ANGOLANS EMBARK ON POWERSHARING
Angolan government delegates returned to the peace table yesterday after consulting with President Jose Eduardo dos Santos on giving UNITA rebels more representation in a unity government.
Delegates yesterday planned to complete preliminary discussions on a nine-point peace agenda. They have already talked about future national elections, restructuring the military, a national unity government, the release of prisoners of war, and the future role of the United Nations.
After strategic victories on the battlefield, Angolan rebels won agreement Friday to wield more power in a proposed alliance with their government foes. Mideast peace talks
Farouk Kaddoumi, head of the Palestine Liberation Organization's political department, said yesterday that the Palestinians will return to the Middle East peace talks on schedule only if obstacles were removed. The Palestinian delegation has urged a delay in the negotiations scheduled to resume Tuesday in Washington. Arab diplomats announced yesterday that talks would resume April 27. Continental Airlines
Continental Airlines will sell a majority stake to Air Canada and United States investors under a restructuring plan to emerge from bankruptcy court protection. The plan was endorsed by a bankruptcy court on Friday, giving the airline the distinction of surviving bankruptcy twice. Cambodia talks
The Khmer Rouge said Saturday it would honor a 1991 peace accord, but refused to cooperate with democratic elections that are a mainstay of the agreement. The conflicting message was the first statement from the guerrilla group since it withdrew from the capital, Phnom Penh, on Tuesday. The pullout increased fears that the group was preparing for open warfare against the Phnom Penh government and the UN peacekeeping force. Swedish neutrality
The Swedish military will break its long history of neutrality and officially participate in a NATO maneuver in August, Prime Minister Carl Bildt told news media Saturday. Sweden has not been involved in a war for over 180 years and its policy has been to stay out of alliances and remain neutral in wars. Turkish president
Turkish President Turgut Ozal, whose pro-Western policies helped modernize Turkey and gave the US-led coalition a strategic ally during the Persian Gulf war, died Saturday of heart problems. The choice of a successor threatens to touch off a political crisis in a country beset with a Kurdish insurgency and governed by a delicately balanced coalition of parties. Parliament Speaker Husamettin Cindoruk will be acting president until parliament elects Mr. Ozal's successor, which must be done within a month. Poverty report mixed
Numbers of poor people should fall by the year 2000 in Latin America and Asia if business continues to improve in the US and other richer lands, the World Bank predicts. But in the Middle East and Africa, the bank expects poverty to increase. It sets its poverty line at an income no greater than what $370 a year could buy in the US in 1985. Terrorist trial
A trial starting today in Berlin will explore Libya's role in targeting US military forces in Germany for terrorist attacks in the mid-1980s, and could shed light on a discotheque bombing that killed two GIs. The La Belle bombing led to US retaliatory air strikes against Libya. Egyptian minister
Egyptian Interior Minister Abdel-Halim Moussa, whose crackdown on Muslim extremists failed to end their violent campaign to overthrow the government, was replaced yesterday. His successor, Maj. Gen. Hassan el-Alfy, had been governor of Assiut, a hotbed of Muslim extremism. He will maintain the government's hard stance against extremists.