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Uncertainty over Causes of Bulgaria's Hitrino Blast

It is not immediately known what led to the blast of cisterns which exploded in the northeastern Bulgarian village of Hitrino, leaving at least five people dead.

Society » Incidents | December 10, 2016, Saturday // 12:42 | Viewed: 1882

Four Die, Many Injured in Blast after Rail Accident in Bulgaria's Hitrino

At least four people have lost their lives as a train exploded after going off the tracks in northeastern Bulgaria.

Society » Incidents | December 10, 2016, Saturday // 10:30 | Viewed: 13680

Judges Protest against Top Body, Working Conditions in Sofia

Judges from the Sofia Regional Court (SRS) demonstrated on Friday over problems at their institution largely blamed on the country's top decisionmaking body.

Society | December 9, 2016, Friday // 18:33 | Viewed: 1232

Two Bulgarians Vying for Grammy Awards

Bulgrian operatic soprano Sonya Yoncheva and violin virtuoso Vesko Eschkenazy are on track to get Grammy Awards in February, having been nominated in two classical music categories.

Society » Culture | December 9, 2016, Friday // 06:42 | Viewed: 5078

Bulgarian Parliament Scraps 'Long Weekends'

There will be no merger of festive days and weekends if a holiday falls on Thursday or Tuesday, lawmakers have decided.

Society | December 8, 2016, Thursday // 14:27 | Viewed: 1782

Bulgaria Adopts Hefty Fine for Speeding

Drivers who exceed the speed limit in Bulgaria will be subjected to a fine that makes up more than half of the country's average wage, MPs have decided.

Society | December 8, 2016, Thursday // 13:20 | Viewed: 3159

Northern Lights Film Festival Begins in Sofia on Wednesday

The opening of the Northern Lights Film Festival's eighth edition is due in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on December 07, Wednesday, organizers say.

Society » Culture | December 7, 2016, Wednesday // 12:51 | Viewed: 3177

Bulgarian Students' Disturbing PISA Results Show Need for New Teaching Methods

Bulgaria has to do more than overhaul school curricula and to talk about changing methods of teaching, the country's national coordinator for the PISA study has said.

Society » Education | December 7, 2016, Wednesday // 11:36 | Viewed: 2526

Bulgaria's Koprivshtitsa Festival Added to UNESCO Heritage List

A festival in the Bulgarian town of Koprivshtisa has been included in the intangible cultural heritage list of UNESCO, the UN cultural body, the organization says.

Society » Culture | December 6, 2016, Tuesday // 15:23 | Viewed: 2479

Sofia Hosts 3rd Global Summit for Preemies

140 participants from five continents united efforts for saving the life and health of premature babies.

Society » Health | December 6, 2016, Tuesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 2093

Anti-Migrant Protest Held in Bulgarian Border Town

The residents of Lesovo in Southeastern Bulgaria have demonstrated against the construction of a provisional facility that will accommodate migrants, national TV stations report.

Society | December 6, 2016, Tuesday // 11:24 | Viewed: 2263

St Nicholas Day Marked in Bulgaria on Tuesday

The Day of St Nicholas (Nikola), the patron of fisherman, sailors, merchants and bankers, is being marked nationwide by Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria on Monday, December 06.

Society » Culture | December 6, 2016, Tuesday // 09:40 | Viewed: 2976

First Sofia Metro Line Running Again after Monday Failure

The technical breakdown that brought the Red Line of Sofia Metro to a standstill on Monday evening has been dealt with, local officials say.

Society | December 6, 2016, Tuesday // 08:33 | Viewed: 1861

Exhibition about Lion as Symbol of Bulgarians Still Running in Bucharest

Bulgarians living in Bucharest, Romanian cultural figures, diplomats from different countries and Romanians tempted to know Bulgaria gathered on November 07 at the National Museum of History in Bucharest for the opening of an exhibition titled The Lion –

Society » Culture | December 5, 2016, Monday // 15:49 | Viewed: 3588

Damage after Harmanli Riots Reaches BGN 0.1 M

The damages incurred by the riots in the Harmanli reception center last week amount to some BGN 100 000, public broadcaster BNR says, citing local officials.

Society | December 2, 2016, Friday // 10:02 | Viewed: 1699

Bulgaria's Weather Service Warns of Strong Winds in All Regions

A Code Yellow alert has been issued across Bulgaria for Friday, with heavy winds expected in all of the country's 28 regions.

Society » Environment | December 2, 2016, Friday // 09:52 | Viewed: 2224

Sofia's 1st Living Christmas Tree to Be Lit Up on Thursday

Bulgaria's capital Sofia will have a living Christmas tree for the first time and will light it up on Thursday, the local administration says.

Society | December 1, 2016, Thursday // 09:09 | Viewed: 1332

Bulgarian MPs Vote to Oblige Telecoms to Give Data on Missing Persons

Mobile operators will now be obliged to give out information about the whereabouts of persons who have gone missing in the mountains.

Society | December 1, 2016, Thursday // 08:47 | Viewed: 1607

Bulgarian MPs Keep Health Insurance Contribution at 8%

Bulgarian lawmakers have agreed to keep health insurance contributions at a level of 8% of the monthly wage.

Society » Health | November 30, 2016, Wednesday // 11:51 | Viewed: 3231

Theodore Ushev's Animation with Chance for Oscar Nominations 2017

Short animation directed by Theodore Ushev, using Georgi Gospodinov's story Blind Vaysha was included in the list of top 10 proposals, one of which will be selected for Oscar nominations 2017, according to WebCafe.

Society » Culture | November 29, 2016, Tuesday // 12:20 | Viewed: 3415

Zoetrope - Bulgarian Animation Worth Watching

Today, November, 29, will be projected the full-length version of the animation Zoetrope by Sotir and Penko Gelevi. It takes several years and over 100 000 drawings and the result we will see in Cinema Lumiere, 18.30.

Society » Culture | November 29, 2016, Tuesday // 12:10 | Viewed: 3888
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