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Yugoslavia's Crown Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic of Serbia yesterday joined some 60,000 protesters in central Belgrade calling for the ouster of the communist regime of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, whom they blame for the war and turmoil in the former Yugoslav federation.... European Community leaders left Lisbon Saturday with the bloc still in a row over distributing money to the poorest members and beset by the crisis of confidence sparked by Danish voters' rejection of the Maastricht Treat y on European Union (story, Page 1).... Incoming Socialist prime minister Giuliano Amato announced yesterday he had formed Italy's 51st administration since World War II, filling a power vacuum that has lasted for nearly three months.... The final wish of Ignacy Jan Paderewski 51 years ago will come true today when the body of the Polish patriot-composer arrives in Poland for burial - now that his homeland is free. ASIA AND AFRICA

South Korea's foreign minister is in Moscow for talks with Russian leaders aimed at improving relations after four decades of estrangement between the former Soviet Union and Seoul.... China announced yesterday it would open a vast stretch of territory along the Yangtze river to foreign investment, with the port of Shanghai anchoring the region as a "dragon's head" of economic development. China wants to move its inland areas toward the booming economic results achieved in open coastal areas such as Guan gdong and Fujian provinces.... UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali is to visit South Africa soon to highlight increasing international efforts to set the country's transition from apartheid to a multiracial democracy back on track.

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