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MPA NEWS IN BRIEF (24/07/1996)
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BRIEF GREEK NEWS BULLETIN BY MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY
Thessaloniki, July 24, 1996
 BOEING 747 EXPLOSION STILL A MYSTERY, BLACK BOXES NOT FOUND YET
 DEATH OF PATRIARCH PARTHENIOS MOURNED BY ORTHODOX GREEKS
 CYPRIOT NATIONAL GUARD INVITED TO HOLD DIALOGUE WITH TURK- CYPRIOTS
 HANNAY AND GHALI MEET IN NEW YORK AND DISCUSS CYPRUS ISSUE
NEWS IN DETAIL
 BOEING 747 EXPLOSION STILL A MYSTERY, BLACK BOXES NOT FOUND YETNew York, July 24 (M.P.A.)
The two black boxes in TWA's Boeing 747 jet that crashed last Wednesday in the Atlantic Ocean near Long Island have not been found yet although investigations are continuing.
United States President Bill Clinton announced yesterday that the up to date results do not lead to any conclusions for the causes of the plane's explosion.
"Traces of chemicals were found," he stated, "although based on all the verbal and written reports that I get regularly it isn't possible to draw a safe conclusion on the causes of the plane's crash."
 DEATH OF PATRIARCH PARTHENIOS MOURNED BY ORTHODOX GREEKSAlexandria, July 24 (M.P.A.)
The loss of Patriarch Parthenios of Alexandria and Africa has brought about the deep mourning of his congregation.
The President of the Council of Greeks Abroad (SAE) Africa- Asia Chapter Stephanos Tamvakis spoke to the Macedonian Press Agency yesterday and stated that Mr. Parthenios' loss was one of the biggest that could ever exist in Orthodoxy.
 CYPRIOT NATIONAL GUARD INVITED TO HOLD DIALOGUE WITH TURK- CYPRIOTSNicosia, July 24 (M.P.A.)
The administration of the international peacekeeping forces in Cyprus is expected to issue invitations for dialogue today to the head of the Cypriot National Guard and his counterpart of the turkish-cypriot peacekeeping forces.
This invitation to dialogue was agreed upon following the vsit to Cyprus by the United States Ambassador to the UN Madleine Albright.
Turk-cypriot leader Rauf Denktash has reacted to this invitation since he is demanding that his side participate politically in the negotiations.
 HANNAY AND GHALI MEET IN NEW YORK AND DISCUSS CYPRUS ISSUENicosia, July 24 (M.P.A.)
United Nations Secretary-General Butros Ghali met in New York today with the British representative for the cypriot issue Sir David Hannay and held a discussion that focused on the achievement of an all-encompassing solution to the Cyprus problem during the following 18 months.
Sir Hannay briefed Mr. Ghali on the contacts he held in Nicosia with both sides of the divided island and for their resposnse in the various proposals he submitted.
It was agreed upon that the exisitng gap be reduced and that a common ground be found, thereby constituting these two aims as the main point of the approach to the Cypriot problem, with the aim to submit a complete package of a total agreement that will be based on a package of ideas.
The British representative will meet today with US representative to Cyprus Richard Beatty and will travel to Washington where he will meet with US State Department Undersecretary John Kornblum.
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