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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-06-21

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  • [01] Man claiming responsibility for Dec. 2004 killing of policeman in court on Tues.
  • [02] US Rep. Titus meets PM
  • [03] Andreas Papandreou memorial

  • [01] Man claiming responsibility for Dec. 2004 killing of policeman in court on Tues.

    A 32-year-old man associated with the so-called "anti-establishment" underground movement has been granted a continuance until Tuesday to appear before a special investigating magistrate, after he voluntarily turned himself in on Friday to authorities in Athens and claimed participation in the assassination of a police sentry in late December 2004.

    Special police sentry Haralambos Amanatidis was gunned down outside the residence of the British military attaché on the last day of 2004.

    The man was arrested in 2006 for his part in the assault of then GSEE labour union president Christos Polyzogopoulos, spending a total of 17 months in jail pending trial. His case never went to trial after Polyzogopoulos declined to continue pressing charges.

    The same suspect has been arrested on charges in the northeastern town of Xanthi and also reportedly admitted to holding up a bank in central Athens last March.

    [02] US Rep. Titus meets PM

    Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis on Saturday met with US Congresswoman Dina Titus, US President Barack Obama's representative at the inauguration ceremony for the New Acropolis Museum.

    Titus also met separately with main opposition PASOK leader George Papandreou.

    Meanwhile, in a meeting with Tourism Development Minister Costas Markopoulos, the Democrat lawmaker who represents Nevada's 3rd Congressional district, discussed tourism-related issues with the minister as well as the issue of Greece being included on the US visa waiver program.

    The Nevada legislator, a native of the state of Georgia who is of partial Greek descent, later met with Cyprus President Demetris Christofias.

    She was accompanied by US ambassador to Greece Daniel Speckhard.

    Caption: Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis(R) and US Congresswoman Dina Titus at the Maximos mansion(premier's office) in Athens on Saturday 20 June 2009.ANA-MPA/GOULIELMOS ANTONIOU

    [03] Andreas Papandreou memorial

    An annual memorial service was held on Sunday for three-time Greek prime minister and PASOK party founder Andreas Papandreou, at a chapel in the First Athens Cemetery.

    Papandreou's eldest son, main opposition PASOK leader George Papandreou, attended the memorial service along with his brothers Nikos and Andreas, Papandreou's widow, Dimitra Liani-Papandreou, as well as several PASOK cadres and former ministers.

    Andreas Papandreou died on June 23, 1996.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of three times Prime Minister and PASOK party founder Andreas Papandreou

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