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Quake Kills 4 in Western Tukrey, Tremors Felt in Bulgaria

An earthquake struck Western Turkey Thursday night, taking the lives of four and injuring over 80 people.

Society » Environment | May 20, 2011, Friday // 09:23 | Viewed: 2503

Sofia Aims at World Record on Bike to Work Day

A bicycle march will take place in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia Friday to mark the international Bike to Work Day.

Society | May 20, 2011, Friday // 08:41 | Viewed: 2466

Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk: Bulgaria, Turkey Very Much Alike

Bulgaria and Turkey have much in common according to Turkish Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk, who is on a visit to Sofia.

Society » Culture | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 17:29 | Viewed: 3389

Varna Awards Posthumously 19th Century Bulgarian Freedom Fighter

One of the most revered 19th century Bulgarian revolutionary, Petko Kiryakov, also known as Kapitan (Captain) Petko Voyvoda (1844-1900), has been made posthumously an honorary citizen of the Black Sea city of Varna.

Society | May 19, 2011, Thursday // 16:40 | Viewed: 2765

Bulgaria Awards Nobel Prize Winner Orhan Pamuk

Renown Turkish novelist and Nobel Prize-laureate Orhan Pamuk received the Golden Age Award, the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture's highest prize, on Wednesday.

Society » Culture | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 17:58 | Viewed: 3979

Deutsche Welle Silences Bulgarian Program from July

Starting July 1, Deutsche Welle closes programs in Bulgarian, Greek, Croatian, Macedonian, Polish and Romanian, the media corporation said in a statement.

Society | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 17:08 | Viewed: 2803

Bulgarian Govt Inflates University Admission Numbers

Bulgaria's government has decided to swell the number of university students to be admitted in the fall of 2011 by 5 309.

Society » Education | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 15:05 | Viewed: 2822

Nobel Prize Winner Orhan Pamuk Arrives in Bulgaria

Turkish novelist and Nobel Prize-winner Orhan Pamuk will make his first visit to Bulgaria on May 18-19 at the invitation of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation.

Society » Culture | May 18, 2011, Wednesday // 07:59 | Viewed: 5819

Bulgarian Archaeologists Uncover Sanctuary of Greek Goddess Demeter

A temple of Ancient Greek goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone has been discovered by a team of Bulgarian archaeologists near the town of Sozopol on the Black Sea.

Society » Archaeology | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 18:06 | Viewed: 13611

200 000 Locals 'Do Not Want to Live in Bulgaria' - Poll

At the time of Bulgaria's joining of the European Union, most potential emigrants listed as the main motives for relocation abroad professional and family reasons, but now half respond they simply "do not wish to live in Bulgaria.

Society | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 13:55 | Viewed: 2297

Bulgaria Holds Solemn Mass for Batak Martyrs

Plovdiv metropolitan bishop Nikolay is holding a solemn mass Tuesday morning in veneration of the newly cannonized victims of the Batak Massacre in 1876.

Society | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 09:20 | Viewed: 1635

Struggling Bulgarian Science Academy Boasts 1000 Innovation Projects in 2010

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, which barely survived an attempt by the Borisov Cabinet to shut it down in 2010, has announced it had over 1000 innovations projects last year.

Society » Education | May 16, 2011, Monday // 17:56 | Viewed: 2214

Bulgarian Song Almost Made it to Eurovision Final - Full Results

Polly Genova, the Bulgarian Eurovision contestant in 2011, finished 12th out of 19 contestants in her semifinal, just 6 points behind Moldova, the last nation which qualified for last Saturday's final.

Society » Culture | May 16, 2011, Monday // 13:27 | Viewed: 5393

Victim of Fatal Sofia Balcony Incident Remains Critical

The life of19-year-old girl, M.P., who was listed in a critical condition after falling from a balcony early Saturday morning, is still in danger.

Society | May 16, 2011, Monday // 10:08 | Viewed: 1826

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Honors Batak Martyrs for 1st Time

The holy relics of the Bulgarian Batak martyrs will be taken out of the Sveta Nedeliya church in the town for the first time Monday for people to pay homage to them.

Society | May 16, 2011, Monday // 08:29 | Viewed: 2882

Bulgaria's 'First Highway' Experiences First Crash, Jam

The first car crashed on Bulgaria's Lyulin Highway just hours after its opening Sunday afternoon, reports bTV.

Society | May 15, 2011, Sunday // 19:21 | Viewed: 2076

Bulgaria to Host World Center for Wild Game Health

Bulgaria will be the host to the unique world reference center for the health of wild game, it was announced Sunday at a meeting of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC).

Society » Environment | May 15, 2011, Sunday // 16:40 | Viewed: 2328

Undemocratic Pressure Could Turn Bulgaria to Free Society - Analyst

The ongoing incompetence of Bulgaria's GERB cabinet, combined with its use of power politics, might actually help Bulgarians become more conscious and exert in earnest their democratic rights, according to journalist Svetla Petrova.

Society | May 15, 2011, Sunday // 12:41 | Viewed: 2123

Azerbaijan Wins Eurovision 2011 with 'Running Scared'

Azerbaijan's Eli and Nikki won the final of the 2011 Eurovision Song Context in Germany's Dusseldorf late Saturday night.

Society » Culture | May 15, 2011, Sunday // 01:29 | Viewed: 10356

Neighbors Blame Loud Party for Fatal Sofia Balcony Incident

There has been a laud party in the apartment which became the scene of a tragedy overnight when three people fell from a balcony in downtown Sofia after the railing collapsed.

Society | May 14, 2011, Saturday // 20:15 | Viewed: 2758

Bulgarian Victim of Balcony Incident Placed on Respirator

The 19-year-old girl, M.P., who was listed in a critical condition after falling from a balcony overnight, has been placed on a respirator.

Society | May 14, 2011, Saturday // 19:01 | Viewed: 2161
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