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Voice of America Digest, 9 November 1995

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

Voice of America Directory

CONTENTS

  • [01] !!! VOA DIGEST - NOVEMBER 9, 1995


  • [01] !!! VOA DIGEST - NOVEMBER 9, 1995

    DATE=11/9/95
    TYPE=ADVISORY
    CONTENT=

    VOA DIGEST - 11/9/95

    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:

    BOSNIA PEACE TALKS -- AT THE BOSNIA PEACE TALKS IN OHIO, NEGOTIATORS ARE MAKING PROGRESS TOWARD AGREEMENT BETWEEN BOSNIA AND CROATIA. CORRESPONDENT RON PEMSTEIN REPORTED FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT, SECRETARY OF STATE WARREN CHRISTOPHER WILL BE RETURNING TO THE DAYTON TALKS. (11/9)

    RUSSIA / BOSNIA -- RUSSIAN PRESIDENT BORIS YELTSIN HAS VETOED A LAW CALLING FOR SANCTIONS TO BE LIFTED AGAINST YUGOSLAVIA. MOSCOW CORRESPONDENT ELIZABETH ARROTT REPORTS. (11/9)

    US / BOSNIA WAR CRIMES -- CHIEF AMERICAN NEGOTIATOR RICHARD HOLBROOKE REPORTED TO PRESIDENT CLINTON ON THE STATUS OF BOSNIA PEACE TALKS IN OHIO. CORRESPONDENT RON PEMSTEIN REPORTS THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION HAS CHANGED ITS EMPHASIS ABOUT AMERICAN COOPERATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL. (11/8)

    CLINTON / BOSNIA -- PRESIDENT CLINTON IS CALLING ON LAWMAKERS TO WAIT UNTIL A PEACE AGREEMENT IS REACHED ON BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA BEFORE DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT TO SUPPORT HIS COMMITMENT TO SEND AMERICAN TROOPS TO BOSNIA TO JOIN A NATO PEACEKEEPING OPERATION. CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH TATE REPORTS. (11/8)

    CLINTON / ROHDE -- PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS SPOKEN WITH AMERICAN JOURNALIST DAVID ROHDE, SHORTLY AFTER MR ROHDE WAS RELEASED FROM A BOSNIAN SERB PRISON WEDNESDAY. MR ROHDE HAD BEEN DETAINED BY THE BOSNIAN SERBS OCTOBER 29TH ON CHARGES OF ILLEGALLY ENTERING SERB-HELD TERRITORY. CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH TATE REPORTS. (11/8)

    YUGO / NEGOTIATIONS -- THERE ARE INDICATIONS THE BOSNIA PEACE TALKS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE AT A CRUCIAL STAGE. MEANWHILE, THE WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL IN THE HAGUE HAS INDICTED THREE FORMER YUGOSLAV NATIONAL ARMY OFFICERS FOR WAR CRIMES. FROM VIENNA, CORRESPONDENT WAYNE COREY REPORTS. (11/9)

    ISRAEL / PERES -- ACTING ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER SHIMON PERES SAYS ISRAEL IS COMMITTED TO PURSUING THE PEACE PROCESS, AND PERHAPS MORE QUICKLY, IN THE WAKE OF THE ASSASSINATION OF HIS PREDECESSOR, YITZHAK RABIN. CORRESPONDENT AL PESSIN REPORTS. (11/9)

    ISRAEL / RABIN -- TWO MORE SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN ORDERED HELD IN CONNECTION WITH THE ASSASSINATION OF ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER YITZHAK RABIN AND POLICE HAVE ACCUSED ONE OF THEM OF BEING THE PRINCIPLE ACTIVIST IN A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION. CORRESPONDENT AL PESSIN REPORTS FROM JERUSALEM POLICE ALSO SAY THEY FOUND A HUGE CACHE OF EXPLOSIVES AT THE HOME OF THE CONFESSED ASSASSIN. (11/9)

    NIGERIA / DEATH SENTENCE -- DESPITE INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE, NIGERIA'S MILITARY GOVERNMENT IS SHOWING NO SIGNS OF REVERSING ITS DECISION TO EXECUTE HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST KEN SARO-WIWA AND EIGHT OTHERS FOR THE MURDER OF FOUR ETHNIC OGONI POLITICIANS. CORRESPONDENT PURNELL MURDOCK REPORTS. (11/9)

    NIGERIA / TUTU -- SOUTH AFRICA'S ANGLICAN ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU HAS CALLED ON COMMONWEALTH LEADERS MEETING IN NEW ZEALAND TO EXPEL NIGERIA FROM THEIR RANKS. STRINGER DELIA ROBERTSON IN JOHANNESBURG SAYS THE CALL FOLLOWS THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT'S RATIFICATION OF DEATH SENTENCES IMPOSED ON HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST KEN SARO-WIWA, AND OTHERS. (11/9)

    RWANDA / SLAYINGS -- THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE IN RWANDA HAS LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION INTO INCIDENTS SURROUNDING THE RWANDAN ARMY ATTACK ON IWAWA ISLAND IN LAKE KIVU ALONG RWANDA'S BORDER WITH ZAIRE. STRINGER CHRIS TOMLINSON, WHO WITNESSED ONE OF THE INCIDENTS, REPORTS FROM KIGALI. (11/9)

    EGYPT / VIOLENCE -- MUSLIM MILITANTS IN EGYPT CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR TWO TRAIN ATTACKS NEAR SOUTHERN TOURIST SITES. SEVERAL EGYPTIANS, A FRENCH WOMAN, AND DUTCH TOURIST WERE INJURED IN THE INCIDENTS. CORRESPONDENT LAURIE KASSMAN IN CAIRO REPORTS A STATEMENT SENT TO AN INTERNATIONAL NEWS AGENCY IN THE NAME OF THE OUTLAWED GROUP, GAMA'A ISLAMIYA, WARNS TOURISTS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY. (11/9)

    ZIMBABWE / MENGISTU -- THE TRIAL IN ZIMBABWE OF AN ERITREAN MAN WHO CONFESSED TO PLANNING TO ASSASSINATE FORMER ETHIOPIAN LEADER MENGISTU HAILE MARIAM HAS BEEN ADJOURNED FOR A WEEK. HE HAS BEEN GIVEN TIME TO SEEK ASSISTANCE FROM HIS EMBASSY. STRINGER LAWRENCE BARTLETT REPORTED FROM HARARE, WHERE THE FORMER ETHIOPIAN LEADER LIVES IN EXILE. (11/9)

