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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 on Friday. Amaev Khavazi, 34, was arrested on September 5 while trying to enter Greece illegally. Authorities only realized his identity after taking his fingerprints.
Public Order Minister Vassilis Kikilias on Friday 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.
An investigation has been launched after a 4-month-old baby died on board a tourist coach in northern Greece early on Friday.
The coach was traveling from Romania to Thessaloniki when the childs parents, a Romanian couple, asked the driver to call an ambulance after their child started to run a high temperature.
Greece's economy emerged from a prolonged austerity-led recession as early as the first quarter this year and expanded in the next two quarters as well, data showed on Friday.
This is the first time published data has shown Greece emerging from the crippling recession it sank into when its debt crisis exploded, forcing the country to seek aid from foreign lenders.
Despite the daily crises and the coalition governments many own goals we should not lose sight of the bigger picture.
It appeared that Greece had finally entered more stable territory and the economy had started to grow. However, as has so often been the case in the past, the political system dropped the ball at the worst possible moment.
A 14-year-old boy was to face a prosecutor in Halkidiki, northern Greece, on Thursday on charges of desecrating a national symbol after he allegedly removed the Greek flag from the yard of his former school in Nea Moudania and hid it in nearby shrubs.
According to a police investigation, the pupil, who is not Greek, removed the flag from its mast on the night of October 19.