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Scoop Ratings – Today’s Top 20

Published: Thu 9 Sep 1999 09:00 PM
Scoops Top 20 ratings list today is dominated by items on the crisis in East Timor. They were...
1: The Indonesian Military’s Hobson’s Choice
Suppress a powerful internal military revolt - and quite probably run the risk of provoking a military coup - or continue as present and risk becoming as much of an international military pariah as the Serbian army?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00058.htm
2: UN Compound In Dili Defended By Indonesian Army
Speaking from the UN Compound in Dili by phone to Radio New Zealand New Zealander Andrew Ladley of the UNAMET mission says the compound is now secure as it is being defended by a new army unit which has just arrived.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00048.htm
3: Tales from the Celtic Tiger
Our Kiwi correspondent from Dublin, W.S. Sumpter, writes on the much touted 'Celtic Tiger', thoughts on East Timor and the prospect of hoping the All Blacks lose the World Cup.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00060.htm
4: Habibe And APEC: What Would Be Significant Enough?
Hysterical responses to Indonesian President Habibe’s decision not to come to APEC are likely. He will be accused of staying away because he is a coward, he will be accused of staying away because he does not wish to face his accusers.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00057.htm
5: International Community Unified In Peace Call
A clear indication has been given to the Government of Indonesia by three quarters of the world’s nations to move on restoring peace in East Timor immediately.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9909/S00048.htm
6: New Vote Or We Burn Everything
A commander of the pro-Indonesian militia's in East Timor said yesterday his men were ready to "burn everything" if the territory's vote is not held again. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00061.htm
7: Scoop Images: Foreign Ministers Discuss Timor
Images of world leaders leaving the Auckland Town Hall after this morning's special Foreign Minister's meeting to discuss the crisis in East Timor.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00064.htm
8: Rankin: Constructing an Extranational Social Wage
The events of the last few days in East Timor show, perhaps even more clearly than the recent war over Kosovo, the limitations of the nation state in the modern world. In our system of nation states, no responsibility exists for the provision of security ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00059.htm
9: Albright Interview In Auckland
Interview Transcript Between Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and CNN Correspondent Andrea Koppel, Auckland, New Zealand, September 8.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9909/S00053.htm
10: ASEAN Keeps Cool While Timor Overshadows APEC
It is clear the crisis in East Timor is to overshadow Auckland's APEC Foreign Minister's meetings tomorrow.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9909/S00045.htm
11: Green Party goes it alone from today
Green Party Co-Leaders Jeanette Fitzsimons and Rod Donald will cease to be Alliance MPs from today, in preparation for the election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00194.htm
12: Indonesia Facing Currency Difficulties
Jakarta, already plagued with East Timor problems, is now watching its currency, the rupiah, slip to levels not seen since the end of April. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00063.htm
13: Protester Bring Queen Street To A Halt
Auckland’s Queen Street has been brought to a halt this afternoon after a group opposing the atrocities in East Timor took to the streets in protest.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9909/S00038.htm
14: Golf Today While Apec Crumbles/Timor Burns
With APEC crumbling around them, and East Timor in crisis, the formal APEC meetings continue to insulate themselves from the real world. Ignoring all social, environmental and political concerns which do not fit into APEC’s narrow economic agenda, Bill ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00055.htm
15: Lifting the student debt burden
The Alliance will lift the student debt burden by removing the interest on student loans immediately and reviewing alternative payment options for outstanding loans on becoming part of a government.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00212.htm
16: Auckland Now Resembles A Militarised Zone
Inside APEC Series- Auckland now definitely resembles a police militarised zone with security at full strength for this week’s APEC leader’s summit meetings.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9909/S00026.htm
17: Indonesia To Attend Apec Leaders' Meeting
Indonesia has confirmed that it will be represented at the APEC Leaders' meeting by a senior minister, Prime Minister Jenny Shipley said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00199.htm
18: Labour Leader's Credibility Put At Issue
"Labour Leader Helen Clark's credibility has been dealt a major blow with defamation proceedings against her over her claims about surgery at Ascot Hospital," Health Minister Wyatt Creech said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00167.htm
19: Cullen insulting to forestry industry
"Michael Cullen will never get a job as a lumber jack, because he doesn't know an unprocessed log from a processed one," Associate Minister of Forestry, David Carter said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00207.htm
20: UN Provides Bait For East Timor Disaster
Events over the past week have now brought the true situation in East Timor into the open, and in the process the innocence and naiveté of the wider international community has been harshly exposed. Scoop's Alastair Thompson analyses the latest ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00020.htm
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