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Wasted energy

How many years of interrogations, how much ink writing up lists of charges, how many tons of rhetoric have been spent in the Siemens cash-for-contracts affair so we could just end up at Wednesday's result?

Thief from Montana Area Drained a Dam and Took over 600 kg of Fish

Unique theft has occurred in the village of Buzovec, Montana, police said.

A thief first drained the dam in the village owned by Valchedram Municipality and then stole 669 kg of fish. The signal was filed on April 17 by a NAFA-Montana employee.

Bulgaria is the Fourth in Europe in Respect to Price Growth

Inflation in Bulgaria is again gaining momentum in March, and our country ranks fourth in the European Union to raise prices, according to data from the European Statistical Office.

In the third month of the year, prices rose by 2.8 percent over the same period last year. As of February 2019, the consumer basket is 0.2 percent more expensive.

Romania Attorney General Retires Amid Collaboration Row

Romania's Attorney General Augustin Lazar. Photo: EPA-EFE/ROBERT GHEMENT

The High Magistrates Council in Romania on Thursday accepted a request submitted by Attorney General Augustin Lazar, 63, to retire following a row over his alleged collaboration with the former communist regime.

Acropolis closed again after storm warning

Visitors to Greece's top historical monument were prevented from entering the site of the Parthenon atop Acropolis Hill in central Athens on Thursday afternoon in response to a storm warning issued by the country's weather service.

"Friday's rally in Belgrade will be spectacular"

The foreign minister and SPS party leader said the gathering will last several hours, starting at 16:00 CET, and will be "ten, fifteen times more massive" than the opposition rally held in Belgrade last Saturday.

Two British tourists killed in road accident on Greek island

Two British nationals died on the Greek holiday island of Santorini on Sunday after falling down a cliff with a dune buggy, the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office was reported by British media as confirming on Thursday.

Marinakis: Minister Pappas asked me to pay 26mn euros for Kalogritsas to get TV license

In a bombshell interview shipowner and Olympiacios FC owner Evangelos Marinakis today said that Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas asked him to meet with government-friendly businessman Ioannis Kalogritsas before a September, 2016, state tender for broadcast television licenses, and that Kalogritsas went to Marinakis' office  to ask for a 26mn euro loan so that he could acquire a license

Appeals on poll results to continue to the end: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on the entire nation to come together to resolve national issues and put aside political differences now that elections are over. He has vowed to stand tall against foreign assaults that aim to devastate the Turkish economy.

Greek opposition leader in Cyprus on two-day visit

Greek opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis arrived in Nicosia on Thursday for a two-day visit during which he will also hold talks with President Nicos Anastasiades.

Arriving in Cyprus, the conservative leader was welcomed by the head of Cyprus' Democratic Rally (DISY) party, Averof Neofytou.