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Greece to tear down illegal buildings after killer blaze

Greece will demolish thousands of illegal buildings in response to the death of dozens of people who were unable to escape a maze of poorly planned streets in the country’s worst wildfire disaster, Reuters reported. Prime Minister Alexis...
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Serbia President: No easy, simple and painless solution for Kosovo

Serbia needs a solution for Kosovo as soon as possible and there is no easy, simple and painless solution to the issue, said Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. “I have never promised such solution, and such a solution doesn’t even...
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Turkey forming space agency this year

Turkey will establish a space agency this year as set out in the country’s 100-day action plan, the minister of industry and technology said on Tuesday. “Work to form the Turkish space agency will be completed as soon as possible,”...
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German police: Frankfurt Airport terminal partly evacuated

  Police evacuated part of a terminal at Frankfurt Airport, Germany’s biggest, on Tuesday over concerns that at least one person may have entered the facility’s security area unchecked, AP reports. Federal police said they stopped boarding...
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Moscow: FM’s head of political office barred from traveling to Russia

Moscow’s counter-measures involve a travel ban for the foreign minister’s head of political bureau and an expulsion of two Greek diplomats. In July, Athens expelled two Russian diplomats and barred two others from entering the country. “Moscow’s...
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Fuel truck explosion in Italy kills 2, injures up to 70

A tanker truck carrying flammable material exploded Monday on a highway overpass near the northern Italian city of Bologna, killing at least two people and injuring up to 70 as it partially collapsed the raised roadway, police said. Some people...
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Greece gets last bailout tranche as crisis nears end

Greece received on Monday the final 15-billion-euro payment from its eight-year bailout programme in what creditors hailed as proof that tough austerity measures were “paying off,” AFP reported. The payout by the European Stability...
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Two scenarios in Athens over referendum outcome: paper

Greece will not be required to make any steps until the end of 2018, reads Greek daily “Kathimerini” in an article related to the referendum in Macedonia, MIA reports from Athens. According to the paper, Athens monitors the September...
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EC reviewing whether steel restrictions for W.Balkan countries are feasible

The European Commission is reviewing claims of the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, it has told MIA after BiH in a letter urged to be exempted from recent restrictions on steel import into the EU. The quotas breach the Stabilization and...
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Russia expels Greek diplomats in retaliatory move

Russia says it has responded quid pro quo to the expulsion of two Russian diplomats from Greece, AP reported. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday that it summoned Greek Ambassador Andreas Friganas to announce Moscow’s...