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Security camera shows moment Skai TV attackers flee scene

A security camera which operates at the roof of the building housing the headquarters of Skai TV and Kathimerini has recorded the vehicle believed to be the one used by the perpetrators of the bomb attack against the media group on Monday morning.

Man held in custody after rape charge

A 43-year-old foreign national charged with raping a 13-year-old Belgian girl last summer was remanded in custody Tuesday in the town of Hania on the island of Crete pending his trial.

The suspect, a resident of Hania for the last 13 years, denied raping the girl, who was on holiday with her family.

Man, 57, held on cocaine trafficking charges

Police in Thessaloniki on Tuesday detained a 57-year-old Albanian national believed to be a leading member of an international racket that has been smuggling large quantities of drugs into Greece.

According to investigators, the suspect was taking delivery of cocaine and overseeing its distribution across the country but chiefly in and around the Thessaloniki area.

Zoo hits out at 'hypocrisy' over Jaguar deaths

The Attica Zoological Park at Spata, west of Athens, has accused its critics of "hypocrisy" over the fatal shooting of two rare jaguars that escaped from their enclosure in November.

The incident, which was announced on Saturday, triggered criticism of the zoo by the Panhellenic Animal Welfare and Environmental Federation and Giorgos Amyras, a lawmaker for To Potami.

New NGO report accuses Greece of pushbacks in Evros

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday added its voice to those of other nongovernmental organizations which recently published reports alleging the country's law enforcement officers are involved in systematic pushbacks of migrants and asylum seekers at the northeastern border with Turkey.

Brnabic starts visit to Brussels by meeting with Mogherini

The Serbian government announced that she first met with Vice President of the European Commission and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

The meeting of Brnabic and Mogherini was also attended by Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic.

British, French ambassadors condemn Skai TV bomb attack

Britain's and France's ambassadors to Greece on Tuesday denounced the bomb attack targeting the premises of Skai TV and Kathimerini in southern Athens on Monday morning, which caused extensive damage but no injuries.

Bosnia Fixes Election Law, Enabling Formation of Govt

Under strong local and international pressure, Bosnia's Central Election Commission, CIK, on Tuesday adopted a decision fixing the country's dysfunctional election law and enabling the establishment of a new government in the Federation entity, which it has lacked since last October's elections.

CHP reveals Istanbul, Ankara mayoral candidates for local elections

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has nominated Ekrem İmamoğlu, the mayor of Istanbul's Beylikdüzü district, to run for Istanbul province in the upcoming local elections in March 2019, while announcing Mansur Yavaş, a former CHP mayoral candidate for 2014 elections, to run for Ankara, the country's capital city.

MAE says celebration of National Minorities Day proves respect and acceptance of others

Marking the National Minorities Day of Romania represents "a proof of accepting and respecting the other - defined through a distinct ethnic, religious, cultural and linguistic identity" and "a proof of the maturity of the Romanian society that understood that dialogue and good coexistence are the pillars of a durable democracy," a release of the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) sent to AGERPRES

Turkish man turns old van into ‘pleasure’ venue

A man in the northern Turkish province of Trabzon has turned an old van into an observation terrace to enjoy the great view in winters with his friends. Click through for the story in photos...

Nearly 70 Children Were Poisoned During a Christmas Party in Varna

Nearly 70 children from Varna High School were poisoned on two consecutive days at the same place  where they were celebrating a Christmas party, reported the Bulgarian National Television. 

They are already well and the Regional Health Inspection has appointed inspections.

The results of the research are expected tomorrow.