IRAQ EXPELS UN OFFICIALS
Washington spies have been expelled from Iraq for affecting this country’s national security, according to Baghdad.
EMILIE ACQUITAINE: PAEDOPHILIA IN FRANCE
Two cases of paedophilia have shocked France this week, namely because in both cases, the perpetrators of this evil were people linked to educational services.
UNITED KINGDOM: HEART PATIENT SELLS HOME TO BUY OPERATION ABROAD
In what is a shame for the British National Health Service, a man has sold his home to buy an operation in South Africa because of the long waiting lists in the United Kingdom.
KOSOVO COURT RULED: SERBIAN TROOPS ACTS IN KOSOVO NOT GENOCIDE
The Supreme Court of Kosovo working under the UN aegis ruled that the actions of the Serbian troops in Kosovo in 1998 – 1999 could not be referred to as the genocide against the population in Albania
USA AND GAYS OF BELARUS AGAINST LUKASHENKO. ONE DAY LEFT BEFORE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
The capital of Belarus, Minsk has been shocked. It became the city to hold the gay pride parade - for the first time in the Commonwealth of Independent States
KOFI ANNAN SUGGESTS LIFTING ARMS EMBARGO
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan suggested that the UN Security Council lift an embargo banning all arms sales to Yugoslavia because authorities in Belgrade have already fulfilled the relevant pre-conditions. This suggestion is contained in Annan's letter to the UN SC
EGYPT, JORDAN, PALESTINE FOREIGN MINISTERS WORK OUT PLAN FOR JOINT ARAB ACTION
On Saturday, a meeting of the foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinian National Authority will be held in Cairo. It will draw up a plan of joint actions by Arab countries in view of the developments in the Middle East, Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestinian National Authority
ALL 29 RUSSIAN SAILORS DELIVERED BY JAPANESE RESCUE TEAMS TO PORT ON HOKKAIDO ISLAND
All 29 Russian sailors rescued by Japanese rescue teams from a sinking ship have been delivered to the port of Hakodate on the Hokkaido Island and now feel well, Anatoly Rogachev of the Sea Rescue and Coordination Centre in Vladivostok, Russia's Far East
MOZAMBIQUE : 189 CHILDREN INFECTED WITH AIDS EVERY DAY
140 minors are infected with the AIDS virus every day in Mozambique, according to recent statistics released by the National Council for Combatting AIDS.
ARGENTINA ON THE BRINK
As Argentina teeters on the brink of economic collapse, Brazil casts a wary eye over its shoulder and the rest of South America fears the worst: could this be the mega-recession this continent has been dreading?
RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER: MEASURES AGAINST BALKAN EXTREMISTS REQUIRE UN SECURITY COUNCIL'S AUTHORIZATION
The Russian side believes that all measures planned by the world community against extremists operating in the Balkans shall not be taken until after they receive the UN Security Council's authorization. Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said so Friday as he was opening negotiations with Viktor Gaber, First Deputy Foreign Minister of Macedonia.
OUR PARTNERS: ST. PETE’S BUSINESS CONTACTS CENTRE OPENS IN THE FINNISH CITY OF TURKU
More than 2 years have passed since the 1st St. Pete’s Business Contacts Centre opened in the Finnish city of Kotka. Today, the 2nd similar centre is opening in Turku. The chain is expanding: the BIZKON-Kotka is being added with BIZKON-Turku.
AUSTRIA AND NOVOSIBIRSK REGION INTERESTED IN MUTUAL COOPERATION
The deepening of cooperation between Austria and the Novosibirsk region (Western Siberia) is the aim of a visit to the Russian Siberian region by a delegation of that country's businessmen.
ODIHR DIRECTOR TO VISIT RUSSIA
Gerard Studman, OSCE director for democracy and human rights, will visit Russia on September 11-12. According to the ODIHR secretariat, Mr. Studman will come to Moscow from Minsk, capital of Belarus.
J. DAVID GALLAND: DISBAND NATO AND THROW AWAY THE KEY
More than ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, !NATO forces, as always led by the Americans, are dancing more than the “Texas Two-Step” in their role of self definition and sought after justification, on the world stage. NATO’s image is that of a crippled man with his rear aflame; in great fear that his head will follow suite.
