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Voice of America Digest, 7 November 1995

From: yanni@ix.netcom.com (Ioannis Bousnakis)

Voice of America Directory

CONTENTS

  • [01] !!! VOA DIGEST - NOVEMBER 7, 1995


  • [01] !!! VOA DIGEST - NOVEMBER 7, 1995

    DATE=11/7/95
    TYPE=ADVISORY
    CONTENT=

    VOA DIGEST - 11/7/95

    THE FOLLOWING IS A SYNOPSIS OF SIGNIFICANT REPORTING BY THE VOICE OF AMERICA THAT HAD BEEN BROADCAST OR FIRMLY SCHEDULED AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION. THIS SELECTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE EXHAUSTIVE, AND DOES NOT INCLUDE LATE-BREAKING NEWS OR THE MANY REPORTS IN ALL VOA LANGUAGES THAT ARE BASED ON COMMERCIAL WIRE SERVICES OR OTHER SECONDARY SOURCES. WE REGRET THAT WE CANNOT RESPOND TO REQUESTS FOR TRANSCRIPTS OF SPECIFIC BROADCASTS OR PROGRAM SEGMENTS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT VOA, OFFICE OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS. TELEPHONE: +1-202-619-2538. ELECTRONIC MAIL: LETTERS@VOA.GOV (FOR CORRESPONDENCE FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES); LETTERS-USA@VOA.GOV (FOR CORRESPONDENCE WITHIN THE UNITED STATES).

    REPORTS BY VOA CENTRAL NEWS SERVICE:

    ISRAEL / RABIN -- ON THE DAY AFTER ISRAEL BURIED ITS ASSASSINATED PRIME MINISTER YITZHAK RABIN, HIS SUCCESSOR MOVED FORWARD WITH THE PEACE PROCESS MR. RABIN GUIDED. CORRESPONDENT AL PESSIN REPORTS THE ACTING PRIME MINISTER SHIMON PERES ALSO MOVED TO CRACK DOWN ON MILITANT JEWISH GROUPS WHICH OPPOSE THE PEACE PROCESS. (11/7)

    ISRAEL / WIDOWS -- THE WIDOW OF ASSASSINATED EGYPTIAN LEADER ANWAR SADAT, WHO WAS KILLED AFTER BECOMING THE FIRST ARAB LEADER TO MAKE PEACE WITH ISRAEL, SPOKE BY TELEPHONE TUESDAY WITH THE WIDOW OF SLAIN ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER YITZHAK RABIN. STRINGER PATRICIA GOLAN REPORTS FROM JERUSALEM ON THE CONVERSATION, WHICH WAS CARRIED LIVE BY ISRAELI RADIO. (11/7)

    ARAFAT / PEACE -- PLO CHAIRMAN YASSER ARAFAT MET WITH EGYPT'S PRESIDENT MUBARAK TUESDAY TO TALK ABOUT THE PEACE PROCESS IN THE WAKE OF RABIN'S ASSASSINATION. CORRESPONDENT LAURIE KASSMAN REPORTS FROM CAIRO. (11/7)

    CHINA / TAIWAN -- CHINA CONTINUES TO PORTRAY TAIWAN'S PRESIDENT AS THE PRINCIPLE OBSTACLE TO BETTER BILATERAL RELATIONS. BEIJING CORRESPONDENT GIL BUTLER REPORTS. (11/7)

    CHINA / TIBET -- CHINESE GOVERNMENT AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE GATHERED IN BEIJING TO DISCUSS SELECTION OF A NEW PANCHEN LAMA, THE SECOND HIGHTEST TIBETAN SPIRITUAL LEADER. CORRESPONDENT STEPHANIE HO REPORTS FROM BEIJING. (11/7)

    VIETNAM / MCNAMARA -- FORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY ROBERT MCNAMARA, WHO PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE IN US MILITARY INVOLVEMENT IN VIETNAM, HAS RETURNED TO THE COUNTRY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE END OF THE WAR. SOUTHEAST ASIA CORRESPONDENT DAN ROBINSON REPORTS. (11/7)

    MALAYSIA / PRESS -- THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT SAYS IT MAY BAN OR REDUCE THE CIRCULATION OF A REGIONAL NEWS MAGAZINE, ASIA WEEK, BECAUSE OF ARTICLES THAT KUALA LUMPUR SAYS GIVE THE COUNTRY A BAD IMAGE. STRINGER PETER KANDIAH REPORTS FROM MALAYSIA'S CAPITAL. (11/7)

    KOREA BUSINESS -- SOUTH KOREAN PROSECUTORS HAVE SUMMONED THE HEADS OF SIX OF THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST BUSINESS CONGLOMERATES FOR QUESTIONING ABOUT POSSIBLE INVOLVEMENT IN FORMER PRESIDENT ROH TAE WOO'S SECRET POLITICAL FUND. STRINGER SHIN NA REPORTS FROM SEOUL. (11/7)

    PHILIPPINE TYPHOON -- PHILIPPINE RELIEF WORKERS CONTINUE A MASSIVE CLEAN-UP AFTER TYPHOON ANGELA RAVAGED THE COUNTRY'S NORTHERN ISLANDS LAST WEEK. STRINGER MARIE ORARA IN MANILA REPORTS. (11/7)

    AFGHAN POLITICS -- AFGHAN PRESIDENT BUHANUDDIN RABBANI HAS RENEWED HIS OFFER TO RESIGN DURING A SPEECH TO SUPPORTERS IN KABUL. STRINGER TIM JOHNSTON IN KABUL REPORTS THE RESIGNATION IS HIGH ON THE LIST OF DEMANDS BY A NUMBER OF OPPOSITION GROUPS. (11/7)

    IVORY COAST POLITICS -- OPPOSITION PARTY LEADERS IN IVORY COAST HAVE ENDED THEIR ELECTION BOYCOTT, AHEAD OF PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS THIS MONTH. ABIDJAN CORRESPONDENT PURNELL MURDOCK REPORTS. (11/7)

    PERRY / BOSNIA -- US DEFENSE SECRETARY WILIAM PERRY IS IN GERMANY, VISITING AMERICAN TROOPS DUE TO BE DEPLOYED TO BOSNIA FOR PEACEKEEPING DUTY. PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT DAVID GOLLUST IS TRAVELING WITH THE DEFENSE SECRETARY. (11/7)

    YUGO / CROATIA / SERBS -- ATTEMPTS TO REACH AN AGREEMENT IN EASTERN CROATIA HAVE STALLED, AMID CONFLICTING ACCOUNTS OF PROGRESS TOWARD PEACE IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA. CORRESPONDENT WAYNE COREY REPORTS THE CHIEF US MEDIATOR IS RETURNING TO THE UNITED STATES AFTER HE AND THE UN NEGOTIATOR FAILED TO PERSUADE CROATIAN SERBS TO ACCEPT REVISED PEACE PROPOSALS. (11/7)

    BRITAIN / PARLIAMENT / EARNINGS -- BRITISH LAWMAKERS HAVE DECIDED TO REVEAL THEIR OUTSIDE EARNINGS IN A MOVE SEEN AS AN ATTEMPT TO FIGHT POLITICAL CORRUPTION. CORRESPONDENT ANDRE DENESNERA FILED FROM LONDON. (11/7)

    FRANCE / CABINET RESHUFFLE -- THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT HAS RESIGNED TO ENABLE THE PRIME MINISTER TO RESHUFFLE HIS MINISTERS AFTER ONLY SIX MONTHS IN OFFICE. STRINGER JULIAN NUNDY REPORTS FROM PARIS. (11/7)

