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April 10, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Solutions to Central Europe's troubles were easier to come by in 1364, the last time the Czechoslovak, Hungarian and Polish heads of state tried to forge a united economic and security policy for the region. The three kings, meeting in Krakow, agreed to scrap tariffs and trade barriers after an evening of talk, good food and a little wine.
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April 10, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Solutions to Central Europe's troubles were easier to come by in 1364, the last time the Czechoslovak, Hungarian and Polish heads of state tried to forge a united economic and security policy for the region. The three kings, meeting in Krakow, agreed to scrap tariffs and trade barriers after an evening of talk, good food and a little wine.
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December 15, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Czechoslovakia's new foreign minister, a non-Communist, declared Thursday that the agreement under which about 70,000 Soviet troops are stationed in the country is "invalid in the light of international law" and that preliminary talks now under way could lead to their withdrawal quickly.
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December 15, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Czechoslovakia's new foreign minister, a non-Communist, declared Thursday that the agreement under which about 70,000 Soviet troops are stationed in the country is "invalid in the light of international law" and that preliminary talks now under way could lead to their withdrawal quickly.
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January 8, 1985 | From Reuters
Czechoslovakia's Charter 77 human rights group announced on its eighth anniversary Monday that it has appointed three new spokesmen for the next year. It said they are former journalist Jiri Dienstbier, 47; writer Eva Kanturkova, 54, and office worker Petruska Susterova, 37.
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August 12, 1985
Three leading Czechoslovak dissidents have been arrested in anticipation of the 17th anniversary of the Soviet-led invasion of their country, dissident sources in Vienna said. The three were writer Vaclav Havel, Ladislav Lis, a former Communist politician, and Jiri Dienstbier, one of the three spokesmen for the Czechoslovak human rights movement, Charter 77. Police demanded that the three turn over a Charter 77 statement marking the anniversary of the Warsaw Pact invasion on Aug.
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November 11, 1988
Czechoslovak police rounded up more than 20 dissidents in an attempt to thwart an independent historical symposium scheduled to be attended today by prominent Western writers, academics and human rights activists. Those detained included leading members of the Charter 77 human rights movement--Petr Uhl, Jiri Rumi, Milos Hajek and Vaclav Benda, among them--and former Foreign Minister Jiri Hajek, dissidents said.
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June 27, 1990 | Associated Press
Czechoslovakia will become the third newly democratic European country to accept U.S. Peace Corps volunteers, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Twenty-two specialists in English teacher training and English as a foreign language will leave for the Central European country later this year as the result of an agreement signed Monday in Prague by Foreign Minister Jiri Dienstbier and Peace Corps Director Paul D. Coverdell, the agency said.
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June 26, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Czechoslovakia will become the third newly democratic European country to accept U.S. Peace Corps volunteers, U.S. officials said today. Twenty-two specialists in English teacher training and English as a foreign language will leave for the Central European country later this year as the result of an agreement signed Monday in Prague by Foreign Minister Jiri Dienstbier and Peace Corps Director Paul D. Coverdell, the agency said in a statement.
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February 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Israel and Czechoslovakia today renewed diplomatic relations, rectifying what Prague's foreign minister called the "nonsense" of rupturing ties in 1967. "Today, we have taken the first step (toward) very good and very friendly relations," Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Arens said after signing the agreement with his Czechoslovak counterpart, Jiri Dienstbier.
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February 27, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel today paid homage to the late human rights activist Andrei D. Sakharov, one of the few Soviets who openly welcomed the 1968 Prague Spring reforms and denounced the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. Havel visited the grave with Sakharov's widow, Yelena Bonner, and Czechoslovak Foreign Minister Jiri Dienstbier. They placed flowers among the many bouquets that are constantly replenished by mourners.
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December 18, 1989 | Reuters
The 40-year-old Iron Curtain dividing Czechoslovakia and Austria symbolically disappeared Sunday as their foreign ministers cut the barbed wire on the Czechoslovak side of the border. Czechoslovak Foreign Minister Jiri Dienstbier announced that Prague will suspend visa requirements for Austrians until the end of January while their permanent abolition is being discussed. "This is a good feeling.
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