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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-07-25

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] Market checks to be stepped up
  • [03] Proposals for electoral law changes to be sent on August 20
  • [04] Constitutional experts not consulted on Cyprus
  • [05] Prosecutors reject withdrawal of pre-trial testimony
  • [06] US tries to sway Iraqis on death of Saddam's sons
  • [07] Israel makes peace pledges before Abbas meets Bush
  • [08] Mortars hit Monrovia, killing at least 14 people

  • [01] Weather forecast

    Sunshine is forecast in all parts of the country, with cloud building up in the centre and north from late afternoon, and isolated storms likely in the north. Winds northerly, light to moderate. The temperature in Athens will range from 24 to 36C, at the islands from 23 to 35C and in Thessaloniki from 22 to 24C.

    (25/7/2003 9:14:00 μμ)

    [02] Market checks to be stepped up

    Addressing a meeting of the National Consumer Council today, Development minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos said market checks were intensifying, in order to curb profiteering. He also invited the consumer representatives to a dialogue, to assist in establishing the office of an ombudsman for consumers

    (25/7/2003 9:14:00 μμ)

    [03] Proposals for electoral law changes to be sent on August 20

    On August 20, the government's proposal for changes to the electoral law will be formally sent in writing to all political parties, and a inter-party committee will convene on September 1. The new electoral law will be implemented for the 2008 elections, not the upcoming polls next year, clarified Interior minister Costas Skandalidis, so there was no justification, he said, for any party not to participate in the dialogue

    (25/7/2003 9:16:00 μμ)

    [04] Constitutional experts not consulted on Cyprus

    Government spokesman Christos Protopappas has rejected a report in today's "Apofasi" newspaper, which claims that Foreign minister George Papandreou has appointed distinguished constitutional experts to conduct a study on the Cyprus issue with emphasis on its constitutional aspects. The Greek government and the Foreign ministry, stressed Protopappas, are confining their moves to the framework of United Nations decisions

    (25/7/2003 9:17:00 μμ)

    [05] Prosecutors reject withdrawal of pre-trial testimony

    At the ongoing trial of alleged members of the November 17th terrorist group, two public prosecutors today called for the rejection of defendant Savvas Xiros' demand that his pre-trial testimony be withdrawn. Both prosecutors maintain that Xiros was in a clear state of mind while being interrogated by the examining magistrate.

    (25/7/2003 9:19:00 μμ)

    [06] US tries to sway Iraqis on death of Saddam's sons

    In a bid to convince Iraqis that Saddam Hussein's sons are dead, US officials today showed journalists two bodies that Washington insists are those of Uday and Qusay. The faces had been touched up and shaved to make them more closely resemble the brothers in life, but an American official insisted the aim was not to deceive

    (25/7/2003 9:25:00 μμ)

    [07] Israel makes peace pledges before Abbas meets Bush

    Israel pledged today to pull back from two West Bank cities and remove several main roadblocks in the area, in an apparent bid to blunt the impact of a White House visit by Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas

    (25/7/2003 9:27:00 μμ)

    [08] Mortars hit Monrovia, killing at least 14 people

    Mortar bombs rained down on Liberia's capital, Monrovia, today, crashing into schools packed with refugees and killing at least 14 people, as the city's residents begged foreign troops to come and stop the carnage

    (25/7/2003 9:28:00 μμ)


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