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December 10, 1986 | Daily News Wire Services
The first cease-fire in the Philippines' 17-year communist insurgency began today. In the Negros Occidental provincial capital Bacolod, more than 20,000 people, including hundreds of rebels down from the hills, danced in the streets as church bells signaled the start of the 60-day cease-fire. On strife-torn Mindanao island, more than 2,000 people, including camouflage-dressed rebels with their faces covered, marched through the city shouting "Mabuhay (long live) Cease-fire, Mabuhay Cory Aquino.
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March 2, 2008
Kofi Annan, who left the United Nations with a checkered reputation last year thanks to the U.N. Oil for Food program scandal, has burnished his record by negotiating peace in Kenya. The former U.N. secretary-general deserves all of the applause he is receiving. A week ago, even he doubted his ability to mediate an agreement between Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga. But the two men smiled into each other's faces Thursday and signed a power-sharing pact that should end the violence that began two months ago amid an election dispute.
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December 15, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Sandinista government requested a last-minute delay in cease-fire talks with the U.S.-backed contras, the mediator in the talks, Nicaraguan Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo, said yesterday. Nicaraguan Vice President Sergio Ramirez, on a visit to Cuba, said he hoped that a new round of talks could take place in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, before Christmas, "although a date has yet to be determined. " The cardinal, who often is a critic of the left-wing government, chided it for putting off the negotiations, saying the last-minute postponement was bad for building trust.
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April 14, 2012 | By Elizabeth A. Kennedy and Zeina Karam, Associated Press
BEIRUT - Syrian forces used live fire, tear gas, and clubs to beat back tens of thousands of protesters who took to the streets across the country Friday in powerful and often jubilant displays of defiance. But a U.N.-brokered truce largely held up without the widespread, bloody offensives that have pushed the nation toward civil war. Activists said security forces killed at least six people, a lower-than-usual toll. The rallies, described as some of the largest in months, stretched from the suburbs of Damascus to the central province of Hama, Idlib in the north and the southern province of Daraa, where the uprising began in March 2011.
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April 15, 1987 | By Michael E. Ruane, Inquirer Staff Writer
A truce of sorts has been declared in the squabble between the Germantown Savings Bank and some Chestnut Hill residents who say the bank's renovation of its Chestnut Hill branch has endangered a fragile old beech tree. A meeting, described by one community leader as "very, very amiable," was held yesterday morning between community and bank representatives in the headquarters of the Chestnut Hill Community Association, 8434 Germantown Ave. "If (the bank) is going to do what we proposed, I'd say we're going to be very satisfied," said Eli Schmidt, a member of the community association's board who attended the meeting.
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December 22, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
A truce in Kasem conflict   The feud between American Top 40 DJ Casey Kasem 's wife and children seems to have ended in a negotiated settlement. Kasem's children - Kerri , 41, Mike , 40, and Julie , 38 - complained their stepmother, Jean , was preventing them from seeing their father, who has advanced Parkinson's disease and is in a hospital. In court in October, Jean said it wouldn't be good for Casey to see his kids. But a court-hired doctor testified that Casey wanted to see them.
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May 20, 1990 | By Lisa Ellis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Officials from Carrefour and the United Food and Commercial Workers union aren't saying much about if or when they expect to resolve disputes that led to a two-year union boycott of the store and multiple legal actions. But they will say that talks aimed at resolving those differences have continued in the six weeks since the parties decided to extend a truce that was to end April 1. "There have been ongoing, continuous and at times intense discussions," said Barry Elson, attorney for the huge discount store, located on the grounds of Franklin Mills mall.
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June 19, 1995 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Attorneys for Chester City and the city's Redevelopment Authority called a brief truce last week in their battle over who controls $3 million in community development funds, in order to allow payment of $227,786 in bills from a Redevelopment Authority bank account. The agreement came after the two sides appeared Friday before Delaware County Judge Joseph F. Battle to argue about the city's request that the $3 million be moved from the authority's bank account to the city's.
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March 25, 1988 | By Alfonso Chardy, Inquirer Washington Bureau
The cease-fire agreement signed Wednesday by contra and Sandinista negotiators has given moderates led by Secretary of State George P. Shultz the upper hand in promoting renewed negotiations with Nicaragua, administration and congressional sources said yesterday. Although the peace accord caught the Reagan administration off guard, it also inspired an apparent truce between the administration and Congress in the bitter struggle over control of Nicaragua policy, perhaps setting the stage for a bipartisan accord on Central America.
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December 13, 1992 | By Henry J. Holcomb, INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
The one-year truce in New Jersey's fight over dividing up state aid to public schools shows that neither the Republicans, with their veto-proof control of the legislature, nor Gov. Florio had the clout to win the battle. With a looming $1.7 billion shortfall in next year's state budget, there wouldn't be enough money to meet court-ordered equal education mandates without the state's playing Robin Hood and taking money from wealthy and middle-class districts. As Florio's education commissioner, John Ellis, who lost his job during the fight, observed last summer, education funding formulas are a politician's worst nightmare.
