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May 13, 1987
Yugoslav miners on strike for 33 days at the Rasa coal pits returned to work after having been promised a 46.5% pay increase and some management changes. State-controlled news media reported no disruptions on the first full shift since the start of one of the Communist nation's longest work stoppages. The miners had demanded a 100% wage increase, retroactive to Jan. 1, and the resignation of the entire management when they walked off the job last month.
When he marched in the opening ceremony, 18-year-old U.S. water polo driver Tony Azevedo couldn't help but be awed. "It was like, 'Oh, my God, I'm here. I'm talking to Marion Jones and Lindsay Davenport is sitting next to me,' " said Azevedo, a graduate of Long Beach Wilson High and one of the youngest players in the water polo tournament. "It was kind of a shock. But we had 11 days to sort things out. We're not here to meet all these people--we're here to rock and roll."
December 18, 1985 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of State George P. Shultz, pounding the table for emphasis, rebuked Yugoslavia's foreign minister Tuesday for saying that the Belgrade government believes the way to stop terrorism is to eliminate the conditions that cause it. Shultz, his face flushed, declared that terrorism "has no connection with any cause--it's wrong."
July 22, 1996
Viktor Jelenic of Yugoslavia scored on a power play with 21 seconds remaining to salvage a 9-9 draw with Russia in a water polo preliminary round. Yugoslavia, a gold-medal favorite, wasted a three-goal lead and had to battle hard from one goal down to clinch the draw. In other matches, Tamas Kasas scored three goals and notched the winner late in Hungary's 9-8 victory over Germany; Croatia beat Romania, 11-6; Italy defeated Ukraine, 8-6; and Spain topped the Netherlands, 8-7.
October 9, 2000
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January 12, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Slobodan Milosevic, a hard-line Communist, was sworn in as Serbia's president and prepared for talks with political rivals in Slovenia and Croatia to achieve unity in Yugoslavia. But Slovenian President Milan Kucan said leaders of Yugoslavia's six republics must overcome many problems before they can learn to co-exist. Milosevic assumed office at the opening session of Serbia's first freely elected parliament in five decades.
July 23, 1991 | From Associated Press
Ljudmila Pavlov, the late replacement for Monica Seles on the Yugoslav Federation Cup team, lost two matches Monday as Indonesia defeated Yugoslavia, 3-0, in a first-round match at Nottingham, England. "With Monica, we would have been in the semifinals," said Branislav Todorovic, an official of the Yugoslav Tennis Federation. "Instead, we lost to Indonesia for the second straight year."
January 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Yugoslavia's army said security forces in the independence-minded republic of Croatia are preparing terrorist attacks on the military. The charge is an escalation of rhetoric in the standoff that pits authorities and Serbia, the largest republic, against the northern republics of Croatia and Slovenia.
April 3, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rebellious Serbs erected roadblocks near towns in the republic of Croatia, sharpening the crisis between Yugoslavia's two biggest ethnic groups. Croatian officials vowed to yield no ground to the rebels. The actions followed a shoot-out Sunday between Serbs and Croatian police in which three people were killed. Minority Serbs in the Croatian region of Krajina want to separate from the republic because they fear persecution.
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia rejoined the United Nations on Wednesday, ending eight years in diplomatic limbo brought on by the world body's declaration that the country had ceased to exist when the Balkans fractured in the early 1990s. Newly elected President Vojislav Kostunica sent a letter to Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Friday asking that Yugoslavia be admitted to the U.N. He cited "fundamental democratic changes" in his country and pledged to fulfill the obligations of the U.N.
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