New record in fuel benefit claims

A record number of 130,000 people had applied for the heating oil allowance 24 hours after the Finance Ministry's Taxisnet web portal for the submission of applications came online, in a reflection of the low temperatures in Greece so far this winter, households' financial problems and high fuel prices.

7.2 magnitude quake strikes off Central America coast

BELGRADE - A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Central America. It was felt in several countries across the region. The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning.

"Hazardous" tsumani waves are possible within 300km of the quake epicenter along the coasts of Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras, the Center specified.