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Brussels Gives Up Plans to Sue Bulgaria over Poor Waste Disposal

The European Commission has surprisingly dropped plans to pursue court action against Bulgaria for failing to properly implement EU waste law, citing progress in preparations for a recycling plant.

Society » Environment | October 7, 2011, Friday // 12:09 | Viewed: 2420

Who Is Who: Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs

Steven Jobs was born February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California to Joanne Simpson and Abdulfattah "John" Jandali, two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave their unnamed son up for adoption.

Society » Obituaries | October 6, 2011, Thursday // 09:32 | Viewed: 7612

Apple's Steve Jobs Dies at 56

Steven P, Jobs, co-founder and former chief executive of Apple, died Wednesday at the age of 56 in California.

Society » Obituaries | October 6, 2011, Thursday // 08:29 | Viewed: 3913

Bulgarian PM Appoints Deputy Minister for Cultural Heritage

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, appointed Wednesday, Georgi Stoev, as a new Deputy Culture Minister, the cabinet's press center reports.

Society » Culture | October 5, 2011, Wednesday // 17:39 | Viewed: 1861

Bulgarian NGO to Intervene in Landmark ECHR Access to Justice Case

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) has received an invitation from the claimants and has been given the court's permission to intervene in a landmark case concerning minority groups' access to justice.

Society | October 5, 2011, Wednesday // 15:06 | Viewed: 2482

Bulgarian Breast Implants Save Russian in Knife Attack

Bulgarian breast implants have pretty much saved a Russian woman's life after she was attacked with a knife by her husband.

Society | October 5, 2011, Wednesday // 14:40 | Viewed: 4674

Book on Dilma Rousseff Premieres in Her Father's Bulgaria

A biography book telling the fascinating story of Brazil's Bulgaria-descended President Dilma Rousseff has officially premiered in Bulgaria.

Society | October 5, 2011, Wednesday // 11:11 | Viewed: 2217

Bulgaria's Gabrovo Basks in New Notoriety Thanks to Dilma

The citizens of Gabrovo, a small town in central Bulgaria, where the father of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was born, have been caught up in excitement over her upcoming visit.

Society | October 5, 2011, Wednesday // 05:50 | Viewed: 2652

Bulgaria's Supreme Court: Hands Off Sofia Soviet Army Monument

Sofia's controversial Soviet Army Monument cannot be dismantled, Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court has ruled.

Society | October 4, 2011, Tuesday // 19:19 | Viewed: 3312

Bulgarian Team Performs Breakthrough Bloodless Urology Surgery

A team of Bulgarian physicians has conducted for the first time in the country two successful urological surgeries with the use of the robot da Vinci.

Society » Health | October 4, 2011, Tuesday // 18:45 | Viewed: 18283

UN Urges Bulgaria to Take Tough Line against Anti-Roma Rallies

The UN human rights office has urged Bulgarian political leaders to take a tough line against the anti-Roma demonstrations gripping the country.

Society | October 4, 2011, Tuesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 1668

Quake Brings Reminiscence of Vrancea Disaster in Romania

An earthquake with a 5.1 magnitude on the Richter scale has been registered in Romania's region of Vrancea, some 380 km northeast of Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Society » Environment | October 4, 2011, Tuesday // 12:32 | Viewed: 1919

PACE Concerned by 'Anti-Roma Wave' in Bulgaria

The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) has expressed its worries about what it described as a "wave of anti-Gypsyism" in Bulgaria.

Society | October 3, 2011, Monday // 20:36 | Viewed: 3050

Bulgaria Marks 100 Years since Famed Propet Vanga's Birth

Bulgaria marks Monday the 100th anniversary of the birth of famous prophet Vanga.

Society | October 3, 2011, Monday // 11:04 | Viewed: 4129

Bulgarian Roma Hold Silent Vigil as Protesters Gather

Roma from the Adzhisan Mahala neighborhood in second-largest Bulgarian city Plovdiv gathered in a silent vigil against hate and racism Sunday.

Society | October 2, 2011, Sunday // 19:01 | Viewed: 1890

Bulgarian Football Fans, Students Rally in Plovdiv Protest

More than 4,000 football fans and university students have gathered in the central square of second-largest Bulgarian city of Plovdiv in protest against what they see as passivness of Bulgarian authorities against crime.

Society | October 2, 2011, Sunday // 18:02 | Viewed: 4126

Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition to Research Climate Change, Build Church

The 20th Bulgarian expedition to Antarctica will set out early November with an ambitious agenda emphasizing on the effects of global warming on local plant and animal life.

Society » Environment | October 2, 2011, Sunday // 16:04 | Viewed: 2981

Bulgarian Police Disperse Anti Interior Min Protesters

Bulgarian police scattered a protest of 100-200 people organized by the Order, Law and Justice (RZS) party requesting the resignation of Minister of Interior Tsvetan Tsvetanov.

Society | October 2, 2011, Sunday // 15:27 | Viewed: 5318

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Calls for Peace, Justice Amid Ethnic Unrest

Plovdiv metropolitan bishop Nikolay is holding a service Sunday in the nearby village of Katunitsa, the site that sparked a week of ethnic unrest in Bulgaria.

Society | October 2, 2011, Sunday // 12:04 | Viewed: 2590

Romanian Football Fans Support Bulgarians in 'Roma Case'

Fans of Romanian second-division Politechnica Timisoara have joined Russian supporters of Zenit Saint Petersburg in flying a pro-Bulgarian sign after a week of ethnic unrest.

Society | October 2, 2011, Sunday // 11:28 | Viewed: 6824

Bulgarian Roma Children Hand Out Flowers, Smile amidst 'Ethnic' Tensions

Roma boys and girls have been handing out flowers and smiling on Saturday to passerbies during the so-called "Roma pride'' in downtown Sofia.

Society | October 1, 2011, Saturday // 16:52 | Viewed: 12222
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