December 23, 1958

GOLDSTEIN ESPIONAGE CASE: The German national Eric Goldstein, who was arrested three days ago at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, had been taken into custody in West Germany some time ago, along with other Germans, on charges of espionage. The suspects were later set free on bail but Goldstein managed to flee to Belgium, although the others were sent to trial. Once Goldstein arrived in Athens, the German government was informed and promptly asked the Greek government to arrest him pending the presentation of documents supporting their claim to have him repatriated. HOMEGROWN TERRORISM: An Athens court has sentenced Ioannis Koronakis, 62, of Corfu to eight years’ imprisonment for his part in an attempt to blow up the Justice Ministry. GREECE-TURKEY ON CYPRUS: London, 20 – In an interview with the Daily Express newspaper, Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Averoff said from London that Greece would never sit down at the negotiations table with Turkey unless the success of the talks was assured beforehand. «However,» he added, «in the current friendly atmosphere, it is possible that we will have substantial results very shortly.» Greece will not reiterate its demand for union with Cyprus, according to the newspaper.

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