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N17 HUNGER STRIKE

Yotopoulos responds to concession The convicted mastermind of the November 17 terrorist group, Alexandros Yotopoulos, ended a five-week hunger strike yesterday. Yotopoulos, 60, had been rushed to Nikaia General Hospital last Sunday in critical condition. He launched the strike on October 16, protesting at conditions in Korydallos Prison, where the N17 inmates are kept in isolation. Yotopoulos ended his protest after a prosecutor ordered the removal of a separation barrier in the prison yard. Winter arrives Temperatures dipped dramatically yesterday as a snow fell in some parts of northern Greece. The national low was recorded in the village of Nevrokopi in the Drama area where the temperature fell to -9 degrees Celsius (16F). Soccer results First-division soccer title contender AEK, fresh from a court decision last week that staved off bankruptcy, regained second place in the Greek league with a 1-0 win over newcomer Ergotelis yesterday. Defending champion Panathinaikos still tops the standings following Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Kallithea. Also Saturday, Olympiakos defeated OFI 3-0 at home. After eight rounds, Panathinaikos has 19 points, AEK 18 and Olympiakos 17. Arson attack Unidentified arsonists threw a petrol bomb at a mobile phone shop in the central Athens district of Exarchia early yesterday, causing extensive damage. The Zoodohou Pigis Street attack is thought to be the latest in a series of strikes by anarchist groups who have targeted cars, motorbikes and banks in the area. Bar arrest A waiter at a bar in the northwestern Athens district of Nea Halkidona was arrested early yesterday for allegedly serving alcohol to seven under-age customers. Film festival The 45th Thessaloniki International Film Festival was officially inaugurated on Saturday.