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Servia bridge closes for at least a month over safety concerns

The Servia traffic bridge in western Macedonia has been closed for at least a month amid concerns over its stability.

The decision was taken by Regional Governor Giorgos Kasapidis following the recommendations of experts who found that cracks in the pylons of the 47-year-old bridge are widening, raising the risk of a possible collapse.

Croat Detained for Posting Videos of Him Racially Abusing Foreigners

The main square in Zagreb. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANTONIO BAT

The 35-year-old man from Ivanic Grad, 30km from Zagreb, is in custody, police said on Monday.

Police said the video could qualify as a criminal offence of public incitement to violence and hatred. The law stipulates a prison sentence of up to three years for this crime.

Road safety black holes

While Greece is still in mourning over the deadly train crash at Tempe, demand is widespread for a full-blown investigation into what happened and why it happened. At the same time, people expect the authorities to take measures to ensure that there will be no more innocent victims.

More than 1,000 ancient graves uncovered in Halkidiki

Tourism development may have overshadowed the archaeological wealth found on the peninsulas of Kassandra and Sithonia in Halkidiki, but thanks to it, one of the largest cemeteries in northern Greece has been uncovered. Over a thousand burials of different types and numerous findings have been unearthed in recent years on Sithonia's Agios Ioannis coast.

Moria arson appeal trial postponed to Wednesday

The trial in the second instance at the Mixed Jury Court of Appeal of the North Aegean regarding the arson of the Moria migrant camp on the island of Lesvos on September 9, 2020, has been deferred to Wednesday.

The four Afghan defendants have been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a criminal court on the nearby island of Chios.