Court or­ders ex­tra­di­tion

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A Chechen man wanted in Rus­sia for the al­leged mur­der of five po­lice­men should be ex­tra­dited from Greece, a court in the north­ern Aegean ruled yes­ter­day. Amaev Khavazi, 34, was ar­rested on Septem­ber 5 while try­ing to en­ter Greece il­le­gally. Au­thor­i­ties only re­al­ized his iden­tity after tak­ing his fin­ger­prints. There was an in­ter­na­tional ar­rest war­rant in his name. He is ac­cused in Rus­sia of be­ing part of an armed group led by au­tonomist Tarkhan Gaziev and of throw­ing a hand grenade at two po­lice cars, killing five of­fi­cers. Khavazi is to ap­peal his ex­tra­di­tion at the Supreme Court.

Bi­den and pa­tri­arch.

US Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Bi­den is to meet Ec­u­meni­cal Pa­tri­arch Vartholo­maios on Satur­day, Novem­ber 22. Bi­den will hold talks with the spir­i­tual leader of Ortho­dox Chris­tians in Istanbul after meet­ing Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan and Prime Min­is­ter Ah­met Davu­to­glu a day ear­lier.

Soc­cer shut­down.

The Hel­lenic Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion de­cided yes­ter­day to ask the Cen­tral Com­mit­tee for Ref­er­ee­ing not to ap­point any match of­fi­cials for next week­end’s matches in the top three soc­cer di­vi­sions. This was in re­sponse to the at­tack that the com­mit­tee’s al­ter­nate pres­i­dent Christo­foros Zo­grafos suf­fered late on Thurs­day by two men at Kolonos west of Athens city cen­ter, re­sult­ing in the for­mer ref­eree be­ing rushed to hos­pi­tal with head in­juries

Im­mi­grant cen­ter.

Pub­lic Or­der Min­is­ter Vas­silis Kik­il­ias yes­ter­day de­nied that mi­grant re­cep­tion cen­ters in Greece are a “dis­grace.” Kik­il­ias made his com­ments while vis­it­ing a for­mer army camp in Corinth, west of Athens, that has been turned into a cen­ter for hold­ing ir­reg­u­lar mi­grants. He said that so far some 450 mi­grants who had been held at the cen­ter have been repa­tri­ated. Kik­il­ias also sug­gested that au­thor­i­ties would re­lo­cate the unit “when­ever we can.” Greece has been re­peat­edly con­demned by the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion for con­di­tions at its re­cep­tion cen­ters.

Baby death.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been launched after a 4-month-old baby died on board a tourist coach in north­ern Greece early yes­ter­day. The coach was trav­el­ing from Ro­ma­nia to Thes­sa­loniki when the child’s par­ents, a Ro­ma­nian cou­ple, asked the driver to call an am­bu­lance after their child started to run a high tem­per­a­ture. The am­bu­lance met the bus on the Serres to Thes­sa­loniki na­tional road but the crew dis­cov­ered that the child had died.

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