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Strong quake shakes central Turkey, at least 2 killed

June 7, 2000 

 

ANKARA, JUNE 6 (AP) - A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 shook central Turkey Tuesday, killing at least two people, injuring some 30 others and sending thousands into the

streets in panic.

 

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Violence breaks out in Solomon Islands

June 7, 2000 

 

WELLINGTON, JUNE 6 (AP) - Fighting broke out Tuesday between rival rebels in the Solomon Islands, the tiny nation thrown into crisis when armed men seized the prime minister on Monday and

demanded his removal, officials in New Zealand said.

 

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Officials raise death toll in Sumatra earthquake to 103

June 7, 2000

 

BENGKULU, Indonesia, JUNE 6 (AP) - The official death toll from Sumatra's massive earthquake rose to 103 on Tuesday as the search for victims intensified despite rumbling aftershocks that kept scared survivors outdoors.

 

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Albright, trying to speed up peace talks, meeting with Arafat

June 7, 2000 

 

JERUSALEM, JUNE 6 (AP) - With Israel hinting of territorial concessions but complaining of delays by Yasser Arafat, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is meeting with the Palestinian leader as she tries to move the Middle East peace process forward.

 

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New discoveries add to understanding of black holes

June 7, 2000 

 

WASHINGTON, JUNE 6 (AP) - Supermassive black holes were once only a theory, but astronomers have now found and studied enough of them to draw some conclusions about how they form and where they can exist.

 

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EU ministers back Greek euro-zone entry

June 6, 2000 

 

LUXEMBOURG, JUNE 5 (AP) - European Union finance ministers Monday backed Greece's bid to adopt the euro on New Year's Day and become the 12th member of the euro-zone currency bloc, EU officials said.

 

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Fiji's military: Rebel leader can't be part of new government

June 6, 2000 

 

SUVA, JUNE 5 (AP) - Rejecting one of rebel leader George Speight's key demands for ending Fiji's hostage crisis, the nation's military ruler said Monday that Speight and his followers will be barred from participation in any interim government.

 

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Sri Lankan media resists censorship with lawsuits, defiance, humor

June 6, 2000 

 

COLOMBO,  JUNE 5 (AP) - "Censored." The Sunday Times splashed the single word across the op-ed page after the government censor spiked its entire report on the escalation of the war against Tamil separatists in Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna peninsula.

 

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Solomon Islands prime minister taken hostage, New Zealand diplomats Say

June 6, 2000 

 

WELLINGTON, JUNE 5 (AP) - A rebel group fighting in the Solomon Islands took the prime minister and other government officials hostage Monday and put up road blocks around Honiara, the capital, officials in New Zealand said.

 

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Clinton, Putin ready to sign agreement on plutonium disposal

June 5, 2000

 

MOSCOW, JUNE 4 (AP) - U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in the Kremlin Sunday for talks aimed at further reducing the nuclear threat. As a first step, they agreed to give up 68 tons of weapons-grade plutonium.

 

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Fiji rebel leader meets military to discuss latest demands

June 5, 2000

 

SUVA, JUNE 4 (AP) - Rebel leader George Speight spent Sunday airing his latest demands to Fiji's military government - and he said later a new trust was developing but gave no word on when he might free his hostages.

 

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Hungarian parliament to vote on new president

June 5, 2000

 

BUDAPEST, JUNE 4 (AP) - The Hungarian parliament is to vote Monday in a special session to select a new president to succeed Arpad Goencz, who leaves office in August after having served the maximum two terms allowed by the constitution.

 

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West Papua calls for independence despite Indonesian warnings

June 4, 2000

 

JAYAPURA, JUNE 3 (AP) - A landmark congress of West Papua activists on Saturday demanded full independence from Indonesia despite Jakarta's warning that the restive province will not be allowed to break away.

 

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Fiji rebels issue new demands in hostage crisis

June 4, 2000

 

SUVA, JUNE 3 (AP) - Backtracking on his plan to release hostages this weekend, coup leader George Speight issued a new list of demands Saturday night that would place Fiji under the control of

his gang of rebels.

 

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US may impose sanctions against Fiji for coup

June 3, 2000

 

WASHINGTON, JUNE 2 (AP) - The State Department says it is considering a range of punitive actions against the military leaders in Fiji who declared martial law on Monday following a coup staged by rebels two weeks ago.