RUSSO-JAPANESE EXPEDITION WILL STUDY FISH STOCKS IN THE SEA OF JAPAN
A Russo-Japanese expedition is using a Russian research vessel to study the stocks of fish, including mackerel, sardine and other species, and squid in the Far Eastern seas. It began with the Sea of Japan.
COLOMBIAN FOREIGN MINISTER DELIVERS MESSAGE FROM COLOMBIAN PRESIDENT TO PRESIDENT PUTIN
The Russian Foreign Ministry press and information department reported on Friday that in the course of an official visit to Russia, Colombian Foreign Minister Guillermo Fernandez de Soto delivered Russian President Vladimir Putin a message from Colombian President Andres Pastrana.
YASSER ARAFAT MAY PAY A VISIT TO MOSCOW
Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation Mahmoud Abbas does not rule out the possibility of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat paying a visit to Moscow.
IGOR IVANOV: MIDEASTERN CONFLICT CANNOT BE SETTLED BY MILITARY METHODS
Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov has once again announced that the Mideastern conflict cannot be solved by military methods.
The only way to settle the conflict is to employ political means, stressed Ivanov, opening Friday talks with Mahmoud Abbas, the visiting secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation.
WITHIN SAKHALIN-1 PROJECT OIL AND GAS WILL BE SUPPLIED TO JAPAN, AS WELL AS TO CHINA
It is planned that within the Sakhalin-1 project oil and gas will be supplied not only to Japan but also to China. The expansion of the scale of the project to develop oil and gas deposits on the shelf of that Russian island is being planned by its participants who are part of an international consortium comprising oil and gas companies of Russia, Japan, the USA and India, reported the Japanese news agency Kyodo Tsushin on Thursday.
TWO MARINE POLICE SHIPS OF SOUTH KOREA ARRIVED ON A FRIENDLY VISIT IN VLADIVOSTOK
For the first time in the history of Russian-South Korean relations two patrol ships of the National Agency of the Marine Police of the Republic of Korea arrived on a friendly visit in Vladivostok (a port and administrative centre in the Far East) September 10.
UKRAINIAN PREMIER TO TAKE PART IN ECONOMIC FORUM KRYNICA-2001 IN POLAND
Head of the Ukrainian government Anatoly Kinakh is to leave for Poland Friday to take part in the economic forum Krynica-2001.
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RUSSIAN CENTRAL ELECTION COMMISSION OFFICIALS ARRIVE IN MINSK TO OBSERVE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION THERE
As many as 20 representatives of the Russian Central Election Commission have arrived in Minsk to act as international observers at the coming September 9 presidential election in Belarus. The Central Election Commission representatives will perform their mission within the framework of the Association of Election Organisers of Central Eastern Europe.
SHIMON PERES AND YASSER ARAFAT TO MEET NEXT WEEK
Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres who met his Italian colleague Renato Ruggiero in Cernobbio (Italy) Wednesday evening confirmed that his meeting with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat would take place next week.
YASSER ARAFAT'S THREE CONDITIONS TO MEET WITH SHIMON PERES
Yasser Arafat might meet with Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres next week. However, his participation is stipulated by three pre-conditions which are to be fulfilled by the Israeli government and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon himself, said Thursday Palestinian minister for international planning and cooperation Dr.Nabeel Shaath.
The European Union concluded a debate on a new espionage network yesterday, in which it was decided to adopt a system similar to the American network, Echelon.
HIGH-RANKING REPRESENTATIVES OF THE US PENTAGON AND DEPARTMENT OF STATE WILL COME TO MOSCOW FOR NEGOTIATIONS ON NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS AND MISSILE DEFENCE
US Under Secretary of Defence Douglas Feith and Under Secretary of State John Bolton will arrive in Moscow next week to conduct negotiations on nuclear armaments and missile defence, reported the television company Fox -TV on Thursday.
RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER TO HOLD NEGOTIATIONS WITH PLO OFFICIAL TODAY
Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and Mahmoud Abbas, the secretary general of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), will discuss the situation in the Middle East today. Mahmoud Abbas is also a co-chairman of the Russian-Palestinian working committee for the Middle East.
ITALIAN BUSINESSMAN CHARGED WITH ESTIONAGE
The Belarus KGB has charged the Italian director of a foreign company operating in Belarus with espionage, and charged a Belarus colleague of his with treason.