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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-07-24
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Weather ForecastSunshine is forecast in all parts of the country, with clouds building up in the centre and north in the late afternoon, and isolated storms likely in the north. Winds northerly, light to moderate. Temperatures in Athens will range from 24-36C and in Thessaloniki from 22 to 34C.
(24/7/2003 8:38:00 μμ)
 29th anniversary of Democracy in GreeceToday is the 29th anniversary of the restoration of Democracy to Greece that will be celebrated with the traditional reception held by the President of the Republic in the gardens of the Presidential Mansion. The importance of a steady democratic life following the fall of the military junta, 29 years ago, was pointed out in the messages sent by Prime Minister Simitis and other political leaders.
In their messages, the country's state and political leadership underlined democracy in Greece is now stronger than ever.
(24/7/2003 8:40:00 μμ)
 New Greek-Turkish Confidence Building MeasuresForeign and defence policies and the new Confidence Building Measures between Greece and Turkey were discussed this morning during a meeting that was presided by the Prime Minister between Foreign Minister Giorgos Papandreou and the Minister of the National Defence Giannos Papantoniou
Last night, Mr. Papandreou and his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul had telephone communication shortly after NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson announcement stating that an agreement has been reached on two new construction measures between Greece and Turkey, as a result of discussions held in the framework of NATO.
(24/7/2003 8:42:00 μμ)
 Government's plans for Thessaloniki in view of Trade FairThe acceleration of all the government's initiatives with respect to public works, education, health and transportation in Thessaloniki was decided upon during a extended governmental meeting today in view of the Prime Minister's visit to the northern Greece capital in September for the annual International Trade Fair.
(24/7/2003 8:43:00 μμ)
 New Democracy refuses electoral law dialogueThe meeting between Minister of the Interior Costas Scandalidis and the ND Sector Head Vyron Polydoras, on the government's proposal concerning the electoral law was of a formal nature, as the ND party is refusing to discuss the issue. Mr. Polydoras pointed out his party would not participate in the dialogue for reasons of political morality nor would it be lured by the PM's and Pasok party's small party intentions.
(24/7/2003 8:44:00 μμ)
 US military releases photos of Saddam's dead sonsThe U.S. military released graphic pictures showing the faces of Saddam Hussein's sons as it sought to assure - and convince - Iraqis the feared siblings were dead hours after three more American soldiers were killed by insurgents.
(24/7/2003 8:50:00 μμ)
 Gunman kills politician in NY's City HallA gunman in the public gallery of
 York City Hall's council chamber shot and killed a politician dedicated to stamping out gun violence on Wednesday, striking in the middle of a council meeting. Officials said the gunman later died of bullet wounds. Radio reports said a security officer had shot him.(24/7/2003 8:51:00 μμ)
 Palestinian PM in WashingtonPalestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas helds talks in Washington, on the eve of a meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush.
(24/7/2003 8:52:00 μμ)
 Fighting lingers in LiberiaRebels and government forces battled with guns and grenades at Liberia's hard-fought main port as West African leaders promised the first peace troops.
(24/7/2003 8:54:00 μμ)