NEWS

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WINTER HOURS

Clocks go back at 4 a.m. Sunday as summer ends Clocks are to be turned back one hour at 4 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Sunday, as European Summer Time ends and Greece enters winter time. Clocks change back to summer time at the end of March. ATHENS MARATHON Race to disrupt transport in city Thousands of runners from Greece and abroad are to run through Athens tomorrow for the city’s 28th Classic Marathon, which is to cause serious transport disruptions in the capital. Much of the center will be cordoned off to motorists between 7 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. Certain key roads, including Vassilissis Sofias and Vassileos Constantinou streets, will be closed for most of the day as will Mesogeion Avenue. Bus, trolley and tram services will be suspended or rerouted. Body found Rescue workers yesterday discovered the body of a 50-year-old man swept away by floodwaters in Thermi, on the outskirts of Thessaloniki, on Wednesday following heavy rain. The man went missing after helping his 22-year-old son who had become trapped in his car on a flooded street. Heavy rainfall on Wednesday led to widespread flooding in Attica and northern Greece. Infant donor The organs of a 3-year-old child from Corfu, who died yesterday in the University Hospital of Patra, are being donated to other children, doctors said. The infant’s heart was sent to Germany and its kidneys are to be used in a transplant in Greece. Doctors did not reveal any further information about the child. Spy probe A Greek woman is among several people who have been implicated in the alleged misappropriation of classified documents belonging to the Turkish armed forces, Turkish press reports revealed yesterday. According to the reports, the documents were removed from the Turkish naval base of Aksaz and other navy offices. The reports said that seven people have been arrested and several more are being sought by the authorities, including the Greek woman who is believed to have agreed to smuggle the documents in question to Greece. Some of the documents related to scenarios of war between Greece and Turkey. Shots fired A taverna owner was shot in the leg at his home in Ano Liosia, western Athens, early yesterday when he traded fire with two armed burglars who broke into his home. The 60-year-old had earlier returned from work with the day’s earnings and opened fire on the intruders using a licensed handgun. The man was treated for his wound in the hospital but was not in any danger. ‘Crooked’ cops Twenty-one police officers in Thessaloniki yesterday faced a prosecutor on charges of offering protection to owners of local Internet cafes believed to have been operating illegal slot machines. Ten cafe owners have also been charged. Aspis protest Customers of the Aspis Pronia life insurance firm, which was shut down last year when its owner was accused of fraud, will protest in front of Parliament on Monday night.