BRAZIL: ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST
One by one they fall, like the proverbial ten green bottles standing on the wall. This time it is the ex-Senator Luiz Estevao, who has been arrested for obstructing justice – and released for a bail of 85 USD.
MACEDONIAN PARLIAMENT DISCUSSES CHANGING CONSTITUTION.
RESULTS NOT PREDICTABLE
Today at a special sitting Macedonian Parliament is intending to discuss ratification of peace agreement concluded on August 13 between representatives of main Macedonian ethnic groups and inserting amendments into the new constitution.
TIMOTHY BANCROFT-HINCHEY: EAST TIMORESE GIVE WORLD A LESSON IN DEMOCRACY
The Maubere population of East Timor, the world’s youngest nation, have given the international community a lesson in democracy, with a 93% turn-out at the ballot box to vote for their first Legislative Assembly.
ARAFAT-PERES MEETING DUE NEXT WEEK?
A meeting between Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestinian National Authority, and Shimon Peres, Foreign Minister of Israel, may take place in between September 4 and 9. But only in case Israel's hawks give this opportunity to Peres. It is nobody's secret that Shimon Peres with his peaceable views constitutes a minority in the Israeli government, predominated by belligerent nationalists.
OPEN NORDIC DIMENSION TO THIRD COUNTRIES' INVESTORS, CALLS RUSSIA
It will be lucrative to open the Nordic Dimension to capital inflow from third countries, attract the European Investment Bank to it, and pool in TACIS and FARE funds for transnational projects, Alexander Avdeyev, Russia's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, said yesterday in the context of President Vladimir Putin starting an official visit to Finland today.
MICHAEL PEIRCE: IN THE WAY OF FREEDOM
It is the simple fact that in the world that we are living in, freedom requires that very warrior ethic we seem to assume is the exclusive province of national military forces. To assume that someone else will protect your rights is sadly incorrect and we are seeing the evidence of it as our freedoms erode
CRIMINAL AND VICTIM
What must be the penalty for a driver who run over a person that got as a result to hospital because of his leg’s fracture. Do not hasten to answer. This crime could be no crime at all, or... Let us see.
DRIVER MISSED BY SLEEPING ALL THE BEER
Workers of Internal Affairs Office of Kargad suspect of theft the whole male population of the city.
854TH MOSCOW’S BIRTHDAY. OVER 5 THOUSAND HOLIDAY ACTIONS PLANNED FOR TODAY
Moscow is 854 years old. For today over 5 thousand holiday actions are planned devoted to the City Day. Russian president Vladimir Putin will also take part in the ceremony of the festival’s official opening.
CURRENCY REVOLUTION IN BALKANS: IN KOSOVO EURO TO BE INTRODUCE INTO PRACTICE
Next year, on January 2, the euro will become an official monetary unit in Kosovo. Official representatives of European Union say, this step will promote Kosovo’s integration in Europe. For Yugoslavia it means an almost final loss of its territory.
AUSTRALIA: TAMPA ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS – A SOLUTION?
Australian Prime Minister John Howard said on Saturday that New Zealand and the Pacific island of Nauru had agreed to take the more than 400 asylum seekers stranded on a Norwegian container vessel in the Indian Ocean.
MYSTERIOUS CASE OF THE ARMS SMUGGLED TO CROATIA
The ex-president of Argentina, Carlos Menem, has been notified by a judge of a case to be opened against him for suspected arms trafficking to Croatia in 1993.
DEFIANT MILOSEVIC STANDS FIRM
A defiant and resolute Slobodan Milosevic stood firm against his accusers at the Hague Tribunal, accusing Washington of attempted murder and the Hague itself of being a false tribunal which had violated his personal rights.
BRAZILIAN BILLIONAIRE LIVES WEEK OF HORROR
A Brazilian billionaire lived a week to forget – after his daughter disappeared, it was discovered that she had been kidnapped. One day after he had paid the ransom and she was released, it was the father’s turn.
AIRBUS INCIDENT IN AZORES ISLANDS
The company Airbus has issued a warning to all airlines about a possible danger in the fuel injection system which has hitherto gone undetected after a near mid-Atlantic disaster in the Portuguese Azores islands.
AND YOU CAN MARRY AGAIN!