    FRANCE TERROR -- FRENCH AUTHORITIES HAVE INDICTED A MAN THEY SUSPECT OF BEING A PRIMARY LEADER OF AN ALLEGED ISLAMIC TERRORIST BOMBING CAMPAIGN THAT HAS KILLED SEVEN PEOPLE IN FRANCE SINCE JULY. STRINGER JULIAN NUNDY REPORTS. (11/7)

    RUSSIA / COMMUNISTS -- SEVERAL THOUSAND COMMUNIST SUPPORTERS RALLIED IN CENTRAL MOSCOW TUESDAY ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1917 BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION. CORRESPONDENT ELIZABETH ARROTT REPORTS FROM THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL. (11/7)

    NICARAGUA / EPIDEMIC -- NICARAGUA HAS LAUNCHED A FULL-SCALE ASSAULT AGAINST A DEADLY OUTBREAK OF THE DISEASE LEPTOSPIROSIS. CENTRAL AMERICA CORRESPONDENT BILL RODGERS REPORTS. (11/7)

    VOA REPORTS IN INDIVIDUAL LANGUAGES:

    INSIDE USA:

    NEW YORK / RABIN REACT -- A GREAT MAJORITY OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN NEW YORK CITY SEEK PEACE AND HARMONY AMONG ISRAELIS. NEW YORK CORRESPONDENT LUIS TAMAYO REPORTS. (SPANISH 11/7)

    SUPER WHEAT / TALK TO AMERICA -- ACCORDING TO A NEW AGRICULTURAL STUDY, WHEAT IS THE REAL MIRACLE CROP OF THIS CENTURY. THE STRONGER, DROUGHT-RESISTANT STRAINS OF WHEAT ARE EXPECTED TO ALLOW GREATER CULTIVATION IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD. 'TALK TO AMERICA' IS JOINED BY DAVID STEEDS OF THE WORLD BANK AND TIM REEVES OF THE INTERNATIONAL MAIZE AND WHEAT IMPROVEMENT CENTER. THESE AGRICULTURAL EXPERTS HAVE OBSERVED THIS SUPERCROP AND REVEALED THE IMPACT IT MAY HAVE ON OUR LIVES. (ENGLISH 11/7)

    KURDS / WOMEN -- STAFFER FAKHRIA JAWHARY INTERVIEWS NOVIN HERSAN, A KURDISH WOMEN'S ACTIVIST IN SWEDEN WHO ATTENDED THE BEIJING CONFERENCE ON WOMEN. SHE TALKS ABOUT A SEMINAR IN GERMANY THAT WAS HELD AS A FOLLOW-UP TO THE BEIJING CONFERENCE. HERSAN SAID HER GROUP IS TRYING TO FORM A COMMITTEE WITH THE US, GERMANY AND CANADA THAT WOULD ADDRESS KURDISH WOMEN'S PROBLEMS. (KURDISH 11/5)

    KURDISH MOVIE -- STAFFER SERBEST MIRAN INTERVIEWED JAMAL ROSEBIANI, A KURDISH WRITER, DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER, ORIGINALLY FROM IRA, ABOUT HIS NEW AMERICAN MOVIE IN HOLLYWOOD, "DANCE OF THE PENDULUM." ROSEBIANI SAYS IT REQUIRES LOTS OF MONEY AND EXPERIENCE TO SUCCEED IN HOLLYWOOD. HE WANTED TO INJECT SOMETHING ABOUT THE KURDISH ISSUE INTO HIS FILM, AVOIDING PROPAGANDA OR DISTRACTING FROM THE ORIGINAL STORY, WHICH CONCERNS A MARRIED COUPLE WHO IS WRITING A MOVIE SCRIPT AND SEES ITS CHARACTERS SUDDENLY COME TO LIFE. (KURDISH 11/7)

    ANGOLA / PEACE -- THE REBUILDING OF ANGOLA WAS DISCUSSED AT THE THIRTY-EIGHTH AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING IN KISSIMEE, FLORIDA. REPORTER JOE DECAPUA SPOKE WITH AN ANGOLA EXPERT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, PROFESSOR MOHAMED EL-KHAWAS. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/6)

    WOMEN / CONFERENCE -- STAFFER AIKA ELINEWINGA INTERVIEWS GERTRUDE MONGELA AT THE ASA CONFERENCE IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA. THE THEME OF THE INTERVIEW IS THE ISSUES FACING WOMEN AFTER THE BEIJING CONFERENCE. (SWAHILI 11/7)

    PIANIST / LOU STEIN -- PIANIST LOU STEIN TEAMED UP WITH HIS DAUGHTER, ELISE STEIN, IN THEIR FIRST CD TOGETHER. THEY SHOWCASE RICH PIANO AND SULTRY VOCALS, WHILE PROVIDING THE LISTENER WITH AN ECLECTIC MIX OF OLDTIME JAZZ FAVORITES AND ORIGINAL SONGS. IN A LIVE INTERVIEW WITH REPORTER RITA ROCHELLE, LOU SHARED HIS LOVE OF CLASSICAL AND JAZZ MUSIC IN DISCUSSING THEIR CD, "GO DADDY." (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/6)

    LESS PAIN FOR DENTAL PATIENTS -- STAFFER ANDY NEWENS INTERVIEWS WASHINGTON DENTIST NGUYEN NHAT THANG, DMD, ON WAYS HIGH TECH HELPS DENTAL TREATMENT. (VIETNAMESE 11/7)

    INSIDE AFRICA:

    NIGERIA / DEATH SENTENCE -- NIGERIA'S MILITARY GOVERNMENT HAS DEFENDED THE VERDICT OF A PORT HARCOURT TRIBUNAL WHICH SENTENCED HUMAN RIGHT ACTIVIST KEN-SARO-WIWA TO DEATH BY HANGING. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH HAUSA CORRESPONDENT, PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER AUWALU YADUDU DESCRIBED THE VERDICT OF THE KANGAROO COURT AS FAIR AND HUMANE. (HAUSA 11/6)

    NIGERIA / SANCTIONS -- A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BRITISH LABOR PARTY HAS CALLED FOR SANCTIONS AGAINST NIGERIA AT THE UPCOMING COMMONWEALTH MEETING IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND. REPORTER WILLIAM EAGLE SPOKE WITH TONY LLOYD, LABOR PARTY SPOKESMAN FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/6)

    GENOCIDE CONFERENCE -- AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GENOCIDE WAS RECENTLY HELD IN KIGALI, RWANDA. PARTICIPANTS FROM SEVERAL COUNTRIES MADE SOME ONE HUNDRED RECOMMENDATIONS, INCLUDING THE NEED FOR SPECIAL TRIBUNALS TO PROSECUTE THE PERPETRATORS OF GENOCIDE AND FOR A FOLLOW-UP COMMISSION. IT WAS ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT SURVIVORS AND THEIR FAMILIES RECEIVE COMPENSATION. STAFFER FERDINAND FERELLA INTERVIEWS CHARLES MURIGANDE, RWANDAN MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION AND COORDINATOR FOR THE CONFERENCE, WHO EXPLAINED WHY FRANCE AND BELGIUM SHOULD PAY REPARATIONS TO THE VICTIMS OF GENOCIDE. (FRENCH 11/6)

    TANZANIA / OPPOSITION -- SWAHILI STAFFER MWAMOYO HAMZA INTERVIEWS KASIM EL SIAG, NCCR MAGEUZI OPPOSITION MEMBER IN TANGA. MR SIAG COMPLAINED THAT IN HIS AREA THERE WERE IRREGULARITIES IN THE ELECTORAL PROCESS DUE TO MANIPULATIONS BY THE RULING PARTY, CCM, AND BY THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION. (SWAHILI 11/7)

