Argentina’s ex-president Macri indicted for spying on others Dec 03, 2021 0 0 12345 Buenos Aires Argentina’s former head of state Mauricio Macri (2015-19) has been charged with illegal spying in connection with the submarine ARA San Juan, which sank in 2017. Federal judge Martin Bava did not order pre-trial detention for Macri, but he froze 100 million pesos (990,000 dollars) of the entrepreneur’s assets. “Of course we will appeal the charges,” the La Nacion newspaper quoted Macri’s lawyer Pablo Lanusse as saying late Wednesday. Macri, who was on a visit to Chile, said in a first reaction on Chilean television that “this is a political persecution, which comes down to what we all already know. It is much more unpleasant for the Argentinian judiciary system to have judges like Bava.” Macri is not allowed to leave Argentina after his return from Chile. The former president is accused of being responsible for illegally spying on the relatives of injured soldiers. The submarine ARA San Juan had disappeared in November 2017 with 44 sailors on board while travelling from Ushuaia in the far south of Argentina to Mar del Plata on the Atlantic coast. (dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Peace calls amid tensions in Ukraine-Russia feud Dec 03, 2021 0 0 Merkel ushers in restrictions, says fourth virus wave ‘must be broken’ Dec 03, 2021 0 0 MEPS push for EU action on rule of law in Poland and Hungary Dec 03, 2021 0 0 Suspected IS member from Tunisia arrested near Venice Rome Special investigators of the Italian police have arrested a Tunisian national suspected of terrorism near Venice. Tunisian authorities had issued an international arrest warrant for the 25-year-old, Italian .. Pope Francis welcomed in Cyprus by politicians, clergy and children Rome Pope Francis has embarked on a five-day trip to Cyprus and Greece, landing at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus on Thursday after a three-hour flight. He was welcomed by politicians, clergy and a group of children. “Pope .. EU adopts fifth sanctions package against Belarus over border crisis dpa Brussels EU ministers have adopted a fifth package of sanctions on Belarus at a council meeting on Thursday, according to diplomatic sources. The retaliatory measures target 17 individuals and 11 entities deemed ..