|Tuesday, 3 October 2023|
The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-08-13
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 23 to 33 degrees centigrade, and in Thessaloniki from 22 to 32 degrees
(13/8/2003 9:12:00 μμ)
 Official invitation to national committees for Athens OlympicsToday, exactly one year prior to the official opening ceremony of the Athens Olympic Games, the President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge and the President of the Athens 2004 organising committee, Yanna Angelopoulou, in Lausanne, formally invited the 201 National Olympic Committees to participate in the games next year.
(13/8/2003 9:14:00 μμ)
 Denktash denies recognition of Greek-Cypriot passportsTurkish-Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, who until recently maintained that Turkish-Cypriots have the right to obtain Cypriot passports, has now stated that his self-declared state does not recognise the passports of the "Greek-Cypriot administration" ' as he calls the internationally recognised Cypriot government. According to the Turkish-Cypriot press, the decision was probably taken by Denktash and the so-called "inner" Turkish state, which is opposed to Cyprus' entry into the European Union.
(13/8/2003 9:15:00 μμ)
 Motion for release of November 17th defendent deniedThe Athens Appeals Council has rejected a motion submitted yesterday for the release from custody of Anestis Papanastasiou, one of the 19 defendants currently on trial for alleged membership in the November 17th urban guerrilla group and participation in its terrorist activities. The request was denied with the rationale that the trial is already underway and it is considered self-evident that the defendant will remain in jail until the court reaches a verdict
(13/8/2003 9:16:00 μμ)
 Police on alert in Rhodes after Briton's deathPolice authorities are on the alert in Rhodes, after the death of a 17-year-old Briton, during a drunken brawl late Monday night among British tourists on the island. Seven suspects have been remanded in custody, pending trial, while police are looking for another two.
(13/8/2003 9:17:00 μμ)
 Cephalonia marks 50th anniversary of massive earthquakeThis year marks the 50th anniversary of the massive 1953 earthquake on the islands of Cephalonia and Zakynthos, which costs dozens of lives and destroyed hundreds of homes. The Cephalonia authorities have organised a special event on Sunday, August 17, to honour the members of international forces, who offered assistance to the survivors to the quake. Two Israeli warships will be among others to dock in the port of Argostoli, for participation in the ceremony
(13/8/2003 9:18:00 μμ)
 One US soldier killed by mine in IraqA US soldier was killed and another wounded today, when their armoured personnel carrier drove over an improvised mine ' the third deadly bomb attack on American forces in Iraq in 24 hours. The soldiers were travelling in a convoy southeast of Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, when the mine was detonated
(13/8/2003 9:22:00 μμ)
 Two arrested in missile smuggling plot appear in courtTwo men, captured in an international sting operation that broke up a plot to smuggle a missile capable of shooting down a commercial jetliner into the United States, appeared today in a New Jersey court, where authorities spelled out charges against them. One man ' a British arms dealer ' is accused of providing material support to terrorist and illegal weapons dealing
(13/8/2003 9:25:00 μμ)
 At least 61 killed in Afghanistan in outbreak of violenceSixty-one people were killed and dozens wounded in outbreaks of violence across Afghanistan, in the troubled country's bloodiest 24 hours in more than a year, officials said today.
(13/8/2003 9:27:00 μμ)