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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-08-17

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  • [01] Leonardi DiCaprio to play role of "Alexander the Great"
  • [02] Weather Forecast: Scatterred cloud and rain on Sunday
  • [03] Top priority now to locate Koufontinas and for other suspected "N17"

  • [01] Leonardi DiCaprio to play role of "Alexander the Great"

    17/08/2002 18:50:59

    MELBOURNE (ANA - S. Hatzimanolis) - Distinguished Australian director Baz Luhrmann, known for his recent film success of Moulin Rouge with Nicole Kidman, has announced that in early 2003 the screening will start of his new film on the life of Alexander the Great.

    The screening of the film on the victorious Greek army commander will take place in Morocco with Leonardo DiCaprio the protagonist.

    It is a Universal Pictures production which is expected to cost 180 million dollars.

    According to producer Dino De Laurentis, the 27-year-old DiCaprio, who won acclaim for his performance in the "Titanic", "is a superb actor and ideal to play the role of Alexander the Great."

    Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper reported the relevant news.

    [02] Weather Forecast: Scatterred cloud and rain on Sunday

    17/08/2002 16:24:01

    Scattered cloud is forecast in most parts of the country, mainly on the mainland and northern Aegean that will turn to showers or brief storms, especially in the centre and north. Winds northerly, light to moderate, turning strong in parts of the south. In the north, temperatures will range from 18C to 28C; on the rest of the mainland from 20C to 32C; and in the islands from 23C to 31C. Temperatures in Athens between 22C and 32C; and in Thessaloniki between 22C and 28C.

    [03] Top priority now to locate Koufontinas and for other suspected "N17" members

    17/08/2002 14:51:59

    The anti-terrorism squad's top priority now is locate Dimitris Koufontinas who is described by police as the ''tough'' member of the notorious ''November 17'' terrorist group.

    At the same time, the men of the anti-terrorism squad are trying to gather data so as to proceed in capturing another three men who, according to those leading the investigations, belong to the operational sector of the first generation of ''November 17''.

    According to the same sources, the men heading the investigations have their sights on a specific woman called ''Anna'' who they are watching in order to collect data which would allow for her arrest.

    Meanwhile the alleged co-founder and leader of the ?November 17? urban guerrilla group on Friday requested and was granted a stay until Tuesday to provide a statement to a relevant prosecutor.

    Alexandros Giotopoulos, 58, was scheduled to provide a customary pre-trial statement to special appellate court prosecutor Leonidas Zervobeakos on Friday. The former is being held in solitary confinement at a maximum-security cellblock in Korydallos prison since his arrest last month.

    An attorney for Giotopoulos later told reporters on Friday that his client had previously requested a 30-day extension for providing the statement, something that was not granted by the prosecutors office.

    The Paris-born Giotopoulos has denied from the onset all charges filed against him or involvement with terrorism, while stressing that he does not even know any of the suspects recently arrested in the high-profile ?N17? investigation.

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