Sofia Braces for Second Day of Protests

Students, farmers and representatives of environmental organizations are preparing for a second day of protests in downtown Sofia Thursday. The protest rally is scheduled again for 11:00 am and will be held in front of the Parliament building.

Society | January 15, 2009, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3313

Renown Bulgarian Actor Dimitar Manchev Dies at 74

Dimitar Manchev, a favorite theater and movie actor of several generations of Bulgarians, died in Sofia Wednesday at the age of 74.

Society » Obituaries | January 14, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2737

Sofia Protest Rally Turns into Riot

Police are continuing to use force and to chase on foot part of the participants in the Wednesday protest rally in downtown Sofia, all Bulgarian information agencies reported. After being dispersed with force form the square in front of the Parliament, o

Society | January 14, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4351

Anti-Government Protesters Clash with Police in Sofia

More than 2000 people staged Wednesday an anti-government protest in front of the Parliament in Sofia and brief clashes with police erupted. Some of the windows of the parliament were reportedly broken by hooligans and police forces started to disperse p

Society | January 14, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1206

Police Clash with Demonstrators in Downtown Sofia, Tension Escalates

The Police have clashed with the demonstrators in downtown Sofia and are trying to disperse them by using force, the Darik radio reporters said mid-day Wednesday. There are reports of Police beatings, Police in riot gear using teargas and batons, people

Society | January 14, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3240

Bulgaria Film Academy Awards Screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere

The National Academy for Theater and Film Arts is to award renowned screenwriter and actor Jean-Claude Carriere Doctorate Honoris Causa at a ceremony next week. After the ceremony on Tuesday, Mr Carriere is to give a lecture to students at the Academy,

Society | January 14, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1732

Treacherous Ice Cripples Bulgaria Roads

Treacherous ice is covering most of Bulgaria Wednesday, the National Weather Service reports. The rain, brought in by a warmer air current from the Southwest is creating hazardous ice patches on many roads due to the extremely low temperatures right abov

Society | January 14, 2009, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2028

Western Bulgaria Braces for Ice Storm

Roads in Western Bulgaria can become very slippery in the next 24-hours, the Bulgarian National Weather Service warned Tuesday evening. The rain, expected with the warmer air coming form the Southwest, could create very dangerous ice patches on many road

Society | January 13, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2330

Mystery Surrounds Controversial Bulgarian Artist

The Bulgarian artist Elena Zhelebova, who stirred a scandal for her work depicting Bulgaria as a toilet at an exhibit in Brussels, has turned out to be a completely mysterious person, the Darik radio reported Tuesday. A team of Darik reporters has found

Society | January 13, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2684

Bulgaria Consumer Price Inflation Eases in December

Bulgarian consumer price inflation dropped to 7.8 percent year-on-year in December, mainly due to a drop in petrol prices, the data of the National Statistical Institute shows.

Society | January 13, 2009, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1883

Bulgarian Sailor Dies in Fire on Greek Ship at Romanian Port

A Bulgarian sailor died in a fire on the Greek ship Evstatios on Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the Darik Radio.

Society | January 12, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1778

Sven Vath to Electrify Bulgarian Fans in March

Techno master Sven Vath is coming again to Bulgaria for a huge party in Sofia's Universiada Hall on March 6. The cult DJ is to present his Sound of The 9th Season mix album.

Society | January 12, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1646

Bulgaria Seized by Extremely Low Temperatures

Bulgaria has been gripped by very low temperatures Monday, with the northern towns of Sevlievo and Knezha registering the lowest, -21 and -19 degrees Celsius respectively, the National Meteorology and Hydrology Institute said.

Society | January 12, 2009, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2642

Severe Cold Continues to Grip Northern Bulgaria

The weather in the northern Danube Plain in Bulgaria remains very cold, despite the fact that Sunday temperatures have gone up by 1 to 3 degrees Celsius. The local weather forecast station in the city of Pleven reported that the lowest temperature was ag

Society | January 11, 2009, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2163

Bulgaria Belogradchik Rocks Nominated as New World Nature Wonder

The rocks near the Bulgarian costal town of Belogradchik have been nominated as one of the new seven wonders of nature in the world, the Belogradchik municipality press center reported. The competition has already began on the www.

Society | January 10, 2009, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 10033

Washington Post Publishes Dismal Pictures of Freezing Bulgarians

The Washington Post online edition has published Friday a photo story of pictures, portraying the gas crisis in Bulgaria. The pictures have been sent by the newspaper's Bulgarian correspondents and give readers an idea about the sadness and the misery gr

Society | January 10, 2009, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2406

The Times: Babies in Bulgaria Suffer as Gazprom Delays Energy Deal

"While Russia and Ukraine found new ways to disagree about restoring gas supplies to Europe yesterday mothers and their newborn infants huddled into the one maternity ward left with any heating in the main hospital in Sofia," the British daily "The Times"

Society | January 10, 2009, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4552

Severe Cold Grips Northern Bulgaria

Low temperatures have been measured Saturday morning in all cities and towns of Northern Bulgaria - temperatures everywhere in the Danube Plain were below 10 degrees Celsius. The lowest temperature was registered in the town of Knezha - minus 17 degrees

Society | January 10, 2009, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1871

Bulgaria Prince Kardam Out of Hospital with Improved Health Condition

The Bulgarian Prince Kardam is out of the hospital and his condition is slowly improving, sources close to the family reported. Kardam, the eldest son of Bulgaria's former Tsar and Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg fell into a coma following a serious ca

Society | January 9, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4857

Bulgaria Audit Office: Deputy Ministers, MP's with Declaration Discrepancies

The Bulgarian National Audit office has determined 174 discrepancies in property declarations of high level State functionaries, the Office Chair Valery Dimitrov reported on Friday. The 174 violators include Members of the Parliament (MP's), three Deputy

Society | January 9, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1399

Animals in Sofia Zoo Severely Affected by Russian Gas Cut

About 1,300 animals in the zoo in Sofia were left without heating, becoming victims of the Russian gas cut. As the central heating was stopped, zoo workers rushed for electric heaters and oil burners to keep elephants, hippos and rhinoceros warm.

Society | January 9, 2009, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7579
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