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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 02-12-24

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From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] Two illegal immigrants found dead
  • [03] 3.4 billion-drachma compensation for Samina Express victims
  • [04] Protests against Denkash escalate

  • [01] Weather forecast

    Cloud and rain is forecast for most parts of the country. Winds westerly northwesterly, light to strong, turning gale force in the southern Aegean. In the north and center, temperatures will range from -02C to 10C; in the west from 01C to 15C; and in the rest of the country from 05C to 17C. Cloudy in Athens with temperatures between 04C and 14C. Same in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from 0C to 09C.

    (24/12/2002 11:04:00 )

    [02] Two illegal immigrants found dead

    A father and his daughter were found dead in the sea 15 metres from the shore at Lefkimi, Corfu, where a little before midnight a vessel carrying illegal immigrants of various nationalities ran aground.

    The illegal immigrants were transferred to an indoor playground in Corfu, where they were supplied with food and clothing. 14 of them are being hospitalized at the island's hospital.

    With a search going on for any possible missing people, the police is looking for two Albanians and the captain of the vessel, who escaped in a speed boat.

    (24/12/2002 11:03:00 )

    [03] 3.4 billion-drachma compensation for Samina Express victims

    According to the ruling of the court in Pireaus, Minoan Flying Dolphins, the captain of the ship Express Samina that sank in September 2000 and the deputy captain will have to compensate saved passenger Chrysavgi Koubdou and 12 relatives of Lemonia Karayiannaki, who lost her life with the ammount of 3.4 billion drachmas, because the vessel lacked the required safety systems.

    (24/12/2002 12:01:00 )

    [04] Protests against Denkash escalate

    Nicosia is expected to give its answer on United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan's letter after New Year's Day and after the national council meets.

    The Cypriot leadership reached that decision following Turkish &#8211; Cypriot Rauf Denktash's tactics of delay, according to whom the Annan plan should be examined since it does not satisfy the Turkish-Cypriots' interests.

    Meanwhile, reactions in Northern Cyprus are escalating, with the Turkish-Cypriots demanding Mr Denktash's resignation. According to information, political parties and organizations have launched a campaign aiming at the greatest possible participation of the Turkish-Cypriots in Thursday's demonstration.

    Today, a demonstration is taking place in occupied Morphou, while a group of Turkish-Cypriots is beginning a hunger strike demanding the solution of the Cyprus issue and peace on the island.

    (24/12/2002 12:02:00 )


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