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By David Jagger Antoinette Panajatov and Hristo Stefanov fled Bulgaria last June and thought they'd reached the free world. But in the cellar room in Frankfurt they have shared for five months with 12 other adults and five children, they can't
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — "The brazen red-brown hordes, intoxicated by their impunity, have decided to openly proclaim their main goals ... Before us is an attempt by the apparatus of the Communist Party to return to power ... We are
A quick turnover for eastern politicians By Bryan R. Thomas BONN — One by one the politicians from the old German Democratic Republic (GDR) have been ousted. The majority of them had been elected as representatives of the five new
By Steve Painter The United States and Britain are ignoring international law in their insistence that Libya hand over two of its citizens for trial in Britain on charges arising from the 1988 Lockerbie air disaster. The affair took a dangerous
By Sean Malloy The United States is threatening new bombing raids and possibly other military action against Iraq. The pretext is the alleged Iraqi refusal to destroy factories capable of producing missiles, but the real stakes have more to do
By Teresa Gutierrez NEW YORK — President George Bush — guilty of war crimes as charged. Vice President Dan Quayle, defence secretary Richard Cheney, Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Colin Powell, General Norman Schwarzkopf — they too were
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — The administration of Moscow Mayor Gavriil Popov has continued its attacks on human rights, banning an opposition demonstration planned for March 17. The city government has also reportedly ordered the
By Irina Glushchenko and Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — Free, universal health care is fast vanishing from the Russian Republic. In theory, it is to be replaced from the beginning of next year by a compulsory system of medical insurance. But as
By Marion Davies The Scottish National Party, until recently viewed by many as tartan Tories, is riding high as growing numbers of Scots call for independence. Thanks to the SNP's prominent role in fighting the poll tax and other unpopular
A report titled "Democracy is still buried", compiled by 11 Indonesian human rights organisations and alternative research groups, was released last month by the Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation. As well as condemning widespread corruption and lack

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