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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 10-02-16
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Bomb at Investment Company in KolonakiTuesday, 16 February 2010 19:52
A bomb exploded at the offices of "GP MORGAN" financial services in Kolonaki, Athens shortly before 20:00 on Tuesday. An unknown person made a bomb warning call to "Eleftherotypia" newspaper half an hour before the explosion. Police cordoned off the area immediately preventing injuries. The explosive device was planted at the entrance of the company's offices in the second floor of a multi storey building, causing extensive material damage. Experts and anti terrorist squad forces are at the site carrying out investigations .
Source: NET, ANA News item: 33370
 Two Policemen Stripped of their GunsTuesday, 16 February 2010 09:12
Shortly before, midnight, two men snapped the guns and the bullet-proof vests of two police officers outside the building housing the tax offices of the municipality of Amarousio on Kifisias Avenue and ran away on a silver car.
Police said that the two police officers went there to check on two suspects. However, the suspects took them aback, grabbed their guns and bullet-proof vests and ran away. Anti-terrorist squad is investigating the case.
Source: NET 105.8, ANA/MPA
News item: 33324
 No Problem in Fuel SupplyTuesday, 16 February 2010 14:32
Motorists are queuing at gas stations to fill up tanks since early Monday morning fearing shortage in fuel due to the strike announced by custom officials. The Gas Station Owners Federation (OBE) has issued a statement stressing that there is no reason for panic as fuel supply is normal so far.
Furthermore, the Federation advises consumers to stick to their regular supply of fuel to prevent fabricated shortage of fuel and stresses that no decision for strike mobilization has been reached, gas stations are open.
In the meantime, some gas stations have already ran out of unleaded gasoline after the high demand in the last two days.
Situation is expected to be worse if tank lorries and gas station owners decide to materialize strike threats.
The Finance Ministry has warned to impose ceiling on fuel prices to prevent illegal profiteering.
Sources:ÍÅÔ-ÁNA/ÌPA News item: 33342