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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 01-08-13
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
NEWS IN ENGLISH ERA 5. THE VOICE OF GREECE
13/8/2001 2:50:00 μμ
 Gatsioudis won a bronze medal in javelinGreek athlete Costas Gatsioudis won the bronze medal in the men's javelin competition at the World Championships in Edmonton, Canada on Monday, with a throw of 89.95 metres.
Gatsioudis is the first Greek to win three medals in world championship competitions, having won a bronze medal in Athens and a silver medal in Seville.
 Developments in the Cyprus issueThe special advisor of the UN secretary general, Alvaro de Soto, is preparing an overall Cyprus settlement in the form of a document covering 4 aspects which he will convey to the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides, after the talks in September.
The document - according to information transmitted by the Cyprus state radio - will be conveyed in the framework of a next round of talks that will most likely be held in October and prior to the review of the EU - Turkey partnership relations.
At the UN-sponsored proximity talks due in New York in September, Mr. de Soto is expected to convey the informal documents separately on the various aspects of the Cyprus issue, taking into account the reactions of both sides.
The response of the Greek-Cypriot side will be based on three points: The need for a solution that will be conform to the European established facts, promotion of the Security council resolutions as the core for the creation of a settlement context and third, the unanimous decisions of the Cypriot National Council and high level agreements.
 Albanian Socialist party leader underwent surgery in AthensAlbania's Socialist Party leader Fatos Nano was admitted to an Athens hospital for emergency surgery on Sunday after being injured in a traffic accident in Tepelene, Albania.
According to an announcement by his doctors on Sunday afternoon, Nano is expected to make a full recovery and will most likely be released from hospital in two days time.
Nano underwent plastic microsurgery at the Athens Medical Centre on the fingers of his right hand, carried out by a hospital team specialising in hand surgery.
 Vartholomeos visits his birthplaceEcumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos of Constantinople arrived in his birthplace, the island of Imvros on Saturday afternoon, to celebrate the 40th anniversary marking his spiritual ministration and he will remain there till August 17th.
Vartholomeos was ordained priest on August 13, 1961 by his spiritual father Metropolitan bishop Melitonas of Imvros and Tenedos at the church of Kimisis Tis Theotokou in Panagia.
On Sunday, the ecumenical patriarch visited the village of Agii Theodoroi, where he was born and today he will visit the capital of the island, Panagia. He will also visit the villages of Glyki, Schinoudi, Agridia and Panagia Balomeni.
 Fires in Greece are now under controlA wildfire that broke out in the Fillipoi municipality in Kavala is now under partial control, the fire department announced on Sunday morning. Two fire-fighting aircraft, two helicopters and ground crews were sent out to battle the blaze.
The fire department said that all 127 fires reported throughout the country from Saturday to Sunday morning were in farmland or forestland and all were under control.