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Sofia Rocks with Priest, Whitesnake, Mike, Saxon, Slade

This year's Sofia Rocks festival gathered a string of heavyweights from the 70s and 80s UK rock scene and went on into the wee hours Saturday.

Society » Culture | July 9, 2011, Saturday // 17:00 | Viewed: 4340

Former US First Lady Betty Ford Dies

Betty Ford, the widow of the late US President Gerald Ford, died Friday at the age of 93.

Society » Obituaries | July 9, 2011, Saturday // 13:14 | Viewed: 1478

Cannes Presented 'Off' Festival's Red Carpet in Unique Bulgarian Photo Exhibit

Bulgarian PR guru Maxim Behar has unveiled a unique photo exhibit in Sofia dedicated to his participation in the Cannes Film Festival together with actress Teodora Duhovnikova.

Society » Culture | July 8, 2011, Friday // 17:12 | Viewed: 2486

Every Bulgarian Showered with 45 Newspapers 2010

A total of 340 812 000 was the annual circulation of newspapers in Bulgaria in 2010, or 45 newspapers per capita for the whole year, according to the country's National Statistical Institute.

Society | July 8, 2011, Friday // 16:49 | Viewed: 1470

Bulgaria Finally Basks in Glorious Sun, Beaches Packed Full

Following the recent spell of cold weather, beach time has finally arrived in Bulgaria to the joy of thousands of holiday makers along the Black Sea coast.

Society » Environment | July 8, 2011, Friday // 15:02 | Viewed: 5474

Bulgarian Parliament Committee Resolutely Rejects Euthanasia Bill

The Health Committee of the Bulgarian Parliament almost unanimously rejected a draft bill to legalize euthanasia in Bulgaria tabled last week by socialist MP, law professor Lyuben Kornezov.

Society | July 7, 2011, Thursday // 20:22 | Viewed: 4365

Bulgarian Archaeologists Uncover Major Church Built by Byzantium's Last Emperors

Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed the main church of a 14th century Byzantine monastery built by the last dynasty of the Eastern Roman Empire located in the Black Sea town of Sozopol.

Society » Archaeology | July 7, 2011, Thursday // 14:29 | Viewed: 10822

Ukrainian Woman Dies after Bus Crash in Bulgaria

The woman, who suffered the heaviest injuries after a Ukrainian bus transporting a group of children crashed on the Burgas-Varna road, along Bulgaria's Black Sea coast on Wednesday, has died in hospital.

Society | July 7, 2011, Thursday // 09:31 | Viewed: 3774

Bus with Ukrainian Kids Crashes in Bulgaria, 8 Injured

An Ukrainian bus transporting a group of children has crashed on the Burgas-Varna road, along Bulgaria's Black Sea coast.

Society | July 6, 2011, Wednesday // 19:16 | Viewed: 1790

Black Sea Used to Be Freshwater Lake, Experienced Deluge - Scientists

The Black Sea used to be a freshwater lake turned into a salt-water sea, Columbia University Professor William Ryan announced in Bulgaria.

Society » Environment | July 6, 2011, Wednesday // 18:41 | Viewed: 13270

3.3-Magnitude Earthquake Registered in Southeast Bulgaria

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.3 on the Richter scale was registered in Southeastern Bulgaria Wednesday afternoon.

Society » Environment | July 6, 2011, Wednesday // 17:04 | Viewed: 1732

Uniquely Colored Deer Cub Found in Bulgaria

A strangely colored deer cub has been inhabiting the zoo at the Southern Bulgarian city of Stara Zagora since several days.

Society » Environment | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 16:55 | Viewed: 2703

Seasonal Jobs in Bulgaria Give Rise to Working Time Violations

As much as 30% of labor contracts are sealed for a 4-hour workday, the most recent checks conducted by Bulgarian labor inspectors have indicated.

Society | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 16:36 | Viewed: 1669

Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Iron Labrys at Ancient Thracian Kings' Residence

Bulgarian archaeologists have dug up an iron labrys, a ceremonial doubleheaded ax, at the residence of the rulers of the Odrysian Kingdom, the state of the most powerful tribe of Ancient Thrace, located at the mount of Kozi Gramadi.

Society » Archaeology | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 14:59 | Viewed: 13559

Bulgarian PM Sets Example, Forbids His Escort to Run Over Pedestrians

As Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov recently set an example by telling his escort drivers to start stopping at crosswalks never mind how busy he was, the drivers have been spotted actually letting pedestrians cross.

Society | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 14:53 | Viewed: 1965

Iceland Mulls Almost Full Ban on Cigarette Smoking

A legislative proposal has been tabled to the Parliament of Iceland proposing to ban all sales of cigarettes, except for cases in which a medical prescription has been issued.

Society » Health | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 11:34 | Viewed: 1729

Ex-Bulgaria Media Investor Heads Habsburg Dynasty

Media investor Karl Habsburg-Lothringen headed the dynasty of the Habsburgs after the demise of his father Otto Habsburg-Lothringen, a direct heir to the last emperor of Austro-Hungary Karl Franz Joseph.

Society | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 11:03 | Viewed: 2776

Priest, Whitesnake to Rock Sofia with 80 Tons of Steel

Bulgarian capital Sofia is preparing for the massive Sofia Rocks festival Friday featuring as headliners heavy metal legislators Judas Priest with special guests rock icons Whitesnake.

Society » Culture | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 09:51 | Viewed: 3354

Bulgarian Writer Nabbed in Belarus Safely Home

Bulgarian poet and journalist Dimiter Kenarov, who was arrested last week in Belarus, has returned safely home in the wee hours Tuesday.

Society | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 09:38 | Viewed: 1407

Relics of Maximus Confessor to Travel Round Bulgaria

The relics of the great Christian Orthodox theologian St. Maximus the Confessor, which were transported from Mount Athos to the patriarchal St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia will travel to Plovdiv Tuesday afternoon.

Society » Culture | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 08:09 | Viewed: 2122

30 000 Bulgarians Up for 'No Boyko Borisov Day' on Facebook

A day before its scheduled date, the public Facebook event entitled "A Day without Boyko Borisov" rallied more than 30 000 users protesting against Bulgarian Prime Ministers' ubiquity in the media.

Society | July 4, 2011, Monday // 19:18 | Viewed: 1772
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