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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-08-04

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather report
  • [02] New US initiative for the Cyprus issue
  • [03] Finance ministry to enforce recommended prices
  • [04] Tzortzatos' objection rejected at November 17th trial
  • [05] Possible Greek-British deal on Parthenon marbles
  • [06] Liberians rejoice as peacekeepers arrive
  • [07] Israeli prisoner list angers Palestinians
  • [08] 13 soldiers killed, 21 injured in Afghan bomb blast

  • [01] Weather report

    A mainly fine and warm day is forecast, with some local cloudy patches in the northern part of the country.

    Temperatures in Athens will range from 24 to 32 degrees centigrade, and in Thessaloniki from 22 to 30 degrees

    (4/8/2003 9:18:00 μμ)

    [02] New US initiative for the Cyprus issue

    The American coordinator for the Cyprus issue, Thomas Weston has confirmed reports that he will undertake new initiatives for the divided Mediterranean island. In statements made to the "Fileleftheros" newspaper, he announced his intention to begin a tour in September, starting in Brussels and Italy, in an effort to create conditions for the resumption of procedures for a settlement of the Cyprus dispute.

    (4/8/2003 9:19:00 μμ)

    [03] Finance ministry to enforce recommended prices

    In an interview with the daily newspaper, "Ta Nea," Finance minister Nikos Christodoulakis said that recommended prices will appear on products that are widely consumed and price lists will be displayed at all stores and offices supplying services, from restaurants to clinics. Authorities will also be notified of any price changes.

    (4/8/2003 9:20:00 μμ)

    [04] Tzortzatos' objection rejected at November 17th trial

    At the ongoing November 17th trial today, the court rejected an objection lodged last week by defendant Vassilis Tzortzatos that his pre-trial testimonies had been extracted with the use of threats, blackmail and bodily harm. In the meantime, Patroklos Tselentis, who testified today, is the only one of the 19 defendants so far to express regret for his actions. He has confessed to participating in the murder of three victims of the terrorist group and to taking part in an armed robbery

    (4/8/2003 9:20:00 μμ)

    [05] Possible Greek-British deal on Parthenon marbles

    According to yesterday's issue of the British newspaper the "Sunday Times," the Greek government and the British Museum have begun a dialogue and discussions on the thorny issue of the return of the Parthenon marbles to Greece. The Greek government has repeatedly appealed for the sculptures, which were removed from the Parthenon in the early 19th century by Lord Elgin.

    (4/8/2003 9:21:00 μμ)

    [06] Liberians rejoice as peacekeepers arrive

    West African peacekeepers moved into Liberia today, as hundreds of war-weary citizens danced for joy in the capital's streets, hoping for an end to 14 years of bloodshed

    (4/8/2003 9:25:00 μμ)

    [07] Israeli prisoner list angers Palestinians

    Israel today published a list of 342 Palestinian prisoners that it plans to free on Wednesday, to bolster a US-backed peace plan, but Palestinian officials angrily called the initiative a deception and a trick.

    (4/8/2003 9:27:00 μμ)

    [08] 13 soldiers killed, 21 injured in Afghan bomb blast

    Thirteen soldiers loyal to an Afghan warlord were killed and 21 wounded in a huge blast, after a soldier dropped mortar bomb while loading weapons handed in by local fighters, officials said in Afghanistan today

    (4/8/2003 9:29:00 μμ)


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