    IVORY COAST / BAOULE EXODUS -- MEMBERS OF THE BAOULE POPULATION OF IVORY COAST CONTINUE TO ARRIVE IN CAMPS IN GAGNOA AS THEY ARE DISPLACED FROM THEIR TRADITIONAL REGION AS RESULT OF CLASHES WITH THE BETE POPULATION. STRINGER MOHAMED ELBOU REPORTS. (FRENCH 11/6)

    ANGOLA / MOOSE -- US ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS, GEORGE MOOSE WARNED THE ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT AND UNITA REBELS OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF RESUMING CIVIL WAR. SPEAKING IN LUANDA AT A JOINT COMMISSION MEETING, MR MOOSE REAFFIRMED THE COMMITMENT OF THE US GOVERNMENT TO MOVE THE PEACE PROCESS FORWARD. STAFFER LUIS COSTA REPORTS. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/7)

    ANGOLA / MINES -- FIFTY PEOPLE WERE KILLED WHEN A BUS HIT A LAND MINE IN NORTHERN ANGOLA, ALONG THE 110 KM ROAD LINKING DUNDO, CAPITAL OF DIAMOND RICH LUNDA NORTE PROVINCE, WITH LUCAPA TO THE SOUTH. AN ESTIMATED 10 MILLION LAND MINES ARE STREW ACROSS THE ANGOLAN COUNTRYSIDE, A LEGACY OF THE CIVIL WAR BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND UNITA REBELS. AUTHORITIES OF THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF LUNDA ARE APPEALING FOR EMERGENCY AID. STAFFER LUIS DA COSTA REPORTS. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/7)

    SAO TOME POLITICS -- THERE IS A SPLIT BETWEEN THE POLITICAL PARTIES ON THE FORMATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY IN SAO TOME. AN OPPOSITION PARTY, PCD, (CONVERGENCE DEMOCRATIC PARTY) HAS ABANDONED THE TALKS WHILE THE OTHER THREE POLITICAL PARTIES INCLUDING THE RULING PARTY, ARE DISCUSSING THE POSSIBILITY OF A COALITION GOVERNMENT. STAFFER OVIDIO PEQUENO TALKS WITH POLITICAL PARTIES LEADERS ON THIS DEVELOPMENT. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/7)

    KENYA / INDIAN AMBASSADOR ATTACKED -- THE INDIAN AMBASSADOR TO KENYA WAS ATTACKED BY THUGS IN NAIROBI. INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE ATTACK ARE CONTINUING. THE US AMBASSADOR IN KENYA REQUESTED THE KENYAN GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE BETTER SECURITY FOR AMBASSADORS AND FOREIGN VISITORS TO KENYA. SWAHILI STRINGER MG JOEL REPORTS FROM NAIROBI. (SWAHILI 11/7)

    ENVIRONMENT / COASTAL POLLUTION -- STAFFER ELIZABETH MONNAC INTERVIEWS SENEGALESE GEOGRAPHY PROFESSOR SALIF DIOP OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DAKAR. PROFESSOR DIOP CAME TO WASHINGTON TO TAKE PART IN A UN-SPONSORED CONFERENCE ON COASTAL POLLUTION. HE EXPLAINED HOW INDUSTRIES AND URBAN GROWTH ARE POLLUTING THE COASTAL AREAS, A MAJOR PROBLEM FOR WEST AFRICA. (FRENCH 11/6)

    ERITREA / REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIONS -- THE ERITREAN GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SIX REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIONS FOR THE COUNTRY. PREVIOUSLY THE COUNTRY WAS DIVIDED INTO NINE PROVINCES. STRINGER TAFESSE KIFLE HAS DETAILS. (AMHARIC 11/7)

    NAIROBI / POPULATION -- THE POPULATION REPORT ON NAIROBI STATES THAT THE POPULATION OF THE CITY HAS GROWN TO TWO POINT FIVE MILLION. THE CITY WAS PLANNED FOR A POPULATION OF FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND ONLY, SO IT IS GROSSLY OVERCROWDED, WHICH IS THE MAJOR CAUSE OF POVERTY AND CRIME. STRINGER M G.JOEL REPORTS. (SWAHILI 11/7)

    SOUTH AFRICA / PRISON DEATHS -- SOUTH AFRICA'S POLICE HAVE ISSUED A REPORT ON HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY THIS YEAR. STAFFER RODRICK MURRAY TALKED WITH POLICE SPOKESMAN, REG CREWE. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 10/27)

    AFRICA / SPORTS -- STRINGER FRITZ KOUM REPORTS ON THE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP OF CENTRAL AFRICA HELD IN KINSHASA, AND ON PREPARATIONS BY TUNISIA, GHANA, AND ZAIRE FOR THE FINALS OF THE AFRICA SOCCER CUP TO BE PLAYED NEXT JANUARY IN SOUTH AFRICA. (FRENCH 11/6)

    ISRAEL / AFRICA -- POLITICAL OBSERVERS SAY THE GOVERNMENT OF ACTING ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER SHIMON PERES IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE TO CULTIVATE CLOSER TIES WITH AFRICA. REPORTER WILLIAM EAGLE SPOKE WITH PROFESSOR HAGGAI ERLICH OF TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY AND WITH KNESSET MEMBER NAOMI HAZAN OF THE PROGRESSIVE-LIBERAL MERETZ BLOC. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/6)

    INSIDE MIDEAST:

    RABIN / ASSASSINATION -- MOHAMMAD ALAM PAYEND, DIRECTOR OF MIDEAST CENTER AT COLUMBUS UNIVERSITY, OHIO, SAYS SUPPORT AND OPPOSITION TO THE PEACE PROCESS EXIST AMONG BOTH ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS BUT THE MAJORITY OF ISRAELIS WANT PEACE. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFER ZEBA ZAHER, PAYEND SAID IT IS POSSIBLE THAT LIKUD AND OTHER OPPOSITION GROUPS MIGHT FORM AN ALLIANCE TO CONVERT THE PEACE PROCESS BUT BECAUSE OF INTERNATIONAL, PARTICULARLY US PRESSURE AND DESIRE FOR PEACE IN THE REGION THE PEACE PROCESS WILL SURVIVE. (PASHTO 1/6)

    RABIN / ARAB REACT -- STAFFER BEHRUZ NIKZAT INTERVIEWS ROBIN WRIGHT, EDITOR OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES. WRIGHT, A SPECIALIST ON THE MIDDLE EAST, CONTRASTED THE REACTION FROM COUNTRIES LIKE EGYPT, JORDAN, OMAN, SAUDI ARABIA, AND QATAR, WHERE RABIN WAS,PRAISED AS A MAN OF PEACE, WITH COUNTRIES LIKE LIBYA, SYRIA, AND IRAQ, WHOSE REACTIONS WERE NEGATIVE. (FARSI 11/7)

    ISRAELI EXTREMISTS -- STAFFER MANSOUR FRACYON INTERVIEWS UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO POLITICAL SCIENTIST, DR. MARVIN ZONIS, ABOUT ISRAELI EXTREMIST GROUPS AND THE ENVIRONMENT FROM WHICH YIGAL AMIR, THE ASSASSIN OF ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER RABIN EMERGED. DR ZONIS HAS BEEN STUDYING THESE GROUPS FOR OVER A DECADE. (FARSI 11/7)

