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Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation: News in English, 99-07-27

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From: The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation at <http://www.cybc.com.cy/>

CONTENTS

TUESDAY 27 JULY 1999

  • [01] HEADLINES
  • [02] RODOUSAKIS
  • [03] CHRYSOSTOMIS
  • [05] SIR HANNEY
  • [05] ISRAEL CEASE FIRE
  • [06] GREEK AMERICAN
  • [07] RESCUE
  • [08] SAINT TEREZA
  • [09] POP BANK
  • [10] MISS UNIVERSE
  • [11] WEATHER

  • [01] HEADLINES

    -- NOTHING HAS CHANGED IN THE JOINT DEFENCE DOGMA ACCORDING TO THE GREEK AMBASSADOR

    -- DEFENCE MINISTER CHRYSOSTOMIS SAID QUESTIONING THE JOINT DEFENCE DOGMA MUST COME TO AN END

    --STATEMENTS BY SIR DAVID HANNAY ABOUT A LOOSE FEDERATION CAME UNDER CRITICISM TODAY

    --TONY MILLER SAID THE PROBLEM WITH THE TALKS IS TO CONVINCE RAUF DENKTASH TO ATTEND

    --ISRAEL WAS ACCUSED TODAY OF VIOLATING A THREE YEAR CEASE FIRE ACCORD BY FIRING INTO CIVILIAN AREAS IN SOUTH LEBANON

    AND.. THE MISS UNIVERSE PAGAENT CONTRACT WAS SIGNED TODAY

    [02] RODOUSAKIS

    Nothing has changed in the joint defence dogma according to Greek Ambassador Kyriakos Rodousakis.

    The ambassador today conferred with political party leaders under the furore around the defence dogma.

    He added that there is absolutely no need to readjust or redefine the dogma in any way.

    The Greek ambassador today conferred with DISY Chairman Nicos Anastasiades.

    He said after their meeting that Greek National defence minister Akis Tsohadzopoulos will be visiting Cyprus in September to reaffirm the military co-operation between the two countries under the light of the dogma, with his Cypriot counterpart.

    Anastasiades expressed the gratitude of the Cypriot people for the support of Greece both in the accession course of Cyprus to the EU, as well as towards strengthening its defence.

    Rodousakis also conferred with Alexis Galanos chairman of the Eurodemocratic Revival Movement who said Cyprus Greek relations are firm and cooperation very close.

    [03] CHRYSOSTOMIS

    Defence Minister Yiannakis Chrysostomis said that questioning of the joint defence dogma must come to an end.

    He repeated today that the joint defence dogma exists and develops normally as planned.

    Greece, he added, has offered a great deal to strengthen Cyprus defence and has never refused to give whatever was requested.

    The defence minister also said that criticism must be avoided about the stand of Greece towards Cyprus adding that everything must not be minimised and flattened.

    [04] SIR HANNEY

    The statements of Sir David Hannay which define a Cyprus solution based on a loose federation with two strong authorities, are creating strong reactions.

    The government, the spokesman said supports a bizonal federation and insists on this solution. If the question of a loose federation is raised, he added, the President of the republic will deal with the matter appropriately.

    The spokesman was answering questions on the Hannay statement did not want to elaborate on the matter of government reaction.

    Asked if the government agrees that everything would be placed on the negotiations table, Serezis said the government is prepared to discuss all aspects of the Cyprus problem.

    [05] ISRAEL CEASE FIRE

    - An international group monitoring fighting in south Lebanon said today Israel had violated a three-year-old cease-fire understanding by firing into civilian areas in the south.

    The group said in a statement that on July 20 during a skirmish with Lebanese armed elements, machine-gun and mortars fired by Israel or its allies damaged two houses and a car in the northern district of Yohmor, in violation of the U.S.-sponsored understanding.

    The statement urged Israel to take more care in military operations in order not to put civilian property at risk.

    In 1996, a five-nation group from the United States, France, Israel, Syria and Lebanon was formed to supervise a cease-fire agreement reached after an Israeli blitz on Lebanon killed more than 200 people.

    The agreement bans attacks on civilians on the Lebanese and Israeli sides but it does not ban attacks on military targets.

    [06] GREEK AMERICAN

    Greek American senators and congressmen today handed to President Clerides resolutions of the Congresses of New Hampshire and Rhode Island condemning the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.

    The resolutions underline the need for a speedy and just solution to the Cyprus problem.

    The Greek American congressmen said that they are working hard to draw up legislation to stop countries like Turkey from financing universities tio teach Turkish history in the manner in which that country wants it to be taught.

    This has already been achieved in the State of Rhode Island.

    They added they are also working to brief American public opinion on the Cyprus problem.

    The congressional delegation is organising a campaign for the utilisation of all Greek Americans and Philhellens in the country towards support of Cyprus.

    [07] RESCUE

    An SOS was broadcast this morning by a Yacht which was sailing off the West coast of Paphos.

    The boat sent out to tow in the Yacht sustained engine failure and was immobilised.

    The Yacht Aquarius owned by Paphos businessman Kleopas demetriou, 65, sustained damage at a distance o0f 48 nautical miles from the coast of Paphos.

    The owner and three friends on board called the port authority for assistance.

    A police helicopter was dispatched to the yacht which picked up Demetriou who was not feeling well and took him to paphos Hospital.

    The tug boat Makarios also arrived in order to tow the yacht into harbour but before work started its engine also failed.

    Both the yacht and the tugboat were later towed into port by the Port authority.

    [08] SAINT TEREZA

    The Roman catholic Church has set intomotion the one year process of proclaiming Mother Teresa into a Saint.

    The Archbishop of Calcutta has launched an investigation into the total offer of Mother Teresa who devoted scores of years into catering to the poor and the oppressed.

    Her death in 1997 at the age of 87 sent the sufferers and beggars of the entire world into deep mourning.

    A 12-member delegation headed by the Archbishop of Calcutta is recording the depositions of the faithful and members of the Holy Mission.

    The investigation, however, is being conducted under the shadow of accusations that Mother Teresa accepted cash donations without being interested in their origin.

    [09] POP BANK

    The Popular Bank today presented its "Souvenir of Famagusta," the first of a series of volumes on all the towns of Cyprus.

    The volume includes a detail historical, political, and social review

    with photographic material, engravings. maps. newspaper clippings and other documents.

    The volume was written by Stavros Lazarides who noted that his purpose was to produce a volume that everyone can understand.

    The publication was on occasion of the 25th anniversary of the capture of the City of Evagoras by Attila.

    [10] MISS UNIVERSE

    The Miss Universe Pageant will take place next May 2000 in the closed Eleftheria Stadium.

    The contracts were signed at noon today by Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister Nicos Rolandis and representatives of the organising company.

    The contest will be broadcast live to more than 100 countries via the American XCBS TV channel and it is expected that more than two and a half billion viewers will be watching it.

    The entire project will cost around two million pounds, a cost according to Rolandis, which will be covered by the sale of broadcast rights as well as by tens of thousands of visitors who will, it is believed, come to Cyprus.

    [11] WEATHER

    That's the news, now the weather

    The weather will continue clear tomorrow but local cloud will again thicken in the afternoon, with the possibility of isolated shower over the mountains.

    Winds will gradually become moderate sea breezes.

    Moderate sea conditions in the West will gradually spread to the remaining coasts in the afternoon.

    Temperatures will rise to 36 C inland, 33 C on the South and Eastern coasts, 30 C on the West coast and to 29 C over the higher mountains.

    That's all for tonight. There will be more news at the same time tomorrow evening.


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