Chemical elements

Nearly 70,000 historical artifacts seized in İzmir, Manisa

Turkish police seized nearly 70,000 historical artifacts in simultaneous operations conducted in the Aegean provinces of Izmir and Manisa. 

Acting on a tip off, local security and intelligence teams followed seven suspects, who previously had criminal records for historical artifact smuggling, said sources on Friday speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Government presents plan for restructuring, selling LARCO

The Greek government on Monday presented a plan for the restructuring of LARCO, one of Europe's biggest nickel producers, by placing the mineral and metallurgical industry into a clearance management status which envisages cost and wage reductions, and an immediate launch of a tender for the selling of the factory and mines within 12 months.

Blast in Germany: Dozens of People Have Been Blocked Underground, there Are Injured

Two people were injured in a blast in a mine near the eastern German city of Halle, the Associated Press reported, citing police sources and DPA.

It is estimated that about 35 people were left underground, but in a safe place.

The incident occurred in a former potassium carbonate (potash) mine, where only extractive waste is now stored.