Heavy Weekend Snow Grips Bulgaria

Eleven Bulgarian regions are under code yellow Saturday, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) announced.

Society » Environment | January 21, 2012, Saturday // 10:13 | Viewed: 2778

30% of Bulgarian Children Are Overweight

Some 30% of Bulgaria's children aged between 6 and 19 are overweight, according to a survey conducted by the Sofia Medical University and the National Center for Public Health and Analyses.

Society » Health | January 20, 2012, Friday // 17:54 | Viewed: 3184

5 Talented Bulgarian Kids to Join London Olympics Choir

Five Bulgarian teenagers will join the Youth Music Voices choir which is to perform on several occasions during the upcoming summer Olympic Games in London.

Society » Culture | January 20, 2012, Friday // 15:20 | Viewed: 3626

Sofia International Airport Evacuated over Suspicious Object

A partial evacuation of passengers at Terminal 2 at Sofia Airport has been conducted Friday morning.

Society | January 20, 2012, Friday // 12:03 | Viewed: 3832

Bulgaria to Surely Introduce Full Smoking Ban This Time - Minister

Bulgaria will ban smoking in closed public spaces in the summer of 2012, the country's Health Minister Stefan Konstantinov has declared.

Society » Health | January 20, 2012, Friday // 11:19 | Viewed: 1958

Naked Ukrainians FEMEN to Protest Home Violence in Bulgaria

Provocative Ukrainian female rights activists FEMEN are coming to Bulgarian capital Sofia Saturday to protest domestic violence against women and children and human trafficking.

Society | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 20:41 | Viewed: 7247

Bulgarian Sports Daily Stirs Scandal with Racist Front-Page Title

Bulgarian sports daily "7 Dni Sport" ("7 Days Sport") has stirred public outcry with a racist front-page headline.

Society | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 17:31 | Viewed: 3333

Fire Erupts in Sofia Roma Slum

A vast fire erupted in a Roma slum located in Bulgarian capital Sofia's "Razsadnika" residential district late on Wednesday.

Society | January 19, 2012, Thursday // 10:00 | Viewed: 2087

Bulgaria Adopts Total Ban on Hydrofracking for Shale Gas in U-Turn Decision

Bulgaria's Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of banning the controversial technology of hydraulic fracking (hydrofracking) for shale gas exploration and extraction.

Society » Environment | January 18, 2012, Wednesday // 15:23 | Viewed: 3630

Bulgaria's Stoichkov Makes Dream Come True for Teen Coma Survivor

Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgaria's most internationally renowned football player, made the dreams of a very sick boy come true on Wednesday, when he surprised 13-year-old Tanyo in hospital, just weeks after his liver transplantation.

Society » Health | January 18, 2012, Wednesday // 14:05 | Viewed: 2935

Bulgaria Happy to Honor St Athanasius Half Past Winter

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates on January 18 the Day of Saint Athanasius (Atanasovden), who is the ruler of snow and ice. The holiday is said to mark the middle of winter.

Society | January 18, 2012, Wednesday // 08:51 | Viewed: 1565

Bulgaria's High Clergy Infected with Ex-Communist Spies

Eleven out of a total of fifteen Bulgarian Metropolitan bishops have been exposed as former agents of the country's former Communist State Security.

Society | January 17, 2012, Tuesday // 15:43 | Viewed: 13078

Sofia Driver Commits Suicide before Stunned Passengers

The driver of a Sofia trolley jumped to his death Tuesday morning from the "Chavdar" bridge in the capital.

Society | January 17, 2012, Tuesday // 12:55 | Viewed: 2531

Bulgarians Honor St Anthony to Scare off Diseases

The Bulgarian Orthodox Churchy honors Tuesday the memory of the Venerable Anthony the Great, on the holiday called Antonovden.

Society | January 17, 2012, Tuesday // 11:21 | Viewed: 2839

Bulgaria's Ruling Party Adopts Temporary Ban on Shale Gas Exploration

Bulgaria's Parliamentary Energy Committee - dominated by the ruling center-right party GERB - has approved a temporary ban on the exploration and extraction of shale gas a day after mass protest rallies took place in 12 Bulgarian cities over the issue.

Society » Environment | January 16, 2012, Monday // 20:19 | Viewed: 5309

Bulgarian Starts New Probe in 'Hollywood-harmed' Bats Case

The Appellate Prosecutor's Office in Bulgaria's central city of Veliko Tarnovo, overturned Monday the decision of the Regional Prosecutor's Office in Lovech to stop the probe of possible legal violations in the Devetashka cave.

Society » Environment | January 16, 2012, Monday // 16:56 | Viewed: 6082

Young Mother, 2 Small Children Die in Downtown Sofia Fire

A young mother, 25, and her two small children, a 5-month-old and a 5-year-old, perished in an overnight fire in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

Society | January 16, 2012, Monday // 14:09 | Viewed: 2373

Bulgarian on Costa Concordia Tells about Harrowing Ordeal

People on the Costa Concordia cruise liner, which capsized off the coast of Tuscany in Italy Saturday, were pushing like animals, shouting, screaming and crying, according to Bulgarian Donka Todorova, who was among the passengers.

Society | January 16, 2012, Monday // 12:50 | Viewed: 4232 Readers Favor Plevneliev, Raychev as 2011 'Personalities in the News'

The readers of, the Bulgarian-language news site of (Sofia News Agency), have selected President-elect Rosen Plevneliev and Deloitte Bulgaria Chairman Vasko Raychev as 2011 "Personalities in the News".

Society | January 16, 2012, Monday // 07:28 | Viewed: 2440

M-Tel CEO Mayerhofer Voted Expat 'Personality in the News' 2011 by Novinite Readers

Andreas Mayerhofer, the Austrian CEO of Bulgaria's largest mobile operator M-Tel, has been selected by the readers of (Sofia News Agency) as Bulgaria's 2011 "Personality in the News" in the Expats category! Congratulations!

Society | January 16, 2012, Monday // 06:02 | Viewed: 2805

Deloitte's Raychev Triumphs as Business 'Personality in the News' 2011

Deloitte Bulgaria Chairman Vasko Raychev has been picked by the readers of (Sofia News Agency) as Bulgaria's 2011 "Personalities in the News" in the Business category! Congratulations!

Society | January 16, 2012, Monday // 05:46 | Viewed: 3668
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