/ Milosevic's choice between peace and war
_ yesterday gave front page attention to Yugoslav President Slobodan
Milosevic's "Choice between war and peace."
The paper said that attempts were being carried out that day to solve the
Yugoslav conflict. Alithia said that the first round of contacts had been
completed the previous night without any information being officially
released on how the talks went.
The paper also reported on the trial of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. It
said Ocalan had testified that he had asked for terrorist action to be
stopped in Germany.
reported that food imported from Belgium was being withdrawn from European shelves, but not in Cyprus. The paper said that the government was indifferent to the panic caused by dioxins in chicken and other goods in Belgium. Politis_
said that Cyprus imported Belgium animal feed to the island as well.
_ reported that 2,000 more shelters had been judged unsuitable by the Civil
Defence. The paper said that 4,500 sites had been tested and that a further
percentage had to be overhauled to meet required standards. Simerini said
that the information had been revealed in an Interior Ministry report the
_ had as it headline, "Hot Tax Package." The paper said that according to
its sources, the report foresaw rises in VAT, fuel, cigarettes and alcohol.
The paper also reported that the Russian trained Cypriot S-300 operators
were returning to Crete to continue training Greek personnel on the missile
system. Machi said they would be returning in a week following their
recent return to Cyprus for a "rumour riddled sabbatical".
_ said the government doctors had postponed strike action following a
meeting with President Glafcos Clerides the previous day. The doctors have
been threatening strike action if the government did not respond to their
demands for better working conditions and other changes in the health
_ meanwhile said that Cyprus was in the middle of a "Love Triangle". The
paper said that foreign women in Cyprus, without the knowledge of the
authorities, "disappear off the face of the earth, probably headed for the
white slave trade in Arab countries." Apogevmatini said that a gang of
Cypriot "flesh-traders" were collaborating with gangs in Eastern Europe.
The paper also reported on the sudden death of a Cyprus University
inspector while she was talking on the phone. Apogevmatini said that
state coroner Sophoclis Sophocleous said that 52-year-old Michaelina Kefala
had died either from a stroke or a heart attack.
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