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Greek lawmaker gets jail leave for city seat

The jailed spokesman of Greece's extreme right Golden Party was been granted a brief leave from prison on Friday to take up his seat on Athens' new city council, after the party won 16 percent of the capital's vote capital in May municipal elections.
Bradenton Herald: August 29, 2014

Firemen battle fire in North Kynouria

Forty firemen were battling a wildfire that broke out in the area of Aghios Ioannis in North Kynouria, in the municipality of Arcadia in the Peloponnese on Wednesday.
August 27, 2014

Arizona nine-year old in Uzi gun lesson accident

A nine year-old girl in the US has killed her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use a high-powered submachine gun.
BBC: August 27, 2014

IMF's Christine Lagarde 'under investigation'

IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case but has not been charged.
BBC: August 27, 2014

Two 18 year-old men arrested for the twin murder in Mani

Kalamata police on Thursday announced that two 18-year-old men were arrested for the double crime in Mani.
August 21, 2014

Greece: Drone drops mobile phones over prison walls

A remote-controlled helicopter carrying a box of mobile phones has reportedly landed inside the grounds of a jail near the central Greek town of Larissa.
BBC: August 19, 2014

Free peach distribution to socially vulnerable groups

he withdrawal of peaches through free distribution to socially vulnerable groups will begin soon, Rural Development and Food Minister Giorgos Karasmanis said after a meeting on Tuesday
August 19, 2014

Missouri governor orders national guard to Ferguson

The governor of the central U.S. state of Missouri has ordered the National Guard to the town of Ferguson, after a week of sometimes violent protests sparked by the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.
August 18, 2014

Father who killed son and set body on fire was assisted by family

A 75-year-old man who confessed on Sunday to shooting dead his 39-year-old son and setting fire to the corpse in a car in Astros Kynourias, southeastern Greece, was assisted by the young man's mother and other relatives, police said.
August 18, 2014

Ecumenical Patriarch leads liturgy at historic Soumela monastery in Turkey

Hundreds of pilgrims responded to an invitation by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to attend a liturgy held at the Soumela monastery in Trabzon on Friday to mark the Dormition of the Virgin Mary.
August 15, 2014