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Bulgarians Show Little Elation for US Leadership, Little Fear from Russia

Only 30% of the Bulgarians think that the world needs a strong US leadership, and only 24% expect US President Barack Obama to bring significant change.

Society | September 10, 2009, Thursday // 12:20 | Viewed: 2005

Missing Bulgarian in Turkey Floods Found Safe and Sound

The Bulgarian citizen, a truck driver, who was reported missing in the flash floods triggered by torrential rains in northwestern Turkey, has returned safely to his home country, it emerged on Thursday.

Society | September 10, 2009, Thursday // 11:17 | Viewed: 3066

1 Bulgarian Killed in Flash Floods in Turkey

One Bulgarian national has been killed and another has been declared missing in the flash floods triggered by torrential rains in northwestern Turkey, Bulgaria's foreign ministry announced.

Society | September 10, 2009, Thursday // 08:32 | Viewed: 2441

Jews from around World Honor Centennial of Sofia Synagogue

Representatives of Jewish organizations from around the world together with many Bulgarians attended Wednesday evening the culmination of the celebrations of the 100 birthday of the Sofia synagogue.

Society » Culture | September 9, 2009, Wednesday // 20:54 | Viewed: 7138

Bulgaria Former PM, Longtime Girlfriend Break up

Elena Yoncheva, the long-beloved girlfriend of former Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev, has announced their break-up under the pressure of the public eye.

Society | September 9, 2009, Wednesday // 19:11 | Viewed: 1779

French Immigration Minister Denounces Stamping Bulgarian Roma

French Immigration Minister, Eric Besson, launched Tuesday strong criticism towards a local gendarme unit that stamped Bulgarian and Romanian Roma.

Society | September 9, 2009, Wednesday // 15:48 | Viewed: 2726

Ohrid Lake Killer Ship Remains Underwater for 4 More Days

The ship "Ilinden" that sunk in the Ohrid Lake Saturday will remain under water for another four days.

Society | September 9, 2009, Wednesday // 13:45 | Viewed: 1536

Paralyzed Bulgaria Mountain Climber Conquers Mont Blanc

Paralyzed Bulgarian mountain climber, Ivan Kozhuharov, demonstrated Tuesday a striking example of spirit and courage by conquering Mont Blanc.

Society | September 9, 2009, Wednesday // 13:24 | Viewed: 3653

Sofia Synagogue Marks 100th Anniversary of Consecration

The Sofia Synagogue marks Wednesday the 100th anniversary of its Consecration with an official ceremony to be attended by Bulgaria's President, Georgi Parvanov.

Society | September 9, 2009, Wednesday // 13:03 | Viewed: 1395

Bulgaria Gives BGN 10 000 to Macedonia Boat Tragedy Relatives

The Bulgarian government has stated that it will give BGN 10 000 to each of the families of the 15 Bulgarians who were killed in the Ilinden boat tragedy in Macedonia on Saturday.

Society | September 9, 2009, Wednesday // 12:08 | Viewed: 1474

Respects Paid to Dead Bulgarians from Macedonia Lake Tragedy

Bulgarian MPs have held a minute silence at the National Assembly in honor of the 15 Bulgarians who died in the Ilinden boat tragedy in Macedonia on Saturday.

Society | September 9, 2009, Wednesday // 09:49 | Viewed: 1085

Bulgaria Resort Street Named after Irish Skiers

Two Irish men from Monaghan have had a street in the Bulgarian ski resort of Chepelare named in their honor.

Society | September 9, 2009, Wednesday // 09:23 | Viewed: 1980

Bulgaria Roma Citizens Protest over Burgas Housing Demolition

200 Roma families in the Bulgarian Black Sea city Burgas have created a human chain surrounding their illegal houses to stop the local council from demolishing them.

Society | September 8, 2009, Tuesday // 11:45 | Viewed: 2895

Bodies of 15 Killed Bulgarians in Macedonia Back Home

A military plane has brought back to Bulgaria the bodies of the 15 tourists who drowned in the Ohrid Lake on Saturday.

Society | September 8, 2009, Tuesday // 07:55 | Viewed: 1274

Bulgarian Tourists' Fatal Ohrid Trip Organized by 'Physical Person'

The fatal excursion of Bulgarian tourists to Macedonia, in which 15 of them drowned Saturday in the Ohrid Lake, has not even been organized by a firm but by a "physical person".

Society | September 7, 2009, Monday // 18:35 | Viewed: 1958

Bulgaria Military Plane Brings back Bodies from Macedonia Ohrid Tragedy

A military plane of the Bulgarian Defense Ministry is taking off at 5 pm Monday in order to bring back to Bulgaria the bodies of the 15 Bulgarian tourists who drowned in the Ohrid Lake on Saturday.

Society | September 7, 2009, Monday // 16:36 | Viewed: 2038

First Metro Line in Bulgaria Capital Sofia Officially Completed

The first completed line of the Sofia Metro is officially in operation after its last stretch was launched without formal ceremonies Monday.

Society | September 7, 2009, Monday // 15:57 | Viewed: 2408

Bulgaria Village to Hold Eight Day Mourning over Ilinden Tragedy

Eight days of mourning have been declared in the Bulgarian village Anton over the tragic sinking of the Ilinden boat in Macedonia on Saturday, in which 8 of its citizens died.

Society | September 7, 2009, Monday // 15:45 | Viewed: 1675

Killer Boat Extracted from Macedonia Lake in 2-3 Days

The Ilinden boat will be extracted from Lake Ohrid in 2-3 days time at the earliest according to the Macedonian National Investigation Service.

Society | September 7, 2009, Monday // 13:47 | Viewed: 4274

Macedonia Doctors Wanted Money from Bulgaria Ilinden Survivors

Macedonian doctors reportedly asked Bulgarian survivors of the 'Ilinden' tragedy on Saturday for money in return for treatment of injuries.

Society | September 7, 2009, Monday // 11:40 | Viewed: 2496

Sofia Coldest Capital in Europe as Rain Sweeps Bulgaria

Sofia will be the coldest capital city in Europe today according to weather forecasters, with temperatures barely set to reach 15 degrees centigrade.

Society » Environment | September 7, 2009, Monday // 11:14 | Viewed: 2169
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