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26 April 1999

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CONFLICT/YUGOSLAVIA: NATO offers guarantees to 'front-line states'

NATO leaders have pledged to provide economic support and security guarantees to neighbours of Yugoslavia which co-operate with NATO's military campaign.
From Inter Press Service, featured on the OneWorld News Service 26 April 1999

CONFLICT/YUGOSLAVIA: NATO approves oil embargo

Strains between the alliance and Russia deepened this weekend as NATO leaders approved a cutoff of oil shipments to Yugoslavia.
From Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, featured on the OneWorld News Service 26 April 1999

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GEOPOLITICS/EAST TIMOR: Australia faces tough talks at Bali summit

Australian and Indonesian leaders are due to meet in Bali tomorrow for talks about how to solve the crisis in East Timor.
From Inter Press Service, featured on the OneWorld News Service 26 April 1999

HUMAN RIGHTS/INDIA: Dalit killings spark calls for stronger protection

Twelve low-caste villagers from Bihar state in India have been killed by gunmen from an uppercaste Hindu militia, says a leading human rights watchdog.
From Human Rights Watch, featured on the OneWorld News Service 26 April 1999

DEMOCRACY: India stumbles towards elections

India is heading for its third elections in three years after failing to conjure up a new government to replace the ousted Hindu nationalist-led alliance.
From News Unlimited, featured on the OneWorld News Service 26 April 1999

ENVIRONMENT: Oil giant wins Earth Day award

Oil transnational BP Amoco has won an award from Earth Day Network 2000 for its forward-looking approach to the problem of global warming.
From Inter Press Service, featured on the OneWorld News Service 26 April 1999

ENERGY: Earth Day 2000 bids to harness winds of change

Earth Day 2000 has kicked off a year-long series of events aimed at launching an energy revolution.
From Environment News Service (ENS), featured on the OneWorld News Service 26 April 1999

TRADE/AMERICAS: NGOs fear unbridled power of foreign investors

Non-governmental organisations are concerned at plans for a new American free-trade area that may equip foreign investors with legal weapons to influence national governments.
From Inter Press Service, featured on the OneWorld News Service 25 April 1999

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION/SIERRA LEONE: Black January for the press

At least seven Sierra Leonean journalists were killed and many more went into hiding or left the country in January, according to a new report.
From International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House, featured on the OneWorld News Service 26 April 1999

POLLUTION: Treaty may compensate victims

A law which governs cross-border movement of hazardous wastes looks set to become the first global environmental treaty to require compensation for victims.
From Environment News Service (ENS), featured on the OneWorld News Service 26 April 1999

Features and Analysis

GEOPOLITICS: Pendulum swings back toward UN peacekeepers

The past three months have seen a dizzying shift in international support for the 'blue berets', says Farhan Haq.
From Inter Press Service, featured on the OneWorld News Service 26 April 1999


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