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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-08-06

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] Turkey to sign customs agreement with Turkish-Cypriots
  • [03] November 17th defendant Tselentis cross-examined
  • [04] Government and opposition prepare for Thessaloniki Fair
  • [05] Change in recognition of foreign degrees
  • [06] Junior Rowing kicks off Olympic test events
  • [07] Israel frees over 330 Palestinian prisoners
  • [08] European heatwave costs over 34 lives
  • [09] Police release suspect sketch in Jakarta bombing

  • [01] Weather forecast

    A mainly fine and hot day is forecast, with north to northeast winds.

    Temperatures in Athens will range from 25 to 35 degrees centigrade, and in Thessaloniki from 23 to 33 degrees.

    (6/8/2003 9:17:00 μμ)

    [02] Turkey to sign customs agreement with Turkish-Cypriots

    Ankara appears ready to proceed with the signing of a customs agreement with the Turkish-occupied northern sector of Cyprus, according to the Turkish television network NTV. The agreement will be signed during a meeting next Friday, between five Turkish ministers and officials of the self-declared Turkish-Cypriot state.

    (6/8/2003 9:17:00 μμ)

    [03] November 17th defendant Tselentis cross-examined

    At the ongoing November 17th trial today, cross-examination of defendant Patroklos Tselentis continued in a tense atmosphere, with questions by the defence counsel and lawyers for civil plaintiffs. The defendant maintained that a principle of the terrorist group was that all members should actively participate in the executions carried out

    (6/8/2003 9:18:00 μμ)

    [04] Government and opposition prepare for Thessaloniki Fair

    Both the government and opposition parties are busy preparing for the 68th annual Thessaloniki International Fair, which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Costas Simitis on Friday, September 5. Opposition New Democracy leader Costas Karamanlis is scheduled to visit Thessaloniki from September 12 to 14, while other opposition party leaders will go to the northern capital in the intervening period.

    (6/8/2003 9:19:00 μμ)

    [05] Change in recognition of foreign degrees

    A draft bill, to be tabled in parliament in September by the Education ministry will radically change the system by which a special state centre, DIKATSA, recognizes diplomas and degrees issued by foreign universities and educational institutions. Among other things, recognition procedures will be speeded up and safeguards will be established in the examination of candidates.

    (6/8/2003 9:20:00 μμ)

    [06] Junior Rowing kicks off Olympic test events

    Test events for the 2004 Olympic Games, to be held in Athens, began officially today, with the Junior Rowing World Championship, at the ultra-modern Olympic Rowing Centre at Schinias. A total of 566 athletes from 45 countries are taking part in the event.

    (6/8/2003 9:21:00 μμ)

    [07] Israel frees over 330 Palestinian prisoners

    Israel today released over 330 Palestinian prisoners, in what it described as a gesture to boost a US-backed peace plan, but Palestinian officials dismissed the move as a sham.

    (6/8/2003 9:23:00 μμ)

    [08] European heatwave costs over 34 lives

    Europe continued to bake in a heatwave today that ' together with forest fires blazing from the Balkans to the Atlantic ' has killed at least 34 people. Some countries have had above normal temperatures for a month, in one of the longest hot spells for years.

    (6/8/2003 9:25:00 μμ)

    [09] Police release suspect sketch in Jakarta bombing

    Indonesian police today released a sketch of a suspect in yesterday's bombing of a US- run luxury hotel in Jakarta, which killed 10 people and injured 150. They said the device used resembled those in attacks blamed on the Jemaah Islamiah group

    (6/8/2003 9:28:00 μμ)


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