50 Years Ago Today

THE GREEK ISSUE: Paris, 23 – The UN’s Special Political Committee voted by 50 to five (with one abstention) to approve a draft ruling submitted by Greece providing for the dissolution within two months of the special Committee for the Balkans. It also voted by 50 to five (with three abstentions) a draft ruling submitted by France, the US, UK, Greece and Mexico calling for the foundation of a subcommittee to monitor peace in the Balkans. (…) The committee rejected, paragraph by paragraph, a draft ruling submitted by the Soviet Union asking for a halt to US intervention in Greek affairs, a general amnesty, the abolition of concentration camps for democrats, and the abolition of death sentences passed by courts on patriots. CLEMENCY MEASURES: The eight-member ministerial committee on peace measures yesterday worked out the draft bill on commuting the sentences of convicted communists, providing for a case-by-case examination of each convict by a special committee that will decide on whether the sentence should be reduced. STRATIS SOMERITIS: On Tuesday (November 27) in the Trikoupis political club (6 George Street, Kanningos Square), Stratis Someritis will give a speech on The Yugoslav experiment from the economic and social point of view. First, what was actually created was not a fully formed embryo but a living mass of cells. The cloned cell was used as a source of stem cells, that is primitive cells that only exist in the first days of the embryo’s life and which are then transformed and grow into all types of human cells.

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