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Macedonian Press Agency: Brief News in English, 97-08-06
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
BRIEF GREEK NEWS BULLETIN BY MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY
Thessaloniki, August 6, 1997
NEWS IN DETAIL
 GATSIOUDIS WON THE BRONZE MEDAL IN THE JAVELIN COMPETITION
Athens 6 August (MPA)Kostas Gatsioudis won the bronze medal in the javelin competition yesterday. It is the first medal won by a Greek athlete in the 6th IAAF World Championships taking place in Athens.
This morning the Greek champion in the triple jump Christos Meletoglou qualified for the finals, while Lambros Papakostas will compete later in the afternoon in the high jump finals. Another Greek athlete, Panagiotis Stroumbakos will compete in the 800m semifinals race.
 AGREEMENT ON THE SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT OF ALBANIANS IN GREECE
Tirana 6 August (MPA)The contacts the Greek government delegation had with the Albanian government in Tirana brought an agreement on the seasonal employment of Albanians in Greece and the issuing of a residence green card.
Albanian Prime Minister Fatos Nano, in a meeting he had with Foreign Minister Theodoros Pangalos and other members of the government delegation, underlined the significance his country gives to its relations with Greece.
 200 PEOPLE DIED IN A PASSENGER AIRPLANE CRASH
Guam 6 August (MPA)More than 200 people died in an airplane crash in the Pacific Ocean island of Guam yesterday.
The Korean Airlines, Boeing 747, had taken off from Seul and its destination was Guam Airport. The crash occured while the airplane was preparing to land in bad weather.
Rescue crews continue the search for survivors and as it was made known by the local authorities, 32 people have been found alive.
 THE BRITISH PRESS LAUNCHED AN ATTACK AGAINST THE IAAF PRESIDENT
London 6 August (MPA)The British press launched an attack against the IAAF President Primo Nebiolo accusing him of playing a dirty game aimed at undermining the efforts made by Athens to host the 2004 Olympic Games.
The "Financial Times" maintains that mr.Nebiolo leads Rome's efforts to host the 2004 Olympic Games and he did not miss the chance to accuse the Greeks for the small number of spectators present in the 100m finals last weekend.
The "Daily Mail" accuses mr.Nebiolo of being a man with more ambitions than Hitler or Napoleon, while it expresses skepticism and doubt regarding his intentions. The newspaper also underlines that mr.Nebiolo must have been very glad to see the Olympic Stadium half empty. It should be reminded that mr.Nebiolo in the past had openly supported the Rome candidature for the hosting of the 2004 Olympic Games.
 THE CLERIDES-DENKTASH TALKS WILL BE HELD NEAR MONTREAUX, SWITZERLARD
New York 6 August (MPA)A spokesman of the UN Secretary General stated that the second round of direct talks between Cypriot President Glafkos Clerides and Turkish-Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, that are taking place under the auspices of the United Nations, will be held in a small-town hotel near Montreaux, Switzerland, in mid August away from reporters.
According to New York sources, the United Nations are very encouraged by the agreement reached by Clerides and Denktash on the issue of the missing since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and based on the existing indications, the UN officials will soon appoint a new representative to the Fact-Finding Committee for the Missing.
 OBSERVERS FROM FYROM WILL OVERSEE THE ELECTIONS IN SERBIA
Skopje 6 August (MPA)Observers from FYROM will monitor the presidential and parliamentary elections in Serbia that are scheduled to take place on September 21.
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ambassador to Skopje mr.Zoran Yanatskovic has already made a formal request to FYROM's Parliament President Tito Petkofski.
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