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Mail Stoppage Continues In Greece

Greek authorities warn more package bombs may still be in transit, intended for victims abroad. They've imposed a 48-hour stoppage for overseas mail. So far this week, 14 bombs arrived in front of foreign embassies in Athens, showed up in the Berlin office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel or caught fire before reaching Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlosconi. Authorities intercepted parcels addressed to French President Nicholas Sarkozy, Europol and the European Court of Justice. Greek authorities arrested two men for questioning.

IRAQI PARLIAMENT WILL MEET, TRY TO CHOOSE SPEAKER

Temporary Speaker Fouad Masoum asked all lawmakers to convene Monday to try to break the eight month political deadlock. Iraq's been without a permanent government since national elections March 7. MP's also need to choose a new President and Prime Minister.

MORE THREATS AGAINST IRAQI CHRISTIANS, MORE VIOLENCE

Al Qaida in Iraq warns unless Egypt's Coptic Church releases Muslim women it allegedly abducted and converted to Christianity, all Christians in Iraq are now 'legitimate targets'.  The threat comes after militants attacked a Baghdad Catholic church on Sunday, killing 58 people who were attending mass. At least 76 people were murdered in Baghdad yesterday, most of them civilians who were shopping, eating or strolling. Most of the victims were in Shiite neighborhoods. About 230 people were hurt.

QUAKE IN SERBIA KILLS TWO

The U.S. Geological Survey says the tremor's magnitude was 5.3 and centered about 75 miles south of Belgrade. The central Serbian town of Kraljevo suffered the most damage and 50 people were hurt.

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