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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-08-02

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] State mechanisms on the alert for weather phenomena
  • [03] Police urge caution on roads
  • [04] Politicians take summer vacations
  • [05] Fuel situation normalises in northern Greece
  • [06] Tavros-Omonia electric train section closed
  • [07] US forces shoot Iraqi woman after bomb attack
  • [08] Freighter-ferry collision off Bahamas kills 6

  • [01] Weather forecast

    Scattered cloud is forecast all parts of the country, with rain and storms likely in the Ionian, the mainland and northern Aegean. The temperature in Athens will range from 23 to 32C and in Thessaloniki from 21 to 29C.

    (2/8/2003 8:53:00 μμ)

    [02] State mechanisms on the alert for weather phenomena

    State mechanisms are in a state of readiness to deal with any problems that may arise, following a warning by the meteorological service of intense weather phenomena later this evening. Local authorities have taken increased measures, on the orders of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection, as heavy storms are expected in the regions of Macedonia and Thrace, Epirus, Thessaly, the Ionian, the Peloponnese and in Attica.

    (2/8/2003 8:54:00 μμ)

    [03] Police urge caution on roads

    Motorists have been urged by police to be especially careful, as the main wave of holidaymakers leave urban centres today for summer vacations in the countryside. Within the framework of a pilot program, since yesterday, four police helicopters will monitor traffic on national highways for the month of August and will notify patrol cars of any potential problems.

    (2/8/2003 8:54:00 μμ)

    [04] Politicians take summer vacations

    Politicians have taken advantage of the summer break to take their holidays in various parts of the country. The President of the Republic Costis Stephanopoulos is scheduled to go to Rio for a few days relaxation, while Prime Minister Costas Simitis will shortly go to the island of Sifnos, with his wife, Daphne. Opposition New Democracy leader Costas Karamanlis and his wife, Natasha, are already in Naxos; Communist Party general secretary Aleka Papariga is expected to go to Cephalonia and Coalition of the Left leader Nikos Constantopoulos will depart on Tuesday for the island of Ithaca.

    (2/8/2003 8:55:00 μμ)

    [05] Fuel situation normalises in northern Greece

    The fuel situation in northern Greece has returned to normal, after a decision by the tanker truck owners to call off their strike. Most Thessaloniki petrol stations are expected to be supplied with gasoline by this evening.

    (2/8/2003 8:56:00 μμ)

    [06] Tavros-Omonia electric train section closed

    Passengers on the Athens electric train are notified that up to tomorrow evening, the section between Tavros and Omonia will not be operating, due to work on Thissio station. Local buses have been made available to service passengers for that part of the route

    (2/8/2003 8:57:00 μμ)

    [07] US forces shoot Iraqi woman after bomb attack

    An Iraqi woman was killed when US forces opened fire in Baghdad, after a bomb was thrown at their convoy, a military spokesman said today. No information was given as to whether the victims was suspected of involvement in the attack

    (2/8/2003 8:59:00 μμ)

    [08] Freighter-ferry collision off Bahamas kills 6

    A cargo ship and a ferry boat collided off the Bahamian island of Eleuthera today, killing six people and injuring at least 16 others.

    (2/8/2003 9:00:00 μμ)


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