie in the country's second city of Plovdiv. Duff is charmed by what she has seen from the country so far, and she likes the people a lot, Producer Les Wel

Society | October 24, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 13242

Romanian Hottie Outruns Bulgarian in Miss Maxim 2006

Bulgarian Beauty Vanya Rangelova has ranked second in the world Miss Maxim competition, right after Romanian Cristina Dimitriu. With the two countries racing for a better first impression at the EU entry, this second place is yet another blow for Bulgari

Society | October 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8645

Dolly Parton Launches European Tour

Famed Country singer Dolly Parton is launching her first European tour in close to 40 years. The last time the ample-bosomed blonde toured Europe was in 1970, and she will be returning come March of 2007.

Society | October 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1365

Bulgarian Princess Prefers to be Surprised by Her Baby's Sex

Bulgarian princess Kalina, the youngest child of former Bulgarian king and prime minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg, announced she would prefer not to know the sex of her baby until the day it is born, she said in an interview for Bulgarian 24 Hours daily.

Society | October 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3147

Bulgarian Princess Kalina Pregnant with First Child

The youngest child of former Bulgarian king and prime minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg, Kalina is pregnant, Trud daily reported. Kalina's baby will be Simeon's 11th grandchild.

Society | October 22, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4329

Bulgarian Movie Stands Chances of Winning Oscar

Bulgarian director Milena Andonova's debut feature film Monkeys in Winter (Maimuni prez zimata) has already grabbed several local and international movie awards and is now heading off for the Oscars' red carpet. The reel will go to the first round, where

Society | October 21, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1341