 

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Pakistani court brings charges of tax evasion, fraud against Sharif

June 3, 2000

 

ATTOCK FORT, Pakistan, JUNE 2 (AP) - A Pakistani court on Friday charged deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with tax evasion, corruption and fraudulently importing a helicopter.

 

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Putin government brings strange sense of calm to Russia

June 3, 2000

 

MOSCOW, JUNE 2 (AP) - Vladimir Putin has been president for just a few months, but Russia seems eerily calm after years of political and economic chaos that many Russians once feared would plunge the country into disaster.

 

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Israeli leaders consider possibility of renewed talks with Syria

June 3, 2000

 

JERUSALEM, JUNE 2 (AP) - Syria may be signaling that it wants to resume peace talks with Israel, an Israeli Cabinet minister said Friday, after Prime Minister Ehud Barak made an overture to Damascus. 

 

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Fiji coup leader leaves compound where hostages held

June 2, 2000

    
SUVA, Fiji,JUNE 1 (AP) - Coup leader George Speight on Thursday left the parliamentary compound where his rebels are holding more than 30 hostages, and went to a military barracks to meet for the first time with Fiji's new martial law ruler.

  

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US-Illegal Workers Court rules for workers who use false Social Security cards

June 2, 2000

    
SAN FRANCISCO, JUNE 1 (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled illegal immigrants seeking to stay in the United States cannot be disqualified simply because they used a fake Social Security card to work.

  

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Women remain underpaid, under-represented, and under threat

June 2, 2000

    
UNITED NATIONS, JUNE 1 (AP) - Five years after a major international conference pledged to seek full equality of the sexes, more women are working and more girls are going to school - but women remain underpaid, under-represented in governments and under threat of physical and sexual abuse.

  

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Clinton to meet with Barak

June 2, 2000

    
LISBON, JUNE 1 (UNB/AP) - U.S. President Bill Clinton is going into talks with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak with a "much greater sense of urgency" created by the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.

"All the balls are up in the air," he says.

  

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Barak accuses Palestinians of foot-dragging in peace talks

June 2, 2000

    
LISBON, JUNE 1 (UNB/AP) - Using unusually harsh language, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday accused Palestinian negotiators of dragging their feet in peace treaty talks with Israel.

  

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Philippine government presents peace proposal to Muslim rebels

June 2, 2000

    
COTABATO, Philippines, JUNE 1 (UNB/AP) - Muslim rebels said Thursday they will review a government-proposed political settlement of their separatist rebellion in the southern Philippines, but need more time than allowed by the government.

  

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Global ad ban on tobacco sought by WHO

June 1, 2000

    
BANGKOK, MAY 31 (AP) - The World Health Organization began a hard-hitting campaign Wednesday against tobacco advertising it says lures millions of smokers a year to an early grave.

  

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Clinton to squeeze in Kohl during Berlin visit

June 1, 2000

    
BERLIN, MAY 31 (AP) - U.S. President Bill Clinton will make time during his three-day visit to Berlin this week to meet with an old friend, disgraced former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, officials said Wednesday.

  

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Putin's plan to rein in Russia's regions debated in parliament

June 1, 2000

    
MOSCOW, MAY 31 (AP) - President Vladimir Putin's plan to strengthen the central government and rein in regional leaders received enthusiastic support Wednesday from lawmakers in the lower house of parliament. 

  

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NATO chief strolls around Kosovo capital

June 1, 2000

    
PRISTINA, MAY 31 (AP) - NATO's secretary-general strolled down Kosovo's central shopping street Wednesday to see for himself what people thought about the alliance nearly one year after its 78-day bombing campaign ended Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's rule.

  

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Tens of thousands of Korean workers go on four-day strike

June 1, 2000

    
SEOUL, MAY 31 (AP) - Thousands of union workers marched through downtown Seoul Wednesday after walking off their jobs demanding a shorter work week and better working conditions.

  

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Turtles to help clean up Indian river

June 1, 2000

    
NEW DELHI, MAY 31 (AP) - Carnivorous turtles will help authorities clean up a polluted river in northern India, a newspaper said Wednesday.

  

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