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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-06-13

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  • [01] New Round of Talks
  • [02] S.E. Europe Summit Meeting to be Held in Athens
  • [03] Yahoo!-Google Alliance
  • [04] Additional Measures for the Exodus
  • [05] Historic Agreement between China & Taiwan
  • [06] Gas Canisters Attack

  • [01] New Round of Talks

    13 Ιουν 2008 08:55:0

    Sources: ΝΕΤ 105.8

    After his meeting with Greek and FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) negotiators Adamantios Vassilakis and Nicola Dimitrov in New York on Thursday, UN mediator Matthew Nimetz stated that although the gap between the two sides had become smaller, it had not been bridged.

    He also stated that the negotiations do not have a deadline, pointing out that Athens and Skopje wish to reach a solution the soonest possible. Moreover, he said that no fresh ideas were presented.

    Finally, he told NET 105.8 that the State Department had not set any deadlines or timetables, adding that although he knows that the State Department wishes avidly a solution, Washington is not exerting pressure.

    Mr Nimetz is expected to visit Athens and Skopje at the end of July.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

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    New Contacts on FYROM Name Issue

    [02] S.E. Europe Summit Meeting to be Held in Athens

    13 Ιουν 2008 08:48:0

    By Vivian Papastefanou

    Sources: ΝΕΤ 105.8

    The South-eastern Europe Summit Meeting is being held in Athens today under the chairmanship of President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias. The Summit Meeting is taking place under the auspice of UNESCO and the European Council. It aims at boosting cooperation and dialogue, focusing on the role water played in emanating culture in the region.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [03] Yahoo!-Google Alliance

    13 Ιουν 2008 10:27:0

    As per Wall Street Journal newspaper, Microsoft Corp. abandoned its pursuit of Yahoo Inc., opening the way for Yahoo to complete a search-advertising pact with rival Google Inc. that pits the industry's two biggest forces against Microsoft. Microsoft told Yahoo that it was no longer interested in pursuing a takeover, even at the $33 a share it offered for the Internet company last month. That price would have valued Yahoo at nearly $50 billion. Microsoft also unsuccessfully floated an alternative proposal to acquire Yahoo's search business. It isn't clear how Microsoft valued the business, but as part of that deal, Microsoft said it was prepared to acquire an additional 16% of Yahoo for $35 a share, or about $7.73 billion, according to people familiar with the situation.

    Read the story on other sources:

    BBC: Yahoo-Google agree online ad deal

    [04] Additional Measures for the Exodus

    13 Ιουν 2008 09:54:0

    The weather will be good for city dwellers, who will spent the Holy Spirit holidays in the country. The Traffic Police will take extra measures to see to their safe exodus and at the same time not allow big trucks to use the national roads as of the afternoon and for three days.

    At the same time, Piraeus and Rafina ports are expected to be quiet busy during these days.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [05] Historic Agreement between China & Taiwan

    13 Ιουν 2008 09:40:0

    By Athina Saloustrou

    China and Taiwan have signed historic agreements to establish regular direct flights and allow more mainland tourists to visit the island. Although a limited number of charter flights will be taking place in the weekends, the deal has been described a historic development as the two countries lacked regular connection since 1949. The Media in Taiwan report that the flights to China will commence on 4 July, while the first group of Chinese visitors will arrive in Taiwan on 18 July.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [06] Gas Canisters Attack

    13 Ιουν 2008 09:20:0

    Sources: ΝΕΤ 105.8, ΑNA-ΜPA

    Gas canisters attacks were launched against branches of Banks and enterprises in Athens and Thessaloniki Friday dawn.

    Incendiary mechanisms exploded at a firm in Holargos, in two enterprises in Keratsini and Halandri and at Winbank branch in N. Kifisia from 03:15-04:00.

    In parallel, four successive blasts of explosive mechanisms took place in various parts of Thessaloniki from 04:40-05:10.

    The first explosion took place at a Vodafone branch on Diagoras and Megakleous Streets in Tuba and the second one at a fast food restaurant on Agia Sofia Street in the centre of Thessaloniki. The third one took place at a shop of the same chain at Eptalofos and the fourth one a Bank of Piraeus Branch on 17, Antigonidon Street, in the centre of Thessaloniki.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

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