NEWS and EVENTS up to the passing of
Johannes Paulus II
Pope John Paul II is no more...
With 279 out of 296 votes the Greek Parliament has elected
Karolos Papoulias as the new President of the Hellenic Republic.
Abbas and Ariel
Sharon, our eyes, ears and hearts
are all turned to Sharm Al-Sheikh tomorrow...
Tens of thousands of people in south-east Asia die and scores
are left homeless by a strong earthquake and subsequent tsunamis
that hit a wide geographic region.
Arafat is no more...
350 Dead, 160 Children: Chechen rebels, how, exactly, had they
contributed to the
suffering of the Chechen people?
Not only has President
Putin failed miserably to resolve the single
largest post-Communist era Russian crisis, but he has also been
consistently failing in commanding effectively small reaction forces.
It is time to pass the
reigns on to someone with elementary capabilities.
Congress MPs have picked former finance minister Manmohan Singh as
next prime minister after Sonia Gandhi
turned down the post.
Hamas chief killed in air strike
Israeli missiles kill Ahmed Yassin, bringing crowds of angry
onto Gaza's streets vowing revenge. ISR AELIS and PAL ESTINIANS, it
is time for PEACE and PROSPERITY; not for HATRED
peaceful revolution brought down the government
John Kerry is ahead for the democratic nomination
for the 2004
presidential elections .
George Papandreou is the new PA.SO.K.
We lost Wim Blok...
on Sunday, the 30th day of November of 2003.
of Eduard Shevardnadze. Nino Budzhanadze is assuming interim
leadership until National Presidential elections are held. Mikhail
Saakashvili is the main opposition leader and the most likely to
The United States is to set Iraq's Governing Council a six month
deadline to come up with a constitution that would lead to
and a new government next year.
US Secretary of State Colin Powell told the New York Times the deadline
difficult but it was necessary to get the interim Iraqi leadership
moving. Truth of
the matter is that, with US elections approaching, the situation in
and President Bush's popularity plumetting, only a withdrawal from Iraq
or a new
invasion would possibly appease the irritated US voters.
Palestinians keep perpetuating
the cycle of terror in the middle
east despite renewed efforts for a peaceful settlement...
More than 10 years after the fall of the Berlin wall, the Nicosia wall
seems to be crashing down as well! Way to go Cyprus and way to go
Baghdad fell and Tikrit followed suit. Iraq now is under coalition
The War in Iraq has ended but peace may again be the toughest
The space shuttle Columbia has
broken up on its way to the Kennedy space center.
All seven crew on board are presumed dead.
reforms are expected in the Chinese Communist hierarchy
with Jiang Zemin giving the reins to Hu Jintao.
candidate in Brazil's
presidential election , Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva - known as Lula -
has won a convincing victory in Sunday's run-off.
Gerhard Schroeder's Red-Green coalition has won the German general
elections with a razor-thin majority, after a night of drama
which earlier saw his conservative opponent claiming victory.
official results give Mr Schroeder's Social Democrats (SPD) and the
Greens 47.1% of the vote - 306 seats in the parliament or Bundestag.
conservative opposition of CDU/CSU led by Edmund Stoiber in alliance
with the liberal Free Democrats
won 45.9%, securing 295 seats. The conservative opposition of
led by Edmund Stoiber in alliance with the liberal Free Democrats won
45.9%, securing 295 seats.
Prime Minister Goeran Persson has been re-elected for a new
four-year term, as voters
backed his pledge to protect the country's
With all but the postal ballots counted,
Mr Persson's Social Democrats and his left-wing allies have won an
absolute majority, ending a
string of victories across Europe for centre-right parties.
Nelson Mandela visited Greece to support the idea of Olympic
during the Athens 2004 and all subsequent Olympic games.
Here he is with Foreign Minister George Papandreou and with our Mikis
Jean-Pierre Raffarin is the new interim French prime minister after
Jacques Chirac wins a landslide second
round victory in French presidential elections and Lionel Jospin
resigns the post.
Election presidentielle en France:
La gauche est donc éliminée à l'issue du premier
tour, un cas de figure jamais vu depuis l'élection
Pompidou-Poher en 1969.
plane crashed into Pirelli's skycraper in Milano.
Athenians demonstrated their support for the Palestinian cause and
condemnation of the continuing atrocities and crimes against humanity
and the ongoing ethnic cleansing in the occupied Palestinian
Yugoslavia is no more. A deal between Serbia and Montenegro
Union of States: Serbia and Montenegro .
President Mohammad Khatami visited Greece. Here he is on the
President George Bush receives his first
Euro coins from prime minister
It has snowed heavily in Athens for the first time since 1987.
Afghan groups meeting in Bonn have signed a
two-stage deal aimed at setting up a transitional government.
The U.N. and Secretary General
Coffi Annan were awarded the
2001 Nobel Peace Prize . At the same time
the war against terrorism in Afghanistan
is at its peak.
America strikes back .
Frantisek Matus gave two excellent talks while visiting Iowa
gave a talk at C.W.R.U.'s colloquium.
Koldobsky was on the Case Western Reserve campus.
Abian passed away July the 24th 1999.
war is over and peace does not look too promising...
The grandeur of the European football
versus the misery of the South American: France smashed
Brazil 3-0 in an unforgettable evening at Saint-Denis.
The World Cup is
This very nicely written
book is strongly recommended.
We all met in Baltimore, January 7-10. Saunders Mac Lane was