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Former Greek Military Official Shot his Bulgarian Girlfriend and Killed Himself

A 70-year-old retired Greek officer shot his Bulgarian girlfriend and killed himself, Ekathimerini.com reported.
 
Police in Athens said they were investigating the death of a man who shot himself after trying to kill his partner, a 60-year-old Bulgarian.
 
The elderly couple was taken to an Athens hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, but doctors could not save them.

Global box office had record 2018, earning $96.8 bn

The film industry has never been more successful than it was in 2018, when it earned $96.8 billion including over $40 billion in cinema ticket sales, according to figures published March 21 by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

Greek Foreign Ministry condemns attack on Russian consulate

Greece's Foreign Ministry has condemned an early Friday hand grenade attack against the Russian consulate in Athens, while expressing confidence that the investigation launched by the authorities will identify and bring the perpetrators to justice.
In a statement, the ministry said it "unequivocally condemns" the attack, which only caused minor damage and no injuries.

Dozens detained in FETÖ probe in judiciary

Turkish security forces detained 60 suspects on March 22 for their alleged links to FETÖ, the group behind the defeated coup in 2016 in Turkey.     

PM Dancila to pay visit to the US, in view of attending AIPAC Conference

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila will pay a visit to the US between Saturday and Tuesday, where she will attend the Conference of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). "The visit takes place following an invitation extended to Romania's Prime Minister by AIPAC President Morton Fridman and AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr.

New Zealand mourns with prayers, silence

The Muslim call to prayer sounded out over Christchurch and around New Zealand on March 22, as thousands gathered to remember the 50 people killed by a lone gunman at two mosques a week ago.

TurkStream gas deliveries to Hungary to begin late 2021

Russia will begin delivering natural gas to Hungary via the TurkStream pipeline in the second half of 2021, Peter Szijjarto, the Hungarian minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade said on March 21.

First round of spraying for mosquito control in Attica to be concluded end March

The first round of aerial pesticide spraying for mosquito control carried out by authorities in Attica is set to conclude at the end of March, state-run Athens-Macedonian news agency reports.
The aerial spraying is held over environmentally-protected areas and other areas with high mosquito population, according to the report.

Turkish defense minister sparks controversy, again

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has generated fresh controversy by claiming that the Aegean Sea and Cyprus lie within Turkey's territorial waters, according to reports Friday.
"We control the sea and the seabed. The seas. The Black Sea, the Aegean, the Eastern Mediterraenan which also includes Cyprus," Akar reportedly said.

Hand grenade thrown at Russian consulate in Greece

An object thrown at the perimeter fence of the Russian Consulate in Athens was a hand grenade that exploded without causing any injuries, Greek police said Friday.

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