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The bodies of two men were retrieved by members of rescue teams in Thessaloniki and Kiklis, northern Greece, following heavy rainfall in the area, raising the number of dead to four since last Saturday.
The first victim, a 44-year-old man, was reportedly swept up by the River Gallikos in his efforts to cross the river on foot.
Delyan Dobrev, former Energy Minister and MP of center-right party GERB, has insisted that it is time Bulgaria stopped "playing ostrich" as regards shale gas.
In an interview published in Pressa daily, Dobrev suggests that Bulgaria may be the only country in the world with a moratorium on shale gas drilling.
Global conglomerate Libra Group, with origins in Greek shipping, is pressing ahead with its $500 million investments in Greece despite the countrys political turmoil, its chief executive said.
Libra, with headquarters in London and New York, has invested in various projects in Greece, including developing hotels and putting $200 million into renewable energy projects.
German defense group Rheinmetall said one of its subsidiaries agreed to pay a fine to end a criminal investigation of suspected bribery payments during arms deals in Greece.
The fine imposed on Rheinmetall Defense Electronics GmbH (RDE) by the senior prosecutor of Bremen, the northern German city where the unit is based, comes to 37.07 million euros, Rheinmetall said on Wednesday.
The son of former Cypriot Interior Minister Dinos Michailides, who is on trial for money laundering in arms deals involving Greeces ex-Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, has been seriously injured in an attack in southern Athens.
Marios Michailides suffered a head injury and broken ribs when three men attacked him at a hotel in Palaio Faliro on Tuesday.
As Nikos Romanos started a thirst strike Wednesday, Greek Justice Minister Haralambos Athanasiou submitted an amendment in Parliament aimed at breaking the deadlock over the 21-year-old jailed anarchist and robber.
Romanos has been on hunger strike since November 10 over authorities' refusal to grand him an educational leave to attend classes at a Greek technical college (TEI).