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August 28, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With seven of the Soviet Union's 15 constituent republics now proclaiming independence, the rest of the world community has devised a whole new lexicon to describe its future relationship with the fledgling nations. According to U.S. officials, however, the only thing that really matters is whether full diplomatic recognition is extended. There is no important difference between the various terms that have been used to describe relationships short of full diplomatic recognition.
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August 30, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 50 years ago, the government of free Lithuania, afraid for its existence, asked France to store 2.2 tons of gold until the day Lithuania was free again. That day came Thursday. French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas shook hands with Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis and told him France recognizes Lithuania's restored statehood and will return the gold.
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August 30, 1991 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 50 years ago, the government of free Lithuania, afraid for its existence, asked France to store 2.2 tons of gold until the day Lithuania was free again. That day came Thursday. French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas shook hands with Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis and told him France recognizes Lithuania's restored statehood and will return the gold.
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August 30, 1991 | From Reuters
France and Germany said Thursday that the European Community's recognition of Baltic independence does not foreshadow similar moves for other breakaway Soviet republics. "The Baltics are a special case," French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas told a joint news conference with German counterpart Hans-Dietrich Genscher after a two-day meeting in the eastern German city of Weimar.
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August 30, 1991 | From Reuters
France and Germany said Thursday that the European Community's recognition of Baltic independence does not foreshadow similar moves for other breakaway Soviet republics. "The Baltics are a special case," French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas told a joint news conference with German counterpart Hans-Dietrich Genscher after a two-day meeting in the eastern German city of Weimar.
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April 25, 1990 | From Reuters
President Bush today rejected charges that the United States is selling out Lithuania, saying his decisions have the strong support of the American people and "that's who I work for." Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis suggested that Washington had abandoned his people by refusing to impose sanctions against Moscow--saying the decision was akin to a political "Munich." "I don't need any defense," Bush told reporters when asked about Landsbergis' remarks.
NEWS
August 28, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With seven of the Soviet Union's 15 constituent republics now proclaiming independence, the rest of the world community has devised a whole new lexicon to describe its future relationship with the fledgling nations. According to U.S. officials, however, the only thing that really matters is whether full diplomatic recognition is extended. There is no important difference between the various terms that have been used to describe relationships short of full diplomatic recognition.
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