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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-11-14

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From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather forecast
  • [02] Cabinet approves proposed new electoral law
  • [03] Opposition parties oppose new electoral law
  • [04] Police on alert for 30th Polytechnic anniversary
  • [05] Turkish PM denies possible visit to Cypriot Republic
  • [06] Revolutionary Solidarity claims responsibility for attacks
  • [07] US aircraft strike Iraq targets and US vows to stay on
  • [08] Former Israeli security chiefs slam government
  • [09] Hamas willing to meet Palestinian PM on ceasefire

  • [01] Weather forecast

    A cloudy and cool day is forecast, with local rain and storms, mainly in the southern islands.

    Temperatures in Athens will range from 11 to 16 degrees centigrade, and in Thessaloniki from 9 13 degrees.

    (14/11/2003 8:48:00 μμ)

    [02] Cabinet approves proposed new electoral law

    A strong government, with an average 41 percent, is ensured by the proposed new electoral law, which was unanimously approved today by cabinet and will be tabled in parliament, most likely late next week. The main feature of the government's proposal is the considerably increased proportionality, which exceeds 87 percent.

    (14/11/2003 8:51:00 μμ)

    [03] Opposition parties oppose new electoral law

    Opposition parties reiterated their strong opposition to the proposed new election law today. New Democracy spokesman Thodoros Rousopoulos said the main opposition party would not take part in a dialogue charade and would not legalise attempts to mislead public opinion. He added that the country today did not need a change in the electoral law, but a political change.

    (14/11/2003 9:01:00 μμ)

    [04] Police on alert for 30th Polytechnic anniversary

    Some 7,000 policeman have been placed on the alert in Athens, as 3-day events honouring the 30th anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising and the subsequent fall of the 7-year military dictatorship begin tomorrow. The Polytechnic gates will remain open to the public over the weekend, from 9am to 9pm. On Monday, they will close at 3pm, in order for the main event to begin, which will be followed by the annual march to the American embassy.

    (14/11/2003 9:05:00 μμ)

    [05] Turkish PM denies possible visit to Cypriot Republic

    Turkish Prime Minister Rejep Tayyip Erdogan has denied that he plans to cross the Green Line to the free territories of Cyprus, during his visit tomorrow to the occupied sector, on the occasion of celebrations marking the declaration of the self-styled Turkish-Cypriot state, recognized only by Turkey.

    In the meantime, Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Tassos Yannitsis today wound up his visit to Cyprus, during which he had talks with the country's political and state leadership.

    (14/11/2003 9:11:00 μμ)

    [06] Revolutionary Solidarity claims responsibility for attacks

    An organization calling itself Revolutionary Solidarity has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks with homemade mechanisms last night, on five banks and the offices of the New Democracy party in the Athens suburb of Aigaleo. The organization, which has been behind previous attacks in the Greek capital, said they were to indicate support for the seven people arrested during demonstrations at the European Union summit meeting in Thessaloniki last June

    (14/11/2003 9:17:00 μμ)

    [07] US aircraft strike Iraq targets and US vows to stay on

    US forces struck at targets near Baghdad airport today and carried out raids elsewhere in Iraq, in operations to root out guerrillas and destroy their hideouts. Despite the growing US toll, American officials vowed troops would stay until they had defeated insurgents, fighting on seven months after Saddam Hussein's fall from power.

    (14/11/2003 9:28:00 μμ)

    [08] Former Israeli security chiefs slam government

    Four former heads of Israel's Shin Bet security service launched an unprecedented joint attack on government policy towards the Palestinians, in an interview today, in which they called for withdrawal from occupied land.

    (14/11/2003 9:30:00 μμ)

    [09] Hamas willing to meet Palestinian PM on ceasefire

    The leader of the militant Islamic group Hamas said today it was willing to hold talks with Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie on a truce with Israel, but said the prospects for an end to violence were bleak

    (14/11/2003 9:31:00 μμ)


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