President to have operation
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will have heart surgery to repair a defective valve, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said yesterday. Doctors spotted the problem during a routine medical check, Christodoulides said, adding that the operation would be carried out “very soon.” The 68-year-old president was hospitalized last month in Brussels, where he had been due to attend a European Union summit, after suffering a nosebleed triggered by high blood pressure.
A 40-year-old livestock breeder has been found murdered at her farm in the Peloponnese, authorities said yesterday. The 40-year-old mother of four had reportedly been shot twice. The farm is located near the town of Leonidio in Arcadia. Police said they were looking for a 67-year-old local resident.
Two more people were remanded in custody on Crete yesterday in connection with the death of a soccer fan last month. Costas Katsoulis died after fighting broke out at a match between local team Irodotos and Ethnikos Piraeus. Katsoulis supported the latter. The two suspects, aged 26 and 34, deny causing his death. Another three men, aged 24, 27 and 32, have been remanded in custody.
Officers of the police’s motorcycling DIAS unit rescued an elderly woman from her home in Sykies, a suburb of Thessaloniki, yesterday morning after she became trapped in a fire that broke out under circumstances that remained unclear. Neighbors telephoned the police and eight DIAS officers were dispatched to the scene before the fire service arrived. The woman was said to be unharmed.
Police on Crete were yesterday seeking to determine the exact cause of death of a man aged around 60 whose charred remains were found in his car near the coastal port of Kissamos in the island’s northwest late on Tuesday. Police and a local coroner both ruled out foul play in connection with the death of the man whose body was found hanging out of the driver’s door of the vehicle.
A 28-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly tricking dozens of women into giving him access to their computers, from which he stole personal data, including intimate photos and videos. The man is alleged to have conned 116 women between May 2013 and October 2014. The suspect set up Facebook accounts with which he pretended to be a postgraduate student at the University of Patras that was working on new anti-virus software. He convinced his victims to download a program that allowed him to have remote access to their computers.