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GERMANY'S TRIUMPH.

A DIPLOMATIC SUCCESS. RUSSIA AND THE ANNEXATION. EXCITEMENT IN PETERSBURG. (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) ST. PETERSBURG, March 27. The decision of M. (the Russian Foreign Minister) that Russia -was prepared to recognise Austria's annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina became known in St. Petersburg from foreign telegrams. Tile discovery is causing the greatest excitement and most heated comments in the Russian newspapers. BIPOKT OF NAVY DEBATE. INCREASED BY ISVOLSKY'S DECLARATION. LONDON, March 27. The "Times" shows that after the military precautions by Austria and Germany to prevent any resistance to the Balkan agreements with The Porte, German diplomacy took the field in St. Petersburg and wrested from M. Isvolsky the declaration mentioned. The "Times" adds: "In the light of Germany's temporary triumph, which cannot tend to permanent peace, the censure debate in the House of Commons will assume a new and increased significance." " The British Navy," concludes the , "Times," "has stood more than once between Europe and the claims of the same i great Continental Power to be the sole i and supreme arbiter of its destinies." BRITAIN NOT COERCED. BIETERENCES MUST BE ADJUSTED. LONDON, March 28. A semi-official report from Rome states that Germany has asked the Powers to adhere to M. Isvolsky's declaration to Baron yon Aehrenthal (the Austrian Foreign Minister) regarding recognition t of the annexation of Bosnia and Herze- , govina. Reuters Vienna Agency states that Sir Edward Grey (British Foreign Minister) intends to ask for the adjustment of Austro-Servian differences before the Powers recognise the annexation. Baron yon Aehrenthal's reply will be that these are two entirely distinct questions. SERVIAN PRINCE'S RENUNCIATION. j BUS COUNTRY'S ISOLATION. f BELGRADE, March 27. It is considered in some quarters that * the Crown Prince's renunciation of the ' Crown was due to his extreme disappointment at Servia's isolation. King Peter received the leaders of the political parties yesterday and discussed £ with them the Crown Prince's renunciar tion. The indications are that it will be withdrawn and that the Prince will possibly travel. I BELGRADE, March 28. L The Crown Prince has firmly adhered - to his decision, and eigned the renuncia--3 tion of the Crown in the presence of the Cabinet yesterday, King Peter countersigning it. The King's second son, Alexander, at present a student in Rus- _ sia, will be proclaimed heir. ALEXANDER'S REFUSAL. WHX STAND EY HIS BROTHER. s (Received 8.40 a.m.) ST. PETERSBURG, March 28. Prince Alexander, hearing of hia brother'a renunciation, declared that under no circumstances would he take his brother's place, adding: "If he cannot be a good King, neither can I. I will s ti c fc to him through thick and thin."

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GERMANY'S TRIUMPH. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 75, 29 March 1909

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