Thursday, June 10, 1999 Published at 05:22 GMT 06:22 UK
World media hails 'peace at last'
The world's papers held their front pages for long enough to lead with the signing of the agreement on Kosovo.
The Paris-based Liberation has a picture of the now famous military tent beneath the simple headline: "They have signed".
Madrid's El Mundo says Nato is reducing air strikes and will synchronise its entry into Kosovo with the withdrawal of President Milosevic's troops to avoid reprisals by the Kosovo Liberation Army.
And Spain's El Pais says although a window of opportunity has been created there cannot be real peace in the Balkans as long as an indicted war criminal is allowed to remain as Yugoslavia's head of state.
US heralds end to bombing
Most US publications predicted that the bombing would stop in a matter of days, perhaps hours. The New York Times was the first publication to point out that the Kosovo signing was the end of the Western alliance's first war.
"The peace plan effectively strips administration of the province from Slobodan Milosevic and opens the way for the safe resettlement of the ethnic Albanian refugees," read the New York Times editorial.
The International Herald Tribune quotes Nato commander General Michael Jackson as saying it was tragic that it took Nato air strikes to bring about a settlement.
The Washington Post says that Nato now has a new mission: governing Kosovo. The Nato peacekeepers will be deployed as the international war crimes tribunal sends teams of investigators and forensic specialists into Kosovo.
The paper says the tribunal has been negotiating with allied military commanders for immediate access to sites of suspected atrocities against ethnic Albanians.