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Prosecutor seeks to boost probe into Mati fire tragedy

A senior appeals court prosecutor Yiannis Moraitakis on Wednesday requested a session of judicial officials to assign a special magistrate to oversee the ongoing investigation into last year’s disastrous wildfires in Mati, eastern Attica, that killed more than 100 people.

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Cyprus to fully repay IMF loan in 2020

Following the repayment of the 2.5 billion dollars Russian loan this year, the government has indicated that it is also planning for the early repayment of the debt to the International Monetary Fund.

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Turkish UAVs a source of concern for Athens

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Concerns are growing in Athens over Ankara’s increasing use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the Aegean – within Turkey’s own flight information region – for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance purposes, but also over efforts by Turkey to deploy larger and more aggressive battle UAVs.

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ND to propose investigative committee for Papangelopoulos over Novartis affair

Center-right New Democracy is to propose the creation of a special investigative committee to probe former alternate justice minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos in connection with possible interventions in the alleged bribery scandal involving Swiss drugs manufacturer Novartis, ND's party secretary Stavros Kalafatis said in a written statement on Wednesday. 

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Nearly 70 wildfires reported in 24 hours

Beachgoers watch a firefighting helicopter scoop up water from the sea at the coastal resort of Loutraki, near Corinth, on Tuesday. A wildfire that started on Saturday on the area’s Mount Geraneia and burned through hundreds of hectares of brush and trees over the weekend and on Monday, experienced fresh conflagrations Tuesday, which, however, were quickly doused. Greece’s fire service Tuesday said that it responded to 67 calls for wildfires in just 24 hours, from 7 p.m. on Sunday to 7 p.m. on Monday, deploying 855 firefighters and 307 trucks,among other forces. [Vassilis Psomas/ANA-MPA]