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February 15, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
East German Prime Minister Hans Modrow, his feelings hurt and his plea for financial aid rejected, left Bonn on Wednesday promising that his lame-duck government will press for economic reform before the national elections scheduled for next month. Modrow, who had conferred Tuesday with Chancellor Helmut Kohl and other West German officials, met with West German businessmen and industrialists Wednesday before returning to East Berlin.
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NEWS
March 15, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first meeting of the two Germanys and the four victorious World War II powers on the subject of German unity was held here Wednesday, and the participants agreed to invite Poland to attend sessions at which the Polish-German border issue is discussed. The head of the host West German delegation, diplomat Dieter Kastrup, said that at this first meeting, the Germanys, the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain and France discussed procedural questions and an agenda for further meetings.
NEWS
April 14, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Negotiators had expected to reach agreement this year on German unification and conventional arms control, but the two issues have become so intertwined that an East-West deadlock seems likely. According to diplomatic analysts in West European capitals, Soviet negotiators have slowed the momentum of the conventional arms control talks in Vienna and the strategic missile talks in Geneva, as well.
BUSINESS
March 31, 2014 | By Michael Hiltzik
My Sunday column comparing private philanthropy and government social programs has revived the old debate over who is more charitably inclined, conservatives or liberals? Skipping to the last page of the story first, the answer is neither: As two MIT political scientists determined in a 2013 paper , the inclination to give appears to have virtually no relationship to one's partisan or ideological views. There are distinctions, however, in the kind of giving between the two poles.  First, some context.
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