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Sunday, May 23, 1999
NATO Admits Bombing Kosovo Rebels
NATO acknowledged Sunday that its planes on Friday bombed a barracks used by the Kosovo Liberation Army. Planners were unaware that retreating Yugoslav forces had abandoned the site to the ethnic Albanian rebels weeks ago, NATO officials said.
Milosevic's Support Remains Solid
Arms Control Damaged by Kosovo War
In Washington, Frustration With Air War Grows
Serbs Alleged to Have Used Gas
Serb TV Gets Notice It's Canceled
Exodus: A Rough Rite of Passage

Saturday, May 22, 1999
19 Killed in NATO Attack on Prison
NATO bombs and missiles struck Friday in and around a prison holding mainly ethnic Albanian convicts in this western Kosovo town. Some of the inmates belonged to the Kosovo Liberation Army.
U.S. Wants Swift Buildup of Troops
Kosovo Talks Stalled Over Peace Force
Kosovo Capital Adapts to Wartime
Kosovo Rebels Bombed; NATO Error Possible
KLA Stakes Claim in Any Kosovo Deal

Friday, May 21, 1999
NATO Bomb Said to Hit Belgrade Hospital
NATO spokesman Jamie Shea said a bomb intended for a military barracks overshot its mark, but he offered no details. Yugoslav officials say it struck a hospital, killing four people.
NATO Won't Release Korisa Evidence
Senate Approves $15B Emergency Bill
NATO in a Race Against Time
Apache Pilots Waiting for Call to Action
Italian Fishermen Net NATO Bombs

Thursday, May 20, 1999
NATO Split on Ground Invasion of Kosovo
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder today firmly rejected the idea of sending allied ground troops into Kosovo.
Air War Joined by Low-Flying 'Spectre'
In Kosovo Town: Two Views of History
Villagers Live in Peril of Kosovo Terror

Wednesday, May 19, 1999
Clinton Would Consider Ground Troops
President Clinton declared Tuesday for the first time that he would consider sending ground troops to Kosovo if he becomes convinced that NATO's strategy of bombing Yugoslavia will not bring victory.
For Kosovo Albanians, A Promise of Home
NATO Says Serbs Exhuming Bodies
House Approves $15 Billion to Fund War, Disaster Relief

Tuesday, May 18, 1999
Allies Divided on Kosovo
Leading European NATO allies staked out different approaches to ending the war in Kosovo on Monday, with Britain pushing for a buildup of ground troops to prepare for an invasion and Germany and Italy advocating a temporary bombing halt as part of a peace initiative.
Poll: Most Americans Want Negotiations on Kosovo
Air Campaign Ignites Anti-U.S. Sentiment

Monday, May 17, 1999
NATO Resumes Kosovo Bombing
Warning that civilian casualties are inevitable as long as Yugoslav troops amass ethnic Albanians at military targets, NATO continued Sunday to target the Serbian province of Kosovo with its air campaign.
Refugees' Return Is Alliance's Focus
NATO Peace Plan to Include More Troops
Kosovo War Hits Russian Liberals
U.S. to Free 2 Serb POWs

Sunday, May 16, 1999
NATO's Air Strategy Comes Under Fire
The ultra-cautious approach adopted by NATO commanders – seeking to limit danger to allied pilots as well as to civilians on the ground – is coming under sharp criticism from many quarters, including some of the military people most closely involved.
NATO Says Bombs May Have Hit Refugees
Kosovo War Fought on Many Fronts
Berger Has Shaped U.S. Role in Balkans

Saturday, May 15, 1999
Refugees Slain in Kosovo Attack
Allied jets bombed a group of refugees who had settled down for the night Thursday in Kosovo, killing at least 79, Serb officials and survivors said. NATO officials are investigating.
NATO Investigates Raid That Killed Refugees
Clinton to Sign Emergency Spending Bill
First Lady Brings Aid to Macedonia

Friday, May 14, 1999
Refugees Resist New Odyssey
With no end to the war in sight, anxious ethnic Albanians are being trucked from refugee camps near the Albanian border to less-crowded ones farther from Kosovo.
Yeltsin Renews Threat Over Kosovo
Clinton Defends Policy on Yugoslavia
Negotiators Agree on Emergency War Spending
Montenegro's Leader Caught in the Middle
Germany's Greens Urge Temporary Bombing Halt
Ethnic Albanians Find Refuge in Va.
________ China Embassy Bombing ________
China Denies Involvement in Embassy Protests

Thursday, May 13, 1999
Milosevic Acknowledges Casualties
Moscow's envoy on Kosovo praised Belgrade's announcement that it was withdrawing troops and insisted, "Now, NATO has to reciprocate."
Hill Conferees Nearly Double Air War Fund
Albright Urges House to Drop Peace Initiative
Russian Turmoil May Hamper Kosovo Mediation
Over Kosovo, NATO Pilots Stalk Wily Prey
________ China Embassy Bombing ________
Schroeder Apologizes to Chinese

