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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-12-24

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  • [01] Two weapons used in attack
  • [02] ASE opening: Small rise
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Two weapons used in attack

    Two different weapons were used in an attack early Tuesday morning against a police bus carrying members of a riot squad in the east Athens district of Goudi, as the vehicle passed by a university campus. A crime scene investigation turned up seven spent 7.62mm cartridges belonging to two different weapons, presumably military-style assault rifles or light machine guns, and possibly used by two perpetrators. The incident generated concern in the country that self-styled anarchist or ultra-leftist terror cells will again strike law enforcement targets in the wake of the police shooting death of a 15-year-old youth earlier in the month in central Athens - an incident that caused unprecedented riots in the Greek capital and other cities. Moreover, site of the attack -- apparently taking place from within university premises that are "off-limits" to law enforcement due to Greece 's "asylum" regime for such institutions -- again generated heated debate over the issue of university asylum.

    [02] ASE opening: Small rise

    Athens Stock Exchange opening: Small rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.26 percent, standing at 1,728.10 points at 10:45 a.m., and turnover at 6.7 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Oil and Gas , up 1.16 percent; Media, up 1.16 percent; and Public Utilities, up 0.90 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Food and Beverages, down 1.71 percent; Health, down 0.96 percent; and Financial Services, down 0.41 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.28 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.23 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 0.73 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 49 were up, 14 were down, and 22 were unchanged.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Shots fired at a police bus loaded with officers in Athens, ongoing local speculation over the international financial crisis and alternate scenarios regarding the privatisation of ailing national carrier Olympic Airways (OA) dominated the headlines on Wednesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Terrorist attack against 23 police officers - Unknown individuals shot at police bus ".

    APOGEVMATINI: "33,500 job opportunities in health sector - Permanent and seasonal jobs".

    AVGHI: "They're shooting at the university asylum (regime)".

    AVRIANI: "Assault weapon shooting at police bus - A new shadowy group claims responsibility for the attack".

    CHORA: "Where will they go from here - Start of armed attacks against police officers"?

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Murderous attack against police bus in (east) Athens district of Goudi".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Karamanlis stuck with ministers' ultimatums - He is unable to assert authority and proceed with a wide-ranging cabinet reshuffle".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Households, enterprises and state loans reach 500 billion euros, while the country produces only 246 billion euros".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Seven bullets and lots of questions - Kalashnikov fire at police bus".

    ESTIA: The newspaper re- publishes its 1903 Christmas edition ".

    ETHNOS: "Government decision to allow shops to remain open next Sunday brings mess to market".

    KATHIMERINI: "Alarming strike against police bus - Armed attack with Kalashnikov".

    LOGOS: "Battle in market between merchants and employees - All Athens stores to remain open next Sunday".

    NIKI: "Government falling apart and looks for accomplices ".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Government - store owners strike at employees and small shop owners".

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