    ISRAEL / PAKISTAN / RABIN REACT -- REPORTER SUSAN YACKEE SPEAKS WITH CORRESPONDENT DOUGLAS BAKSHIAN IN ISLAMABAD ABOUT REACTION TO THE ASSASSINATION OF ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER RABIN. REACTION IN PAKISTAN HAS BEEN VERY LIMITED, ALTHOUGH THERE IS SOME EDITORIAL AND GOVERNMENT RESPONSE. (ENGLISH NEWS PROGRAMS 11/6)

    ISRAEL / RABIN FUNERAL -- REPORTER SUSAN YACKEE SPEAKS WITH CORRESONDENT AL PESSIN IN JERUSALEM ABOUT THE FUNERAL FOR ASSASSINATED ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER YITZHAK RABIN. THEY DISCUSS THE LARGE OUTPOURING OF WORLD CONCERN AND THE CURRENT STATE OF ISRAELI GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS. (ENGLISH NEWS PROGRAMS 11/6)

    ISRAEL / CLINTON / RABIN -- REPORTER SUSAN YACKEE SPEAKS WITH CORRESPONDENT DAVID BORGIDA ABOUT PRESIDENT CLINTON'S REMARKS AT THE FUNERAL FOR ASSASSINATED ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER YITZHAK RABIN. BORGIDA DISCUSSES THE GOOD WORKING AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO LEADERS. (ENGLISH NEWS PROGRAMS 11/6)

    RABIN / ASSASSIN -- REPORTER JOHN PITMAN SPEAKS TO STEVE ORLOW, PRESIDENT OF THE ONE ISRAEL FUND, THE FUND-RAISING UNIT OF THE ISRAELI SETTLER GROUP LOBBY. THE ASSASSIN, YIGAL AMIR, IS ALLEGED TO HAVE SUPPORTED OR BELONGED TO SETTLER GROUPS. MR. ORLOW SAYS MR. AMIR DOES NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE YESHA COUNCIL. (ENP 11/6)

    RABIN / FUNERAL -- STRINGER PASCALE ZONSZAIN REPORTS FROM JERUSALEM ON THE FUNERAL OF ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER YITZHAK RABIN. MS ZONSZAIN REPORTED ON THE MOOD IN ISRAEL AS HEADS OF STATE INCLUDING PRESIDENT CLINTON ATTENDED THE FUNERAL OF MR. RABIN. (FRENCH 11/6)

    RABIN / ARAB-AMERICANS -- REPORTER JOHN PITMAN SPEAKS TO KHALIL JAHSHAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ARAB-AMERICANS, ABOUT ARAB-AMERICAN REACTION TO THE ASSASSINATION. HE SAYS THE MAJORITY OF ARAB-AMERICANS ARE SHOCKED AND SADDENED BUT WILL NOT REMEMBER RABIN AS FONDLY AS THE MAINSTREAM AMERICAN MEDIA HAS BEEN. HE SAYS MANY ARAB-AMERICANS, ESPECIALLY PALESTINIAN-AMERICANS, HAVE VERY BITTER MEMORIES OF THE IRON-FIST POLICIES RABIN DIRECTED AT THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES. (ENP 11/6)

    RABIN / PEACE PROCESS FUTURE -- REPORTER TOM CROSBY TALKED WITH DR MELVIN FRIEDLANDER THE AUTHOR OF "CONVICTION AND CREDENCE: US POLICYMAKING IN THE MIDDLE EAST." HE SAYS RABIN ASSASSINATION IN THE SHORT TERM HAS HAD THE EXTRAORDINARY EFFECT OF BRINGING MIDEAST LEADERS TOGETHER IN ISRAEL AND UNITING THEM. LONG TERM HE BELIEVES THIS COULD DEEPEN THE RIFT BETWEEN ISRAEL'S POLITICAL PARTIES AND MAY BE SEEN AS A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY OUTSIDE ISRAEL BY HAMAS AND OTHERS. (ENP 11/6)

    RABIN / TURKEY -- TURKEY'S JEWISH COMMUNITY EXPRESSED DEEP SORROW OVER THE ASSASSINATION OF ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER YITZHAK RABIN BUT HOPES FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE PEACE PROCESS. STAFFER TACLAN SUERDEM INTERVIEWED PROFESSOR SOLI OZEL OF ISTANBUL'S BOSPHORUS UNIVERSITY, WHO SAID ISRAEL WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH ITS OWN EXTREMIST TERRORISM IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO TAKE FURTHER STEPS TOWARD A COMPREHENSIVE PEACE WITH HER NEIGHBORS. (TURKISH 11/7)

    UKRAINIAN ENVOY / YITZHAK RABIN -- STAFFER WOLODYMYR BILAJIW INTERVIEWS YURIY SHCHERBAK, UKRAINE'S AMBASSADOR TO THE US, WHO PREVIOUSLY SERVED AS THE FIRST UKRAINIAN AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL. AMBASSADOR SHCHERBAK EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT A POLITICAL ASSASSINATION OF AN ISRAELY LEADER, HITHERTO UNKNOWN IN ISRAEL, IS SYMPTOMATIC OF A DEEP RIFT IN THE ISRAELI BODY POLITIC. HE ALSO BELIEVES THAT THE THREAT OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE MAY, IN HIS WORDS, CREATE A POLITICAL CLIMATE WHICH WILL MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR ISRAELI LEADERS TO MAKE DECISIONS IN THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN SETTLEMENT. (UKRAINIAN 11/6)

    RABIN ASSASSINATION / REACTION -- STAFFER LYDIA RUDINS INTERVIEWS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UKRAINIAN-JEWISH ASSOCIATION, OLEKSANDER BURAKOVSKYJ WHO SPOKE OF THE CLIMATE IN ISRAEL THAT MAY HAVE LED TO THE ASSASSINATION. (UKRAINIAN 11/6)

    ARMENIAN ARCHBISHOP / RABIN -- STAFFER KEN VARTANIAN INTERVIEWS ARCHBISHOP SHAHEN AJEMIAN OF JERUSALEM, AND DISCUSSES JEWISH AND ARAB REACTIONS TO THE ASSASSINATION OF PRIME MINISTER RABIN. (ARMENIAN 11/6)

    RABIN ASSASSINATION / REACTION -- ALEXANDER BURAKOVSKY, A UKRAINIAN JEWISH JOURNALIST NOW LIVING IN NEW YORK, THE FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE ETHNIC MINORITIES COUNCIL OF THE DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT RUKH IN UKRAINE SPOKE TO UKRAINIAN STAFFER LYDIA RUDINS ABOUT THE CURRENT POLITICAL LANDSCAPE IN ISRAEL, AND THE CHANCES FOR THE PEACE PROCESS TO CONTINUE. (RUSSIAN 11/7)

    AFGHAN / ASSASSINATION -- ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE PESHAWAR-BASED AFGHAN COUNCIL FOR UNDERSTANDING AND NATIONAL UNITY WAS ASSASSINATED BY UNIDENTIFIED GUNMEN. STRINGER EKRAM SHINWARAI REPORTS THAT WAZIR MOHAMMAD ZADRAN WAS MURDERED IN FRONT OF HIS HOME IN HAYAT ABAD. (PASHTO, DARI 11/4)

    ASSASSINATION / REACTION -- THE FORMER AFGHAN KING MOHAMMAD ZAHIR SHAH HAS CONDEMNED THE ASSASSINATION OF THE TWO MEMBERS OF THE AFGHAN COUNCIL FOR UNDERSTANDING AND NATIONAL UNITY. IN A STATEMENT ISSUED IN ROME, THE FORMER KING HAS EXPRESSED HOPE THAT THESE ASSASSINATIONS WOULD NOT DISCOURAGE THE PEACE EFFORTS. (PASHTO 11/6)

