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English Verses Domineer at Bulgaria's Eurovision Final

Most of the songs to compete for Bulgaria's song at Eurovision 2007 in Helsinki have English verses, with one Russian and a few Bulgarian texts. Bulgaria held Saturday evening its semi-final to shortlist the singers who will compete for the country's rep

Society | February 3, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1901

UK Firm Hit by Deadly Bird Flu Strain

The avian flu, which killed 2,600 turkeys at a Suffolk farm, has been confirmed as the H5N1 virus. The 159,000 other turkeys on the farm will now have to be slaughtered.

Society | February 3, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1142

Bulgaria's Eurovision Contesters Brace for First Test

Bulgaria is holding Saturday its semi-final to shortlist the singers who will compete for the country's representative at 2007 Eurovision in Helsinki. The jury panel will select nine out of 18 semi-finalists at a huge concert at the National Palace of Cu

Society | February 3, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1033

Latest Harry Potter Saga Due July

Diehard fans are already planning how they can get to the head of the queue at midnight on July 21 - the date named on JK Rowling's website for release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the series. Within a few hours companies li

Society | February 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3740

Forks&Corks: Eggplant Parmesan

Ingredients: 2 1/2 lb medium eggplants (about 3), cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick rounds

Society | February 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 690

Science: Humans "Destroy" Earth Climate

Global climate change is "very likely" to have a human cause, a scientific think-tank has concluded. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said temperatures were probably going to increase by 1.

Society | February 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1108

Pets: Cyprus Gives Own Beach to Dogs

Dogs are to get a beach of their own on the sun-kissed Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Greek daily Phileleftheros reported. Dogs are strictly prohibited from the holiday island's shoreline to keep the beaches clean for bathers, but Cypriot authorities ha

Society | February 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 757

Archeology: Bulgaria Presents History Books of 2006

Bulgaria's National Archaeological Museum (NAM) presented Thursday the published in 2006 books of its contributors. NAM's director, professor Vassil Nikolov is one of the authors.

Society | February 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1418

Health: Bulgaria Stubs out Full Ban on Smoking

Bulgaria's government rejected a proposed full ban on smoking, leaving restrictions as they are now. The ministers discussed Thursday the national program for restricting smoking and approved it except for the ban article.

Society | February 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2507

Movies: Sofia Lures with Rich Fest Panorama

More than 100 films, 20 documentaries and 50 short-films from all over the world will shower Bulgarian capital during the traditional Sofia Film Fest, opening this week.

Society | February 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1027

Italy Promotes Phoney Bulgaria's Ballet Spectacle

An advertisement for an unplanned tour of Bulgaria's National Opera and Ballet has been running in Italy, to the dismay of the artists.

Society | February 1, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 949

Best Bulgaria's Caricatures under One Roof

An exhibition of Bulgaria's best caricatures, satiric pictures and cartoons of a dozen artists is opening in the town of Gabrovo, an epitome for satire and fresh humour. The exhibition, called "Forefathers of Bulgarian caricatures" takes place in Humour

Society | February 1, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 832

Rakiya Protests Tame Bulgarian Wine Makers Day

Bulgarian wine makers will celebrate the professional holiday, Trifon Zarezan, with protests against the heavy excise duty on rakiya. On February 1 Bulgarian vine-growers and wine-makers have marked the holiday since 1962.

Society | February 1, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1760

Bulgarian Music Stars on Anti-Violence Crusade

Two dozens of Bulgarian music stars launched a nationwide campaign under the motto "Do not shut your eyes!" calling to face the problem with violence in schools. The initiative was organized by Bravo magazine, a local youth and entertainment edition, and

Society | January 31, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 964

3,000 Contract the Flu Every Week in Bulgaria

In the height of the flu season in Bulgaria, close to 3,000 people get infected with the virus or other respiratory diseases every week, the Health Ministry has announced. The epidemic has now spread to the north of Bulgaria, covering the whole country,

Society | January 31, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 747

"Dental" Tourism Set to Flourish in Bulgaria

Foreign tourists, who have visited Bulgaria's old capital of Veliko Tarnovo, often stop by the local dentists to have their teeth fixed cheaper, Standart daily reported. Bulgarian tour operators have added dental services to their tourist packages, banki

Society | January 31, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1013

EU Tables Draft on Smoking Ban

The European Union's health chief has urged all countries in the bloc to prohibit smoking in public places, following bans in Ireland, Italy and Sweden.

Society | January 30, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2477

Ice-Skating World Champions' Show Sold Out in Sofia

The new ice-skating show of world champions Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski has been sold out for hours, SNA learned. Called Ice SIMpathy, the show is sponsored by mobile operator vivatel and will take place on February 4.

Society | January 30, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1124

Sofia Park Trees Take on "Ball Gowns"

Trees in Sofia's Southern Park "took on" balls as dresses to start a symbolic tour. The initiative running under the weird motto "Trees love traveling" kicked off last Thursday and is planned to last a week.

Society | January 29, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1148

Book Reveals Other Side of Bulgarian Democrats' "Father"

One of the founders of the right-wing Union of Democratic Forces in Bulgaria was remembered six years after his death with a book containing his prose. "The Labyrinth" presented Georgi Spasov in a role that Bulgarians aren't used to seeing him in - that

Society | January 29, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 861

Discount Frenzy in Sofia

With Christmas holidays come and gone, Sofia shops started offering discounts on all their goods. The biggest discounts can be seen in Sofia's fashion street - Vitosha Boulevard.

Society | January 28, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1052