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New at TOL:                                  Tuesday, 31 August 2010
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Top Stories:



1: Conflict & Diplomacy: Remembering Mother Theresa
2: From the Archives: Bumpkins vs. Mafiosi
3: People: The Frustrations of Albania’s Top Criminal Judge
4: Our Take: Killing the Future

From the Archive:

Five years ago: Have Arrest Warrant, Won’t Arrest
Ten years ago: Operation Foreigner

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1: Conflict & Diplomacy: Remembering Mother Theresa
Kosovo’s Roman Catholics are dedicating a new cathedral to the
revered nun. A more fitting tribute would be to carry out her
visions of peace and tolerance.
By Timothy Spence
30 August 2010
http://www.tol.org/client/article/21753-remembering-mother-theresa.html

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2: From the Archives: Bumpkins vs. Mafiosi
Even though non-communists have come to power in Moldova, the
conflict over the future of Transdniester in some ways is a
reenactment of the struggles of Soviet communism.
By Taras Kuzio
30 August 2010
http://www.tol.org/client/article/21754-bumpkins-vs-mafiosi.html

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3: People: The Frustrations of Albania’s Top Criminal Judge
The chief justice of the Albanian Supreme Court says that
political weakness is the main drag on much-needed reform
of the country’s judiciary and insists that corruption is
not the massive problem the EU and others claim.
By Bora Fezga
27 August 2010
http://www.tol.org/client/article/21749-the-frustrations-of-albanias-top-cri
minal-judge.html

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4: Our Take: Killing the Future
As a new school year opens, students in Uzbekistan and
Turkmenistan are in for more bitter lessons in propaganda,
corruption, and time-wasting.
By TOL
27 August 2010
http://www.tol.org/client/article/21750-killing-the-future.html

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From the Archive:

Five years ago: Have Arrest Warrant, Won’t Arrest
A court drops an arrest warrant against Macedonia’s most prominent
ethnic-Albanian rebel amid reports of increased activity by armed
groups.
By Biljana Stavrova and Robert Alagjozovski
29 August 2005
http://www.tol.org/client/article/14420-have-arrest-warrant-wont-arrest.html

Ten years ago: Operation Foreigner
In fear of Chinese dominance, officials in the Russian Far East are
trying to rid the region of illegal aliens.
By Russell Working
28 August 2000
http://www.tol.org/client/article/221-operation-foreigner.html