Browse through our Interesting Nodes on Economics Read the Convention Relating to the Regime of the Straits (24 July 1923) Read the Convention Relating to the Regime of the Straits (24 July 1923)
HR-Net - Hellenic Resources Network Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read The "Macedonian Question" (by Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Sunday, 3 March 2024
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Interesting Nodes
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts

The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-02-16

The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <>


  • [01] Bomb Kills Four in Baghdad
  • [02] Chavez Wins Vote to Eliminate Term Limits

  • [01] Bomb Kills Four in Baghdad

    Four people on a bus were killed and another 11 were injured Monday when a bomb went off in the northeast of the capital in the sprawling slum of Sadr City, a stronghold of supporters of anti-American Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. The area was relatively empty on Monday as many Iraqi Shi'ites have travelled to the holy city of Kerbala, 80 km south of Baghdad, for one of Shi'ite Islam's most holy rituals, Arbain.

    On Sunday, a person was killed and 19 sustained injuries when a bomb exploded near a market, in Sadr City. In southern Iraq, a US trooper was killed in a bomb blast, the US army said, without making any comments on the place where the accident took place.

    News item: 18981

    [02] Chavez Wins Vote to Eliminate Term Limits

    World -


    Vowing to stamp out crime and corruptions, problems that have tarnished their reputation, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez won a referendum to scrap term limit. Garnering 54% of the ballots in favour of the constitutional amendment that will allow him to run for re-election indefinitely, the former paratrooper commander said he would not cease being a soldier fighting for his nation's best interests.

    Addressing his fans after the release of the results, he committed himself to speeding up his efforts in the financial sector and fighting the US influence on Latin America.

    Chavez, who has been in power more than a decade, has grown to prominence by demonstrating his anti-USA feelings to the benefit of his country, spending money in building schools and hospitals and dispatching food supplies to people living in remote areas.

    In his speech, he told his supporters that his administration would not undertake any new initiatives within 2009 due to the global credit crisis.

    Accepting defeat, the opposition failed to convince voters that Chavez had been using state money to finance his campaigns.

    "Today, Goliath won," said opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who has repeatedly accused the Venezuelan President of trying to convert the country into a replica of communist Cuba.

    Source: ANA-MPA, Reuters

    News item: 18976

    The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright © 1995-2023 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    eraen2html v1.01 run on Monday, 16 February 2009 - 9:49:32 UTC