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Greek fashion firms revitalize centuries-old silk tradition

SOUFLI, Greece — At Kostas Mouhtaridis’ silk factory in Soufli, the non-stop “clunk-click” of the weaving machinery is a loud but welcome sound.

The factory is a few hundred meters from the Evros River, which forms Greece’s natural border with Turkey. It is one of Europe’s most heavily militarized areas, patrolled constantly to deter illegal immigration into the European Union.

Woman guilt of tresspassing for zoo selfie

BISMARCK, N.D.—An 18-year-old North Dakota woman who authorities say jumped a zoo guard rail to take a selfie in front of a primate cage has pleaded guilty to trespassing.

Ashlee Brown was fined $300 after yesterday's guilty plea and will be on unsupervised probation for nearly a year.

She can keep the incident off her record if she stays out of trouble during that time.

Japan court: TEPCO execs not guilty of nuke crisis liability

TOKYO — A Japanese court on Thursday ruled that three former executives for Tokyo Electric Power Company were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 Fukushima meltdown.

The ruling by the Tokyo District Court ended the only criminal trial in the nuclear disaster that has kept tens of thousands of residents away from their homes because of lingering radiation contamination.