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Facebook VP in Sofia: We Make Communication Easier

The biggest advantage of Facebook is that it allows you to constantly keep in touch with your family and friends, the Vice President of the social network, Blake Chandlee, said.

Society | October 28, 2010, Thursday // 12:44 | Viewed: 2269

Bulgarian Capital, Mountains Wake up to Shy First Snowfall

The Bulgarian capital Sofia awoke Thursday morning to its first, though light, snowfall, but luckily the mercury did not fall below zero.

Society » Environment | October 28, 2010, Thursday // 09:22 | Viewed: 1622

Bulgaria Students Rally against Austerity Measures

Bulgaria's university students are coming out to protest Thursday as university rectors are pressing demands for at least a partial back off from proposed radical cuts in state funding for higher education.

Society » Education | October 28, 2010, Thursday // 07:55 | Viewed: 1495

Bulgarian Capital Opens Lane on Major Route to Sofia Airport

One lane of the Brussels Blvd in Sofia, which is the major road to the Sofia International Airport, will be open on October 30, the mayor Yordanka Fandakova has announced.

Society | October 27, 2010, Wednesday // 18:08 | Viewed: 1529

Bulgarian Capital Hosts 1st Independent US Film Fest

The Bulgarian capital Sofia is preparing to host its first ever independent film fest named So!Independent with hit movies from the Sundance and Tribeca.

Society » Culture | October 27, 2010, Wednesday // 15:32 | Viewed: 1613

Poisonous Bulgarian Mushrooms Put Rome Inspectors on Alert

The Italian food safety authorities have discovered a shipment of poisonous mushrooms from Bulgaria intended for supermarkets in Rome.

Society » Health | October 27, 2010, Wednesday // 14:42 | Viewed: 4179

Bulgarian Science Academy Prepares Protest

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) will start a protest against the little amount of state funding, the BAS President has announced.

Society » Education | October 27, 2010, Wednesday // 13:53 | Viewed: 1415

Freak Incident Rattles Bulgarian Security Services

A freak incident happened Wednesday in downtown Sofia, right in front of the main entrance of the Presidential building.

Society | October 27, 2010, Wednesday // 12:00 | Viewed: 1732

Bulgarian Actors Union Chair Reported in Stable Condition

The Chair of the Bulgarian Actors Union, Hristo Mutafchiev, would be awaken from anesthesia later Wednesday.

Society | October 27, 2010, Wednesday // 11:03 | Viewed: 2085

Bulgarian Health Minister Backtracks on Hospitals' Closure

Bulgaria's new and latest Health Minister, Stefan Konstantinov, extended Tuesday the deadline for the closure of hospitals that have under the minimum required number of beds.

Society » Health | October 26, 2010, Tuesday // 17:17 | Viewed: 2105

Bulgarian Masterpieces to Dazzle UNESCO

The Director General of UNESCO, Bulgaria's Irina Bokova, announced she wanted works of famous Bulgarian painters to be the decoration of her office.

Society » Culture | October 26, 2010, Tuesday // 16:40 | Viewed: 1844

Chair of Bulgarian Actors Union Suffers Cardiac Arrest

The Chair of Bulgarian Actors Union, Hristo Mutafchiev, has suffered an apparent cardiac arrest while filming a movie in the coastal town of Pomorie.

Society | October 26, 2010, Tuesday // 16:01 | Viewed: 2617

Seized Bulgarian Baby Lions Sent to South Africa Sanctuary

The two baby lions that were seized in the spring by the Bulgarian State from private properties will be send to the "Lionsrock" park in South Africa.

Society » Environment | October 26, 2010, Tuesday // 14:33 | Viewed: 4140

15,000 Bulgarian Fans Say Goodbye to Scorpions

Rain and bad weather did not stop more than 15,000 people to go and see Scorpions live for the last time at the band's farewell concert in Sofia Monday night.

Society » Culture | October 26, 2010, Tuesday // 14:30 | Viewed: 2912

Half of All Bulgarians Want Prostitution Legalized - Poll

One of every two tourists in Bulgaria has been approached with an offer for paid sex, according to a poll conducted by the "Risk Monitor" Foundation.

Society | October 26, 2010, Tuesday // 13:43 | Viewed: 2868

Sofia Registers First Positive Population Growth in 17 Y

In 2009, the Bulgarian capital registered a positive natural growth for the first time since 1992, the director of the Regional Health Center in Sofia has announced.

Society » Health | October 26, 2010, Tuesday // 13:23 | Viewed: 2574

Bulgaria Probes Deaths of 238 Children in Care

Bulgaria's prosecutors have vowed to launch a thorough probe into the grisly picture of neglect at the country's state homes for mentally disabled children, where 238 kids have died since 2000.

Society | October 26, 2010, Tuesday // 12:34 | Viewed: 1988

Ohrid Court Postpones Drowned Bulgarian Tourists Trial

The court in the Macedonian city of Ohrid has rescheduled for January 18, 2011 the first hearing on the trial for the tourist boat Ilinden, which sank in the Ohrid Lake on September 5, 2009.

Society | October 26, 2010, Tuesday // 11:25 | Viewed: 1738

Bulgaria Celebrates Day of Winter Herald

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks St Dimitar Day, believed to herald the beginning of winter, on October 26.

Society » Culture | October 26, 2010, Tuesday // 09:05 | Viewed: 3770

Drowned Bulgarian Tourists Trial Begins in Ohrid

The first hearing on the trial for the tourist boat Ilinden, which sank in the Macedonian Ohrid Lake on September 5, 2009, will be held Tuesday in Ohrid.

Society | October 26, 2010, Tuesday // 07:52 | Viewed: 1453

Bulgarian City Wants to Donate Lenin Monument

Bulgaria's Stara Zagora wants to get rid of a monument of Soviet leader Lenin by bestowing it to another Bulgarian town, Dimitrovgrad.

Society | October 25, 2010, Monday // 18:04 | Viewed: 6451
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