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Health: Smoking May See EU-wide Ban

Passive smoking is killing around 20,000 non-smoking EU citizens every year, according to new findings unveiled in the European parliament this week. The figures, in a report published by the Smoke Free Partnership, a new campaign group supported by EU h

Society | March 31, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 871

Science: Heat-Keen Bug Haunts Antarctic

Scientists have found traces of a heat-loving bacterium that probably lives beneath a frozen lake in Antarctica. Lake Vostok is covered by more than 3 km of ice and is believed to have been isolated from our planet's atmosphere for millions of years.

Society | March 31, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 508

Forks&Corks: Potato, Lardon Casserole

Ingredients: 5 lb yellow-fleshed potatoes such as Yukon Gold

Society | March 31, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

Bulgaria Picks Prettiest Short Woman

A new Bulgarian beauty contest is set to prove that women don't need supermodel height to be attractive. Popular television hostess Veneta Raykova is organizing Mini Miss Bulgaria 2006, and has set 1.

Society | March 30, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1497

Thracian Code Breaker Accused of Cribbing

The author of a book unveiling the secrecy of Thracian letters has been publicly accused of cribbing from a publication.

Society | March 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2667

Sofia Acclaims World Jazz Legend

World jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater has brought to feet Sofia audience at her first ever concert here.

Society | March 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 891

Sun over Bulgaria Bitten off for Three Hours

Skywatchers across Bulgaria enjoyed the partial eclipse of the sun on Wednesday, as the most impressive sights were witnessed in Africa. With eyes to the sky, Bulgarians were able to observe the Sun between 76-82% eclipsed, with the eastern part of Bulg

Society | March 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1019

Harry Potter Star, Miss Bulgaria Meet At Movie Premiere

Bulgarian-born Stanislav Ianevski, who gained worldwide popularity with his role in the latest Harry Potter movie, and the newly elected Miss Bulgaria attended a Sofia premiere on Monday.

Society | March 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 13089

Passionate Latin-American Rhythm to Conquer Sofia

The first tournament for Latin-American dances form the Grand Prix Chain in Bulgaria is to be held in the frames of Sofia Open, the organizers announced. World famous Latin-American dancers will take part in a unique show that will be held April 1 at Uni

Society | March 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 718

Sofia Takes a Glimpse at Precious Thracian Treasures

As of April 1 Bulgaria's most precious Thracian treasures will return to the halls of the National Historical Museum. The treasures from Panagyurishte Rogozen, Borovo and others will return from Spain on March 30 after a one-year stay there.

Society | March 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 698

Dee Dee Bridgewater Jazzes Up Sofia Concert Life

Two-time Grammy Award Winner and United Nations Ambassador Dee Dee Bridgewater arrived in Sofia on Tuesday, a day before her concert at the National Palace of Culture, which is a part of her world tour.

Society | March 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 798

"Mysterious" Veteran Actor Grabs Bulgarian Theater Award

Naum Shopov, described as one of Bulgaria's most mysterious and sensual actors, was recognised with the special award "Ikar 2006" for overall contribution to Bulgarian Theater. Shopov, 75, has acted in over 30 Bulgarian movies and in many theater product

Society | March 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 635

Bulgarian Rappers Grab Award for Lyrics

Bulgaria's rappers Upsurt quite surprisingly grabbed the prize for "Best Lyrics", at the 2006 annual BG Radio awards on Sunday evening. Adding the recognition for "Best Album", the rap trio walked home with 2 awards - an achievement only matched by pop d

Society | March 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2665

Scottish Bars Shut Down for Smokers

A total ban on smoking in public places, including bars and restaurants, has entered into force in Scotland.

Society | March 26, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 448

Brunette Athlete Wins Miss Bulgaria 2006

Slavena Vutova was the happy winner crowned Miss Bulgaria 2006.

Society | March 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 14261

Sofia Admires Feline Beauty

Cat lovers in Bulgaria have seen the best of international cats at this year's feline exhibition held once again in Sofia.

Society | March 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 930

Bulgarians Queue for Cholesterol Test

Hundreds of Sofia citizens queued Saturday to take a free cholesterol test.

Society | March 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 863

Bulgaria Returns to Daylight Saving Time

On Sunday, March 26, at 3 a.m.

Society | March 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 630

Jean Claude Van Damme Shoots in Sofia

Hollywood star Jean Claude Van Damme will star in the newest production of Nu Image in Bulgaria - "Till Death". The shooting will start March 25.

Society | March 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2340

Sofia Sees Reminiscence of Spain Photo History

A special exhibition has opened doors in Sofia tracing back the history of photography in Spain. The selection of 120 pictures reveals the course of photography development from pioneer daguerreotype created in Barcelona in 1839, through progressive calo

Society | March 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 791

Scientists, Sungazers Gather in Turkey for Solar Eclipse

Thousands of scientists and onlookers are expected to gather in Turkey to watch the solar eclipse on March 29, in its full glory.

Society | March 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1199