The Week Ahead: Kyrgyz people get more power
Monday 17 October 1994
The Basques hold elections to their regional parliament in Spain on Sunday.
An important issue is the controversial policy of freeing and rehabilitating hundreds of Eta Basque terrorists who repent and compensating victims of attacks by the separatists.
Madrid's softer approach towards terrorists is a tacit admission that its strong-arm measures have failed, but the concessions do not play well with law-abiding Basques.
The former Belgian foreign minister Willy Claes takes over as Secretary-General of Nato today and says he will get down to work without fanfare when he moves into his new Brussels office. His arrival marks the end of a period of limbo during the illness of his predecessor, Manfred Worner, who died of cancer in August. He will have to address Nato's role in providing close air support for UN troops in Bosnia and backing up heavy-weapons exclusion zones with the threat of air strikes. Nato officials are in New York today arguing for a tougher policy on air strikes.
A Romanian court in Bucharest rules on Thursday on a libel case brought by the late dictator's son Nicu Ceausescu against an opposition senator. On Friday the trial resumes of a former Securitate officer accused of illegally arresting four children for spreading anti-Communist manifestos in the days before the revolution of 1989.
The Plain English Campaign holds its third international conference in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday. A 'gobbledegook- shredding' ceremony will be held on Capitol Hill, when complicated and verbose documents will be destroyed.
Yamaha launches its personal karaoke machine on Friday. It shows the lyrics on a computer screen and transmits the song and music through a nearby FM radio.
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 3 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 4 Motorists taunt suicidal woman on bridge and tell her to 'get on with it'
- 5 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
Isis propaganda video shows 25 Syrian soldiers executed by teenage militants in Palmyra
Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
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