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Sofia Pret-a-Porter Heralds Spring/Summer'05

The spring/summer collections of leading Bulgarian designers have been showed off at this year's Bulgarian Fashion Forum. The glamorous event has become a traditional forum for Bulgarian fashion, style and elegance.

Society | March 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 979

Roma Icon to Host Miss Bulgaria 2005

Organizers of Miss Bulgaria 2005 have found yet another way of intriguing the audience. The prestigious task of hosting the glitzy March 26 gala has been assigned to Roma music idol Azis, they announced Monday.

Society | March 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3363

Politicians Take on Gardening in Sofia

Politicians from some of Bulgaria's most influential parties came together Monday to put a Sofia garden in repair. For a few hours, Sofia mayor Stefan Sofanski, Agrarian leader Anastasia Mozer, Socialists Party Deputy Chairman Rumen Ovcharov and colleagu

Society | March 21, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 662

Bulgaria Joins French Culture's Int'l Celebrations

Events all over the world marked Sunday the International Day of Francophonie - March 20.

Society | March 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 683

History Exposition Attracts Sofia Citizens in Parliament

For a second day the building of the Bulgarian Parliament remained open to the public, presenting a documentary exhibition, dedicated to the 135th anniversary of the Bulgarian exarchate formation.

Society | March 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 673

Historians: Bulgarian State Is 1840-Year-Old

Bulgarian state is by 500 years older than it is officially considered by science nowadays.

Society | March 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1482

Icarus Adventure on Offer at Sofia Gallery

Icarus, a symbol of the heights of human aspiration and the pursuit of truth, is the focus of the latest exhibition of Bulgarian artist Roberto Yonkov, which opened at the end of the week at Sofia Gallery Artamontzev. The man who flew too close to the su

Society | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 701

Cuban Diva Fascinates Fans in Sofia

Omara Portuondo, a former Buena Vista Social Club vocalist and a living legend of Cuban music, staged a hypnotizing show in Sofia on Thursday night. Omara, aged 75, was the second Buena Vista star to visit Bulgaria over the last several months.

Society | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1098

Health: Potato Vaccine for Hepatitis B

Genetically modified potatoes may be an alternative to the syringe and needle for hepatitis B vaccine, scientists have shown. The hepatitis B virus (HBV, transmitted by blood or sexual fluids, causes liver failure and liver cancer.

Society | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 789

Science: Genes Hide More Sexes Differences

Gene scientists have cracked the genetic code of the female X chromosome that might help explain biological differences between the sexes.

Society | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 540

Forks&Corks: Budding Spring Gourmet

Ingredients: 6 bacon slices, chopped, 1 large red bell pepper, cut lengthwise into thin strips, 350 g crimini (baby bella) mushrooms, coarsely chopped, 1 bag spinach leaves, 1/2 medium-size red onion, cut into paper-thin slices, 2/3 cup olive oil, 1/3 cu

Society | March 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 462

Oscar Winner Fights Fine for Fruit Smuggle

Oscar winning actress Hillary Swank is reportedly fighting a USD 187 fine for illegally importing an apple and an orange into New Zealand.

Society | March 17, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1119

Laughter Tower to Rise in Bulgaria

A 200-meter high Tower of Laughter will be built in Bulgaria's northern town of Gabrovo, known across the entire country for its residents having a legendary sense of humour. The tower will be a symbol of the happiness and optimism, the Gabrovo Humour an

Society | March 16, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 760

Violin Legend Rehearses Live Sofia Concert

The world master of violin Nigel Kennedy rehearsed live on Tuesday evening, three days ahead of his largely anticipated concert in Sofia. The eccentric violinist has come to Bulgaria upon the invitation of the Classic FM Radio and the mobile operator Mob

Society | March 15, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 775

BBC World Music Award Winner to Promote Bulgaria Abroad

Bulgarian clarinet whiz Ivo Papazov, who won the annual BBC Radio 3 World Music Audience Award, has agreed to promote Bulgaria's culture and tourism abroad. Papazov met Tuesday with Bulgaria's Culture and Tourism Minister Nina Chilova, who invited the mu

Society | March 15, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1561

Bulgaria Creates Unique Rose for Japan Princess

Bulgarian experts have cultivated a new rose sort especially for Japan's young Princess Aiko, media disclosed. The crimson-coloured flower was created at the Rose Institute in Kazanlak, a city famous for its rose oil industry.

Society | March 14, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1925

Shamrockin' Party at Hilton Sofia on St Patrick's Day

Hilton Sofia Artists Bar & Caf? will offer culinary temptations as part of the hotel's St. Patrick's celebrations.

Society | March 14, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1088

Irish Debut Grabs Sofia Film Fest First Prize

The Irish production "Adam and Paul", directed by Lenny Abrahamson, won the best-movie award at the Sofia International Film Festival.

Society | March 14, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 520

World Archeology Worrisome on Fate of Thracian Gold

The spectacular discoveries of Bulgarian archeologist Georgi Kitov in the gold-laden Valley of Kingslast summer raise questions about managing Bulgaria's past, prestigious Archeology magazine wrote in its latest issue dedicated to the Royal Balkan Treasur

Society | March 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1485

Bulgarians Beg Forgiveness on Shrove Sunday

With the first mild winds and spells of warm weather Bulgarians shift eyes towards spring and drop in at closest relatives to beg forgiveness on Shrove Sunday. Also known as Cheese Fasting this orthodox holiday is celebrated seven weeks before Easter and

Society | March 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 672

German Wins Europe Beauty Crown

Germany's Shermine Shahrivar, 22, won the finals of Miss Europe 2005 contest held in Paris. Beauties from a total of 36 countries rivalled for the crown Saturday night at the Paris Sports Palace.

Society | March 13, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 10370
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