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Bulgarian Population Could Drop Below Five Million in 2070 - Forecast

The population of Bulgaria could decrease by two million people, dropping to a total of five million people in 2070.

Society | August 17, 2015, Monday // 20:28 | Viewed: 2525

Sofia Boasts First Grass-Covered Tram Tracks

The Bulgarian capital already has its first grass-covered tram tracks, which are located in the sections of the rails passing through the Ruski pametnik (Russian monument) square.

Society » Environment | August 17, 2015, Monday // 17:14 | Viewed: 2787

Bulgaria to Pick Its Junior Eurovision 2015 Contender

Bulgaria is starting on Monday the choice of young girl or boy to represent the country in the 2015 Junior Eurovision song contest.

Society » Culture | August 17, 2015, Monday // 10:51 | Viewed: 2221

Code Orange Alert Issued for Bulgaria on Monday over Rain, Thunderstorms

A Code Orange warning is in force in five Bulgarian regions on Monday, with heavy downpours and thunderstorms expected after weeks of simmering heat.

Society » Environment | August 17, 2015, Monday // 08:53 | Viewed: 2487

3rd Day of Sofia Breathes to Focus on Literature

Young Bulgarian writers will be the focus of the third Sunday of the Sofia Breathes annual festival, the event's organizers have said.

Society » Culture | August 16, 2015, Sunday // 14:42 | Viewed: 1645

Large Areas of Bulgaria at Risk of Wildifires on Sunday

A Code Red alert has been issued in Bulgaria's northern and southeastern regions, meteorologists have said.

Society » Environment | August 16, 2015, Sunday // 11:27 | Viewed: 2142

Singing Fountain Launched in Bulgaria's Varna

A musical fountain was inaugurated as Bulgaria's third-biggest city celebrated its official holiday on Saturday with a concert and a 3-D show.

Society | August 16, 2015, Sunday // 10:55 | Viewed: 3691

Six Bulgarians Die in Heavy Road Accident Near Berlin

Six Bulgarian citizens – three men and three women were killed in a heavy road accident after a minibus and a truck collided near Berlin on Friday.

Society » Incidents | August 14, 2015, Friday // 23:42 | Viewed: 3263

Wildfires in Bulgaria Increase in Number and Area Affected

Wildfires have burned down 952 hectares of forest in Bulgaria in the first 14 days of August, a sharp increase over the same period of 2013 when the weather was also hot and dry, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday.

Society » Incidents | August 14, 2015, Friday // 20:01 | Viewed: 2254

Celebrations Marking Day of Varna to Feature 3-D Water Show

A 3-D water show will be among the spectacles celebrating the Day of Varna, which is marked in the Bulgarian Black Sea capital on August 15.

Society » Culture | August 14, 2015, Friday // 14:30 | Viewed: 1908

Fuel Tanker Hangs off Bridge on Bulgaria’s Hemus Motorway

A fuel tanker has overturned on Hemus motorway near Sofia with the truck cabin hanging from the edge of a bridge over Vitinya pass, bTV station reported on Thursday.

Society » Incidents | August 13, 2015, Thursday // 19:56 | Viewed: 2957

Strong Blast at China Port City of Tianjin, Dozens Injured

A strong explosion rocked the port city of Tianjin in northern China on Wednesday night, shattering windows and sending dust dozens of metres into the air, Xinhua reported.

Society » Incidents | August 12, 2015, Wednesday // 21:53 | Viewed: 1145

Goran Bregovic to Play at Skariada Grill Festival in Bulgaria

Musician Goran Bregovic and his orchestra are coming in September to add appeal to a grill festival that involves Bulgarian food producers and master chefs from around the region, a news website has said.

Society » Culture | August 12, 2015, Wednesday // 07:48 | Viewed: 1638

Life as Seen through the Eyes of 2 Egyptian Vultures

Two Egyptian vultures, Boris and Jennie, can now be monitored live after being equipped with satellite trackers, the Bulgarian Society for Protection of Birds (BSPB) has said.

Society » Environment | August 11, 2015, Tuesday // 18:51 | Viewed: 1331

Mozart Festival to Begin in Bulgaria's Pravets

For the eleventh time, the international Mozart Music Festival is to take place on August 13-17 in Pravets, Northwestern Bulgaria.

Society » Culture | August 11, 2015, Tuesday // 16:39 | Viewed: 2568

Russian Tourist Drowns Near Bulgaria's Varna

A Russian tourist has drowned in a storm near the Black Sea city of Varna, media outlets quote Russia's Vice Consul as saying.

Society » Incidents | August 11, 2015, Tuesday // 15:59 | Viewed: 2000

Bulgaria's Spirit of Burgas Attracts Record Attendance of 47 000 People

The Spirit of Burgas music festival, which took place on Friday and Saturday at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, recorded an attendance of 47 000 people.

Society » Culture | August 11, 2015, Tuesday // 14:11 | Viewed: 2617

WWF Bulgaria Implements Danube Sturgeon Boosting Project

WWF Bulgaria has implemented a project to release more than 50,000 baby sturgeons in the Danube to help bring the species back from the brink of extinction, AFP reported on Tuesday.

Society » Environment | August 11, 2015, Tuesday // 11:18 | Viewed: 2244

Fire Near Bulgaria's Dragoman Contained

The fire, which has been raging in a coniferous forest near the town of Dragoman in western Bulgaria, was contained on Tuesday.

Society » Incidents | August 11, 2015, Tuesday // 08:58 | Viewed: 1827

Two Stabbed to Death in IKEA Store in Sweden, One Injured

A man and a woman have been stabbed to death at an IKEA store in Vasteras, in Sweden on Monday, the CNN reported.

Society » Incidents | August 10, 2015, Monday // 21:18 | Viewed: 1902

Israeli Tourist Drowns in Bulgaria's Slanchev Bryag

A 45-year-old tourist from Israel drowned on Sunday in the Black Sea off the resort of Slanchev Bryag (Sunny Beach), police say.

Society » Incidents | August 10, 2015, Monday // 11:01 | Viewed: 3042