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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 06-02-27

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Six Rioters in Custody
  • [02] Hospital for the Broken-Hearted
  • [03] Bloody Operation in Saudi Arabia
  • [04] Unemployment in Parliament
  • [05] New Secretary at Maximos Mansion
  • [06] Canons Taken for Scrap
  • [07] Gas Canisters in ATM
  • [08] Collective Actions over "Kapodistrias"
  • [09] Bus Falls Down Andes Cliff
  • [10] New Tragedy at Chinese Mine
  • [11] Curtain Call for Torino Olympic Winter Games
  • [12] Clashes in Livadia Stadium
  • [13] Discussions on Nuclear Programme

  • [01] They Will Answer for Their Actions Six Rioters in Custody

    27 Feb 2006 10:30:00

    By Ilias Papaioannou

    Six rioters that took part in the violent incidents in Toumba on Sunday night and turned the PAOK-Olympiacos match into a battlefield, were arrested by the Police and will be referred to the police court at noon. Authorities have six young men in custody, five Greeks and one Albanian, who will be brought before the Prosecutor to answer for their actions.

    Heavy Charges

    According to the brief, the arrestees were throwing blocks of cement from the stands, tiles and other objects, including mobile phones and a portable cooler, against policemen and firemen, who were trying to put out the fire at gate 4. It should be noted that PAOK fans had set the stands on fire.

    One of the six is also charged with throwing a water bottle at an Olympiacos player and another with trying to enter the stadium using a fake ticket.

    Translated by Sofia Soulioti

    [02] For Those Who Have Been Dumped Hospital for the Broken-Hearted

    27 Feb 2006 10:42:00

    By Mary Lou Tzempelikou

    A special clinic at a German hospital provides medical care and psychological support to all those who have been dumped. This original clinic aims at supporting lovesick teenagers who do not know how to cope with a broken heart. Experts stressed their aim is to help those who feel rejected and depressed, get over being dumped. "Having your heart broken can lead to physical and psychological problems, from loss of appetite which leads to sudden weight loss to unbelievable pain that drives many people to take drastic measures." The services provided at the clinic are free of charge and doctors focus on advising both sexes on how to cope with loneliness which comes after a break-up.

    Translated by Sofia Soulioti

    [03] Over the Refinery Attack in Abqaiq Bloody Operation in Saudi Arabia

    27 Feb 2006 08:09:00

    By Dimitris Alexopoulos

    Sources: ANA,Reuters, AFP

    Five people lost their lives on Monday at a suburb in Riyadh, during clashes between the Saudi Arabian police and militants, suspected for the failed attack against an oil refinery in Abqaiq. As per Arabic television network Al Arabiya, the bloody clashes started at a villa in Granada, when security forces surrounded a group of suspected militants, in order to arrest them for the attack in Abqaiq, during which two policemen and two wannabe suicide bombers had lost their lives. As per eyewitnesses, the Police surrounded the villa and sealed off the area. The entire operation lasted for two hours. Terrorist group Al Qaeda had posted an announcement on the Internet, claiming responsibility for the attack.

    Translated by Sofia Soulioti

    Read the story on other sources:

    BBC: Militants 'killed in Saudi clash'

    [04] On the Daily Agenda Unemployment in Parliament

    27 Feb 2006 07:02:00

    By Dimitris Alexopoulos

    Sources: NET, NET Radio 105.8

    The issue of unemployment will top the daily agenda in Parliament on Monday. The discussion will open at 18:00 at a political leaders' level, following SYN President Alekos Alavanos' initiative. Meanwhile on Tuesday, GSEE (Greek General Confederation of Labour) and ADEDY (Supreme Administration of Greek Civil Servants Trade Unions) will proceed with actions over collective work contracts and salary raises with a 4-hour work stoppage and demonstrations in Athens and Thessaloniki. Bank employees will hold a 24-hour strike.

    Translated by Sofia Soulioti

    [05] First Official Karamanlis-Zagoritis Meeting New Secretary at Maximos Mansion

    27 Feb 2006 06:45:00

    Sources: NET, ANA

    New ND Central Committee Secretary Lefteris Zagoritis will have his first meeting with Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis at Maximos Mansion on Monday at 11:00. On Saturday, the new Secretary met with high-ranking party members at ND's headquarters in Rigillis and presided a meeting with the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad. In statements, Mr Zagoritis said the party is giving priority to Greeks abroad, while stressing the Action Programme will be announced in due time, after he will have met with former secretary Vangelis Meimarakis and other party members.

    Translated by Sofia Soulioti

    [06] Venetian Canons Mystery Solved Canons Taken for Scrap

    27 Feb 2006 11:41:00

    Sources: NET, ANA

    An alarm sounded today at the Port and Police Authorities of Chania and Crete after the theft of two Venetian canons from a workshop, taken there for their preservation in the towns old harbour. The two cannons were found shortly after, since a gypsy had stolen them, in order to sell them for scrap, without knowing their historic value or the purpose that they were taken there. The incident was detected by a citizen who was walking with his child by Neorio and immediately briefed the Central Port Authority of Chania, which was not able to locate the perpetrators, who possibly used a small van. The Ministry of Mercantile Marine was also immediately briefed and ordered the ports of Crete to closedown in order for the perpetrators to not escape. The cannons were transported on Saturday at the Neorio gates with a loader, however they were not kept in the workshop, as the machine could not enter it.

