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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-06-15

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  • [01] Greece Eliminated from Euro 2008
  • [02] Elections in FYROM
  • [03] Elefsina's Toll Station Robbed
  • [04] Condoleezza Rice in Middle East
  • [05] Discovey Returns Safely
  • [06] Victims by Floods
  • [07] SYN Leader Visits Arta

  • [01] After Losing 1-0 to Russia

    Greece Eliminated from Euro 2008

    15 Ιουν 2008 00:00:0

    By Giahanatzis Dimitris

    Greece was eliminated Saturday night from the Euro tournament after losing 1-0 to Russia, suffering its second defeat in the group stage. Konstantin Zyryanovs winning goal at the 33rd minute coupled with Spains 2-1 win over Sweden dashed Greeces hopes to make it to the next round. Greece nearly equalized in the 87th when Angelos Charisteas knocked the ball into an empty net, but Fanis Gekas had been whistled for offside. Now, Sweden and Russia will compete for the second place in Group D.


    Greece: Antonis Nikopolidis, Giourkas Seitaridis (Giorgos Karagounis, 40), Traianos Dellas, Vassilis Torossidis, Sotiris Kyrgiakos, Costas Ktsouranis, Christos Patsatzoglou, Angelos Basinas, Ioannis Amanatidis (Stelios Giannakopoulos, 80), Angelos Charisteas, Nikos Lymberopoulos (Fanis Gekas, 61).

    Russia: Igor Akinfeyev, Denis Kolodin, Sergei Semak, Sergei Ignashevich, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (Ivan Saenko, 70), Konstantin Zyryanov, Yuri Zhirkov (Vasily Berezutsky, 87), Roman Pavlyuchenko, Igor Semshov, Dmitri Torbinski, Aleksandr Anyukov.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [02] Runoff Vote in 186 Polling Stations

    Elections in FYROM

    15 Ιουν 2008 10:51:0

    Sources: ΝΕΤ 105.8, ANA

    A runoff vote is taking place Sunday in FYROMs 186 polling stations in areas where the ethnic Albanians are the majority. Apart from problems relating to the voting procedure itself, the clashes that marred the 1 June snap elections in the country had claimed on live. The Organisation for Economic and Cooperation Development in Europe said a day after the elections that the international regulations were not observed. Both the EU and the USA called on Skopje to repeat the vote in the areas where clashes took place. Whatever the result of the runoff vote, the win of outgoing Prime Minister and leader of the VMRO-DPMNE coalition Nikola Gruevski will not be questioned. The polls opened at 0700 hours and will close at 1900 hours.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [03] Robbers Ran Away with 120,000 Euros

    Elefsina's Toll Station Robbed

    15 Ιουν 2008 14:25:0

    Sources: ΝΕΤ, ΝΕΤ 105.8

    The two gunmen that attacked Saturday night the Elefsina toll station made away with 120,000 euros. The money was to be deposited to the account of the Greek National Road Fund (TEO). Knowing exactly the time of the shift change, they found the passage and the safe open, stripping it off the days major earnings, due to the massive exodus of the long weekend excursionists. Authorities are puzzled by the fact that they paid no attention to the large sealed envelopes placed nearby that included much more money. While leaving, they threw away a bag containing a sledgehammer, which they did not have to use, since they found the door open. The offices of the Elefsina toll station lacked both a security agency and a CCTV. The police arrived as soon as they were called in, but the robbers had already vanished on their bikes.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [04] US State Department Head Tours Mideast

    Condoleezza Rice in Middle East

    15 Ιουν 2008 10:38:0

    By Nasos Bratsos

    Sources: ANA, Reuters, AFP

    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is touring the Middle East for sixth time this year. In her meeting with her Israeli counterpart Tzipi Livni, Rice touched on Israels ongoing settlement building. While building confidence measures between the two sides is urgently needed, the ongoing settlement building could harm negotiations, said Rice, who is also to meet with Palestinian reps. Commenting on French President Nicolas Sarkozys forthcoming meeting with Syrian resident Bashar al-Assad, the US official said Assad would get the message on the goals the US and France share with regard to the Middle East. Both the US and France agree on the Lebanon matter, as demonstrated by the joint communiqu&#233; by Presidents Bush and Sarkozy, continued Rice, concluding that the goal of the US foreign policy is to have diplomatic relations between Lebanon and Syria restored.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [05] Discovey Returns Safely

    15 Ιουν 2008 17:29:0

    Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-astronaut crew returned safely to Earth today, sailing over the heartland of America after a busy construction flight to the International Space Station (ISS). The 100-ton spaceship touched down on the tarmac at 1:01 p.m. EST (1801 GMT) here at the Kennedy Space Centers Shuttle Landing Facility

    The US shuttle Discovery touched down in Florida on Saturday, capping a successful14-day mission to deliver and open Japans first space laboratory at the Internationa Space Station.

    Under a sunny sky, the orbiter carrying seven astronauts landed right on time at 11.15am (1515 GMT) at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral after gliding over Mexicos Yucatan peninsula as it plunged toward Earth.

    After traveling 217 orbits and 9.2 million kilometers around Earth, Discovery plungedtoward the planet at more than 20 times the speed of sound before slowing down forits landing.

    [06] In N. China

    Victims by Floods

    15 Ιουν 2008 16:16:0

    Sources: ΑNA-ΜNA

    55 people at least died due to floods caused by stormy rainfalls during the last 10 days in S. China. Strong winds and rainfalls are expected the following days. According to the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs 1,3 million people were forced to abandon their houses. Chinese state channels broadcasted pictures of flooded houses and streets in many Chinese provinces. The same weather conditions caused chaos last week in Hong Kong where land slides were recorded, roads were closed and flights were delayed.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [07] SYN Leader Visits Arta

    15 Ιουν 2008 10:18:0

    Sources: ΝΕΤ 105.8

    SYN (Coalition of the Left) President Alexis Tsipras visited ART, NW Greece, to attend a commemoration event on the 63rd anniversary of prominent Greek communist Aris Velouhiotis death. Commenting on the Lisbon Treaty, Tsipras stressed that the rejection of the EU reform treaty by the people of Ireland manifested that the EUs future will be either democratic and social or there will be no future. "Political procedures lacking democratic legitimacy have no future in Europe. The EU Summit to be held in Paris in the coming week has to get the message and turn to the citizens of Europe, deciding to hold referendums thoughout the EU, so that the people of Europe can decide on Europes future," added Tsipras, who will be visiting the city of Agrinio on Tuesday.

    Translated by Areti Christou

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