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November 29, 2000 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1983, a Serbian legal scholar named Vojislav Kostunica coauthored a book that reflected on political revolutions. Such turning points, he wrote, are "rare moments" when those with power can "act unbound" to remake the world around them. Now Kostunica finds himself in exactly that position, thrust into the presidency of Yugoslavia by a "bulldozer revolution" in which people power and earthmoving equipment enforced his electoral victory over Slobodan Milosevic.
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April 4, 2001 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Vojislav Kostunica on Tuesday sharply rejected international pressure on Yugoslavia to quickly deliver arrested former President Slobodan Milosevic to a U.N. war crimes tribunal. Kostunica told a news conference here that Yugoslavia is willing to cooperate with the tribunal to some degree but will not subordinate its national dignity for "a handful of dollars" in aid by handing the former president over to the panel in The Hague.
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December 31, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica retired 13 top military officers, including indicted war criminal Gen. Dragoljub Ojdanic, a former army chief, the state-run Tanjug news agency said. But Gen. Nebojsa Pavkovic, the current army chief and longtime ally of former President Slobodan Milosevic, was not on the list.
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March 30, 2001 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A power struggle between Yugoslavia's two strongest leaders has boosted deposed President Slobodan Milosevic's chances of staying out of jail a little longer. Just a month ago, it seemed a sure bet that the former Yugoslav leader would be locked up by midnight Saturday, a deadline set by the U.S. Congress. Officials here repeatedly assured Washington that it would not have to deliver on the congressional threat to cut off aid, saying the arrest was imminent.
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January 26, 2001 | Associated Press
Criticizing Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica for dismissing her court's claim to Slobodan Milosevic, the chief U.N. war crimes prosecutor rejected calls that the former president first stand trial at home. Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte said she remained "cautiously optimistic" that Milosevic would be extradited to the Netherlands-based tribunal so that the U.N. court can try him on suspicion of involvement in atrocities against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.
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October 28, 2000 | Times Wire Services
Yugoslavia's new president asked Friday that his nation be admitted to the U.N.--the first step toward ending eight years of isolation at the world body. In a letter sent to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Vojislav Kostunica applied for membership as the successor state to the Yugoslav federation that broke apart in 1992. On Wednesday, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.
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January 19, 2001 | From Reuters
Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica said Thursday that he will meet with chief U.N. war crimes prosecutor Carla del Ponte when she visits here next week. The president's change of heart is likely to please Western governments, but they may be alarmed that he also suggested he will make public any secret indictments that Del Ponte hands over to him from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
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October 17, 2000 | Associated Press
In an accord weakening the old guard, President Vojislav Kostunica won agreement Monday from Slobodan Milosevic's party to share power in Serbia, Yugoslavia's dominant republic, until Dec. 23 elections. Since his victory in the Sept. 24 presidential elections was confirmed by a revolt in the streets, Kostunica has been trying to assert his authority in Serbia. On Monday, Serbian legislative elections, which had been set for next autumn, were moved up to Dec.
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March 4, 2001 | Times Wire Services
U.N. war crimes prosecutor Carla del Ponte on Saturday called Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica a man of the past and said she saw scant chance that police would arrest his autocratic predecessor, Slobodan Milosevic. In comments to French radio station RFI, Del Ponte said that while she had been encouraged by her meetings with leading reformist ministers, she had been disappointed by Kostunica's "incredible nationalism" when she met him in Belgrade, Yugoslavia's capital, in January.
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October 6, 2000 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vojislav Kostunica has long been a determined opponent of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. But that doesn't mean he is an unquestioning supporter and admirer of the United States. Kostunica, who outpolled Milosevic in the Sept. 24 presidential election and on Thursday appeared to be finally forcing him from power, has some personal and political qualities that undoubtedly endear him to official Washington.
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March 4, 2001 | Times Wire Services
U.N. war crimes prosecutor Carla del Ponte on Saturday called Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica a man of the past and said she saw scant chance that police would arrest his autocratic predecessor, Slobodan Milosevic. In comments to French radio station RFI, Del Ponte said that while she had been encouraged by her meetings with leading reformist ministers, she had been disappointed by Kostunica's "incredible nationalism" when she met him in Belgrade, Yugoslavia's capital, in January.
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January 26, 2001 | Associated Press
Criticizing Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica for dismissing her court's claim to Slobodan Milosevic, the chief U.N. war crimes prosecutor rejected calls that the former president first stand trial at home. Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte said she remained "cautiously optimistic" that Milosevic would be extradited to the Netherlands-based tribunal so that the U.N. court can try him on suspicion of involvement in atrocities against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.
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January 19, 2001 | From Reuters
Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica said Thursday that he will meet with chief U.N. war crimes prosecutor Carla del Ponte when she visits here next week. The president's change of heart is likely to please Western governments, but they may be alarmed that he also suggested he will make public any secret indictments that Del Ponte hands over to him from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
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December 31, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica retired 13 top military officers, including indicted war criminal Gen. Dragoljub Ojdanic, a former army chief, the state-run Tanjug news agency said. But Gen. Nebojsa Pavkovic, the current army chief and longtime ally of former President Slobodan Milosevic, was not on the list.
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December 25, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's family was doubly humiliated in Serbia's weekend election, with support for the neo-Communist party of his wife, Mirjana Markovic, crashing even more than for his own Socialists. Based on returns from more than half the polling stations, Markovic's Yugoslav Left, or JUL, won the support of just 0.37% of voters, far below the 5% it had needed to stay in the Serbian parliament, the electoral commission said Sunday.
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December 20, 2000 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Using loaded words reminiscent of the Slobodan Milosevic era, Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica threatened Tuesday to "cleanse" the border zone between Serbia proper and Kosovo of "terrorists." Ethnic Albanian fighters from separatist Kosovo, still technically a province of Serbia, have stepped up attacks on Serbian police during the past several weeks. They also targeted U.S.
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December 25, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's family was doubly humiliated in Serbia's weekend election, with support for the neo-Communist party of his wife, Mirjana Markovic, crashing even more than for his own Socialists. Based on returns from more than half the polling stations, Markovic's Yugoslav Left, or JUL, won the support of just 0.37% of voters, far below the 5% it had needed to stay in the Serbian parliament, the electoral commission said Sunday.
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November 24, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Yugoslavia's new president huddled Thursday with his security commanders on the Kosovo border, where ethnic Albanian rebels have launched a major offensive, triggering Western concerns of another Balkan flash point. Kosovo is a province of Serbia, Yugoslavia's main republic, but it has been under international control since last year, and many residents want full independence.
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November 29, 2000 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1983, a Serbian legal scholar named Vojislav Kostunica coauthored a book that reflected on political revolutions. Such turning points, he wrote, are "rare moments" when those with power can "act unbound" to remake the world around them. Now Kostunica finds himself in exactly that position, thrust into the presidency of Yugoslavia by a "bulldozer revolution" in which people power and earthmoving equipment enforced his electoral victory over Slobodan Milosevic.
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November 24, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Yugoslavia's new president huddled Thursday with his security commanders on the Kosovo border, where ethnic Albanian rebels have launched a major offensive, triggering Western concerns of another Balkan flash point. Kosovo is a province of Serbia, Yugoslavia's main republic, but it has been under international control since last year, and many residents want full independence.
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