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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - March 11, 1990, Darmstadt, Hesse Inside stripes greenhouse effect celled cause of big 2 p soviet georgians Brand annexation a 9 a Connecticut beats Georgetown in big 21 a Quayle wraps up Caribbean 28 the sir4andrsfripes authorized unofficial publication for the . Armed forces Good morning vol. 48, no. 328 sunday March 11, 1990 a a 25t daily and sunday d 8693 a Dod fund Transfer favored Washington apr the Senate armed services committee has voted to Grant the Pentagon part of the authority to Transfer Money to military personnel accounts and Avert massive layoffs the panels chairman said Friday. But the action should have Little Overall effect on the defense departments request since rep. Les Aspin d-wis., chairman of the House armed services committee has refused to take up the Issue in his panel. Such shifting of funds must be approved by the House and Senate armed services panels and the House and Senate appropriations committees. The defense department originally asked Congress for the authority to Transfer $935 million from weapons and other accounts to personnel. Officials hoped to avoid laying off tens of thousands of men and women freezing promotions and holding up transfers. The drastic Steps Are required under the Gramm Rudman deficit reduction Law. But Aspin said president Bush could have exempted personnel from the Law on aug. 15, As past administrations have done and he declined to take up the Pentagon a weapons before people was their decision and now they re stuck with it a Aspin said last month. Nevertheless the Senate committee voted in executive session thursday to approve 85 percent of the Pentagon a request or $795 million to be moved from weapons to personnel accounts. The action would Force the defense to take some voluntary Steps including reducing the number of Ikon Dunn the fest 0f of Scal 9 dl1t? no some per ple to leave Days before their service ends v0�dcpaitmcnt would be spared in voluntary Adverse personnel actions. ? Side the men and risk by Tho no ,.ltary.who were put at to use its to Strat it a no a decision not tary Deis t try 10 exempt the Mili Kiili Lui a sen. Sam said in i inv 1 services chairman Day. P on the Senate floor Fri fit to be tied tempers flare saturday at Taiwan san Chih 79, of the governing nationalist tonal Assembly Over the oppositions de party puts some punch into his politics by mands that aged lawmakers retire. Ting hitting Tsai Shi Yuan after grabbing his tie. Tsai meanwhile of the opposition democratic progressive party tries to douse Ting with water. Soviet Union agrees to pull out entire red army from Hungary Budapest Hungary apr soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze and his hungarian counterpart Gyula Horn on saturday signed an agreement in Moscow on the withdrawal of All red army troops from hungarian territory by the Middle of next year hungarian radio reported. The pullout is to begin monday the radio report said. Hungary is the second Warsaw pact country to negotiate a Complete withdrawal of soviet troops. Prague and Moscow reached an agreement last month on the removal of 73,500 soviet troops from Czechoslovakia. The pullout there began feb. 26. The formal signing of the hungarian soviet agreement came just one Day after negotiations were completed on the terms and timetable for the withdrawal. There had been initial disagreement Over the Date for the pullout to be completed but the two sides finally agreed that All troops and equipment should be withdrawn by june 30, 1991 a the same Date that the withdrawal from Czechoslovakia is to be finished. The soviets were reported to have preferred setting the final pullout Date from Hungary for aug. 31, 1991, to give them time for dismantling military stockpiles. There Are currently 49,700 soviet soldiers in Hungary As Well As 27,146 combat vehicles including 860 tanks and 1,500 armoured personnel carriers according to hungarian military officials. According to the hungarian radio report two thirds of the transport Home of soviet troops and equipment is to be completed by the end of this year. Horn travelled to Moscow saturday. The agreement was initiated Friday by the Heads of the two delegations negotiating the terms of the withdrawal. Attending the final round of talks which ended in Moscow Friday were three hungarian observers representing opposition parties competing in National elections March 25. They arc to be the first Ivcic. Multiparty elections since the communists consolidated Power in 1948. Iraq condemns London journalist to death. London Apt _. London Apt an i a Don based your mind 1 j uni court sentenced a Lon sentenced a British l char8es of spying and Tea my Zvy. I5. A a in pm a a for saturday. Ithary Plant the foreign office said sentences imposed nne ,.is allowed against the up Daphne Parish he a Ftp Lisl Farzad Bazot and dosed trial before air Rev jul nary court after a i Quot military judges. The tic prime minister m iraqi la ers a severity of the t1?Atcher a horrified by iraqi president a6auist Bazot will Appeal sanitarian grinds Huss it in for clemency on Bounds said a spokesman who by Cus Tom was not identified. Bazot a 31-year-old stateless iranian exile who has lived in Britain since 1975 and travels on British documents was arrested in september while investigating reports of an explosion at an iraqi military Plant for the observer a British sunday newspaper. An iraqi identified Only As Rahim was Given a 10-year sentence for communicating government secrets to a foreigner the foreign office said. Parish 52, is a senior nursing administrator for the Irish run Ibn Al Bitar Hospital in Baghdad. Her daughter Michelle de Vries who lives in London said she was a extremely shocked and distressed by her mothers sentence. On thursday the trial of Bazot Parish and Rahim was adjourned after five hours then resumed for 35 minutes saturday the foreign office said. A Oft was accused of spying for foreign Powers by making an unauthorized trip to a military site. Parish was accused of helping him by driving him there. A we utterly deplore these harsh and excessive sentences a a foreign office statement said. A no evidence was produced at the trial which would justify sentences of this severity. They come ill from a regime which is trying to show a More Liberal face to the observer editor Donald Trelford was not allowed to give evidence at Baz Oft a trial or to Send a British see trial on Back Page

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