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Thursday, February 27. 2003, 12:00:00 AM UTC

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Thursday, February 27, 2003

The WHO issues a global alert on SARS.
Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Ðindic was assassinated in Belgrade.
Former Bosnian Serb leader Biljana Plavšić is sentenced by the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to 11 years in prison.
Career diplomat John Brady Kiesling resigns from the U.S. Foreign Service with a sharp public rebuke for the Bush administration's foreign policy, asking Has "oderint dum metuant" really become our motto? and Is the Russia of the late Romanovs really our model, a selfish, superstitious empire thrashing toward self-destruction in the name of a doomed status quo? //www.snopes.com/politics/mideast/kiesling.asp Full text
Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar personally asks United States President George W. Bush to silence Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, indicating that Rumsfeld's numerous public remarks on European countries' Iraq policies are generally viewed as inflammatory and overwhelmingly counterproductive within the European diplomatic community. Aznar indicated a preference for Secretary of State Colin Powell. //www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-594124,00.html
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