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Bulgaria to Broil in August, Mercury Forecast Up to 39C

The sizzling weather that swept Bulgaria in July will reach its peak in August, turning it into the hottest month of this year's summer.

Society » Environment | July 29, 2011, Friday // 16:25 | Viewed: 2512

Prominent Bulgarian Journalist Panitza Passes Away at 80

John-Dimitry Panitza, a prominent Bulgarian journalist, has passed away at the age of 80.

Society » Obituaries | July 29, 2011, Friday // 11:53 | Viewed: 1920

Bulgarian Universities Obtain Right to Evaluate Foreign Diplomas

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament granted Thursday Bulgarian colleges and universities the right to evaluate and validate diplomas from foreign schools.

Society » Education | July 28, 2011, Thursday // 16:53 | Viewed: 2559

Bulgaria Pop Diva Disgraced, Faces Music over Tax Evasion

Bulgaria's government has rejected a proposal for awarding music star Lili Ivanova with an additional pension for her extraordinary achievements, citing tax evasion.

Society | July 28, 2011, Thursday // 15:25 | Viewed: 2262

Star-Packed Sequel to 'The Expendables' to Be Shot in Bulgaria

 "The Expendables 2", a cult action movie starring Bruce Willlis, Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, John Travolta, Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme is to be filmed in Bulgaria September.

Society » Culture | July 28, 2011, Thursday // 10:35 | Viewed: 3810

Bulgarian Football Legend Backs Sofia for European Culture Capital

Bulgaria's football legend, Hristo Stoichkov, is officially supporting the nomination of Sofia as European Culture Capital 2019.

Society » Culture | July 27, 2011, Wednesday // 14:45 | Viewed: 1808

Animal Cruelty Becomes Criminalized in Bulgaria

Animal cruelty is now considered a crime in Bulgaria to be punished by jail time or probation.

Society | July 27, 2011, Wednesday // 08:34 | Viewed: 4601

Norwegian Killer Mentions Bulgaria in Anti-Islamic Rant

  Bulgaria has been mentioned in Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik in the context of what he perceives as "the myth of the Muslim tolerance" in his 1500-page manifesto.

Society | July 26, 2011, Tuesday // 17:44 | Viewed: 2318

Bulgarian Patients Rights NGO Outraged by Doctor's Blunder

The Bulgarian National Patients Rights Organization demands termination of the right to practice medicine of a doctor from the Black Sea city of Varna over an irreversible mistake.

Society » Health | July 26, 2011, Tuesday // 15:34 | Viewed: 1970

Sofia - Rainiest City in Europe after 48 Hours of Downpours

Nearly half of Bulgaria is under code yellow for severe weather Tuesday, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) reminds.

Society » Environment | July 26, 2011, Tuesday // 14:44 | Viewed: 2530

Bulgaria Loses 80 000 Non-return Migrants Every Year

80 000 Bulgarians leave the country every year, with a large part of them being high school graduates seeking opportunities to study, work and live abroad.

Society | July 25, 2011, Monday // 12:37 | Viewed: 3147

Sofia City Hall Expands Downtown Pedestrian Area

All streets, crossing Sofia's main Vitosha boulevard will be closed for traffic in order to enlarge the city's downtown pedestrian zone.

Society » Culture | July 24, 2011, Sunday // 14:59 | Viewed: 2156

Mayor Pledges to Make Sofia European Capital of Culture 2019

Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, has declared her administration is doing everything possible to boost the city's chances of becoming a European Capital of Culture 2019.

Society » Culture | July 23, 2011, Saturday // 16:53 | Viewed: 2595

Missile Launcher Found in Bulgarian Woman's Attic

A Strela 2M missile launcher has been discovered in a 55-year-old woman's attic during a police action.

Society | July 22, 2011, Friday // 13:57 | Viewed: 2513

Bulgarian Animal Welfare Group Moves to Rescue Stray Dogs

A Bulgarian NGO has moved to tackle the major challenges in dealing with the stray animal overpopulation problem in Sofia and the country.

Society | July 22, 2011, Friday // 09:42 | Viewed: 2554

Bulgarian Capital Ranks Among Least Sustainable European Cities

Bulgaria's capital, Sofia, continues to rank 29th out of 30 in the European Green City Index.

Society » Environment | July 21, 2011, Thursday // 17:05 | Viewed: 2099

Overheating Most Likely Culprit for Sofia-Varna Train Fire

The most likely cause of the Wednesday fire on the Sofia – Varna train is overheating, according to Bulgaria's Deputy Transport Minister, Kamen Kichev.

Society | July 21, 2011, Thursday // 16:45 | Viewed: 2380

Strong Storm Causes Wide-Spread Damage in NW Bulgaria

A storm with hurricane-like winds and hail has hit northwestern Bulgaria Wednesday evening, inflicting wide-spread damage and power outages.

Society » Environment | July 21, 2011, Thursday // 12:21 | Viewed: 1731

Bulgaria to Fight Traffic Deaths with Red Roses

Red roses will be left on crosswalks in 20 Bulgarian cities on July 26 as a part of a campaign initiated to prevent tragic road accidents in the country.

Society | July 21, 2011, Thursday // 09:28 | Viewed: 1160

Plovdiv, Varna Fight for Becoming Bulgaria's 2nd Largest City

It will be made clear on Thursday whether the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv or the "Black Sea capital" Varna is the second most populated city in the country after the capital Sofia.

Society | July 21, 2011, Thursday // 08:37 | Viewed: 1703

Fire Erupts in Bulgaria's Sofia-Varna Train

Train No. 2615 of the Bulgarian State Railways BDZ has caught on fire on the route from Sofia to Varna.

Society | July 20, 2011, Wednesday // 19:07 | Viewed: 2985
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