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Greeks Come to Bulgaria for Cremations

Greek citizens have started visiting Bulgaria not for tourism but to cremate their relatives, Ta Nea newspaper reported. Greeks chose Bulgaria because the service in the country is very easy and cheaper compared to other countries.

Society | February 8, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1173

Austria Exhibits XIX Century Bulgarian Books

Austria's National Library is devoting an exhibition to Bulgarian books printed in Vienna between 1845 and 1878 on Thursday. Bulgaria's Deputy Culture Minister Ina Kileva will officially open the exhibition in the Parade Hall of the library on Thursday.

Society | February 8, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 899

Bulgaria Opens National Conference on Health Care

Bulgaria's Health Minister Radoslav Gaydarski opened Wednesday the second national conference on informational and communication technologies in health care. Bulgarian and foreign specialist took part in the conference.

Society | February 7, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 811

Most Tickets for Bulgaria's "Vienna Ball" Sold Already

Most of the tickets for the charity "Vienna Ball" that is to take place in Sofia on February 17 have already been sold, organizers announced. A total of 320 tickets have already been snatched by Sofia's elite with just 30 more to go.

Society | February 7, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1007

Bulgaria's Pop Duo Karizma Shoots in King Residence

The most successful Bulgarian duet Karizma shot a unique ethno video in the ex-king Simeon Saxe-Coburg's residence Vrana. The single "Fool for you" came out for the final stage of the Bulgarian song in Eurovision contest.

Society | February 7, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1458

Bulgarian Bus Stop "Screens Porn" for Passengers

One bus stop in Bulgaria is leaving public transportation riders squirming in their seats by screening soft-core porn, the British www.metro.

Society | February 7, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2465

Korea's KBS Shoots Documentary on Bulgaria

Shots and interviews from Bulgaria's seaside town Sozopol will be included in a Korean documentary movie about the country. A team of the Korean television KBS visited the sea town, which is rich on historical events and monuments, to take shots and inte

Society | February 6, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 967

Carnegie Hall Recalls Rescue of Bulgarian Jews

A grandiose concert at Carnegie Hall, New York, recognized those who displayed extraordinary courage to save Jews from genocide during World War II and the role of Bulgaria, in particular.

Society | February 6, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1710

UK Nostalgic over Bulgaria's Wines

The UK newspaper Scotsman published an article, whose author remembers with nostalgia the times when Bulgarian wines were very popular in the UK. "There was a time in this country when Bulgarian cabernet sauvignon was as popular as Australian shiraz is n

Society | February 5, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 938

Bulgaria Sings for Libya-Jailed Nurses Release

More than forty Bulgarian musicians joined the song dedicated to the five nurses sentenced in Libya. The recording started Monday afternoon.

Society | February 5, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1004

Hotline Opens to Counsel Heartbroken Potter Fans

A British book retailer plans to set up a counseling hotline for all heartbroken fans of Harry Potter, in case he dies in the much awaited next book. The seventh and final book of J.

Society | February 4, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 23279

Switzerland to Meet Bulgaria's Oldest Civilizations

The museum in Basel, Switzerland, is bracing to meet some of Bulgaria's outstanding treasures from Thracian and pre-Thracian times. The exhibition will present also the recently found golden mask of an unknown Thracian ruler, rivaling only few in the wor

Society | February 4, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1828

English Verses Domineer at Bulgaria's Eurovision Final

Most of the songs to compete for Bulgaria's song at Eurovision 2007 in Helsinki have English verses, with one Russian and a few Bulgarian texts. Bulgaria held Saturday evening its semi-final to shortlist the singers who will compete for the country's rep

Society | February 3, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1897

UK Firm Hit by Deadly Bird Flu Strain

The avian flu, which killed 2,600 turkeys at a Suffolk farm, has been confirmed as the H5N1 virus. The 159,000 other turkeys on the farm will now have to be slaughtered.

Society | February 3, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1142

Bulgaria's Eurovision Contesters Brace for First Test

Bulgaria is holding Saturday its semi-final to shortlist the singers who will compete for the country's representative at 2007 Eurovision in Helsinki. The jury panel will select nine out of 18 semi-finalists at a huge concert at the National Palace of Cu

Society | February 3, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1032

Latest Harry Potter Saga Due July

Diehard fans are already planning how they can get to the head of the queue at midnight on July 21 - the date named on JK Rowling's website for release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the series. Within a few hours companies li

Society | February 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3737

Forks&Corks: Eggplant Parmesan

Ingredients: 2 1/2 lb medium eggplants (about 3), cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick rounds

Society | February 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 688

Science: Humans "Destroy" Earth Climate

Global climate change is "very likely" to have a human cause, a scientific think-tank has concluded. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said temperatures were probably going to increase by 1.

Society | February 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1105

Pets: Cyprus Gives Own Beach to Dogs

Dogs are to get a beach of their own on the sun-kissed Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Greek daily Phileleftheros reported. Dogs are strictly prohibited from the holiday island's shoreline to keep the beaches clean for bathers, but Cypriot authorities ha

Society | February 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 757

Archeology: Bulgaria Presents History Books of 2006

Bulgaria's National Archaeological Museum (NAM) presented Thursday the published in 2006 books of its contributors. NAM's director, professor Vassil Nikolov is one of the authors.

Society | February 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1414

Health: Bulgaria Stubs out Full Ban on Smoking

Bulgaria's government rejected a proposed full ban on smoking, leaving restrictions as they are now. The ministers discussed Thursday the national program for restricting smoking and approved it except for the ban article.

Society | February 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2505