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Weapon fired at PASOK HQ not used in previous crime

The Greek police’s counterterrorism squad was investigating an apparent attack on the headquarters of PASOK, the junior coalition partner, on Sunday after two bullets were found to have pierced its windows.

Man held in Thessaly for selling books while posing as priest

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.

Pair face blackmail charges after victim alerts police

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.

Roma group attack police van in northwest Athens

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.

Thessaloniki police crack down on illegal street traders

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.

Karditsa scrapyard owner charged over stolen copper cables

The 49-year-old owner of a scrapyard in Karditsa, central Greece, was charged with theft and handling stolen goods after authorities confiscated more than 400 kilograms of copper cabling stripped from railway tracks from his warehouse on Saturday.

Petro Poroshenko Elected New Ukrainian President – Exit Polls

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%.

Vesic: Belgrade will reduce number of centers for evacuees

BELGRADE - Goran Vesic, manager of the City of Belgrade, said Sunday that the number of relief centers in Belgrade will be reduced next week, adding that peak water levels in the capital are dropping today and the banks of the Sava and Danube Rivers are safe.

2014EP Hunor Kelemen: Good results prove UDMR representativeness for Hungarian ethnics' community

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.

2014EP First exit-poll results, met with applause at PSD headquarters

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.