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Stability Is Still a Struggle in Macedonia

For 21/2 tense days last week, a paramilitary police force here appeared on the verge of very bloody mutiny. About 500 men dressed in khaki uniforms and bulletproof vests, and brandishing machine guns and rocket launchers, blocked a key road just north of this capital city. Their gripe: government plans to abolish their unit. Fortunately for the government, a crisis was averted late Thursday when the group, known as the Lions, accepted a compromise that let some of the men keep their jobs. Full Story

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