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Europeans Prefer Domestic Holidays - Survey

More than half of the holiday trips of four nights and more in European Union member states were domestic, says a report of Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities. The highest proportions of domestic holidays were recorded in Greece

Society | July 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 660

Forks and Corks: Cheese and Pasta in a Pot

Ingredients: 1 (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni

Society | July 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 690

Fashion: Eye-Catching Prints

During this summer's hottest days (and nights) you will look ultra chic in bold floral or ethno prints. While in previous seasons wearing the bulk and bright patterns all over might have been dangerously close to kitsch, this style is feminine and sexy t

Society | July 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 690

Bulgaria Unearths Acropolis-Rivalling Ancient Sanctuary

Bulgarian archaeologists have continued their amazing streak at the ancient sanctuary of Perperikon, unearthing a temple five times larger than Athens' Acropolis.

Society | July 20, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5535

Bulgarian Coastal Mayor Blamed for Monsters of Rock Cancellation

Organizers of the famous Monsters of Rock festival have blamed the mayor of the Black Sea host city of Varna for failing to bring to life the major event.

Society | July 20, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 726

Sharing Bed Weakens Men's Mind - Scientists

Sharing their bed with another person can reduce men's brainpower, scientists at the University of Vienna have found out. When men spend the night in the same bed with someone else, their sleep patterns are disturbed.

Society | July 20, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1277

Bulgaria Celebrates Ilinden

Bulgaria marks July 20 the 103th anniversary since the legendary Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising, organized to fight the fractioning of the country. The 1878 Berlin Congress preceded the rebellion.

Society | July 20, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 871

Bulgaria's Monsters of Rock Fails

Bulgaria has canceled its edition of the famous Monsters of Rock festival, media broke Wednesday. Instead of a festival, Bulgarian fans of the harder sound will have to do with a sole concert, according to reports.

Society | July 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1815

Hepatitis Roams in Bulgarian Roma Neighbourhood

A total of 64 people from the Roma-populated district of Stolipinovo in Bulgaria's second city of Plovdiv have been infected with Hepatitis A, since the beginning of the month, reports say. The outspread is becoming even more alarming as the majority of

Society | July 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 611

Sofia Sees Race to the Altar

Sofia citizens are keener to tie the knot in the first months after the sweltering summer heat and vacations are over, statistics show. The peak of the wedding feast comes in September, when an average of 700-800 couples head for the altar.

Society | July 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 688

Bulgaria's Culture Minister Honours Folklore Fest

Bulgaria's Culture Minister Stefan Danailov met Tuesday the participants in Sofia's international folklore fest "Vitosha 2006". The minister said that he was happy to see the festival grow during its ten years and that the number of audience they had gat

Society | July 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 751

Missis Globe 2006 to Glow with Bulgarian Diamond Dresses

Finalists in the Missis Globe 2006 beauty race will shine in "Fashion and Diamonds," the latest collection by young Bulgarian designer Virginia Zdravkova, media said Tuesday. The pageant, which takes place this weekend in California, will have Ivana Sken

Society | July 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3003

Stamp Commemorates Bulgarian Prima Ghena Dimitrova

Bulgaria emitted new postage stamps, featuring Bulgaria's opera prima Ghena Dimitrova. The idea belongs to Hristina Anguelakova, chairman of the "National Opera and Ballet" foundation, on the occasion of her 65th birth anniversary.

Society | July 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 919

Bulgarian-Spanish Hip-Hop Hits the Screen

A Bulgarian-Spanish track that has emerged as the hottest hip-hop hit in Bulgaria this summer will have its video premiere this week. "Double Filtered" by Upsurt and Spanish rap star Mala Rodriguez will be shown for the first time on Wednesday.

Society | July 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1019

Church Slams Bulgarian TV Ad

The advertisement for Bulgaria's third season of Big Brother appeared Tuesday to have maddened the Orthodox Church. According to a statement by the Varna and Velikopreslav metropolitan, the video was "an obvious and arrogant promotion of sins," media sai

Society | July 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 807

France Decorates Colombia's Latin Rock Wonder Juanes

After he became the first person to hold a concert before the European Parliament and was called the greatest envoy of his native Colombia, Latin rock star Juanes will also be decorated with the highest French artistic honor.

Society | July 17, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6430

Pieces of Bulgarian Arts "Father" on Display

Some of the most emblematic canvasses of Ivan Murkvichka (1856-1938) form part of a major exhibition to mark 150 years since his birth.

Society | July 16, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 758

World's Ballet Elite Back to Bulgaria's Black Sea

The oldest in the world international ballet competition in Varna has met its 2006 contestants under romantically ivy-dressed arches.

Society | July 16, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2292

Skid Row Legend Shakes up Bulgarian Coast

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach has thrilled thousands of fans at a free concert in the Black Sea coast town of Kavarna.

Society | July 16, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1892

Youth of Bulgaria Takes Care of Culture Riches

Bulgarian schoolchildren and students have committed to gather litter and revive the beauty of two of Bulgaria's oldest capitals - Pliska and Preslav.

Society | July 15, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 531

Brunei Sultan Anniversary Brings in Asia's Elite

More than 10,000 guests have flocked at a lavish anniversary banquet for the Sultan of Brunei, one of the world's richest men. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who turns 60 on Saturday, has been absolute ruler of the oil-rich Asian state for nearly four decades.

Society | July 15, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 894