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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-11-29

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] Mayors to meet in Parliament in Dec. to discuss funds
  • [03] FM Papandreou says EU defence agreement "key step"
  • [04] Germany have reached agreement on European defence arrangements and will present joint proposals to their EU partners, French Foreign
  • [05] OA flight attendants continue strike, hundreds stranded
  • [06] PM to inaugurate new Attiki Odos road link Sunday
  • [07] ND leader calls govt's welfare policies ineffective
  • [08] Six Spanish intelligence agents killed in Iraq
  • [09] Anthrax scare in Marseille, France
  • [10] Turkey holds man over synagogue suicide bombing

  • [01] Weather forecast

    Rain and showers are forecast in all parts of the country with some snowfall in the northern mountainous regions. Extreme weather conditions are expected from this evening in Eastern Macedonia, Thrace, the northeastern Aegean and Dodekanese islands. Temperatures in Athens will range between 13-18 C and in Thessaloniki from 12-15 C.

    (29/11/2003 8:37:00 μμ)

    [02] Mayors to meet in Parliament in Dec. to discuss funds

    Following a decision by the Central Union of Municipalities and Communities, KEDKE, mayors will meet in Parliament on December 18th the date the 2004 state budget will be discussed, in order to secure funds for their regions

    (29/11/2003 8:39:00 μμ)

    [03] FM Papandreou says EU defence agreement "key step"

    France, Britain and

    [04] Germany have reached agreement on European defence arrangements and will present joint proposals to their EU partners, French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin said yesterday. The accord, which a British spokesman said had still to be put to "key allies" -- code for the United States -- could end a bitter dispute with Washington, which feared a move to undermine NATO's primacy over European security.

    Greek Foreign Minister, Giorgos Papandreou characterised the proposal 'key' to European developments and spoke of positive steps being made during comments made at the informal Foreign Ministers summit taking place in Naples. With respect to the European Constitution however, negotiations lead to a deadlock raising fears for the success of December's Executive Summit meeting in Brussels.

    (29/11/2003 8:41:00 μμ)

    [05] OA flight attendants continue strike, hundreds stranded

    Travellers were stranded again today as striking flight attendants defied a court order to return to work for the second day, forcing national carrier Olympic Airways to cancel 23 of its 52 scheduled flights. The job action is expected to end Monday. The attendants walked off their jobs to protest plans to have them transferred to a new streamlined carrier - Olympic Airlines - that was expected to start operating Monday.

    (29/11/2003 8:42:00 μμ)

    [06] PM to inaugurate new Attiki Odos road link Sunday

    Prime Minister Costas Simitis will inaugurate a major part of the Attiki Odos highway, linking the Athens-Lamia highway with the road to Corinth, tomorrow. Attiki Odos will now link Elefsina in the west to Athens International Airport, 60 kilometers to the southeast. The final part, the Doukissis Plakentias interchange linking the Hymettus ring road to Attiki Odos, is to be opened next spring.

    (29/11/2003 8:43:00 μμ)

    [07] ND leader calls govt's welfare policies ineffective

    The leader of the New Democracy party, Kostas Karamanlis characterised the government's welfare policies as ineffective during his speech at a conference today organized by the ND party and 'The Konstantinos Karamanlis Democracy Institute

    (29/11/2003 8:44:00 μμ)

    [08] Six Spanish intelligence agents killed in Iraq

    Six people were killed and one wounded today when guerrillas attacked a convoy of Spanish intelligence officers south of Baghdad. A Spanish Defence Ministry spokesman had no information about the eighth member of the group.

    The attack comes on the same day the top U.S. general in Iraq said anti-American insurgents had struck fewer times in the past seven days than in the previous week despite figures showing November to be the deadliest month for U.S. troops since the war began in March.

    (29/11/2003 8:45:00 μμ)

    [09] Anthrax scare in Marseille, France

    French fire fighters quarantined and decontaminated about 30 people today after an envelope containing an unidentified white powder was found in a shop in the Mediterranean port of Marseille. The white powder was sent to a local hospital to be analysed by a special unit of the fire department. The fire department was called in after the envelope was found in the late morning in a shop along one of Marseille's main shopping streets.

    (29/11/2003 8:46:00 μμ)

    [10] Turkey holds man over synagogue suicide bombing

    Turkish police said today they had arrested a man who ordered and helped plan one of four suicide bombings that killed dozens of people in Istanbul earlier this month. The suspect was arrested with a false identification card while trying to pass across Turkey's border to Iran.

    (29/11/2003 8:47:00 μμ)


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