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Police shooter nabbed in Kallithea

A man was arrested on Wednesday after opening fire on police during a routine check early Wednesday morning in the Athens suburb of Kallithea.

Government insists bill on foster parents won't be changed

Amid divisions within the ruling leftist SYRIZA party over draft legislation that aims to grant couples with cohabitation agreements, including same-sex ones, the right to foster a child, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos insisted on Wednesday that no changes will be made to the bill.

Six herb robbers busted

Six Albanian nationals have been arrested in the region of Grammos in northwestern Greece, near the border with Albania, on charges of violating forestry laws by illegally picking huge amounts of a wild mountain herb.

Police said they caught the men on Tuesday and seized 132 kilos of Primula veris (cowslip), as well as 10 horses that were used to carry the harvest.

Young mother admits to crime

A 22-year-old woman who has confessed to throwing her infant child down a light shaft in the building where she lives has been given until Friday to prepare her defense by an investigative magistrate who visited her at Alexandra Hospital in Athens, where she is receiving treatment for shock.

Gasoline in Greece is the fourth priciest in Europe

Greece is the fourth most expensive country in Europe for gasoline and the eighth dearest for diesel, according to new research commissioned by UK tyre fitting specialists Just Tyres.

EBRD to support Precision Medicine project in Athens

The Biomedical Research Foundation (BRFAA) of the Academy of Athens on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the support of the former's new Precision Medicine Infrastructure Project.