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Antenna: News in English, 96-12-17

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News in English, of 17/12/1996


Some of the roads under occupation by Greece's farmers have been freed up, after being blocked off by agricultural vehicles for up to two weeks.


Prime minister Kostas Simitis returned to Athens from Dublin Monday, satisfied with the outcome of the EU summit in Ireland.


The entry of CYPRUS into the EU appears to be on the right track. After a recent visit to the island, British foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind said EU talks on Cypriot accession will begin shortly.


Greek orthodox archbishop of America Spyridon celebrated his nameday by saying mass.


And the traditional Christmas tree that lends seaonal cheer to central Athens is UP and LIT UP.


In premier league play, Panathinaikos moves to within a game of first-place Olympiakos. Pao whips Aek 2-nil, with two goals in 6 minutes in the second half; while Olympiakos DROPS a 1- nothing decision to Veria.


In pro-basketball, it was all-star weekend, with the best Europeans up against the best Americans in Greece.


And, finally today, Irini Skliva, the new Miss World, returned to Greece for the first time since winning her crown last month.


Antenna television recently said a big "thanks" to its viewers for their show of Christmas generosity.


Being a PERFECT gentleman does NOT ensure that you can carry out the PERFECT crime, if a recent botched robbery is anything to go by. 58-year- old nighwatchman Antonis Kondilakis was just settling into his graveyard shift at an unemployment centre in Athens, when a voice behind him said, &quot;stick 'em up&quot;.


War may have been avoided in the Aegean, but Turkish brutality resulted in the deaths of three Greek-Cypriots this year.

Two were murdered by Turkish, and another by a Turkish mob, in the most tragic displays of violence on the island since the Turkish invasion of 1974.

Olympics Athlets

The three Greek weight-lifters and the Greek gymnast who won at the Atlanta Olympics have been named Greece's male athletes of the year.

Antenna Announcement

You can find the full text of Antenna news in our new server,

Antenna's news updated 3 times per day:

i. morning titles, in both Greek and English,

ii. full text of Antenna Radio's news of 13:30 in Greek and Antenna's Satllite news in English,

iii.titles of evening magazino, with all the news of the day.

© ANT1-Radio 1996

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