Wednesday, May 12, 1999
Disbelieving NATO Continues Airstrikes
NATO responded with harsh words and intensified airstrikes to Monday's announcement by the Yugoslav government that it was withdrawing some of its troops from Kosovo.
Residents Indifferent to Pullout Talk
Anti-NATO Hackers Sabotage 3 Web Sites
________ China Embassy Bombing ________
Envoy Aligns Russia With China
Chinese Believe Bombing Was Intended
U.S., China Make Gestures of Reconciliation

Tuesday, May 11, 1999
Belgrade Announces Troop Cut
The Yugoslav government announced a partial withdrawal of troops and special police units from Kosovo Tuesday, but the United States and its NATO allies dismissed the move as insufficient.
Yugoslav Eviction Operation in Kosovo 'Basically Done'
U.S. Report Details Expulsions, Attacks
Tribunal Considers Indictment of Milosevic
Senators' Extras Imperil Bill to Fund Air War
________ China Embassy Bombing ________
China Insists Bombing Must Stop
Chinese Citizens: Strike Was Power Politics
Bombing Breeds Allied Misgivings
U.S. Analysts Misread, Relied on Outdated Maps
Analysis: 'Strategic Partnership' Takes a Hit

Monday, May 10, 1999
Protesters Trap U.S. Envoy in Beijing
Thousands of demonstrators massed in front of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing for a second day Sunday, trapping the ambassador and 13 other staff members.
Target Never Verified on Outdated Map
Negotiations Growing 'Serious,' Russian Says
To Refugee Serbs, Turnabout Is Foul Play
Analysis: A Protest Beijing Can Endorse
Albanians Worldwide Answer Rebels' Call

Sunday, May 9, 1999
Supply Building Was NATO's Real Target
NATO's attack on the Chinese Embassy, which killed at least three and wounded 20, threatens to derail diplomatic efforts in Yugoslavia.
Thousands Vent Anger in China's Cities
Chinese Reporter in Belgrade Became Part of the Story
Pentagon: 'No Such Thing as Clean Combat'
NATO's Blunder Ignites Rage in Belgrade
Analysis: Capitol Hill Gives Mixed Signals on War

Saturday, May 8, 1999
NATO Missiles Hit Chinese Embassy
Ono death and four injuries were reported among the 26 people in the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade. Officials said other errant bombs killed 14 civilians and wounded 30 more in Nis, the third-largest city in Yugoslavia.
Kosovo Rebels Reject Key Peace Terms
NATO Rejects Blockade of Oil to Yugoslavia
Army Details Capture of 3 Soldiers
Allies Will Continue to Control Bargaining
Flood of Volunteers Greets Wave of Exiles

Friday, May 7, 1999
Allies, Russia Reach Agreement
The United States and its allies reached agreement with Russia Thursday on a set of principles for resolving the Kosovo conflict that include the key NATO demand for deployment of an international military force there and an offer to Belgrade of continued sovereignty over the rebellious province.
Peace Plan Reaction Muted in Belgrade
Analysis: Ambiguity Wins in Agreement
Hastert Regrets Not Pushing Resolution
House Backs Balkan Funds
Clinton Says Refugees to Return
Kosovo Figure Urges NATO Peace Role
Africans Question West's Balkans Crusade
China Softens Criticism of NATO

Thursday, May 6, 1999
Key Role Seen for Russia in Kosovo Plan
U.S. officials said Russia appears ready to endorse using an armed military force to protect ethnic Albanians once the fighting ends in Kosovo.
Albania Hopes to Capitalize on Conflict
Kosovo Refugees Make U.S. Landfall
Clinton Visits NATO, U.S. Troops

Wednesday, May 5, 1999
2 U.S. Pilots Killed; NATO Adds Targets
As NATO's air assault on Yugoslavia accelerated, the U.S. suffered its first casualties when a helicopter crashed on a training mission in Albania.
U.S. Won't Share B-2 With Its Allies
McCain Strikes Out Batting for Clinton
Irate Russia Threatens Arms Treaty
Belgrade Quiet on Military Casualties
Rebels Sending Families Out of Kosovo
The Place for Celebrities to Be Seen

Tuesday, May 4, 1999
Clinton Repeats Demand for Retreat
President Clinton said Monday he would support a "bombing pause" in Yugoslavia if he was convinced the country's forces were ending their crackdown against Kosovo guerrillas and civilians and beginning to withdraw from the embattled Serbian province.
Serbs Unsettled by Power Plant Strikes
Refugees Seek Haven, Not Asylum
New Bomb Shorted Out Yugoslav Power
Senate Divided on Kosovo Strategy
Kosovo Whips Up Role Reversal on Hill

Monday, May 3, 1999
GI Release Does Not Halt Bombing
Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen said that Yugoslavia's release Sunday of three U.S. prisoners of war would not prompt a lull in NATO bombing in the Balkans.
In the Camps, Loneliness and Boredom
NATO Bombs Serbia Into Darkness
NATO Bombs Hit Montenegro Homes


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