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Bulgarian University Dean Grabs Novel of the Year Award

The Sofia University's Dean Boyan Biolchev has been bestowed the Bulgarian Novel of the Year Award for his Varoe's Amazon. Biolchev grabbed the award of BGN 10,000 for his novel and its English translation in contest with five other short-listed novelist

Society | October 28, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1028

Week in Advance

Saturday ** Concert of jazz musician Al Di Meola in Sofia, Bulgaria **

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 441

TO GO

VITOSHA... ...Sofia's fabulous mountain park is celebrating its birthday this weekend, so why not go and take in a lungful of fresh air.

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 441

TO DO

DON'T FORGET... ...to turn the clock back an hour Sunday or you might end up being early for work on Monday.

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 498

Beef Kavarma

Ingredients: 400-500 g frying beef steak, 1 onion, 1 clove of garlic, 1 glass of wine, 3-4 tbsp of fat or oil, 1 tbsp cornflour, 1/2 cup beef stock, paprika, pepper, salt

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 762

Springfield's Style Comes to Bulgaria

Spanish clothing line Springfield has finally landed in Bulgaria to the joy of local customers. The company that first started out designing clothes for men only, has already tapped the female market with their fashion line "Springfield woman" which is e

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1624

Same-Sex Marriages Discussed in Sofia

Hundreds of gays and lesbians are discussing the matters of same-sex marriages and families at the 28th Annual Conference of the International ILGA Association.

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1254

Hilton Sofia with Gruesomely Amusing Offer for Halloween

As Halloween - the time of ghosts, goblins, gravestones and graveyards - approaches, Hilton Sofia conjured up a gruesomely amusing offer.

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 875

Angelina Jolie to Adopt Kid from India

Angelina Jolie is set on expanding her international family and has started a procedure for adopting an Indian orphan, reports claim. Jolie, who gave birth to the daughter of Brad Pitt, has two more adopted kids - Cambodian Maddox and Zahara from Ethiopi

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1526

Scientist Uses Physics to Dethrone Dracula, Spooks

Days before Halloween, a physicist from the University of Central Florida has proven that ghost, spooks, vampires and zombies do not exist. Using science instead of a wooden stake or garlic, Costas Efthimiou has metaphorically killed Count Dracula, the m

Society | October 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3376

Bulgarian Book Fair Opens Doors in Sofia

The third Bulgarian book fair will be opened on Thursday with a sanctification ceremony at The Earth and People Museum.

Society | October 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 805

Gay, Lesbian Forum Welcomes Bulgaria to the EU

The International Association of Gays and Lesbians for Europe opened its 28th Annual Conference in Sofia on Thursday with delegates from all over the continent admitting Bulgaria is ready for the EU. Hosting the forum in Bulgaria shows how much we trust

Society | October 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3831

Bulgaria's Musicians Say Naked No to Intellectual Robbery

Famous Bulgarian artists have taken off some of their clothes for a photo exhibition in protest against intellectual piracy opened Thursday by Culture Minister Stefan Danailov. The photos display 29 Bulgarian artists, half-naked and with a warning notice

Society | October 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1308

Divorce "Won't be Costing Billionaire Abramovich a Cent"

Legally Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is poor as a church mouse, Russian NTV has reported, and what was rumoured to be the priciest divorce in history wouldn't even cost him a cent. Abramovich's financial advisors have come up with an ironclad sch

Society | October 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1401

Street Parade Commemorates Car Crash Victim in Bulgaria

The friends of a 20-year-old Bulgarian, who was killed in a car crash, have found a way to honour his memory with a smile, Darik News reported. Spanish DJ Aldolf Marsan and locals Balthazar and Jackrock will throw a street parade in the Kaloyan Kolev's n

Society | October 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 776

Sunshine Marks "Winter Herald" in Orthodox Bulgaria

Orthodox Bulgarians mark Thursday the St Dimitar Day, believed to herald the beginning of winter, amid forecasts of warm, sunny weather. According to Christian mythology, St Dimitar, "master of frost and snow", rides a red horse and the year's first snow

Society | October 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 648

Bulgaria Celebrates 400th Anniversary of Rembrandt's Birth

Bulgaria celebrates 400th anniversary of Rembrandt's birth with a special exhibition at the Academy Gallery, which opend on Wednesday. The exhibition, which is part of the world celebrations on the occasion, includes helio-engravings and digital prints o

Society | October 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 750

Europe's Oldest Child Skeleton Excavated in Bulgaria

An 8000 years old child's skeleton was found in the Ohoden village, north Bulgaria, at archaeological excavations, Darik News reported.

Society | October 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1478

Seal's Gigs Moves Sofia

British pop soul star Seal brought his melodic tunes to Bulgaria for the first time on October 25. The show proved to be a unique one, especially bearing in mind the singer's reputation for making each concert a true spectacle.

Society | October 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4790

Bulgarians, French Join Efforts in Kidney Transplantation

A team of French doctors carried out a kidney transplantation from a live donor (mother) to a 15-yea-old girl in Sofia's Pirogov emergency hospital, Bulgaria's Health Ministry announced.

Society | October 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 640

Heating Workers Stumble Upon Ancient Tombs in Sofia

Construction workers, digging for heating pipes, stumbled upon a surprising discovery right before the building of the Agriculture Ministry in Sofia. Two tombs that were most likely connected with the West Serdika necropolis were unearthed in the digs, b

Society | October 24, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1596