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Greece crashes out of the FIBA World Cup

Greece has missed out on the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Cup as it crumbled against Lithuania in the second half on Friday to go down 92-67.

The Greek national team wasted an eight-point advantage (40-32) late in the first half, that ended 43-39, to suffer a bad loss in the be-all and end-all match in the second phase of the tournament.

Bulgaria’s PM suggested that Slovenia join the Project for New Kozloduy NPP Reactors

Slovenia to join the project for the new reactors in the "Kozloduy" Nuclear Power Plant either as a buyer of energy or as an investor.

This is what Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov proposed to his Slovenian colleague Robert Golob at a bilateral meeting within the framework of the 18th Strategic Forum in the Slovenian city of Bled, reported the government information service.

Croat envoy notes ‘excellent relations’

The arrest of 95 Croatian soccer fans in connection with the violent incidents and the death of Michalis Katsouris outside the AEK stadium in Athens on August 7 has tested relations between the two countries, but "Croatia trusts the Greek justice system," according to the country's ambassador to Greece, Aleksandar Sunko.

Southern Europe remains preferable, but has to invest more

Holidays in Greece and other southern European countries remain cheaper than rival summer destinations internationally, despite the fact that their costs have risen, with tourists preferring the region, Allianz Research noted in a report.

Therefore these countries remain the top choice for European travelers, it noted.

Water polo: Shoot-out heartbreak for Greece in Fukuoka’s final

Greece lost in the penalty shoot-out to Hungary at the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan on Saturday to settle for the silver medal, its first ever in the men's water polo competition.

After a very tight final that ended 10-10, the Greeks lost 4-3 in the shoot-out.