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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-11-24

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  • [01] Excavation works on ancient shipwreck off Nea Styra
  • [02] Foreign Ministry on Korea conflict
  • [03] ASE opening: Decline
  • [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Excavation works on ancient shipwreck off Nea Styra

    ANA-MPA/Excavation works on a sunken vessel dated to the post Hellenistic era off the resort town of Nea Styra, in the southern Evoikos Gulf separating the mainland and large Evia (Euboea) island, were concluded for 2010.

    The ancient vessel was loaded with amphorae, considered extremely interesting, as the cargo, along with wooden remnants. The latter's presence indicates that the vessel also transported high-value products, possibly sculptures in whole or in parts.

    Amphorae Brindisi and vases filled with foods and wines, bronze and iron nails and small parts of copper statues of natural size, along with two legs of a day-bed, were collected and lifted from the vessel.ana-mpa

    The wreck was located in 2007 at a depth of 40 to 45 metres. Thirty-six divers, researchers, archaeologists, photographers, architects and other experts took part in the underwater excavation.ana-mpa

    The research was organised by the Maritime Antiquities Ephorate and the Institute of Maritime Archaeological Research.ana-mpa

    Excavation works will continue and in 2011.

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    [02] Foreign Ministry on Korea conflict

    ANa-MPA/The Greek Foreign Ministry expressed grave concern following the escalation of tension between North and South Korea, and "unequivocalay condemned North Korea's aggressive attitude".

    Foreign Ministry spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras in a statement Tuesday stressed that Greece "is watching with concern the latest developments in the Korean peninsula and the aggressive attitude of North Korea that, according to reports, caused the loss of human lives in South Korea."Ana-Mpa

    "Greece unequivocally condemns this act which undermines the region's peace and stability," Delavekouras said and also welcomed the efforts of the President of South Korea for a de-escalation of the crisis and called on the North Korean government to respond accordingly.

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    [03] ASE opening: Decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 0.99 percent, standing at 1,437.01 points at 11:15 a.m, and turnover at 18.515 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving downwards, with the only gains in Oil, up 0.27 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Media, down 2.91 percent and Health, down 2.22 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 0.85 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 0.81 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 0.25 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 20 were up, 46 were down, and 17 were unchanged.

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    [04] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The ten major changes recommended by the EU-ECB-IMF "troika" to overcome Greece's serious debt and deficit problems, and additional austerity measures for the period 2011-2014 mostly dominated the headlines on Wednesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Government seesaw on lay-off issue".

    AVGHI: "They're eliminating vested rights and sinking country into the dark".

    AVRIANI: "IMF chief calls Prime Minister George Papandreou to fire five ministers who disagree with Memorandum".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Shocking revelation on economy and rescue proposals".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Sweeping changes in state health and public utilities and enterprises".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "12 tough reversals".

    ESTIA: "Last chance for economy".

    ETHNOS: "Cuts in salaries in private sector".

    IMERISSIA: "3-month ordeal for 4th (bailout) installment".

    KATHIMERINI: "Troika's 10 conditions for 4th tranche of loan".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Auditors propose deferred payment or extension of 110-billion-euro loan repayment period".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Common front now against government-troika's anti-popular war".

    TA NEA: "10 orders for next 100 days".

    TO VIMA: "Three burning months with 10 huge reversals".

    VRADYNI: "Crash in society".

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