PHOTO STORIES

Greece Set to Hold Referendum on Terms of Bailout Deal

The Greek government on 30 June presented a last-minute proposal for a two-year agreement with the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to fully cover its financing needs, combined with debt restructuring. "From the first we made clear that the decision to call a referendum was not the end but the continuation of a negotiation seeking better terms for the Greek people," an announcement from the office of PM Alexis Tsipras read....

July 1, 2015, Wednesday

Sand City Hurghada: Where Caesar and Zeus Meet Iron Man and Sponge Bob

Located just a few kilometers from the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, Egypt, Sand City Hurghada is the single open-air sand museum in Africa and the Middle East.It has brought together a number of artists to create a collection of tens of sculptures and reliefs which could be liked by both adults and children as it is divided into two main sections: history/mythology and cartoons....

June 27, 2015, Saturday

Cairo: The City of a Thousand Splendid Temples

A Novinite team was invited by Egypt's Ministry of Tourism to pay a visit to the country alongside other Bulgarian journalists and learn more about how the country is helping its once strongly developed tourism industry get back on track. The second gallery is dedicated to several mosques and churches in the Egyptian capital Cairo....

June 19, 2015, Friday

Egypt's Pyramids: So Far No Matter How Close

A Novinite team was invited by Egypt's Ministry of Tourism to pay a visit to the country alongside other Bulgarian journalists and learn more about how the country is helping its once strongly developed tourism industry get back on track. The following photo gallery is the first of a series of five offering a glimpse at the places we visited to combine rest with cultural sightseeing....

June 18, 2015, Thursday

Bulgaria's Ruse Hosts Sandfest Dedicated to Cinema

The Bulgarian city of Ruse is hosting an international sand sculpture festival dedicated to cinema between June 9 and 20. The sculptures, representing famous actors such as Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin as well as fictitional characters such as Spiderman and Indiana Jones, are located at the Danube river quay in the city....

June 12, 2015, Friday

Winners at 2015 Cannes Film Festival

French director Jacques Audiard’s “Dheepan” won the Best Film award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival on 24 May. Hungarian film-maker Laszlo Nemes picked up the Grand Prix, often seen as the festival’s runner-up prize, for his debut feature ‘The Son of Saul’, a Holocaust drama set in Auschwitz. ...

May 25, 2015, Monday

'Goodbye, Nikola', Protestors Tell Macedonian PM Gruevski

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Macedonian capital Skopje on 17 May 2015 to demand the resignation of conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski in a protest rally organized by Social Democrat opposition. Pressure on the Macedonian premier to step down has been mounting since a wire-tapping scandal broke out earlier this year, raising concerns how tightly the government has controlled electins, the media and the judiciary during Gruevski's nine years in office....

May 17, 2015, Sunday

Dozens Killed as New Major Earthquake Hits Nepal

An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck Nepal on 12 May 2015, leaving at least 39 people dead and more than 1,000 injured....

May 12, 2015, Tuesday

Europe Marks Victory Day

Events marking the 70th anniversary of Allied victory over Nazi Germany and the end of World War Two in Europe are being held across the continent on 8 May 2015. Russia will celebrate the Day of Victory on 9 May....

May 8, 2015, Friday

The Day When WWII Ended

Commemoration events, exhibitions and celebrations are marking the end of World War II in Europe 70 years ago. ...

May 4, 2015, Monday

Nepal Earthquake Kills Over 3,000

The death toll from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal was 3,432, the Interior Ministry said 27 April 2015, after thousands more spent a second night in the open....

April 27, 2015, Monday

Walking Through Balchik's University Botanic Garden: a Cactus Story

A permanent exhibition of cacti and succulents offers an interesting variety of these plants at the University Botanic Garden in Bulgaria's Balchik, a quiet town at the Black Sea's northern coastline.The garden's management announced on that its oldest cactus was celebrating its 90th birthday on Sunday....

April 19, 2015, Sunday

Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Hold Procession Marking Easter Monday at Bachkovo Monastery

Bulgarian Orthodox faithful held the traditional procession marking Easter Monday at Bachkovo monastery, near the village of Bachkovo, southern Bulgaria, 13 April 2015. Easter Monday, also called Bright Monday, is an official holiday in Bulgaria....

April 13, 2015, Monday

Djokovic Wins Over Murray for Fifth Miami Masters Title

Novak Djokovic overpowered Andy Murray to win his fifth Miami Open title in 5 April 2015. The world No 1 scored 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-0 in the Miami Masters championship match to extend his personal record to 18-8 over the Scot after victories this year in the Australian Open final and the semi-finals of the Indian Wells Masters....

April 6, 2015, Monday

Roman Catholics Mark Palm Sunday

Roman Catholics around the world attended church masses and held processions on Palm Sunday, 29 March 2015. Palm Sunday for Roman Catholic devotees symbolically marks the biblical account of the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, signaling the start of the Holy Week before Easter. ...

March 31, 2015, Tuesday