    KURDS / AUSTRALIA -- STAFFER OMAR DIZEYEE INTERVIEWED SHAHIN BAKIR WHO HAS A KURDISH RADIO PROGRAM IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. BAKIR TALKED ABOUT THE 62ND CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL WRITERS ORGANIZATION PEN, WHICH TOOK PLACE IN AUSTRALIA. THE CONGRESS ADOPTED A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING KURDISH WRITERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND THEIR RIGHT TO PUBLISH IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE. OTHER RESOLUTIONS SUPPORTED TURKISH WRITERS CURRENTLY UNDER ARREST FOR ALLEGEDLY ADVOCATING SEPARATISM. (KURDISH 11/4)

    PAKISTAN / IRAN / AFGHANISTAN -- PAKISTANI PRIME MINISTER BENAZIR BHUTTO IS IN TEHRAN FOR TALKS WITH IRANIAN LEADERS ON WHAT HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY TERMED BI-LATERAL ISSUES. BUT AS STRINGER ABDUL HAI WARSHAN REPORTS FROM PESHAWAR, THE WAR IN NEIGHBORING AFGHANISTAN IS THE TOP ITEM ON THE AGENDA. IRAN HAS EXPRESSED CONCERNS ABOUT THE RECENT MILITARY VICTORIES OF THE AFGHAN RELIGIOUS STUDENT MOVEMENT, THE TALEBAN, NEAR ITS BORDERS. TEHRAN ACCUSED PAKISTAN OF SUPPORTING THE TALEBAN IN THEIR BID TO OUST AFGHAN PRESIDENT BURHANUDDIN RABBANI. PAKISTAN DENIED THE CHARGES. (DARI, PASHTO 11/7)

    PAKISTAN / AFGHANISTAN -- PAKISTANI PRIME MINISTER BENAZIR BHUTTO, WHO IS ON A THREE DAY TRIP TO IRAN, REFERRED TO THE CONTINUING AFGHAN WAS AS REGRETTABLE IN HER SPEECH TO THE IRANIAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. (PASHTO 11/7)

    INSIDE CENTRAL ASIA:

    AMERICAN NGO / UZBEKISTAN -- PROJECT ON ECONOMIC REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT IN CENTRAL ASIA (PERDCA) HAS RECENTLY DONATED AROUND 8,000 BOOKS TO SEVERAL UNIVERSITIES AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES IN UZBEKISTAN. PERDCA'S TASHKENT COORDINATOR, NORMA SLANKO, TOLD STAFFER ABDUL MANNAN KAISKEN THAT ALL OF THE MANAGEMENT TEXTS WERE RUSSIAN TRANSLATION OF THE WESTERN TEXTBOOKS. (UZBEK 11/7)

    AZERBAIJAN / ELECTIONS -- STAFFER ASKER SULAYMANI INTERVIEWS SULAYMAN OTHMANOGHLU, CHIEF EDITOR OF THE OPPOSITION NEWSPAPER "MUKHALIFAT" ON THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS IN AZERBAIJAN AND THE REFERENDUM ON THE NEW CONSITUTION. MR OTHMANOGHLU COMMENTS ON THE SHORTCOMINGS OF THE NEWLY DRAFTED CONSTITUTION. (AZERI 11/7)

    PIPELINE / CAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIA -- GEORGE ZORIN REPORTS ON THE RECENT WASHINGTON CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION, 'THE NEW GREAT GAME: PIPELINE POLITICS IN THE CAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIA.' DR DANIEL YURGIN, PRESIDENT OF THE CONSULTING FIRM CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES SPOKE AT THE CONFERENCE ABOUT THE MOST CRITICAL QUESTION IN THIS MATTER, TO WHOM DOES THE OIL AND WATER (CASPIAN SEA) BELONG? (RUSSIAN 11/7)

    INSIDE SOUTH ASIA:

    RABIN / INDIA -- INDIAN PRIME MINISTER RAO, WHO IS ON A VISIT TO ARGENTINA, HAS EXPRESSED SHOCK AT THE ASSASSINATION OF ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER RABIN. INDIA'S MINISTER OF STATE FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, RAGHUNANDAN LAL BHATIA CALLED MR RABIN'S ASSASSINATION A GREAT LOSS FOR THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS. INTERVIEW BY STAFFER BHAGWAN PRAKASH. (HINDI 11/6)

    INDIA / ENRON -- NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE US ENRON CORPORATION AND THE GOVERNMENT OF MAHARASHTRA STATE IN INDIA HAVE RESUMED IN BOMBAY ON A THREE BILLION DOLLAR POWER PROJECT THAT WAS EARLIER CANCELLED BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT. STRINGER REPORT. (HINDI 11/4)

    INDIAN ASTROLOGER -- INDIAN ASTROLOGER PREM SAGAR EXPLAINS HOW PLANETS AFFECT THE HUMAN BODY AND HOW INDIAN AND WESTERN ASTROLOGY DIFFER. INTERVIEW BY STAFFER JAGDISH VASHIST. (HINDI 11/5)

    WEIGHT LIFTING -- THE WORLD WEIGHTLIFTING FEDERATION HAS NAMED TWO INDIAN WOMEN WEIGHTLIFTERS, KUNJURANI AND MALLESHWARI AS TOP WEIGHTLIFTERS IN THE THEIR CATEGORIES. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT INDIA HAS RECEIVED HIGH RANKING IN WEIGHTLIFTING. STRINGER REPORT. (HINDI 11/6)

    HOCKEY -- INDIA DEFEATED OLYMPIC AND EUROPEAN CHAMPION GERMANY IN THE 6TH AZLANSHAH HOCKEY TOURNAMENT IN KUALA LUMPUR. INDIA WON THE MATCH BY A TIE BREAKER AND THE CREDIT GOES TO GOAL KEEPER SUBAIYA. INDIA IS THE FIRST COUNTRY TO WIN THE TOURNAMENT A THIRD TIME. STRINGER REPORT. (HINDI 11/6)

    INSIDE EAST ASIA:

    TAIWAN / ELECTION POLL -- A NEWLY RELEASED GALLUP POLL IN TAIWAN SHOWS THAT PRESIDENT LEE TENG-HUI LEADS IN THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE WITH 49.9% SUPPORT IF THE ELECTION WERE TO TAKE PLACE NOW. CHEN LUAN HAVE THE SUPPORT OF ONLY 5.7% OF VOTERS WHILE OTHER CANDIDATES HAVE EVEN LESS. 30% OF THE VOTERS ARE STILL UNDECIDED. STRINGER ZHANG YONGTAI INTERVIEWS PROFESSORS. XIAO XINHUANG, AND LU YALI OF TAIWAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY. (MANDARIN 11/6)

    CHINA / JIANG / CHINESE MILITARY -- CHINA'S OFFICIAL MEDIA REPORTED LAST WEEK WAS THAT JIANG ZEMIN INSPECTED POLICE FORCES IN A BEIJING SUBURB. CHINA'S MILITARY HIGH COMMAND, HEADED BY JIANG ZEMIN, ALSO REPORTEDLY ASSUMED FULL CONTROL OVER INTERNAL SECURITY FORCES RECENTLY. STAFFER QI FENG INTERVIEWS MICHAEL SWAINE, RAND CORP., HE PIN, MILITARY EXPERT AND CHINA TIMES WEEKLY SENIOR WRITER. (MANDARIN 11/6)