    BBC / BATTLE REPORTING -- THE BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION HAS SET UP NEW GUIDELINES AND PROGRAMS FOR ITS STAFF COVERING WARS. ONE OF THESE PROGRAMS IS A BATTLEFIELD TRAINING COURSE. LONDON CORRESPONDENT ANDRE DE NESNERA SPOKE TO THE HEAD OF THE BBC'S NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS NEWS-GATHERING, CHRIS CRAMER, ABOUT THE NEW SET OF RULES. (11/9)

    ASEAN / APEC -- NEXT WEEK, OFFICIALS AND LEADERS OF 18 ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIES GATHER IN OSAKA, JAPAN AS PART OF APEC, AN ORGANIZATION AIMED AT ENCOURAGING FREE AND OPEN TRADE. THERE IS CONCERN AGREEMENTS REACHED LAST YEAR IN INDONESIA COULD BE IN JEOPARDY. CORRESPONDENT DAN ROBINSON REPORTED FROM OUR SOUTHEAST ASIA BUREAU. (11/9)

    LANKA / WAR BUDGET -- SRI LANKA HAS ANNOUNCED A NEARLY 19 PERCENT INCREASE IN DEFENSE SPENDING AND A WAR TAX ON HIGH WAGE EARNERS AS THE GOVERNMENT ESCALATES THE WAR AGAINST TAMIL SEPARATIST GUERRILLAS. CORRESPONDENT MICHAEL DRUDGE LOOKS AT THE ISSUES. (11/9)

    RUSSIA / STORM -- A CYCLONE HAS STRUCK THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST, CAUSING HEAVY DAMAGE AND DISRUPTING POWER AND HEATING SUPPLIES. STRINGER PETER HEINLEIN REPORTS. (11/9))

    RUSSIA / CHECHNYA -- RUSSIAN AND CHECHEN MILITARY NEGOTIATORS MET INFORMALLY THURSDAY IN CHECHNYA TO DISCUSS CEASE-FIRE VIOLATIONS. POLITICAL TALKS BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES HAVE BROKEN DOWN. CORRESPONDENT PETER COLLINS IN CHECHNYA REPORTS CEASE-FIRE VIOLATIONS ARE A LARGE PART OF THE REASON WHY. (11/9)

    AFGHAN FIGHTING -- FIERCE FIGHTING ERUPTED WEDNESDAY IN AFGHANISTAN BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE OPPOSITION TALIBAN ISLAMIC STUDENT MOVEMENT SOUTHWEST OF KABUL. STRINGER TIM JOHNSTON REPORTS FROM KABUL THE GOVERNMENT SAYS NO TERRITORY CHANGED HANDS DURING THE ATTACK. (11/9)

    IRAQI SANCTIONS -- THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL WEDNESDAY DECIDED TO LEAVE UNCHANGED THE TRADE EMBARGO IT IMPOSED ON IRAQ AFTER THE IRAQI ARMY INVADED KUWAIT IN 1990. UN DISARMAMENT OFFICIALS ARE WAITING FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM BAGHDAD ON ITS WEAPONS PROGRAMS. CORRESPONDENT ELAINE JOHANSON REPORTS. (11/8)

    NORTH KOREA ECONOMY -- EVER SINCE THE BREAK-UP OF THE SOVIET UNION AND THE FALL OF COMMUNISM IN EASTERN EUROPE, NORTH KOREA'S ECONOMY HAS BEEN STRUGGLING. BECAUSE THE COUNTRY IS LEFT WITH FEW POLITICAL ALLIES OR ECONOMIC PARTNERS TO PROP UP ITS ECONOMY, NORTH KOREA IS TRYING TO ATTRACT FOREIGN INVESTMENT FROM OTHER SOURCES. STRINGER SHIN NA HAS A REPORT FROM SEOUL. (11/9)

    CAMBODIA OPPOSITION PARTY -- CAMBODIA'S FIRST OPPOSITION PARTY WAS LAUNCHED PEACEFULLY THURSDAY BY FORMER FINANCE MINISTER SAM RAINSY WHO SAID HIS PARTY, IF ELECTED, WOULD WIPE OUT OFFICIAL CORRUPTION AND RETURN CAMBODIA TO RULE OF LAW. THE GOVERNMENT IS LED BY PRINCE NORODOM RANNARIDH OF THE NATIONAL UNITED FRONT FOR AN INDEPENDENT, NEUTRAL, PEACEFUL AND COOPERATIVE CAMBODIA (FUNCINPEC). STRINGER TRICIA FITZGERALD REPORTS FROM PHNOM PENH. (11/9)

    US / TIBET -- THE UNITED STATES IS EXPRESSING CONCERN ABOUT CHINA'S MOVE TO SELECT A NEW RELIGIOUS LEADER FOR TIBETAN BUDDHISTS. CORRESPONDENT RON PEMSTEIN REPORTS. (11/8)

    SAF / RACE RELATIONS -- SOUTH AFRICA'S TRANSITION FROM APARTHEID TO DEMOCRACY IS NEARLY TWO-YEARS OLD, AND MOST OF THE COUNTRY'S CITIZENS ARE TRYING HARD TO MAKE THEIR NEW SOCIETY WORK. THAT INCLUDES FINDING WAYS TO GET ALONG WITH PEOPLE WHO IN THE PAST WERE CONSIDERED THE ENEMY. JOHANNESBURG REPORTER DELIA ROBERTSON REPORTS ON RACE RELATIONS IN THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA. (11/9)

    SAF / HIGHER EDUCATION -- EDUCATORS FROM SOUTH AFRICA'S HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ARE IN THE UNITED STATES, TO DISCUSS HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE POST-APARTHEID ERA. AT A CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY THE US AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATORS EXPLAINED THEIR COUNTRY'S UNIQUE CHALLENGES. STAFFER GIL WEINREICH REPORTS FROM WASHINGTON. (11/9)

    US ECONOMY -- THE US GOVERNMENT SAYS PRICE PRESSURES THAT COULD DRIVE UP INTEREST RATES ARE NO LONGER A PROBLEM, AT LEAST AT THE WHOLESALE LEVEL. ECONOMICS EDITOR JOE SUMMERS REPORTS ABOUT THE PRODUCER PRICE INDEX. (11/9)

    NEW GLOBAL CLIMATE INSTITUTE -- DELEGATES FROM 40 COUNTRIES MEETING IN WASHINGTON HAVE AGREED TO ESTABLISH AN INTERNATIONAL LONG-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTING NETWORK. THE SYSTEM, PROPOSED BY THE UNITED STATES,WOULD ISSUE REGULAR PREDICTIONS ABOUT CLIMATE CONDITIONS MONTHS IN ADVANCE TO PROVIDE NATIONS EARLY WARNING OF DISRUPTIVE TRENDS. CORRESPONDENT DAVID MCALARY REPORTS. (11/8)

