March 26, 2013
Indonesia landslide kills 8 BANDUNG, Indonesia - A landslide triggered by torrential rain killed at least eight people and left nine others missing on Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said Monday. Nine houses were buried when mud gushed down from surrounding hills just after dawn Monday in West Bandung district. The Disaster Mitigation Agency said rescuers dug up the bodies of a man and his 7-year-old son embracing hours before darkness halted the search. - AP Britain reduces immigrant aid British Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to curb access to welfare, housing, and free health care for non-Britons, as political parties jostle to persuade voters they understand concerns over mass immigration.
January 16, 2013 |
A 24-year-old West Chester University student has been arrested and charged with repeatedly raping his 22-year-old wife and trying to force her to return to her home in the Balkan nation of Macedonia. Lirim Rufati of the 500 block of West Rosedale Ave. was arrested Friday by West Goshen Township police and charged with kidnapping to inflict injury or terror, false imprisonment, rape, deviate sexual intercourse, and aggravated assault. An affidavit of probable cause states that after almost a year of beating and raping his wife when she refused intercourse, Rufati drove her to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City on Jan. 3, gave her a plane ticket to Macedonia, and saw her through the check-in line.
November 23, 2012 |
TIRANA, Albania - An Albanian court convicted the country's fugitive former intelligence chief Thursday of murder for the 1995 death of a suspect who was illegally detained for an alleged plot to murder Macedonia's president. The court, which tried Ilir Kumbaro in absentia, also sentenced him to 15 years in prison. The victim, businessman Remzi Hoxha, an ethnic Albanian from Macedonia, was abducted by the secret police 17 years ago along with two other suspects for allegedly planning to kill then-Macedonian President Kiro Gligorov during a visit to Albania.
May 24, 2012
2 apples 2 pears 1 pint blueberries 2 nectarines 2 peaches 1/4 to 1/3 cantaloupe or honeydew melon Juice and zest from one lemon 1. Wash tree fruit and berries; peel peaches and pears. 2. Cut fruit (except berries) into small pieces about ½ to ¾ inch long and combine in a bowl. 3. Add lemon zest and mix thoroughly. Add lemon juice so its acidity is balanced with the natural sweetness of the fruit. From the kitchen of Giuliana and Bob Pierson Per serving: 110 calories, 1 grams protein, 28 grams carbohydrates, 20 grams sugar, trace fat, no cholesterol, 2 milligrams sodium, 5 grams dietary fiber.
September 12, 2004 |
In 1999, I managed a refugee camp in Macedonia for Muslims who had fled Kosovo. One morning, I was greeted with tears and twisted faces. A young girl had been killed the night before. She had survived the brutality of Slobodan Milosevic, and of NATO bombs meant for him, only to be struck down by a speeding vehicle as she crossed a dark road with her family. The community, made up of people who had fled violence themselves, reacted as one. And even though I was a stranger from a wholly different background, I was considered part of the extended family.
August 30, 2001 |
On the eve of the War in Kosovo, I wrote in the Times of London that NATO support of ethnic Albanian separatists in Kosovo would unleash a chain reaction whose first victim would be Macedonia, because "once KLA veterans acting as policemen start to patrol Kosovo, the rising expectations of Macedonia's Albanians will be impossible to contain. " "Nonsense," a U.S. State Department official snapped at a conference in Washington a few days later. "The problem in Kosovo is Milosevic.
August 26, 2001
Macedonia came through in 1999 when NATO needed it, as bombs fell on Slobodan Milosevic's Yugoslavia. Now that Macedonia teeters near civil war, NATO must come through for the fragile nation in Southeast Europe. That means a NATO operation with a more realistic mandate than what it now has. And it means bolstering the country economically and politically. A force of 3,500 NATO troops has begun arriving in Macedonia. Its mission is narrowly defined: to oversee the voluntary disarming of ethnic Albanian rebels fighting the Macedonian Slav-led government as part of a peace plan co-brokered by the United States.
August 16, 2001 |
NATO troops being sent to disarm Balkan rebels NATO gave the go-ahead yesterday for 400 troops to deploy in Macedonia, the vanguard of a mission to disarm rebels in the troubled Balkan nation. The British servicemen and women from the 16 Air Assault Brigade will set out for Macedonia tomorrow, most of them headquarters, communications and other support personnel, officials said. NATO says that until there is a durable cease-fire, it won't send a full force of 3,500 troops, including Americans, into Macedonia - where they will be in what are now front-line areas, collecting weapons from ethnic Albanian rebels.