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1: Indonesia’s Triumph – Operation “Restore Order”

Indonesia has been widely condemned over the past two weeks for its failure to keep order in East Timor. With calm apparently restored inside the Indonesian territory, Scoop's Alastair Thompson today brings you the first glimpses of the inside story ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00107.htm


2: Reports Suggest Calm May Be Returning To Dili

Reports today suggest calm may be returning to Dili and that the violence in East Timor is passing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00100.htm


3: Scoop Images: More Images From APEC

Shipley Effig - Tempers Rise Over Indonesia - Offensive (confiscated) Clinton Banner

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00103.htm


4: Peacekeepers In East Timor Within Days?

Foreign Minister Don McKinnon says there is a growing belief that there will be a peacekeeping force within days as pressure mounts on Indonesia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00095.htm


5: USA President Bill Clinton Arrives In New Zealand

His motorcade is now heading into Auckland to the Stamford Plaza Hotel where the President will be in residence over the next three days.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00085.htm


6: Protest Space Scarce As APEC Moves Into High Gear

More immigrant groups representing developing countries like India, with a strong Kashmir contingent, are well organised and vocal in getting their message soliciting world recognition of the human rights abuses they claim to suffer back in India.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00104.htm


7: WTO and Taiwan Dominate Meeting of Presidents

United States and China are moving closer to achieving an elusive trade deal and China¡¦s entry into the World Trade Organisation may be managed before the WTO talks scheduled for November.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00101.htm


8: NZ Singapore Free Trade Deal A "Bogor Blueprint"

Designed on the blueprint of CER, New Zealand and Singapore have sealed a free trade agreement.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00102.htm


9: Auckland On The Brink Of APEC

The skyline above Auckland’s central city resembles scenes from the movie Apocalypse Now. Huey choppers hover above Aotea Centre Square, their gunner doors open and at the ready. The “thud thud thud” of the sound breaking blades pound windows of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00088.htm


10: The Pleasanties Of The Corporate Culture

Last month my father lost his job which, in a country with relatively high levels of unemployment is not in itself a big deal. However the nature in which the job was taken had me astounded at the coldness of the corporate culture. Jonathan Hill ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00070.htm


11: Scoop Images: APEC The Calm Before The Storm

Images from around APEC yesterday before the Clinton roadshow arrived…it was peaceful and quiet…. Scoop reporter Selwyn Manning says the helicopters and security in place now for the President are now giving the atmosphere an Apocalypse Now character. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00089.htm


12: Scoop Takes You To East Timor And Inside APEC

Wellington internet based news agency Scoop today proudly launched an internet based special focussing on the rapidly unfolding events in East Timor and in Auckland at the APEC summit. Presented with the assistance of nzedge.com.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00065.htm


13: Police Arrest Anti-Clinton Protester

Police have arrested a protester for carrying a placard inscribed accusing US President Bill Clinton as being a sexual criminal.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AU9909/S00018.htm


14: Australia Getting Big Wake Up Call From NZ

New Zealand's number one energy drink V is taking the highly competititve Australian beverage market by storm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9909/S00061.htm


15: USA/South Korea/Japan Tri-Nation Pact Brokered

A strengthened tri-nation agreement on North Korea is being brokered today by the USA, Japan and South Korea.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00105.htm


16: Why the world is right not to act quickly in Timor

In Scoop's second guest commentary Indonesia watcher Jim Rolfe of Victoria University argues that calls for unilateral military intervention over East Timor are wrongheaded.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00071.htm


17: Scoop Images: The Spied Upon

His tale reads like a scene out of the Frederick Forsyth book "The ODESSA File".But while what you read here is clock and dagger, it is not fiction.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00077.htm


18: Rebels Welcome Prebble Speech

Prebble's Rebels New Zealand President, Clint Heine, today congratulated Richard Prebble on his speech to students at Canterbury University on Thursday afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00064.htm


19: Life For Watson

Scott Watson's guilty verdict has probably brought to a close the most high profile criminal case in recent years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00093.htm


20: Scoop Images: Amnesty International Display

At the Amnesty international display on Queen and Wellesley Streets

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00076.htm


21: White House Briefing on Clinton-Jiang Meeting

Transcript: September 11 White House Briefing on Clinton-Jiang Meeting (Leaders discussed WTO accession, arms control, Tibet, Taiwan)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9909/S00089.htm


22: Shipley Calls For Rich/Poor Divide To Be Reduced

A renewed commitment to narrowing the forever widening gap between rich and poor needs to be addressed, says New Zealand Prime minister Jenny Shipley.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00106.htm


23: East Timor As Seen From Dublin

East Timor dominates the front pages of the press here as it does, no doubt, in New Zealand, and there is a clear sentiment that the United Nations has made another catastrophic mistake.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00091.htm


24: East Timor: We Must Keep Hope Alive

As the forces of chaos gather strength in East Timor APEC faces its greatest challenge. Scoop's Alastair Thompson argues we owe it to the people of East Timor not to give up hope.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00041.htm


25: HARD NEWS 10/9/99 - Blood and Fear

HARD NEWS is first broadcast in Auckland on 95bFM around 8.45am on Fridays and replayed around 4.30pm Friday and 10am Sunday on The Culture Bunker. A digest appears monthly in Re:Mix magazine. You can listen to 95bFM live on the Internet. Point your web ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00086.htm


26: Police Arrest Anti-Clinton Protester

Police have arrested a protester for carrying a placard inscribed accusing US President Bill Clinton as being a sexual criminal.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00090.htm


27: Minister's Imagination Working Overtime

Forest and Bird field officer, Eugenie Sage has rejected as nonsense, SOE Minister, Tony Ryall's claims of her influencing Labour leader, Helen Clark in relation to Labour's West Coast forests policy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9909/S00068.htm


28: Man Charged With Offensive Behaviour

A 50-year-old man is due to appear in the Auckland District Court on Monday the 13th of September 1999 charged with Offensive Behaviour. Detective Senior Sergeant Allan Boreham said the American man was arrested during a protest on Queen Street on Saturday ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00098.htm


29: Labour – The Heads Down Approach Continues

Events over the last week prove either that the Labour Party hire extremely poor PR staff or that the party is committed to the heads down approach to this election campaign. Scoop's Jonathan Hill reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00080.htm


30: Protests, Security, APEC Leaders and Road Closures

By Selwyn Manning Amnesty International has set up a billboard of photographs displaying human right’s abuses it says are occurring in APEC member countries. The billboard is displayed on the corner of Queen and Wellesley streets. It is part of a growing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00072.htm

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