    ARGENTINA CRASH -- ALL 53 PASSENGERS ARE PRESUMED DEAD IN THE CRASH OF AN ARGENTINE AIR FORCE JET. MILITARY OFFICIALS AT THE SITE SAY THEY WILL NEED A MASSIVE HUMAN CHAIN TAKE THE BODIES AWAY. STRINGER DAWN MAKINSON REPORTS. (11/9)

    COLOMBIA / POL -- THE NEPHEW OF AN ASSASSINATED POLITICAL LEADER IN COLOMBIA HAS RESIGNED FROM THE GOVERNMENT. THE ACTION COMES AS PRESIDENT ERNESTO SAMPER TRIES TO FORM A PEACE PACT WITH THE OPPOSITION. CORRESPONDENT GEORGE MEEK REPORTS. (11/8)

    POWELL / PRESIDENT -- FORMER GENERAL COLIN POWELL SAYS HE WILL NOT BE A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OR ANY OTHER ELECTIVE OFFICE NEXT YEAR. GENERAL POWELL ANNOUNCED HIS LONG-AWAITED DECISION AT A NEWS CONFERENCE AT A SUBURBAN WASHINGTON HOTEL. CORRESPONDENT JIM MALONE REPORTS SENATE MAJORITY LEADER BOB DOLE NOW RESUMES HIS POSITION AS THE CLEAR FAVORITE FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION. (11/8)

    POWELL / ANNOUNCEMENT -- RETIRED GENERAL COLIN POWELL HAS FINALLY REVEALED WHETHER HE INTENDS TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY IN NEXT YEAR'S ELECTIONS. CORRESPONDENT NICK SIMEONE REPORTS SPECULATION ABOUT THE GENERAL'S FUTURE HAD EFFECTIVELY STALLED THE CAMPAIGNS OF THE TEN DECLARED REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES AND HAD KEPT THE NATION GUESSING FOR WEEKS. (11/8)

    CLINTON / POWELL -- THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, GENERAL COLIN POWELL THAT HE WILL NOT RUN FOR PRESIDENT IS GOOD NEWS FOR PRESIDENT CLINTON, WHO IS PREPARING FOR A RE-ELECTION BID NEXT YEAR. RECENT PUBLIC OPINION POLLS HAVE SHOWN MR. CLINTON TRAILING GENERAL POWELL IN POPULARITY. CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH TATE REPORTS. (11/8

    CONGRESS / POWELL REACT -- US HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH SAYS HE EXPECTS COLIN POWELL TO PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, EVEN THOUGH THE RETIRED GENERAL WILL NOT RUN FOR PRESIDENT. CORRESPONDENT DAVID SWAN REPORTS ON THE REACTION TO MR POWELL'S DECISION FROM CAPITOL HILL, AND FROM SOME OF THOSE WHO ARE SEEKING THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION. (11/8)

    CONGRESS / VIETNAM -- MONTHS AFTER PRESIDENT CLINTON ANNOUNCED HIS DECISION TO NORMALIZE RELATIONS WITH VIETNAM, THERE ARE STILL MANY VOICES BEING RAISED IN PROTEST IN THE US CONGRESS. CORRESPONDENT PAULA WOLFSON REPORTS ONE CONCERN IS VIETNAM'S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD. (11/8)

    GERMANY / NEO-NAZI -- POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A GERMAN NEO-NAZI FOR INCITING RACIAL HATRED IN CONNECTION WITH A BOOK ABOUT HIMSELF. STRINGER DAGMAR BREITENBACH REPORTS. (11/9)

    LU XUN'S HOUSE -- AS WITH ANY RAPIDLY-DEVELOPING CITY, THE CHINESE CAPITAL BEIJING IS FACING THE DILEMMA OF HOW MUCH OF ITS HISTORY IT WILL SACRIFICE IN ITS DRIVE TO BECOME A MODERN METROPOLIS. AS CORRESPONDENT STEPHANIE HO REPORTS, RESIDENTS LIVING IN THE OLD HOUSE OF ONE OF MODERN CHINA'S BEST-KNOWN WRITERS HOPE HIS FAME IS ENOUGH TO SAVE THEIR HOMES FROM A DEVELOPER'S WRECKING BALL. (11/9)

    BROWN / TRANSANTIC DIALOGUE -- A TOP-RANKING US ECONOMIC OFFICIAL IS HEADED TO SPAIN WITH A DELEGATION OF US BUSINESS LEADERS TO A CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS TRANSATLANTIC BUSINESS ISSUES. CORRESPONDENT ANDREW BAIRD REPORTS. (11/8)

    SENATE / ABORTION -- THE US SENATE HAS PUT OFF ACTION ON A CONTROVERSIAL BILL THAT WOULD BAN A TYPE OF ABORTION USED TO END SOME LATE-TERM PREGNANCIES. THE DECISION IS AT LEAST A TEMPORARY SETBACK FOR ANTI-ABORTION FORCES, WHO PUSHED THE MEASURE THROUGH THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BY A WIDE MARGIN LAST WEEK. CORRESPONDENT DAVID SWAN REPORTS. (11/8)

    WRITER JOSE IGLESIAS DIES -- AMERICAN AUTHOR JOSE IGLESIAS, RENOWNED FOR HIS BOOKS ABOUT LATIN AMERICA AND ITS REVOLUTIONS, DIED IN NEW YORK. HE WAS 75. CORRESPONDENT MARTIN BUSH REPORTS. (11/8)

    VOA REPORTS IN INDIVIDUAL LANGUAGES:

    INSIDE USA:

    LOS ANGELES / ELECTIONS -- STAFFER KUO-FU SHU IN LOS ANGELES REPORTS ON LOCAL ELECTIONS IN CALIFORNIA. CANDIDATES EXPRESSED THEIR APPRECIATION FOR THE VOLUNTEERS WHO HELPED WITH THE CAMPAIGNS. INTERVIEWS WITH LIN EN-CHENG, NEWLY ELECTED WALNUT CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, ZHANG ZHAOFU, CUPERTINO SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT, MA DAWEI OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHINESE-AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES ORGANIZATION, AND LIANG ZHANGQIU, POLITICAL CONSULTANT. (MANDARIN 11/9)

