Ter­ror leader re­fuses to talk

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Nikos Mazi­o­tis, leader of the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Strug­gle ter­ror­ist group, yes­ter­day said he would not face a pros­e­cu­tor to give a de­po­si­tion after be­ing sum­moned to an­swer ques­tions over his al­leged in­volve­ment in an April car bomb out­side the Bank of Greece head­quar­ters as well as his ar­rest fol­low­ing an ex­change of fire with po­lice in Mona­s­ti­raki, cen­tral Athens, in July. In a state­ment posted on an anti-es­tab­lish­ment web­site yes­ter­day, Mazi­o­tis, cur­rently in de­ten­tion at Di­a­vata Prison, noted that he had never given ev­i­dence be­cause he and the ur­ban guer­rilla ter­ror­ist group have al­ways been “the ac­cusers, not the ac­cused.”

Clin­ton Ini­tia­tive.

SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras yes­ter­day met with Gianna An­gelopou­los, for­mer head of the Athens 2004 Olympics or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee, in view of the Clin­ton Global Ini­tia­tive’s Mediter­ranean Con­fer­ence sched­uled to take place in Athens in June 2015. Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment re­leased by SYRIZA, An­gelopou­los in­vited the op­po­si­tion leader to the con­fer­ence in her ca­pac­ity as the event’s found­ing spon­sor. Or­ga­nized by the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion, the meet­ing aims to ad­dress re­gional is­sues, in­clud­ing youth un­em­ploy­ment and so­cial and fi­nan­cial vo­latil­ity. Last week, An­gelopou­los also met with Prime Min­is­ter An­to­nis Sa­ma­ras to dis­cuss the up­com­ing event.

Power sta­tion.

A fire that broke out at the Ptole­maida ther­mal power sta­tion in north­ern Greece on Sun­day was brought un­der con­trol yes­ter­day. While of­fi­cials noted the plant’s con­trol room for the third and fourth units had been de­stroyed, they added that power sup­plies were not ex­pected to be af­fected. No in­juries were re­ported.

Wild mush­rooms.

The Hel­lenic Food Au­thor­ity (EFET) has ad­vised the pub­lic to avoid con­sum­ing wild mush­rooms fol­low­ing a re­cent hike in the num­ber of cases of peo­ple be­ing poi­soned. Ac­cord­ing to fig­ures re­leased by the coun­try’s Poi­son Con­trol Cen­ter, some 80 to 140 cases of wild mush­room poi­son­ing are recorded in Greece ev­ery year. In case of poi­son­ing, EFET ad­vises mem­bers of the pub­lic to con­tact the Poi­son Con­trol Cen­ter on 210.779.3777.

Vale of Tempe.

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