In district hospital in village Yashkino in region of Kuznetsk Basin a unique procedure is being carried out since recent times. Local doctors state there has not been anything of the kind not only in hospitals of Kuznetsk Basin, but in all Russian clinics as well.
LEVI’S JEANS PRESENT HEALTH HAZARD
In Great Britain, the latest shipment of clothes produced by the famous Levi’s firm is being removed from sale for fear of the textile’s hazardous effect on human health.
SAM KORITZ: THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF IAN COLLINS
Newspapers from different nations will often report the same story quite differently, as we can see from Reality Macedonia's translation of an article originally published in the Macedonian newspaper, Dnevnik, which offers a perspective on the death of British soldier Ian Collins that can't be found in the British or American press.
ANDREI KRUSHINSKI: WAR GAMES NEAR CHINESE COAST
China’s military fliers piloting Su-27s have at last deserved a praise from Gen. Jang Wannyan. Reviewing yesterday the just finished 4-month long exercises of the People's Liberation Army of China (PLAC), this influential Chinese military leader
ANDREI CHERKASSOV: PRISONERS OF WAR – TRUTH AND LIES
Over recent years democratic press published many articles about cruel loss of former soldiers of the Red Army who had got to Stalin prisoner-of-war camps after release from Fascist captivity.
NEBOJSHA MALIC: A DAY TO REMEMBER
Amidst the continuing vivisection of Macedonia, terror in Kosovo and political struggles in Yugoslavia, it was hard this week to remember an important anniversary. Yet it was exactly six years ago, on August 30, 1995, that NATO first entered the Balkans' wars as a combatant
MARINA ROMANOVA: ST.PETERSBURG SUFFERS FROM GYPSY INVASION
The citizens of St.Petersburg can see this picture in the streets: dark-skinned people who can not really speak Russian, wearing gowns and slippers are begging the passers-by and drivers for money
AUSTRALIAN MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION SPEAKS ON
The Australian Minister for Immigration Mr. Philip Ruddock made the following remarks at the Parliament House, Canberra in connection with the Tampa crisis:
SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC MADE A 36-PAGE STATEMENT. “THE WORLD RETURNING TO SUPREMACY OF VIOLENCE”
Yugoslavian ex-president Slobodan Milosevic has asked the secretariat of International Tribunal over former Yugoslavia to deliver to mass media the text of his written statement. On 36 pages, Milosevic proves unlawfulness of “this so-called tribunal” and writes about possible fatal consequences of its activities.
DMITRY SKLYAROV RELEASED ON MONEY SECURITY.
NEXT TRIAL FIXED FOR SEPTEMBER
Yesterday, San Jose court officially brought an accusation against Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov and Moscow ‘Elcomsoft’ company for which he works. Both are accused of infringement of law “About Copy Right in Digital Millenium” issued in 1988.
MONKEY AND COCONUT – THE SADDEST STORY EVER TOLD
Authorities of Thailand health resort Chon Buri supplicate tourists for not feeding monkeys of local reserve with open coconuts, stranno.km site reports. These “refreshments” could be even dangerous for monkeys.
WORLD CONFERENCE ON RACISM MUST STAY FOCUSSED
The Third World Conference on Racism in Durban, which starts tomorrow, must stay focussed if it is to launch a meaningful action plan which makes a difference, or else lose itself in a political squabble perpetrated by the USA and Israel, against the rest of the world.
SERGEI BORISOV: FSU IMMIGRANTS LURED TO ARAB TERRITORIES
Some immigrants from the countries of the former Soviet Union do not even suspect that they live on territories which Palestinians count as theirs. When the peace process was gathered strength, everything was quiet in the Ariel village on the West Bank.
ANDREI KRUSHINSKI: THE JAPANESE MADE A ROCKET
After a series of catastrophic failures, Japan, at last, has managed to send its rocket to the Earth orbit. This happened yesterday. The 53-meter long orange-black rocket soared into the sky from the south-Japanese isle of Tanegashima.
NATO: OBJECTIVES REGARDING USSR AND BALKANS
The attack on Yugoslavia and the kidnapping of Milosevic are not random events. They constitute a new phase of the "anti-Eastern" strategy, which Washington has pursued for more than five decades