    POWELL / REACT -- REPORTER TOM CROSBY TALKED WITH GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY POLITICAL SCIENTIST LEE SIGELMAN WHO SPECIALIZES IN RACIAL ATTITUDES AND RACIAL STEREOTYPES AS THEY PERTAIN TO US POLITICS. HE SAYS THE DECISION OF COLIN POWELL TO PULL OUT OF THE RACE CAME AS NO SURPRISE. HE SAYS THE GENERAL'S DECISION TO ALIGN HIMSELF WITH THE GOP DOES NOT SERVE TO BREAK A STEREOTYPE OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS AS HISTORICALLY ALIGNING THEMSELVES WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. (ENP 11/8)

    POWELL / OUT OF RACE -- DIMITRY SIMES, PRESIDENT OF THE NIXON CENTER FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM, LEON ARON, AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE, AND STAFFER VLADIMIR MATLIN DISCUSS THE REACTION IN THE US TO COLIN POWELL'S DECISION TO PASS UP THE 1996 PRESIDENTIAL RACE, AND ITS IMPACT ON THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE IN THE US ONE YEAR BEFORE THE ELECTIONS. (RUSSIAN 11/8)

    IRANIAN FILM MAKER -- STAFFER KATAYOUN BEGLARI INTERVIEWS SOHRAB SHAHID-I SALES, AN IRANIAN FILM DIRECTOR CURRENTLY IN THE US FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT. SHAHID-I SALIS IS A PIONEER IN IRAN'S AVANT-GARDE CINEMA, AND IT IS THE FIRST INTERVIEW HE'S GIVEN IN THIRTY YEARS. (FARSI 11/9)

    AMERICAN TRADE UNIONS -- WALDO WLODARCZYK, A UNION ACTIVIST FROM CHICAGO EXPLAINED THE ROLE OF LABOR UNIONS IN THE AMERICAN JOB MARKET. INTERVIEW BY STAFFER WITOLD SULKOWSKI. (POLISH 11/8)

    ISLAM / US / INDONESIA -- STAFFER ABDUL NUR ADNAN PREPARED A SPECIAL REPORT ON THE OPENING IN NEW YORK OF THE FIRST INDONESIAN MOSQUE IN THE US. (INDONESIAN 11/9)

    QUEBEC / REFERENDUM -- REPORTER WORK KEBEDE SPOKE WITH DR PAUL MILKIAS, PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AT CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY IN MONTREAL, CANADA. THEY DISCUSSED THE DEFEAT OF QUEBEC'S REFERENDUM ON INDEPENDENCE. (AMHARIC 11/9)

    PIANIST / STEVE KUHN -- PIANIST STEVE KUHN HAS CONTRIBUTED FORTY YEARS TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, AND HIS CREATIVITY AND SOULFUL DEPTH DISTINGUISH HIM AS A MASTER JAZZMAN. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH REPORTER RITA ROCHELLE, STEVE DISCUSSED HIS LATEST CD, "SEASONS OF ROMANCE." (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/7)

    AMERICAN ICON / QUINCY JONES -- AFTER 50 YEARS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS, QUINCY JONES IS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST GIFTED IMPRESARIOS. QUINCY'S NEWEST PROTEGEE, TAMIA, IS FEATURED ON HIS LATEST CD, "Q'S JOOK JOINT." REPORTER RITA ROCHELLE SPOKE WITH THEM ABOUT THE CD AND THEIR UPCOMING WORLD TOUR. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/8)

    INSIDE AFRICA:

    NIGERIA / SARO WIWA -- THE PROVISIONAL RULING COUNCIL OF NIGERIA UPHELD THE DEATH SENTENCES OF PLAYWRIGHT KEN SARO WIWA AND EIGHT OTHERS. A SPECIAL MILITARY COURT FOUND THEM GUILTY OF LAST YEAR'S MURDER OF FOUR POLITICIANS IN OGONILAND. REPORTER BABANGIDA JIBRIN REPORTS FROM ABUJA. (HAUSA 11/8)

    NIGERIA / EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT -- THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION'S COMMISSION FOR SECURITY AND DISARMAMENT HAS CALLED FOR A BAN ON THE SALE OF ARMS TO NIGERIA. REPORTER WILLIAM EAGLE SPOKE WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMISSION, PETER TRUSCOTT, AND ROGER BRIOTTET, HEAD OF THE WORLD DEVELOPMENT MOVEMENT, WHICH CONDUCTED THE STUDY. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 10/8)

    PAN AFRICAN WRITERS / SARO WIWA -- THE GHANA-BASED ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN PLAYWRIGHTS HAS CALLED ON NIGERIAN RULER GENERAL SANI ABACHA TO REEVALUATE THE DEATH SENTENCES OF KEN SARO WIWA AND EIGHT OTHERS. IN A LETTER SENT TO GENERAL ABACHA, THE ASSOCIATION ALSO URGED INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO IMPOSE SANCTIONS ON NIGERIA UNTIL IT RETURNS TO DEMOCRATIC RULE. STRINGER ABDULMALIK DANBIRNIN REPORTS FROM ACCRA. (HAUSA 11/8)

    UGANDA / CHILDREN -- THE UGANDAN GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN OVER CHILDREN WHO WERE RESCUED BY THE SUDANESE REBELS. REPORTER SHAKA SSALI SPOKE TO UGANDAN DEFENSE MINISTER AMAMA MBABAZI. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 11/8)

    EUROPEAN UNION / ACP COUNTRIES -- THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC COUNTRIES HAVE CONCLUDED THE THIRD ANNUAL INDUSTRIAL CONFERENCE IN ADDIS ABABA. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE CONFERENCE WAS HELD OUTSIDE BELGIUM. REPORTER TAFESSE KIFLE REPORTS FROM ADDIS ABABA. (AMHARIC 11/9)

    CHILDREN / WAR -- SPONSORED BY UNICEF AND THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK, THE CONFERENCE ON THE IMPACT OF ARMED CONFLICTS ON CHILDREN IN CENTRAL AND WEST AFRICA OPENED THIS WEEK IN ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST. REPORTER MAIMOUNA MILLS INTERVIEWED MONCEF BOUHAFA, UNICEF SPOKESPERSON FOR CENTRAL AND WEST AFRICA. (FRENCH 11/8)

    ALGERIA / JOURNALISM AWARD -- REPORTER SAMUEL KIENDREBEOGO INTERVIEWED ALGERIAN JOURNALIST HORRIA SAIHI, WINNER OF THIS YEAR'S COURAGE IN JOURNALISM PRIZE. MS SAIHI DESCRIBED THE HARSH WORKING CONDITIONS FACING ALGERIAN JOURNALISTS, MANY OF WHOM HAVE BEEN KILLED BY ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS. (FRENCH 11/8)

