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Newly released papers reveal a startling lack of unity in Government circles over how to respond to the 1982 Argentine invasion

Revival hopes are dashed by Milosevic

A year after Nato's blitz began, his hold on power still blights economies across the Balkans

The high-flyer who planned Major win

AS A MAN whose career has moved easily between television, advertising and politics, Shaun Woodward should not find the switch from the Tories to New Labour too much of an upheaval.

Welcome to the militant wing of the Third Way

`All of us, except for those who fetishise the free market, know that there is something to protest against'

Parliament: Foreign Affairs: Patten and Kinnock face threat to jobs

CHRIS PATTEN or Neil Kinnock could lose his seat as a European commissioner in proposals to be considered by member states at the EU summit in Helsinki, Robin Cook said yesterday. The Foreign Secretary said the Government would cut its number of posts from two to one if other member states agreed to reform the EU voting system to give Britain more power.

Changes to RUC `will not encourage nationalist support'

Northern Ireland's new government

Ulster: RUC wins George Cross, but what does it mean?

THE AWARD of the George Cross to the RUC was greeted by the police and their supporters as a singular honour, and by their detractors as insensitive and inappropriate. In both camps it triggered a debate on the deeper meaning of the gesture.

There's only one way to stop Mr Livingstone now

`Mo Mowlam and Frank Dobson would have a much better than even chance of beating Ken'

Hundreds protest over RUC changes

HUNDREDS OF people rallied in Belfast yesterday to support the Royal Ulster Constabulary and voice opposition to proposals for radical changes in policing in Northern Ireland.

Loyalist gunman freed to a life of constant threat

THE FIRST act of Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair on leaving the Maze prison yesterday, which was to hastily don a flak-jacket, was an entirely prudent and wise precaution for the loyalist activist to take. Adair, who served five years for directing loyalist terrorism and acting as a commander of the Ulster Freedom Fighters, was clearly all too aware that, ceasefires or no ceasefires, he will remain in danger for the rest of his life.

PROFILE: Chris Patten: Another job for Mr Fixit

The hard-nosed diplomat relishes the impossible mission - and reforming the RUC won't be his last

Unionist pulls out of Ulster review

ULSTER UNIONIST leader David Trimble's deputy yesterday dramatically withdrew his support from the Good Friday agreement, starkly exposing deep party divisions in the Unionist attitude towards the entire peace process.

Monitor: Discussion in Ireland of Chris Patten's 175 proposals to transform the Royal Ulster Constabulary

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