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The New York Times (Wed 16 June) leads with coverage of Kosovo. The paper reports that NATO troops allowed foreign journalists to visit Djakovica and the surrounding areas and they confirmed refugee accounts of mass killings and other atrocities. The paper says that the Serbian Orthodox Church called on Slobodan Milosevic to resign as Milosevic has thrown himself into an unusually energetic campaign to rally a disillusioned and depressed public. On the withdrawal of Serb troops, the paper says that the Yugoslav military largely complied with NATO's demands to leave much of Kosovo by midnight on Tuesday.

In other stories:

DRUG COVERAGE - The cost of prescription drugs may be one of the last great health care struggles of the Clinton Administration.

GUN CONTROL - President Clinton and pro-gun forces are fighting it out over the votes of a group of House members from swing districts who could decide the outcome of gun-control measures. The final gun control votes come on Thursday.

INTERNET EXCESS - There is a growing feeling in Silicon Valley that the excesses of the Internet commerce boom may have undermined the valley's no-nonsense, engineering-driven culture.

Y2K BUG - The Senate has approved legislation that would limit lawsuits arising from Year 2000 computer failures.

KOREA - A firefight in disputed waters in the Yellow Sea has become into a verbal clash, as North Korea demanded an apology and lashed out at South Korea for sinking one of its warships.

COKE RECALL - In the biggest recall in Coke history, the Governments of France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands have ordered products from the Coca-Cola Company off their shelves after dozens of people who drank the soft drinks became ill.

POPE ILL - Pope John Paul II suddenly canceled all his planned appearances on Tuesday because of a high temperature.

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