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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-07-31

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] Cabinet discusses government's priorities
  • [03] Prime Minister outlines agricultural policy
  • [04] Parliament rejects ND amendment
  • [05] Annan plan for Cyprus still on negotiating table
  • [06] US admits killing civilians in Baghdad raid
  • [07] Israel to proceed with settlements, jeopardising peace hopes
  • [08] West Africans approve peacekeeper deployment in Liberia

  • [01] Weather forecast

    The day will be sunny in all parts of the country, with cloud building up in the centre and north from early evening, which may lead to isolated showers or storms. The temperature in Athens will range from 24 to 35C, in the islands from 22 to 33C and in Thessaloniki from 23 to 31C.

    (31/7/2003 9:15:00 μμ)

    [02] Cabinet discusses government's priorities

    Following a cabinet today, Prime Minister Costas Simitis stressed that the improved operation of municipalities and transparency in their financial transactions ' with the aim of better servicing citizens ' was an immediate priority for the government

    (31/7/2003 9:16:00 μμ)

    [03] Prime Minister outlines agricultural policy

    Support for agricultural incomes and improved competitiveness of Greek products were the main priorities of the government's agricultural policy the Prime Minister underlined today during his speech to senior Pasok officials, on the topic of "Greek agriculture after reform of the Common Agricultural Policy."

    (31/7/2003 9:17:00 μμ)

    [04] Parliament rejects ND amendment

    An amendment proposed by the main opposition New Democracy party ' regarding the extension of checking the stock transactions of parliamentary deputies and those who handle public monies ' was rejected today in parliament by 52 votes to 44.

    (31/7/2003 9:18:00 μμ)

    [05] Annan plan for Cyprus still on negotiating table

    The Cyprus issue, the situation in Iraq, the Middle East and Liberia were the main subjects covered by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan during his annual press conference at the UN headquarters in New York. Indirectly, but quite clearly, Annan pointed out that his plan for a settlement of the Cyprus dispute remained on the negotiating table

    (31/7/2003 9:19:00 μμ)

    [06] US admits killing civilians in Baghdad raid

    The US commander in Iraq admitted today that innocent civilians had been killed by US troops four days ago, during the hunt for Saddam Hussein, but he stopped short of accepting blame. American soldiers had killed several passers-by, when their car strayed into the fire zone.

    (31/7/2003 9:22:00 μμ)

    [07] Israel to proceed with settlements, jeopardising peace hopes

    Israel announced plans today to build new homes at a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip, in defiance of a US-backed peace plan, just one day after American president George W. Bush said the initiative was on track.

    Palestinians said the announcement was a blow to the peace "road map" and undermined efforts to rebuild trust after 34 months of Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    (31/7/2003 9:25:00 μμ)

    [08] West Africans approve peacekeeper deployment in Liberia

    West African leaders approved the deployment of peacekeepers to war-torn Liberia today and called for troops to arrive by Monday at the latest. In a statement, the leaders of the regional bloc said they had agreed Liberian president Charles Taylor would hand over power and leave Liberia within three days of the troops' arrival

    (31/7/2003 9:27:00 μμ)


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