    Translated by Eirene Nisiriou

    [07] In a Super Market in Thessaloniki Gas Canisters in ATM

    27 Feb 2006 10:25:00

    Sources: ANA, NET 105.8

    Last night, an attack with gas canisters was made by unknown men at an ATM machine of Eurobank installed at the entrance of super market Bazaar, in Thessaloniki. The attack caused vast damage to the stores fa&#231;ade. As per the Fire Service the damage approximately totalled 15,000 euros.

    Translated by Eirene Nisiriou

    [08] Over the Detachment of Milatos from Neapolis Collective Actions over "Kapodistrias"

    26 Feb 2006 18:35:00

    By Vivian Papastefanou

    Sources: ANA

    The reactions of residents in different communities of Greece are fierce, as they are demanding changes in the "Kapodistrias" Law. On Sunday, the residents of five villages in Thessaly and Pieria proceeded to road blockades. The road from Karditsa towards Mouzaki was closed-off for a short while, while residents attempted to take over the Archaeological Museum, in Dion, demanding the transfer of the like-named Municipalitys headquarters. The residents of Neapolis proceeded to the blockade of the Chania-Agios Nikolaos National Road, at the 184th km, at the intersection of Platsida, for an hour. The residents, the Mayor and the Municipal Board are protesting over the amendment by Minister for the Interior Prokopis Pavlopoulos, with which Milatos is detached from Neapolis Municipality and integrated to the Vrachasi community. On Saturday, during a meeting, the residents decided to escalate their collective actions.

    Translated by Eirene Nisiriou

    [09] 30 Persons Dead Bus Falls Down Andes Cliff

    27 Feb 2006 08:46:00

    On Sunday, thirty persons lost their lives and eight injured in the province of Arequipa, in southern Peru, when the bus they were travelling on fell into a 400m cliff at the mountain range of the Andes. As per initial estimations, the driver was speeding, a fact which importantly contributed to the accident.

    Translated by Eirene Nisiriou

    [10] Blast Triggered by Methane Leak New Tragedy at Chinese Mine

    27 Feb 2006 07:46:00

    By Dimitris Alexopoulos

    Six people were instantly killed and twelve more are missing, following a blast reported on Sunday at a Chinese mine, triggered by methane leak. English-speaking newspaper "Chinese Daily" estimated there are slim chances of recovering the missing people alive, as they have most probably suffocated to death. Two days earlier, another explosion at a mine in eastern China claimed the lives of 15 people, while 12 more sustained injuries.

    Translated by Sofia Soulioti

    [11] Spectacular Closing Ceremony Curtain Call for Torino Olympic Winter Games

    26 Feb 2006 23:53:00

    By Vivian Papastefanou

    Tonight, the 20th Winter Olympic Games in Torino ended in a spectacular atmosphere. A multitude of distinguished guests watched the Closing Ceremony of the Torino Winter Olympic Games, among whom Jacques Rogge. In his speech at the Torino Olympic Stadium, Mr Rogge sent out an invitation for the 21st Games in Vancouver in four years time.

    Translated by Eirene Nisiriou

    [12] Clashes in Livadia Stadium

    26 Feb 2006 22:45:00

    By Vasilis Kalpinos

    Incidents and panic were evident in out of the pitch in Livadia, before and after the game between Levadiakos and Atromitos. It all started shortly before the end of the game and specifically in the 87, after a tough foul at Atromitos player Iliopoulos by Theodosiadis of Levadiakos, resulting in small scuffles between the two teams officials. This was only the beginning, since following the end of the game panic was evident in the entrance of the locker rooms between the players. During the players exit from the pitch, Jibur and Dimos asked for explanations over the foul. One thing led to another and the two teams players started fighting, while following the officials of the teams, Giannis Kobotis and Giorgos Spanos, appeared. Eyewitnesses stated that the two men came to calm down the situation, however, the incident will be taken to the Sports Judge.

    Translated by Eirene Nisiriou

    [13] M. Mottaki Holds Contacts in Tokyo Discussions on Nuclear Programme

    27 Feb 2006 07:24:00

    As of Monday morning, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Manouchehr Mottaki is in Japan, in order to hold contacts with the political leadership, on the issue of developing its nuclear programme. The visit is made shortly after yesterdays announcement that Iran reached a "basic" agreement with Russia for the joint enrichment of uranium. However, Tehran insisted that the enrichment of uranium, which is extracted from its mines, to be made on its soil, and it is still uncertain how the initial proposal of Moscow will satisfy Iran. Japan, which today buys approximately 500,000 barrels of Iranian oil daily and continues to have excellent relations with the Islamic Republic, will try to convince Iran to dispel the concerns of the international community, in relation to its nuclear aspirations, in order to avoid the imposing of penalties against it by the UN. The special body of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will convene on 6 March and examine the latest report over Irans nuclear activities. The conclusion of this meeting will depend on if the US and the EU will pressure the UN to impose penalties against Iran.

    Translated by Eirene Nisiriou

    Read the story on other sources:

    BBC: Iran and Japan hold nuclear talks


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