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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 01-08-14
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
NEWS IN ENGLISH ERA 5. THE VOICE OF GREECE
14/8/2001 2:57:00 μμ
Last mass exodus in the summer season
Israeli raids on the Wets Bank city, Jenin
Peace deal aimed to end 6 - month rebellion in Fyrom signed yesterday
Metropolitan of Ierapoleos, Irineos elected new Patriarch of Jerusalem
ND party President called for attention to the Cyprus issue
Greek athletes group returns with 4 medals from World Athletics championship in Canada
Strong earthquake, 6.3 shook northeastern Japan
 Weather forecastSunny day in most parts of the country with scattered cloud in the central and northern mainland. Macedonia, Thrace and the northern Aegean may see showers and storms from evening.
Winds north-northeasterly, moderate to strong and very strong, turning gale force in the Aegean. In the west, temperatures will range from 16C to 33C.
In the north from 13C to 28C. And in the rest of the country from 18C to 31C.
In Athens, the weather will be mostly sunny with temperatures between 19C and 31C.
Scattered cloud in Thessaloniki with temperatures from 17C to 28C.
 Last mass exodus in the summer seasonOn the occasion of the St .Mary s holiday, city dwellers are leaving large cities in the last mass exodus of the summer season. However, they are facing some problems at the ports of Peireus and Rafina due to delays in ship departures because of the strong winds in the Aegean.
However, despite the special measures by the traffick police to facilitate holidaymakers 23 people have died and 243 have been injured in 178 road accidents so far.
 Israeli raids on the Wets Bank city, JeninCritical is the situation in the ME. Early this morning , Israeli tanks and bulldozers rumbled into the West Bank town of Jenin destroyed the police headquarters and occupied the building housing the Palestinian authorities. During the raid Israeli soldiers met with fierce resistance by Palestinians who tried to defend their town. The two Palestinian suicide bombers of the recent attacks come from the town of Jenin.
The Israeli army said the night-time raid into the Palestinian ruled town was in "response to a wave of bombings, some of which were launched from Jenin. The show of force was also intended to persuade Palestinian leader Yaser Arafat to do more to end the bloodshed. In the meantime, earlier in the West Bank, Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who was accused of killing an 18 year old Israeli 3 weeks ago while the Israeli forces attacked and seriously injured one member of Yaser Arafat s guard. Palestinian leaders condemned the attack and appeale to the United Nations Security Council for international protection.
 Peace deal aimed to end 6-month rebellion in Fyrom signed yesterdayUnder the auspices of NATO and the EU, leaders of the 4 main FYROM and ethnic Albanian parties signed a peace deal yesterday aimed to end the six-month rebellion in FYROM by improving the rights of the one-third ethnic Albanian minority. However, peace in the region depends on the stand of the Albanian rebels who keep setting new terms. In the meantime, a group of 40 military NATO experts intend to fly to Skopje to review the truce and try to find ways of making it stick. A lasting ceasefire and an agreement by the rebels to disarm are the main conditions for deployment of 3,500 NATO troops to collect rebel weapons, along with the signature of Monday s political peace deal. Greece will participate in the weapon collection mission with a 350 men army unit.
The UN Security Council welcomed the signing of the peace agreement in Skopje and told ethnic Albanian leaders to condemn ongoing violence publicly. Greek Prime-minister Kostas Simitis welcomed the agreement and repeated that Greece will back stability, development and European orientation of the neighbour country.
The President of the ND party, Kostas Karamanlis described as positive development, the signing of the peace deal while the Greek Communist party expressed concern over the developments in Skopje despite the peace deal. The Coalition of the Left and Progress party believes that the peace deal would not bring any result without the immediate control and disarmament of the extremist groups.
 Metropolitan of Ierapoleos, Irineos elected new Patriarch of JerusalemAthens Exarch and Metropolitan of Ierapoleos Irineos was elected on Monday as the new Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem. He succeeds Patriarch Diodoros I, who died eight months ago after heading the Jerusalem Patriarch ate since 1981. Irineos served as Exarch of the Holy Sepulchre in Athens for several years prior to his election. The new patriarch of Jerusalem was born Emmanuel Skopelitis in 1939 on the eastern Aegean island of Samos. He arrived in Jerusalem in 1953 and graduated from the patriarch ate s academy in 1963.
Irineos became a monk and was ordained as a deacon in 1959. As a church elder in 1965, followed by his ordination as an archimandrite the following year. He studied theology at the University of Athens. Shortly after the announcement, Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos conveyed his congratulations to Irineos. In Greece, the political, state and church leadership also sent congratulatory telegraphs to the new Patriarch.
 ND party President called for attention to the Cyprus issueOn the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the second phase of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, ND party President Kostas Karamanlis appealed for alertness on the Cyprus issue. Mr Karamanlis underlined that this year s anniversary coincides with UN efforts to convince the Turkish side to return to the negotiations table.
 Greek athletes group returns with 4 medals from World Athletics championship in CanadaGreek athlete Costas Gatsioudis won the bronze medal in the men s javelin competition at the World Athletics Championships in Canada on Monday, with a throw of 89.95 metres.
The Greek National team returns to Athens today with 4 medals, one gold by Kostas Kenderis silver medal by Mirella Tzellili and bronze medals by Katerina Thanou and Gatsioudis. With this medal, Gatsioudis becomes the first Greek to win three medals in world championship competitions, having won a bronze medal in Athens and a silver medal in Seville.
 Strong earthquake, 6.3 shook northeastern JapanA strong earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale shook northeastern Japan last night. The epicentre of the quake was in the sea region off the largest Japanese island Honsu.