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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-08-10

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] Travellers temporarily stranded in Thessaloniki and Rhodes
  • [03] Heavy inbound traffic as Athens holidaymakers return
  • [04] IOC President reassuring about test events
  • [05] Restaurant closed after salmonella outbreak
  • [06] Denktash invites Greek-Cypriots to sign customs agreement
  • [07] Israeli warplanes attack south Lebanon targets
  • [08] Liberia prepares for Taylor's exit
  • [09] Rescuers lose hope for 17 trapped miners in China

  • [01] Weather forecast

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

    Temperatures in Athens will range from 23 to 34 degrees centigrade, and in Thessaloniki from 21 to 32 degrees.

    (10/8/2003 8:51:00 μμ)

    [02] Travellers temporarily stranded in Thessaloniki and Rhodes

    150 angry travellers from Thessaloniki, who had booked a charter flight for Rhodes this morning, have to wait until midnight tonight, as the plane had already been chartered by a second travel agency. Another 150 passengers waiting on the island, who want to return to Thessaloniki, have also been obliged to wait for the same flight.

    (10/8/2003 9:12:00 μμ)

    [03] Heavy inbound traffic as Athens holidaymakers return

    Traffic on the Athens-Corinth national highway is heavy this evening, due to the return of holiday-makers to the city, but so far police have not reported any major problems. An additional lane has been made available to facilitate inbound traffic, from the toll gates up to Daphni, and patrol cars have been posted at regular intervals along the road to assist motorists if required.

    (10/8/2003 9:12:00 μμ)

    [04] IOC President reassuring about test events

    In an interview with the French News Agency, the President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, gave reassurances about the problems created by windy weather conditions at the test events held in Schinias.

    He added that there had never been any question of taking the 2004 Olympic Games away from Athens, nor had the issue of changing the dates ever been raised

    (10/8/2003 9:14:00 μμ)

    [05] Restaurant closed after salmonella outbreak

    A restaurant at the hotel where the German team was staying, during the World Junior Rowing Championships in Schinias, has been temporarily closed, following an outbreak of mild salmonella poisoning. Meanwhile, all available data about the incident has been sent to a public prosecutor to assess if a judicial probe should be conducted to attribute responsibility.

    (10/8/2003 9:16:00 μμ)

    [06] Denktash invites Greek-Cypriots to sign customs agreement

    Following the signing of a customs agreement between Turkey and the self-declared Turkish-Cypriot state, Turkish-Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash has called on the Greek-Cypriot side to sign a similar agreement with his so-called state. He maintained that the Turkish-Cypriot side wants to create an atmosphere of harmony on the divided island, saying that the two sides could take steps towards a viable and lasting peace, by activating the existence of two states.

    (10/8/2003 9:17:00 μμ)

    [07] Israeli warplanes attack south Lebanon targets

    Israeli warplanes and troops blasted the outskirts of south Lebanon villages today, after Hizbollah guerrillas fired an anti-aircraft shell that killed an Israeli. Witnesses also said Israeli troops shot five shells from a disputed border zone into the outskirts of Kfar Shouba town, prompting residents to flee.

    (10/8/2003 9:21:00 μμ)

    [08] Liberia prepares for Taylor's exit

    Liberia's leader-in-waiting said today he was "100 percent sure" he could bring peace to the West African country, after President Charles Taylor bows out under US pressure, to end 14 years of strife. Vice-President Moses Blah said that as soon as Taylor leaves office tomorrow, he would invite to his home the leaders of rebels in an effort to unite the country.

    (10/8/2003 9:23:00 μμ)

    [09] Rescuers lose hope for 17 trapped miners in China

    Rescue workers trying to save 17 workers still trapped in a flooded coal mine for two weeks in eastern China said they had all but given up hope of bringing them out alive. The mine flooded on July 26, trapping 37 miners working underground.

    (10/8/2003 9:25:00 μμ)


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