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Nearly 143,000 houses sold in October

Turkey saw 142,810 house sales in October with an annual drop of 2.5 percent, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said on Nov. 18.

Croatia Commemorates 28th Anniversary of Fall of Vukovar

Thousands of people from all over Croatia gathered in Vukovar on Monday to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the town's fall after a devastating siege by Yugoslav People's Army troops and Serb paramilitaries.

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said that they had come to express their respect for those who defended the town.

Serbian Reporter Targeted after President Taken Ill

A Serbian journalist who publicly confronted President Aleksandar Vucic with allegations of government corruption has found himself the target of a storm of criticism by presidential aides, allies and pro-government media after Vucic was hospitalised with heart problems hours after their exchange.

BNR Governor Isarescu: Economy has grown the fastest after 2000

Romania's economy has grown the fastest after 2000, but we have a tendency to press hard on the accelerator, not to be cautious and there is a slippage that means divergence, Mugur Isarescu, the governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) told a Monday's specialist conference. "We are now, at the end of the year, in the ninth year of economic growth.

Two arrested after police raid Exarchia flats

Police have arrested two men after swooping on two flats in a building the central Athens district of Exarchia in the wake of clashes between police and protesters in the area.
During the raid on Monday, police confiscated materials typically used in violent demonstrations, including eight gas masks, three firecrackers, a smoke grenade and several rocks.

Turkey top nation in helping refugees, least developed countries: Erdoğan

Turkey is hosting around 4 million refugees and has already spent $40 billion on them, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, recalling that his country is the top nation in providing humanitarian assistance to refugees and the least developed nations.

Restoration of 19th-century Nafplio church under way

The restoration of Agios Nikolaos Church in Nafplio began on Saturday. The church was built in 1713, more than a century before Greeks won independence from Ottoman Turkey and appointed Nafplio the first capital of the modern Greek state. Three-dimensional laser scanning technology is being used on the church's ceiling.

18 People Were Killed and Dozens Were Injured in a Bomb Blast in Syrian City

At least 18 civilians were killed and another 27 were injured in a bomb blast in the Syrian city of Al Bab near the border with Turkey, Anadolu news agency reported.

Earlier, the Turkish Ministry of Defense reported 10 dead and 15 injured in the blast.

Croatia Suggests Police Unintentionally Shot Migrant

A migrant shot and seriously wounded by Croatian police may have been struck by accident, Croatian Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic said late on Sunday, responding to the latest incident that has raised questions about the tactics used by the European Union member against migrants and refugees trying to cross its territory.