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Cardinal Backs Limited Condom Use

One of the Roman Catholic Church's most distinguished cardinals publicly backed the use of condoms among married couples to prevent AIDS transmission.

Society | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 408

Unique Transplantations Carried Out in Sofia Hospital

Unique liver and heart transplantations were carried out in Sofia's Lozenets hospital. The organs were taken from a lady after her brain death and were transplanted to men, both 30 years old.

Society | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 730

Van Damme Action Gathers Speed in Sofia

Action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme is in the midst of a filming marathon in Sofia. The star from "Double Impact" and "Universal Soldier" is shooting his latest project in the outskirts of the Bulgarian capital.

Society | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2530

Fountains Refresh Bulgaria's Capital

The center of Bulgaria's capital city Sofia was refreshed in the sunny Friday morning with the test launch of the fountains in front of the National Palace of Culture. Over 40 fountains in Sofia have been reconstructed, Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov announc

Society | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 673

J.Lo Delays Bulgarian Concert

Jennifer Lopez has put off her concert in Sofia, which was due to take place on May 2. The gig was re-scheduled for May 23, organizers announced on Friday.

Society | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 647

National Geographic Films Bulgarian Fortress

National Geographic will make a film about Bulgaria's Perperikon, according to press reports. The ancient fortress, built some 7 000 years ago, is awaiting the television crew right after Easter festivities.

Society | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1122

Study: Sexy Women Make Men Stupid

Belgian scientists say they have proven that sexy women affect men's decision-making. The team showed images of sexy women or lingerie to men who were about to play a financial game.

Society | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1878

Forks and Corks: Easter Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients: 1 pound bacon, 1/4 cup diced onion, 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper, 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, 8 eggs, 2 cups milk, 1 package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed Directions:

Society | April 21, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 511

Asthma Tortures 500 000 Bulgarians

About half a million Bulgarians are suffering asthma, it was announced Thursday during a conference on the disease. The forum, held in Sofia, brought together both Bulgarian and international specialist, who sought new ways to control the respiratory dis

Society | April 20, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1037

Bulgarian Sommeliers Unveil Wine Secrets

Bulgarian sommeliers assessed the qualities of the Bulgarian wines in a competition to determine "Bulgaria's Best Sommelier."

Society | April 20, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 722

Japan Enjoys Bulgarian Cuisine in New "Sofia" Restaurant

The first Bulgarian restaurant in 30 years opened doors in Shiodome Building in Tokyo. The restaurant is called "Sofia", Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry announced.

Society | April 20, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1064

Translation Breathes New Life into Hamlet

Bulgarian audience will have the opportunity to rediscover Shakespeare's "Hamlet" with the new and astoundingly original translation of the tragedy by Prof Alexander Shurbanov. This is the sixteenth time that Shakespeare's most popular, memorable and ph

Society | April 20, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4395

Celeb Suspense Writer Meets Sofia

Elizabeth Kostova, the wife of a Bulgarian man who has earned herself world fame as suspense writer, signed autographs in Sofia Wednesday. Her debut "The Historian" is a gripping vampire novel that was published last summer, and has already been translat

Society | April 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 820

Art Fixture Plays with Space in Sofia

A space-fiddling art installation was opened Wednesday in the building of Sofia's municipality.

Society | April 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 403

Bulgaria's Bojinov Strips in Sizzling Music Clip

Valeri Bojinov got sexier than he could ever be on the football pitch, the press revealed Wednesday. Fiorentina's young striker landed the leading part in a hot music video.

Society | April 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7908

Middle-Aged Men "Happier with Sex Life" Than Ladies

Middle-aged men are happier with their sex life than women, a survey suggest. A study of 300,000 people aged 40 to 80 in 29 countries found that, on the contrary to popular belief, middle-aged and older people enjoy sex, and will do so into their 80s.

Society | April 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 949

Red-Braided Pippi in Sofia for Lindgren's Festival

Villa Villekula, the house of the popular, unconventional and mischievous children's book heroine Pippi Longstocking, will be located in Sofia downtown at the end of May.

Society | April 19, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 512

Bulgaria's Zebra Hails Dolce Vita Style

Sexy, sunny and shiny - these three "S" can describe the latest from the catwalk presented by the Zebra creative duo of Tsevetelina Taneva - Silvia Borissova.

Society | April 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1048

Unique Bulgarian Reserve Coined Out

A silver coin with BGN 10 nominal has depicted the area of the Bulgarian river of Ropotamo, a unique natural reserve and holiday site to the south-east of the country.

Society | April 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 659

Shumen's Cultural Club Throws Anniversary Party

One of Bulgaria's oldest cultural clubs has drawn massive attention with its 150th anniversary party. The chairman of the cultural centers association, Stoyan Denchev, together with dozens of cultural leaders and journalists attended Tuesday the presenta

Society | April 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 377

Lopez EUR 150 Tickets Sold Out in Sofia

The VIP passes to the concert of Jennifer Lopez in Sofia have been sold out, organizers of the event broke Tuesday. Those were the most expensive tickets, costing EUR 150.

Society | April 18, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1086