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ANGOLAN REBELS PERSIST

Prospects for peace in Angola dimmed as UNITA rebels intensified their military push across the north yesterday and the government warned that further actions would lead to renewed civil war. Diplomats said that with rebels controlling at least three provincial capitals, besieging at least one other, and occupying over 75 percent of national territory, it was hard to imagine the government exercising restraint much longer. Military leaders said they wanted to avert a resumption of the 16-year civil war t hrough dialogue but increasing violations of the May 1991 peace accords and a truce agreed to on last Thursday meant they expected the worst. Upheaval in Greece

Greek Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis asked his entire conservative government to resign yesterday ahead of a complete administrative reshuffling. Mitsotakis has faced mounting criticism from his New Democracy party deputies over his handling of the economy and foreign policy. Storm pounds Britain

An Atlantic storm with winds gusting over 80 miles per hour lashed Britain yesterday, killing at least one person, blocking roads and rail lines, and causing severe floods. Rail lines from London to the southwest were reported blocked by flooding, and 16 major rivers were swollen and running at danger levels.More Haitians intercepted

The US Coast Guard on Tuesday intercepted about 640 Haitians at sea. Virtually all of whom were returned to their homeland. Since soldiers staged a coup last fall in Haiti, the Coast Guard has picked up nearly 40,000 Haitians who have fled the Caribbean nation. Unity treaty makes gain

Germany's lower house of parliament overwhelmingly approved the Maastricht Treaty in Bonn on yesterday, heeding Chancellor Helmut Kohl's warning that only a unified Europe could combat resurgent nationalism. The treaty now goes to the upper house, where approval of the treaty is also needed for Germany's final ratification. So far, seven countries have ratified the treaty on closer European unity and one has rejected it. Reds' owner feels heat

New allegations of racial slurs surfaced yesterday against Marge Schott, owner of the Cincinnati Reds, who faces an investigation by a committee appointed by baseball's executive council. USA Today reported that a man sitting next to Schott on an airplane heard her use racial slurs referring to black slugger Dave Parker, and said a former Reds employee claimed Schott had disparaged Jews. The Cincinnati owner has denied some of the allegations against her, which surfaced three weeks ago in court depositio ns. Home sales up

The National Association of Realtors reported last week that sales of previously owned US homes jumped 9.1 percent in October to an annual rate of 3.6 million, the highest level in nearly four years. Analysts attributed recent sales of both new and existing homes in large part to low mortgage rates and, more recently, to improving consumer confidence in the economy.

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