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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-09-04

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Authorities in N17 probe report questioning of unidentified woman
  • [02] Sotheby's to put Greek paintings on auction block
  • [03] La Patrouille de France to perform at the 67th Int'l Thessaloniki Fair
  • [04] Conference on human rights, terrorism to be held at Ancient Olympia
  • [05] Foreign Exchange Rates - Thursday

  • [01] Authorities in N17 probe report questioning of unidentified woman

    04/09/2002 23:03:29

    The latest confirmed development in the ongoing ?November 17? investigation appears to be the testimony, on two occasions, of an unidentified woman whose fingerprints were found in one of the notorious terror groups two Athens hideouts.

    No arrests were announced, however, as authorities warned that acquaintance with one or more N17 suspects does not qualify as a crime. Moreover, no incriminating evidence has so far turned up against the woman, reports state.

    Additionally, checks of two personal computers and disks belonging to Alexandros Giotopoulos and Patroklos Tselentis, respectively reportedly failed to yield any N17-linked evidence. Both men are charged with numerous felony counts, with the former denying any connection to N17 and the latter confessing to a series of crimes.

    Finally, authorities again stressed that they believe Dimitris Koufodinas, N17s reputed ?operations chief? and a top assassin, remains in hiding somewhere in Greece.

    [02] Sotheby's to put Greek paintings on auction block

    04/09/2002 22:59:55

    Sotheby's is to hold a London auction of Greek paintings of the 19th and 20th century on October 2 in conjunction with Citigroup Private Bank.

    Dubbed ''The Greek Sale'', the works will be on display in Athens from September 17 to 18. Among them are paintings by Nikolaos Gyzis (1842-1901), Yiannis Moralis and Nikos Hatzikyriakos-Ghikas, Citigroup in Athens said in a statement on Wednesday.

    [03] La Patrouille de France to perform at the 67th Int'l Thessaloniki Fair

    04/09/2002 22:55:12

    La Patrouille de France, one of the worlds best aerobatic teams will perform on 7 and 8 September at the 67th International Thessaloniki Fair, where France is the honoured country this year.

    Frances internationally recognized eight-plane flight-team will perform a thrilling series of tight formations and high-performance maneuvers over the Thermaikos Bay in the area where the statue of Alexander the Great stands.

    Formed in 1953, the Patrouille de France is one of the oldest full-time military demonstration teams in the world, and comprises eight aircraft.

    At a joint press conference on Wednesday Minister of Macedonia-Thrace Giorgos Paschalidis and French Ambassador to Athens Jean Maurice Ripert presented the schedule of events that will flank the French presence at this years International Fair.

    [04] Conference on human rights, terrorism to be held at Ancient Olympia

    04/09/2002 22:51:37

    The 3rd annual conference on human rights in the Balkans, which is organised by the Centre for the Protection of Human Rights in cooperation with the Council of Europe, will be held at the International Olympic Academy in Ancient Olympia from September 7-15.

    This year's theme concerns the repercussions which the international campaign against terrorism has on human rights and the role of the mass media and non-government organisations on this issue.

    Taking part are experts from the United Nations, the Council of Europe, various non-government organisations, as well as university professors from Greece and abroad.

    [05] Foreign Exchange Rates - Thursday

    04/09/2002 18:03:57

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 1.002

    Pound sterling 0.640

    Danish kroner 7.485

    Swedish kroner 9.418

    Japanese yen 117.9

    Swiss franc 1.476

    Norwegian kroner 7.502

    Cyprus pound 0.577

    Canadian dollar 1.556

    Australian dollar 1.840


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