August 18, 1986 |
Leaders of Canada's Tamil organization, faced with a growing public backlash against their group, acknowledged Sunday that 155 Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka who were picked up in overcrowded lifeboats off Newfoundland last week had sailed from West Germany and not South Asia as the refugees first claimed. "Spokespersons (for the refugees) made certain admissions that put the situation in context," Sri G.
July 15, 1987 |
Canadian military and police officials Tuesday ordered an ocean search for a freighter believed to be trying to smuggle at least 160 women and children into Canada. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police issued a "marine alert" for a ship identified as the Winged Eagle, with Gibraltar registry. However, navy, coast guard and air-sea rescue units found no trace of the vessel.
July 5, 1985 |
India has called on the antagonists in the bloody, 10-year-old ethnic conflict in neighboring Sri Lanka to sit down together Monday. For India, it represents a dramatic shift in policy since Rajiv Gandhi took over as prime minister.
March 23, 1987 |
Most of the residents here have never set foot in France. Only a few speak French. Most are Hindu vegetarians who would not know an escargot from an eggplant, a Bordeaux wine from a banana milkshake. Yet, legally at least, more than 16,000 of the people living in Pondicherry, at the southern tip of India, are as French as Francois Mitterrand or Christian Dior.
June 8, 1993 |
Whenever a tyrant--or a tyrannical majority--tramples on the rights and lives of a people at home, the world outside rarely does more than grit its teeth and cry foul. The sacred principle of sovereignty stands in the way. No one has the right, according to a sheaf of international documents, to cross borders and interfere in the internal affairs of another country. Yet the world's mood is changing, the principle is eroding.