    CAMEROON / MEDIA -- IN AN INTERVIEW WITH REPORTER MAIMOUNA MILLS, A WORLD BANK INFORMATION OFFICER SAID AFRICAN RESEARCHERS AND JOURNALISTS MUST WORK TO IMPROVE THE IMAGE OF AFRICA IN THE MEDIA. (FRENCH 11/8)

    AFRICA / DEMOCRACY -- INTERN FATIM SIDIBE REPORTS ON OPPOSITION PARTIES IN DEMOCRATIC REGIMES AND THE CURRENT STATUS OF AFRICAN NATIONS IN THAT CONTEXT. SHE INTERVIEWED IBRAHIM N'DIAYE, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE RULING ADEMA PARTY IN MALI; LAURENT DONA FOLOGO, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE RULING PDCI-RDA PARTY IN IVORY COAST; AND ABU SANGARE, SECRETARY OF THE IVORIAN POPULAR FRONT OPPOSITION PARTY. (FRENCH 11/8)

    GUINEA BISSAU / SECURITY COUNCIL -- GUINEA BISSAU HAS BEEN ELECTED TO ONE OF TWO NON PERMANENT SEATS ON THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL. REPORTER OVIDIO PEQUENO SPOKE WITH THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF GUINEA BISSAU, ANSUMANE MANE. HE SAID DESPITE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL WORRIES, HIS COUNTRY WILL DEVOTE ITS ATTENTION TO REORGANIZING THE UN AND WORKING TO END REGIONAL CONFLICTS. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/9)

    ANGOLA CRIME -- THE ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT HAS CREATED A COMMISSION TO DEAL WITH RISING CRIME. THE DECISION CAME AFTER A MURDER OF TWO FOREIGN NATIONALS FROM THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA AND HUNGARY. REPORTER LUIS COSTA COVERED THE STORY. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/9)

    TANZANIA / HIGH COURT -- TANZANIA'S HIGH COURT OPENED HEARINGS YESTERDAY ON IRREGULARITIES IN GENERAL ELECTIONS HELD OCTOBER 29TH. REPORTER ABDUSHAKUR ABOUD SPOKE WITH JOURNALIST JESSE KWAU IN DAR ES SALAAM. HE SAID THE OPPOSITION HAS ASKED THE COURT TO CANCEL PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 12TH, UNTIL IT HAS HEARD THE CASE ON ALLEGED IRREGULARITIES. (SWAHILI 11/8)

    KENYA / TANZANIA -- KENYA AND TANZANIA AGREE ON A JOINT CRACKDOWN AGAINST DRUG TRAFFICKING. AS PART OF THIS NEW EFFORT, THREE KENYAN POLICE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND SENTENCED TO TWENTY YEARS IN PRISON. GIKONYO MWAI REPORTS FROM NAIROBI. (SWAHILI 11/9)

    MOZAMBIQUE COMMONWEALTH -- THE COMMONWEALTH SUMMIT OPENS FRIDAY IN NEW ZEALAND. AMONG THE ISSUES: MEMBERSHIP OF MOZAMBIQUE. REPORTER OVIDIO PEQUENO INTERVIEWED MANUEL TOME, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE RULING PARTY. HE SAYS ECONOMIC CONCERNS WERE BEHIND HIS COUNTRY'S THE DECISION TO JOIN THE COMMONWEALTH. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/9)

    WEATHER / LONG TERM FORECASTING -- REPORTER ELIZABETH MONNAC INTERVIEWED PROFESSOR ALI AGOUNI OF THE MOROCCAN PUBLIC WORKS MINISTRY. MR AGOUNI IS IN WASHINGTON ALONG WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM FORTY COUNTRIES TO TAKE PART IN A FORUM ON LONG-TERM WEATHER FORECASTING. THE FORUM EXAMINES THE FACTORS AFFECTING GLOBAL AND LOCAL WEATHER IN THE FUTURE. (FRENCH 11/8)

    INSIDE MIDEAST:

    EGYPT / IRAQ -- AN EGYPTIAN TRADE DELEGATION VISITING IRAQ SAYS EGYPT WILL NOT SANCTION FOOD SHIPMENTS TO BAGHDAD AS IRAQI CURRENCY DIPPED TO ITS LOWEST LEVEL OF EXCHANGE RATE. CORRESPONDENT MAHMOUD ZAWAWI REPORTS FROM AMMAN. (ARABIC 11/8)

    UAE / JERUSALEM WEEK -- STRINGER JUMANA TAMIMI REPORTS FROM ABU DHABI THAT THE WEEK-LONG CONFERENCE ON JERUSALEM CONCLUDED WITH CALLS TO PRESERVE THE INTERNATIONAL AND RELIGIOUS IDENTITY OF JERUSALEM. (ARABIC 11/8)

    SYRIA / BRITAIN -- STRINGER THIABET SALEM REPORTS FROM DAMASCUS THAT BRITISH FOREIGN MINTER MALCOLM RIFKIND HAS DISCUSSED WITH SYRIAN OFFICIALS PROSPECTS OF THE PEACE PROCESS IN LIGHT OF THE ASSASSINATION OF MR RABIN. (ARABIC 11/8)

    EGYPT / HUMAN RIGHTS -- IBRAHIM ABDIN REPORTS FROM CAIRO THAT AS THE EGYPTIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION ISSUED A REPORT CRITICIZING VIOLENCE BY FUNDAMENTALIST GROUPS, ARMED ISLAMISTS LAUNCHED A SECOND ATTACK ON A PASSENGER TRAIN IN SOUTHERN EGYPT. (ARABIC 11/8)

    US AID / PALESTINIANS -- THE PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN NEAR EAST RELIEF AGENCY (ANERA) PETER GUBSER CAUTIONED PRESIDENT CLINTON AGAINST FAILURE IN EXTENDING ASSISTANCE TO PALESTINIANS. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFER OSAMA FARAG, MR GUBSER WARNED THAT SUCH FAILURE MAY HURT THE PEACE PROCESS. (ARABIC 11/8)

    ISRAEL / RABIN -- STRINGER KHALIL ASSALI REPORTS FROM JERUSALEM THAT ISRAEL HAS FORMED A SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE ASSASSINATION OF PRIME MINISTER RABIN AND SECURITY DEFICIENCIES. (ARABIC 11/8)

    KUWAIT / RABIN -- KUWAIT HAS JOINED OTHER GULF STATES IN DENOUNCING THE ASSASSINATION OF ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER RABIN LAST WEEK. MAHMOUD ZAWAWI REPORTS. (ARABIC 11/8)

    AFGHANISTAN / PAKISTAN -- AHMED ZEIDAN, AN ARAB ANALYST IN PAKISTAN SAYS AFGHAN GROUPS IN PAKISTAN HAVE CALLED ON PRESIDENT RABBANI TO STEP DOWN. HE WAS INTERVIEWED BY STAFFER HAYAT ALKHATTEB. (ARABIC 11/8)

