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War In The Balkans: Briefing Day 58

t The United Nations refugee agency yesterday released details of a plan to return up to 1.5 million ethnic Albanian refugees to their homes in Kosovo, but said it was nowhere close to putting the plan into action. The first part of the four-stage plan would see assessment teams sent into the province. In the second stage, work would begin to make the province suitable for return. The third stage would see refugees registered. The final step would be the long-term reintegration.

War in the Balkans: Briefing Day 57

t The International Red Cross announced the launch of a website to reunite families split up by the Kosovo crisis. Refugees will be able to search the site for missing members of their family or register their own details so they can be contacted by relatives. The address for the site is http://www.familylinks. icrc.org.

War in the Balkans: Briefing: Day 56

The aid agency Oxfam warned that relief efforts were in danger of failing refugees from Kosovo because they were not properly co-ordinated. There was an urgent need for a more coherent response by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), aid agencies, donor governments and Macedonia and Albania, where most of the refugees have fled. UNHCR should take a more robust leadership role, as donor governments were setting up camps independently.

WAR IN THE BALKANS:Briefing: Day 52

n Martti Ahtisaari, the Finnish President, met the United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan yesterday in the Netherlands. Mr Ahtisaari will also hold talks on Kosovo in Helsinki with Russia's special Balkans envoy, Viktor Chernomyrdin, and US deputy secretary of state Strobe Talbott on 18 May.

WAR IN THE BALKANS:Labour MPs are split on strategy

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War in the Balkans: Timetable Day 51

1am: Explosions heard in Belgrade suburbs.

War In The Balkans: Yeltsin blow to Balkan peace hopes

BORIS YELTSIN yesterday dealt a self-inflicted blow to Russia's role as mediator in the Kosovo war by plunging his country into a severe domestic political crisis entirely of his own making.

Parliament - War in the Balkans: Air strikes fail to stop killing, says Hague

WILLIAM HAGUE sought to tone down his party's threat to scrap the bipartisan approach to Nato's military action against Yugoslavia yesterday although he continued to challenge the Prime Minister on the effectiveness of continuing air strikes.

War In The Balkans: The Balkan Question Key issues behind the war explained

If Milosevic fell from power would the monarchy return to Serbia?

War In The Balkans: The Balkan Question

KEY ISSUES BEHIND THE WAR EXPLAINED

War In The Balkans: More help urgently needed

THERE WERE more heart- rending scenes on Kosovo's borders yesterday as aid workers tried to entice terrified refugees to move from camps in northern Albania to make space for more of the displaced. Meanwhile, Slobodan Milosevic was reported to be stepping up his campaign in the province.

Letter: Nato, judge and jury

Sir, Your leading article (10 May) invokes the Blair doctrine ("Failure to do good in one part of the world does not excuse inaction in another") to "robustly reject" accusations of double standards. Of course intervention everywhere would mean war everywhere, goes the argument, but this is a "special case".
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Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
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Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

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Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

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Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

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Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

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In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff