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By Mike Head, 30 May 2002
Even as East Timor was declared to be the world’s newest independent nation on May 20, a bitter conflict was underway behind the scenes over Australia’s insistence on retaining the lion’s share of the tiny territory’s only substantial natural resource—the huge oil and natural gas deposits beneath the Timor Sea between the two countries.
By Markus Salzmann, 30 May 2002
By 2003 the European Union (EU) will be in a position to incorporate new member states. At present, entry negotiations are under way with twelve states: Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Rumania, Bulgaria, Malta and Cyprus. Turkey, moreover, was officially granted the status of candidate member at the Helsinki summit in 1999.
By Peter Reydt, 30 May 2002
On Wednesday May 22, after two weeks of internal squabbling within the European Union, 12 of the 13 Palestinian militants expelled by Israel and temporarily allowed into Cyprus, under a deal that ended the siege at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, were flown to six European Union countries. Portugal and Belgium have taken one each, Greece and Ireland two each and Italy and Spain three each. The remaining exile has stayed behind in Cyprus until a EU member country accepts him.
By David Walsh, 30 May 2002
This is the third and final part of a series on the recent San Francisco International Film Festival (April 18-May 2).
By Anthony Coombs, 30 May 2002
The following article was submitted to the World Socialist Web Site by Anthony Coombs, of John Pickering & Partners, who acted for Doreen Fox and Edwin Matthews, two of the three appellants in the historic House of Lords legal decision of May 16, 2002, which restores the rights of most asbestos cancer victims to be compensated through the court system.
By Nick Beams, 30 May 2002
Dear Mr Beams,
By Kate Randall, 30 May 2002
Napoleon Beazley died by lethal injection just after 6 pm on Tuesday evening in Huntsville, Texas for a crime committed when he was 17 years old. The young black man, who was 25 at the time of his execution, had no final words as he was strapped to the gurney before the poisonous chemicals were pumped into his body. He was pronounced dead nine minutes later.
29 May 2002
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By Peter Daniels, 29 May 2002
Edison Schools, the for-profit company that was handed control of 20 schools in the city of Philadelphia only a month ago, is reported to be facing a severe cash crisis that imperils its plans for expansion and may even jeopardize its current operations.
By Bill Vann, 29 May 2002
Colombia’s main right-wing paramilitary organization hailed the election May 26 of Alvaro Uribe Vélez, a son of the rural aristocracy who has vowed to double the size of the country’s armed forces in order to prosecute an all-out counterinsurgency campaign backed by Washington.