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June 30, 1993 | Times Wire Services
Tension rose between Albania and Greece on Tuesday as the Greek government said it will expel all of the 150,000 Albanians estimated to be in Greece illegally and Tirana asked the United Nations to intervene. The growing dispute underlined the fragility of borders in the southern Balkans, where ethnic minorities blur the frontier lines dividing Albania, Macedonia (the former Yugoslav republic), Bulgaria and Greece. Aides to Albanian President Sali Berisha said he sent a letter to U.N.
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June 30, 1993 | Times Wire Services
Tension rose between Albania and Greece on Tuesday as the Greek government said it will expel all of the 150,000 Albanians estimated to be in Greece illegally and Tirana asked the United Nations to intervene. The growing dispute underlined the fragility of borders in the southern Balkans, where ethnic minorities blur the frontier lines dividing Albania, Macedonia (the former Yugoslav republic), Bulgaria and Greece. Aides to Albanian President Sali Berisha said he sent a letter to U.N.
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February 10, 1994 | Associated Press
The United States recognized the independence of the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia on Wednesday after more than two years of sidestepping the issue in deference to North Atlantic Treaty Organization ally Greece. A White House statement said that the people of Macedonia had chosen independence by democratic means and that recognition could help resolve differences with Athens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1993
In response to "Cyprus Seeks U.S. Pledge of Protection" (May 22), and the letter by Greek Consul Aris Anagnos (May 22): In 1974, Turkey intervened in Cyprus to protect the Turkish Cypriot community and to prevent the imminent annexation of Cyprus by Greece and the annihilation of the Turkish Cypriot population. Turkish intervention was legal and totally in accordance with the international treaties that established the Republic of Cyprus. From 1964 to 1974, Greek Cypriots with the support of the Greek military regime in Athens unconstitutionally seized power within the Cypriot government, destroyed the Republic of Cyprus and resorted to ethnic cleansing toward the Turkish Cypriot community in order to unite the island with Greece.
WORLD
October 28, 2010 | By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
A growing number of countries and groups this week have urged Iraq to spare Saddam Hussein's former foreign minister from a death sentence, but there has been notable silence from one world capital: Washington. The European Union, the Vatican, the United Nations, Russia, Greece and Amnesty International have asked Iraq to reconsider a court decision to execute Tarik Aziz. They have cited the 74-year-old's age, poor health and his secondary role in Hussein's inner circle and questions about the fairness of his trial.
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