    CHINA DAM / EX-IM BANK -- OFFICIALS OF THE US EX-IM BANK SAID THAT IN EVALUATING CHINA'S THREE GORGES DAM PROJECT, THE BANK WILL APPLY THE SAME CRITERIA USED FOR OTHER PROJECTS: FEASIBILITY, THE REASONABLE AMOUNT OF REQUESTED CREDITS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. STAFFER JIANG TIAN INTERVIEWS JUDY MATH, PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER AT EX-IM BANK. THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ADVISED AGAINST GIVING CREDITS TO US COMPANIES PARTICIPATING IN THE PROJECT. THE BANK'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A DECISION ON THE PROJECT LATER THIS MONTH. (MANDARIN 11/7)

    HONG KONG / GROWTH -- THE SECOND QUARTER ECONOMIC GROWTH IN HONG KONG DROPPED TO FOUR POINT EIGHT PERCENT FROM THE FIRST QUARTER'S FIVE POINT NINE PERCENT, BUT ECONOMISTS STILL EXPECT THE ANNUAL GROWTH RATE FOR 1995 TO BE FIVE PERCENT. EXPERTS ANALYZE THE REASONS FOR THE DOWNTURN, THE CONSUMER SPENDING FACTOR, AND PROSPECTS FOR THE THIRD AND FOURTH QUARTERS. REPORTER LAWRENCE NG INTERVIEWS K C KWOK, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK; JAMES WONG, CONSULTANT, HK BANK; YIM OI KWAN, RESEARCH MANAGER, HANG SENG BANK. (CANTONESE 11/7)

    HONG KONG HUMAN RIGHTS / UN CONCERN -- DESPITE UN REQUESTS, CHINESE OFFICIALS SEE NO NEED, AFTER 1997, TO REPORT ANNUALLY TO THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN HONG KONG. LEGISLATORS AND HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS DEBATE THIS ISSUE. REPORTER LAWRENCE NG INTERVIEWS LAU YUK KAI, CHAIRMAN, HONG KONG HUNAN RIGHTS MONITOR; EMILY LAU, INDEPENDENT LEGISLATOR; LAM KWOK HUNG, PRESIDENT, CHINA AND EXPATRIATE ASSOCIATION. (CANTONESE 11/6)

    US / CHINA'S WTO ENTRY -- US CONGRESSMAN PHILIP CRANE, CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE TRADE SUBCOMMITTEE, SAYS CHINA SHOULD JOIN THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION AS A DEVELPED COUNTRY. SPEAKING AT A NEWS CONFERENCE AT THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION, HE PREDICTED THAT CHINA WILL BECOME A ECONOMIC GIANT IN A DECADE OR TWO. HE SAID THE US, WHILE URGING CHINA TO FURTHER OPEN ITS MARKETS, SHOULD ALSO APPRECIATE THE DIFFICULTIES CHINA FACES IN IMPLEMENTING AGREEMENTS ON THE PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND OTHER TRADE ISSUES. STAFFER QIDE HE REPORTS. (CANTONESE 11/6)

    KOREA / US / JAPAN / BILATERAL SUMMITS -- SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT KIM YOUNG SAM WILL HOLD A SUMMIT WITH US PRESIDENT CLINTON AND JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER MURAYAMA ON NOVEMBER 18 DURING THE APEC SUMMIT CONFERENCE IN OSAKA, JAPAN. A KOREAN SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE KIM-CLINTON MEETING WILL DEAL WITH IMPROVED COORDINATION BETWEEN SEOUL AND WASHINGTON IN RESOLVING THE NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR ISSUE, PROSPECTS FOR IMPROVED RELATIONS BETWEEN NORTH KOREA AND THE US, AND SOUTH KOREAN-US TRADE PROBLEMS. CORRESPONDENT YONG KYUN LIM REPORTS FROM SEOUL. (KOREAN 11/7)

    SOUTH KOREA / ISRAEL / MILITARY COOPERATION -- THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT HAS EXPRESSED ITS CONCERN THAT MILITARY COOPERATION AND EXCHANGES BETWEEN SOUTH KOREA AND ISRAEL MAY BE DAMPENED BY THE SUDDEN DEATH OF PRIME MINISTER YITZAK RABIN. STAFFER YONG KYUN LIM QUOTED A HIGH-RANKING DEFENSE MINISTRY OFFICIAL AS SAYING THAT BILATERAL ACTIONS IN THE MILITARY FIELD HAVE ACCELERATED SINCE THE LATE PRIME MINISTER RABIN'S KOREA VISIT LAST YEAR AND THE SOUTH KOREAN DEFENSE MINISTER'S VISIT TO ISRAEL IN AUGUST. SOUTH KOREA IS PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN ACQUIRING ADVANCED ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY FOR UNMANNED RECONNAISSANCE PLANES, VARIOUS ELECTRONICAL EQUIPMENT, LONG-RANGE AIR-TO-SURFACE MISSILES, AND 120MM TANK ARTILLERIES. (KOREAN 11/7)

    SOUTH KOREA / SLUSH FUNDS -- PROSECUTORS IN SOUTH KOREA HAVE SUMMONED SIX LARGE BUSINESSES FOR QUESTIONING IN CONNECTION WITH FORMER PRESIDENT ROH TAE WOO'S 650-MILLION DOLLAR SECRET FUND. INVESTIGATORS SAID THE FOUNDERS OF HYUNDAI AND THE L-G GROUP, AND CHAIRMEN OF TWO OTHER GROUPS WILL BE CALLED IN WEDNESDAY, WHILE LEADERS OF TWO OTHER BUSINESS GROUPS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO APPEAR WHEY THEY RETURN FROM OVERSEAS TRIPS. STAFFER YONG KYUN LIM REPORTS THAT THE PROSECUTORS WILL ASK IF THEY PROVIDED THE FORMER PRESIDENT WITH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, POSSIBLY IN KICKBACKS FOR GOVERNMENT FAVORS. (KOREAN 11/7)

    HONG KONG / NEW MAO BOOK -- STAFFER DING LI IN HONG KONG INTERVIEWS LI YI, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF NINETIES MAGAZINE, AND ZHANG WENDA, HK COMMENTATOR ON A NEW BOOK ON MAO ZEDONG SOON TO BE RELEASED. THE BOOK IS COAUTHORED BY MAO'S SECRETARY LIN KE AND HIS DOCTOR XU TAO. (MANDARIN 11/6)

    TAIWAN / APEC DELEGATION -- JAPAN WILL HOST THE APEC ANNUAL MEETING ON NOVEMBER 19. TAIWAN PLANS TO SEND A MORE SENIOR DELEGATION TO THE MEETING. STAFFER TIEN KANGLIN IN TAIPEI INTERVIEWS LENG RUOSHUI, SPOKESMAN OF TAIWAN MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS. (MANDARIN 11/6)

    HONG KONG / CHINA / CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES -- GUESTS ON MONDAY'S CHINA FORUM CALL-IN SHOW INCLUDED JIAQI YAN, VISITING SCHOLAR AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, DISSIDENT AND FORMER DIRECTOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE STUDIES AT THE SOCIAL SCIENCE ACADEMY OF CHINA, AND ALICE SUN, PRACTICING LAWYER IN CALIFORNIA, FORMER ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LAW IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCE ACADEMY OF CHINA. THE GUESTS DISCUSSED HONG KONG'S BASIC LAW AND HK'S DEGREE OF SELF GOVERNMENT. (MANDARIN 11/6)

