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A 59-year-old man in Thessaly, central Greece, was detained over the weekend on charges of posing as a priest in order to sell religious literature to unsuspecting passers-by.
Police were alerted to the alleged imposter on Saturday by locals who saw him standing in the street in priestly robes and selling religious books for 5 euros apiece.
A 43-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were to face a prosecutor on charges of blackmail and theft on Sunday after they allegedly demanded 10,000 euros from an unidentified victim in exchange for information about crimes that had been committed against him in the past and threatened to harm him and his family if he failed to hand over the money.
A group of around 40 members of the Roma community of Ano Liosia, northwestern Athens, on Sunday attacked a police van stationed near a school that had been operating as a polling station.
The police arrested one of the people alleged to have been involved in the attack, which caused no injuries or damage, according to sources.
Police in Thessaloniki seized almost 600 items from illegal street traders on Saturday.
The items included mobile phone cases, sunglasses and plastic tablecloths.
The objects were seized from traders in the city center and will be destroyed, police said.
They did not reveal if any arrests were made.
According to exit polls, confectionery tycoon Petro Poroshenko wins 55% of the votes in Ukraine’s presidential elections.
The elections were marked with low turnout in the eastern part of the country, where polling stations were closed in many places by the pro-Russian separatists.
Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko comes far behind in second place with 12.8%.
The result around 6-7 percent obtained by the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) in the European Parliament elections is good, proving once again that the Union continues to be the credible representative of the Hungarian ethnics' community of Romania, UDMR President Hunor Kelemen said after the poll closing on Sunday evening.
National Liberal Party (PNL) Chairman Crin Antonescu thanked all the voters in the European Parliament elections after the poll closed on Sunday evening; he had a special mention for his Liberal fellows, who fought a difficult campaign, with PNL targeted by various diversions, but getting stronger out of it.
The first exit-poll results, broadcast at 21.00 EEST, were met with applause at the headquarters of the Social Democrat Party (PSD) where Prime Minister Victor Ponta, also chairman of the party, honorary chairman Ion Iliescu, executive chairman Liviu Dragnea, as well as other MPs, ministers and future MEPs were present.