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The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · Page 11

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Wednesday, September 6, 1995
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WORLD The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday, September 6, 1995 1 1 Oil ATHENS, Tuesday: Greece and Macedonia have agreed to resume talks to settle their dispute over the name and flag of the former Yugoslav republic. The two Foreign Ministers are to meet in New York next week for their first face-to-face talks since UN-mediated negotiations broke down two years ago, said the US charge d'affaires in Athens, Mr Thomas Miller. The ministers are expected to sign an accord under which Greece would end its trade embargo against Macedonia in exchange for concessions by Macedonia on the disputed national symbols. Greece and Macedonia have been at odds since Macedonia declared independence in 1991. Greece imposed sanctions against Macedonia 19 months ago out of anger that the fledgling republic had taken the name of a region of Greece and used a cherished Greek symbol the 16-pointed star in its flag. The United States and the European Union feared the Greek embargo was creating such strains on Macedonia it could spark ethnic conflict there, thus spreading the war in the Balkans. All the great characters from the hit TV series in a movie riot. AUGUSTSEPTEMBER ! Torn Haiiksf; f'i ., llUfe ODD 'fsfflBBlB mesnrs Macedonia. Mr Papandreou, left, and Mr Gligorov . . . historic talks. In Washington, President Bill Clinton said the coming talks were crucial to restoring stability in the Balkans. A US envoy has been mediating in the dispute for the past 14 months. The republic joined the UN in April 1993 as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The Greek President, Mr Andreas Papandreou, stopped talks on the issue shortly after his election two years ago, and slapped an embargo on Macedonia in February last year to force changes in the flag and Constitution. The embargo has nearly crippled Macedonia, which depends on imports of raw materials and fuel through the Greek port of (llrfll.iKirCTlllH1' SHOivnAs: BEETHOVEN'S 2ND Movieland's most lovable St Bernard is back and this time he's in love. AUGUST A SHOWTVTEI If AYrvl F II IE III 1 1 A fl ilia: it rn 4Q liiunBiitwiiJ i Salonika. Over the past year, the embargo has forced Macedonia to become a trading partner of Serbia, notwithstanding the UN embargo against that country. Although details of the accord were not released, sources close to the dispute said Greece would lift its trade embargo in return for Macedonia's dropping of the 16-point star from its flag. The republic might also amend its Constitution to remove what Greece says are territorial claims. Such an agreement would open the way for further talks on the still-unresolved issue of the republic's name. The US Assistant Secretary of State, Mr Richard Holbrooke, met Mr Papandreou and the Macedonian President, Mr Kiro Gligorov, separately today for a briefing on the New York talks. Mr Clinton stopped short of establishing full diplomatic relations with Macedonia, a key demand of the Skopje Government Greek Americans have lobbied strongly against sending a US ambassador until Macedonia alters its name, flag and Constitution. Associated Press, The New York Times mnms m Q0S?(II)M5 ost firinq ou've never 1 TTv Doubtfire a woman. snovm:rjz 1 " " 1 &. kulti cimnriHL TU. 1 000 '. r - - . '- yS ; . Jiff . Z ... ' -" v , VK k t v;vr iv-, ; -V - -, ff,A Xz m"' i ; ; Not washed up . . . Egypt's oldest man, Amm Atwa Moussa, home in El Fayium, 96 kilometres south-west off Cairo. 1 faanuow- y-------i--Tr-jjwj ' ..l'. FLESH 1; it) 4 ; 1 5C0fJ rJ SKOVWiltflZ. S5 mmrnm. Rohm ViSams as seen him bebre - IIP; 555 111 -nrrrVT w,...-.,....,.r,ffiTnT1 f x 1MTMmnrMilllMa n N -a msmmvatti AND BONE MEG RYAN DENNIS QUAID SEPTEMBEROCTOBER SHOUrTME (vi) ? . HEART AND SOUL SEPTEMBER SHOWTIME PGJ(I) ISHOWTiME t. ...... iWMIMKWiK Z ' 1 believed to be 150, is bathed by one off his 39 grandchildren at Photograph by associated pressmohameo el -dakhakhny Brazil clamps down on phantom workers BRASILIA, Tuesday: The Brazilian Government has published a list of more than 12,000 suspected "phantom" Federal employees who do not work but receive a salary, or who failed to prove they had fairly qualified for their jobs. "This is the first time the Brazilian Government has done anything quite like this," said a spokesman for the Ministry of Administration and State Reform. The 12,529 employees named, some registered for as many as four jobs, will be struck off the 576,000-strong Federal payroll from this month unless they can prove their right to their jobs by Murdoch LONDON, Tuesday: Mr Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corporation, will top the list of 50 members of the new establishment in the October issue of Vanity Fair, the magazine which fancies itself as the barometer of the good and great of the entertainment world. Its panel based the ratings on Dole woos rednecks in new bid for presidency By PILITA CLARK Herald Correspondent WASHINGTON, Tuesday: Senator Bob Dole tried to revive his flagging presidential campaign yesterday by promoting his conservative credentials, saying America's only official language should be English and that multilingual education should end. Senator Dole, the leading candidate for Republican Party nomination as presidential candidate next year, told a conference of fellow American Legion war veterans in Indianapolis that he would fight the "embarrassed-about-America crowd" who were trying to instil anti-American values in young people. "We must stop the practice of multilingual education as a means of instilling ethnic pride, or as a therapy for low self-esteem or out of elitist guilt over a culture built on the traditions of the West," he said. Senator Dole also lashed out at new national history standards which he said emphasised some of America's worst moments, like the Ku Klux Klan and McCarthyism. "George Washington is