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December 23, 2015
EUROPE In '15, over a million refugees entered More than one million people driven out of their countries by war, poverty, and persecution entered Europe in 2015, the Swiss-based International Organization for Migration said Tuesday. With just days left in 2015, IOM said 1,005,504 people had entered Europe as of Monday, more than four times as many as last year. Almost all came by sea, while 3,692 others drowned trying to make the crossing. Another 11 people, including three children, drowned Tuesday after their boat capsized while crossing the Aegean Sea, according to Turkish media.
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April 17, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg and Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writers
On the seventh day of a powerless Revel, a judge tried valiantly to broker a peace to bring light to the 6.2 million-square-foot failed casino hotel near the end of the Atlantic City Boardwalk. "We're talking here about what I think is a very humble objective - getting the lights on," U.S. District Judge Jerome Simandle said as the recalcitrant parties - new Revel owner Glenn Straub and energy supplier ACR Energy - and their attorneys gathered once again in a federal courtroom in Camden.
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January 15, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
SOMETIMES it is best to just let Larry Brown be Larry Brown. With a legacy that includes being the only coach to win both an NBA and NCAA championship, winning more than 1,500 games, playing for an Olympic gold-medal winning team, and having a plaque hanging in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Brown is a living encyclopedia of hoops knowledge. Never one to be afraid of shooting from the hip, Brown, at 74, is even less inclined to worry who gets caught in his verbal crossfire when he speaks his mind.
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July 29, 2014
THE NATION'S retreat from a maniacal and misguided mission to arrest and imprison our way out of our illegal drug problem has taken another important step. A federal commission has voted to allow federal inmates serving time on nonviolent drug charges under harsh mandatory-minimum guidelines to petition the courts to reduce their sentences. As many as 46,000 federal felons, some of whom already have spent substantial time in prison, could have their sentences reduced by an average of two years.
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February 25, 2014 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Straddling the western border of Chester County where the imposing mansions of the Philadelphia exurbs surrender to rolling hillsides and lush green horse farms, the Octorara Area School District is situated in one of the region's most pastoral settings. It also has been a battleground, where property owners have learned that open space can come with a price. With thousands of acres designated as "farmland," off-limits to taxation, the district has some of the highest property tax rates in the region.
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December 22, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
A truce in Kasem conflict   The feud between American Top 40 DJ Casey Kasem 's wife and children seems to have ended in a negotiated settlement. Kasem's children - Kerri , 41, Mike , 40, and Julie , 38 - complained their stepmother, Jean , was preventing them from seeing their father, who has advanced Parkinson's disease and is in a hospital. In court in October, Jean said it wouldn't be good for Casey to see his kids. But a court-hired doctor testified that Casey wanted to see them.
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February 12, 2013 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Any Pulitzer Prize-winning artwork invites a skeptical backlash. But while there were whispers of that before Friday's Opera Philadelphia opening of Silent Night, everything about the Kevin Puts/Mark Campbell opera - the piece, the performances, the production - was bulletproof. Though any opera about the spontaneous World War I Christmas Eve truce is bound to wield a certain power, this one seemed to capture the audience as thoroughly as La Boheme , and could easily reach a music-theater crowd thanks to sure pacing and multimedia theatricality.
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November 26, 2012 | By Ibrahim Barzak, Associated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A leading Islamic cleric in the Gaza Strip has ruled it a sin to violate the recent cease-fire between Israel and the Hamas militant group that governs the Palestinian territory - according a religious legitimacy to the truce and giving the Gaza government strong backing to enforce it. The fatwa, or religious edict, was issued late Saturday by Suleiman al-Daya, a cleric respected by both ultra-conservative Salafis and Hamas....
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October 29, 2012 | By Zeina Karam, Associated Press
BEIRUT - Syria's air force fired missiles and dropped barrel bombs on rebel strongholds while opposition fighters attacked regime positions Sunday, flouting a U.N.-backed cease-fire that was supposed to quiet fighting over a long holiday weekend but never took hold. The failure to push through a truce so limited in its ambitions - just four days - has been a sobering reflection of the international community's inability to ease 19 months of bloodshed in Syria. It also suggests that the stalemated civil war will drag on, threatening to draw in Syria's neighbors in this highly combustible region such as Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan.
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October 28, 2012 | By Karin Laub, Associated Press
BEIRUT, Lebanon - A Syrian warplane flattened a three-story building, suspected rebels detonated a deadly car bomb, and both sides traded gunfire in several hot spots across the country Saturday, activists said, leaving a U.N.-backed holiday truce in tatters on its second day. The unraveling of the cease-fire marked the latest setback to ending Syria's civil war through diplomacy. Foreign military intervention is unlikely, raising the grim prospect of a drawn-out war of attrition between President Bashar al-Assad and those trying to topple him. The proposed four-day truce during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha had been a long shot from the start since international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi failed to get solid commitments from all combatants.
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