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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 04-04-01

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Israeli violence flares
  • [02] Israeli violence flares
  • [03] US promises overwhelming response to Iraq killings
  • [04] Soccer great Yiannis Kyrastas dies
  • [05] June Euro-elections discussed today at Interparty Committee meeting
  • [06] Olympics security discussed at Defence Ministry
  • [07] Pasok officials examine Cyprus developments
  • [08] PM briefs Greek pres. on Cyprus--says final word "up to the people"
  • [09] UN and referenda to determine Cyprus outcome
  • [10] Weather Forecast

  • [01] Israeli violence flares

    1/4/2004 8:43:00 μμ

    Israeli soldiers battled Palestinian gunmen holed up in a mental hospital today in a flare-up of violence as U.S. envoys began a visit to sound out Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on a Gaza pullout plan.

    [02] Israeli violence flares

    1/4/2004 8:42:00 μμ

    Israeli soldiers battled Palestinian gunmen holed up in a mental hospital today in a flare-up of violence as U.S. envoys began a visit to sound out Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on a Gaza pullout plan.

    [03] US promises overwhelming response to Iraq killings

    1/4/2004 8:38:00 μμ

    U.S. troops today vowed to use overwhelming force to enter the volatile Iraqi town of Falluja and hunt down those who killed and mutilated four American contractors. Marines took up positions on the outskirts of the restive town west of Baghdad where insurgents ambushed the contractors on Wednesday, but the U.S. armys deputy director of operations Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt said they would return.

    [04] Soccer great Yiannis Kyrastas dies

    1/4/2004 8:36:00 μμ

    Yiannis Kyrastas, a former coach and player with first division Panathinaikos Athens, died of blood poisoning at an Athens hospital today at the age of 53. Kyrastas was hospitalized on March 5 with an acute case of septicemia. He resigned as Panathinaikos coach two years ago. Kyrastas also briefly coached at Iraklis Thessaloniki. Kyrastas is survived by his wife and two daughters. Funeral arrangements were not immediately announced.

    [05] June Euro-elections discussed today at Interparty Committee meeting

    1/4/2004 8:33:00 μμ

    Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos discussed the preparations for the Euro-elections set for June 13th today during an Interparty Committee meeting chaired. The first official meeting concerning the Euro-elections after the Easter recess. According to Mr. Pavlopoulos the upcoming Euro-elections will be conducted with the same election catalogues that were used during the national elections as is foreseen by the electoral legislation.

    [06] Olympics security discussed at Defence Ministry

    1/4/2004 8:31:00 μμ

    The security of the Olympic Games was tabled today during a meeting at the Ministry of the Defense chaired by Defence Minister, Spilios Spiliotopoulos and participated by the ministers of public order, Giorgos Voulgarakis and Merchant Marine, Manolis Kefalogiannis.

    [07] Pasok officials examine Cyprus developments

    1/4/2004 8:29:00 μμ

    The developments in the Cyprus issue are being discussed presently at a meeting at Pasoks headquarters which is being presided by party president, George Papandreou with the participation of former Prime Minister, Kostas Simitis.

    [08] PM briefs Greek pres. on Cyprus--says final word "up to the people"

    1/4/2004 8:28:00 μμ

    Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis briefed President Kostis Stephanopoulos today on the results of the negotiations in Lucerne, Switzerland aimed at reaching a solution to the Cyprus problem. Mr. Karamanlis stated that the best possible improvement of certain points in the Annan Plan was sought after in cooperation with the President of Cyprus and the Cypriot leadership and stressed it was now up to the Cypriot people have the final word.

    [09] UN and referenda to determine Cyprus outcome

    1/4/2004 8:24:00 μμ

    The U.N. Security Council and the April 24th referendum to be voted on by Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriots will most likely determine the outcome the final outcome of the Annan plan, following the failure of the talks for the Cyprus issue in Switzerland. U.N. Secretary General, Kofia Annan called on the two sides not to lose this historic opportunity.

    [10] Weather Forecast

    1/4/2004 8:23:00 μμ

    Mostly sunny weather is forecast in all parts of the country, with scattered clouds in the east and south. Winds northerly, light to moderate. Temperatures in Athens will range between 09-15 C and in Thessaloniki from 7-14 C.


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