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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-07-10

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

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  • [01] G8: Warns Iran-Pledges $20 Billion in Aid to Poor Nations
  • [02] Gang's Members References to Political Persons Give Rise to Frictions

  • [01] G8: Warns Iran-Pledges $20 Billion in Aid to Poor Nations

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    U.S. President Barrack Obama said on Friday the G8 message to Iran was that if it failed to change its nuclear defiance by a September deadline "we need to take further steps.""We're not going to just wait indefinitely," Obama told a news conference at the end of a G8 summit in L' Aquila, Italy. He said the G8 were particularly concerned over incidents linked with presidential elections and deeply skeptical over Iran's nuclear program endangering spread of nuclear weapons.

    Interesting were Barrack Obama views about economic recovery-which he did not see nearing, stressing that there was no room for easing efforts as well as the holding of fewer G8 Summit meetings.

    G8 leaders pledged $ 20 billion in aid on Friday to help poor nations feed themselves. Obama said Africa had enough arable land but lacked seeds, irrigation and mechanisms for farmers to get a fair price for their produce , issues that the summit promised to tackle. Africa told the wealthy powers they must honor their commitments, old and new -- mindful that some in the G8 had fallen well short of their 2005 promise to increase annual aid by $50 billion by 2010, half of which was meant for Africa.

    News item: 24690

    [02] Gang's Members References to Political Persons Give Rise to Frictions

    References to political persons by members of the gang involved in P. Panagopoulos kidnapping have given rise to frictions. The government spokesman stressed that people should not be influenced by rumours and groundless allegations. PASOK and SYRIZA parties spoke of links between politicians and under world gang which had to be broken.

    Government spokesman Evangelos Antonaros described as a big achievement of Hellas Police the arrest of members of the gang involved in the kidnap of shipping magnate Periklis Panagopoulos.

    Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyianni denied any involvement of any ND senior member, adding that the political world could not be exposed in such a way.

    PASOK spokesman George Papakonstantinou said that modern society could not put up with a feeling of favours to underworld people or any other kind of involvement of politicians. He underlined the need for clear answers and change of concept with political willingness that the government did not have. He also said that only PASOK proposals for transparency in public life could ensure cut off of such transactions in the future.

    News item: 24686


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