Clinical medicine

First patient in Serbia gets artificial heart device

BELGRADE - The first surgical procedure to fit a patient in Serbia with an artificial heart has been successfully completed at the Clinical Centre of Serbia (KCS) on Friday.

The mechanical organ that should help patient through to the biological heart transplant was surgically inserted into Vladimir Petkovic, aged 40, from Pancevo.

Brazilian arrested at Athens airport with five kilos of cocaine

A Brazilian man was arrested at Athens International Airport on Monday after being caught with about five kilos of cocaine in his position.

The drug had been hidden inside chocolate boxes in his luggage.

Police said they believe the 40-year-old was acting on behalf of a South American drug trafficking ring. He flew to Athens from Sao Paolo via Dubai.

Author Koumantareas was strangled to death, coroner finds

Acclaimed Greek author Menis Koumantareas was strangled to death, a post-mortem examination has found.

Koumantareas was found murdered at his apartment in the Kypseli neighborhood of Athens early on Saturday. There were no signs of forced entry at the property.

A coroner said that Koumantareas had struggled with his killer and bore bruising in his stomach and on his head.