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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-11-03
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Weather ForecastAll parts of the country will be cloudy with showers and storms mostly on the mainland. The west will remain dry. Winds variable, moderate to strong. Temperatures in Athens will range between 15-22 C; and in Thessaloniki from 12-17 C.
(3/11/2003 8:37:00 μμ)
 PM Simitis underlines convergence next "goal"During the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Bank of Greece today, PM Costas Simitis pointed out that the country's upcoming goal, following its entry to European Monetary Union, will be complete convergence. Mr. Simitis expressed his satisfaction about the course of the Greek economy and stressed the importance of privatisations.
(3/11/2003 8:38:00 μμ)
 Interparty delegation meets with ArafatThe necessity to keep the international community's Road Map, which aims at the creation of two viable and peaceful states of Israel and Palestine, 'alive at all costs' was underlined in Ramallah by the Vice President of the Greek Parliament, Panagiotis Sgouridis, Head of the Interparty Delegation of the Greek Parliament, in a meeting he had with the President of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat.
The Interparty Delegation, which also met with Palestinian PM Ahmed Korei and President of the Palestinian Legislative Council Abu Ayar`, consists of MPs Giorgos Kyrkos (PASOK), Petros Tatoulis (ND), Dimitris Tsiogas (KKE) and Ioanna Stergiou (Coalition).
The members of the Interparty Delegation condemned the creation of the 'Wall of Shame', as they characteristically called it, 'which destroys any effort at peace in the region', and also underlined that 'violence can only breed violence'.
(3/11/2003 8:42:00 μμ)
 T. Pangalos sees victory for PasokTheodoros Pangalos expressed the certainty that PASOK will win the spring elections to NET radio today and underlined there is room for Kostas Laliotis within the party, particularly during the pre-election period. According to TA NEA newspaper, however, Mr. Laliotis noted that the reasons for his departure from the party's offices are pending.
(3/11/2003 8:44:00 μμ)
 Civil servants, teachers, attorneys, IKA doctors strikeA 24-hour strike has been announced for tomorrow by the Civil Servants Union, ADEDY. Also striking will be hospital and state insurance fund doctors, state ambulance personnel, attorneys, and employees at the Civil Aviation Service.
The Rio-Antirio straights will be closed today due to the continuing strike bey ferry operators, while there will also be strikes at the airports.
Elementary school and high school teachers are also began a 48-hour strike today.
(3/11/2003 8:46:00 μμ)
 Turkish PM to travel to Occupied TerritoriesConcerns are mounting by the Turkish-Cypriot opposition following a decision by the Turkish Prime Minister to travel to the Occupied Territories for the anniversary of the pseudo-state creation. Political parties are estimating Turkish-Cypriot leader Raouf Denktash will take full advantage of the visit in view of the up-coming elections in December.
(3/11/2003 8:48:00 μμ)
 2004 volunteers top 120 thousandOver 120 thousand applications have been received by prospective volunteers by the offices of the Olympics Organizing Committee for their participation in the 2004 Olympic Games.
Meanwhile, ERT president, Angelos Stangos underlined today, that within the framework of preparation for the Olympic Games' transmissions, Greek public-radio and television will acquire state of the art technical equipment and infrastructure in order to secure high quality radio and television transmissions.
(3/11/2003 8:50:00 μμ)
 11 Iraqi's killed in new attackAt least 11 Iraqis were killed, six of them shot dead by American troops, as the United States counted the cost today of the deadliest single strike on its forces since they invaded Iraq to oust Saddam Hussein.
(3/11/2003 8:53:00 μμ)
 Russian oil tycoon quits as YUKOS headOil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia's richest man and held in jail on tax evasion and fraud charges, quit today as head of oil giant YUKOS, saying he wanted to spare the company further action by prosecutors
(3/11/2003 8:55:00 μμ)