By Leigh Cookson AUCKLAND — With less than a year to go before the 1999 APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) leaders' summit here, a high-profile civil court case against the New Zealand spy agency, the Security Intelligence Service (SIS),
By Francesca Davis High school students in France, angry about large class sizes, badly maintained buildings, too few teachers and shortages of resources, have taken to the streets in their hundreds of thousands. Student strikes began in Nimes, in
By Norm Dixon By any calculation, the October 17 oil pipeline disaster in southern Nigerian rates amongst the worst industrial accidents ever. As of October 21, the death toll was estimated at 700; it is expected to climb above 1000. The western
By Max Lane The People's Democratic Party (PRD) announced on October 22 that it had held a national congress in Yogyakarta October 9-11. Eighty-five delegates representing 23 branches, the national leadership and the affiliated mass organisations
UN votes 157-2 against blockade of Cuba The United Nations General Assembly on October 14 voted against the US blockade of Cuba by a record margin, 157-2. Only the US and Israel voted in favour of the blockade. Twelve countries abstained. The vote
uth = By Barry Sheppard Two bicyclists were riding in the evening in Laramie, Wyoming, when they saw what appeared to be a scarecrow tied to a fence along a ranch, its arms outstretched. On getting closer, they saw it was a human being,
Indonesian regime suffers further setbacks By Max Lane The Habibie-Wiranto regime suffered another major setback on October 22 when the parliament finally passed a law on "public expression of opinion". The final version of the law undid
Putting people first Speaking to the UN General Assembly's third commission on social, humanitarian and cultural issues in early October, Rodolfo Reyes, second secretary of Cuba's UN mission, said Cuba will continue to be a society that puts its
By Helen Jarvis Three months after the July 26 elections, a new Cambodian government is yet to be formed. Despite participating in the National Assembly swearing-in ceremony on September 24, the majority of elected opposition members are now
Secondary students protest prison spending SAN LEANDRO, California — On October 2, thousands of high school students in San Leandro left their classrooms to protest against too much state spending on prisons and too little on schools.
International news briefs Korean bank strike aborted A planned strike led by South Korea's Federation of Bank and Financial Labour Unions (KFBU) to defend 18,700 jobs was called off on September 29, the day it was scheduled to take place. The
By Linda Kaucher Official Indonesian reports of a relaxing of the "military operations zone" status of Irian Jaya (West Papua), and of a cease-fire agreement with OPM (Free Papua Movement) activists, are contradicted by the OPM's denial of such an
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