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Thursday, February 18, 1999

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  • Ocalan

    Kurds all over Europe are holding protests for a third day to denounce the arrest of PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan in Kenya this Monday. They are enraged as well by the killing yesterday of three Kurds by Israeli security guards at the Israeli Consulate in Berlin.

  • Kosovo Debate

    The United States sent 51 extra military aircraft to Europe today to prepare for possible NATO strikes on Yugoslav targets if the Kosovo peace talks under way in France do not produce an agreement between Serbs and ethnic Albanians. NATO Secretary General Javier Solana warned today that NATO would act swiftly if a peace agreement were not reached in the next few days. Solana said that the strikes could come "very soon."

  • Wwii Reparations: Japanese-American Internees

    The Justice Department closed the books this week on a $1.6 billion reparations program for ethnic Japanese interned in American camps during World War II, and will settle with 181 ethnic Japanese from Latin America who suffered similar treatment.