    INDIA / RABIN / MIDDLE EAST -- PROFESSOR IMTIAZ AHMAD OF THE MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES DEPARTMENT IN THE JAWAHAR LAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY IN NEW DELHI, EXAMINES THE LEGACY LEFT BY PM RABIN AND HOW IT IS GOING TO BE INSTRUMENTAL IN FOSTERING A COMPREHENSIVE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. INTERVIEW BY STAFFER BHAGWAN PRAKASH. (HINDI 11/8)

    ABIN / ASSASSINATION REACTION -- ZALMAI KHALILZAD, DIRECTOR OF MIDEAST CENTER AT RAND BELIEVES THAT THE DEATH OF PRIME MINISTER RABIN WILL HAVE A NEGATIVE EFFECT ON THE PEACE PROCESS. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFER KHAN ALAMI, KHALILIZAD SAID CONSIDERING RABIN'S MILITARY BACKGROUND, THE AGREEMENTS THAT HE MADE TO GIVE UP TERRITORY IN EXCHANGE FOR PEACE AND THE SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS HE AGREED TO HAD CREDIBILITY WITH LARGE SEGMENTS OF THE ISRAELI POPULATION. IN A SEPARATE INTERVIEW GRAHAM FULLER, AN EXPERT ON RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM SAID HE WAS NOT SURPRISED BY RABIN'S ASSASSINATION BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISTS IN ISRAEL WHO ARE STRONGLY OPPOSED TO THE PEACE PROCESS NOT ONLY FOR SECURITY REASONS BUT FOR RELIGIOUS ONES TOO. (PASHTO 11/6)

    AFGHANISTAN / PEACE PROCESS -- REPORTER SUSAN YACKEE DISCUSSES THE PEACE PROCESS IN AFGHANISTAN WITH THOMAS GOUTIERRE, DEAN OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND PROGRAMS AND DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR AFGHANISTAN STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA. MR GOUTIERRE IS DISAPPOINTED THAT THE UN PEACE PROCESS IN AFGHANISTAN HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD, BUT HE UNDERSTANDS ANY FRUSTRATION FELT BY THE UN PEACE ENVOY MAHMOUD MESTIRI. (ENGLISH NEWS PROGRAMS 11/8)

    INSIDE CENTRAL ASIA:

    PIPELINE / CAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIA -- STAFFER 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. JACK COPELAND, AN ENERGY CONSULTANT TO THE US CONGRESS TALKED ABOUT THE GROWING WORLD DEMAND FOR OIL AND ABOUT HIS VIEW THAT THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS MUCH BETTER EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH OIL SHIPMENTS THAN ARE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. (RUSSIAN 11/8)

    AZERBAIJAN / POLITICS -- STAFFER ASKER SULAYMANI INTERVIEWED ISA MEMEDBEYLI, HEAD OF CENTRAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE, ABOUT CHARGES OF ELECTIONS IRREGULARITIES AND A ELECTIONS BAN ON SOME PARTIES. MR MEMEDBEYLI DEFENDS THE GOVERNMENT POSITION THAT THE PROCESS HAS BEEN FREE AND FAIR SO FAR. (AZERI 11/9)

    AZERBAIJAN / TV -- AZERI STRINGER RAFAEL HUSAINOV INTERVIEWS THE DIRECTOR OF AZERBAIJAN TV, ISMAIL OMAROV, ON THE SUBJECT OF EXTENDING EQUAL TIME FOR EACH CANDIDATE ON NATIONAL TV. ACCORDING TO MR OMAROV, EACH CANDIDATE WAS GIVEN SEVEN MINUTES TO EXPRESS HIS OR HER VIEWS. (AZERI 11/9)

    INSIDE SOUTH ASIA:

    INDIA / IFC -- THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION, A MEMBER OF THE WORLD BANK GROUP, HAS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO INVEST EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS IN INDIA'S OIL AND GAS SECTOR. NAVIN MAHAJAN, INVESTMENT OFFICER WITH IFC, GIVES DETAILS OF THE AGREEMENT. HE IS INTERVIEWED BY STAFFER NIRMALA JOSHI. (HINDI 11/8)

    PAKISTAN / IRAN / AFGHANISTAN -- PAKISTANI PRIME MINISTER BENAZIR BHUTTO RETURNED TO ISLAMABAD AFTER A THREE DAY VISIT TO IRAN. DARI STRINGER ABDUL HAI WARSHAN REPORTS FROM PESHAWAR THAT THE TWO COUNTRIES SIGNED AGREEMENTS AND LETTERS OF UNDERSTANDING ON ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND REGIONAL ISSUES. (DARI, PASHTO 11/9)

    PAKISTAN / AFGHANISTAN -- PAKISTANI GOVERNMENT SOURCES SAY THAT FOREIGN MINISTER SARDAR ASEF ALI LED A DELEGATION TO SHEBERGHAN FOR TALKS WITH THE NORTHERN AFGHAN LEADER ABDUL RASHID DOSTUM. DARI STRINGER ABDUL HAI WARSHAN REPORTS THE PAKISTANI OFFICIAL PLANS TO UNDERTAKE SIMILAR TRIPS TO OTHER CITIES TO MEET LEADERS OF OTHER AFGHAN FACTIONS. MR ASEF ALI SAYS AFGHAN PRESIDENT BURHANUDDIN RABBANI SHOULD RELINQUISH POWER TO AN ADMINISTRATION COMPOSED OF REPRESENTATIVES OF ALL FACTIONS. (DARI, PASHTO 11/9)

    BANGLA BANKER / DEVELOPMENT -- A LEADING BANGLADESHI BANKER AND BUSINESSMAN, SHAFI AHMED CHOUDHURY TALKS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF WESTERN INVESTMENTS IN BANGLADESH AND LOOKS AT THE DEVELOPMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES AND PRIVATIZATION OF BANKS IN HIS COUNTRY. INTERVIEW BY STAFFER FARIDA SARKAR. (BANGLA 11/8)

    .FULLBRIGHT SCHOLAR / US INTEREST -- DR RAZIA AKHTAR BANU, PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA, IS IN THE UNITED STATES AS A SENIOR FULBRIGHT FELLOW. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFERS SHARFUL ALAM AND ROQUIA HAIDER, SHE TELLS OF THE KEEN INTEREST AMERICAN SCHOLARS HAVE ABOUT ISLAM, AND COMMENTS ON THEIR RECENT WRITINGS ON THE SUBJECT. (BANGLA 11/8)

