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Bulgarian Environmentalists to Stage Naked Protest over UK Royal Guards' Caps

Bulgarians eco-activists from the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization are going to stage a naked protest before the UK Embassy in Sofia on Monday over the use of bearskin caps by the British Royal Guards.

Society | July 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7749

Sofia's Cleaning Company: Trash Crisis Is Sabotage against Us

An organized sabotage action was behind the five-days long trash crisis in downtown Sofia, according to the management of the "Novera" company, owner of the three firms in charge of the cleaning of the capital. The crisis has been created by the sudden r

Society | July 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1891

50,000 Await Metallica Concert in Sofia

More than 50,000 fans are counting the hours before the concert of heavy metal legends Metallica, who are to perform at the Vasil Levski national stadium in Sofia on Friday Bulgarians welcome the band for a second time after their huge concert in Bulgari

Society | July 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7184

Two Die on Bulgarian Roads Overnight

Two people died as 23 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 38 people were injured in the hits, as six of them are in critical condition.

Society | July 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1150

Sofia Introduces Public Transport Electronic System September 1

The electronic system for validating public transportation tickets and passes is going to be introduces on September 1, the city's Municipal Council announced Thursday. The initial idea was that the system would start functioning on July 1 but the proces

Society | July 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1903

Bulgaria Govt Allocates BGN 430,000 for Sofia Synagogue Repair

Bulgaria's government is to allocate a total of BGN 430,000 for completing the repair works in the synagogue in downtown Sofia. The Jewish community in Bulgaria has already endowed additional BGN 120,000 for repairing the roof and the domes of the buildi

Society | July 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1744

Bulgaria Patients Pay BGN 75 M of Bribes to Doctors Each Year

A report of the Open Society Institute presented Wednesday in Sofia concludes that the Bulgarians pay about BGN 75 M of bribes to medical staff each year.

Society | July 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2105

7 Empty Chairs Replace Freed Bulgarian Medics at Vigil Downtown Sofia

The seven Bulgarian medics, who were released from imprisonment in Libya a year ago, have not appeared at the vigil they were said to stage in front of the Council of Ministers building on Thursday. The five nurses, Doctor Zdravko Georgiev and the Palest

Society | July 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1446

Bulgaria War on Wheels Claims 2 Lives Overnight

Two people died as 15 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 17 people were injured in the hits, as three of them are in critical condition.

Society | July 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1091

Bulgaria Marks First Anniversary since Release of Libya Jailed Medics

The five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor, who spent over eight years in Libyan prison over accusations of deliberately infecting more than 400 children with HIV, are to mark Thursday the first anniversary since their release. Kristiyana Valch

Society | July 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1361

Downtown Sofia Buried in Trash over Labor Shortage

Four downtown districts of Bulgaria's capital Sofia are buried in trash on Wednesday as the concessionaire firm has not removed any of the garbage there since Saturday because it is allegedly short of workers.

Society | July 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1788

Bulgaria Road Carnage Claims Five Lives Overnight

Five people died as 24 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 24 people were injured in the hits, as two of them are in critical condition.

Society | July 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1424

3 Dead, 8 Hurt in Hellish Bus, Truck Crash in Bulgaria

A total of three people lost their lives as a bus hit against a heavy-loaded truck on the road between Sofia and Petrich on Tuesday evening. At least eight other passengers have been hospitalized with serious injuries, Darik News informed.

Society | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1892

Four Injured in Chain Crash in Bulgaria

A total of four passengers were injured as a heavy chain crash occurred on the road between Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv and the village of Skutare on Tuesday. The accident occurred after a truck turned round and four cars hit against it, Da

Society | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1728

Bulgarian Eco Activists Protest against Tsarevo Sea Resort Development Plan

About 30 eco-activists gathered Tuesday in front of the Environment Ministry building to stage a protest against the plan for development of Bulgaria's Black Sea resort of Tsarevo at the time when it had to be discussed.

Society | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1577

One Dies, 22 Injured on Bulgarian Roads Overnight

One man died as 18 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 22 people were injured in the hits, as one of them is in critical condition.

Society | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1352

Special Commission to Investigate Train Fire near Plovdiv

The reasons behind Monday's train fire near Bulgaria's city of Plovdiv are not clear yet and a special commission is to investigate what caused the blaze, director of the Bulgarian state railway monopoly BDZ, Hristo Monov, said. "We shall provide complet

Society | July 21, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1659

Four Train Cars on Fire near Bulgaria's Plovdiv, No Injured

Four train cars burst into flames on Monday near the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv, but luckily no one was injured. Authorities said the passenger train going from Plovdiv to Sofia and carrying about 260 people caught fire around 6 pm.

Society | July 21, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2726

Bulgaria Medics Freed from Libya Wait for PM's Response to Meeting Request

The Bulgarian medics, who were released one year ago from Libyan jail, said they are waiting for a response from the Council of Ministers over their demand to meet Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev. The 5 nurses and the 2 doctors insist on finding answers

Society | July 21, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1830

Bus Carrying Polish Tourists Crashes in Bulgaria

Two people were slightly injured after a bus carrying Polish tourists hit a truck on the Hemus highway, connecting the capital Sofia with the coastal city of Varna. The 30-year-old driver of the bus suffered bruises and a Polish tourist has a knee contus

Society | July 21, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2124

Bulgaria War on Wheels Takes 4 More Lives Overnight

Four people died as 29 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 31 people were injured in the hits, as four of them are in critical condition.

Society | July 21, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1994
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