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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-06-19

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Greece Leaves Euro Tournament
  • [02] Obama Opts for a "Pragmatic" Approach
  • [03] Britain Ratifies the Treaty
  • [04] Ceasefire in Gaza Takes Effect

  • [01] Greece Leaves Euro Tournament

    19 Ιουν 2008 00:22:0

    By Giahanatzis Dimitris

    Sources: ANA

    Defending European Championship Greece wrapped up its encounters at the Euro 2008 suffering a third defeat, losing 2-1 to Spain. Despite opening the score with Haristeas in the 42nd minute, it was outscored by Spain twice, with De la Red and Guiza. Greece landed fourth place in Group D. The 37-year-old Nikopolidis and defender Paraskevas Antzas, who came on in the 62nd, played their last international game for Greece.

    Lineups

    Greece: Antonis Nikopolidis, Loukas Vyntra, Nikos Spyropoulos, Sotiris Kyrgiakos (Paraskevas Antzas, 62), Traianos Dellas, Costas Katsouranis, Angelos Basinas, Giorgos Karagounis (Alexandros Tziolis, 73), Dimitris Salpingidis (Stelios Giannakopoulos, 86), Angelos Charisteas, Ioannis Amanatidis.

    Spain: Pepe Reina, Alvaro Arbeloa, Fernando Navarro, Raul Abiol, Juanito Gutierrez, Andres Iniesta (Santi Cazorla, 58), Cesc Fabregas, Xabi Alonso, Ruben de la Red, Sergio Garcia, Dani Guiza.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [02] Obama Opts for a "Pragmatic" Approach

    19 Ιουν 2008 10:40:0

    Sources: REUTERS

    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has named a panel of former U.S. officials to advise him on foreign policy, some of whom may be considered for Cabinet posts if he wins in November.

    While Obama and his Republican rival John McCain face almost five months of intense campaigning before Americans vote, speculation over their running mates and who might fill senior positions in their potential administrations is already in full swing.

    For Obama, a first-term senator from Illinois, enlisting the group of seasoned experts as advisers may help bolster his foreign policy credentials. He said he would follow a "pragmatic" approach focused on "using all elements of American power to protect our people and to advance our interests."

    [03] The First Nation after the Irish "No"

    Britain Ratifies the Treaty

    19 Ιουν 2008 10:01:0

    Sources: ANA

    The British House ratified Wednesday the EU reform treaty, becoming the first nation to do so after it was given a negative vote by the people of Ireland in a referendum held last Thursday

    The Lisbon Treaty got thumbs up from the House of Lords, since the Upper House rejected a Tory bid to halt the ratification process, due to the Irish "no."

    Royal Assent is expected to make the EU reform treaty law of the state.

    Following the Irish negative vote, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown had been urged to either delay the ratification process and declare the treaty "dead" or hold a referendum, which he refused.

    The Prime Minister said he respected the Irish peoples referendum vote, but the Irish government had asked for more time to discuss what to do in the wake of its outcome.

    The Lords outran a Tory bid to have the ratification of the Treaty delayed with 277 voted for and 184 against, after a lengthy debate, which was interrupted by protesters who demanded the ratification process be halted.

    Translated by Areti Christou

    [04] Palestinian Shot Dead Shortly Before Truce

    Ceasefire in Gaza Takes Effect

    19 Ιουν 2008 08:56:0

    Sources: ANA-MPA

    The Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip took effect on early Thursday, following months of clashes that claimed hundreds of lives.

    Hamas is determined to abide by the ceasefire agreement and guarantee its success, a Hamas spokesman told AFP. He also called on the oppression troops [Israel] to also respect the truce and put it into action.

    The Israeli army, on the other hand, made no comments, with the Israeli state-run radio reporting that the army has not been given instructions as to what to do in case the truce is broken.

    Shortly before the truce came into effect, a Palestinian was shot dead in an Israeli air strike in Gaza. An army spokesman said that soldiers attacked a gang of Palestinians firing rockets.

    According to the army, 30 rockets were fired against south Israel, injuring a civilian.

    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert argued the ceasefire could be "fragile" and "short-lived," stressing there had been no direct talks with Hamas.

    Translated by Areti Christou

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