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3.3 Magnitude Earthquake Registered in Greece

An earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter Scale has been reported in northern Greece in the Mount Athos region, BGNES reported.

According to Greek seismologists, the epicentrе of the earthquake was located 7-8 km. southeast of Ierissos at a depth of 10 km. "It was a slight earthquake, isolated," Ilias Fikos, a geologist and physicist, told ANA-MPA.

Interpol Issues ‘Red Notice’ for Bosnian War Suspect

Interpol has called for the arrest of former Bosnian Army soldier Esed Abdagic, who is charged with killing a Bosnian Serb prisoner of war in Bihac in 1993, after a request from a court in the north-western Bosnian town.

Assyrian seal unearthed in Turkey’s southeast

Archaeologists have unearthed an engraved stone seal some 3,000 years old in southeastern Turkey. The seal was discovered around Zerzevan Castle, also known as Samachi Castle, a once important military base for the Byzantine Empire now in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.

Göbeklitepe promoted in Rome

Göbeklitepe, considered to be the oldest temple in the world with its 12,000 years of history and also included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, was introduced in Rome, the capital of Italy, with a comprehensive event including panels and photography exhibitions.

Dismissed PM says verification mechanism betrays discrimination against Romania, Bulgaria

Dismissed Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Tuesday that the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), under which the European Commission verifies Romania's and Bulgaria's progress with judiciary reform and the fight against corruption, "betrays discrimination against Romania and Bulgaria." Dancila said in Botosani that the monitoring process to which Romania and Bulgaria have been s

Is the rejection of Macedonia and Albania actually Macron's revenge?

"Observers in the region see France and The Netherlands' policy as not being fair and motivated by domestic politics and stereotypes," Bieber said. "This undermines the EU as being a fair player and having clear criteria, especially since the commission has given the green light for negotiation."

Black Friday sales set for November 29

The Athens Traders' Association on Tuesday said that this year's Black Friday sales campaign, when retailers slash product prices to push surplus stock, will take place on November 29.

Diaspora vote faces new hurdle

An intraparty committee will reconvene on Tuesday to discuss ruling New Democracy's initiative to grant full voting rights to diaspora Greeks after a technical snag emerged during Monday's session concerning the proposal by the Communist Party (KKE) that only those who have been absent from Greece for less than 30 years should be eligible.

Greek 10-year bond falls to record low

Yields for the Greek 10-year benchmark bond fell to a record low of 1.268 percent on Tuesday, while the five-year benchmark bond also dropped to 0.51 percent.
The spread between the Greek 10-year bond and the German bund also stands at a new historic low since before 2004, at 165 basis points.

#PresidentialElections2019 Dancila: Never before has PSD faced such hatred

Outgoing Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated on Tuesday, in Botosani, that the Social Democratic Party (PSD) never faced such hatred and added that nowhere in Europe does a President ask for the disbanding of a political party instead of being a factor of dialogue, a mediator. "I have been a member of this party for 23 years. (...) We have had better times and worse times.