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Two children drown in central Greece

Two young children aged 3.5 and 4.5 were found dead in the town of Aliartos, in central Greece, on Monday afternoon, broadcaster Star reported.

Their bodies were discovered by their parents near their home and were immediately transferred to a hospital in the town of Livadia, where doctors confirmed their death, it said.

Thessaloniki doc fest unveils full lineup

In a press conference Monday, organizers of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival unveiled the full lineup of the 10-day cinematic event which returns for a 21st year on March 1 with its customary mix of art and grit.

Screenings include 178 feature and 49 short documentary films - including 10 world premiers. Ten films will compete for the Golden Alexander and the Special Jury Award.

Parthenon Sculptures | Athens | February 19

As part of an ongoing initiative to examine the tribulations of the Parthenon sculptures, the Acropolis Museum has invited two respected scholars of the Ottoman Archives, Professor Zeynep Aygen and historian Orhan Sakin.

Notable performance of Serbian arms industry in Abu Dhabi

Minister of Defence Aleksandar Vulin, who heads a delegation of Serbia at the International Fair of Armaments and Military Equipment "IDEX 2019" in Abu Dhabi, said this event is an opportunity to see what Serbia can offer in the sphere of the defence industry.

EUR 1.415 billion is Planned For the Development of Innovation

For the 2014-2020 period, innovation in the Intelligent Specialization Innovation Strategy (ISIS) envisages EUR 1415.6 million in 4 priority areas where Bulgaria has the economic, scientific and technical capacity for smart specialization, reported

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan Signed Contracts For $ 20 billion

Saudi Arabia is expected to announce investments in Pakistan worth between $15 billion and $20 billion during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's official visit, according to the head of Pakistan's Board of Investment, Arab News reports. 

Ruling coalition, PM to decide on companies to be included in Sovereign Development and Investment Fund

Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Liviu Dragnea on Monday said he has agreed with Senate President Calin Popescu-Tariceanu to have a meeting of the ruling coalition with Premier Viorica Dancila and Public Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici to decide upon the companies that are to be included in the Sovereign Development and Investment Fund (FSDI).

Russia to complete sale of S-400 missiles to Turkey by year end

Russia intends to complete the delivery of its S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Turkey by the end of this year, Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov reportedly said at the 14th IDEX-2019 international defense show on Monday, according to Russian state-run news agency TASS.

PNL declares total war on Government's Emergency Ordinance 114/2018, to launch campaign for its repeal

The National Liberal Party [PNL, opposition] declares total war on Government Emergency Ordinance 114/2018 and will launch a campaign aimed at urging the Romanians to communicate to the MPs of the PSD-ALDE-UDMR ruling coalition their wish for them to vote against this "criminal normative act that endangers the development of Romania," Liberal leader Ludovic Orban said on Monday.

Lucia di Lammermoor | Athens | February 24 - March 24

In cooperation with London's Royal Opera House, the Greek National Opera presents a revival of Katie Mitchell's 2016 production of Gaetano Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor," directed by Robin Tebbutt, at the Stavros Niarchos Hall on February 24 and March 3, 20, 22 and 24.

Hannah Kent | Athens & Thessaloniki | February 19 & 20

The Public book and multimedia store has invited award-winning up-and-coming Australian writer Hannah Kent to speak with fans and sign books at its central Athens and Thessaloniki branches on Tuesday, February 19, and Wednesday, February 20, respectively. Kent is the author of best-selling novels "Burial Rites" (2013) and "The Good People" (2016).

AKP trying to cover up money spent on election campaigns: CHP spokesperson

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government's policy on election expenses in the first three months of 2019 will spark off serious economic difficulties later on, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) spokesperson Faik Öztrak has said.