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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-06-11

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From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Sweden Beats Greece 2-0
  • [02] Debate over Lisbon Treaty
  • [03] Dozens Die in Sudan
  • [04] Madonna in Athens
  • [05] Two Killed in Incidents in Spain-Portugual
  • [06] Bloody Clashes in Pakistan

  • [01] Sweden Beats Greece 2-0

    10 Ιουν 2008 23:54:0

    By Ampelakis Spyros

    Sources: AP

    Swedens Zlatan Ibrahimovic found his long-lost scoring touch and defending champion Greece fell victim to it, losing to Sweden 2-0 Tuesday night in Group 4 in the European Championship.

    Ibrahamovic with a powerful right-footed shot in the 67th minute. Petter Hansson scored five minutes later off a scramble misplayed by the Greek defense.

    Lineups:

    Sweden: Issakson, Alexandersson, Nilsson, Hansson, Mellberg, Wilhelmsson (78' Rosenburg), Ljunberg, Svensson, Linderoth, Ibrahimovic (71' Elmander), Larsson

    Greece: Nikopolidis, Seitaridis, Torosidis, Kyrgiakos, Dellas (70' Amanatidis), Katsouranis, Basinas, Karagounis, Charisteas, Antzas, Gekas (46' Samaras)

    [02] In Parliament

    Debate over Lisbon Treaty

    11 Ιουν 2008 00:01:0

    By Katerina Ioannidou

    Sources: ANA-MPA

    The debate on debate on the Lisbon Reformatory Treaty will conclude Wednesday night with a roll call vote. The President of the Parliament D. Sioufas described the Treaty an important step to the Europe we dream, adding that it would institutionalize the active participation of National Parliaments in the European legislative procedure. The opposition is in favour of a referendum over the Treaty, while SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left) is holding a rally at the Propylae in the afternoon and a march to the Parliament.

    Although ND MP Antonis Samaras said that the Treaty is not exactly what we need, it frees Europe after years of introversion.

    PASOK (Socialists) MP Andreas Loverdos expressed his partys support to the Treaty, which supports institutions of political unification and a more complete charter of rights in the modern world.

    KKE (Communist Party of Greece) Alysandrakis argued that the reintroduction of the European constitution in the form of the Lisbon Treaty proves contempt to the Europes people, who are not allowed to express themselves through referendums.

    SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left) Ioannis Banias described the Lisbon Treaty a disguise of the rejected European Constitution. Moreover, he expressed his objection to the Treaty.

    LAOS (Popular Orthodox Rally) MP Kostas Aivaliotis also described the Treaty a disguise, adding that some had not learnt from the referendum in France and Holland.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [03] Dozens Die in Sudan

    11 Ιουν 2008 08:31:0

    By Betty Savourdou

    In a plane crash in Khartoum, Sudan Tuesday night, 28 people lost their life and 66 are reported missing. The aircraft, which was flying from Amman, Jordan to Khartoum carried 217 passengers.

    The Airbus A310 aircraft caught fire while landing at Khartoum airport. As per information, poor weather was prevailing at that time.

    Originally, the authorities spoke of 120 dead. An investigation is in progress to discover the causes of the accident.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [04] Madonna in Athens

    11 Ιουν 2008 10:23:0

    By Betty Savourdou

    Pop singer Madonna will finally visit Athens to perform in OAKA 27 September. Two years after the successful "Confessions Tour", she launching "Sticky & Sweet Τour" to promote her 11th album "Hard Candy". Madonna starts her tour in Cardiff on 23 August.

    Jamie King will be the director and Kevin Antunes the musical director.

    Tickets will commence being sold on 27 June. Tickets are sold at TICKET HOUSE, Athens, 42, Panepistimiou Street- Tel: 210 3608366 and in Thessaloniki, 10, Aristotelous Square Tel: 2310 378691.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    [05] Two Killed in Incidents in Spain-Portugual

    11 Ιουν 2008 09:37:0

    Sources: AFP, ANA-MPA

    Two truck drivers have been killed in Spain and Portugal, where thousands of truck drivers are holding rallies, protesting to the rapidly increasing fuel prices. Stones were thrown against the truck drivers, their windscreens crashed and tyres punctured because they worked during the strike. The police reported that it had arrested 15 people in total. Meanwhile, the police escorted fuel truck owners to Barcelona to distribute fuel during the second day of rallies, which has caused food and fuel shortages in Spain and long queues in the Spanish-French border. Meanwhile, French railway employees have also launched strikes.

    Translated by John Crystallidis

    Related News:

    Spain: Truck Drivers on Strike

    [06] Bloody Clashes in Pakistan

    11 Ιουν 2008 08:58:0

    By Betty Savourdou

    At least 10 paramilitary troops died in a clash and air strike at the Afghan border, Pakistani military officials say. The fighting broke out late Tuesday after Pakistani forces reportedly tried to prevent security forces from Afghanistan from setting up a mountaintop post in a disputed frontier region. A military official said the deadly exchange of gunfire and an air strike occurred in the Mohmand tribal region. A second military official said the air strike was carried out by a drone launched from Afghanistan. Both officials requested anonymity because they were not authorized to comment to media before the military made a formal statement on the incident Pakistans Geo TV reported at least 13 Pakistani troops had died.


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