War In The Balkans - The Leaders: Clinton: can't salute but sure commands

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Leading article: Politicians' promises, commanders' fears

TO READ the newspapers this weekend one might conclude that Nato is about to launch a land invasion of Kosovo. Months after Serbia embarked on its vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing, one might be forgiven for assuming the West was about to roll up its sleeves, hurl Slobodan Milosevic's forces back into Serbia and escort hundreds of thousands of refugees home.

Ever so carefully, Mr Blair clears the way for a ground invasion

The rule book of global realpolitik is becoming obsolete in relation to the present conflict

War in the Balkans: Atrocities - UN has `massive evidence of war crimes by Serbs'

UNITED NATIONS investigators stated publicly for the first time yesterday that they have evidence of "massive war crimes" committed by Serb forces in Kosovo. They said nobody, including Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, was immune from prosecution.

War in the Balkns: Cetinje - `Troops out' demonstrations

SEVERAL HUNDRED Montenegrins took to the streets of the republic's historic capital yesterday to protest against the recent deployment of Yugoslav army reservists and heavy artillery to the area.

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War In The Balkans: Blair pins his colours to cause of refugees

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West relaxes as Slovakia elects friendly president

THE WEST breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after the Slovakian people elected Rudolf Schuster as their president in preference to Vladimir Meciar, the stridently nationalist former prime minister .

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The Pope's shameful war crimes

In a short trip to Italy last month, after looking at my favourite Roman monuments, I finally got round to visiting the Vatican. I know that visitors to St Peter's are supposed to enthuse about Michelangelo's soaring cupola and the magnificent canopy of gilded bronze, designed by Bernini, which houses the papal altar. But as I stood in the nave, surrounded by gleaming marble and gold, I felt my flesh creep. I thought about the Inquisition and the persecution of so-called heretics, one of whom - the philosopher Giordano Bruno - is commemorated by a darkly brooding statue on the spot where he was burnt to death in Campo de' Fiori, just across the Tiber. And I thought about all the women who have died in botched abortions, or from repeated pregnancies, because of the church's implacable opposition to contraception and abortion.

War in the Balkans: Timetable Day 51

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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.

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