    INSIDE EAST ASIA:

    SINO-US MILITARY COOPERATION -- US ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOSEPH NYE WILL VISIT CHINA NEXT WEEK. HE SAID HE WILL EXPLORE THE RESUMPTION OF US-CHINA MILITARY DIALOGUE. STAFFER CHIEN WEI INTERVIEWS PROF. PAUL GOODWIN, US DEFENSE UNIV, DR GERALD SEGAL, LONDON INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES, AND HO PIN, MILITARY SPECIALIST, ON PROSPECTS FOR SINO-US MILITARY COOPERATION. (MANDARIN 11/9)

    TAIWAN ELECTION / MINORITY CANDIDATES -- ETHNIC MINORITIES WILL PARTICIPATE ACTIVELY IN TAIWAN'S LEGISLATIVE ELECTION IN DECEMBER. MINORITIES ARE CONCERNED ABOUT GETTING THEIR LAND BACK FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE MOUNTAIN AREAS. STAFFER TIEN KANGLIN IN TAIPEI INTERVIEWS MALAI GUMAI, MINORITY LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATE, LIU SONGFAN, OF THE TAIWAN LEGISLATIVE YUAN, AND CHEN GUIHE, TAIZHONG COUNTY. (MANDARIN 11/9)

    TAIWAN / EDUCATION EXCHANGE -- A SEMINAR ON CROSS-STRAIT EDUCATION EXCHANGE OPENED IN TAIPEI ON WEDNESDAY. TOPICS UNDER DISCUSSION INCLUDE SOCIAL STATUS OF TEACHERS IN MAINLAND CHINA AND TEACHER EDUCATION. STRINGER ZHANG YONGTAI INTERVIEWS GUAN LIN, PRESIDENT OF SOUTH-CHINA TEACHERS UNIVERSITY, AND LU MULIN, DEPUTY CHIEF OF EDUCATION DIVISION, THE MAINLAND AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, TAIWAN. (MANDARIN 11/9)

    RIGHTS VIOLATIONS / SOUTH KOREA -- THE HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH/ASIA RELEASED A REPORT ON LABOR RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN DEMOCRACIES WHICH INCLUDE SOUTH KOREA. THE HRW/ASIA REPORT URGES PRESIDENT KIM YOUNG SAM TO REPEAL SOME ABUSIVE LABOR LAWS AND THE CONTROVERSIAL NATIONAL SECURITY LAW. THE REPORT ALSO CALLS ON PRESIDENT CLINTON TO URGE PRESIDENT KIM YOUNG SAM, WHEN THEY MEET IN OSAKA LATER THIS MONTH, THAT KOREA RESPECT HUMAN AND LABOR RIGHTS MORE VIGOROUSLY. STAFFER SANG DO HA REPORTS. (KOREAN 11/9)

    CHINESE PRESIDENT / KOREA VISIT / JAPAN -- CHINESE PRESIDENT JIANG ZEMIN IS EXPECTED TO EXPRESS HIS GOVERNMENT'S VIEW ON THE JAPANESE ACTIVITIES DURING WORLD WAR II IN HIS ADDRESS BEFORE SOUTH KOREA'S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY LATER THIS MONTH. STAFFER YONG KYUN LIM QUOTED A SOUTH KOREAN FOREIGN MINISTRY OFFICIAL SAYING THAT THE CHINESE LEADER WILL JOIN SOUTH KOREA PROTESTING PAST JAPANESE ACTS. (KOREAN 11/9)

    TAIWAN REACTION ON MACAO NEW AIRPORT -- MACAO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TWILL INAUGURATE ITS FIRST FLIGHT TO TAIPEI ON DECEMBER 8TH BY TAIWAN'S EVERGREEN AIRLINE. STAFFER TIEN KANGLIN IN TAIPEI INTERVIEWS LIU ZHAO-XUAN, TAIWAN MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION, AND GAO KONGLIAN, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, TAIWAN MAINLAND AFFAIRS COUNCIL. (MANDARIN 11/9)

    VIET / HUMAN RIGHTS HEARINGS -- STAFFER KHANH REPORTS ON THE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SUB-COMMITTEE HEARINGS ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN VIETNAM. WITNESSES INCLUDE NGUYEN CHI THIEN, HAILED AS VIETNAM'S BEST POET, WHO SPENT 27 0F HIS 50 YEARS IN PRISON, AND THE TWO VIETNAMESE-AMERICANS RECENTLY JAILED FOR CONSPIRING TO OVERTHROW THE REGIME BY ORGANIZING A CONFERENCE ON VIETNAM'S FUTURE. (VIETNAMESE 11/9)

    INDONESIA / EAST TIMOR -- A DELEGATION OF CLERICS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS HAVE BEEN EXPELLED FROM EAST TIMOR. THEY WERE PLANNING TO HOLD A SERVICE IN MEMORY OF VICTIMS OF A 1991 MASSACRE BY INDONESIAN TROOPS. REPORTER ANA GUEDES INTERVIEWED REED BRODY, A MEMBER OF THE EXPELLED DELEGATION. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 11/9)

    INSIDE EUROPE:

    TUDJMAN / MAYOR -- CROATIAN PRESIDENT F TUDJMAN TRIED TO BLOCK AN ATTEMPT BY THE OPPOSITION PARTIES, TO NOMINATE THEIR CANDIDATE FOR THE MAYOR OF ZAGREB. THE MOVE SET OFF STRONG REACTION BY THE OPPOSITION WHICH WON OVER 50% OF THE ELECTORAL VOTE. STRINGER STEVICA SUSA REPORTS FROM ZAGREB. (SERBIAN 11/8)

    BOSNIA / WAR CRIMES -- STAFFER OSAMA FARAG INTERVIEWS M CHARTIER, SPOKESMAN FOR THE WAR CRIME TRIBUNAL IN CHARGE OF INVESTIGATING SERB ATROCITIES AGAINST BOSNIANS. (ARABIC 11/8)

    ALBANIA / MONTENEGRO -- IN AN INCIDENT ON THE ALBANIAN-MONTENEGRO BORDER, AN ALBANIAN WAS WOUNDED BY MONTENEGRO BORDER GUARDS. ALBANIAN AUTHORITIES SAY THE VICTIM WAS INSIDE ALBANIA, WHILE MONTENEGRO SAYS HE HAD ILLEGALLY CROSSED THE BORDER. STRINGER PELLUMB SULO REPORTS. (ALBANIAN 11/9)

