April 14, 2000 |
Zimbabwe's highest court Thursday ordered the government to remove squatters from hundreds of white-owned farms, and the country's leadership responded by broadcasting a radio appeal for the protesters to leave. The appeal by Vice President Joseph Msika was the latest move in Zimbabwe's land crisis: About 50,000 squatters refuse to give up the farms, prompting farmers and opposition groups to demand police action.
November 17, 1999 |
South Korea's defense minister ordered an inquiry into a report that the U.S. military used Agent Orange and other toxic defoliants along the border with North Korea in the late 1960s. The report by SBS-TV in Seoul on Monday night quoted declassified U.S. documents. A spokeswoman for the U.S. military said officials were looking into the matter. Copies of the documents indicate that the U.S.
August 20, 1999 |
Faced with growing public outrage, Turkey's government Thursday ordered a criminal investigation of builders whose slipshod construction methods led to the collapse of hundreds of tall apartment complexes in this week's deadly earthquake.
August 4, 1999 |
The U.S. government was ordered Tuesday to pay the heirs of amateur filmmaker Abraham Zapruder $16 million for seizing one of the nation's most macabre artifacts--the 26-second film capturing President John F. Kennedy's final moments. An arbitration panel charged with determining the value of the film said that the figure might be on the low side.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1999 |
The City Council moved Friday to close a legal loophole that allowed City Atty. James Hahn to resolve a $250,000 police shooting case without the council's approval. The council ordered Hahn to draft an ordinance that will limit his authority to settle lawsuits of more than $100,000 regardless of the number of plaintiffs.
September 25, 1998 |
Talk about a tough market. M.P. Bhandara is the chief of Pakistan's only brewery. And the fruits of his work--whiskey, rum, gin and beer--are off-limits to 97% of Pakistanis. In a country of 140 million, Bhandara is permitted to sell his brew in only 12 shops. On the other side of the concrete walls of his Rawalpindi brewery, fundamentalist Muslims are calling for the demise of his business.
September 5, 1998 |
Northwest Airlines Corp.'s commuter affiliates must continue to fly to underserved areas despite a pilots strike that has shut down the nation's fourth-largest airline for a week, the federal government said Friday. St. Paul, Minn.-based Northwest must also provide the necessary support for Mesaba Holdings Inc.'s Mesaba Aviation and Express Airlines Inc.
June 19, 1998 |
The river is his, 100 miles of silt-choked brown water and all the clams he can haul up from the murk until he drops from fatigue. Dan Davies has the entire upper Mississippi River to himself, a diver's paradise, but he wonders how long it will be before he too is banished from its depths. Beyond blades of sun leaching through the cottonwoods and river maples, Davies nudges his flat-bottom boat out to pools where the clams lay stratified on the sandy Mississippi bottom like bricks in mortar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1998 |
In a classic example of a bureaucratic fumble, two branches of the Los Angeles city government clashed this week over the repaving of a Fire Department parking lot at Van Nuys Airport. During a visit last month to Fire Station 90 at the airport, Mayor Richard Riordan noted the worn mechanical condition of equipment and the sorry state of a crumbling parking lot where the equipment is kept. So Riordan directed city employees to order a new fire engine and to see that the lot was repaved.