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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 02-06-10
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 Weather forecastStorms in the west, central and northern parts of the country with a gradual drop in temperatures is forecast for today. Scattered cloud in the rest of the country and strong winds in the south seas. Temperatures in Athens will range between 20-30C and in Thessaloniki between 17-27C.
(10/6/2002 1:19:00 μμ)
 Prime-minister Simitis meets with Health Minister todayAll possibilities are open at today s meeting of Prime-minister Simitis with Health Minister, Alecos Papadopoulos to discuss the latter s recent announcement about his resignation from politics without previously informing the prime-minister.
According to reports Mr. Simitis intends to proceed to a mini cabinet reshuffle as undersecretaries Vougias and Kourakis should be replaced due to their candidatures in the forthcoming municipal elections.
In an interview with the newspaper Ethnos tis Kyriakis,Development Minister, Akis Tsohatzopoulos sees positive a cabinet reshuffle prior to the municipal elections.
(10/6/2002 1:20:00 μμ)
 Investigation on police responsibilities on the case of drug addict Dimitris AivatzidisDrug addict, Dimitris Aivatzidis,38, who opened fire outside prime-minister Simitis residence in Kolonaki was arrested with serious crime charges.
In the meantime an investigation in depth is being conducted on the responsibilities of the policemen involved in the case while the chief of the Exarxia Police department has been replaced.
The N.D party has requested the resignation of Public Order Minsiter, Mihalis Hrisohoidis.
(10/6/2002 1:21:00 μμ)
 Greek President in New ZealandGreek President Kostis Stephanopoulos began his three-day official visit to Zealand yesterday, the first to be made by a head of the Greek state with the aim to strengthen relations between the two countries.
In a speech at the New Zealand s parliament Mr. Stefanopoulos
referred to the progress achieved in the economic sector in Greece and to the country s efforts to approach the developed countries of Europe and thanked the country s leadership for its support on the issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.
In reference to international terrorism, Mr. Stefanopoulos stressed that it could only be combated, by protecting by all means our way of lives and finding the causes that lead to terrorist acts .
(10/6/2002 1:22:00 μμ)
 N.D President on a visit to U.S and CanadaIn his speech at a gathering of Greek-Americans in Chicago, N.D President Costas Karamanlis stressed that Greek –Turkish relations, the euro-army issue and the Cyprus problem demand alert and unity among all Greek forces.
Mr.Karamanlis arrived in Toronto, Canada yesterday on a brief visit, accompanied by a party delegation.
(10/6/2002 1:23:00 μμ)
 President of the IOC Denis Oswald satisfied at preparations for 2004 Olympic GamesIn an interview with the Athens 2004 magazine, International Olympic Coordinating Committee President Denis Oswald expressed satisfaction at progress in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games preparations, both on the part of the government and that of the Organising Committee.
He also believes that the 2004 Olympic Games ''will affect both the future of Greece and that of the Olympic Movement'', adding that he will be pleased ''only when the athletes, the spectators and all the rest leave Greece satisfied in August 2004.''
Oswald further stressed that ''Olympic traditions and ceremonies, many of which were developed in Ancient Greece, help the Olympic Movement considerably in passing the message for peace all over the world. They show that peoples can brush their differences aside and cooperate.''
(10/6/2002 1:24:00 μμ)
 Spanish Prime-minister in Athens tomorrowSpanish Prime-minister Jose Athnar is expected to visit Athens tomorrow for talks on the euro-army issue with Prime-minister Simitis .
In the meantime , in an interview carried in today s issue of the newspaper Ta Nea, Defence Minister, Yiannos Papantoniou said that Greece would not agree to any settlement not taking into consideration Greece s national interests. Mr Papantoniou also expressed his belief that final regulations related to Ancara s text will be to the benefit of Greece s interests.
(10/6/2002 1:26:00 μμ)
 Ecumenic Patriarch –ecology conferenceEccumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos and Pope John Paul II will today jointly sign the ''Venice Commitment'' on new ecological ethics.
Patriarch Vartholomeos, along with other dignitaries and specialists, is currently participating in an Ecology Conference organized by the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate and focusing on the protection of the Adriatic Sea's environment.
(10/6/2002 1:28:00 μμ)
 IKA doctors on strikeIKA Doctors will treat only emergency cases today and Thursday due to the 24 hour strikes announced while hospital doctors are staging a 48 hour strike on Thursday and Friday.
(10/6/2002 1:29:00 μμ)