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Annan to send new U.N. team to East Timor

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Tuesday he will send a team to East Timor to prepare for the return of United Nations peacekeepers, but warned that a new mission would need at least another six months to set up in the troubled country. Annan also bluntly suggested that the Security Council had scaled down the previous U.N. peacekeeping mission in East Timor too quickly. That, he said, was partly responsible for new violence that has roiled the country again and killed more than 30 people in the last month. Full Story

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