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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-11-23
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Weather forecastUnseasonably warm and humid weather is forecast for all parts of the country with a few scattered clouds and some early morning mist. Temperatures in Athens will range between 12-21 C and in Thessaloniki from 9-17 C.
(23/11/2003 8:17:00 μμ)
 Georgia's Shevardnadze quitsGeorgian President Eduard Shevardnadze announced today he had quit, bowing to opposition protesters who stormed parliament declaring a "velvet revolution" and demanding his resignation. His resignation followed talks with Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, main opposition leader Mikhail Saakashvili and fellow opposition activist Zurab Zhvania at the veteran Georgian president's suburban residence.
(23/11/2003 8:18:00 μμ)
 More US fatalities in IraqTwo U.S. soldiers were shot in their car in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul today and their bodies mutilated and looted by a crowd of Iraqis while another soldier was killed by a roadside bomb north of Baghdad. In Baghdad, U.S. army spokesman Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt said he would not discuss how the soldiers died.
In Baquba, 65 km north of Baghdad, a 4th Infantry Division soldier was killed and two were wounded when a roadside bomb was detonated as their convoy drove past, according to spokesman Lieutenant Colonel William MacDonald.
(23/11/2003 8:20:00 μμ)
 United Pasok members/candidates to bring victory in 2004The selection of new candidates on Pasok's ballots has stirred various reactions in the country's political scene. In an interview to Net radio, Pasok press representative, Chrisa Arapoglou underlined the majority of non-candidate party members and other Pasok forces will join together in order to bring victory to the governing party in the 2004 elections. The Minister of Public Works, Vaso Papandreou also expressed the certainty that those who remained outside the candidacy lists will work together to bring victory to Pasok.
(23/11/2003 8:22:00 μμ)
 ND's M. Liapis confident of party victory in electionsNew Democracy's Mihalis Liapis stated he was confident ND would win the spring elections and expressed the view that Mr. Simitis would not step down from Pasok's leadership after the electoral defeat. At the same time, ND's Viron Polydoras stated time would tell if former Athens mayor Dimitris Avramopoulos and Antonis Samaras would return to ND.
(23/11/2003 8:24:00 μμ)
 Patriarch Vartholomaios talks about church crisisEcumenichal Patriarch Vartholomaios spoke today about the crisis between Fanari and the Church of Greece. Mr. Vartholomaios underlined the Patriarchate will always to consider the churches of the new countries in Northern Greece as churches of the Ecumenichal Throne.
(23/11/2003 8:27:00 μμ)
 Olympic resumes daily flights to SydneyIn cooperation with Gulf-Air, Olympic Airways resumed daily flights to Sydney, Australia via Bahrain thus recreating a bridge to Greece for nearly 1.5 million Greeks living in Australia.
(23/11/2003 8:27:00 μμ)
 Israeli PM hints at uprooting settlements, setting bordersPrime Minister Ariel Sharon signaled today he might uproot some isolated Jewish settlements on occupied land and then set Israeli-drawn borders for a Palestinian state if a U.S.-backed peace plan failed. Palestinians voiced deep suspicion of what Israeli media dubbed the "Sharon Plan" ahead of a meeting, possibly as early as this week, between the prime minister and his Palestinian counterpart Ahmed Qurie on reviving the peace "road map". In its own show of compliance with the plan, the Palestinian Higher National Security Council under President Yasser Arafat today said its forces would restore order in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But it did not detail what steps would be taken.
(23/11/2003 8:31:00 μμ)
 Turkey says needs international help in manhuntTurkey's prime minister pleaded today for international help in tracking down the suspected foreign masterminds of Istanbul's suicide bombings. With domestic investigations into the attacks zeroing in on the remote town of Bingol, where Turkish media say the bombers came from, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said only an international effort could bring the plot leaders to justice. Expressing shame that the four suicide truck bombers in the attacks on two Istanbul synagogues as well as the British consulate and a branch of London-based banking giant HSBC were Turkish, Erdogan said the attackers had global connections.
(23/11/2003 8:34:00 μμ)