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Sofia Christmas Tree Adorned with Children's EU Wishes

Grand Hotel Sofia lit up a Christmas tree adorned with children's wishes for Bulgaria's EU future, on Thursday. Art students from Sofia's Emiliyan Stanev School each wrote their wish for the country on a star and placed it on a tiny tree, a model for the

Society | November 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 841

Sofia's Cathedral St. Alexander Nevski Celebrates Holiday

A special mass was served November 23 to celebrate the holiday of the Sofia's landmark St Alexander Nevski Cathedral. The Cathedral, which is one of Sofia's most famous monuments, marks 82 years since it was inaugurated.

Society | November 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 846

Bulgaria's Indiana Jones Plays Down Criticism at National Geographic Article

Bulgaria's top archeologist Georgi Kitov toned down the harsh criticism of his colleagues at a National Geographic article on the country's Thracian heritage. Known as Bulgaria's Indiana Jones, Kitov is presented in the magazine as using bulldozers to un

Society | November 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2578

National Geographic Article Stirs up Scandal in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's top archaeologists reacted strongly to an article on Thracian heritage in the National Geographic latest issue, saying it aims to discredit the country and drive foreigners away.

Society | November 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6063

Sofia Gives Carleen Andersen Standing Ovation

Two hours of celebrating life and quality soul music brought hundreds of Bulgarian fans on foot at the end of the spectacle of phenomenal Carleen Andersen in Sofia late on Tuesday.

Society | November 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 700

WHO: AIDS Epidemic on the Rise Worldwide

An estimated 39.5 M people are living with HIV, latest figures published in the UNAIDS/WHO 2006 AIDS Epidemic Update show.

Society | November 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 648

Under-Water Baby-Births Please Bulgarian Moms

An obstetrician ward in Sofia got refurbished with unique under-water-birth equipment to provide Bulgarian mothers less painful and easier child births. The special baths and accessories were installed at St Sofia Hospital in the capital city with financ

Society | November 20, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1438

Dream Dancers Submerge Sofia in Orpheus Fairytale

"Dream Dancers" gathered hundreds in Sofia on Monday for a night of magic, rhythm and history all wrapped in Lili Ignatova's show "Legend". Founded by former rhythmic gymnast star Ignatova, the show tells the love story of Orpheus and Eurydice combining

Society | November 20, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1139

Bulgaria's National Theatre Fights Icicles

The management of Bulgaria's National Theatre Ivan Vazov has found a way to fight with the beautiful, yet dangerous icicles hanging from the eaves of the solid building in the cold winter days. A unique heating system was installed over the walls of the

Society | November 20, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 619

Pets: Cat Gives Birth to Dogs

The Brazilian cat Mimi gave birth to three puppies, as well as three kittens, which did not survive, local media said.

Society | November 20, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3176

Bulgaria Reports 677 HIV-Positive

Bulgaria's HIV-positive patients on record grew to 677 in November, up by 76 since the beginning of the year, officials said.

Society | November 19, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 774

Nearly 200 Cats Miaow Their Way into Sofia Show

Cat lovers in Bulgaria enjoy a new chance to see the best of international cats at this year's feline exhibition held once again in Sofia.

Society | November 18, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1054

National Geographic: Bulgaria is El Dorado for Looters

For looters, Bulgaria is El Dorado, a vast trove of buried treasure where some graves have harbored gold since at least 4000 B.C.

Society | November 18, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3216

Clues to Pandemic Bird Flu Found

International scientists believe they have identified some of the key steps needed for bird flu to develop into the deadly pandemic strain of the disease. The team pinpoints two genetic mutations that would need to occur to the H5N1 virus for it to poten

Society | November 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1288

Bulgarian, Italian Researchers Closer to AIDS Vaccine

Italian professor Vittorio Collizi, a world-renowned HIV researcher, and his Bulgarian colleagues are developing a vaccine against AIDS and tuberculosis simultaneously. The product, designed for the children of Africa, is expected to fight both AIDS and

Society | November 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1191

Boy George to Turn Tables at Club Opening in Bulgaria

Boy George will be visiting Bulgaria, but local audience wouldn't have chance to hear his gentle falsetto live. The pop icon, however, will show his remixing skills, for he will be the guest DJ at the opening of Sofia's freshest club - PR.

Society | November 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1890

To Go

VASSIL LEVSKI STADIUM... ...to see the "Cosmicos" from Barcelona, who may experience some trouble with the horrid state of the pitch, but will surely manage to show some skills in their game against Levski on Wednesday.

Society | November 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 498

To Do

FIND... ...your favourite childhood book and donate it to the Bulgarian Red Cross before December 31, so it can find its way to the hearts of children, who have few reasons to believe in fairytales.

Society | November 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 572

Mince Meat Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients : * 8 mixed peppers (red, green, yellow),

Society | November 17, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1937

Record High Temperatures in Bulgaria Bring the Bees out

The mercury hit the unusual for the season 21.5C on Thursday in Bulgaria's northwest Montana.

Society | November 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1091

Bulgarian Orphans Meet Santa Claus on IMAX Screen

Orphans from various parts of Bulgaria were the first audience of IMAX's newest 3D feature "Santa Claus vs The Snowman". More than 150 children flocked to Cinema City International (CCI) on Wednesday evening to see the unique movie.

Society | November 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1409