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Attacks by British army thugs on the small nationalist town of Coalisland in County Tyrone have caused political reverberations in London and Dublin. First the British army announced that an officer in the infamous Parachute Regiment had been
By David Robie AUCKLAND — Barely six months ago, maverick Maori politician Winston Peters was by far the government's most popular cabinet minister and was being tipped as a future prime minister. Today he is fighting for his political life.
Walk into any office in the former German Democratic Republic, and you are likely to find what the locals sarcastically call a "besser Wessi" — distinguishable by dress, accent and size of pay cheque — there to teach the "Ossis" how to do
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — In the first half of June, peasants in numerous regions of the Russian Federation were threatening strike action against the consequences of the Yeltsin government's "reforms". Meetings of agricultural workers in
Indonesian report banned The Indonesian government has banned a report by a leading human rights group on the trial of rebels in the northern Sumatran province of Aceh. The report by the Legal Aid Institute (LBH) was banned on June 16
EC rejects US anti-Cuban bill The European Community has announced it will not accept the extension of US territorial jurisdiction over its member nations. In a letter issued to the US State Department last April and circulated on June 19 by
Anti-gay law in Nicaragua On June 11, Nicaragua's National Assembly passed Latin America's most repressive sodomy law. The Sandinista bloc opposed the law but was outvoted by the right-wing forces of the pro-US UNO coalition. By 43 votes to
The Urals region is one of the main industrial centres of Russia. However, its social infrastructure lags behind that of cities such as Moscow and St Petersburg, while such industrial centres of the region as Yekaterinburg (formerly Sverdlovsk),
Australian military surveillance is helping the Papua New Guinea Defence Force to blockade Bougainville by providing information on boats attempting to get through the blockade, according to a Bougainville provisional government representative in
Nuclear cuts reflect changing US strategy By Steve Painter The latest US-Russian nuclear arms cuts, announced by presidents Bush and Yeltsin in Washington on June 16, reflect a continuing move by the US towards armaments more suitable to its

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