Latvia: Vote to join EU begins
Supporters held a large "rock opera" in the capital, Riga.
N Korea: Objections to US missiles in S Korea
The state news agency calls the Patriot missiles at Suwon Air Base in S Korea a threat to resolving the nuclear crisis on the peninsula.
Israel: Threats of deporting Arafat condemned in UN
The General Assembly passed a resolution calling on Israel to withdraw the threat.
Liberia: UN approves sending of 15,000 peacekeeping troops
The Security Council voted to install the force to monitor the shaky peace.
Sudan: Peace promised within days
Sudanese Foreign Minister Ismail has announced that the civil war could be ended soon.