SENATE ASKS FOR PACKWOOD DIARIES After the Senate denied his plea to restrict access to his diaries, Sen. Bob Packwood (R) of Oregon is planning to take his case to court. The divisive weeklong debate in the Senate was marked by calls by Sen. Robert Byrd (D) of West Virginia for Senator Packwood to ``have the grace'' to resign and culminated in a 94-6 vote Tuesday night. Packwood's lawyer, James Fitzpatrick, said the senator was prepared to carry on the fight in court. ``At this point, I think our inclination is to resist the subpoena on the grounds it exceeds the Fourth Amendment rights of the committee [to search and seizure],'' he said after the Senate vote. Fitzpatrick would not comment on whether Packwood might consider resigning or whether the senator ever solicited jobs for his wife an issue raised by the suggestion that the diaries contained evidence of possible criminal wrongdoing. Jeruasalem's new mayor
The Likud Party ousted Mayor Teddy Kollek from Jerusalem's city hall after 28 years by an overwhelming majority Tuesday. The hard-line policies of Likud candidate Ehud Olmert stoked fears of increased tension with the city's Arabs. The new mayor advocates allowing Jews to live and buy property anywhere in Jerusalem, while Mr. Kollek ran on a platform of peaceful coexistence, keeping Arabs and Jews separate. New Iraq-Kuwait clash
A Kuwaiti civilian shot and wounded two of three Iraqi policemen in the demilatarized zone between the two countries. The Kuwaiti man claimed the Iraqis entered Kuwait in an attempt to arrest Kuwaiti members of a border survey team. The shooting was the latest in a series of skirmishes over the disputed frontier since United States and United Nations forces drove Iraq out of Kuwait in the 1991 Gulf war. More Russian dumping
Russian Pacific Fleet commander, Adm. Georgy Furinov, said the Fleet will continue dumping radioactive nuclear waste in the Sea of Japan according to its original schedule until some better way of disposing it is devised. Moscow announced it would halt the dumping last month after Japan and South Korea protested a Russian tanker pouring 990 tons of low-level waste into the sea. Fleet officials, however, never complied with the mandate, saying they had nowhere else to dispose of the waste. They say the dumping poses no threat. Burundi agreement
The military of Burundi has reached an agreement with the government to allow international forces to protect the surviving ministers as they begin to retake control of the country after a failed Army coup last month. Members of assassinated President Melchior Ndadaye's government, who have been holed up in the French Embassy in the capital of Bujumbura since the Oct. 21 coup, say they will not come out unless 1,000 foreign troops are deployed to protect them.
The UN, however, has refused to recruit peacekeeping troops for Burundi. Angolans talk peace
The Angolan government has agreed to meet rebel leaders for face-to-face negotiations to end one of Africa's longest and bloodiest civil wars, a top government official said today.
The government's chief negotiator said it was satisfied with concessions won from UNITA rebels by UN Special Envoy Alouine Blondin Beye. The negotiator, Gen. Higino Carneiro, said peace talks could begin as early as next week. The civil war has killed an estimated 1,000 Angolans a day for the last year and has left millions fighting starvation. India to remove troops
Indian negotiators agreed to end the Army seige of Kashmir's holiest mosque at Hazratbal, where armed Muslim separatists have been holed up for 19 days, an Indian official said yesterday. The militants, along with scores of civilians trapped in the mosque, will be asked to hand over their weapons and will be checked as they emerge from the building, another government official said. Anyone wanted on ``serious'' criminal charges would be arrested.