World/Nation Briefs: U.S. man found decapitated

Oklahoman Published: March 8, 2009
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U.S. man found decapitated
TIJUANA, Mexico — Mexican authorities say a U.S. man was among three decapitated victims found this week in the northern border city of Tijuana. State prosecutors say the body of 38-year-old Jorge Norman Harrison was found by joggers Tuesday, along with two other bodies near Tijuana’s bullring. Prosecutors said in a statement Friday that Harrison had been convicted for drug trafficking in the United States.

Diplomats mark flight deaths
AMSTERDAM — Diplomats and officials placed nine cream-colored roses in a vase in an aircraft hangar Saturday to commemorate those killed in the crash of a Turkish Airlines jet near Amsterdam last month. Planes and trains stopped operations for two minutes during the ceremony at Schiphol Airport to pay tribute to the victims of the Feb. 25 crash. Survivors — some still recovering from injuries — and family of the victims watched in silence as Turkish and American diplomats, politicians and a representative of Dutch Queen Beatrix placed the roses in a vase — one for each of the five Turks and four Americans killed.

Disarmament may resume
GENEVA — Russia’s foreign minister called Saturday for an end to a decade of failure in global disarmament talks, seeking to build on an upbeat meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sergey Lavrov said a stalemate at the Conference on Disarmament on issues from atomic bombs to space weapons can be broken now that the U.S. administration is "in favor of multilateral approaches to the maintenance of international security and disarmament.” The conference has failed to produce anything of substance since completing the nuclear weapons test-ban treaty in the mid-1990s.
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