    MACEDONIA / ALBANIANS / OSCE -- THE COMMISSIONER FOR MINORITY ISSUES IS VISITING MACEDONIA. IN ADDITION TO MEETINGS WITH MACEDONIAN OFFICIALS, THE SENIOR OSCE OFFICIAL ALSO HELD TALKS WITH ETHNIC ALBANIAN REPRESENTATIVES. ILJAZ HALIMI, LEADER OF THE ALBANIAN LIBERAL-DEMOCRATIC PARTY TOLD STRINGER DIANA TOSKA THE TALKS FOCUSED ON MINORITY EDUCATION ISSUES. (ALBANIAN 11/9)

    ALBANIA / MASS GRAVES -- AUTHORITIES IN THE NORTHERN ALBANIAN CITY OF SHKODER HAVE UNCOVERED A MASS GRAVE, CONTAINING THE BODIES OF SOME FORTY OPPONENTS OF THE COMMUNIST REGIME. OFFICIALS SAY THE VICTIMS WERE EXECUTED IN THE MID-1970S. STRINGER PELLUMB SULO REPORTS. (ALBANIAN 11/9)

    CZECH EXHIBIT / NYC -- STAFFER EVA SASEK REPORTS ON THE OPENING OF SCULPTOR ALES VESELY'S EXHIBIT IN THE NEW CZECH CENTER IN NEW YORK CITY. KAREL KOVANDA, THE CZECH REPUBLIC'S UN AMBASSADOR, AND MANY US ARTISTS AND GALLERY OWNERS ATTENDED. MS SASEK INTERVIEWED MR VESELY, CONSIDERED ONE OF THE BEST CONTEMPORARY CZECH SCULPTORS. (CZECH 11/8)

    CZECH MEDIA LAW -- STRINGER PETER MAREK INTERVIEWS LADISLAV JAKL, THE EDITOR OF THE CZECH DAILY 'LIDOVE NOVINY,' ABOUT THE PROPOSED NEW CZECH MEDIA LAW. (CZECH 11/9)

    POLAND / UN SECURITY COUNCIL -- ZYGMUNT WLOSEWICZ, THE POLISH AMBASSADOR TO THE UN COMMENTED ON THE POLAND'S MEMBERSHIP IN THE SECURITY COUNCIL, STRESSING THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME POLAND WOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE SECURITY COUNCIL AS AN INDEPENDENT STATE, NOT AS A SOVIET SATELLITE. INTERVIEW BY STAFFER MAREK KRZYZANSKI. (POLISH 11/8)

    WALESA / FINANCIAL ASSETS -- POLISH PRESIDENT LECH WALESA DISCLOSED THAT HIS FINANCIAL ASSETS ARE ABOUT HALF A MILLION DOLLARS. HE REJECTED HIS PRESIDENTIAL OPPONENT'S (KWASNIEWSKI'S) ACCUSATION THAT HE HOLDS FOREIGN BANKS ACCOUNTS. CORRESPONDENT WOJTEK MINICZ REPORTS FROM WARSAW. (POLISH 11/8)

    POST SOLIDARITY PARTIES CONSOLIDATE BEHIND WALESA -- THE POLISH 'FREEDOM UNION' PARTY, THE 'CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS' AND OTHER POST-SOLIDARITY POLITICAL GROUPS HAVE DECLARED SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT WALESA'S CANDIDACY IN THE SECOND ROUND OF THE POLISH ELECTIONS. STRINGER MARIA BNINSKA REPORTS FROM WARSAW. (POLISH 11/8)

    INSIDE EURASIA:

    US / RUSSIA / MEDICINE -- ANDREW HEWITT, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR NIS AFFAIRS AND PAUL MORRIS, HEAD OF THE AID OFFICE IN KISHINEV, MOLDOVA TALK TO STAFFER IRENE KELNER ABOUT HOW THE US IS HELPING TO CURB THE DIPHTHERIA EPIDEMIC IN MOLDOVA. (RUSSIAN 11/8)

    WORLD BANK / MOLDOVA -- VALERY SIBIRSKY, US BUSINESSMAN WITH FREQUENT DEALINGS WITH THE CIS TALKS ABOUT THE WORLD BANK PRIVATIZATION REPORT ON MOLDOVA WITH STAFFER AVIVA LEKUCH. (RUSSIAN 11/8)

    INSIDE LATIN AMERICA:

    GUATEMALA / ELECTION OBSERVER -- REPORTER TOM CROSBY TALKED WITH LARRY HUFFORD, ONE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVERS IN GUATEMALA UNDERGOING TRAINING AND BRIEFINGS IN ADVANCE OF SUNDAY'S NATIONAL ELECTIONS. MR HUFFORD, A POLITICAL SCIENTIST FROM SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, SAYS THE BALLOTING PROCESS WILL LIKELY PROVE TOO COMPLEX FOR RURAL VOTERS WHO ARE LARGELY ILLITERATE AND HE BELIEVES THE GOVERNMENT HAS PRINTED MILLIONS MORE BALLOTS THAN COULD EVER POSSIBLY BE USED IF EVERY SINGLE REGISTERED VOTER WERE TO GO TO THE POLLS. (ENP 11/8)

    HONDURAS / MILITARY -- A HONDURAN GOVERNMENT PROPOSAL ON THE MILITARY IS FACING STRONG RESISTANCE. SEVERAL MILITARY OFFICERS HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF TORTURING ALLEGED GUERRILLA MEMBERS DURING THE LAST DECADE. STRINGER REPORT FROM TEGUCIGALPA. (SPANISH 11/9)

    LATAM / ARMS -- DURING THE OPENING OF THE PAN AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON SECURITY, US REPRESENTATIVE JOHN HOLLMANEXPRESSED THE US WISH TO MAKE THE AMERICAS A SAFER AND MOST PEACEFUL REGION IN THE WORLD, AND THE LEAST ARMED OF ALL AREAS. STRINGER PATRICIO VARGAS REPORTS FROM CHILE. (SPANISH 11/9)

    ARGENTINA / CRASH -- AN AIRLINER WITH MORE THAN 50 PASSENGERS ON BOARD CRASHED IN ARGENTINA. STRINGER GUSTAVO LEVENE REPORTS FROM BUENOS AIRES. (SPANISH 11/9)

    HAITI / MEDIA -- ADY JEAN GADY, FORMER GENERAL MANAGER OF HAITI RADIO, TV AND NATIONAL DAILY NEWSPAPER, AND NOW DIRECTOR OF A TRAINING SCHOOL FOR JOURNALISTS IN PORT-AU-PRINCE, SPOKE TO REPORTER HENRI FRANCISQUE ABOUT PRESS FREEDOM IN HAITI. (FRENCH 11/8) 09-Nov-95 7:42 PM EST (0042 UTC)
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