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Yugoslav military units staged a show of force in the troubled province of Kosovo, where troops have been put on increased alert since a general strike erupted last month. Meanwhile, Belgrade Radio reported that 250 ethnic Albanian shopkeepers have been charged for backing the strike. Most industrial workers, trades people and teachers returned to their jobs after authorities tightened a ban on public protests and ordered people to go to work or face punishment. Kosovo’s 1.7 million ethnic Albanians rose in protest after Serbia--Yugoslavia’s biggest republic--adopted constitutional changes last month intended to slash the province’s autonomy.


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