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Monday, June 21, 1999

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  • War and Peace Report

    NATO and the Kosovo Liberation Army formally signed an agreement early today requiring the rebels to disarm and demilitarize.

  • Genetically Engineered Products Found in Baby Food

    Canned Coca-Cola remains off the shelves in France for a sixth day today, after dozens of people–mostly children–became ill after drinking the product. The ban follows a similar move in Belgium. Coca Cola said that the problem Cokes came from plants in France and Belgium, and were caused by the use of substandard carbon dioxide gas and by a fungicide that accidentally got on some cans. After taking out full page ads in dailies across France defending the quality of its products, Coca Cola also said that its own studies show that symptoms were "psychosomatic"–that is, that people felt sick after drinking safe but bad-smelling Coke.