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Authorities are investigating whether the murder of a prison guard by an inmate at Malandrino Prison, central Greece, on Tuesday is part of an alleged effort to increase tension at the countrys jails, where the situation is explosive, according to a Justice Ministry official who spoke to Kathimerini.
Greece's largest public sector union says it will join a nationwide general strike April 9 to protest austerity measures. The move means that the walkout will affect all private and public sector services.
The ADEDY union said Thursday it was joining the strike call issued by the GSEE union a few days ago.
Lakis Pappas, one of the leading singers of Greeces so-called New Wave, died on Wednesday at the age of 76.
Pappas worked with composer Manos Hatzidakis in the early 1960s and gradually became drawn to the New Wave style, which emerged in the mid-1960s and combined Greek music with French chansons.
Four suspects have been arrested in Drama, northern Greece, in connection with multiple fires in parkland and rubbish skips.
Authorities said the four are connected to 68 arson attacks between June 2012 and October 2013.
The suspects have also been charged with setting up and participating in a criminal organization.