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Three women found dead on Greece-Turkey border

Greek police discovered the bodies of three women on Oct. 10 near the banks of the River Evros (Maritsa or Meriç) which marks the border with Turkey, and is a crossing for migrants and asylum seekers.

Retired bank workers accused of robbing safes released from custody

Five former bank workers in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, accused of lifting some 2.7 million euros worth of cash, gold and jewelry from safes, were released from pretrial custody on Thursday.

The five retired bank workers denied charges of embezzlement, among others, in their depositions to an investigating magistrate, who ordered their release.

Erdoğan announces Turkey's new investment program

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's public mandate on "Investment Program Preparations for 2019-2021 Period," which prioritizes to preserve price stability while reducing inflation and to further strengthen fiscal discipline, was published in the Official Gazette on Oct. 11.

In Greece, German president apologizes for wartime 'horrors'

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has apologized for "horrors" committed during the Nazi occupation in Greece, as that country prepares to relaunch claims for hundreds of billions of euros in World War II reparations.

Tourism Minister: Bulgaria and Saudi Arabia Willing to Cooperate in Tourism and Economy

Riyadh. Bulgaria and Saudi Arabia still face much untapped potential in bilateral contacts in tourism and many other industries, Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova said at a meeting in Riyadh with Saudi Arabia's Assistant Minister of Economy and Planning, Khalid Al Shonaifi, quoted by the Ministry of Tourism.

Bulgarian Environment Minister's Opinion on Raising Tax on Old Cars

Sofia. Speaking about raising the tax on old cars, we should bear in mind that they are one of the two main air pollutants, Minister of Environment and Water Neno Dimov told Nova TV. It is about health and investment in health, he said.

Rouvikonas 'here to stay,' group says of Philosophy School stall

The Rouvikonas anarchist group on Thursday expressed its determination to maintain a stall it opened the previous day at the Athens School of Philosophy despite reactions from the head of the faculty, Eleni Karamolengou.

Macedonia Prosecution Probes Vice Prime Minister

Macedonia's Special Prosecution, SJO, said on Wednesday that it is investigating Vice Prime Minister Bujar Osmani, along with 14 other people, over several suspicious public tenders in 2010 while he served as health minister in former premier Nikola Gruevski's cabinet.

Germany's Lidl opens16 stores in 12 Serbian towns

Customers will be able to choose from among 1,500 brands, including as many as 350 local ones, Tanjug reported.

"This is no ordinary day and no ordinary store - this is a day when we are making a great step forward towards better life," Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in Belgrade on Thursday.

Andreea Ardeleanu, Romanian Air Force's first ever jet plane woman instructor

Captain Andreea Oana Ardeleanu, 30, performed on Thursday at the Aeronautic Staff Training Base (BAIFPA) in Boboc, Buzau County (south-east), the assessment flight to become an instructor on the IAR 99 aircraft, thus having become the first woman pilot of the Romanian Air Force to be an instructor on a jet plane.