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Athens News Agency: News in English, 00-05-01

Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Limnos-Prince Charles-Camilla
  • [02] Turkey-Greece-Cinema-Angelopoulos
  • [03] Government spokesman-Terrorism-State Department
  • [04] Foreign Exchange Rates-Tuesday
  • [05] Weather Forecast-Tuesday

  • [01] Limnos-Prince Charles-Camilla

    01/05/2000 22:43:51

    Prince Charles arrived at Limnos airport from Switzerland on Monday, accompanied by Camilla Parker and bodyguards. He was met at the airport by members of the British diplomatic mission in Athens and local police who had been notified of his arrival on the island.

    Immediately after, Prince Charles and his entourage boarded a blue Mercedes car and headed for the port of Moudros from where a rubber dinghy ferried them to a yacht waiting for them in the Gulf of Moudros. According to reports, Prince Charles will sail round Limnos, while visits to other Greek islands in the northern Aegean cannot be ruled out.

    [02] Turkey-Greece-Cinema-Angelopoulos

    01/05/2000 20:58:50

    ISTANBUL (ANA - A. Kourkoulas) - Greek film director Theodoros Angelopoulos was on Monday honoured by the International Cinema Festival in Istanbul during an official ceremony at a hotel in the city's centre.

    "Praise to love and poetry are what are left for me to do as a film director," he told a press conference, adding that "my next film will be about the feelings of a 14-year-old boy who falls in love for the first time and thinks that this love will last forever."

    Angelopoulos said he was moved by the reception of his films by the Turkish public and said he would be willing to make a film with Turkish colleagues.

    [03] Government spokesman-Terrorism-State Department

    01/05/2000 20:41:23

    The Greek government on Monday rejected accusations levelled against Greece for its position against terrorism, which were contained in the US State Department's annual report publicised the same day.

    "The Greek government believes that direct or indirect accusations on our country's policy (on the issue of terrorism) cannot be accepted," government spokesman Dimitris Reppas said, adding that Athens remains steadfastly bent on the target of confronting the phenomenon of terrorism.

    "Greece is standing in the front line in combatting terrorism and is participating actively in all international efforts, on an equal basis, with the criterion of domestic law and order and respect for democratic institutions and rights," he said.

    [04] Foreign Exchange Rates-Tuesday

    01/05/2000 17:27:38

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

    Tuesday's rates

    Euro 333.411

    U.S. dollar 362.477

    [05] Weather Forecast-Tuesday

    01/05/2000 15:32:01

    Unsettled weather is forecast throughout the country on Tuesday with intermittent rain or storms in mainland Greece in the afternoon.

    Winds will be variable, light to strong.


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