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Benjamin Netanyahu to meet with George Papandreou Prime Minister George Papandreou will be meeting with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, his office said yesterday. The meeting is part of the Israeli premier’s first official visit to Greece, following an invitation from Papandreou, the statement added. Papandreou last month became the first Greek prime minister to visit Israel since Greece officially recognized the country in 1993. CAT BURGLARS Ministry canteen robbed Two unidentified robbers broke into the first-floor canteen at the Interior Ministry on Stadiou Street in central Athens early yesterday morning and made away with the money that was in the till, police reported yesterday. The robbers apparently scaled a tree adjacent to the building and broke a window in order to climb in. School’s in Schools will be opening on Monday, September 13, according to an announcement yesterday from the Education Ministry. The first day back at school will be dedicated to the annual opening ceremony, while the curriculum will be announced the following day. Angelou bail Yiannis Angelou, an aide to former Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis, will have to post bail of 300,000 euros, not 400,000 as was originally demanded, to avoid being remanded in custody for his alleged role in setting up the real estate exchange between the state and the Vatopedi Monastery. Angelou denies any wrongdoing and had appealed for the bail to be reduced to 60,000 euros, insisting that there was no risk of him absconding. Teacher rampage Two teenage students in Lamia, central Greece, were being treated for minor injuries yesterday after a 50-year-old schoolteacher began firing a hunting rifle indiscriminately at a group of children aged 14-16 in a church courtyard. The assailant, whose name was not made public, denied charges of attempted murder and will be appearing before an investigating magistrate tomorrow. Emergency landing An air force helicopter that took off yesterday morning from Santorini in the southeast Aegean was forced to make an emergency landing several minutes later on the nearby island of Anafi after presenting engine trouble. None of the crew of three was injured. Consumer warning The National Organization for Medicines (EOF) issued a warning yesterday about two products that are in circulation on the market but have not received EOF certification. The Magic Slim dietary supplement and Up Ultimate Performance Daily Formula, advertised as enhancing male sexual function, are both considered dangerous and consumers are warned against their use. Moto snatchers Police in Hania, Crete, arrested three Romanian men – aged 17, 25 and 29 – and a Georgian, aged 20, yesterday and charged them with running a motorcycle theft ring. The men allegedly are behind the theft of numerous motorbikes in the area in the past few months.