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Athens News Agency: News in English, 01-11-12

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  • [01] Life in prison for Ekaterini Yiannakopoulou in appeal trial
  • [02] Foreign Exchange Rates - Tuesday
  • [03] Weather Forecast: Cloud, rain on Tuesday
  • [04] Govt spokesman confirms arrest of 15 UK, Dutch nationals

  • [01] Life in prison for Ekaterini Yiannakopoulou in appeal trial

    12/11/2001 19:15:13

    The appeal trial of Ekaterini Yiannakopoulou, accused of murdering a priest in 1997, ended on Monday with the court convicting her to life imprisonment, changing the initial 20-year jail sentence.

    The court rejected the prosecutor's proposal, who requested leniency on the basis of her previous clean police record and the inappropriate behavior of the victim.

    Last Tuesday, during the appeal trial, presentation of evidence showed that a one million dollar bank account existed with the names of the priest and an unnamed woman, further complicating the case.

    Both the defense and the prosecution explained the existence of the account in different ways.

    Yiannakopoulou was convicted in the first trial to a 20-year sentence for the shooting of Archimandrite Anthimos Eleftheriadis in the Nea Smyrni district of Athens.

    The woman reportedly told police that she killed the Cypriot-born priest, who was also her confessor, because he had "ruined her life by rejecting her after a relationship spanning eight years."

    She also told police that she had bought the murder weapon from an undisclosed Athens store last September and began making plans to kill the priest, whom she at one point described as "god in human form."

    Yiannakopoulou was initially convicted on charges of premeditated murder, illegal possession and use of firearms.

    [02] Foreign Exchange Rates - Tuesday

    12/11/2001 18:31:25

    Indicative tourist buying rates

    U.S. dollar 378.990

    German mark 172.829

    French franc 051.531

    Pound sterling 550.909

    Irish punt 429.202

    Belgian franc 008.379

    Luxembourg franc 008.379

    Dutch guilder 153.389

    Italian lira (100) 017.457

    Austrian schilling 024.565

    Danish kroner 045.357

    Swedish kroner 035.919

    Finnish mark 056.852

    Spanish peseta 002.032

    Portuguese escudo 001.686

    Japanese yen (100) 313.968

    Swiss franc 230.985

    Norwegian kroner 042.804

    Cyprus pound 589.237

    Canadian dollar 236.549

    Australian dollar 196.919

    [03] Weather Forecast: Cloud, rain on Tuesday

    12/11/2001 17:29:19

    The weather will be cloudy throughout the country on Tuesday with rain and storms in the west gradually spreading across the mainland to much of the country. Winds south-southwesterly, strong to very strong, turning gale force at sea. In the north, temperatures will range from 10C to 19C; in the Ionian and rest of the mainland from 14C to 23C; and in the rest of the country from 16C to 26C. Light cloud over Athens, probably turning showers from afternoon, with temperatures from 16C and 23C. Showers in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from 13C to 19C.

    [04] Govt spokesman confirms arrest of 15 UK, Dutch nationals

    12/11/2001 16:49:11

    Acting government spokesman Tilemahos Hytiris officially confirmed on Monday that 15 UK and Dutch nationals had been arrested in Kalamata for taking photographs of an airforce base.

    The pictures had been confiscated and the arrested parties were to appear before the public prosecutor, he added, in response to questions.

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