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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-10-10
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Weather ForecastSunny in all parts of the country with storms the north. Winds northerly, light to strong. Temperatures in Athens will range from 13C and 23C; and in Thessaloniki from 10C to 22C.
(10/10/2003 8:04:00 μμ)
 Greece and Turkey cancel military excercisesGreece and Turkey announced yesterday that they were cancelling scheduled military manoeuvres near Cyprus in the spirit of the upcoming Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou and his Turkish counterpart, Abdullah Gul, made the announcement in the seaside city of Antalya, where both were attending a meeting of foreign ministers of Mediterranean states. The cancellation applies to two major Greek and two major Turkish military exercises that were scheduled for the Cyprus area later this year. The Turkish Foreign Minister is expected to conduct an official visit to Greece on October 21st.
(10/10/2003 8:05:00 μμ)
 PM Simitis asks for consolidation and work in view of electionsThe immediate mobilization of Pasok members and party officials in view of the upcoming elections in order to secure yet another victory was requested by the Prime Minister and President of the Pasok party, Kostas Simitis during a meeting of the National Council.
(10/10/2003 8:07:00 μμ)
 ND leader apologizes to Diaspora Greeks for neglectDuring his speech at the Institute of Classical, Byzantine and Contemporary Greek studies at the University of Tiblis, the leader of the New Democracy Party, Konstantinos Karamanlis apologized to all Greeks of the Diaspora for the occasions that Greece did not correspond to their needs as it is so obligated. Mr. Karamanlis underlined that the ND party's priority is to develop initiatives for the complete inclusion of all Diaspora Greeks into local Greek society upon their return to their motherland.
(10/10/2003 8:10:00 μμ)
 PM visits Olympic Weight Lifting CenterPrime Minster Simitis visited the completed Olympic Weight Lifting Center in Nikea, Athens today, where he was greeted by Minister of Culture Evangelos Venizelos, the President of the 'Athens 2004' Olympic Organizing Committee Gianna Aggelopoulou, and other government and local government officials. The Prime Minister characterized the new center as being high in aesthetic design and quality.
(10/10/2003 8:11:00 μμ)
 President Stefanopoulos declared honorary citizen of Serbia,KozaniThe president of the Hellenic Republic, Kostis Stefanopoulos attended the celebrations for the liberation of Serbia, Kozani from Turkish rule. During a special ceremony, Mr. Stefanopoulos was declared an honorary citizen of the city.
(10/10/2003 8:13:00 μμ)
 Just a pneumonia, not SARSDoctors examining the Chinese meteorologist hospitalized under quarantine at the General Air Force Hospital, concluded that he is probably suffering from a form of pneumonia, and not the SARS virus.
(10/10/2003 8:15:00 μμ)
 Israeli troops kill seven in raid in Gaza StripIsraeli forces killed seven Palestinians, including an eight-year-old boy, in a raid in the Gaza Strip today while mediators struggled to resolve a Palestinian leadership crisis.
In the West Bank, Palestinian President Yasser Arafat made his first public appearance in three days, attending Friday prayers in an apparent attempt to dispel rumours he might have had a heart attack or is suffering from stomach cancer.
(10/10/2003 8:20:00 μμ)
 Iranian woman lawyer wins Nobel Peace PrizeIranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi became the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize today in an award intended to foster wider democracy in the Islamic world. The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Ebadi -- Iran's first female judge before the 1979 Islamic revolution forced her to step aside in favour of men -- for fighting for children and women and for taking on cases others were too afraid to touch.
Iran's conservative-run state media reported the country's first Nobel Prize winner without comment, after several hours, while reformers cheered a prize that will secure their cause a world spotlight. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called Ebadi "courageous" and many other foreign leaders hailed the prize.
(10/10/2003 8:23:00 μμ)