Bulgaria's Major Writer, Publicist Marko Semov Dies at 67

Prof Marko Semov, a well-known writer, publicist and long-time lecturer at Sofia University, died late on January 17 after a protracted severe illness. He was 67.

People | January 18, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2959 Names World Skating Champs Bulgaria's Best Promoters

Sweeping more than a third of the votes cast in's annual poll, world ice skating champions Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski were elected Bulgaria's Best Promoters Abroad 2006.

People | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1651

Life in Song

At the end of Bulgaria's first edition of Star Academy many women were sad to hear that their personal favourite Ivailo Kolev had ranked second place, for he had won a number of hearts with his voice and charms. Now, about a year and a half later Evailo K

People | January 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2087 Name Bulgaria's Best Promoter 2006 Next Week

Dear readers, a month after the launch of "Bulgaria's Best Promoter Abroad" poll, we would like to inform you that your votes will be counted at the end of this week.

People | January 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1370

Sophia Loren's Beloved Carlo Ponti Passed Away

Italian movie star Sophia Loren has lost her husband Carlo Ponti who died on Wednesday, ANSA news agency said. Ponti was admitted to hospital about 10 days ago for pulmonary complications, the family said in a statement.

People | January 10, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 32382

Bulgarians Bow Heads to Poet, Revolutionary Hristo Botev

Sofia Municipality and Defence Ministry organised celebrations to mark the 159-th anniversary since the birth of Bulgarian poet and revolutionary Hristo Botev. A solemn ceremony took place in front of Botev's monument in the Borisova garden in Sofia.

People | January 6, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1272

Toiletgate Worth Chess Crown

By Ivelina Puhaleva The last two years have probably been the strangest, yet most rewarding in the career of Chess Grandmaster Vesselin Topalov.

People | January 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3098

New Head of WHO Starts Job

The new director general of the World Health Organisation Margaret Chan has officially taken up her position.

People | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1764

UNESCO Honours Bulgaria's Classic Writer Emilian Stanev

UNESCO will commemorate this year the 100th anniversary since the birth of Emilian Stanev, one of the classic writers of Bulgarian literature. The commemoration, reflecting the variety of the talented writer's work, is in line with UNESCO's programme for

People | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1211

Volley in Our Hearts*

Volleyball has never been among the top sports for Bulgarians, with football holding the real grip of our hearts but in times of triumph everyone remembers what a serve is and how a good block looks. Lately Bulgaria's national volleyball team has been rea

People | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1720

Russia's Abramovich Quits as Governor

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, who is also an owner of the English soccer club Chelsea, submitted his resignation as a regional governor, Itar Tass reported.

People | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1229

Bulgaria Bids Farewell to Media Watchdog Head Raykov

Relatives, friends and colleagues of late Raycho Raykov, head of the media regulator of Bulgaria, bowed heads in his memory Monday. The funeral ceremony opened 12:00 am, at St Nedelya Church in Sofia.

People | December 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1235

Bulgarian Woman Gives Birth in Trolley Car

A Bulgarian woman gave birth to a child in a trolley car of Sofia's public transportation. The "accident" happened on Sunday morning, state TV channel BNT informed.

People | December 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1442

Bulgarian Media Watchdog Head Passed Away

The head of Bulgaria's media regulator Raycho Raykov died of heart attack Saturday morning. Raykov has stayed on the helm of the Council on Electronic Media (CEM) for more than four years.

People | December 16, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1018

Bulgaria's Ex-President Grabs Peace Prize

Former Bulgarian president Zhelyu Zhelev was awarded the Peace in the Balkans prize of the Turkish foundation of the same name.

People | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 860

Georgi Parvanov: Holding on till 2012*

By Milena Hristova Bulgaria's leftist President Georgi Parvanov made history on October 29.

People | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1631

Ex-EU Commissioner Palacio Dies of Cancer

Spain is mourning the death of one of its top politicians - Loyola de Palacio - who died at the age of 56, the head of the leading conservative Popular Party Mariano Rajoy announced. She died late Wednesday in Madrid's Doce de Octubre hospital after bein

People | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1007

Bulgaria Bids Farewell to Late Ex-PM Berov

Bulgarian officials, friends and family gathered Tuesday to pay last farewell to former Prime Minister of Bulgaria Lyuben Berov. President Georgi Parvanov and Parliament Speaker Georgi Pirinski bowed heads in memory of an economist and scholar, who took

People | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3508

Bulgaria Hands out Ethnic Tolerance Awards to Journalists

Bulgaria's ethnic and religious tolerance journalistic awards were given away for a third time on Monday evening at Academia gallery in Sofia.

People | December 11, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1005

GENERAL Change for Bulgaria?

Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov rolled up his sleeves as head of the capital, even before his official inauguration in November last year. A few raised brows apart, this fitted nicely with his spotless image.

People | December 8, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1293

Ex-PM of Bulgaria Lyuben Beron Passed Away

Former prime minister of Bulgaria Lyuben Berov, 81, passed away on Thursday after heavy illness. Berov headed the government in 1992-1994 on the mandate of predominantly ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms.

People | December 7, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 983
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