/No early end to Yugoslav war/ YESTERDAY'S papers were divided in their
front-page coverage, with a host a different local and international
stories sharing out the limelight.
said the war in Yugoslavia was no nearer an end in spite of the diplomatic
efforts of Russian president Boris Yeltsin's special envoy to Yugoslavia.
The paper said Victor Chernomyrdin's meeting in Bonn with the German
Chancellor had proved fruitless, adding that the Russian envoy would be
making contacts in Belgrade, Rome, London and Paris yesterday. On the local
front, Alithia reported that there had been serious lapses made by two
members of the government committee responsible for approving tenders. The
paper said that the two had been responsible for selecting tenders for
artificial joints for state hospitals but had not notified the government
that they were related to employees at one of the bidding companies.
reported that the Russian diplomatic effort had been overshadowed by a
meeting between Serbian president Milan Milutinovic and the leader of the
Kosovo Albanians Ibrahim Rugova. The paper said that the two had released a
joint announcement asking for an end to the Nato bombings and giving
attention to a "wider form of self-government" in which all national groups
in Kosovo would participate. On Cyprus news, the paper said that young
people were becoming a "headache" to the police. Simerini said that the
police had noted a rise in antisocial behaviour by young people in the last
few months, giving the example of four youths arrested for vandalising a
school and of a 16-year-old who allegedly attacked a policeman.
gave most of its attention to the continuing animosity between House
Watchdog Committee chairman Christos Pourgourides and former Interior
Minister Dinos Michaelides. The paper said that Pourgourides had told the
House of Representatives that he wanted a new probe into Michaelides'
said that French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin had revealed the "real plans"
for Yugoslavia, carrying a red headline - "They want Kosovo dismembered."
The paper quoted Jospin as saying "We are not dealing with dismemberment at
this stage, but we will see where this struggle leads us."
reported that a Turkish Cypriot lawyer was threatening to take Greek
Cypriots living in abandoned Turkish Cypriot homes to the Council of
Europe. The paper said that most of the lawyer's clients had moved overseas
following the 1974 Turkish invasion.
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