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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-08-12
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Weather forecastA mainly fine and warm day is forecast, with local cloudy patches on the mainland later in the afternoon.
Temperatures in Athens will range from 22 to 34 degrees centigrade, and in Thessaloniki from 20 to 31 degrees.
(12/8/2003 9:12:00 μμ)
 US State Department disagrees with New York Times reportThe US State Department has distanced itself from a recent controversial article in the New York Times that claimed the militant Islamic organisation, al Qaeda, was active in Greece. Commenting on the article, a State Department spokesman referred to the department's annual report, which makes no mention of the organisation's activities in this country.
(12/8/2003 9:13:00 μμ)
 Parliamentary speaker slams Turkish governmentOpening the sessions of the World Thracian Conference in Alexandroupolis today, the speaker of parliament, Apostolos Kaklamanis slammed the Turkish government for the recent signing of a framework agreement for a customs union with the self-styled Turkish-Cypriot state. He noted that in doing so, the Erdogan government proceeded along the line followed by that country's "military state" and by Turkish-Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash
(12/8/2003 9:14:00 μμ)
 European court to deal with Cypriots' property claimLegal proceedings by the European Court of Human Rights, in relation to the class action brought by Cypriot citizens against Turkey, claiming their property in the occupied sector of the island, are expected to get off the ground. The Cypriot Foreign Minister, Giorgos Iakovou, said that by the end of September, Nicosia will have at its disposal the main points of the legal argument to support the positions against Ankara, which has set up an illegal and non-recognized "judicial committee," in the occupied territories, aiming for a indirect recognition of the pseudo-state.
(12/8/2003 9:15:00 μμ)
 One dead in scuffle among drunken British touristsA 17-year-old Briton died in Rhodes today, following a scuffle among young, drunken British tourists last night at a nightclub in the centre of the island's main town. Police arrested seven of the tourists, who were involved in the fight and are searching for two more.
(12/8/2003 9:16:00 μμ)
 Bike race closes part of city centre on August 17No urban buses or trolleys will be operating in Athens on Sunday, August 17, for the duration of a bicycle race to take place in the capital, and vehicles will not be allowed to circulate on certain streets along the route to be taken by competitors. However, the electric train and Metro schedules will be operating as usual.
(12/8/2003 9:17:00 μμ)
 August full moon events at archaeological siteFor the fifth successive summer, archaeological sites and monuments will be open to the public tonight, free of charge, for the August full moon, with concerts scheduled at most venues. Under the title "62 Sacred Places Under the Moonlight," a total of 62 sites nationwide will open at 9pm and close at 1am, offering the public a wide range of musical events. The initiative has been organised by the Culture Ministry and the local branch of the International Council of Museums.
(12/8/2003 9:18:00 μμ)
 Palestinian suicide bombers kill 2 IsraelisTwo Palestinian suicide bombers killed two Israelis, in attacks today, shattering six weeks of relative calms and jeopardizing a US-backed peace plan. After the bombings, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Shaton said peacemaking would go nowhere, unless the Palestinian Authority cracked down on militants.
(12/8/2003 9:20:00 μμ)
 US soldier killed and 2 wounded in Iraqi bomb attackIn Iraq, an American soldier was killed and two wounded in a bomb attack today, west of Baghdad. The attack brought to 57 the number of US soldiers killed in guerrilla attacks since the start of May.
(12/8/2003 9:22:00 μμ)