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As government officials prepare for the fallout of a Russian embargo on food imports from the European Union, with talks scheduled to take place in Moscow on Monday between Greek diplomats and Russian food inspection officers, trucks loaded with fruit and other would-be exports have been returning to Greece.
Two British brothers have been stabbed in a row over sunbeds at a five-star Turkish hotel, The Daily Mirror reported August 8.
Danny and Ben Slade feared they would die when the fellow holidaymaker attacked them with a knife in front of horrified sunbathers at the packed hotel pool near Bodrum, a popular resort in the southwestern Turkish province of MuÄla.
Bulgaria's traffic police imposed fines on more than 13,000 drivers in the first week of August only.
Officers have issued more than 2000 speeding tickets, and some 1500 drivers were sanctioned for not using seat belts or helmets, Nova TV informs.
A total of 450 people have been caught behind the wheel under the influence. Some 600 drivers did not have a valid driving license.
An Egyptian court on August 9 ordered the dissolution of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the already banned Muslim Brotherhood movement.
The decision comes after the authorities designated the Brotherhood a "terrorist organisation" in December following the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi by the military.
US President Barack Obama on August 9 vowed to continue air strikes against Iraqi jihadists if needed to protect US diplomats and military advisors.
Speaking in his weekly address, Obama said that he had authorized the strikes in Iraq to protect US personnel serving in the northern city of Arbil. "And, if necessary, thatâs what we will continue to do," he said.