    PHILIPPINES / IMELDA / SWEAR IN -- REPORTER SUSAN YACKEE SPEAKS WITH RICHARD FISHER, SENIOR POLICY ANALYST WITH THE ASIAN STUDY CENTER OF THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION IN WASHINGTON, ABOUT THE SWEARING-IN OF IMELDA MARCOS INTO THE PHILIPPINE CONGRESS. IT HAS BEEN NINE-YEARS AFTER HER LATE HUSBAND, PRESIDENT FERDINAND MARCOS, WAS TOPPLED FROM POWER IN A POPULAR UPRISING. (ENGLISH NEWS PROGRAMS 11/6)

    INDONESIA / TIMOR / HOLLAND -- EIGHT EAST TIMORESE SEEKING POLITICAL ASYLUM HAVE FLED TO THE DUTCH EMBASSY IN JAKARTA. ACCORDING TO REPORTER YENNI DJAHIDIN, THE EIGHT CLAIM THEY WERE FLEEING FROM MEMBERS OF INDONESIA'S ARMED FORCES. THE EAST TIMORESE SAY THEY DO NOT BELONG TO ANY CLANDESTINE ANTI-INDONESIAN ORGANIZATION. (INDONESIAN 11/7)

    HANOI / RECONSTRUCTION -- VIETNAM HAS AMBITIOUS PLANS TO REBUILD ITS DETERIORATING INFRASTRUCTURE, STRINGER LE LAI REPORTS FROM BANGKOK. HOWEVER, THE STATE IS HAVING DIFFICULTY ATTRACTING NEEDED INVESTMENT FROM ABROAD BECAUSE POTENTIAL INVESTORS ARE DISCOVERING THAT TOUGH CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN IMPOSED ON FOREIGN FIRMS. (VIETNAMESE 11/7)

    VIETNAM / CULTURE AND POLITICAL DIVISION -- STAFFER HOAN N. DZUONG REPORTS ON COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY'S CONFERENCE ON 'VIETNAM: CULTURAL DISCOURSE AND POLITICAL HEALING.' THE CONFERENCE BRINGS TOGETHER EDUCATORS, WRITERS, ARTISTS, AND OTHERS FROM HANOI AND THE VIETNAMESE-AMERICAN COMMUNITY TO DISCUSS THE POLITICAL GAP AND WHAT THEY CAN DO TO NARROW IT. (VIETNAMESE 11/7)

    INSIDE EUROPE:

    BOSNIA / FORCEFUL REPATRIATION -- MUSLIM AND CROATIAN REFUGEES HAVE BEEN FORCEFULLY REPATRIATED IN THE AREA OF CENTRAL BOSNIA. STRINGER VLADIMIR BILIC REPORTS FROM SARAJEVO THAT UNHCR OFFICIAL ARE EXPRESSING DEEP CONCERN OVER THE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN AREAS UNDER THE CONTROL OF MUSLIM-CROAT FEDERATION IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA. (CROATIAN 11/7)

    MUSLIM REFUGEES RETURN -- REBEL MUSLIM REFUGEES WHO HAVE SPENT TWO AND HALF MONTHS IN CROATIA NEAR THEIR FORMER STRONGHOLD OF VELIKA KLADUSA ARE RETURNING HOME. STRINGER LINDA MILISA REPORTS THAT THE RETURN IS SPONSORED BY UNITED NATION HIGH COMMISSARY FOR REFUGEES AND THAT NO REFUGEE WILL BE REPATRIATED BY FORCE. (CROATIAN 11/7)

    GERMANY / UN ENVOY -- SPECIAL UN ENVOY FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA, KOFI ANAN MET IN BON WITH GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER KLAUS KINKEL. THE TWO OFFICIALS SAY THAT PEACE TALKS IN DAYTON, OHIO, ARE NOW AT THE VERY DIFFICULT STAGE, BUT EXPRESSED THEIR BELIEF THAT AN AGREEMENT WILL BE REACHED BEFORE CHRISTMAS. (CROATIAN 11/7)

    UNSC / BOSNIA / WAR CRIMES -- NEW YORK STRINGER IVICA PULJIC REPORTS ON THE UNITED NATION SECURITY COUNCIL DEBATE ON A RUSSIAN PROPOSAL TO CONDEMN THE SERBIAN ATTROCITIES IN WESTERN BOSNIA, BUT ONLY IF ABUSES OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF CROATIAN SERBS IS ALSO CONSIDERED. (CROATIAN 11/7)

    CROATIA / NEW GOVERNMENT -- CROATIAN PRESIDENT FRANJO TUDJMAN NAMED FORMER MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO ZLATKO MATESA AS THE NEW PRIME MINISTER, AND APPROVED HIS CABINET. STRINGER ZELJKO MATIC REPORTS THAT MOST OF THE OLD MINISTERS STAY ON IN THE NEW CABINET. (CROATIAN 11/7)

    BOSNIA / UN BASE ATTACKED -- THREE UNIDENTIFIED GUNMEN HAVE ATTACKED A UN BASE IN VRAPCICI NEAR MOSTAR, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, WOUNDING SEVEN FRENCH SOLDIERS. STRINGER VLADIMIR BILIC REPORTS THAT THE WOUNDED HAVE BEEN EVACUATED TO THE UN MEDICAL FACILITY IN SPLIT, CROATIA. (CROATIAN 11/6)

    UN / BOSNIA -- AN UNPROFOR REPRESENTATIVE IN SARAJEVO SAID THAT SEVEN FRENCH PEACEKEEPERS WERE WOUNDED IN AN ATTACK ON THEIR BASE, NEAR MOSTAR. IT IS NOT YET KNOWN WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS MOST SERIOUS ATTACK ON UN PEACE FORCES SINCE THE START OF THE LATEST CEASE-FIRE. STRINGER BORO KONTIC REPORTS FROM SARAJEVO. (SERBIAN 11/6)

    UN / BOSNIA -- THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS THE ATTACK ON FRENCH UN PEACEKEEPING FORCES NEAR THE CITY OF MOSTAR. AND DISCUSSIONS OF A DRAFT RESOLUTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN CROATIA AND BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA CONTINUE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. STRINGER DRAGISA BOSKOVIC REPORTS FROM NEW YORK. (SERBIAN 11/6)

    CROATIAN ELECTION / ANALYSIS -- CROATIAN VOTERS HAVE SHOWN A GREAT DEGREE OF POLITICAL WISDOM ON THE LATEST PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS, SAYS SLAVEN LETICA, POLITICAL ANALYST AND FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR TO THE CROATIAN PRESIDENT. STRINGER ZELJKO MATIC QUOTES MR LETICA AS SAYING THAT PREVENTING THE RULING PARTY TO GAIN TWO-THIRD MAJORITY IN THE LOWER HOUSE OF THE CROATIAN PARLIAMENT IS A SIGN OF POLITICAL MATURITY OF THE CROATIAN PEOPLE. (CROATIAN 11/6)

    CROATIA / GOVERNMENT / SERBS -- CROATIAN MEDIA GAVE WIDE PUBLICITY TO REPORTS THAT SERBS FROM EASTERN SLAVONIA HAVE REJECTED THE LATEST PLAN OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY FOR THAT AREA. IN THE MEANTIME, A NEW CROATIAN GOVERNMENT, LEAD BY PRIME MINISTER ZLATKO MATESA, HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY INSTALLED. STRINGER STEVICA SUSA REPORTS FROM ZAGREB. (SERBIAN 11/6)

