Monday, July 13, 2009

Anti-Terror Judge Named Greek Intelligence Chief

Via -

Greece's top judge involved in organized crime and terrorism cases has been named as the new director of the country's National Intelligence Service.

The appointment was announced Monday as Greek authorities are grappling with a resurgence of terrorist bombings and shootings by far-left domestic groups.

Senior judge Dimitris Papangelopoulos takes over from Ioannis Corantis, a veteran diplomat who headed the service since 2004.

Militant attacks have increased in recent months following the fatal police shooting of an Athens teenager in December, which sparked the country's worst rioting in decades.

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