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Athens News Agency: News in English, 01-11-20

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Ambassador, ND leader exchange views on Afghanistan, other regions
  • [02] US embassy to close for Thanksgiving holiday
  • [03] Weather Forecast: Rain and storms on Tuesday
  • [04] Foreign Exchange Rates - Tuesday
  • [05] Greek film awards at the Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival

  • [01] Ambassador, ND leader exchange views on Afghanistan, other regions

    20/11/2001 12:43:06

    US Ambassador to Athens Thomas Miller and main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Costas Karamanlis exchanged views Tuesday on the situation in Afghanistan and other regions.

    Miller, who called on Karamanlis at the ND headquarters, told reporters after the meeting that they had an exchange of views on the situation in Afghanistan and other regions during their "very satisfactory and good discussion".

    The American envoy noted that the meeting was part of the "regular contacts each American ambassador in Athens must have", and described ND as a "responsible party" that "takes responsible positions".

    [02] US embassy to close for Thanksgiving holiday

    20/11/2001 11:11:41

    The US embassy in Athens, including the consular section, the US general consulate in Thessaloniki and all US government offices in Greece, will be closed on Thursday, November 22, in observance of Thanksgiving Day, a US national holiday.

    [03] Weather Forecast: Rain and storms on Tuesday

    20/11/2001 10:31:40

    Cloud, rain and storms are forecast throughout the country on Tuesday, with snow falling on high ground in the centre and north of the country. Winds variable, moderate, turning very strong to gale force in the Aegean. In the north, temperatures will range from 3C to 13C; on the rest of the mainland and the Ionian from 9C to 19C; and in the Aegean islands from 11C to 20C. Rain and storms in Athens, gradually easing off, with temperatures from 13C and 19C. Showers in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from 8C to 12C.

    [04] Foreign Exchange Rates - Tuesday

    20/11/2001 10:30:29

    Indicative tourist buying rates

    U.S. dollar 384.420

    German mark 172.829

    French franc 051.531

    Pound sterling 546.432

    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 045.410

    Swedish kroner 036.088

    Finnish mark 056.852

    Spanish peseta 002.032

    Portuguese escudo 001.686

    Japanese yen (100) 311.614

    Swiss franc 230.719

    Norwegian kroner 042.668

    Cyprus pound 589.818

    Canadian dollar 242.699

    Australian dollar 200.394

    [05] Greek film awards at the Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival

    19/11/2001 23:42:51

    "The only voyage in his life" by Lakis Papastathis won first prize for best film in the Greek section of the 42nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival which ended on Monday.

    The second prize went to "The 7th sun of love" by Vangelis Serntaris and the third prize to "The vow" by Andreas Pantzis.

    The best actor award was won by George Horafas for his performance in "The vow".

    The best actress award went to Maria Zorba for her performance in "Save me".

    Vangelis Serntaris won the best director award.

    Present at the ceremony was Macedonia-Thrace Minister George Paschalidis.

    The presentation of the awards was held at the Thessaloniki Music Hall.


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