    LILIC / HUMAN RIGHTS -- THE PRESIDENT OF YUGOSLAVIA, Z LILIC PRAISED THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY IN AN INTERVIEW PUBLISHED IN THE MONTENEGRIN NEWSPAPER 'POBJEDA.' HIS STATEMENTS DREW SHARP REACTION FROM HUMAN AND MINORITY RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS IN MONTENEGRO. STRINGER BOSKO DJUKIC REPORTS FROM PODGORICA. (SERBIAN 11/6)

    MACEDONIA / ALBANIANS -- TWO SMALL ETHNIC ALBANIAN PARTIES IN MACEDONIA HAVE JOINED FORCES, ESTABLISHING A PARLIAMENTARY GROUP. A SPOKESMAN SAID THE TWO PARTIES HOPE TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN PUSHING FOR GREATER RIGHTS FOR THE ETHNIC ALBANIAN MINORITY. ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL FIGURES, ALBANIANS ACCOUNT FOR 23 PERCENT OF MACEDONIA'S POPULATION. ALBANIAN POLITICIANS DISPUTE THIS FIGURE, INSISTING THE ALBANIANS ACCOUNT FOR 40 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION. STRINGER F MUSTAFA REPORTS. (ALBANIAN 11/7)

    DAYTON TALKS / MONTENEGRO REACTION -- MONTENEGRINS CONTINUE TO FOLLOW WITH INTEREST PEACE TALKS BETWEEN THE PRESIDENTS OF BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, CROATIA, AND SERBIA IN DAYTON, OHIO. WHILE MONTENEGRINS APPEAR HOPEFUL THAT A PEACE SETTLEMENT WILL BE ACHIEVED, REPRESENTATIVES OF MONTENEGRO'S TINY ALBANIAN COMMUNITY HAVE EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT THE ISSUE OF THE PREDOMINANTLY ALBANIAN-INHABITED REGION OF KOSOVO IS NOT ON THE DAYTON AGENDA. STRINGER ALI SALAJ REPORTS. (ALBANIAN 11/7)

    MONTENEGRIN PM / US VISIT -- A HIGH LEVEL MONTENEGRIN DELEGATION CONSISTING OF PRIME MINISTER, DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND SPEAKER OF THE PARLIAMENT IS VISITING THE UNITED STATES AT THE INVITATION BY THE HOUSE NATIONAL SECURITY COMMITTEE. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFER MAJA DRUCKER, PRIME MINISTER MILO DJUKANOVIC SAYS THE DAYTON TALKS ARE THE BEST CHANCE FOR PEACE IN BOSNIA. ACCORDING TO DJUKANOVIC, THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THIS VISIT IS TO ELIMINATE INFORMATION DEFICIT ABOUT MONTENEGRO IN THE US. (SERBIAN 11/7)

    MY FRIEND DAVID ROHDE -- WASHINGTON POST REPORTER SAMANTHA POWER DESCRIBES DAVID ROHDE, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR REPORTER CAPTURED BY THE BOSNIAN SERBS, AS AN EXCELLENT, COURAGEOUS CORRESPONDENT AND A SHY, UNASSUMING MAN WHO THOUGHT 'HE WOULD NEVER MAKE IN THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE HE IS NOT AGGRESSIVE ENOUGH.' IN AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFER MAJA DRUCKER, POWER TELLS THE STORY OF DAVID ROHDE WHO DISCOVERED MASS GRAVES OF MOSLEMS IN SREBRENICA AND REPORTED ON THE ATROCITIES. (SERBIAN 11/7)

    ALBANIA / COUNCIL OF EUROPE -- A HIGH LEVEL DELEGATION FROM THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE IS VISITING ALBANIA AND MET WITH PRESIDENT BERISHA AND OTHER SENIOR ALBANIAN OFFICIALS. THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE HAS EXPRESSED CONCERNS ABOUT THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN ALBANIA. STRINGER MERO BAZE REPORTS FROM TIRANA. (ALBANIA 11/7)

    ALBANIA / BLIZZARDS -- ALBANIA HAS BEEN HIT BY HEAVY SNOWSTORMS, SERIOUSLY DISRUPTING LIFE. STRINGERS P SULO AND R KOLA REPORT FROM SHKODER AND GJIROKASTER ON DISRUPTIONS CAUSED BY BLIZZARDS AND MEASURES THAT THE AUTHORITIES ARE TAKING TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION. (ALBANIAN 11/6)

    ALBANIA / JOURNALIST / CHARGES -- A LEADING OPPOSITION JOURNALIST IS FACING TRIAL FOR ALLEGEDLY SLANDERING A SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE STATE CONTROL COMMISSION BLERIM CELA HAS ACCUSED BLENDI FEVZIU, THE CHIEF EDITOR OF THE OPPOSITION NEWSPAPER ALEANCA OF REPORTING THAT THE CHAIRMAN HAS ENGAGED IN ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES. FEVZIU HAS DENIED THE CHARGES, SAYING HE ONLY REPORTED WHAT A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT HAD ALLEGED. STRINGER ILIRIAN AGOLLI REPORTS FROM TIRANA. (ALBANIAN 11/6)

    TURKEY / EUROPEAN CUSTOMS UNION -- TURKISH BUSINESSMEN ARE PREPARING FOR CUSTOMS UNION WITH EUROPE. ALTHOUGH THE AGREEMENT SIGNED EARLIER THIS YEAR IS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, TURKISH BUSINESSES ARE OPENING UP BRANCH OFFICES IN BRUSSELS. STRINGER NUSRET OZGUL INTERVIEWS D HALUK NURAY, THE BRUSSELS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE TURKISH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND. NURAY DISCUSSES A RECENTLY PUBLISHED HANDBOOK FOR TURKISH BUSINESSMEN ON THE EUROPEAN UNION AND VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE AGREEMENT FOR CUSTOMS UNION. (TURKISH 11/7)

    INSIDE EURASIA:

    US / RUSSIA / BUSINESS -- ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH RUSSIAN SIBERIAN PARTICIPANTS OF THE RECENT SHEPPARD COLLEGE, WEST VIRGINIA SEMINAR ON THE BASICS OF ENTERPRISING IN BUSINESS. SERGEI SPIRIDONOV, CHIEF ENGINEER ASSISTANT OF ALTAI ENERGO, SERGEI KUZNETSOV, DIRECTOR OF THE ELECTRO NETWORK IN THE PERM REGION, YURY MAJOROV, DEPUTY DIRECTOR FROM PERM, AND RUSSIAN STAFFER AVIVA LEKUCH. (RUSSIAN 11/6)

    KIEV REPORT -- CORRESPONDENT ISRAEL KLEINER PREVIEWS THE UPCOMING CONGRESS OF UKRAINIAN INTELLIGENTSIA, WHICH WILL EXAMINE UKRAINIAN CULTURE, SPECIFICALLY THE LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, PUBLISHING, AND THE MEDIA. KLEINER INTERVIEWS ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS OF THE CONGRESS, VASYL PLIUSCH, THE ASSOCIATE EDITOR OF THE NEWSPAPER LITERATURNA HAZETA. (UKRAINIAN 11/5)

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    GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION / OAS CONFERENCE -- IN A SPEECH TO THE PARTICIPANTS AT THE CONFERENCE ON CORRUPTION IN GOVERNMENT, THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES, CESAR GAVIRIA, INDICATED THAT THE BEST WAYS TO FIGHT CORRUPTION ARE THE RULE OF LAW THROUGHOUT THE CONTINENT, LIMITATIONS TO SECRET BANK ACCOUNTS AND THE RIGHT TO SEEK ASYLUM. FROM MONTEVIDEO, STRINGER JORGE MONSALVE REPORTS. (SPANISH 11/7) 07-Nov-95 5:21 PM EST (2221 UTC)
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