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Bulgarian Pop Singer Desperate to Change Name to Madona

Bulgarian pop singer Lora Ivanova is facing the courts for a second time in her life, struggling to change her given name to Madona. The relatively unknown singer from the Danube city of Ruse, has already been rejected the name change once, two years ago

Society | November 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3516

Revamped Bulgarian Rockers Wrap National Tour in Sofia

Revamped Bulgarian band D_2, who went from sugary pop to rock with the switch of their lead singer, wrapped up their national tour with a bang in Sofia. The concert gathered hundreds in the National Palace of Culture and was a memorable end to the tour.

Society | November 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1142

Festive Spirit Grips Sofia As Christmas Tree Lights Up

Sofia brightened in a Christmas mood Monday evening when Mayor Boyko Borissov and Coca-Cola HBC head Nigel Davis lit up the capital's biggest Christmas tree. The biggest live pine tree in the capital is 24 meters tall and is the first naturally growing t

Society | November 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1821

Ice Rink Spreads Under Sofia's Sky

Sofia's second open-air ice-skating rink was officially opened on Saturday.

Society | November 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1814

Bulgarian Fashion Show Inspired by Sausages

Students from Bulgaria's National Arts Academy together with a leading meat products manufacturer organised a fashion show on Saturday inspired by the latest tendencies in the meat market for 2007, SNA reporters said.

Society | November 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1180

First Pet Association Gains Speed in Bulgaria

The launching of the first pet association in Bulgaria HIRON was announced Saturday at the "The earth and people" museum in Sofia during a meeting with journalists.

Society | November 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 877

Bulgarian Top Journalist Grants Scholarship to Sofia University Student

Bulgaria's legend in journalism Kevork Kevorkyan has bestowed the first scholarship named after his late wife Nadezhda Dzheneva to a fourth-year student in radio journalism at the Sofia University. The scholarship is granted for special achievements and

Society | November 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 889

Volunteers Plant Trees in Sofia

For the sixth year in a row trees were planted in Bulgaria as part of the "Gorichka" (little forest) project. About 100 trees were planted Saturday morning in Sofia's South Park.

Society | November 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 730

Bulgarian Artist Grabs Weighty Award in Trieste

Bulgarian artist Ivan Moudov grabbed the grand prize for youngest European designer at the 7th International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea in Italy.

Society | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 821

To Go

NATIONAL PALACE OF CULTURE... ...where there seems to be something interesting every day, but this time it is D2's concert on Monday.

Society | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 741

To Do

FIND OUT... ...what a man does when he really, really loves a woman from the source himself - Bryan Adams will be in Sofia on Wednesday.

Society | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 566

Medieval Sacred Icon on Display in Bulgaria

The only medieval icon of Saint Kliment Ohridski in Bulgaria will be on display at the National History Museum in Sofia from November 24.

Society | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1773

Couple Plans Wedding on Ice

A New Zealand couple's hot idea for a cool wedding - tying the knot on an iceberg - has been put on ice. Bridget Byers and Donald Wyatt from New Zealand plan to marry on one of the icebergs floating off the coast of the South Island, local media informed

Society | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 809

Science: Great DNA DIfferences among Humans

Scientists have shown that the genetic make-up of humans can vary hugely - far more than was previously thought. A UK-led team made a detailed analysis of the DNA found in 270 people and identified vast regions to be duplicated or even missing, BBC repor

Society | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 706

Health: Artificial Blood Considered Better Than Real

A man-made, pure-white compound called Oxycyte carries oxygen 50 times as effectively as our own blood. Researchers are betting that it's the best way to treat America's leading cause of accidental death: traumatic brain injury.

Society | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1731

Forks&Corks: Croatian Army Beans

Ingredients: 1 kg dried beans (avoid canned beans), 1 large onion (finely minced), 2 g pig fat, 1 slice of bacon, 2 garlic cloves (finely minced), 2 teaspoons paprika (dried grounded), 1 g flour, chilli peppers to taste, 1 bay leaf, salt and pepper to ta

Society | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 676

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: 847

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: 2582

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: 6117

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