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Athens News Agency: News in English, 01-04-22

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Christodoulos - Memorial service - Holocaust
  • [02] Foreign Exchange Rates-Monday
  • [03] Weather - Monday
  • [04] PASOK delegation - Syria

  • [01] Christodoulos - Memorial service - Holocaust

    22/04/2001 18:50:36

    Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Christodoulos on Sunday attended a memorial service at an Athens cemetery for the Jewish victims of the Holocaust during WWII, along with representatives from the countrys political world.

    The Primate of the Greek Church, among others, addressed the service.

    ?We have our religion as our banner, in front of us. We should not be ashamed of saying that we are Orthodox Christians, or you saying you are Jews ? there are no greater roots than religion. If we cast out (religion) then we will be worthy of our fate, and we will not have the right to conduct such services.?

    The memorial service at the Athens Third Cemetery, which houses the Jewish Cemetery, was organised by the Jewish community of the Greek capital.

    [02] Foreign Exchange Rates-Monday

    22/04/2001 18:19:25

    Monday's buying rates

    U.S. dollar 376.062

    German mark 172.829

    French franc 051.531

    Pound sterling 542.138

    Irish punt 429.202

    Belgian franc 008.379

    Luxembourg franc 008.379

    Dutch guilder 153.389

    Italian lira (100) 017.457

    Austrian schilling 024.565

    Danish kroner 45.290

    Swedish kroner 37.166

    Finnish mark 056.852

    Spanish peseta 002.032

    Portuguese escudo 001.686

    Japanese yen (100) 306.788

    Swiss franc 220.778

    Norwegian kroner 41.613

    Cyprus pound 584.376

    Canadian dollar 243.340

    Australian dollar 193.850

    [03] Weather - Monday

    22/04/2001 18:08:22

    Cloudy weather with some showers, mainly in the west and north of the country, is forecast for Monday. Mostly sunny elsewhere. Winds west to northwest in the Ionian, moderate to strong; west to southwest in the Aegean, strong to very gusty. Temperatures between 5C to 16 in the north; 10C to 19C on the mainland, and 12C to 20C on the islands.

    A few scattered clouds over Athens on Monday, 11C to 19C. A chance of rain in Thessaloniki, 9C to 16C.

    [04] PASOK delegation - Syria

    22/04/2001 17:58:28

    DAMASCUS (ANA) A delegation of Greeces ruling PASOK party held talks with Syrian officials here over the weekend, as Athens presence in the Middle East figured in the topics of discussion.

    The PASOK delegation met with ruling Baath party Secretary Abdallah al Ahmar and with Syrian government vice-president Abd al-Halim ibn Said Khaddam.


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