River respite

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The Independent Online
BRATISLAVA (AP) - Slovakia decided yesterday to postpone the controversial diversion of the Danube River on its border with Hungary, the Czechoslovak CSTK news agency reported.

Slovak engineers had originally planned to start rerouting a 17-mile river stretch yesterday. The new route would supply hydro-electric power for Slovakia. Hungarian politicians have warned of an upset in bilateral relations, and environmentalists were ready to march on to the diversion site.

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