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Bulgaria's PM Opens Largest Book Fair in Sofia

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev appeared more than pleased to inaugurate on Wednesday the international Sofia book fair, the largest in the country.

Society | December 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1589

Trucks Block Bulgaria's Highway, Heavy Snowfall

Trucks block the Hemus highway between the town of Botevgrad and Sofia because of the heavy snowfall, police reports early Wednesday. About 18 heavy trucks are stuck in the snow near the Vitinya tunnel towards Sofia and police are currently trying to unc

Society | December 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1969

2 Killed in Car Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria

Two passengers died as 24 heavy car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 28 people were injured in the hits, as one of them is in critical condition.

Society | December 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1093

Bulgarians Shrink by 40,000 a Year

Bulgaria's population is expected to go down by nearly 40,000 or 0.05 % at the end of 2007 over the previous year, when it numbered 7 679 230, official data shows.

Society | December 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2132

Bulgaria Braces for Fall in Temperatures, Snowfalls

Bulgarians living in the North-eastern and South-eastern part of the country will wake up Wednesday morning in a snowy fairytale, the mercury falling below zero. The snowfall, accompanied by high north-western winds, comes on the heels of scattered rain

Society | December 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1559

Sofia Moves Biggest Christmas Tree Due to Underground Construction Works

This year's biggest Christmas tree in Bulgaria's capital city of Sofia does not stands on its usual place near the Presidency building because of the underground construction works. The15-meter high tree has been placed in front of Rila Hotel.

Society | December 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1488

1 Killed in Car Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria

One person died as 19 heavy car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 22 people were injured in the hits, including two who are in critical condition.

Society | December 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1194

US Palaeontologists Find Dinosaur "Mummy"

Fossil hunters found a 67 million-year-old duck-billed hadrosaur in North Dakota in the US, with its skin, muscle, tendons and other tissue preserved, making it a unique find in palaeontology's history. The preservation allowed scientists to estimate tha

Society | December 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4617

Bulgarian Serviceman Injured in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Todor Vanov, a private with the Bulgarian infantry unit that is part of the EUFOR task force in Bosnia-Herzegovina, was injured on Monday, the country's defence ministry said in a statement. Vanov was burned when a bottle containing an inflammable mix ca

Society | December 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1335

Drunk Irishman Breaks into Furniture Shop in Bulgaria to Take Nap on Sofa

An Irishman has broken into a furniture shop in Bulgaria's resort of Bansko on Sunday night just to have a nap on a sofa inside, Interior Ministry officials reported. The violator has been found by the store's owner on Monday morning, who immediately sig

Society | December 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3194

Chinese Beauty Grabs Miss World 2007 Title

Miss China, Zhang Zilin, has been crowned Miss World 2007 at the pageant, held in her home country to become the first East Asian contestant that has ever won the title.

Society | December 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4495

Elderly Victim of Gas Bottle Explosion in Bulgaria's Devnya Dies

The 52-year-old woman, who was injured in a gas bottle explosion in Bulgaria's town of Devnya, along with her four grandchildren, died of severe burns in a hospital on Monday. Dimitrichka Todorova, who suffered 70% burns, passed away about a week after h

Society | December 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1258

Bulgarian Woman Hurt in Explosion in Kosovo

A Bulgarian national was injured in an explosion at a caf?© in the Kosovo city of Prizren late Sunday, Serbian media reported. The woman is among seven others hurt in the blast that destroyed the caf?©, which is claimed to be a place of prostitution and

Society | December 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1808

Bulgarian Road Carnage Claims No Victims Overnight

No lives were claimed in 20 heavy car crashes reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 24 people were injured in the hits, one of them in critical condition.

Society | December 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 960

Palestinian Doctor Ashraf Marries Bulgarian Wife for 2nd Time

The Palestinian doctor Ashraf al-Hajuj has tied the knot with his beloved Bulgarian Olya late on Saturday.

Society | December 2, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3711

Bulgaria's Veliko Tarnovo Fights Crashes with Wrecks

Authorities in the town of Veliko Tarnovo in northwestern Bulgaria have started placing car wrecks in public places to discourage drivers from driving recklessly. The wrecked cars will remain on display until the end of the year, at least, local traffic

Society | December 2, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1469

Teenager Shot Outside Bar in Bulgarian Village

A 14-year-old teenager was shot on Saturday night outside a bar in the village of Pokraina, near Vidin in northern Bulgaria, but his life appears to be out of danger. The boy was taken to the local hospital and then moved to the Pirogov emergency hospita

Society | December 2, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2107

Sinterklaas Arrives on Horse in Dutch Embassy in Sofia

The Dutch community in Bulgaria welcomed Saturday Sinterklaas who arrived in the embassy of the Netherlands in Sofia on a white horse, to give presents to the children who were good during the year. Every year the embassy celebrates colorfully the holida

Society | December 1, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2806

Crashes and Repairs Clog Sofia Traffic

Sofia police report of huge traffic jams caused by crashes and repair works clogging the city on Saturday. A heavy chain crash early in the day has blocked Sofia's busiest thoroughfare Tsarigradsko Shosse as well as one of the biggest junctures in the ca

Society | December 1, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2096

New Foundation Works for Solving Sofia Problems

Newly found European Sofia Foundation presented its goals at a press conference on Saturday. The organization aims at directing the capacity and efforts of specialist towards solving the capital's problem in the spheres of ecology, traffic, infrastructur

Society | December 1, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1621

Prevention Campaign starts in Bulgaria on World AIDS Day

Bulgaria's Red Cross starts a mass anti-AIDS campaign on December 1, the World AIDS day. Volunteers are to wait at bus stations, theaters, and cinemas giving out information leaflets, condoms, and red ribbons as a symbol of the fight against the disease.

Society | December 1, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1527
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