Cambodia's royal family feud threatened to dissolve into civil war on Sunday as Prince Norodom Ranariddh ordered his troops to prepare for battle against secessionist forces led by his estranged half-brother, Prince Norodom Chakrapong. Both princes are sons of Prince Norodom Sihanouk, the 70-year-old former monarch. Sunday, on the eve of the first meeting of the newly elected national assembly, Ranariddh said he had ordered his troops to prepare for war with the secessionist forces.
new parliament law
MOSCOW _ President Boris Yeltsin's supporters on Sunday proposed that an interim parliament be elected to approve post-Soviet Russia's first constitution. Under the proposal, the parliament would be elected this fall and would sit only long enough to approve a new constitution, said former Cabinet official Galina Starovoitova on Sunday. She said it would serve up to two years. The new body would replace the current Congress of People's Deputies and Supreme Soviet legislature.
Two men arrested
in cardinal's murder
SAN DIEGO, Calif. _ Two men wanted in connection with the slaying of a Mexican Roman Catholic cardinal have been arrested near San Diego and turned over to Mexican authorities, U.S. officials said Sunday. Cardinal Juan Posadas Ocampo, the archbishop of Guadalajara, was killed May 24 in a cross-fire between rival Mexican drug cartels at the Guadalajara airport.
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BAKU, Azerbaijan _ Azerbaijan's parliament speaker resigned Sunday, deepening the country's crisis and clearing the way for former Communist leader Geidar Aliev to return to power. Isa Gambarov stepped aside under pressure from rebel commander Surat Huseynov, who has seized several towns in eastern Azerbaijan.