En­voy suf­fers aneurysm

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Dim­itris An­ni­nos, Greece’s newly ap­pointed Am­bas­sador to Mex­ico died of an aneurysm at a Mex­ico City hospi­tal on Fri­day, a day af­ter he had pre­sented his cre­den­tials to Pres­i­dent En­rique Pena Ni­eto, it was re­ported on Satur­day. Dur­ing his ca­reer An­ni­nos served as Greek Gen­eral Con­sul in Mel­bourne and Shang­hai, as well as Greece’s Am­bas­sador to New Zealand. For­eign Af­fairs Min­is­ter Dim­itris Avramopou­los ex­pressed his con­do­lences to the en­voy’s fam­ily.

Strike ac­tion.

There will be a news black­out to­mor­row as jour­nal­ists walk off the job a day ahead of a 24-hour gen­eral strike called by the coun­try’s two main la­bor unions. The gen­eral strike on Wed­nes­day will dis­rupt pub­lic trans­port and state ser­vices in­clud­ing hos­pi­tals and schools. Fer­ries will re­main docked all day af­ter the union rep­re­sent­ing Greek sea­men, PNO, said it would join the ac­tion.

US Em­bassy.

The US Em­bassy in Athens and its con­sular sec­tion, the US Con­sulate Gen­eral in Thes­sa­loniki, and all US government of­fices in Greece will be closed to­day in ob­ser­vance of Pres­i­dents’ Day. The day marks the birthdays of US Pres­i­dents Ge­orge Washington and Abra­ham Lin­coln.

Villa Cal­las.

A man was ar­rested late on Fri­day af­ter riot po­lice clashed with a group of 200 self-styled an­ar­chists at­tempt­ing to break into Villa Cal­las, also known as Villa Scara­manga, a former fam­ily res­i­dence of the late opera diva, lo­cated on Patis­sion Street in cen­tral Athens. The build­ing, which had been used as a squat, was re­cently cleared by po­lice.

Teen rape.

A 16-year-old boy was be­ing ques­tioned by au­thor­i­ties over the week­end for the al­leged rape of a 15-year-old girl. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports the in­ci­dent oc­curred in Ser­res, north­east­ern Greece, on Fri­day, and the 16-year-old was ex­pected to face a lo­cal pros­e­cu­tor to­day.

Child porn.

Of­fi­cers of the elec­tronic crimes squad have ar­rested a 39-year-old Al­ba­nian na­tional in Ka­pan­driti, north­ern At­tica, on charges of child pornog­ra­phy. The sus­pect was taken into cus­tody af­ter au­thor­i­ties con­duct­ing a house search found porno­graphic ma­te­rial fea­tur­ing mi­nors on a lap­top com­puter.

Pen­sion fraud.

Civil ser­vants found to have is­sued il­le­gal pen­sions and ben­e­fits to the detri­ment of so­cial se­cu­rity funds will face up to one year in jail, ac­cord­ing to a draft La­bor Min­istry bill. Ci­ti­zens who fail to report changes in per­sonal de­tails to their so­cial se­cu­rity fund will face fines of up to 300 eu­ros.

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