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Group claims vandalism of judicial official's apartment building

An anti-establishment group claimed responsibility on Saturday for vandalizing an apartment building's entrance on Friday night in an action targeting a judicial official in Thessaloniki, northern Greece.

Members of the group spray-painted slogans on the building's entrance and threw flyers before making off.

Echo Collective | Athens | November 25

Founded by Neil Leiter and Margaret Hermant, Echo Collective is a diverse group of classically trained musicians who explore a broad range of musical genres.

Violence against women rising, police says

Reports of domestic abuse in Greece rose 34.5 percent between 2014 and 2018, reaching 4,722 from 3,512, and women represented 66.3 percent of the victims, a Hellenic Police (ELAS) official said on Saturday.

Greek PM calls for unity on migrant issue as influx persists

As hundreds of migrants continue to land on the Aegean islands from Turkey on most days, local communities both on the islands and the mainland are up in arms over the government's planned overhaul of the country's reception centers.

Tragedy in Cyprus: 10-Year-Old Bulgarian Girl Was Killed in a Road Accident on a Crosswalk

A 10-year-old Bulgarian died in Cyprus after being hit by a car on a crosswalk.

The tragedy took place in the Cypriot city of Paphos yesterday, around 14:00 pm-14.30pm, when the girl was crossing the zebra of Thassos Papadopoulos Blvd on her way back from school.

The girl was hit in front of the eyes of her grandfather

Pope Francis Landed in Japan

Pope Francis arrived for his four-day visit to Japan, expected to make a call for nuclear disarmament tomorrow, BTA reported.

The Thai Airways plane with the Pope, accompanied by a Vatican delegation and journalists, arrived in Tokyo after a six-hour flight from Bangkok.

At least 4 Dead and Dozens Injured in an Explosion near the Turkish Border in Syria

A car bomb exploded in the city of Tell Abiad, Syria, near the border with Turkey. At least 4 people were killed and dozens were injured.

Following the blast, roads leading to and from the city were closed by local authorities, while the seriously injured were taken to a hospital in the nearby Turkish city of Akcakale.

No terrorist group has yet claimed responsibility.

6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shook the Indonesia

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook the Indonesian part of New Guinea Island, the US Geological Survey reported.
It was registered at 12:11 PM CET. The epicentre is located 311.7 kilometers southeast of the capital of the Indonesian province of West Papua - Manokwari. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers, BGNES writes.

Тhieves Robbed a Jewelry Store in Sofia

Тhieves robbed a jewelry store on Al.Stamboliyski Blvd. in Sofia. The thieves have left with valuables worth over BGN 15,000, BNR reported.

The shop assistant explained to the police that several people had entered the store at the same time, and two of them asked her to show them some of the jewels displayed. Meanwhile, their accomplices managed to steal jewelry for over BGN 15,000.

Vucic with Pahor and Pendarovski at the Regional Youth Leadership Forum VIDEO

The Forum brought together close to 200 young socially engaged people from the Western Balkans.
Young people will have the opportunity to discuss current topics and challenges on a panel with three presidents.
Three-day Forum commenced on Friday and will last till Sunday, November 24.

What is the US goal in Kosovo?

US Ambassador to Serbia Anthony Godfrey says America's goal is to encourage dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, as well as pointing out how much people in the region would benefit from finding a solution to the Kosovo problem.

Why did Yeltsin choose Putin as his successor?

"It was important for Yeltsin that Putin was of different generation because the country should not have been left to those who ruled it during the Soviet Union", former Kremlin Head of Administration Valentin Yumashev said during a public interview at the Yeltsin Presidential Center in Yekaterinburg.

Database Reveals North Macedonia Ex-Prosecutor’s Big Bonuses

Katica Janeva, currently under house arrest awaiting trial on charges of receiving bribes, received more than 150,000 euros in bonuses and expenses on top of her still-secret official salary, according to data dug up by BIRN from a database of budget expenditures between 2010 and 2017.

Balkan States No Strangers to Russian Spy Games

A clandestine meeting, bags exchanged, cash in an envelope - Russia appeared to have been caught red-handed this week in an espionage operation targeting the Serbian army.

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

A horse statue of 16th-century King of Bohemia and Hungary Ferdinand I, is silhouetted by the setting sun at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the city of Oradea in north-west Romania. Photo: EPA-EFE/ZSOLT CZEGLEDI HUNGARY OUT