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MPA NEWS IN BRIEF (23/07/1996)
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BRIEF GREEK NEWS BULLETIN BY MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY
Thessaloniki, July 23, 1996
 TWA'S BOEING 747 FUSELAGE WRECKAGE DISCOVERED IN THE SEA
 EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO DECIDE TODAY ON MEAT EXPORTS BAN
 GREEK ATHLETE WINS SILVER MEDAL IN WIEGHLIFTING, THE SECODN FOR GREECE
 GREEK MOVIE STAR ALIKI VOUYOUKLAKI DIED THIS MORNING
NEWS IN DETAIL
 TWA'S BOEING 747 FUSELAGE WRECKAGE DISCOVERED IN THE SEANew York, July 23 (M.P.A.)
Investigations in discovering the cause of the explosion of TWA's Boeing 747 jumbo jet are proceeding, as yesterday a large part of the fallen plane's fuselage was discovered in the Atlantic Ocean near Long Island.
The plane's wrecked part contained six bodies and, according to United States media, traces of a chemical substance were also found, which may have resulted from an explosive device.
However, the jet's two black boxes, which will shed light into the explosion mystery, have not been discovered yet.
Meanwhile, reports indicating the lax security measures at US airports are becoming increasingly numerous as yesterday an explosive device at Chicago's O'Hare Airport was discovered after an anonymous phone call.
Yesterday, Greek Minister of Press and Media Dimitris Reppas, referring to US media reports implicating Athens' Hellenikon airport in the jet's fall, stated that Greece will enact its rights as foreseen under international accords.
The catastrophic New York-Paris flight had flown into New York's Kennedy international Airport from Athens more than five hours prior to its take-off, and, while in Athens, had undergone stringent security checks.
"We have not surrendered our rights and it is up to us as to the when, how, and if we will use them," Mr. Reppas stated.
According to the Press Minister, the Greek government is following the developments very closely and stated that if any organization considers that its rights have been harmed then it will have its final say.
 EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO DECIDE TODAY ON MEAT EXPORTS BANBrussels, July 23 (M.P.A.)
The European Union's Standard Agricultural Committee is expected to decide today on whether to extend a temporary ban on Greece's exports of live animals, meat, as well as non- pasteurized dairy products.
The Commitee is convening in Brussels and is examining the reports submitted by the EU veterinarians who examined the animals stricken by the foot and mouth disease outbreak in northeastern Greece.
Minister of Agriculture Stavors Joumakas has stated that the measures drawn by Greece were the appropriate ones, and there is no need to extend the ban.
Moreover, the discovery on the foot and mouth disease oputbreaks in Belgrade's region support the Greek positions that the EU must compensate the stockbreeders, since the disease can be essily transmitted, even through the air.
The Committee will examine the dangers of the disease's transmission, as well as the current status, following the preventive measures drawn by the Greek Agriculture Ministry. On July 12, the Committee had enforced upon Greece an eight-day ban on all meat exports as well as on unpausterized dairy products.
 GREEK ATHLETE WINS SILVER MEDAL IN WIEGHLIFTING, THE SECODN FOR GREECEAtlanta, July 23 (M.P.A.)
Greek weightlifter Valerios Leonidis won Greece's second silver medal in the 64-kilo category yesterday, during the Atlanta- held 26th Olympic Games.
An exuberant Leonides, stated that "It's o.k. the next time I'll win the gold. You saw that I did what I could. I'm second in the Olympic Games and I am happy."
Greece's first silver medal was won on Sunday by 24-year-old weightlifter Leonidas Sarbanis who picked up a total of 305 kilos, tying previous world records.
The silver medalist competed in the 59-kilos category and came second to Chinese gold medalist Tang Ving Seng who picked up 307,5 kilos, thereby instituting a new world record.
Today, the Greek waterpolo team is set to play against Italy in a crucial match, while three Greek swimmers are set to compete in the finals for men 400m freestyle and 100m backstroke and in the women's 100m butterfly.
 GREEK MOVIE STAR ALIKI VOUYOUKLAKI DIED THIS MORNINGAthens, July 23 (M.P.A.)
Aliki Vouyouklaki, one of Greece's most popular actresses, died this morning after a prolonged illness.
Ms. Vouyouklaki, who rose to stardom through a series of mass appeal films in the Greek cinema and starred in the Greek modern theater, had been hospitalized for over two months at the Athens Medical Center. She was 63 years old. Ms. Vouyouklaki is survived by her son Yiannis, mother Amy and two siblings.
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