- The Washington Times - Saturday, September 29, 2001

Milosevic indicted on new charges
THE HAGUE U.N. war-crimes prosecutors expanded their indictment against former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to include charges in Croatia, a spokeswoman said yesterday.
Mr. Milosevic had already been charged with crimes against humanity and other war crimes in relation to Serbia's crackdown on ethnic Albanians in Kosovo in 1999.
The new charges are no surprise, as prosecutors had said they would broaden the charges to include the Bosnian and Croatian conflicts by October.
Chief prosecutor Carla del Ponte had already said Mr. Milosevic will face a genocide charge for purported crimes in Bosnia. Mr. Milosevic's trial is not expected to begin until next year.

Annan tapped for Nobel Prize
OSLO The Norwegian Nobel Committee yesterday said it had selected the 2001 Peace Prize laureate, with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan rumored to top the list of 132 nominees.
"My personal feeling is that it will definitely be Kofi Annan," said Stein Toennesson, the head of the Oslo Peace Research Institute (PRIO), said in an interview.
Geir Lundestad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, said Mr. Annan could receive the prize either alone or together with the U.N. organization for his personal qualities, the current international terrorist crisis and because the Nobel prizes are celebrating their centenary this year.
Awarding the prize to him would also be a way of reminding the United States that "all actions against terrorism must be anchored within the U.N.," Mr. Lundestad said.

Explosion rocks Istanbul McDonald's
ISTANBUL A bomb exploded at a McDonald's fast-food restaurant in Istanbul yesterday, injuring one person, a restaurant spokeswoman said.
The bomb was left inside a package on the upper floor of the restaurant in Istanbul's mainly residential Levent district, spokeswoman Ayca Akkaya said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Radical leftist, Kurdish and Islamic groups are active in the city and have carried out bombings in the past.
Two weeks ago, a radical leftist group claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack that killed two policemen and an Australian woman, as well as the bomber.
The group said it carried out the attack in support of Marxist militants on a hunger strike against Turkey's new high-security prison system.

U.N. sending food to troubled Congo
NAIROBI, Kenya The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) will reopen an urgent emergency food-airlift operation for thousands of people trapped in the war-torn Congo, it said in a statement Friday.
The operation to begin in October, the WFP's second life-saving airlift in the eastern Congo in three months, will bring food aid to at least 25,000 people still cut off by war in the Congo's northern Katanga province, the statement said.
Cash from the WFP's emergency fund will jump-start the operation, but more money will be needed immediately as the humanitarian situation in Congo remains precarious, the statement said.
"It is critical that we receive donations as soon as possible; otherwise, the lives of thousands of people, the vast majority being women and children, will be at risk once again," WFP official David Schaad said.

Slaughter won't curb Swiss love of guns
ZURICH Last Thursday's massacre in the Swiss town of Zug, a gunman with a grudge who killed 14 local politicians, is not likely to dampen local enthusiasm for firearms.
Experts estimate Swiss households are stocked with at least 12 million weapons, more than one for every man, woman and child in the tranquil Alpine nation of 7.2 million where violent crime is rare, compared with other countries.

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