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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-09-17

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  • [01] Papandreou in New York for UN general assembly
  • [02] Ancient Eretria in Basel
  • [03] 'Mykonos skulls' duo freed
  • [04] Stocks continue slide

  • [01] Papandreou in New York for UN general assembly

    Prime Minister George Papandreou will be in New York on Saturday to attend the UN General Assembly meeting and a meeting on the "Millennium Development Goals", government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis announced on Friday.

    The premier will have a number of diplomatic contacts as well as meetings with leading Greek-American figures.

    PM Papandreou is scheduled to take part in a debate hosted by the Economic Club of New York focusing on the Greek economy, to be held in the presence of distinguished economic figures.

    Petalotis stressed that Papandreou's visit to the United States is placed within the framework of international level initiatives, "initiatives consistent with our principles which, at the same time, serve our national interest."

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    [02] Ancient Eretria in Basel

    (ANA-MPA) -- The archaeological exhibition "Eretria: A look at an ancient city" has been transferred from Athens to the Basel archaeological museum in Switzerland, where it will be inaugurated by Greece's deputy tourism and culture minister George Nikitiadis on Sept. 21.

    The exhibition was previously on show at the Athens Archaeological Museum and is organised by the Swiss School of Archaeology in collaboration with the Evia (Euboea) Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Ephorate.

    The exhibition follows the history of the city of Eretria from early until late antiquity through the finds made in archaeological digs of the Greek Archaeological Service, the Swiss School of Archaeology, the British School of Archaeology and the Archaeological Society.

    The exhibition will run from Sept. 22 until Jan. 31, 2011.

    Caption: One of the objects from the exhibition "Eretria: A look at an Ancient City" to be displayed at the Basel archaeological museum in Switzerland as of Sept. 21. ANA-MPA / STR

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    [03] 'Mykonos skulls' duo freed

    (ANA-MPA) -- Two US nationals arrested two days earlier at the Athens International Airport after no less than six skulls were found in their luggage were released on Friday, after authorities accepted their explanation that they had bought the skulls at a shop on the popular holiday island for ... Halloween.

    The two men, aged 25 and 28, were arrested at the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport on Wednesday. (ANA-MPA) The skulls were taken to a police lab where it was confirmed that the remains were human.

    In their testimony, the men said that while on holiday on the Cyclades island of Mykonos they saw the skulls in a shop and bought them for 25 euros each with the intent of making use of them on Halloween, celebrated annually in North America on Oct. 31. (ANA-MPA)

    The two were released and police are expected to locate the shop where the skulls were bought. (ANA-MPA).

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of the island of Mykonos.

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    [04] Stocks continue slide

    Stocks continued losing ground for the sixth consecutive session in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday. The composite index fell 0.76 pct to end at 1,524.15 points, with turnover rising significantly to 171.901 million euros.

    The Big Cap index fell 0.51 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 2.50 pct lower and the Small Cap index ended 1.73 pct down. The Insurance (7.63 pct) and Telecommunications (1.98 pct) sectors scored gains, while Media (9.22 pct) and Financial Services (4.93 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day.

    Broadly, decliners led advancers by 112 to 53 with another 39 issues unchanged. HOL (15.94 pct), Edrasi (11.11 pct) and Moda Bagno (10 pct) were top gainers, while Ilyda (19.35 pct), Fieratex (18.18 pct) and Lambrakis Press (12.5 pct) were top losers.

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