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June 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
A British defense attache was assassinated here Thursday, and Greek police found evidence pointing to the terrorist group November 17, whose members have eluded capture despite a 25-year legacy of bloodshed. Brig. Stephen Saunders, 52, the defense attache at the British Embassy, was gunned down by two assassins as he drove to work. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but police said ballistic tests showed that the spent shells found on the scene came from a .
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January 15, 2002 | From Reuters
The Elgin Marbles will remain in the British Museum in London despite attempts by Greece to have the famous Parthenon sculptures returned, the museum's director said today. Robert Anderson said the British Museum's trustees have no legal right to dispose of any exhibits even if they want to. The return of the 2,500-year-old marbles removed from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin two centuries ago has long been demanded by Greece, and the issue often sours relations between Athens and London.
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March 25, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
In an interview published in the Athens daily To Vima, British Prime Minister Tony Blair rejected demands by Greece for the return of ancient sculptures removed from the Parthenon two centuries ago. Known as the Elgin Marbles, the sculptures that decorated the Parthenon were taken by British envoy Lord Elgin in 1812 and are housed in the British Museum.
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March 25, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
In an interview published in the Athens daily To Vima, British Prime Minister Tony Blair rejected demands by Greece for the return of ancient sculptures removed from the Parthenon two centuries ago. Known as the Elgin Marbles, the sculptures that decorated the Parthenon were taken by British envoy Lord Elgin in 1812 and are housed in the British Museum.
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January 15, 2002 | From Reuters
The Elgin Marbles will remain in the British Museum in London despite attempts by Greece to have the famous Parthenon sculptures returned, the museum's director said today. Robert Anderson said the British Museum's trustees have no legal right to dispose of any exhibits even if they want to. The return of the 2,500-year-old marbles removed from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin two centuries ago has long been demanded by Greece, and the issue often sours relations between Athens and London.
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June 13, 1998 | VANORA BENNETT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly two centuries ago, a British ambassador to Greece removed a set of marble sculptures from the Parthenon in Athens. Claiming smugly that the debased modern Greeks were not up to looking after the heritage of their classical forebears, Lord Elgin shipped the marbles home to enjoy the full protection of the British Empire.
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June 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
A British defense attache was assassinated here Thursday, and Greek police found evidence pointing to the terrorist group November 17, whose members have eluded capture despite a 25-year legacy of bloodshed. Brig. Stephen Saunders, 52, the defense attache at the British Embassy, was gunned down by two assassins as he drove to work. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but police said ballistic tests showed that the spent shells found on the scene came from a .
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June 13, 1998 | VANORA BENNETT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly two centuries ago, a British ambassador to Greece removed a set of marble sculptures from the Parthenon in Athens. Claiming smugly that the debased modern Greeks were not up to looking after the heritage of their classical forebears, Lord Elgin shipped the marbles home to enjoy the full protection of the British Empire.
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