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An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale shook southern Greece on Friday night.
The quake was registered at 11:08 pm local time, with an epicenter 25km east of the island Hydra and 78km south of the capital Athens, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said. There are no initial reports of damages or injuries.
Agency chose not to revise Greeces credit rating, retaining the countrys selective default status
By Sotiris Nikas
Moodys rating agency may not have changed its rating for Greece on Friday, but the markets did not appear inclined to wait for its announcement to display their own confidence in the countrys economy.
Eight prison guards from Nigrita jail in northern Greece are due to appear before a magistrate on Saturday as part of the investigation into the death of inmate Ilie Kareli, who was found dead in his cell a few days after stabbing a prison officer to death.
A total of 15 people have been charged with beating and torturing Kareli, causing his death.
Bulgaria took a 1:0 lead over Greece in Davis Cup tennis, after Grigor Dimitrov defeated Markos Kalovelonis 6:3, 6:3, 6:0.
The world number 15 Bulgarian took just over an hour and a half to beat his Greek opponent, ranked 690th, and take the lead for his country in Athens. Dimitrov did not lose a single service game along the way.
A new report rates Western Balkan countries midway in the world when it comes to quality of life and social progress.
The Social Progress Index 2014 Report rated a total of 132 countries using more than 50 indicators.
Some 876 cases of human trafficking were officially reported in Romania last year, which was down on the figure for 2012 but showed that the problem persists, officials say.
Moodys is expected to upgrade Greeces credit rating on Friday
By Sotiris Nikas
Athens is set to officially announce its return to the money markets with the issuance of a five-year bond for an estimated 2-3 billion euros. Sources also suggest that the announcement could come after a likely credit rating upgrade by Moodys over the course of Friday.