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Stoichkov Beats up Photographer in Barcelona - Report

Football star Hristo Stoichkov has hit a Bulgarian photo reporter in Barcelona, bTV channel informed. Photographer Lubomir Asenov, who was in Spain for a Formula 1 race explained he saw Stoichkov in a restaurant and took a photo of him.

Society | April 28, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1943

Traffic Jam Blocks Trakia Highway after Easter

Traffic jam has started to block the Trakia highway on Monday as thousands of people are returning to Sofia after the Easter holidays. Police warned that rain in the regions of Plovdiv and Pazardzhik is further aggravating the situation and plead with mo

Society | April 28, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2458

Bulgaria Road Carnage Claims 4 Lives Overnight

Four lives were claimed in 23 heavy car crashes reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 33 people were injured in the hits, as five of them are in critical condition.

Society | April 28, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1169

1 Dead, 5 Injured in Heavy Car, Minibus Crash in Bulgaria

A 47-year-old woman died on spot and five other passengers were injured in a horror crash that occurred Sunday afternoon near Bulgaria's village of Kazachevo. A child at the age of six is among those, who suffered severe injuries in the hit between a car

Society | April 27, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1603

Sofia Cathedral Welcomes Believers for Easter Mass

Sofia's St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral opened its doors on Sunday to welcome all believers who came to attend the Pasha Mass.

Society | April 27, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1605

Burning Candle Causes Fire in Residential Building Downtown Sofia

A burning candle caused a huge fire in a flat on a central crossing in Bulgaria's capital city of Sofia on Sunday. The two elderly women, who live in the apartment, have been taken to Sofia's Pirogov Emergency Institute after they breathe in the thick sm

Society | April 27, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1442

Holy Easter Fire Comes to Bulgaria from Jerusalem

A delegation of clergymen brought late on Saturday night the Holy Fire from Jerusalem to Bulgaria.

Society | April 27, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3133

Bulgaria Celebrates Easter

On this day, April 27, Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter, the day when Jesus resurrected from the dead.

Society | April 27, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2918

Bulgaria Director Wins Emerging Artist Prize in HBO Documentaries Festival

The Bulgarian film director Boris Despodov won Friday the Emerging Artist Award at the 15th annual HBO Hot Docs Film Festival, the Canadian newspaper Toronoto Star reported.

Society | April 26, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2475

Bulgaria Church Delegation to Bring Holy Easter Fire from Jerusalem

A delegation of clergymen from the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is expected to land at Sofia Airport around 8 p.m.

Society | April 26, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1922

Gigantic Traffic Jam on Highway North of Bulgaria Capital because of Easter

A huge traffic jam occurred around noon on Saturday north of the Bulgarian capital on the Hemus Highway as hundreds of thousands of people were leaving Sofia for the Easter holidays (April 27-28). The line of cars headed in northern direction was about 1

Society | April 26, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4166

Comatose Victim of Crash with Staviski to be Treated in Israel

18-year-old Manuela Gorsova, who was left comatose after a fatal car crash caused by world ice-dancing champion Maxim Staviski in August 2007, will be transported to a clinic for rehabilitation in Israel. Gorsova will be in Israel in the middle of May, f

Society | April 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1492

2 Men Injured in Gas Bottle Explosion in Bulgaria

A total of two men were severely injured after a gas bottle exploded in their minibus in Bulgaria's town of Dolni Dabnik late on Thursday. One of the victims suffered 50 % burns and remains in critical condition.

Society | April 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1909

Bulgarians Mark Good Friday

Orthodox Bulgarians commemorate Good Friday, which is believed to be the day when Jesus Christ was crucified. Legend has it that during Good Friday no one should work, as it is considered to be a sin.

Society | April 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1896

Man Threatens to Jump off Crane in Sofia

A 28-year-old man threatened to jump off a crane at a building site in Sofia on Thursday. The young man said a former colleague of his owed him BGN 4,000 but refused to give the money back and that is the reason behind the desperate act.

Society | April 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2085

Unshown Treasures on Display in Bulgarian History Museum

Exhibition of previously unshown treasures opened Thursday in the National Museum of History (NMH) in Sofia.

Society | April 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2298

90,000 Bulgarians Sign Language Defence Petition

About 90,000 people have signed a petition said to aim at defending the Bulgarian language and organized by a civil committee, acting in defence of a paragraph of the Education Act. Through the petition parents protest against casting out Item 4, Paragra

Society | April 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1277

Orthodox Bulgarians Color Eggs on Holy Thursday

Orthodox Bulgarians celebrate on April 24 the Holy Thursday and keep alive the tradition of coloring eggs bright red, the symbol of Easter for Orthodox Christians all over the world.

Society | April 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2490

Over 7000 Homeless Dogs Caught in Capital Sofia in Two Years

A total of 7 123 homeless dogs have been caught in the Bulgarian capital in the last two years, according to the program of Sofia Municipality for the control of their population. The three-year program, which will be discussed at Thursday's meeting of t

Society | April 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2886

Bulgaria Royal Family Youngest Member Baptized in Chapel, Built by Parents

Bulgaria Princess Kalina and husband Kitin Munoz baptized Wednesday their little son Simeon Hassan in a chapel they built in Tsarska Bistritsa palace. Princess Kalina gave birth to the boy on March 14 last year and named it after her father, exiled king

Society | April 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8951

US Corner Gets Larger Room in Sofia City Library

The American Corner, opened last year by the US and Bulgarian First Ladies Laura Bush and Zorka Parvanova, got Wednesday a larger room in Sofia City Library. Until now, the facility was situated in the Public Library in Bulgaria's capital.

Society | April 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1285
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