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Wednesday, June 16, 1999

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  • War and Peace Report From Kosovo

    Dutch soldiers found the charred remains yesterday of around 20 ethnic Albanians in a Kosovo village near the city of Prizren and expect to recover more bodies in the vicinity, including children and old men. The Dutch soldiers said they were tipped off on the location of the bodies by Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas. Several suspected mass graves were located yesterday and Monday by NATO officials on the sites of previously reported massacres.

  • South Africa Presidential Inauguration

    Thabo Mbeki became South Africa’s second post-apartheid president today, taking over the leadership from Nelson Mandela with promises to improve the lives of millions of impoverished South Africans. Seconds after Mbeki took oath in the South African capital of Pretoria, Mandela and his successor held hands high above their heads in a victory salute before a cheering crowd.

  • Al Gore’s Environmental Record

    Vice-President Al Gore formally begins his drive for the presidency today, promising moral leadership in a speech that signals his independence from Bill Clinton and makes the "crisis in the American family" the centerpiece of his campaign.

  • Treasury Secretary Nominee Lawrence Summers and Environmental Racism

    Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said yesterday that a dispute between Republicans and President Clinton that threatened to delay the confirmation of Lawrence Summers as Treasury Secretary may be settled within two weeks.