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Bulgaria Launches EU Countdown

A second clock that will count the remaining days to Bulgaria's entry into the European Union was inaugurated Tuesday at central Sofia Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd. The clock was inaugurated just a few days after Bulgaria's ruling Simeon II National Movement pr

Society | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 995

Top Millionaire Kicks off Jet Tour around the World

A jet plane piloted by US adventurer and millionaire Steve Fossett, aiming to make the first solo non-stop flight around the world without refuelling, has taken off.

Society | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 682

Jose Carreras Stages in Sofia, Stoitchkov Invited

The world-famous tenor Jose Carreras is to arrive to Bulgaria in May, Balkan Entertainment Company officials announced.

Society | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1150

Bulgaria Awakes Spring amid Bitter Cold

Bright white and glowing red rapidly took over Bulgaria, as its people celebrated the unique Baba Marta holiday on Tuesday. The biting cold outside could not stop the traditional cheerful ritual of people decorating each other with the vibrant colours of

Society | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1237

Irida Fashion Peeps into Spring-Summer'05

The eccentric and original style of designers from Irida fashion house stamped its recognizable trace on the newest collection for spring-summer 2005.

Society | February 28, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 818

Miss Bulgaria 2005 Chosen in March

Bulgaria will choose its top beauty for this year at a gala next month, organizers of the glitzy event announced Monday. Wannabes have their last chance to enter the contest at the March 5-6 final castings, Visages Model Group said.

Society | February 28, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1291

Sofia to Melt in Classy Jazz Sounds

Bulgarian and international jazz performers will warm up the nights of Sofia for two weeks this spring, when Sofia Jazz Peak 2005 will take place. The traditional music festival will start on March 18 to continue through April 3.

Society | February 28, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 774

Charles Complained in Bulgaria of British "Lack of Compassion "

The Prince of Wales claimed the British tortured him over his relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles in an interview with a BBC reporter, done during his 2003 visit to Bulgaria, The Mail on Sunday reported.

Society | February 28, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1319

"Million Dollar Baby" Grabs Top Oscars

Legendary Hollywood tough guy Clint Eastwood won the 2004 Oscars for best director and best film for boxing drama "Million Dollar Baby" at the glamorous Los Angeles ceremony, dealing a double blow to his main rival Martin Scorsese and "The Aviator". It m

Society | February 28, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4977

Legendary Peter Greenaway Joins Sofia Film Fest

British director Peter Greenaway will attend the opening ceremony of the 9th edition of Sofia Film Fest.

Society | February 27, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 979

Oscar Countdown Begins

Just a few hours ahead of the beginning of the 2005 Oscars Awarding Ceremony people are still trying to guess the names of the winners. Oscar put the final touches on preparations for Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, as boxing drama "Million Dollar Baby

Society | February 27, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 866

Bulgaria Obsessed with Lotto Mania

Bulgarians once again started queuing up for lottery cards as the local lotto jackpot of over BGN 4 M survived on Thursday night. Some lotto maniacs even staked over BGN 1,000 on their lotto tickets, Bulgarian media reported.

Society | February 27, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 747

Spanish Culinary Spectacle Enchants Sofia

World champions in ham (jamon) cutting and wine pouring showed their mastership during a special four-day fiesta in Sofia. The nights of Spanish dining experience were organized under the patronage of the Spanish Embassy in Bulgaria.

Society | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1094

Mrs Bulgaria Boasts "World's Most Beautiful Smile"

Mrs Bulgaria World 2005 Yana Marinova swept the "Duncans Beautiful Smile" award at the prestigious Mrs World contest. The Mrs World 2005 title was swept by Mrs Israel Simam Bahahr.

Society | February 26, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 9449

Ancient Stronghold Discovered in Varna

An unknown stronghold wall has been discovered in the coastal city of Varna, the regional historical museum officials announced Friday. The wall has been found during a private building construction on the Khan Krum Street.

Society | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5416

Sofia Displays EU-Entry Countdown

A special timepiece will be installed in downtown Sofia next week to count the remaining days until European Union (EU) entry. The facility will have almost 700 days to count, as Bulgaria hopes to join the bloc in the beginning of 2007.

Society | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1613

Pavarotti Fee Hobbles Bulgarian Concert

World opera celebrity Luciano Pavarotti has been invited to stage a performance in Bulgaria, but the requested EUR 800,000 fee makes the gig rather unlikely, press reported Friday. The Sofia Municipality has been negotiating a possible summertime gig wit

Society | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6804

Bulgaria Stamps Filmmaking Anniversary

Bulgaria issued Friday four special postmarks on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the local filmmaking. One of the stamps depicts a theme from "Bulgarian is Gallant," Bulgaria's first ever feature film, while the other three are dedicated to inter

Society | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 760

Science: Astronomers Disclose Star-less Galaxy

Astronomers have discovered an object that appears to be an invisible galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter.

Society | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3056

Health: Scientists Find Antibody Neutralizing HIV Strains

A group of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and several other institutions has solved the structure of a rare human antibody that broadly neutralizes human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Society | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 616

Forks&Corks: Green Bean Salad with Bacon

Ingredients: 4 slices bacon, 1 1/2 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, 3 tablespoons vinegar, 3/4 cup water, 2 cups hot, cooked, seasoned green beans, 1/4 cup sliced onion rings, 2 tablespoons chopped pimiento Preparation:

Society | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 763
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