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US State Department condemns attack on Skai, Kathimerini

The United States has condemned Monday's early morning bombing attack on the southern Athens headquarters of Skai television and Kathimerini newspaper, which caused extensive damage to the building but no injuries.

In a statement to Hellas Journal, a State Department spokesperson also said that Washington expects the perpetrators "will be brought to justice swiftly."

Skai TV bomb blast: An attack against freedom of the press

After a relative lull in recent months, urban terrorism returned to the fore on Monday morning with a bomb attack at the building housing the headquarters of Skai TV and Kathimerini newspaper in southern Athens.

Brexit: Cabinet to Consider Ramping Up No-Deal Plans

The cabinet will discuss whether the government should ramp up preparations for a no-deal Brexit when it meets later this morning.

It comes after Theresa May said MPs would not vote on her Brexit deal until the third week in January.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has tabled a motion of no confidence in Mrs May, saying she had led the UK into a "national crisis".

EC fines Bulgarian Energy Holding 77 million Euro For Breach of EU Antitrust Rules

The European Commission has fined Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH), its gas supply subsidiary Bulgargaz and its gas infrastructure subsidiary Bulgartransgaz (the BEH group) more than 77 million euro for blocking competitors' access to key gas infrastructure in Bulgaria, in breach of EU antitrust rules, reported the Bulgarian National Radio. 

Turkey vows to attract 70 million tourists by 2023

Turkey is planning to double the number of foreign visitors and attract 70 million tourists by the year of 2023 with a $70 billion-worth profit, Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Ersoy has said, vowing to move the country to an upper league in the sector by introducing more archeological sites and the gastronomic richness of Turkey in addition to its natural beauties.

Imam sought for Athens mosque

The Education Ministry's committee for the new mosque in Athens (NPID) announced on Monday that Muslims who legally reside in Attica can apply to become an imam.

The committee said that interested parties can submit their applications from December 20 until January 18 at the Education Ministry building in Maroussi, northern Athens.

Nobel Peace Prize winner to nominate Tsipras and Zaev for this year's award

Wided Bouchamaoui, the recipient of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize for her participation in the Tunisia National Dialogue Quartet, will be nominating the prime ministers of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Zoran Zaev, for the next award, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency has reported.

Olympiakos lands Dynamo Kiev in Europa League's last 32

Olympiakos has drawn Ukrainian powerhouse Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League Round 32, according to the draw UEFA held on Monday.

The Piraeus team, that finished second in its Europa League group, will host Dynamo on February 14, while the return leg is scheduled a week later in Ukraine, i.e. on February 21.

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