One witness said that the man drove the car at high speed around a 3km circuit on the pavement, hitting people and stopping to get out and repeatedly stab a couple in their sixties.
Local police confirmed that the incident happened today but would not give any details or confirm the number of dead and injured.
(While the articles refer to the (almost certainly) jihadi as an ‘Austrian’, one of the German papers refers to him as having Bosnian roots. The media is already using the ‘mentally ill’ canard to cover for this likely act of jihad just as they did for all those attacks before Christmas in Europe 2014)
China’s government has passed new guidelines requiring civilian shipbuilders to ensure their vessels can be used by the military in the event of conflict, state-run media said on Thursday.
The regulations require five categories of vessels including container ships to be modified to “serve national defence needs”, the state-run China Daily newspaper said.
Dorothea Lambros stood outside an HSBC branch in central Athens on Friday afternoon, an envelope stuffed with cash in one hand and a 38,000 euro ($43,000) cashier’s check in the other.
She was a few minutes too late to make her deposit at the London-based bank. She was too scared to take her life-savings back to her Greek bank. She worried it wouldn’t survive the weekend.
“I don’t know what happens on Monday,” said Lambros, a 58-year-old government employee.
Nobody does. Every shifting deadline, every last-gasp effort has built up to this: a nation that went to sleep on Friday not knowing what Monday will bring. A deal, or more brinkmanship. Shuttered banks and empty cash machines, or a few more days of euros in their pockets and drachmas in their past – – and maybe their future.
Thank you Carpe Diem, M., Richard, WTD ad many more. This is gonna be an interesting day. More to come ASAP.