N17 con­vict sets cell alight

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Con­victed Novem­ber 17 ter­ror­ist Christodou­los Xe­ros set his jail cell on fire yesterday in protest at a de­ci­sion by author­i­ties at Nigrita Prison in north­ern Greece to pre­vent a planned visit by two of his broth­ers.

The sib­lings, Dim­itris and Av­gousti­nos Xe­ros, ar­rived at the prison as sched­uled for their weekly visit but guards told them the tele­phone they were to use to speak with their brother was not work­ing. The broth­ers asked to have a face-to-face meet­ing but their re­quest was de­nied, ac­cord­ing to lo­cal re­ports. Af­ter hear­ing the news, the con­vict is said to have started break­ing things in his cell be­fore ig­nit­ing a fire that was quickly ex­tin­guished by guards.

Dutch Prime Min­is­ter Mark Rutte (left) and right-wing Free­dom Party leader Geert Wilders greet each other be­fore yesterday’s de­bate on the Greek bailout at the Bin­nen­hof in The Hague. MPs ap­proved a new deal for Greece, which Wilders re­ferred to as ‘Europe’s junkie.’

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