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Athens News Agency: News in English, 00-04-23

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Greece-soccer-first division-results
  • [02] Fall of Missolonghi-Stephanopoulos
  • [03] Cosmote- Cables-Theft
  • [04] Armenian Genocide-Commemoration
  • [05] Serbian Opposition-Conference-Declaration
  • [06] Papandreou-Kassoulides
  • [07] Karamanlis-Interview
  • [08] Weather Forecast-Monday
  • [09] Opinion Poll-New Government
  • [10] Foreign Exchange Rates-Monday

  • [01] Greece-soccer-first division-results

    23/04/2000 21:00:11

    Results of Greek first division soccer matches played over the weekend:

    Kalamata-Olympiakos Piraeus 0-1

    Kavala-Apollon Athens 1-3

    Trikala-Panionios Athens 2-3

    AEK Athens-Proodeftiki Piraeus 3-2

    OFI Iraklio-Ethnikos Astir Athens 4-1

    PAOK Thessaloniki-Panahaiki Patras 1-1

    Ionikos Piraeus-Paniliakos Pyrgos 0-2

    Panathinaikos-Xanthi 2-1

    Aris Thessaloniki-Iraklis Thessaloniki 2-1

    Standings, points after 29 rounds:

    Olympiakos 77, Panathinaikos 76, OFI 54, AEK 51, Panionios 44, Iraklis, PAOK, Aris 43, Xanthi 38, Ionikos 37, Paniliakos 34, Kalamata, Panahaiki 32, Ethnikos Astir 31, Kavala 30, Proodeftiki 22, Apollon 21, Trikala 18.

    [02] Fall of Missolonghi-Stephanopoulos

    23/04/2000 19:58:26

    President of the Republic Costis Stephanopoulos on Sunday led a celebration for the 174th anniversary of the heroic fall of Missolonghi, western Greece, during Greece's War of Independence.

    Stephanopoulos said that the sacrifice of the "Free Besieged" was unsurpassed, adding that history helped to recall the concept of courage.

    "Thanks to the sacrifice of the Missologhi fighters, the Greek state has consolidated its position in the European family and the world," he added.

    [03] Cosmote- Cables-Theft

    23/04/2000 19:34:47

    Cables belonging to Cosmote, a mobile phone operator, worth 15-17 million drachmas were stolen from an open-air storage area between the northern cities of Xanthi and Kavala, officials said on Sunday.

    Cosmote is a subsidiary of Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation, which is listed on the Athens bourse.

    [04] Armenian Genocide-Commemoration

    23/04/2000 19:14:22

    The National Armenian Committee on Sunday commemorated the genocide by Turks of 1.5 million Armenians in 1917.

    Taking part in the commemoration, which the committee organised with the prefecture of Athens, were representatives of the government, the country's political parties and the Armenian community in Greece.

    [05] Serbian Opposition-Conference-Declaration

    23/04/2000 18:52:20

    Serbian opposition leaders have issued a declaration in Athens saying they will tighten ranks in order to push for free national elections that could oust Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.

    The declaration, endorsed by representatives of different Serbian opposition groups and other officials, was released on Saturday at the end of a two-day conference hosted by Aleksandar Karadjordjevic, the son of Yugoslavia's last king before the royal family's expulsion.

    [06] Papandreou-Kassoulides

    23/04/2000 17:54:59

    NICOSIA (ANA) - Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kassoulides arrives in Athens on Wednesday for talks with his Greek counterpart George Papandreou.

    [07] Karamanlis-Interview

    23/04/2000 17:30:11

    Costas Karamanlis, leader of the conservative New Democracy (ND) party, said on Sunday that he had not challenged the outcome of national elections held on April 9, in which his party came a close second.

    At the same time, allegations of vote-rigging in the polls would be scrupulously examined, said Karamanlis in an interview to the Sunday Eleftherotypia newspaper.

    [08] Weather Forecast-Monday

    23/04/2000 17:23:40

    The day will start sunny in most parts of the country on Monday, turning to cloud and maybe rain in the north and west in the afternoon.

    Morning mist is expected in mainland Greece.

    [09] Opinion Poll-New Government

    23/04/2000 17:13:31

    An opinion poll published on Sunday said that 45.3 percent of respondents were satisfied with the composition of the new Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) government that won national elections on April 9.

    [10] Foreign Exchange Rates-Monday

    23/04/2000 16:04:11

    Following are indicative foreign exchange rates for commercial banks released by the central bank for the next working day.

    Monday's rates (buying)

    Euro 332.866

    U.S. dollar 355.007


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