July 17, 1989 |
Norway said Sunday that a fire had broken out aboard a Soviet nuclear-powered submarine, but Norwegian radio quoted a Soviet official as saying the reported blaze was part of a military exercise. It was the third incident involving Moscow's underwater fleet in the area in four months. The Oslo Defense Ministry said a Norwegian vessel had spotted the Soviet Alpha-class attack submarine on the surface, smoke billowing from its conning tower and under tow by a Soviet vessel Sunday morning.
August 19, 1994 |
As senior ministers from NATO's 16 member nations gather here today at a commemorative service for the alliance's late secretary general, Manfred Woerner, they will start to address the crucial issue of succession. Although Woerner, who died here Saturday, had been fighting a losing battle against cancer for more than two years, there has been little thought given to a successor.
November 12, 1995 |
"I constantly dream of Osijek," Dragan Car said Saturday, but the Croatian Serb doubted he will ever return to the hometown he fled four years ago after war engulfed Eastern Slavonia, a patch of land that borders the rump Yugoslavia. And as international envoys struggle to resolve the status of this last bit of Serb-held land in Croatia, Car wondered whether he is destined to become embroiled in fighting once again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1994
Bosnia is starving. On Tuesday, the United Nations confirmed numbers reported by Bosnian Prime Minister Haris Silajdzic: During December, people in Bosnian-controlled territory got about 5.5 pounds of U.N.-delivered food each. In Serb-controlled territory in Bosnia, people got more than nine pounds. In Croat-controlled territory, 21 pounds. A U.N. official attributed the discrepancy to Serbian and Croatian military superiority: U.N.
September 1, 1993 |
Bosnia's Muslim-led government and rebel Serbs agreed Tuesday on a new cease-fire as year-old negotiations to end the brutal war by splitting the country reached a decisive phase. Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic and Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, meanwhile, said they expected Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic to accept a plan to split Bosnia-Herzegovina into three ethnic republics today. "The conference continues . . .
December 15, 1988 |
The U.S. decision to open a dialogue with the PLO was hailed today in the Arab world and beyond as a step that would advance peace in the Middle East. Some Palestinian refugees wept for joy at the news. In Washington, congressional leaders sounded a chorus of optimism but urged members of the Palestine Liberation Organization to match their words with action. The Soviet Union, Britain, Italy and Japan were among nations joining Arab states in expressing pleasure at the U.S.
January 14, 1994 |
Johan Jorgen Holst, the Norwegian foreign minister who led secret talks that forged the Israel-PLO peace accord and who pledged to pursue peace "as long as there is life in me," died Thursday after a stroke. Holst, 56, was discovered dead in his hospital bed after suffering his second stroke in two months. He had been foreign minister for less than 10 months.
April 8, 1993 |
The U.N. Security Council, trying to ease its way past hatreds that date more than two millennia to the conquering days of Alexander the Great, finally approved membership in the United Nations for the little republic of Macedonia on Wednesday but under a temporary name and a flag that will not fly in front of U.N. headquarters.
January 13, 1994 |
In an atmosphere of doubt and ambiguity, U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on Wednesday ordered a top aide to prepare a report in the next five days on the possible use of NATO air power to break rebel Serb strangleholds in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Boutros-Ghali's decision on whether to authorize such air strikes--and the procedure for ordering each one--apparently will be made after the report is taken up at a high-level U.N. meeting in Geneva on Monday.
January 5, 1994 |
European Union mediator Lord Owen warned at the start of peace talks here Tuesday that U.N. troops will be pulled out of Bosnia-Herzegovina unless the bloodletting ceases--a threat underscored by disclosure that the U.N. commander in Bosnia has resigned in frustration. Lt. Gen. Francis Briquemont asked a month ago to be relieved of his duties, the Belgian Defense Ministry said in Brussels on Tuesday in confirming his imminent departure. Last week Briquemont lambasted the U.N.