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Hospital work threatened because of drug confiscation

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA - Head of the Health Centre in Kosovska Mitrovica Dr Milan Ivanovic said on Tuesday that the surgical and blood transfusion programme of that institution in northern Kosovo was under threat, because the Kosovo customs had confiscated medicines a few days earlier.

Jankovic, Kleybanova advance in doubles

ROME - Serbia's Jelena Jankovic and Russia's Alisa Kleybanova are off to a successful start in the doubles competition of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, defeating on Tuesday the Russian-Australian pairing of Svetlana Kuznetsova/Samantha Stosur in straight sets 7-5, 6-4.

Pangalos blasted over comments on Dourou, Glezos

Former Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos sparked a row on Tuesday by calling for SYRIZA’s candidate for the Attica governorship Rena Dourou to pose in a bikini.

Speaking on Vima FM, Pangalos voiced his objection to fly-posting by Dourou’s campaign team.

“Is she putting her poster up because she thinks she is good-looking?» said the ex-PASOK veteran.

Greek police warn against virus-carrying online links

The police’s cyber crimes unit on Tuesday warned Internet users to avoid opening links to a series of “shocking” videos that have been online since the weekend as they carry a severely debilitating virus.

The videos to avoid have titles such as “Ghost attack caught on tape” and “Video of huge great white shark tearing apart a sea captain.”

Golden Dawn MP's request for magistrates' dismissal denied

The Council of Appeals Court Judges on Tuesday rejected a request by Golden Dawn lawmaker Yiannis Lagos, who is in pretrial detention on a string of crime charges, for the dismissal of the two investigating magistrates who are leading a widening investigation into the neofascist party’s activities.

Thessaloniki police question man over makeshift brothel

A 41-year-old man was being questioned on Tuesday by police in Thessaloniki on suspicion of turning his apartment into a makeshift brothel.

Three women, aged 31, 33 and 36, who police said were foreign nationals without determining their ethnic origin, were arrested following a raid on the apartment on Monday.

Deadline extended for Greek civil servant evaluations

The Administrative Reform Ministry has announced a new extension to the deadline for the evaluation of civil servants to be completed.

Reports now have to be submitted by August 29.

The reviews are a central part of the government’s public sector reform.

US assistance for European standards in food production

SUBOTICA - US Ambassador Michael Kirby presented the Public Health Institute in Subotica, northern Serbia, on Tuesday with new laboratory equipment that will allow testing and certification of local agricultural produce according to European standards.

OSCE contributes to Serbia's European integration

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister without Portfolio in charge of European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic said at a meeting with Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia Peter Burkhard on Tuesday that OSCE plays a significant role in the process of building democracy in Serbia.

Bulgaria To Get A EUR 1.5 B Increase from the EU Social Fund

Bulgaria will get a EUR 1.5 B increase from the European Social Fund for the next program period till 2020, said EU Commissioner Lazslo Andor, during his visit in Sofia. 

This transpired during the meeting of the EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and Bulgaria's deputy prime minister and Justice Minister Zinaida Zlatanova. 

Remains of 19 Serbs identified in Zagreb

BELGRADE - The identification of remains of 19 Serb victims killed during the armed conflicts in the territory of the former Yugoslavia from 1991 to 1995 in Croatia was carried out at the Department of Forensic Medicine and Criminalistics of the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, in the presence of family members.

Labor Law negotiations taking too long, no results

BELGRADE - Negotiations between the Serbian government, employers and trade unions on amendments to the Labor Law are taking too much time and no result are showing, which is bad for both workers and employers, economic expert Miladin Kovacevic said in a debate on labor legislation and citizens’ interests in Belgrade on Tuesday.

Luhansk 'People's Governor' Injured in Assassination Attempt

The self-declared People's Governor of Luhansk Region in eastern Ukraine was injured in an assassination attempt, Tuesday.

A car carrying the Luhansk 'people's governor' Valery Bolotov was fired on Tuesday in the Luhansk region, his press office said, the CNN reports.