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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-11-10
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Weather forecastA cold and cloudy day is forecast, with local showers in some regions.
Temperatures in Athens will range from 6 to 10 degrees centigrade, and in Thessaloniki from 3 to 8 degrees.
(10/11/2003 8:56:00 μμ)
 Week of decisions for new electoral lawThis week will involve some major decisions in relation to the proposed new electoral law and the drawing-up of the ruling Pasok party's candidates' list for the upcoming general elections next spring. Meanwhile, the political sparring between the government and the main opposition New Democracy party was further kindled by a scathing attack launched against ND leader Costas Karamanlis yesterday by Pasok deputy and former minister, Theodoros Pangalos.
(10/11/2003 9:00:00 μμ)
 Holy Synod endeavours to ease church crisisTomorrow, the Church of Greece's Holy Synod is scheduled to decide on the committee of high-ranking bishops to convey to the Constantinople-based Ecumenical Patriarchate the church's decision on the issue of jurisdiction over certain northern Greek dioceses. The initiative was taken within the framework of endeavours to ease the crisis and help resolve the dispute.
(10/11/2003 9:08:00 μμ)
 New ERT digital studios inauguratedToday, the new digital studios at Greek State Radio and Television, ERT, in Aghia Paraskevi, were officially inaugurated by Archbishop Christodoulos, in the presence of ERT President Angelos Stangos, the General Manager of Greek State Radio, ERA, Antonis Andrikakis, and employees. The Archbishop noted the rise in audience ratings of ERA's seven radio stations and congratulated those responsible. The ERT President stressed that efforts will continue, with the aim of better updating, entertainment and educational programs for viewers and listeners.
(10/11/2003 9:15:00 μμ)
 Turkey should resolve Cyprus issue says govt spokesmanGovernment spokesman Christos Protopappas said today that Turkey should reply positively to everything proposed by the international community and contribute substantially to the solution to the Cyprus dispute. His comments were in response to a statement by the Turkish Chief of Staff, General Hilmi Ozkiok, that Cyprus was an issue of national security for Turkey.
(10/11/2003 9:18:00 μμ)
 Coastal shipping remains docked at portsCoastal ships to the Dodecanese and Aegean islands, as well as to Crete, remained docked at Piraeus and Rafina ports today, due to galeforce winds at sea. According to meteorologists, it is expected to snow even on relatively low mountains in Thessaly and the Peloponnese, as well as on Parnitha.
(10/11/2003 9:22:00 μμ)
 US says al Qaeda aims to topple Saudi governmentA US official said today the al Qaeda network was trying to topple the pro-Western Saudi government and royal family, but Riyadh vowed militants would not destabilize the world's biggest oil exporter.
(10/11/2003 9:29:00 μμ)
 UN warns against Israeli security barrierIsrael's security barrier in the West Bank will have severe humanitarian consequences for about 680,000 Palestinians, a third of the Palestinian population in the area, a UN report said today.
(10/11/2003 9:31:00 μμ)
 UN sees no sign of Iran nuke bomb plansThe UN nuclear watchdog will say in a new report that it has found no signs of a secret atomic weapons program in Iran, diplomats said today.
(10/11/2003 9:32:00 μμ)