never even described as our first President in this approach," he said. "And the first time the Constitution is mentioned, it is blamed for sidetracking the movement to end slavery. "Now, if you're a student, and after years of that, would you love America? Probably not This is- wrong and it threatens us as surely as any foreign power ever has." Senator Dole also promised to bring a constitutional amendment banning flag desecration to the Senate floor later this year. And he attacked with great vigour the "liberal academic and intellectual elites" who undermined traditional American values. Senator Dole's campaign staff had promoted his speech as an important bid to "refocus his message" following his embarrassing tie for first place with Senator Phil Gramm in a presidential straw poll in Iowa last month. In February, Iowa September 20. The Government will then begin considering prosecutions for illegal receipt of public funds. The combined value of the monthly salaries of the employees totalled more than $11 million in August. Workers who are paid for doing no work are referred to as fantasmas", or phantoms. It is also common for politicians to use their influence to get jobs for friends who have not passed civil service examinations. President Fernando Henrique Cardoso is planning to reform rules that effectively guarantee public sector employees jobs for life. Reuter tops 50 list takeover deals and who owns whom. It refers to Mr Murdoch's $20 billion newspaper, magazine, television, publishing, movie studio and sports interests, and notes his incessant globetrotting and power to summon world leaders. The runner-up is Mr Bill Gates, the Microsoft boss. The Guardian Multicultural hat ... Mr Clinton poses with the Mexican Dance Company in California. Photograph by reutergary cameron Clinton goes out to meet his challengers By CHRISTIAN CHAISE MONTEREY, California, Tuesday: President Bill Clinton left no doubt in California yesterday that he was hitting the election trail hard, taking on one of his main Republican challengers in his own backyard. Labour Day traditionally marks the kick-off for the election season - and this year even more so, with a heated contest brewing for the White House in November 1996. Mr Clinton stopped in California on his way back from Hawaii, where he took part in World War II commemorations, a week after California's Governor Pete Wilson officially announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomi will be the first State in the country to vote for presidential candidates for the November 1996 presidential campaign. Because conservatives are the most energetic members of the Republican Party, each candidate must pitch his campaign message to them. As a senior senator in Congress, Senator Dole has a lengthy background of legislative deal-making which has contributed to an image of Sound and fury as Israel parties By ROSS DUNN Herald Correspondent JERUSALEM, Tuesday: A spectacular fireworks, sound and laser show lit up the night here as Israel- launched 15 months of celebrations to mark the 3,000th anniversary of King David's declaration of the city as the capital of the Jewish people. " However, a crescent moon, symbol of the Islamic world, hung in the night sky, as though announcing the status of Jerusalem still hangs in the balance, with both Jews and Muslims claiming the city. The Jerusalem 3000 celebrations will be one of the longest and most controversial birthday parties the world has seen, sparking a political storm from Palestinians and the Arab world, strongly opposed to Jewish sovereignty of the city. Many overseas dignitaries did not attend the festivities because of the danger they hold for peace in the region. Neither the US Ambassador to Israel, Mr Martin Indyk, a former Australian citizen, nor the Australian Ambassador, Mr Peter Rodgers, were present, nor representatives of the European Union and many other nations. The international community has overwhelmingly rejected Jewish sovereignty over East Jerusalem, the Arab part of the city, while Israel insists the city will never again be divided. All but a few countries have their embassies in Tel Aviv. Analysts hoping the Israeli Prime Minister, Mr Yitzhak Rabin, would be able to build a bridge between the two sides over Jerusalem will be disappointed by his speech to launch the 3,000th birthday party. While he spoke of his desire to have the words tolerance and peace written into the foundation stones of Jerusalem, he was adamant the city belonged only to the Jewish people. "United Jerusalem is the heart of the Jewish people, and the capital of the State of Israel. United Jerusalem is ours. Jerusalem forever," he said. Such statements inflamed Palestinian leaders, who have demanded an international boycott of the festivities. "These are the celebrations of occupying Jerusalem," said Mr Faisal al-Husseini, the Palestine Liberation Organisation representative in the city. O Jerusalem's mayor today called on Jewish-Americans to mobilise against the US State Department over the US Ambassador's absence from the Jerusalem 3000 festival opening. nation. The President's aim on the trip was to display himself as a counterweight to Mr Wilson on three major election topics: welfare reform, immigration and affirmative action. The United States did have problems with immigration, he admitted. But he added: "We should never . . . get into a position where we forget that almost everybody here came from somewhere else." He also defended affirmative action programs to promote the progress of blacks, Hispanics and women, all measures Mr Wilson and the majority of the Republican candidates want to abolish. Agence France-Presse compromise rather than red-blooded conservatism. To overcome this, he made a surprising attack on Hollywood's promotion of sex and violence earlier this year and last month returned a donation from a Republican gay group. His attacks on school history standards and multilingual education yesterday are further attempts to bow to the Right in his party.

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