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Bulgarian Man Charged with Hooliganism over Beating of French Citizen in Sofia

A Bulgarian car driver suspected of beating a French citizen over the right of way in a road accident in Sofia, has been released from police custody on a BGN 500 (EUR 250) bail, the Prosecutor’s Office of Bulgaria announced on Thursday.

Society » Incidents | June 16, 2016, Thursday // 15:38 | Viewed: 1735

Pan-Orthodox Council to Begin in Crete amid Boycott of Several Churches

Four Orthodox churches, including those of Bulgaria and Russia, are not attending a Pan-Orthodox council in Crete that to mend fences for the first time in nearly 1000 years.

Society | June 16, 2016, Thursday // 14:50 | Viewed: 1548

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Declares Opposition to Sofia Pride

Bulgarian Patriarch Neofit has issued a statement vehemently condemning the upcoming Sofia Pride parade scheduled for Sunday.

Society | June 16, 2016, Thursday // 10:47 | Viewed: 1800

French Citizen Beaten over Right of Way in Bulgaria’s Sofia

A French citizen driving a car was beaten over the right of way by the driver of a Bulgarian-registered car in central Sofia, police announced on Wednesday.

Society » Incidents | June 15, 2016, Wednesday // 19:12 | Viewed: 2369

Israeli Author Ellis Shuman to Present New Book in Bulgaria

Ellis Shuman, the Israeli author whose second novel had its world premiere in Bulgarian, is to present the book in person in central Sofia on Wednesday.

Society » Culture | June 15, 2016, Wednesday // 14:29 | Viewed: 1599

Bulgaria MPs to Discuss Possible Ban on Face-Covering Veils

Lawmakers are set to discuss this week a proposal put forward by a nationalist coalition that could result in the ban of veils fully or partially covering the face in public spaces.

Society | June 15, 2016, Wednesday // 10:44 | Viewed: 1344

Bulgarian Authorities Confirm Rhythmic Gymnastics Athlete Attempted Suicide

Authorities confirmed that Bulgaria's rhythmic gymnastics athlete Tsvetelina Stoyanova attempted suicide.

Society » Incidents | June 15, 2016, Wednesday // 09:47 | Viewed: 6270

Bulgarian Rhythmic Gymnastics Athlete Still in Grave Condition after Fall from 6th Floor

Doctors at the Pirogov hospital in Sofia are expected to disclose more details this morning about the condition of Tsvetelina Stoyanova, a member of the Bulgarian rhythmic gymnastics team who underwent surgery after a fall from the sixth floor of a reside

Society » Incidents | June 15, 2016, Wednesday // 08:33 | Viewed: 3051

Sofia Police Step Up Security as Gay Pride Nears

Security measures have been beefed up as this year's Sofia Pride is due this Saturday.

Society | June 15, 2016, Wednesday // 07:59 | Viewed: 1822

Doctors Fight for the Life of Bulgarian Rhythmic Gymnastics Athlete Tsvetelina Stoyanova

Tsvetelina Stoyanova, member of the Bulgarian rhythmic gymnastics team, has been admitted to hospital with severe injuries following a fall from a residential building in Sofia, public TV broadcaster BNT reported on Tuesday.

Society » Incidents | June 14, 2016, Tuesday // 19:18 | Viewed: 18448

Torrential Rain, Overflowing Rivers Flood Houses, Roads Across Bulgaria

Torrential rainfall and overflowing rivers flooded houses and roads across Bulgaria on Monday.

Society » Environment | June 14, 2016, Tuesday // 09:49 | Viewed: 2620

Irina Bokova Grabs Women's Leadership Award

UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova has been handed out the Global Women's Leadership Award at the Global Summit of Women 2016 in Poland.

Society | June 13, 2016, Monday // 21:32 | Viewed: 1349

Heat to Follow Changeable Weather in Bulgaria after Wednesday

An abrupt rise in temperatures will begin on Wednesday after Tuesday brings showers to much of Southeastern Bulgaria and other regions, private Nova TV station's forecast says.

Society » Environment | June 13, 2016, Monday // 20:08 | Viewed: 4768

International Yoga Day to Be Marked in Bulgaria Next Week

Sixteen Bulgarian cities will be part of the International Yoga Day celebrations on June 21, the organizers have said.

Society » Culture | June 13, 2016, Monday // 13:49 | Viewed: 5558

Bulgarian Authorities Prohibit Bathing at Polluted Beach in Varna

Bathing at the Officers' beach in Bulgaria’s Black Sea capital of Varna has been prohibited due to polluted water.

Society » Environment | June 13, 2016, Monday // 13:49 | Viewed: 1812

Building Collapse in Italy’s Milan Kills Three, Gas Leak Suspected

Three people have died and nine others were injured in Milan, Italy when a residential building partially collapsed in an explosion possibly caused by a gas leak, ANSA reported on Sunday.

Society » Incidents | June 12, 2016, Sunday // 13:32 | Viewed: 1534

Blast at Shanghai Airport Leaves Three Injured

A blast rocked Shanghai Pudong International Airport, leaving three people injured, Xinhua reported on Sunday.

Society » Incidents | June 12, 2016, Sunday // 12:36 | Viewed: 1653

Lidia Ganeva to Represent Bulgaria at 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Lidia Ganeva won Bulgaria's national selection for the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Sofia on Saturday evening.

Society » Culture | June 12, 2016, Sunday // 11:24 | Viewed: 1999

Rival Pro-Western, Pro-Russian Rallies Taking Place in Downtown Sofia

Rival pro-Western and pro-Russian protests were held in the centre of the Bulgarian capital on Saturday.

Society | June 11, 2016, Saturday // 13:13 | Viewed: 2551

4.7-Magnitude Earthquake Felt in Bulgaria's Montana

An earthquake of magnitude 4.

Society » Environment | June 9, 2016, Thursday // 09:49 | Viewed: 1706

Maxim Behar Becomes First Bulgarian to Appear in Global Power Book

Bulgarian PR expert, businessman, journalist and diplomat, Maxim Behar, was included in this year's edition of the Global Power Book, the definitive guide to the brightest and most influential PR professionals around the world.

Society | June 8, 2016, Wednesday // 12:02 | Viewed: 9930