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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 04-02-29

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Spain says seizure of huge truck bomb averts massacre
  • [02] Kerry, Edwards battle in New York debate
  • [03] Aristide leaves Haiti to "avoid bloodshed"
  • [04] K.Karamanlis to speak in Thessaloniki tonight
  • [05] Pasok pres. G. Papandreou presents party program for local administration
  • [06] Three dead, 18 missing as tanker sinks off US
  • [07] Three dead, 18 missing inlcuding three Greeks as tanker sinks off US
  • [08] Weather Forecast

  • [01] Spain says seizure of huge truck bomb averts massacre

    29/2/2004 7:58:00 μμ

    Spanish police averted a possible massacre by intercepting a van carrying more than 500 kg of explosives today that Basque separatist guerrillas ETA planned to detonate in Madrid. Two suspected ETA members were arrested in the early morning police operation, which came two weeks before a general election and 11 days after ETA declared a partial ceasefire limited to the north-eastern region of Catalonia.

    [02] Kerry, Edwards battle in New York debate

    29/2/2004 7:57:00 μμ

    Democratic presidential contenders John Kerry and John Edwards battled during a boisterous debate today over trade policy and their ability to change Washington, but united to criticize President George W. Bushs handling of the crisis in Haiti. Two days before a potentially decisive "Super Tuesday" showdown in 10 states, the two prime contenders for the Democratic nomination noted the fall of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and accused Bush of ignoring the Caribbean nation until it was too late.

    [03] Aristide leaves Haiti to "avoid bloodshed"

    29/2/2004 7:56:00 μμ

    Faced with an armed rebellion and pressured by the United States and France, Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide left his troubled Caribbean country today, saying he wanted to avert bloodshed. The U.S. ambassador to Haiti said international military forces "will rapidly be in Haiti" and urged the rebels who forced out the president to lay down their arms. The United States may send forces to Haiti within days in order to deter rebels from grabbing power after Aristides resignation.

    [04] K.Karamanlis to speak in Thessaloniki tonight

    29/2/2004 7:54:00 μμ

    New Democracy leader, Kostas Karamanlis speaks at an open gathering in Thessaloniki this evening. This morning during his visit to the Archaeological Museum of Marathonas Mr. Karamanlis stated his partys vision for 21st century Greece is investments in education and culture.

    [05] Pasok pres. G. Papandreou presents party program for local administration

    29/2/2004 7:53:00 μμ

    Pasok president, George Papandreou presented his partys program for local administration in Piraeus this morning that promises among others, a decentralized government structure that will secure transparency and citizen participation.

    [06] Three dead, 18 missing as tanker sinks off US

    29/2/2004 7:52:00 μμ

    The U.S. Coast Guard launched a massive sea search this morning for 18 missing crew after a chemical tanker carrying 11,000 tonnes of industrial ethanol exploded off the Virginia coast, killing three and wounding 6 in critical condition. Three Greek crewmen are among the missing crew-members. They are, Efstathios Kavouras, the ships captain, lieutenant Spiridonas Melles, and first mechanic, Athanasios Legantis.

    [07] Three dead, 18 missing inlcuding three Greeks as tanker sinks off US

    29/2/2004 7:50:00 μμ

    The U.S. Coast Guard launched a massive sea search this morning for 18 missing crew after a chemical tanker carrying 11,000 tonnes of industrial ethanol exploded off the Virginia coast, killing three and wounding 6 in critical condition. Three Greek crewmen are among the missing crew-members. They are, Efstathios Kavouras, the ships captain, lieutenant Spiridonas Melles, and first mechanic, Athanasios Legantis.

    [08] Weather Forecast

    29/2/2004 6:51:00 μμ

    Local rain is forecast in western Greece and showers in the northwestern regions. Maximum temperatures in Athens will reach 18 C and 16 C in Thessaloniki.


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