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Russia's Patriarch Kiril to Visit Sofia Early Next Year

Russian Patriarch Kiril is due to travel to Bulgaria's capital Sofia in February of next year, Russian church officials have said.

Society | December 31, 2015, Thursday // 12:59 | Viewed: 1529

Some Public Transport Lines, Sofia Metro to Run All Night on January 1

A number of buses will remain in service in Bulgaria's capital Sofia both late on New Year's eve and in the small hours of January 1 to help people celebrating the New Year move around the city.

Society | December 31, 2015, Thursday // 10:26 | Viewed: 1828

Code Yellow Warning Issued in 12 Bulgarian Regions over Bad Weather

Strong winds and sub-zero temperatures are expected in 12 of Bulgaria's 28 regions, with a Code Yellow alert issued by the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH).

Society » Environment | December 30, 2015, Wednesday // 08:32 | Viewed: 2793

Number of Road Traffic Victims in Bulgaria Continued to Increase in 2015

The number of road traffic victims in Bulgaria registered an increase in 2015.

Society » Incidents | December 29, 2015, Tuesday // 17:31 | Viewed: 2713

Low Water Levels Hamper Sailing in Bulgarian Section of Danube

The Executive Agency for Maritime Administration's Directorate River Supervision – Ruse informed on Monday that low water levels are hampering sailing in the Bulgarian section of the Danube river.

Society » Environment | December 28, 2015, Monday // 21:13 | Viewed: 3721

Bulgarians Spent BGN 6 M per Hour in Last Four Days Before Christmas

According to preliminary estimates, Bulgarians spent more than BGN 6 M per hour in the last four days before Christmas.

Society | December 28, 2015, Monday // 20:52 | Viewed: 1054

Wildfire Raging near Bulgaria's Zlatograd

Equipment and personnel of the Bulgarian Armed Forces are to join operations to put out a wildfire that broke on Sunday evening in the municipality of Zlatograd, Southern Bulgaria.

Society » Incidents | December 28, 2015, Monday // 13:05 | Viewed: 1961

Four Die after Drinking Fake Alcohol in Southern Bulgaria

Four young men have died and other two are in critical conditions after drinking counterfeit alcohol during celebrations, media outlets report.

Society » Incidents | December 28, 2015, Monday // 09:22 | Viewed: 4639

Bulgarian Village Celebrates Feast Day by Unveiling Chapel Dedicated to St. Stephen

The inhabitants of the Bulgarian village of Momchilovtsi in the Rhodope mountains celebrated the feast day of Saint Stephen on Sunday by unveiling a chapel dedicated to the first Christian martyr.

Society | December 27, 2015, Sunday // 15:49 | Viewed: 3226

Bulgaria Commemorates Servicemen Killed in 2003 Attack on Karbala Military Base

Bulgaria commemorates on Sunday the five Bulgarian servicemen, who were killed in a suicide attack targeting their military base in the Iraqi city of Karbala on 27 December 2003.

Society | December 27, 2015, Sunday // 15:12 | Viewed: 1510

Bulgarian Christmas Charity Fundraises BGN 1.8 M in First Month

The thirteenth edition of the annual charity campaign “The Bulgarian Christmas” has fundraised nearly BGN 1.

Society | December 27, 2015, Sunday // 12:56 | Viewed: 1167

Blast at Nigeria Gas Plant Kills More than 100

More than 100 people are believed to have been killed by an explosion of gas tanker truck at an  industrial gas plant in south-eastern Nigeria on Thursday night.

Society » Incidents | December 25, 2015, Friday // 12:35 | Viewed: 2819

Rise in Bulgarian Vignette Stickers’ Price Challenged in Court

A decision of Bulgaria’s government to increase the prices of vignette stickers for motor vehicles from the start of 2016 has been challenged in court, Nova TV reported on Wednesday.

Society | December 23, 2015, Wednesday // 17:02 | Viewed: 2109

Museum Exhibits Replica of Crown Worn by Medieval Bulgarian Rulers

A replica of the crown, which was supposedly worn by medieval Bulgarian rulers, was presented in the National History Museum (NIM) in Sofia on Tuesday.

Society » Culture | December 23, 2015, Wednesday // 14:09 | Viewed: 2545

Archaeologists Explore Bulgaria's Submerged Cultural Heritage in Black Sea

The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (Black Sea M.

Society » Archaeology | December 23, 2015, Wednesday // 09:44 | Viewed: 3445

Rescuers Save Three Tourists Injured in Descent of Bulgaria's Pirin Mountain

The three tourists, who had been lightly injured during their descent of Vihren peak in Bulgaria's Pirin mountain on Tuesday, were rescued in the early hours on Wednesday.

Society » Incidents | December 23, 2015, Wednesday // 08:46 | Viewed: 2180

Christmas Farmers Market in Sofia Offering Bulgarian Products on Sunday

A farmers market is open in Bulgaria's capital Sofia on Sunday, bringing together 50 producers from across the country, officials have said.

Society | December 20, 2015, Sunday // 09:55 | Viewed: 1466

Number of Babies Born in Bulgaria Decreases by 10 000 in 2015

From the beginning of the year until December 17, a total of 57 732 babies were born in Bulgaria, which represents a decrease of nearly 10 000 compared to the same period in 2014.

Society | December 19, 2015, Saturday // 15:44 | Viewed: 2066

Antonio Banderas Performs Traditional Bulgarian Dance in Sofia

Hollywood star Antonio Banderas performed the traditional Bulgarian dance horo together with Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova.

Society » Culture | December 19, 2015, Saturday // 14:05 | Viewed: 4959

Specialists from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein to Explore Bulgaria's Perperikon

Specialists from Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein will familiarise themselves with the history of the ancient Thracian city of Perperikon near the Bulgarian town of Kardzhali.

Society » Archaeology | December 18, 2015, Friday // 14:15 | Viewed: 3757

Bulgaria's Ruse Hosts Second Edition of Ice Sculptures Festival

The Bulgaria city of Ruse hosts a festival of ice sculptures on Svoboda (Liberty) square between December 14 and 22.

Society » Culture | December 18, 2015, Friday // 11:13 | Viewed: 2475